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.

Yoga: Not Just for Adults!

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What’s your daily schedule look like during the week??  Wake-up, breakfast, get the kids to school, work, pick up kids from school, take kids to ballet or soccer practice, home, dinner, laundry, bed….the daily grind is an exhausting one.  Not to mention, we probably have our iPhones glued to our palms 70% of the day. In this hi-tech world, we rely heavily on our portable electronic devices to provide us entertainment, information, and schedule our overly-full days.

Practicing yoga not only helps adults cope with the daily stressors of our hectic lives, but can also be extremely beneficial for children.  Yoga at an early age is valuable to both physical and mental development in children.  It enhances flexibility, strength, and coordination as well as assists concentration and provides a sense of calm in this busy world we live in.  It is important to provide children with the necessary tools to be comfortable with silence and stillness, manage stress, and to appreciate our connection to the natural world.

If you are not sure how to introduce your kids to yoga, we have many opportunities to help you guide you and your children.

First, if you are new to yoga and are expecting, we offer a couple Gentle yoga classes (prenatal approved) as well as slow Restorative/Yin classes:

  • Saturdays 10:45am-11:45am: Gentle Yoga/Prenatal Approved 
  • Thursdays 4:30pm-5:30pm: Gentle Hatha Yoga
  • Tuesdays:  7:30pm-8:30pm:  Candlelight Restorative Yoga
  • Wednesdays: 7:30pm-8:30pm:  Yinki Yoga (Yin + Reiki Energy Healing + Crystal Sound Bowls)
  • Fridays 6:00pm-7:00pm:  Restorative/Yin Yoga

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If you are a novice or a seasoned yogi and have children but would like to practice together we have just the right class for you!

  • Sundays 9:15am-10:15am:  Family Yoga

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Perhaps you have toddlers, preschoolers, or even kindergartners who might find some interest in learning about how much fun yoga can be…

  • Tuesdays 3:30pm-4:30pm:  Rainbow Kids Yoga (ages 2-6)

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And if you have older children we offer the perfect class:

  • Wednesdays 3:30pm-4:30pm:  Kids Yoga (ages 6-12)

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So if you’re starting a family or already have children, be sure to incorporate yoga into your daily lives!  A family that yoga together, stay together!  Namaste!

*Class dates and times can change at any time, so please refer to our online schedule http://ow.ly/sL21U*

*For class description, instructor information and pricing please visit our website www.carlsbadvillageyoga.com*

FREE Yoga and On-Going Deals at Carlsbad Village Yoga and Fitness!!

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If you have always wanted to try a yoga class, now is a great time to join us at Carlsbad Village Yoga and Fitness!

We have a couple of ways to enjoy yoga practice for FREE as well as some on-going deals!!

The first is our FREE ‘Taste’ of Yoga + Community Potluck on the second Friday of every month.  A slight variation from previous months, the new format is sure to please!  Three of our wonderful co-op instructors teach seamless segments of different styles of yoga, giving you a ‘taste’ of yoga styles.  Bring a dish for the potluck so you can enjoy some yummy refreshments after class.  It’s fantastic way to meet different instructors at our co-op as well as engage with fellow community members.

Another way to receive a FREE yoga class is to come on down to the studio on YOUR BIRTHDAY!!  That’s right! Happy Birthday to YOU…a FREE yoga class on us!!

One of the best deals at our co-op is the Unlimited Co-op Membership!  This package includes unlimited classes PLUS discounts on workshops, massages, special events, fun fridays, and merchandise all for the low price of $99 per month (with a 3 month auto-pay commitment).   If the unlimited package isn’t for you, we offer the Basic Co-op Membership.  This package includes $10 classes PLUS the same co-op benefits/discounts as mentioned before all for $19 per month (with a 3 month auto-pay commitment).  Co-op Member Benefits include the following:

  • $5 off all $10 Fun Friday Events
  • FREE Cupping with Massage (Joy of Om)
  • $5 off New & Full Moon Angel Healing Circles
  • $10 off Partner Workshops
  • $5 off C3 Events
  • $10 off Stand-up Paddleboard Yoga (Floating Yogis)
  • 6.5% off all retail merchandise

Here are some additional ways to save money per class:

  • Drop-in Kids and Family Classes: Kids (18 and under) are only $10 (first 2, then $5 each person thereafter)
  • 4 PACK CLASSES (expires 1 month) = $59 (that’s only $14.75 per class!!)
  • 8 PACK CLASSES (expires 1 month)= $104 (that’s only $13 per class!!)
  • FAMILY SHARE 10 PACK (expires 1 month)= $135 (that’s only $13.50 per class!!)
  • One Month Unlimited= $139

Don’t forget, we also offer military discount pricing as well (offer extended to active duty military personnel and spouses with valid military ID)

  • DROP-IN only $12 per class
  • UNLIMITED CO-OP MEMBERSHIP only $95 per month (with 3 month auto-pay commitment)
  • BASIC CO-OP MEMBERSHIP only $15 per month (with 3 month auto-pay commitment)

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For class descriptions, additional pricing and general co-op information please visit our website at http://www.carlsbadvillageyoga.com

FIT CHALLENGE 2014: Get Fit Inside and Out!

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Whenever a year ends and another one begins, it’s an opportunity to realign yourself and set new goals for the upcoming year.  One of the number one New Year’s resolutions is to live a healthier lifestyle.  Now, whether your intention is to workout more or eat healthier or even to meditate once a week, let us help you achieve whatever health and fitness goals you’re reaching for!  We invite you to get fit inside and out!!

Here’s how to participate:

  1. Follow us on Facebook (Carlsbad Village Yoga and Fitness) and Twitter (@Carlsbadyoga) If you’d like to motivate and inspire others, feel free to post your daily or weekly Fit Challenge updates on our Facebook page or Twitter feed (be sure to use the tag #CVYFitChallenge)
  2. Register in person at the studio or via email deb@acewellnessnow.com.  The fee to join is $25 (or $20 for co-op members).  You will receive a FREE Carlsbad Yoga and Fitness tank or t-shirt for signing up to participate.
  3.  Set your GOAL!  This could be to take one extra class per week, reduce your daily sugar intake, increase your vegetable consumption, or begin mediating once a week.  You decide where YOU need growth.
  4.  You may begin challenge any time in January, but be prepared to stick with it for 3 MONTHS!  You can do it!! We can help you track your progress online or at the studio.
  5. As a participant you are eligible to enter a drawing to win your choice of a travel yoga mat, massage, toesox sandals, socks or gloves.  Drawing will be held on May 1, 2014.

We hope we can help you be the best you can be this 2014!!

The Benefits of Yoga

ImageMost people know that yoga increases balance and flexibility. But there are plenty of other benefits to practicing yoga on a regular basis.

Some of the major benefits of yoga include:

  • helping reduce anxiety, increase body awareness and even speed the release of hormones that cause arousal. All of that translates to a boost in libido.
  • Mental endurance and physical stamina are tested through holding postures for extended breaths.
  • Arm and shoulder strength is multiplied as you use your own body weight for resistance.
  • Lats and other back muscles begin to support the spine better than before.
  • Abdominals and obliques are refined and sharpened through building core muscles.
  • Poor and average posture begins to correct itself over time.
  • Hip flexors are stretched and rebuilt.
  • Glutes, quads, hamstrings, and calves are tightened and lengthened where they need to be.

Yoga can also help people suffering from insomnia, reduces stress, and creates a better sense of well-being.

If you’d like to experience some of the benefits of yoga, join us on Friday July 12 (tomorrow!) for a FREE yoga class a community potluck. Our free classes and potlucks are held every second Friday of the month; future free classes will be on Friday August 9, and Friday September 13. Hope to see you there!

Stretch, Walk, Hunt, Win!

Small-CARLSBAD-CausesCarlsbad Village Yoga and Fitness, Causes for Community Carlsbad (C3), and a whole host of local Carlsbad businesses would like to invite you to the first ever Earth Day Scavenger Hunt.

The Scavenger Hunt, which will take place on Sunday April 21 after the MS Walk at Legoland, has over $5,000 in prizes to give away. All proceeds from the hunt will go towards Team Carlsbad’s goal of raising $10,000 for the MS Society.

The Scavenger Hunt is FREE for those participating in the MS Walk (to join Team Carlsbad, or to donate, please go here), or $10 for those who cannot walk in the morning but would like to participate in the hunt. Clue cards can either be picked up at the Team Carlsbad tent at Legoland for walkers, or at the Carlsbad Village Theater on State St at 11 am on Sunday morning.

The MS Walk starts at 7:00 am and Carlsbad Village Yoga and Fitness will lead a short yoga stretch prior to the walk.

Come out and join in the fun, and help us create a world free of MS!

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Build an appetite, quench your thirst

runnersWant to start running but not sure how to begin?
Starting on Thursday March 7, Carlsbad Village Yoga & Fitness is starting “Thirsty Thursdays” jog club. The club is open to all levels and all paces, and is free to join.
Joggers will meet at the studio at 7 pm for a yoga stretch, followed by a 3-mile run along the seawall.
Afterwards, all runners will be invited to come along to our community partners for drink specials and something to eat. Every 1st and 3rd (and sometimes 5th) Thursday we will head to Mas Fina Cantina for $3.50 skinny margaritas and 2 for $3 grilled fish or shrimp tacos.

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday drinks and dinner will be at Hennessey’s, where they have half price martinis and discounts on salads and no-carb burgers for joggers (TBD).For more information, contact Deb at (760) 893-9251.