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Calling All North County Mommies!

In honor of the new addition to the Carlsbad Village Yoga Co-op family, we are starting a new Me & Mommy Program that will consist of two parts: one SOCIAL and one FIT!
Even if you are a first time mommy or a mom of multiple children, this new program will be a great way to social you and your kids, swap kids gear and clothing, as well as drop those preggo pounds and stay in shape!

On Sunday, December 4th 12-1:15pm, we are launching our first monthly Me & Mommy Social.  Learn about and win free passes to our Me & Mommy FIT classes starting in 2017!
Me & Mommy FIT classes (yoga, booty and core workouts) will begin on Tuesdays at 4:30 starting in January!  Enjoy potluck style brunch (don’t forget to bring your favorite dish to share) while socializing yourself and your little ones!  Also use this time to swap out any kid’s toys or clothing that you are no longer using.

We invite you to join us for FREE during this first session on Sunday and for only $5 every month thereafter (to help cover space & champagne).
Join our Co-op for only $19/month and come to  Me & Mommy Social every month for Free and also enjoy discounts on yoga & healing classes, massages, and other special workshops & events!  For more information on how to become a co-op member, please click here.

For more information or to RSVP please click here.

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Halloween in the Village!!

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C3, Carlsbad Causes for Community, is holding its annual Halloween In The Village Saturday, October 29 at C3 headquarters, Carlsbad Village Yoga Co-op. This fun-filled event begins at 2:00 pm at the Carlsbad Village Yoga Co-op and continues with trick-or-treating throughout The Carlsbad Village until 6:00 pm. It is a free community event for families and kids of all ages.

Halloween In The Village kicks off with the C3 Fun Zone where guests will be greeted with live music by The Elements, a teenage rock band, and enjoy a jump house, face painting, hula-hoops, and cotton candy. Guests will be given a trick-or-treat bag and a map that highlights all of the generous merchants that will be giving out treats.

To add to the festivities, there will be a costume contest for the cutest, funniest and scariest costume. Trick-or-treaters should check-in at 2:15 pm to enter the contest, and winners will be selected at 3:00 pm.

“We are so proud to be hosting the fourth annual Halloween In The Village!,” said Deb Ferraro, C3 Founder. “It’s really wonderful how many businesses in The Carlsbad Village unite as a community to help our community!”

The event is made possible in large part by the kindness of the sponsors: presenting sponsor, Homelife Village Realtors, and community sponsors: Brubaker and Associates, Carlsbad Village Yoga Co-op, and Carlsbad Counseling Center.

Once a city-funded event, Halloween In The Village is now led by C3, a non-profit consisting of local businesses, non-profits and Carlsbad residents who collaborate to raise money for various community causes by putting on programs and events around The Carlsbad Village.

Next month, C3 will host its C3 Village-wide Food Drive to benefit Got Your Back San Diego. C3 will be collecting peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, cans of tuna, and other easy to prepare items for hungry kids in North County.

For more information on Halloween In The Village, visit carlsbadcauses.org, or contact Deb Ferraro at carlsbadcauses@gmail.com or (760) 893-9251. C3 is located at 2801-B Roosevelt Street, Carlsbad, CA, inside the Carlsbad Village Yoga Co-op.

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‘Tis the Season for Giving

It has been a successful holiday season of giving for Carlsbad Causes for Community thanks to this amazing community!
It is such a delightful experience to witness all the LOVE this wonderful City of Carlsbad shares!

In November we hosted our annual Village Community Food Drive. It was coordinated THANKS to the collaborative community efforts of the following:
28 C3 business partners (placed bins at their locations to collect food and toiletries)
The Boys & Girls Clubs (arranged for the Armory Club to help)
The Armory Club consisting of Carlsbad High School volunteers (labeled the bins with maps and items being collected)
Karlsbad Realty (sponsored the printing and design of maps)
YOU (donated food items and toiletries for our community)
7U Carlsbad Stingers competitive youth baseball team and their families (collected the bins from the 28 businesses)
The Sand Gnats Carlsbad Youth Baseball Team and their families (delivered the contents of the bins to Got Your Back San Diego)
Got Your Back San Diego helps to fight childhood hunger and distributed the food collected to homeless and hungry children.
InterFaith Community Services empowers people in need and delivered the toiletries collected to help improve lives.

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Additionally, we had the honor of granting $500 to the Women’s Resource Center of Oceanside for their Spirit of Giving Holiday Event which benefited more than 100 families and 300 kids by enabling a holiday dinner and gifts for the kids!
The Woman’s Resource Center helps people in North County heal by providing services to those involved in domestic violence or sexual abuse.  For more information on this wonderful organization click HERE.

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TOGETHER WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE! 

THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART OF OUR COMMUNITY!!

Come Celebrate THREE Years with Us!!

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A note from Deb (founder/owner if Carlsbad Village Yoga Co-op):

Three years ago, I signed a lease for what is now our amazing co-op. I knew less than 20 people in Carlsbad. Most were either yoga teachers or students and the rest were neighbors or my landlords. I had no money for marketing and used to drag a big homemade cardboard YOGA sign onto the Roosevelt Street sidewalk in hopes that people would find us. My plan was to work hard and to move into the studio space if the money from refinancing my house in Denver ran out. That’s not a plan. And thankfully that didn’t happen.

What did happen was MAGIC! Well sort of… Dreams, hope, faith, hard work, persistence, that of course happened (and still does)… But YOU HAPPENED!! And that’s the MAGIC part! A whole entire COMMUNITY evolved out of an EMPTY space. A community full of LOVE surfaced and has been GROWING and GLOWING under a now big lit up orange YOGA sign!

So let’s UNITE because we have a LOT to CELEBRATE! As the studio turns 3 and as I turn 39, I reflect on all the growth of not only the studio, but of all the individuals that make up our community. The friendships that have evolved, the tears that have dropped, the fears that have been overcome, and all the personal growth and breakthroughs that have happened to so many of us on so many levels.

THANK YOU for being part of this AMAZING JOURNEY!
We’ve come a long way, baby! And I’m SO GRATEFUL to be on this journey with YOU!

Join Deb and the rest of the wonderful people that make this space a warm and friendly environment on September 19th, 2015 7:30pm to celebrate another year!

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Scavenger Hunt in the Village!

Mark your calendars for May 29th! 

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Carlsbad Causes for Community (C3) and FrogQuest are bringing wacky photo-based Scavenger Hunt fun to the Village again!

Carlsbad natives and visitors from towns near and far are welcome to join in!  These Scavenger Hunts are interactive events for family and friends to have fun together, as well as an opportunity to make new friends with other members of the community!  Have your smart phones charged up and the cameras ready. You will be visiting lots of the local businesses in the village and taking photos of the new Village and of all the crazy quests your team will be performing!

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There will be two scavenger hunts.  The first one is for all ages and starts at 6 pm.  The second hunt is for adults 21+ years only and starts at 7:30pm. We’re keeping the first one clean and family friendly, but the second hunt may involve adult libations, salutations, and Village treasures! Anything is possible, and no matter if you are an early bird or a night owl, friendly fun is guaranteed for all who dare to join us!

Teams are forming fast, so don’t miss out on the fun and your chance to win the top prize – a $500 Visit the Village gift package for each hunt! Second and third place winners for each hunt will win $250 gift packages.

Thank you to our C3 partners who are donating this year which include:

Register now and form your own team, or join as a solo hunter and be paired up with a team of instant friends! Teams are between four to six people; although costumes are optional, why not make it more fun? You can check in as early as 5:30 pm on May 29th, for either hunt.

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Purchase your tickets at www.CarlsbadCauses.org.

Happy hunting!

We look forward to catching you soon.

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Exciting News for the Kids of Carlsbad!

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Exciting news for the kids of Carlsbad who belong to The Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad!

They get to do yoga for free for three more months, thanks to being awarded their fourth grant to fund the program.

Carlsbad Causes for Community (C3) will be celebrating granting The Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad another round of free kid’s yoga during a photo award ceremony on April 28th at 4:30pm at the C3 Headquarters in Carlsbad Village.

During the photo award ceremony the following organizations and people will be joining us to show their support:

They will all be there to award the grant plaque and take a community photo to document that a few caring individuals can make a difference when they take a stand and create community at the grassroots level.

Sponsors of The Free Yoga Grant for Kids

This is exciting news for kid’s ages 6-12 years old who are enjoying the benefits of doing yoga. They will get to continue their journey as Carlsbad’s next generation of yogis from March through June 2015 for free, thanks to the following organizations who have come together to fund the grant:

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In addition to granting programs such as free yoga to kids, C3 also provides chair yoga to seniors 55+ and organizes holiday food drives to support local non-profits who are helping people in need.

Community Events in the Village

C3 also coordinates Village events to empower the community of Carlsbad to get out there and celebrate life together. The next village event is our May 29th Scavenger Hunt.  Then C3 and The Boys & Girls Clubs Village Branch will be hosting the ghosting during the Halloween Holiday in the village. Stay tuned for more details.

Get More Information

For more information on C3 events and programs, please visit www.CarlsbadCauses.org. For more information on how your kid can join our kids free yoga classes, please contact the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad!

 

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Spring Cleaning Clothing Swap April 12th!

Thanks to all the winter rain, flowers are splashing color across the hills and valleys as winter goes dormant for another year. Spring has sprung and it’s the season for celebrating new life!

It’s time to make room for the new and let go of the old with some spring cleaning of your closets. For some of you that may seem like as much fun as throwing yourself in front of a train. But wait! At Carlsbad Village Yoga Co-Op we’ve made spring cleaning a cause for celebration with our bi-annual clothing swap!

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Who knew spring cleaning could be so fun and social. And it’s free! Bring a snack if you care to and come swap something old for something new. So get in there and clean out your closets and join us. This is a great opportunity to recycle that old sweater or pass along those old pair of jeans to someone who would love to have them.

Our bi-annual clothing swap on April 12, 2015 from 3-6 pm is for kids and adults who want to honor the environment and their wallets by trading something old for something new. This is a chance to have some fun saving money, the planet, and time, shopping for new clothes, while making new friends at our community spring cleaning clothing swap. And, did we mention that it is free. Let’s make it a party and bring some noshes to nibble on too. We look forward to seeing all the treasures you have to share and spare. Who knows, we may even have something you can’t live without too.

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Come celebrate spring at our fun and friendly community clothing swap on Sunday April 12th from 3-6 pm. While you’re there you can learn about all our yoga classes and fun community events too. We look forward to celebrating spring with you!

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Try us for FREE in January!

FREEJan_website It’s a new year! Come see what’s happening at the village co-op!!
We invite you to try us for FREE during the month of January!  That’s right,  we are offering one week FREE to new students or current members who have been inactive within the last 2 months!  This is the perfect opportunity to discover which class or classes are just right for you!
Our diverse co-op staff teaches a wide variety of classes daily: All-Level Yoga Flow, Yoga Sculpt, Ashtanga Lite, Vinyasa Flow, Restorative Yoga, Aroma Gentle Yoga, Sound Healing, Kids Yoga (ages 3-6 & 6-12), Zumba, Pilates, and more!  Please see our online schedule here

This offer does not include Massage, Facials, Acupuncture, Energy & Sound Angel Circles, Acro Yoga Workshop, or Fun Friday Events.  To learn more about our great deals on these other services and events, please visit our website www.carlsbadvillageyoga.com!

Enjoy your free week? Become a co-op member for only $19/month!! For more information click here

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Reach Out for Thanks

 

Carlsbad Causes for Community (C3) is excited to announce a pilot program called Reach out for THANKS which offers FREE CHAIR YOGA for the month of January on Wednesdays at 1:30 pm and Saturdays at 1:30 pm to be held at the Carlsbad Village Yoga Co-op in downtown Carlsbad.  This program was inspired by an event called Friends Helping Friends which was grant-funded by the Carlsbad Charitable Foundation and involved non-profits collaborating with Kids for Peace to perform service projects for the community.  The Reach Out for THANKS service project involves a collaboration of Kids for Peace, C3, and Meals on Wheels.

Chair-YogaHundreds of ‘Gratitude Bookmarks’ offering this gratitude gift of yoga were colored and laminated by the kids and then distributed to the hundreds of senior volunteers who deliver food for Meals on Wheels.  C3 is a 501 c3 non-profit that collaborates as a community to implement programs and events for the community.  The Reach Out for THANKS program is open to not only senior volunteers for Meals on Wheels, but to anyone who would benefit from a little stretching and reaching out to experience come community love.  If this pilot program serves to be successful and utilized by the elderly population of Carlsbad, then C3 will seek donations to enable the continued existence of Reach Out for THANKS.  C3 is holding a Winter Formal Ball and Live Auction fundraiser on January 30, 2015 to raise money for another program that funds free yoga to the Boys & Girls Club, Village Branch to kids ages 6 through 13 and teens.  For more information or to make a donation to C3, visit www.CarlsbadCauses.org.

 

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Saturday Night Live Music + Yoga + Food

SNL_nov   We are so excited to offer you such a wonderful event that will nurture your mind and body and soul.

This Saturday Night Live Yoga event will  blend light-hearted fun flow practice, soothing live piano music, and nutritious vegan food.

Raechal Levin of Rechaka Yoga is a Certified Yoga Teacher through Anahata Yoga and leads yoga classes that are both challenging and fun.  She is also a talented musician and artist, specializing in handmade yogi wear (Rechaka Asana Wear; RAW)

Dave Kemp of DTO Music composes, performs and teaches piano and electronic music for yoga, weddings, and inspirational events to heal and awaken.

Elaine Bryan of Body & Soul Nourishment is a registered Yoga Teacher, a Reiki master and is certified in Clinical Herbalism and Nutrition/Energy Work.  She believes in holistic living inside and out.  Practicing yoga, reiki, and eating nutritious food helps nourish the mind, body, and soul.

Join Raechal, DTO, and Elaine for this holistic evening of Yoga, Music, and delicious healthy food!

Reserve your spot HERE!