Check out my interview with Bloom Retreat founder Michelle Long!

I met Michelle Long while we were doing Marie Forleo’s BSchool this past Spring.  This summer I had the privilege of interviewing this inspiring Mamapreneur and founder of Bloom Retreat in Walnut Creek, CA.  Bloom is a beautiful space specifically for Moms, featuring a yoga studio and spa, where they can go to nurture themselves.

Michelle is a passionate self-care advocate, longtime yoga teacher and she holds a Master’s in Holistic Health and Education.

In this interview, we discuss the seeds of her initial vision, the stark reality that sparked her inspiration, and the journey she took to bring it to a full tangible reality.

I am so inspired by her tenacity, perseverance, and patience in developing Bloom Retreat, which caters so well to the physical, mental, and social needs of mamas in the Bay Area.

Long and I agree: “When we’re taking care of ourselves, that’s when our businesses truly thrive!”

Click below to watch this inspiring and uplifting interview!






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