Embrace your inner goddess

bellydance

Want to tone your core but not interested in Pilates? Belly Dancing may just be the answer! Discover the power of this ancient art form and connect with your inner goddess in our 8-week belly dancing course. Belly Dancing strengthens and tones the whole body, with a unique focus on the core, trunk and pelvic muscles, and it is excellent for increasing flexibility, joint strength and muscle density.

Classes are led by Megan Burnett, who has been performing belly dance across the US for the past 15 years (and she also teaches Rise and Flow Yoga on Thursday mornings).

The next Belly dancing course begins on Thursday January 3rd at 7:30 pm. Classes are ongoing with new students accepted every 8-10 weeks. For more information and to register, go to www.bluefiredance.com

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Keeping your new year’s resolution

If you are one of the many people out there who have resolved to get fit in the new year, why not let us help?

It’s not too late to register for the Carlsbad Village Yoga and Fitness “Get Fit Challenge”. For $199 you get access to unlimited get fit classes for the month of January or February. The challenge involves attending at least 5 get fit classes per week, which include yoga flow, yoga sculpt, Pilates yoga and boot camp. And to help you keep your resolution, should you be successful in the challenge, you will get 5 free get fit classes and receive $20 off packages for 3 months to help you stay fit and make sure you don’t break your resolution.

For information about class times, please see the online schedule. Challenge classes are marked at ‘Get Fit’.

Starry starry night

5_thumb_toastLooking for something to do on the evening on the new year? Wise Yoga, Yoga Flow and Barre – Ballet Ball classes are cancelled, but don’t fret – we’re hosting a FREE starry night yoga class, followed by a New Years toast.

The class will begin at 7.30 pm. We ask anyone attending the class to bring along a bottle of champagne, wine and/or snacks to share with everyone. We will toast the start of 2013 at 9 pm, when the new year first hits the United States on the east coast, which will also allow time for anyone who is keen to go out afterwards to do so.

And don’t forget, Friday December 28 is our Fun Friday Meditation Yoga, followed by a detox veggie protein shake and chair massages. The class starts at 7.30 pm, and is $20 for package holders and $30 for drop-in. Please remember to bring tips.

Wine for the winter solstice

Friday December 21 is not only the winter solstice – the shortest day of the year – but also the end of the Mayan calendar. So why not witch creek winerycome out and celebrate the official start of winter (and perhaps the end of the world!) at Carlsbad Village Yoga and Fitness?

This week’s fun Friday event involves a relaxing candlelight yoga class, followed by a wine tasting from Witch Creek Winery. Snacks and chocolate will also be provided. The class starts at 7:30 pm and is $20 for package holders, or $30 drop-in. And please remember to bring tips!

Holiday schedule

Christmas is almost upon us, and with the holiday season drawing ever-so-closer, the following classes will run over Christmas and New Years:

      • Saturday December 22: Little Lotus, Young Yogis and Mommy & Me Crawlers
      • Sunday December 23: All classes are cancelled
      • Christmas Eve: All classes are cancelled
      • Christmas Day: All classes are cancelled
      • Wednesday December 26: Barre – Ballet Ball and Yin Floor Yoga
      • Friday December 28: Basic Boot Camp, Mommy & Me Walkers, and our Fun Friday meditation yoga and massage detox
      • Monday December 31: Basic Weights and Yoga Stretch and Free Starry Night Yoga and Champagne (more information below)

Tuesday January 1: Mommy & Me Walkers, Little Lotus, Young Yogis, and Boot Camp.

Carlsbad Village Yoga and Fitness will be holding a free Starry Night Yoga class on New Year’s Eve. The class will start at 7:30 pm and we ask those participating to bring a bottle of champagne and/or snacks to help ring in the new year. We will be doing a New Year’s toast at 9 pm, when 2013 first finds its way to the USA on the east coast.

For more information, please see the online schedule.

Free yoga Friday

Free yoga Friday

18 yogis participated in Friday’s free gentle yoga class, followed by a community potluck.

Free yoga is held every second Friday of the month, followed by a potluck dinner. The next Free Friday class will be on January 11.

Next Friday’s event: yoga flow followed by a wine tasting from Witch Creek Winery!

Get fit in 2013

Want to start the new year off on the right foot? Looking to get fit and feel great? Then join the Carlsbad Village Yoga and Fitness “Get Fit Challenge”!Get fit challenge

For $199, challengers can attend up to 13 classes per week, including yoga flow, yoga sculpt, Pilates yoga and boot camp. The challenge? Attend at least five classes per week in January or February. Should you succeed with the challenge, you will get 5 free get fit classes and receive $20 off packages for 3 months to help you stay fit and be on your way to meeting your fitness goals.

Please note that those in the challenge can also participate in yin yoga, however this does not count towards the five classes per week challenge, as yin is an inactive class.

Classes are limited to those offered by Deb Ferraro and are marked as ‘Get Fit’ on the schedule. For more information about class times, please see our online schedule.

To the beat of the (West African) drum

photoThis past Sunday saw the start of West African Drum classes at the studio. Five kids participated in the class, which focuses on basic beats and drumming techniques on the Djembe drum.

The classes are led by Adama Diop, who began performing when he was 7-years-old in his native Senegal, and who has been performing and teaching in California since 1999.

Kids classes (ages 8+) will be held every Sunday at 3 pm, and adult classes will begin this Sunday December 16 at 4:30 pm. And congrats to Adama and his wife who just had a baby last week!

Give the gift of yoga

photoStill looking for the perfect holiday gift? Why not give the gift of yoga, and introduce a friend or family member to Carlsbad Village Yoga and Fitness. With the purchase of a 10 pack of classes, you will receive $20 off either a ten pack of classes, or $20 off the Get Fit Challenge, to give to new clients. And make sure to mention to whoever is receiving the gift that classes include yoga, sculpt, boot camp, barre – ballet ball, and any parent-children yoga classes!