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!
Mark your calendars for May 29th!
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!
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.
Purchase your tickets at www.CarlsbadCauses.org.
We look forward to catching you soon.
FREE Yoga Grant for Kids
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:
Yoga Funded By Grants
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!
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!
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.
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!
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
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.
Hundreds 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.
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!
Carlsbad Village Yoga and Fitness recently collaborated with Veridian Acupuncture to create a new series: Community Acupuncture + Yoga. This unique hybrid class offers students relaxation for 30 minutes of gentle yoga with Elaine of Body & Soul Nourishment followed by 30 minutes of site-specific acupuncture therapy with Patricia Boultee-Wingo (L.A.c. and CEO/President of Veridian Acupuncture). Each student will have the opportunity to discuss any specific ailments with Patricia prior to class, giving a personalized treatment session and experience.
Community Acupuncture + Yoga is offered every 1st and 3rd Friday at 4:30pm.
Visit our website www.carlsbadvillageyoga.com to reserve your spot via our online schedule!
We are equally excited about our new partnership with Laura Crawford of L’Aura Massage, offering spectacular massages at spectacular prices!! Laura has outstanding knowledge of muscle origin and insertion and offers a wide variety of services: deep tissue and myofacial release , reflexology, lymph drainage, maternity, geriatric, sports, hot stones and essential oils.
• SEPTEMBER MASSAGE SPECIAL •
ONLY $55 1 hour massage ($45 1 Hour for Co-op Members!)
We have various days and times available for massage. Visit our online schedule to book your appointment today!!
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.
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
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!
For more information about the Carlsbad Village Music Festival, please visit http://carlsbadmusicfestival.org/