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.

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Exciting News for the Kids of Carlsbad!

FREE Yoga Grant for Kids

Exciting news for the kids of Carlsbad who belong to The Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad!

They get to do yoga for free for three more months, thanks to being awarded their fourth grant to fund the program.

Carlsbad Causes for Community (C3) will be celebrating granting The Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad another round of free kid’s yoga during a photo award ceremony on April 28th at 4:30pm at the C3 Headquarters in Carlsbad Village.

During the photo award ceremony the following organizations and people will be joining us to show their support:

They will all be there to award the grant plaque and take a community photo to document that a few caring individuals can make a difference when they take a stand and create community at the grassroots level.

Sponsors of The Free Yoga Grant for Kids

This is exciting news for kid’s ages 6-12 years old who are enjoying the benefits of doing yoga. They will get to continue their journey as Carlsbad’s next generation of yogis from March through June 2015 for free, thanks to the following organizations who have come together to fund the grant:

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In addition to granting programs such as free yoga to kids, C3 also provides chair yoga to seniors 55+ and organizes holiday food drives to support local non-profits who are helping people in need.

Community Events in the Village

C3 also coordinates Village events to empower the community of Carlsbad to get out there and celebrate life together. The next village event is our May 29th Scavenger Hunt.  Then C3 and The Boys & Girls Clubs Village Branch will be hosting the ghosting during the Halloween Holiday in the village. Stay tuned for more details.

Get More Information

For more information on C3 events and programs, please visit www.CarlsbadCauses.org. For more information on how your kid can join our kids free yoga classes, please contact the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad!

 

Try us for FREE in January!

FREEJan_website It’s a new year! Come see what’s happening at the village co-op!!
We invite you to try us for FREE during the month of January!  That’s right,  we are offering one week FREE to new students or current members who have been inactive within the last 2 months!  This is the perfect opportunity to discover which class or classes are just right for you!
Our diverse co-op staff teaches a wide variety of classes daily: All-Level Yoga Flow, Yoga Sculpt, Ashtanga Lite, Vinyasa Flow, Restorative Yoga, Aroma Gentle Yoga, Sound Healing, Kids Yoga (ages 3-6 & 6-12), Zumba, Pilates, and more!  Please see our online schedule here

This offer does not include Massage, Facials, Acupuncture, Energy & Sound Angel Circles, Acro Yoga Workshop, or Fun Friday Events.  To learn more about our great deals on these other services and events, please visit our website www.carlsbadvillageyoga.com!

Enjoy your free week? Become a co-op member for only $19/month!! For more information click here

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.

VILLAGE SCAVENGER HUNT RECAP

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Thank you to all the participants, local businesses, and event sponsors (City of CarlsbadFrog Quest, Heritage Senior Care Inc, Carlsbad Village Yoga Co-op) for making our Village Scavenger Hunts a success!!

A Crawl Through the Village
May 30th 2014

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

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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

 

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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
Compass
The Grand Deli
Hennessey’s Tavern
Jayden Presleigh Salon
Knockout Pizza
Ocean Sky Beads
Pelican Cove Inn
Mas Fina Cantina
Senor Grubby’s
SubZero
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!!

 

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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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.

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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

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’.