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!


(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!


(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!


(Wednesdays @ 6:30pm)

A fantastically short session of intense glutes and legs toning using body weight, and the barre to blast that booty!


(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!


 (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.


Defend yourself

In the USA 1 in 4 women are sexually assaulted. So Carlsbad Village Yoga and Fitness wants to help women of all ages learn to fight back. We’re offering a free one hour self defense seminar,  which will teach an easy combination of moves to use in any situation and against an attacker of any size. Empower yourself with street fighting, get away moves, and warning signs.

Leah Oviedo will teach the workshop. Leah is a certified self defense instructor in San Diego.  Her motto is “Empower yourself” because she believes that we all have the power and strength to make our  lives what we want. Her background includes work in the areas of foster and homeless youth, domestic violence, sexual assault and environmental protection.

The workshop will take place on Sunday January 13, 2013 at 1 pm and is open to girls ages 13+. For more information please contact Deb Ferraro at (760) 893-9251.

Embrace your inner goddess


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

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’.

Wine for the winter solstice

Friday December 21 is not only the winter solstice – the shortest day of the year – but also the end of the Mayan calendar. So why not witch creek winerycome out and celebrate the official start of winter (and perhaps the end of the world!) at Carlsbad Village Yoga and Fitness?

This week’s fun Friday event involves a relaxing candlelight yoga class, followed by a wine tasting from Witch Creek Winery. Snacks and chocolate will also be provided. The class starts at 7:30 pm and is $20 for package holders, or $30 drop-in. And please remember to bring tips!

Holiday schedule

Christmas is almost upon us, and with the holiday season drawing ever-so-closer, the following classes will run over Christmas and New Years:

      • Saturday December 22: Little Lotus, Young Yogis and Mommy & Me Crawlers
      • Sunday December 23: All classes are cancelled
      • Christmas Eve: All classes are cancelled
      • Christmas Day: All classes are cancelled
      • Wednesday December 26: Barre – Ballet Ball and Yin Floor Yoga
      • Friday December 28: Basic Boot Camp, Mommy & Me Walkers, and our Fun Friday meditation yoga and massage detox
      • Monday December 31: Basic Weights and Yoga Stretch and Free Starry Night Yoga and Champagne (more information below)

Tuesday January 1: Mommy & Me Walkers, Little Lotus, Young Yogis, and Boot Camp.

Carlsbad Village Yoga and Fitness will be holding a free Starry Night Yoga class on New Year’s Eve. The class will start at 7:30 pm and we ask those participating to bring a bottle of champagne and/or snacks to help ring in the new year. We will be doing a New Year’s toast at 9 pm, when 2013 first finds its way to the USA on the east coast.

For more information, please see the online schedule.

Free yoga Friday

Free yoga Friday

18 yogis participated in Friday’s free gentle yoga class, followed by a community potluck.

Free yoga is held every second Friday of the month, followed by a potluck dinner. The next Free Friday class will be on January 11.

Next Friday’s event: yoga flow followed by a wine tasting from Witch Creek Winery!

Get fit in 2013

Want to start the new year off on the right foot? Looking to get fit and feel great? Then join the Carlsbad Village Yoga and Fitness “Get Fit Challenge”!Get fit challenge

For $199, challengers can attend up to 13 classes per week, including yoga flow, yoga sculpt, Pilates yoga and boot camp. The challenge? Attend at least five classes per week in January or February. Should you succeed with the challenge, you will get 5 free get fit classes and receive $20 off packages for 3 months to help you stay fit and be on your way to meeting your fitness goals.

Please note that those in the challenge can also participate in yin yoga, however this does not count towards the five classes per week challenge, as yin is an inactive class.

Classes are limited to those offered by Deb Ferraro and are marked as ‘Get Fit’ on the schedule. For more information about class times, please see our online schedule.

To the beat of the (West African) drum

photoThis past Sunday saw the start of West African Drum classes at the studio. Five kids participated in the class, which focuses on basic beats and drumming techniques on the Djembe drum.

The classes are led by Adama Diop, who began performing when he was 7-years-old in his native Senegal, and who has been performing and teaching in California since 1999.

Kids classes (ages 8+) will be held every Sunday at 3 pm, and adult classes will begin this Sunday December 16 at 4:30 pm. And congrats to Adama and his wife who just had a baby last week!

New classes kick-start December

Carlsbad Village Yoga and Fitness began the final month of 2012 by introducing a whole host of new classes to the schedule. This week began the first of Barre – Ballet Ball, Mommy & Me Crawlers and Walkers, Little Lotus, Young Yogis and Wise Yoga, and West African Drum classes will start up on Sunday December 9, for both young adults and adults alike.

Yoga classes for kids, from 6 months through to young adults, started this week. Run by Rachel Robinson, the classes introduce children to yoga in a fun environment, and also allows them to express creatively through music, art and stories. Rachel will also be running kids club activities during our second Friday of the month free yoga and community potluck (Friday December 14, 6 pm).
Exclusively for adults aged 50+, wise yoga awakens the body to rejuvenate and regenerate more energy. Wise yoga classes are held on Monday afternoons and Wednesday evenings.

Check out the online schedule to find out what times classes are held, and check out our promotional video below!