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!!
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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!

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.