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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.

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

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!!

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!

Embrace your inner goddess

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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

First C3 event a success!

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The first Causes for Community Carlsbad (C3), held on Friday November 29, raised over $1500 (and counting!). Over 30 people attended the evening gentle yoga class, followed by snacks and sangria, at Carlsbad Village Yoga and Fitness studio. Raffle prizes and silent auction gifts were donated by businesses in the community, including Hennessey’s, Mas Fina Cantina, Ocean Sky Beads, Lost Abbey, The Danish Bakery, The Running Center, Floating Yogis, Latitude 33˚, Ocean Blo Salon and The Coolest Shoes in California.

The c3 event was held to help support Nesha Cameron in her battle against stage 3 breast cancer. Nesha has been undergoing chemotherapy for the past year and is looking to complement her treatment with naturopathic medicine which will help make the chemotherapy more effective, and reduce the side effects of what is a rather harsh treatment. The treatment costs $5,000 and all money donated will go directly to Nesha to support her treatment. Donations are still being accepted online here or at Carlsbad Village Yoga and Fitness studio.

The silent auction will continue until Friday December 7, so you still have a chance to bid on Brooks running shoes, Lost Abbey beer and a Hennessey’s gift card, jewelry from Ocean Sky Beads, and a yoga mat from Lululemon.

Causes for Community Carlsbad events will continue to be held in the months with a fifth Friday.The next C3 event will be held on Friday March 29, 2013. Stay tuned for details!

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