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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Reach Out for Thanks

 

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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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
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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!!

 

C3 Grant Recipients: Boys and Girls Clubs of Carlsbad (Kids Yoga)

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In January 2014 Carlsbad Causes for Community hosted a Fairy Tale Ball Fundraiser.
With such wonderful support and numerous donations during that event, we were able to raise enough money to sponsor C3’s first grant:

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During the last three months (March-May), the Boys and Girls Clubs of Carlsbad rounded up groups of various kids and escorted them to our yoga co-op every Wednesday afternoon for a 60 minute yoga session lead by Raechal Levin.

Children ages 6-12 years of age experienced the benefits of yoga through breathing, stretching and concentration.  Learning basic poses like Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana), Cobra (Bhujangasana), and Warrior I (Virabhadrasana I) encourages confidence in physical and mental self.

Carlsbad Village Yoga Co-op offers kids yoga for all ages: Mommy & Me (6 weeks-2 years), Little Yogis Kids Yoga (Ages 2-6), and Kids Yoga (Ages 6-12).  Please refer to our website www.carlsbadvillageyoga.com for specific class dates and times!

 

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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

First potluck with kids club

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Our Fun Friday event on Friday December 14th will be our free yoga class, followed by a community potluck. For the first time, kids club events will run alongside the yoga class, so please bring the entire family along. And don’t forget to bring some food or something to drink to share with your fellow yogis following the class!