Reach Out for Thanks

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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!

Acupuncture and Massage Now Available!!

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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!

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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!!

HAVE A BLAST IN AUGUST!!

 

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     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.

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.

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!!