The Stretch Gazette – September 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 about clearing away whatever is in us that prevents our living in the most full and whole way. With yoga, we become aware of how and where we are restricted — in body, mind, and heart — and how gradually to open and release these blockages. As these blockages are cleared, our energy is freed. We start to feel more harmonious, more at one with ourselves. Our lives begin to flow — or we begin to flow more in our lives.

~Cybele Tomlinson

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  • Hard to believe September is here! There is lots going on at The Twisted Monkey this month. Make sure to check out our Fall Class Schedule and Workshops & Events page for all the latest. Here’s a sneak peak of what’s to come….
  • Yoga in the Park with Kimmy on Wednesdays at Rockledge Park has a new time of 6:30am beginning Sept. 2nd. Join us for an early morning practice and get your day off to a perfect start. Classes will continue in the Fall as long as weather permits. See our Workshops & Events page for more details.
  • Lunar Yoga in the Park – Sunday, September 27th at 6:30pm at Rocklege Park. (Enter at Robbins Ave and Rockledge Ave intersection.) For those of you that made it out to our Blue Moon Yoga in the Park in July, you know what a special and rare experience it is. Well, the month of September brings us a Total Lunar Eclipse! This is the second and last one for the year, and the final of a 4 total lunar eclipse series. Help us welcome this phenomenon with a magical night of yoga under the stars. The class will include 75 minutes of lunar yoga, meditation, and a traditional smudge blessing. Bring your mat, some water and an open heart. $20 per adult.
  • Kettle Yoga with Kimmy – 6 week series! Ready to take it up a notch? Join us on Wednesdays at 5:45pm from Sept. 23rd – Oct.28th for this new and unique 60 min yoga practice which incorporates Kettlebells for extra strength training and toning. We’ll start with conditioning and learn proper technique for handling Kettlebells of varying weights for an intense and invigorating practice. Due to the limited number of Kettle Bells, you must pre-register for this class. Please visit our Workshops & Events page for info and registration.
  • Surfset Yoga & Fitness with Ashley – 3 weeks sessions of surf-inspired SUP yoga and fitness classes are here! 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, pre-registration is required. Details and sign-ups are now available on our website. Please visit our Workshops & Events page for info and registration.
  • Tai Chi class with Shihan Lynn Montana is coming to Fridays at 7pm beginning Sept. 11th. Cost is $10 (cash only). Class cards may not be used. Please see our Class Schedule for more details. Her Reiki Healing Circle will be back on the 11th as well with a new time of 8pm. This class is donation-based with a suggestion of $5-$10.
  • 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training. We are now accepting applications for our next training session. Sign up before Nov. 1st and receive a $200 early bird discount! Training begins Dec. 6th. Whether you are looking to deepen your practice or start a new career, The Twisted Monkey Yoga Alliance approved program will give you the confidence and inspiration you need. 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 September…Happy Fall!

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The Stretch Gazette – August 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, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity. This evolution includes all aspects of one’s being, from bodily health to self-realization. Yoga means union; the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul. Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one’s actions.” ~B.K.S. Iyengar, Astadala Yogamala

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  • It’s the last full of month of Summer! Just a reminder that our schedule will be changing after Labor Day. See our website for class changes and cancellations.
  • Thank you to all who came out to our first Blue Moon Yoga night. The night was more successful than we could have imagined! Proceeds of the night will go toward a memorial fund in honor of the instructor’s brother who recently passed away. Thank you again for your support and look out for more evenings in the park in the future!
  • Yoga in the Park with Kimmy – Wednesdays at 7am, starting August 5th at Rockledge Park (Enter at Robbins Ave and Rockledge Ave intersection). Come get an early morning workout in at the park and a sneak peak at the newest class coming to The Twisted Monkey this Fall! Kettle Yoga incorporates Kettle Bells into our yoga practice, creating a fusion that will help you develop extra strength and toning. The class will be 75 minutes long and will run every Wednesday until and when weather permits. This is a BYOB (Bring your own Bell…or weights) class. If you do not own either, you are still welcomed to come check it out and enjoy a yoga practice. This is a donation-based class, meaning pay what you can with a suggestion of $10 and a minimum of $5. Your contributions will help purchase new Kettle Bells for our studio so we can bring you indoor Kettle Yoga this Fall/Winter!
  • Surfset Yoga & Fitness with Ashley –This Fall we will be offering 3 week sessions of surf-inspired, SUP yoga and fitness classes. 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, pre-registration is required. Details and sign-ups will be available on our website soon! If you are interested in getting certified as a Surfset Fitness Trainer, we will be hosting a training workshop at The Twisted Monkey on Sunday, August 30th, 11am-7pm. You must register at the Surfset website: Click Here.
  • We are now accepting applications for our next Yoga Teacher Training program! Training begins Dec. 6th. Whether you are looking to deepen your practice or start a new career, our 200 hour teacher training give you the confidence and inspiration needed. 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 August!

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Sunday Inspiration Week 18

“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

“Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.”  ~B.K.S. Iyengar

“Change is not something that we should fear. Rather, it is something that we should welcome. For without change, nothing in this world would ever grow or blossom, and no one in this world would ever move forward to become the person they’re meant to be.”  ~B.K.S. Iyengar

“If you take up any noble line and stick to it, you can reach the ultimate. Be inspired, but not proud. Do not aim low; you will miss the mark. Aim high; you will be on the threshold of bliss.” ~B.K.S. Iyengar  – Light on Life

Types of Yoga

  Iyengar Yoga:  This is a type of Hatha Yoga that is typically known for using yoga props such as blocks, straps, cushions, etc.  It places much emphasis on precision, detail and alignment. Iyengar yoga is a great practice for those seeking physical therapy or a yoga class that is more structured and methodical in its approach.

Pose of the Week

The Extended Side Angle