The Stretch Gazette – July 2016

“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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“Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.” ~Jenny Han

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  • Happy July and Happy Independence Day! Hope you are enjoying your Summer. We will be closed on Monday, 4th of July. Enjoy your holiday! Just a reminder that our most current schedule can be found online: Click Here. Don’t forget about our special Summer classes…

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  • Yoga in the Park! Join us at Rockledge Park on Saturdays at 10am all Summer long. This is a donation-based class with a $5-$10 suggested minimum cash drop-in. (Class Cards may not be used.) Street parking and entrance are on Rockledge Ave. (corner of Robbins Ave.) Stop at the gazebo to check-in. Please bring your own yoga mat and water. All Levels welcomed. This month’s donations will benefit oneorlando.org. Thank you to all who have joined us so far!

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  • Surfset Fitness & Yoga! Registration for our Surfset series is now closed, but we have a few spots available for drop-ins. Please contact us at least 24 hrs. in advance at twistedmonkeyyoga@gmail.com to inquire and reserve your spot. Classes run through July on Thursdays at 9:45am. Visit our Workshops & Events page for info.

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  • Seasonal Sun Salutes! Thank you to all who came out to our Summer Solstice, Full Moon, and International Yoga Day Celebration. It was a magical night. Congrats to all those who completed the full 108 Sun Salutations and a big THANK YOU to all those who donated to oneorlando.org. We raised almost $150! Stay tuned for the Fall Equinox as we hope to host an 108 Sun Salutation Yoga Mala for every season. Details coming soon.
  • Full Moon Yoga! We will also be hosting special Full Moon Yoga evening classes once a month. The next Full Moon is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, July 19th. Stay tuned for details on our website.
  • SAVE THE DATE! Registration for The Twisted Monkey’s inaugural Yoga Retreat opens up soon. Join us this Fall on November 18th -20th for a 3 day weekend at the Himalayan Institute, located just 2 and 1/2 hours away. Details coming soon!  
  • Lost and Found! If you have left behind a water bottle, yoga mat or other personal item, please make sure to check the yoga studio. We will be recycling any items not claimed by the end of each month. The lost and found is located in the hot yoga ladies’ changing room or see an instructor. Thank you.

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! Happy Independence Day!

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The Stretch Gazette – June 2016

“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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“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”  —F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

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  • Happy June and Happy Father’s Day to all of the loving men in our lives…thank you for all you do! As we head into Summer, we know many of you will be taking some much needed R&R time. The Twisted Monkey wants to make it easy for you to keep up with your yoga practice. Please make sure to check out the changes we’ve made to the Summer Class Schedule for the Main Level Studio. (Hot Yoga class schedule will remain the same.) Sneak peek below:
  • Schedule Changes/Cancellations. Intro to Yoga & Meditation with Sarah will be moving from Saturday mornings to Monday evenings this Summer. Kettle Fusion on Sunday, Sunrise Flow on Tuesday, and Vinyasa on Thursday mornings will all be taking a break this Summer. Warm Flow Yoga on Wednesday will be moving up to 5:30pm-6:30pm with no class on July 6th. All other classes should remain the same. See Class Schedule  for details.
  • Yoga in the Park is back! Join us at Rockledge Park on Saturdays at 10am beginning June 25th. This will be a donation-based class with a $5-$10 suggested cash drop-in. Class Cards may not be used. All Levels. Enter at Rockledge Ave. and Robbins Ave. and please bring your own yoga mat and water.
  • Yoga for Kids. We still have a few spots left for our Summer 5-week series of Yoga for Kids (ages 6yrs-10yrs) with Sarah on Sundays at 11:15am. Classes begin on June 19th. (For those who take our Hot Yoga at 11am, feel free to drop your little one off a few minutes early…we’ll keep on eye on them.) Cost is $45 for 5 sessions. Since classes begin on Father’s Day, we welcome dad to join his little one on this special day, free of charge! For more info and to register, visit our Class Schedule Page. (If space allows, we may open up class to drop-ins at $15 per class. Email us at TwistedMonkeyYoga@gmail.com to inquire.)
  • Surfset Fitness & Yoga! A reminder that our next Surfset Workshop will take place on Sunday, June 5th, 1-3pm. If you registered online you do not need to bring confirmation. Your name will be on the list. We have closed registration but there is still 1 spot available! If you are interested please email us at TwistedMonkeyYoga@gmail.com. If you missed this round, please stay tuned as we will be offering another workshop soon! We are also happy to offer a “5 for 4” Surfset series this Summer. When you sign up for 4 Surfset classes on Thursdays at 9:45am, you will get 1 extra class free! See our Workshops & Events page for more details.
  • Fundamentals & Transitioning of Vinyasa. Don’t forget to sign up for this informative Workshop with Stephanie and Corinne on Saturday, June 11th, 12pm-3pm. Take your asana practice to the next level! See our Workshops & Events page for more details.
  • Restorative Yoga & Massage. You won’t want to miss this Friday evening workshop with Devin on June 17th, 7:30pm-9:30pm. Great way to unwind, reset and be ready for Summer! See our Workshops & Events page for more details.
  • FREE Sun Salutation Class! On Monday, June 20th we will gather at 7:15pm to celebrate the Summer Solstice, the Full Moon, and International Yoga Day…so much light and energy in one evening! We will welcome the season and honor these special events by participating in as many Sun Salutations as we can get in…the ultimate goal being 108! Do what you can. Stay as long as you are able. It’s sure to be a special evening.
  • SAVE THE DATE! The Twisted Monkey is beyond excited to announce our very first Yoga Retreat! Join us this Fall on November 18th -20th for a 3 day weekend designed to help us get ready for the busy holiday season. Details and registration will be available soon!  
  • Lost and Found! If you are missing a water bottle or yoga mat, please make sure to check the yoga studio. There is a lost water bottle collection downstairs in the hot yoga ladies’ changing room. Any yoga mats or water bottles not claimed before the end of the month will be recycled. Thank you.

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 June! Happy Father’s Day! Happy Summer!

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The Stretch Gazette – November 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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Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.

~Melody Beattie

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  • Happy November! During this time of extra gratitude, we would like to thank you for all of your support and dedication. We will continue making improvements and renovations to the studio during this holiday season. We apologize in advance for any dust or inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding. Our schedule this month will run as usual, but we will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. We have a few new classes starting this month. Don’t forget 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….
  • Non-Heated Yoga Class Card Sale! Purchase your 10-class cards for $70 while supplies last!  As we gear up for a new check-in process in the New Year, we will be selling class cards in November and December until we run out! These cards will not be available for purchase in 2016, though we will continue accepting them for attendance until the end of next year. Also available….5-class cards for $40. (Brand new students will still be able to purchase 5 classes for $25. Must be purchased by student him/herself on first visit.) Take final advantage of our low prices by purchasing an unlimited number of class cards. They make great holiday gifts!
  • Yoga in Bottle – Yoga with a Twist! – Final week to register! Join us this Saturday, Nov. 7th 5:30-7:30pm, for an hour of Gentle Yoga, 5 wine tastings, light snacks and lots of fun. If you haven’t checked out our most popular event yet (where have you been?) …don’t miss out! There won’t be another until Spring 2016! Please visit our Workshops & Events page for info and to sign-up. Registration closes on Friday morning.
  • Kettle Intensity! Our first Kettle Yoga session was a success! We will be bringing it back in 2016. If you’d like to try a Kettle Bell conditioning class, we now offer Kettle Intensity with Kimmy on Sundays at 8:30am. Drop-ins are $10 and yoga class cards may be used! This class is a great compliment to your yoga practice for improved strength and toning. See our Class Schedule for details.
  • Pre/Post Natal Yoga is back! Our 6 week session will run Wednesdays at 5:45pm, Nov. 11th – Dec.16th. You must pre-register by Nov. 6th to ensure a spot and receive our special discounted price…6 classes for $65! Infants not yet crawling or walking are welcomed at no charge. If you would like to attend a single class, please email us at least 24 hours in advance to see if a spot is available. Drop-in rate is $15.  For details and sign-ups please visit our Workshops & Events page.
  • Surfset with Ashley. We are running our final 3 week session of the year on Wednesdays at 9:30am, Nov. 18th-Dec. 2nd. Improve your balance, torch calories, build lean muscle, strengthen your core, and enhance your yoga practice, while standing on The RipSurfer X board…made famous on the hit TV show Shark Tank! Due to the limited number of boards, pre-registration is required. Cost is $40. For details and sign-ups please visit our Workshops & Events page. If you’d like to sample a class as a drop-in, please email us at least 24 hours in advance to see if a spot is available. Drop-in rate is $15.
  • Fall Schedule!  Just a reminder that we now offer an early morning (non-heated) yoga class on Tuesdays at 6:30am and Thursday evening classes at 5:45pm and 7pm. See our Class Schedule for details.

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 November! Happy Thanksgiving!

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The Stretch Gazette – October 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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“Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional.
Let this be a sign that you’ve got a big heart and
aren’t afraid to let others see it.
Showing your emotions is a sign of strength.”
~Bridgette Nicole

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  • Happy Autumn! October is a time of growth and change here at The Twisted Monkey. Please 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 season is officially over. However, you can now join us for some Sunrise Yoga with Kimmy on Tuesdays at 6:30am at our studio. An early morning practice is sure to get your day started off the right way! See our Class Schedule for details.
  • New Thursday Classes! This month brings us Soulful Vinyasa with Corinne at 5:45pm, followed by Restorative Vinyasa with Stephanie at 7pm. See our Class Schedule for details.
  • Friday Classes – Don’t forget that you can now join us on Friday evenings for a variety of classes! Unwind after a long week and start your weekend off the right way…Pilates and Hot Happy Hour at 5:45pm, followed by Tai Chi and Reiki. See our Class Schedule for details.
  • Surfset Yoga & Fitness with Ashley is coming back with 2 new sessions! Join us this month either on Saturdays at 11am or Wednesdays at 9:30am (or both!) for 3 weeks 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 are now available on our website. Please visit our Workshops & Events page for info and registration.
  • Yoga in Bottle – Yoga with a Twist! – It’s baaaaaaaack! New day and time…Saturday, Nov. 7th 5:30-7:30pm. Cost is $25 per person and includes an hour of Gentle Yoga, 5 wine tastings, light snacks and lots of fun. If you haven’t checked out our most popular event yet (where have you been?) don’t miss out! There won’t be another until 2016! Please visit our Workshops & Events page for info and registration.
  • Not All Breath Is Created Equal: An Introduction to Pranayama with Justine – Sunday, October 18th 1:30pm-3:30pm. Breathing is essential for us to live, but not all breath is created equal. In this workshop, we begin to bring awareness to our own breath so that we may breathe more consciously. We will explore Pranayama (yogic breathing techniques) that awaken the mind, build inner fire, cool the body, balance the spirit, and cleanse the lungs. We will discuss how we can utilize this instrument in deepening our yoga practice as well as improving all areas of our lives. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $20 per person. Please visit our Workshops & Events page for info and registration.
  • 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.
  • A big thank you to all who came out for our Lunar Eclipse Yoga in the Park on Sunday, Sept. 25th. It was a magical night! Stay tuned for more Lunar Yoga evenings coming soon.

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  • We can’t thank enough all those who came together as a community to honor Bonnie Eckstrom and donated to her burial fund. You can still help by donating to a college fund for her one year old daughter Quinn: Click Here. Forever in our hearts. RIP Bonnie.

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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 October!

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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 26

“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

Tibetan Yoga:  A term and styled used by many Buddhists. Not much is known about this practice in the West and classes may be difficult to find. It consists of meditation and breathing, with the physical practice focusing on a sequence of poses of Tibetan origin called “The Five Rites of Rejuvenation.” Today they are also known as the “The Five Tibetans”.  These five Tibetan Yoga poses are designed to flow in movement, exercising your whole body, while promoting health and energy. Beginning yogis may start with 10-12 repetitions of each, working their way up to the goal of 21 repetitions for the complete routine.

Pose of the Week

The Five Rites

Sunday Inspiration Week 25

“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

Svaroopa Yoga:  In this practice traditional poses are done in a different manner to emphasize the opening of the spine. Precise angles and adjustments are used, as well as soft blankets and other props. By releasing core tension from the muscles around the spine, you will find it easier to develop your inner conscious. Likewise, by creating an inner experience you will find that this yoga is more than precise poses. It promotes physical and mental healing and transformation. This inner experience was given the name “svaroopa” by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutra. Svaroopa Yoga was created by Rama Berch, founder and director of the Master Yoga Academy, and also known for her work at Dr. Deepak Chopra’s center for Well Being.

Pose of the Week

Half Revolved Belly Pose

Sunday Inspiration Week 24

“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

 Bikram Yoga:  This popular “hot yoga” was started in Los Angeles by Bikram Choudhury. Stemming from Hatha Yoga, this practice focuses on proper alignment. It is known for its standard 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises that are done in the same exact sequence each time for 90 minutes. It is best known for its 105°F (and 40% humidity) heated yoga studios. Bikram Yoga can only be taught by those who are officially certified as Bikram teachers. Because of these very restrictions, other styles of “hot yoga” classes have recently emerged and continue to gain popularity.

Pose of the Week

Bikram Yoga Sequence (26 postures)

Sunday Inspiration Week 15

“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

“‎Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, then the whole world belong to you.”

~Teachings of Tao Te Ching

Types of Yoga

 Ashtanga Yoga:  An ancient vinyasa-style practice named after the eight limbs of yoga which follows a set series of poses, established by Indian guru Sri.  It is also known as Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, which is often called a modern-day form of classical Indian Yoga.  Vinyasa Yoga, Power Yoga and a few others are considered generic terms that may refer to any type of intense yoga exercise that is derived from Ashtanga Yoga.

Position of the Week

The Shooting Bow Pose or Seated Archer Pose

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