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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The Stretch Gazette – May 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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“I believe that a godly home is a foretaste of heaven. Our homes, imperfect as they are, must be a haven from the chaos outside. They should be a reflection of our eternal home, where troubled souls find peace, weary hearts find rest, hungry bodies find refreshment, lonely pilgrims find communion, and wounded spirits find compassion.” 

― Jani Ortlund

May-NewsletterHappy May! In honor of all the wonderful mothers and women in our lives, we are offering several mom-inspired events this month….

  • The Twisted Monkey is now open on Fridays at 5:30pm! Join us for $5 Happy Hour Hatha Yoga beginning May 1st and through June. This is a 9 week mixed levels community non-heated yoga class. Not only will you be ending your week right and squeezing in another hour of practice before the weekend, but you will be supporting our new group of instructors in training. And did we mention, classes are only $5??? All ages and levels welcomed. If you prefer to sweat it out, we are now also offering Hot Happy Hour yoga at the same time. This is a high energy, challenging 1 hour class. Cost is $10 and class cards accepted.
  • Our new Pilates 6 week session with Rose begins on Sunday, May 3rd. Classes will now start at 8:45am and will be 1 hour long. Cost is $10 for drop-ins. Purchase a 6 class card on the first day for $50 and get one class free! We now accept yoga class cards for those who want to give this core-strengthening workout a try! Follow it up with our Intro to Yoga class at 10am….perfect compliment to Pilates.

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  • Saturday, May 9th, join us for a special 2 hour class of (warm) YinYasa with Justine at 1pm. This special workshop is designed for cyclists, runners, and other active individuals who are looking to compliment their workouts with specialized stretches and poses through a fusion of Yin Yoga and Vinyasa Flow. Cost is $15 when you pre-register or $20 at the door. For more info and to sign-up: Click Here.

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  • Mother’s Day Yoga! – bring your mom for free! Give your mom the (FREE!) gift of yoga! Join us on Mother’s Day for a special 2 for 1 (non-heated) Mother’s Day Yoga class at 10am. Start this special day off right by celebrating mom and all the special women in our lives with some gentle, beginner’s style yoga. (Mom not required to attend. Regular $10 fee applies.)

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  • Mommy-to-Be/Mommy-N-Me is back! Beginning May 20th, join us every Wednesday at 11am for 6 weeks of Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga with Jessica. We welcome little yogis ages 0-3 years, whether they just want to play and explore or join in on some yoga. (Mamas are responsible for their little ones.) This is a special 6 week series. You must pre-register online by May 10th. Cost is only $45!! To register and purchase your 6 class package: Click Here

SNEAK PEAK INTO JUNE… 

  • Intro to Intermediate & Advanced Poses Workshop with our lovely core queen, Julia. Saturday, June 6th, 1-3pm. Cost is $20. Details and registration coming soon!!!! 
  • Surfset Yoga & Fitness with Ashley! 6 week session starts June 17th, Wednesdays at 7pm! Details and pricing coming soon! 
  • Power-Vinyasa (non-heated) coming to Mondays at 7pm this Summer.
  • Pilates Summer Session! Pilates will have a new day and time beginning in late June and through the Summer.
  • Prenatal Yoga will have a 2nd session in the Summer. Details coming soon!

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 May!

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The Stretch Gazette – April 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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“Every soul innately yearns for stillness, for a space, a garden where we can till, sow, reap, and rest, and by doing so come to a deeper sense of self and our place in the universe. Silence is not an absence but a presence; Not an emptiness but repletion, a filling up.” — Anne D. LeClaire

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  • Have you signed up for our April workshops yet? First, find out what all the SUP (stand-up paddle board) Yoga fuss is all about at our Surfset Fitness Workshop with Ashley. You will have the opportunity to test out The Rip Surfer X, the original Indoor Board for yoga as featured on the hit show Shark Tank. Saturday, April 11th,1pm-3pm. Cost is $15 per person. Spots are limited and pre-registration is required. Sign-up before April 6th at the studio or email us at twistedmonkeyyoga@gmail.com.
  • Also in April…our Spring edition of Yoga in a Bottle – Yoga with a Twist! Enjoy a Gentle Yoga class, 5 guided wine tastings, light snacks, and tons of fun! Friday, April 17th, 7:30pm-9:30pm. Cost is $25 per person. Spots are limited and pre-registration is required. Sign-up by April 12th at the studio or email us at twistedmonkeyyoga@gmail.com.
  • For more info on all of our workshops: Click Here.
  • NEW CLASSES COMING THIS SPRING:
  1. By popular demand: The Twisted Monkey will bring you an EXTRA NIGHT of HOT YOGA! Join us Fridays at 5:30pm for an hour of Power-Vinyasa! Classes begin on April 24th and will run through June with the possibility of a permanent spot on the schedule. Get your sweat on to end the work week right.
  2. Also coming to Fridays at 5:30pm – $5 Happy Hour Yoga! Beginning May 1st and through June, join us for a 9 week mixed levels community class of non-heated yoga. Not only will you be ending your week right and squeezing in another hour of practice before the weekend, but you will be supporting our new group of instructors in training. And did we mention, classes are only $5??? All ages and levels welcomed.
  3. Coming back this May….Mommy-to-Be/Mommy-N-Me! Join us for a 6 week session of Prenatal and Postnatal yoga on Wednesdays at 11am starting on May 20th. Mamas with children ages 0 – 3 years are welcomed! Cost is only $45 for the 6 weeks. Please contact us for more details as you will have to pre-register for this session. twistedmonkeyyoga@gmail.com
  4. Save the date for our May Workshop: Yoga for Cyclists & Runners with our very own instructor, Justine! Saturday, May 9th, 1pm-3pm. Cost is $15. More info and registration coming soon.
  • Our Pilates 12 week session ends this month. There will be no class on Easter Sunday, therefore extending our session to April 26th. Only a few Sundays left to try out 45 minutes of core strengthening and toning exercises with our Pilates princess – Rose at 9am. Class cost is $8 per person, drop-in rate only. Sorry, we do not accept vouchers or yoga punch cards for this class. Follow it up with our Intro to Yoga class at 10am….perfect compliment to Pilates. We are planning a second Pilates session for May and June. Details coming soon!
  • A big congratulations to our first group of yoga teacher trainees for completing the program! Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication. Thank you also to all of our members who supported them during their student teaching. We are currently in our our second training session and making plans for our third. This Summer we will be offering a special accelerated Teacher Training Program. If you are interested, please email us for more information. This program will only be available to select members of our studio at a discounted price. Training will begin the last week of June and go through October. Our regular Teacher Training will resume next Winter, December 2015 through June 2016. Details will be published on our website soon.
  • 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 April!

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The Stretch Gazette – March 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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“Follow your nature. The practice is really about uncovering your own pose; we have great respect for our teachers, but unless we can uncover our own pose in the moment, it’s not practice — it’s mimicry. Rest deeply in Savasana every day. Always enter that pratyahara (withdrawn state) every day. And just enjoy yourself. For many years I mistook discipline as ambition. Now I believe it to be more about consistency. Do get on the mat. Practice and life are not that different.” — Judith Hanson Lasater

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  • We have lots of fun Workshops coming your way this Spring! First up….“Not All Breath is Created Equal: An Intro to Pranayama, an Instrument for Being” with our very own instructor Justine. Learn a variety of breathing techniques to help strengthen your yoga practice. Saturday, March 28th,1pm-3pm. Pre-sale tickets are $15 per person. Sign-ups available at the studio or email us at twistedmonkeyyoga@gmail.com. Deadline to pre-register is March 22nd…don’t miss out!
  • Coming in April….Wondering what the SUP (stand-up paddle board) Yoga fuss is all about? Then you don’t want to miss our Surfset Fitness Workshop with Ashley. You will have the opportunity to test out The Rip Surfer X, the original Indoor Board for yoga as featured on the hit show Shark Tank. Saturday, April 11th, 1pm-3pm. Cost is $15 per person. Spots are limited and pre-registration is required. Sign-up before April 6th at the studio or email us at twistedmonkeyyoga@gmail.com.
  • Also coming next month, our Spring edition of Yoga in a Bottle – Yoga with a Twist! Enjoy a Gentle Yoga class, 5 guided wine tastings, light snacks and tons of fun! Friday, April 17th, 7:30pm-9:30pm. Cost is $25 per person. Spots are limited and pre-registration is required. Sign-up by April 12th at the studio or email us at twistedmonkeyyoga@gmail.com. For more info on all of our workshops: Click Here.
  • 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!
  • Our Pilates 12 week session is still going strong. Join us Sundays at 9am for 45 min of core strengthening and toning exercises with our Pilates princess – Rose. Class cost is $8 per person, drop-in rate only. Sorry, we cannot accept vouchers or yoga punch cards for this class. Follow it up with our Intro to Yoga class at 10am….perfect compliment to Pilates.
  • Don’t forget to give us a like for daily schedule updates on our Facebook Page and follow us Instagram and Twitter too!

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Have you read our Top 10 Yoga Etiquette Tips? To ensure all of our students have a great yoga experience, we have put together a list of some general studio reminders and procedures: Click Here    

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Special Message

Last month, one of our instructors, Veronica, traveled to Malawi, Africa with the buildOn organization to help build a primary school. Many of you, students and friends of The Twisted Monkey, helped Veronica realize her dream through your kindness and generous donations. She wanted to share pictures of her experience and once again thank you for all of your support.

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Over the past year, with your help, I personally raised almost $7,000 that went toward building the Chitu School, located in Mchereka Villiage. During my time in Malawi, Africa, also called “The Warm Heart of Africa” I was immersed in the culture, learned some of the language, stayed with a host family, participated in manual labor side by side with villagers and also participated in cultural activities which allowed me to learn more about the specific cultural dynamics in Mchereka. I was in the country for 10 days total and did indeed take a piece of Malawi home with me in my heart.  The openness, joy, gratitude and love that was seen is immeasurable and I am forever changed by the experience.

Thank you for your support. If you or anyone from the studio has any questions or would like to ask me more about my Trek please don’t hesitate to contact me at AdoraStar1980@yahoo.com.

Sincerely,

Veronica