The Stretch Gazette – July 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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“When this body has been so magnificently and artistically created by God, it is only fitting that we should maintain it in good health and harmony by the most excellent and artistic science of Yoga.” ~Geeta Iyengar

July-NewsletterSummer is in full swing! Lots going on….

  • Have you checked out our new Summer Schedule? Mondays brings us Power-Vinyasa, Tuesdays brings us Soulful Vinyasa, Pilates and Pranayama on Thursdays, Reiki on Fridays, and lots more! To view our schedule: Click Here. We will be closed on Saturday, 4th of July…Happy Independence Day!
  • Last chance to sign-up! Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga with Jessica  Six week session will take place from July 6th – August 10th on Mondays at 5:45pm. Cost is only $50! Must pre-register. New moms with little ones not yet walking are welcomed to join! Please note: this class will not be offered again until the Winter. To Register Now: Click Here. *There will be no refunds after the first class. If you need to cancel your order before the first class, there will be a $5 processing fee
  • Second chance! Surfset Yoga & Fitness with Ashley – We are happy to announce a 2nd session of surf-inspired, SUP yoga and fitness classes, July 29th – Sept. 2nd on Wednesdays at 7pm. Our first session sold out! Practice yoga while standing on the The Rip Surfer X, the original Indoor Board as featured on the hit show Shark Tank. 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 for those who sign-up before July 15th…6 weeks at $70. To Register Now: Click Here *There will be no refunds after the first class. If you need to cancel your order before the first class, there will be a $5 processing fee.

Sneak peak…

  • Coming in August/September….Kettle Yoga with Kimmy! A unique yoga workout you are going to love! Kim will also be offering some Yoga in the Park…details will be available soon!
  • We are now accepting applications for our next Yoga Teacher Training program! Training begins Dec. 6th. For more information and to download the application: Click Here.

Stay Up-to-Date…

  • Don’t forget to give us a like for daily schedule updates on our Facebook Page and follow us on Instagram and Twitter too!
  • As always, thank you for your continued support and smiles. Happy July!

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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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Sunday Inspiration Week 17

“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

“‎All kinds of thoughts are always clamoring inside you. Many different feelings arise and subside. Many memories haunt you or please you. How you respond to all these things from moment to moment, how you maintain your inner world, creates your destiny.”

~Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

Types of Yoga

 Anusara Yoga: Founded in 1997, this school of Hatha Yoga is known for its upbeat classes and welcoming vibe.  Many poses allow the use of props for support and there is a lot of focus on breath and alignment, making it a great class for beginners. Anusara is one of the most spiritual practices, celebrating the heart and focusing on looking inward and seeing the light within yourself and others.

Position of the Week

The Lunge Pose