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.

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.

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.

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!

OPERATION: Ladies’ Yoga Night Out

OPERATIONladiesyogaWE LOVE OUR COMMUNITY!  

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

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.

All things new

It’s a new year, and what better way to start the new year than by introducing new classes, new partners, new memberships and new workshops?

zumba-logoZUMBA fitness and, Hatha yoga, yoga therapy classes will begin in February. ZUMBA combines Latin dance moves in a fun, aerobic focused workout. Classes will be on Sunday evenings at 6 pm.

Shazia Gogia, who recently started teaching yin and yang classes on Saturday morning, will also be leading Hatha yoga and yoga therapy classes. Hatha yoga combines breathing, meditation and postures with the use of props and walls. Open to all levels, Hatha yoga classes will be held Mondays at 6 pm. Yoga therapy is perfect for those who want to do yoga but have felt inhibited by injury or pain. Taught in a safe and nurturing environment, this class addresses common issues like lower back pain, tight hips, sciatica, shoulder pain, stiffness in body, knee issues etc. Yoga therapy will be held on Tuesdays at 10 am.

Have you ever wanted to learn to bead and make your own beautiful jewelry? The first workshop of February will take place on Sunday February 3rd at 12 pm. Join us for a beading class across the street at Ocean Sky Beads! The workshop is $30, and we’ll be meeting at the yoga studio to enjoy a Veggie Protein Shake before heading across the Latitude-33-Brewing-Logostreet.

And don’t forget the first Fun Friday event of February will be a black light yoga flow class followed by sangria and snacks from the Danish Bakery, as well as a craft beer tasting from our new partner Latitude 33. The event is on Friday February 1st, and starts at 7.30 pm.

Finally, unlimited memberships are now available at the studio! We hope to see you there soon!

The power of raw

iStock_000009999916SmallEating raw food isn’t just the latest health trend; a raw food diet is not just good for you – it’s also good science! Science proves that cooking not only destroys nutrition and enzymes but chemically changes foods from the substances needed for health into acid-forming toxins, free-radicals and poisons that destroy our health.

So with this in mind, Carlsbad Village Yoga and Fitness is having a FREE raw foods workshop on Sunday January 20 at 1 pm. In this workshop, you’ll learn the benefits of eating raw foods and Alkaline forming greens, as well as how to cleanse the body using raw foods and herbs for cellular regeneration. Experience the world’s first, one of a kind, patented vertical Tower Garden by Juice Plus+! You’ll also get to enjoy a green lovingly prepared meal and healthy smoothie!