HAVE A BLAST IN AUGUST!!

 

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     If you’re one of those people who can barely squeeze a yoga or workout session into your busy schedule, then we have the PERFECT series of classes for you! Target specific training areas FAST with our intensive 30 minute BLAST classes!! Last month we introduced Booty Blasting Barre, a 30 minute barre workout focusing on the glutes and thighs.  We liked the idea of these “BLAST” classes so much that we decided to offer you more during the month of August!

STRENGTH FIT BLAST 

(Tuesdays @ 7am)

Conditioning: From core work to strength training to low-impact cardio intervals, these workouts are comprehensive and will give you a physical and mental edge.  You can expect a vigorous, full body workout in 30 minutes!

BASIC YOGA BLAST

(Tuesdays @ 7:45am)

This class is great introduction to yoga, or a perfect opportunity to refine your posture for the more seasoned practitioners.  All in 30 minutes, you will warm, lengthen, and relax!

BOOTY BARRE BLAST

(Wednesdays @ 6:30pm)

A fantastically short session of intense glutes and legs toning using body weight, and the barre to blast that booty!

BOOTCAMP CIRCUIT STATION BLAST

(Saturdays @ 10:30am)

This fast-paced booty shaping blast class consists of a circuit of stations including various free weight exercises, training equipment, and cardio exercises to tone the body by building muscles and burning fat!

HULA HOOPS + CORE BLAST   

 (Saturdays @ 11:15am)

This awesome playful class will burn calories and tighten your core, while teaching you to have a little bit of fun with hoops!  This class integrates core muscles through some yoga stretching, intense core-work, and hula hoop fun!

Try one of our BLAST classes for only $8!!!
($5 for co-op members/FREE for unlimited co-op members)

 

*To reserve your spot please visit our online schedule HERE.

*Classes are subject to change or may be cancelled at any time so please check the online schedule before attending class.

Carlsbad Village Yoga Hosts Musicians During Music Festival

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This past Saturday was the June 21 Carlsbad Music Festival Village Walk.  This free event showcased several adventurous musicians performing at various indoor and outdoor venues in Carlsbad Village.

Carlsbad Village Yoga and Fitness was one of those many venues and was excited to host three wonderful talents:

The PGK Dance Project

OU w/ Amy Denio

Raechal Levin

We kicked off the evening around 6:30 with a potluck style gathering and performers began around 7:00.  There was approximately 200 spectators who came out to support this fantastic free community event!

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For more information about the Carlsbad Village Music Festival, please visit http://carlsbadmusicfestival.org/

VILLAGE SCAVENGER HUNT RECAP

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Thank you to all the participants, local businesses, and event sponsors (City of CarlsbadFrog Quest, Heritage Senior Care Inc, Carlsbad Village Yoga Co-op) for making our Village Scavenger Hunts a success!!

A Crawl Through the Village
May 30th 2014

Twenty-one teams consisting of 102 participants congregated at Hennessey’s Tavern on Friday evening, where distribution of quests and hunt information took place.  The teams were unleashed into the Village for about 2 1/2 hours tasked with completing as many crazy (and very much 21+) photo missions as possible!  Teams interacted with local bars and restaurants to complete over 60 possible quest assignments!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!!
1st Place: Team Hangover
2nd Place: Ladies’ Night Out
3rd Place: Megan’s Team

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A Tour of The Village
May 31st 2014

Thirteen teams consisting of 65 participants met at C3 Headquarters (Carlsbad Village Yoga and Fitness) Saturday afternoon and ran around the Village for roughly 3 hours completing as many wacky photo quests as possible!  Many of the quests encouraged interaction with C3 business partners as well as city improvements such as the new round-about and village bike racks.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!!
1st Place: EB’s Team
2nd Place: Heather’s Team
3rd Place: Motley Crew

 

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Winners received prize packages filled with product and gift certificates from the these wonderful local businesses:

Carlsbad Danish Bakery
Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort
Carlsbad Village Yoga and Fitness
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The Grand Deli
Hennessey’s Tavern
Jayden Presleigh Salon
Knockout Pizza
Ocean Sky Beads
Pelican Cove Inn
Mas Fina Cantina
Senor Grubby’s
SubZero
Viz Ink Art
Water’s Edge Salon & Boutique

Be sure to check out our next Scavenger Hunt during our Carlsbad Dog Days of Summer on August 29, 2014!!

 

C3 Grant Recipients: Boys and Girls Clubs of Carlsbad (Kids Yoga)

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In January 2014 Carlsbad Causes for Community hosted a Fairy Tale Ball Fundraiser.
With such wonderful support and numerous donations during that event, we were able to raise enough money to sponsor C3’s first grant:

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During the last three months (March-May), the Boys and Girls Clubs of Carlsbad rounded up groups of various kids and escorted them to our yoga co-op every Wednesday afternoon for a 60 minute yoga session lead by Raechal Levin.

Children ages 6-12 years of age experienced the benefits of yoga through breathing, stretching and concentration.  Learning basic poses like Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana), Cobra (Bhujangasana), and Warrior I (Virabhadrasana I) encourages confidence in physical and mental self.

Carlsbad Village Yoga Co-op offers kids yoga for all ages: Mommy & Me (6 weeks-2 years), Little Yogis Kids Yoga (Ages 2-6), and Kids Yoga (Ages 6-12).  Please refer to our website www.carlsbadvillageyoga.com for specific class dates and times!

 

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Scavenger Hunts in Carlsbad Village!!

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Carlsbad Village Yoga Co-op is not only a yoga studio offering diverse yoga classes and workshops, but is also community space for wellness, fun, and fitness.

Our love of community eventually grew into Carlsbad Causes for Community, a team of local businesses and Carlsbad residents who collaborate to raise money for various community causes by organizing and implementing events and projects that serve the community. C3 focuses on providing social, athletic, recreational, and wellness services and activities for those who live, work, and play in the city of Carlsbad.

With a grant from the City of Carlsbad, Carlsbad Causes for Community and FrogQuest are partnering up to bring you two fun ways to get to know Carlsbad Village!  Whether you’re a local or a visitor from a neighboring city, these Scavenger Hunts will be an exciting way to explore and learn about the Village!

SavengerHuntLogo_V4The Friday night Scavenger Hunt on May 30, 2014 will be A Crawl through the Village, featuring bars and restaurants, photo quests, and hidden item challenges worth extra points! Participants will meet at Hennessey’s at 6:30pm to get their clues and prizes will be awarded at 9:30pm. This hunt is oriented towards anyone 21+ who likes the nightlife in the Village.

SavengerHuntLogo_V4The Saturday afternoon Scavenger Hunt on May 31, 2014 will be a Tour of the Village and will be an exciting way to learn about newand existing businesses and recent City funded Village improvements. Participants will meet at C3 Headquarters located within the Carlsbad Village Yoga Co-op just south of Hennessey’s at 1:30pm and prizes will be awarded at 5pm. This hunt is open to all ages and will include family and wacky options to make this educational, fun, and also full of optional costumes and hidden gem challenges.

Both Scavenger Hunts will serve to be educational, fun, and even wacky and daring as participants compete to capture interactive photo quests on their smartphones and to find hidden treasures throughout the Village! Costumes are optional in these unique scavenger hunts and include quests such as mummifying a teammate with toilet paper in front of landmarks or involving your entire team in a conga line as you acquaint yourself with the Village. Teams earning the highest total points will win “Visit the Village” gift packages from various Village merchants. First place winners of each hunt will win $500 packages, while 2nd and 3rd place runner-ups will each win $250 packages!

Spaces are limited and pre-registration is required!  $25/person per day to play or $40 for both days!  Kids 10 & under are FREE (not applicable to the Friday event).

Purchase your tickets today at www.CarlsbadCauses.org

Come Play With Us!

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Release Your Inner Child!!

 

As an adult, the daily grind can be cumbersome and stressful, it’s important to take a break from the seriousness and just have FUN!  Sure, yoga is great for stress relief and finding calm in this hectic world, but explore that fun factor and experience YOGA PLAY!

Here are Carlsbad Village Yoga Co-op we decided to elaborate on the “FUN” aspect of adult yoga and take it just a step further!

In May we launched a new program called YOGA PLAY! During this 60 minute class, tap into your inner child as Raechel guides through a fun and light-hearted yoga routine.  Have you ever pretended to be a superhero or played games during your yoga practice?  Well,  here is the perfect opportunity to act silly and laugh at yourself!

Come PLAY with us every Thursday evening at 7:30pm! 
Check out our online schedule at http://www.carlsbadvillageyoga.com

Reachal Levin: YOGA PLAY instructor

Reachal Levin: YOGA PLAY instructor

 

Carlsbad Village Yoga hosts Floating Yogis

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Photo courtesy of Epic Photography and FloatingYogis.com

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Carlsbad Village Yoga is pleased to announce that the Floating Yogis will be utilizing the studio for specific segments of their SUP Teacher Training March 14-16 2014!!

When you sign up for the certification course, you will receive…

1. 25 hours CEU with Yoga Alliance
2. WPA guidelines for water safety & paddling techniques
3. Plenty of practice teaching on the water
4. Tools to create a business plan
5. Manual – which includes sequencing, business help, water safety & more
6. Ideas on how to both modify & challenge different poses
7. Lots of time on the water dealing with real situations
8. Swag Bag

If you are interested in enhancing your SUP Yoga practice, contact the Floating Yogis at supyoga@floatingyogis.com to see if space is still available!

You can also find information on their website

http://floatingyogis.com/teacher-training.html

or their facebook event page

https://www.facebook.com/events/660842137313377/

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OPERATION: Ladies’ Yoga Night Out

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Carlsbad Village Yoga and Fitness exists because of the wonderful people and businesses within the local community.  We enjoy providing a space for the community to get fit, have fun, and make new friends!  With our new monthly program, OPERATION: Ladies’ Yoga Night Out, we hope to grow our community to include the wives and girlfriends of active duty military personnel.  This event will be offered one Saturday a month beginning March 8th at 6:30pm-8:30pm.  For just $10 per person, guests can enjoy a 60 minute all-level yoga flow followed by a wine & potluck social hour.  We hope this event will provide an evening of relaxation and fun!

If you’d like to try some of our other amazing yoga and fitness classes or join our co-op, we also offer a special discount for active duty military and their families.

  • Unlimited Yoga Co-op Membership (w/ three month auto-pay) ONLY $95/month!
  • Limited Yoga Co-op Membership (w/ three month auto-pay) ONLY $15/month & $10/class.
  • Drop-in Class $12

Partner Yoga: Strengthen Body and Connectivity to Others

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Some people view yoga as a solitary practice.  Certainly, an individual yoga session serves as an wonderful opportunity to look inward and find balance and peace.  However, for those searching for more connectivity to others, there is PARTER YOGA!!

Parter Yoga can be performed with a friend, a lover, a spouse, a sibling, even fellow yoga classmate. There are many poses that can facilitate your emotional bond and physical awareness.  Your partner practice can be as simple or as complex as you and your partner wish to go.  Some prefer to utilize the extra person to go deeper into a pose like child’s pose or downward-facing dog.  While others test their strength, balance, and trust with more complex acrobatics-style poses.

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If you are interested in expanding your yoga practice and connecting with your partner or other yogis, join us this Saturday, February 8 2:00pm-5:00pm for our monthly Partner Yoga Workshop with Amanda Manfredi!  

No partner is required to participate!  However, if you wish to bring a friend, a spouse, a boyfriend or girlfriend then this will be a great relationship building exercise!

$40 per person OR $70 per pair  ($30 per co-op member)

Visit our website www.carlsbadvillageyoga.com for more information or to register!!

Yoga Outreach Programs: Bringing Yoga to the Community

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Carlsbad Village Yoga and Fitness is a co-op yoga studio that embraces the concept of community in more ways than one.  We believe that the studio should not only house opportunities to practice yoga, but also provide a gathering space for the community to interact and participate. We especially love incorporating opportunities for children to learn, understand, and practice yoga.

As an extension of our kids and family yoga classes, we have initiated several outreach programs and partnered with various community youth groups and schools to further encourage children to discover the benefits of yoga.

For our first initiative we have teamed with Jefferson Elementary School and their MOTION Scholarship Program.  MOTION is a holistic approach to improving fitness, focus and behavior.  Each day starts with students engaging in fitness based activities which elevate heart rate, fitness levels, increase strength, and produce positive reactions in the brain that allow for them to be more calm and therefore more productive in the academic setting.  We have provided the school with special gift certificates for one month FREE kids yoga classes to be given monthly to three outstanding students that exhibit exceptional fitness behaviors.

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Our second partnership is with the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation‘s Kids Klub.  The Foundation serves as an advocate for the Lagoon and strives to preserve its natural healthy ecosystem and habitat including wildlife and marine life, while at the same time balancing the need for public access, trails and recreational opportunities.  Their Kids Klub (ages 4-12) gives children access to a variety of educational programs and activities.  We have offered special gift certificates for two kids and/or family yoga classes for the price of one to be distributed during the Foundation’s Kid Klub events or meetings.

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Our third outreach endeavor is to hopefully inspire the teenagers in our community to come experience the benefits of yoga.  High school is undeniably a stressful time in most young people’s lives.  Battling the physical and social elements of their daily routines can leave teenagers feeling stressed, exhausted, and overwhelmed  Our goal is to provide a more productive way to manage stress by offering high school students a discount of $10 per class with a valid student ID.

Finally, with our Yoga Angel Program we have empowered members of the community to sponsor monthly classes for a child who would like to learn yoga but does not have the means to do so.  If you are interested in becoming an Yoga Angel, please contact Deb Ferraro at Deb@acewellnessnow.com.

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If you would like more information about any of these programs, please visit our website www.carlsbadvillageyoga.com or email Deb Ferraro at Deb@acewellnessnow.com.