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!
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.
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.
Twenty-one teams consisting of 102 participants congregated at Hennessey’s Tavern on Friday evening, where distribution of quests and hunt information took place. The teams were unleashed into the Village for about 2 1/2 hours tasked with completing as many crazy (and very much 21+) photo missions as possible! Teams interacted with local bars and restaurants to complete over 60 possible quest assignments!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!!
1st Place: Team Hangover
2nd Place: Ladies’ Night Out
3rd Place: Megan’s Team
A Tour of The Village
May 31st 2014
Thirteen teams consisting of 65 participants met at C3 Headquarters (Carlsbad Village Yoga and Fitness) Saturday afternoon and ran around the Village for roughly 3 hours completing as many wacky photo quests as possible! Many of the quests encouraged interaction with C3 business partners as well as city improvements such as the new round-about and village bike racks.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!!
1st Place: EB’s Team
2nd Place: Heather’s Team
3rd Place: Motley Crew
Winners received prize packages filled with product and gift certificates from the these wonderful local businesses:
Carlsbad Danish Bakery
Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort
Carlsbad Village Yoga and Fitness
The Grand Deli
Jayden Presleigh Salon
Ocean Sky Beads
Pelican Cove Inn
Mas Fina Cantina
Viz Ink Art
Water’s Edge Salon & Boutique
Be sure to check out our next Scavenger Hunt during our Carlsbad Dog Days of Summer on August 29, 2014!!