The Stretch Gazette – June 2015

“The Stretch Gazette” is our studio’s monthly newsletter. Every month The Twisted Monkey will bring you some motivation through Words of Wisdom, Yoga Tips & Facts, and the latest news from our Yoga Studio. Please subscribe to receive email notifications of our latest publication by entering your email in the box found on the sidebar. Namaste.

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“Yoga is not a work-out, it is a work-in. And this is the point of spiritual practice; to make us teachable; to open up our hearts and focus our awareness so that we can know what we already know and be who we already are.” — Rolf Gates

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We are springing into Summer! Lots going on….

  • Last chance to sign-up! Intro to Intermediate & Advanced Poses Workshop with our lovely core queen, Julia. Saturday, June 6th, 1-3pm. This two hour workshop is designed for yogis looking to take their practice to the next level. With Julia’s encouragement and instruction, you will learn to use your core strength to help easily guide you into poses you may have thought impossible. From balancing on your hands or even your head, there’s something for curious yogis of all levels. Cost is $20. To register now: Click Here. You may also sign-up and pay at the studio by this Thursday.
  • Just a reminder that our Friday $5 Hatha Happy Hour runs through June. Squeeze in another hour of practice before the weekend and end your week right. You will also be supporting our new group of instructors in training. And did we mention, classes are only $5?!?! All ages and levels welcomed. (Please note class cards are not accepted as you will get even better savings!) If you prefer to sweat it out, don’t forget we now also offer Hot Happy Hour at the same time. (Regular cost of $10 and class cards accepted.)
  • Our Pilates 6 week session with Rose ends on June 7th. We will be offering a “make-up day” on Sunday, June 14th. Pilates will then be moving to Thursdays at 5:30pm beginning June 25th. Cost is $10 for drop-ins or a class card may be purchased. Yoga class cards can be used once for those who want to give this core-strengthening workout a try!
  • FYI….our Wednesday Vinyasa Flow class ends on June 10th! Please see our class schedule for changes.
  • Donation-Based Reiki Healing Circle with Shihan (Reiki Master) Lynn Montana – Coming to Fridays at 6:30pm starting June 12th. The Twisted Monkey is happy to offer you the opportunity to experience the empowerment of Reiki through a brief hands-on session. Reiki can often be felt as warm energy, vibration, a cool breeze, or just a relaxing feeling.  It soothes and calms, giving us the opportunity to tune into our higher energies and provide them the time, attention and energy needed to heal. If you have never experienced Reiki but always wanted to, this is the perfect opportunity for you to do so. All Reiki practitioners and master teachers are encouraged to join us in the healing circle to both give and receive. Attendance is free; we thank you in advance for any donations received. For those interested in first, second or third degree Reiki training, please attend our first Healing Circle on June 12th for more information. Workshops will be available in June, July and August.
  • Surfset Yoga & Fitness with Ashley 6 week session starts June 17th, Wednesdays at 7pm! Sign-ups and special introductory price have been extended to this Thursday. Improve your balance, strengthen your core and your practice, build lean muscle and burn up to 900 calories in one hour!  Due to the limited number of boards, you must pre-register for this class. As a specialty class, prices average $15 per session at most studios and gyms. We are offering a special rate of 6 weeks at $60. Price will go up so sign up now! To register now: This event is sold out! We will be adding a second session in July/August. Stay tuned for details! 
  • Power-Vinyasa (non-heated) with Alyssa coming to Mondays at 7pm. Classes start on June 22nd!
  • $5 Pranayama Practice with Justine – Thursdays from 6:45pm-7:15pm beginning June 25th! Through this 30 minute class we will reset, unwind and regulate our intake of Prana, or Vital Life Force. Discover or rediscover useful breathing techniques to aid you in stress management, anxiety, depressed mood, sleeplessness, physical performance, relaxation, restlessness, fatigue, meditation, and of course Yoga, to name a few applications. We will do very light Asana (postures) in some instances so bring your water and yoga mat- blanket or bolster optional. Stay and take Justine’s Sunset Vinyasa class at 7:30pm and you’ll be sure to notice a big improvement in your yoga practice!
  • Due to permit restrictions and limited instructor availability, we regret to announce that we will not be offering Yoga in the Park this Summer. However, we are working on an outdoor alternative and will make an announcement as soon as we have more information. Thanks for your understanding and patience.

Sneak peak into July….

  • We are happy to announce an additional 6 week session of Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga from July 7th – August 11th on Tuesdays at 5:45pm. Cost is only $50! Must pre-register by June 20th. New moms with little ones who are not yet walking are welcomed to join! To Register Now: Click HereYou may also sign-up and pay at the studio.

Stay Up-to-Date…

  • Have you seen the new studio tank top? Makes a great gift for the wine lover and yogini in your life! Only $15 and available in sizes S, M, L, XL and XXL. While supplies last!
  • Don’t forget to give us a like for daily schedule updates on our Facebook Page and follow us Instagram and Twitter too!
  • As always, thank you for your continued support and smiles. Happy June!

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“The Stretch Gazette” is a special collection of weekly posts which feature popular and original Yoga articles, quotes, pictures, and other inspirational material. Every Sunday, The Twisted Monkey will bring you some Words of Wisdom, yoga facts and tips, along with news and updates from our Yoga Studio. You can subscribe to “The Stretch Gazette” and receive email notifications of new posts by entering your email in the box found on the sidebar. Namaste.

Words of Wisdom

Yoga Facts

Yoga Poses

Studio News…

~Reminder: THIS coming Friday, Feb. 21st from 6:30pm-7:30pm…. join us for a sneak peek of our new class, Barre.Dance.Yoga. Cost is only $5. All you need is a yoga mat and water. Hope to see you there!

~We have added even more new classes to the schedule….including Vinyasa for Cyclists and Runners and a Tuesday Hot Yoga class! All new classes will begin the week of Daylight Savings, March 9th. To check out our schedule: click here  

~Sign-ups will be available this week for our special March event….Join us as we bid a big farewell to Winter at our first celebration of the SPRING EQUINOX! Thursday, March 20th from 7pm-10pm (in lieu of the Thursday Candlelight Yoga class). Cost is $20. This is a very unique and special Yoga event you won’t want to miss. Look out for more details coming soon!

~Happy President’s Day!

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“The Stretch Gazette” is a special collection of weekly posts which feature popular and original Yoga articles, quotes, pictures, and other inspirational material. Every Sunday, The Twisted Monkey will bring you some Words of Wisdom, yoga facts and tips, along with news and updates from our Yoga Studio. You can subscribe to “The Stretch Gazette” and receive email notifications of new posts by entering your email in the box found on the sidebar. Namaste.

Words of Wisdom

Yoga Facts

Yoga Poses

Studio News…

~This coming Friday, Jan. 31st, from 7:30pm-9pm, our 2nd “Yoga in a Bottle” event will take place. We still have some spots open! You don’t want to miss this fun and unique class. The last day to sign-up has been extended to this Wednesday during the 7pm class. If you are interested in attending but unable to come in to the studio before then, please contact us at twistedmonkeyyoga@gmail.com

Namaste.

 

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“The Stretch Gazette” is a special collection of weekly posts which feature popular and original Yoga articles, quotes, pictures, and other inspirational material. Every Sunday, The Twisted Monkey will bring you some words of wisdom, yoga tips and facts, along with news and updates from our Yoga Studio. You can subscribe to “The Stretch Gazette” and receive email notifications of new posts by entering your email in the box found on the sidebar. Namaste.

Words of Wisdom

“When there is a start to be made, don’t step over! Start where you are.” – Edgar Cayce

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Pose of the Week

Studio News…

~Join us this week on Jan. 10th as we help you keep your healthy New Year Resolutions with a special Friday evening Hot Yoga class from 6:30-7:30pm. This class will be similar to our Hot Fusion Yoga class, at a slightly faster-paced, more intense level. Sign-ups available at the studio or just show up. Cost is $10 per person. Sorry, class cards may not be used for special classes and events. 

~Saturday morning Hot Fusion Yoga at 9am officially started up this past weekend. Hope you’ll join us as we help you stay true to your New Year resolutions.

~Mommy-n-Me Yoga has been canceled until after the Winter season due to the cold weather and renovations in the upstairs studio. We hope you and your little one will join us back in March!

Sunday Inspiration Week 30

A Special Note from The Twisted Monkey Yoga Studio:

Dear Friends,

On this last Sunday of 2013, we would like to thank all of those who made this year a huge success. This past year we introduced new classes to the studio, started up our website and newsletter, made some minor renovations, and opened up the second yoga room! We couldn’t have done it without your continued support and dedication. Thank you. 

This coming year will bring about more growth and change. If you take a moment to look at our Class Schedule you will notice that we have added even more new classes beginning on January 2nd! (Help you keep those resolutions!) Additionally, we will be hosting different Yoga Events on selected Friday evenings. These will include: Yoga and Wine Tasting, Ladies’ Night Yoga, Hot Happy Hour, and other unique and fun classes and events. We hope you will join us and help spread the word. To make some of these things happen, we will be working on the studio again to make some minor renovations and repairs. So, please pardon the dust and mess ahead of time. 🙂  Lastly, “The Stretch Gazette” will start up again in 2014 with a whole new format. We will still include “Words of Wisdom” and inspiration and motivation for your Yoga Practice, along with Studio News, updates and more.

We hope you are all enjoying your holidays and we want to wish you a very prosperous, blessed and happy New Year. Namaste.

~The Twisted Monkey Yoga Studio

“The Stretch Gazette” is a special collection of weekly posts which feature popular and original Yoga articles, quotes, pictures and other inspirational material. Every Sunday, The Twisted Monkey will bring you some words of wisdom, yoga tips and facts, and highlight a specific Yoga Pose for the week. You can subscribe to “The Stretch Gazette” and receive email notifications of new posts by entering your email in the box found on the sidebar. Namaste.

Words of Wisdom

 Types of Yoga

Aerial Yoga: a newer style of practice that incorporates the use of suspended fabric (circus) hammocks. This allows the students to more easily get into traditional Yoga poses and hold them longer. The practice is designed to help advanced yogis challenge themselves in a safe manner, while also helping beginners to better understand yoga postures and their purpose.

While many yoga studios and health clubs are beginning to offer their own version of aerial yoga, the original is known as Aerial Yoga BT (Bernasconi Technique), created by aerial dance artist and yoga instructor Jayne Bernasconi. Bernasconi blended the arts to help students to target specific areas of the body with deep stretching and strengthening, particularly of the torso and shoulders, to achieve proper alignment and maximize their results. Students are also introduced to the endless health benefits of the “art of inversion”, such as decompressing of the spine and circulation of blood flow.

 Pose of the Week

 Aerial Yoga Poses

Sunday Inspiration Week 29

“The Stretch Gazette” is a special collection of weekly posts which feature popular and original Yoga articles, quotes, pictures and other inspirational material. Every Sunday, The Twisted Monkey will bring you some words of wisdom, yoga tips and facts, and highlight a specific Yoga Pose for the week. You can subscribe to “The Stretch Gazette” and receive email notifications of new posts by entering your email in the box found on the sidebar. Namaste.

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Types of Yoga

White Lotus Yoga: a vinyasa flow based practice created by Ganga White and Tracey Rich. Its well-balanced and open-minded approach to both the spiritual and physical aspects of yoga makes it popular among students. White Lotus Yoga offers something for any yogi, from gentle to rigorous and more advanced levels. Classes focus on proper alignment, breathing, and philosophy of yoga.

 Pose of the Week

Revolving Half Lotus Pose

Sunday Inspiration Week 28

“The Stretch Gazette” is a special collection of weekly posts which feature popular and original Yoga articles, quotes, pictures and other inspirational material. Every Sunday, The Twisted Monkey will bring you some words of wisdom, yoga tips and facts, and highlight a specific Yoga Pose for the week. You can subscribe to “The Stretch Gazette” and receive email notifications of new posts by entering your email in the box found on the sidebar. Namaste.

Words of Wisdom

 

Types of Yoga

ISHTA Yoga: Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda. This blend of traditional and contemporary yoga practices was created by Alan Finger and was inspired by his Sivananda Yoga studies. ISHTA focuses on the student’s individual needs and promotes everything from flexibility and strength to deeper spiritual practice. The sequence and combination of poses, however, is said to really open a student’s senses, helping them connect to the self, as well as the life energy force.

Pose of the Week

Half Lotus Pose