The Stretch Gazette – Summer 2018

“The Stretch Gazette” is our studio’s monthly blog. Every month we will bring you some motivation through Words of Wisdom, Yoga Tips & Facts, and personal thoughts from co-owner, Daniella. 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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Yep….just like that! While I love Summer, I’m really happy to feel cooler weather and look forward to all the changes. This Summer was a bit rough. Some of you may have noticed I took a short break from blogging these past 3 months. Now that things have settled, somewhat, I find myself needing the outlet…needing to connect and reach out. As some of you may also know, I lost my grandmother back in June. She was like a mother to me. My best friend. My everything. I miss her terribly. It’s made me feel so lonely at times, yet at the same time just wanting some alone time so I can talk to her and feel her presence. She’s with me always. I know this.

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This whole experience has really taught me so many things….my compassion and sympathy for anyone who has lost a close loved one, well, it’s just become pure love and empathy. Death is inevitable. I know this…but I also know and truly believe that there is something more. It gives me comfort. My grandma had just turned 95 before she passed. So, yes, she lived a long and good life and that gives me some comfort too. Yet, I still hurt.  The waves of grief are like nothing I thought I’d feel.

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I know we all heal in our own time, in our own way. I’m learning and trying to be patient with myself. A few good friends who have experienced similar losses have told me that I’ll never get over this…that it might seem to get easier, but really it just gets different. I’m grateful for their honesty. I believe them because I feel it already. Just a week ago, I would cry just trying to talk about her. Out of nowhere I’d miss her so much that my chest would tighten and my throat would close up. Somehow, in this past week, I’ve been feeling a little better, a little bit stronger, and more like myself. And while I’m crying now as I write this post, it’s different. I feel her presence big time. Instead of wanting to crawl into bed to cry, I find myself wanting to channel the energy in a more positive way.

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I very recently decided to go back to teaching in the classroom. I’ll be teaching Spanish again at my daughter’s school. The opportunity presented itself unexpectedly, but it has just felt so right. It’s crazy how a single event can really change your outlook, make you see and feel things you didn’t before, and just completely make you reprioritize and change the path you’re on. I SO welcome it all. Things have really been making sense and falling into place for me in the past couple of weeks. I know it’s my grandma. She’s watching over me, my daughter, my family.

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I wanted to share this with you, as I will be taking a baby step away from the studio to teach full-time. You’ll still see me pop in to check on things or to take a class. I’ll also be teaching a morning class on most Sundays. However, I have a great team of instructors and staff who I know will hold down the fort and allow me the space and time I need to take care of my family and take care of me.  I will not be posting a blog again until the New Year, when we revamp the website a bit. Until then, I just want to thank you all so much for your support, your smiles, your hugs, and for just being you! I am forever grateful for our Twisted Monkey community and family. Wishing you all a blessed Fall and Holiday season.

In Memory of my beloved Lila,

Bhakti and Namaste,

~Daniella 

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The Stretch Gazette – May 2018

“The Stretch Gazette” is our studio’s monthly blog. Every month we will bring you some motivation through Words of Wisdom, Yoga Tips & Facts, and personal thoughts from co-owner, Daniella. 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’m still a bit in denial that May has come and gone. Not gonna lie, it was a challenging month. Aside from accepting that Spring weather made its appearance for just one week, I was met with a rush of – life! Not problems, or hurdles, or difficulties…life. It’s all about perspective, right?

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As the saying goes, “When it rains, it pours.” (And it’s literally been raining a little too much around here!) However, there doesn’t need to be a negative tone attached to it. It may not be easy, in that given moment, to release the tension, the fear or the negativity, but it’s not so much about that. I think we tend to forget that as humans, it’s natural for us to react defensively, be it physically and/or mentally….and that’s ok. What’s not ok, is allowing those reactions to take over, and dictate how we treat others and ourselves. Even worse? Allowing negativity to rob us of life experiences.

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I recently had to make an unexpected trip to CA to see my grandmother. She was in the hospital and we had quite a scare. When I got the call, I panicked. I started looking ahead and thinking about all I had coming up. I felt overwhelmed and even angry at God for the bad timing. Then a good friend reminded me what I already knew….to stay present. Right now, what did I need to do? The answer was clear. I had to go see her and be with my family. My grandma is home now, and while she is very fragile and weak, she is stable for the time being. My siblings and I really pulled together to help her, as well as my parents. It’s brought us all closer together. I know that this is teaching me to embrace that in every “negative situation” lies a positive….whether it’s an emotional growth, a learning experience, or even the opportunity to spend time with loved ones. I am so thankful I made the decision to go.

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Some of you know that one of our instructors, Kimmy K, just welcomed a beautiful baby girl. One of the things that worried me prior to my trip, was that she was due around that time and I was scheduled to be at the delivery as her doula. Kimmy gave me her blessing to go and I left it in God’s hands. Imagine my delight (not so much Kimmy’s!) when I got back and little Vivian had still not made her debut. A few days later, I was fortunate to be by Kimmy’s side when she arrived (a week overdue!) It was a beautiful experience that I am so honored to have had the privilege to share.

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These are just two of my recent experiences that have left me feeling different, inspired, humbled, and extremely grateful. The biggest reminders I’ve received are to find the positive in the negative and to truly enjoy each moment and embrace each one as an essential part in my life story. There will be challenges along the way and we are going to run into those moments where we feel that it’s just pouring rain on us. Even the recent rainy weather can play tricks on our spirit, which made me think of another old saying, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” But then I ran across another one that resonated a little better with me….

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Thank you for taking the time to read. Hope I’ve been able to inspire you a little, or maybe help you feel like you’re not alone. What keeps me from giving in to negativity is my yoga and my support system.  Please know you have both at The Twisted Monkey. I would just like to end by thanking my Yoga Family, you know who you are. Thank you for holding down the fort and supporting me when I needed it most. Though I’m not a fan of the saying (only because of its overuse!) “I am blessed.”, I truly know that I am. Thank you all for your love and friendship.

Bhakti and Namaste,

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The Stretch Gazette – April 2018

“The Stretch Gazette” is our studio’s monthly blog. Every month we will bring you some motivation through Words of Wisdom, Yoga Tips & Facts, and personal thoughts from co-owner, Daniella. 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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We once again end the month with a powerful Full Moon – this time a pink full moon in Scorpio. It was named after the pink flowers that bloom in the early spring known as phlox. The moon’s energy affects our bodies, our moods, the oceans and lands and this particular full moon has the power to transform. Must be no coincidence I’ve been getting inspired to write!

Full-Moon-April-2017-665x435 This past month, right in line with this particular Full Moon, I’ve found myself contemplating relationships. I’ve been living on the East Coast for 12 years now and often find myself missing my friends from back home in CA. There’s nothing like being around people who just get you, where you come from, your roots. Yet, I have to remind myself that I’m not the same person I was years ago, not even 2 months ago! We are all continuously experiencing life and hopefully learning and growing. This is really the basis for the ebb and flow of relationships…whether blood, friendly, or romantic.

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Last month, I talked about making changes in order to “Spring Clean” and let go of things or bad habits. I’ve been doing my self-work and in the process have realized something really important – change does not always equal transformation. Too often we confuse or misuse the two words. When we change things, we are focusing on the past. Transformation is about creating the future. We can change things all we want, but if we want things to truly be different, we have to dig deeper. We have to continue the work.700a4e66474e7e932f09b2cd9df9c192

One of the biggest challenges, however, can be the very people we are closest to who just don’t get it. It was a big fear of mine for a long time. Until just recently, I was scared of hearing the words, “You’ve changed” and it not be considered a good thing. I held on to the “old me” to please those who expected me to be or act a certain way, or for fear of losing a friend. However, in doing the work, I soon learned that I was allowing their fear of change to stand in the way of my transformation. While it still is a work in progress, understanding this simple concept has helped me immensely, not only to accept myself, but accept them.

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Fortunately, for me, I not only have a strong core group of family and friends on the west coast, but I also have a beautiful, connected tribe of people right here and now that I love and appreciate very much. Over the years, as I’ve gone through growth and changes, I’ve seen growth and changes in my relationships with others too. The most important things that I’ve found is that while friends don’t always have to agree, understanding and respecting each other’s journeys are a must. Sharing values, not musical tastes, is what’s important. Letting go is sometimes important. Most of all, knowing that every person who has crossed my path, whether they stayed for a moment or have been here for years, has played an enormous part in who I was, who I am, and who I will be. I am grateful to have the opportunity to continue to meet some pretty amazing individuals through our yoga community. Thank you for being here. Thank you for being you.

Bhakti and Namaste,

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The Stretch Gazette – December 2017

“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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“May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility.”
— Mary Anne Radmacher

“Love the giver more than the gift.”
— Brigham Young

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HAPPY DECEMBER!

The holiday season is upon and we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a blessed one, surrounded by family and loved ones. Reminder that we will be  CLOSED on Christmas Eve and Day (12/24 and 12/25), as well as New Year’s Eve and Day (12/31 and 1/1.) Classes (and resolutions) will resume on Jan. 2nd of 2018!

For now, let’s have some fun as we end 2017 with love, light and positivity…

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This Saturday, 12/9 at 1 pm we are super excited to offer a free demo of BUTI Yoga. Two spots have just opened up! So if you’re interested in trying this high intensity fusion of Power yoga, Plyometrics, Cardio and Tribal Dance, get to our app and sign up now, they will go quickly! Look out for Buti Yoga on our Winter Schedule soon.
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Mommy~n~Me Movement
Calling all mamas and their 2-4 year old little yogis! Join us for a special 45 minute class designed to give you the opportunity to enjoy some stretch, smiles and special time with your little ones. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

Saturday, December 16th 2017 @ 8:45am

For more info and to register visit our Workshops & Events page.

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Annual Studio Holiday Party!

Come mingle with yoga instructors and fellow studio members as we celebrate the holiday season. We will provide snacks, music, and we get to wear something other than yoga clothes!

Saturday, Dec. 16th ~ 7pm to 9pm

Join us in expressing our gratitude for this wonderful community!

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108 Sun Salutations!

It’s that time again – Join us in celebrating the official start of Winter with a Warm Yoga Mala! We will attempt (and succeed!) in completing 108 Sun Salutations to welcome the season. If you’ve never participated in a Mala, don’t miss out on the fun! (Approx. 90 min., but stay as long as you can and do what you can…The fun is in trying!) The mala will take the place of our Sat. Warm Flow class this day but temp. will still be set to 85 degrees.

Saturday, Dec. 23rd 2017 @ 11:30am

This is a cash donation class only, with a minimum of $10 per person. Donations will go to Transformation Yoga Project. Thank you!

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“Dear Friend” Winter~Holiday Collection

This year, instead of asking for canned goods, coats or money, we are asking that you share a little love with someone in need. Please read the flyer below and we ask that you mail or drop-off letters by Sunday, Dec. 17th so we may distribute in time for the holidays. Thank you for your support and a big thank you to our instructor Kimmy for such a beautiful idea.  Look out for Yoga for Recovery classes coming in 2018!

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Holiday-Sale

Reminder that our Main Studio is selling 10 class packages for just $70! It’s like getting 3 classes free…and there is no expiration! What’s the catch? Package is only valid for regular classes in the Main Studio (no Hot Yoga), may only be purchased once, and must be purchased via the Glofox app or website. May not be purchased in-studio. Offer expires 12/16/17.

Also for sale…

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Now through 12/16/17, purchase our studio T-shirt for just $5! (reg. $10 – available in S, M, L and XL) and our studio Tank Tops for just $10 (reg. $15 – available in L and XL only) Purchase must be made in-studio only. All Twisted Trinket bracelets are on sale for $10 and make sure to check out some of our other unique gift ideas in the lobby. Reminder that Gift Certificates are also available for purchase in-studio only at the desk. Nothing like the gift of yoga!

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  • Schedule Changes: Our schedule will remain the same throughout December with the exception of Thursday morning and the holidays. Our 10:30am Vinyasa Flow class will be cancelled after Dec. 14th. Reminder that we are closed on Sun. 12/24 and Mon. 12/25, as well as Sun. 12/31 and Mon. 1/1.
  • Lost and Found: Last call! Any items that are left behind in the studio (i.e. jackets, socks, water bottles, mats, towels, etc.) that are not claimed by Dec. 31st will be recycled or donated.
  • 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!

Happy December! Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Happy New Year! 

As always, thank you for your continued support and smiles. 🙂

~THE TWISTED MONKEY YOGA STUDIO

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The Stretch Gazette – November 2017

“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 have come to regard November as the older, harder man’s October. I appreciate the early darkness and cooler temperatures. It puts my mind in a different place than October. It is a month for a quieter, slightly more subdued celebration of summer’s death as winter tightens its grip.” ~Henry Rollins

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” ~Oprah Winfrey

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HAPPY NOVEMBER!

During this month of gratitude, we would like to extend our deepest thanks and appreciation for each one of you. We wish you and your families a blessed holiday season. Reminder that we will be closed on Thanksgiving Day only. Check out all the fun stuff coming up at the studio…

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Last Call for Bhakti by the Bay!

We are so excited to embark on our annual adventure this coming weekend. Only 1 room left for our Holiday Yoga Retreat! Registration closes this Tuesday Nov. 7th.

Friday, Nov. 10th – Sunday, Nov. 12th 2017

For details and registration: Click Here.

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Mommy~n~Me Movement
Calling all mamas and their 2-4 year old little yogis! Join us for a special 45 minute class designed to give you the opportunity to enjoy some stretch, smiles and special time with your little ones. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

Saturday, November 18th 2017 @ 8:45am

For more info and to register visit our Workshops & Events page.

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Surfset Fitness & Yoga

If you haven’t tried one of our Surfset classes with Ashley yet, here’s your final chance of the year! This 75 minute All Levels master class will take you through some official Surfset Fitness moves, as well some yoga poses and flows while standing on the RipSurfer X board (as seen on the hit show Shark Tank!) Strengthen, balance, tone, and burn calories, while having so much fun…you won’t even realize you’re working out! Must pre-register as spots are limited due to # of surfboards.

Sunday, November 19th 2017 @ 1pm

For more info and to register visit our Workshops & Events page.

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Yoga with a Twist: Yin & Vin(o) edition! 

That’s right…it’s back! We’re switching things up just a bit as Daniella and Justine team up to give you an evening of ultimate relaxation…oh, and did we mention – wine!

Friday, December 1st 2017, 7pm-9pm

For more info and to register visit our Workshops & Events page.

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AcroYoga Workshop

Join Kimmy and Rob for a 90 minute AcroYoga adventure. We will fly through some fun poses and flows designed for yoga partners. Don’t have a partner? That’s ok! Instructors will join you and pair you up with fellow students. AcroYoga teaches us to trust, communicate and let go! (Kids ages 13 and up are welcomed.) Must pre-register due to limited space. All levels.

Sunday, December 3rd 2017 @ 5pm

For more info and to register visit our Workshops & Events page.

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Kids Yoga is back!

Bring your kiddos in for a 3 week Sunday session of Kids yoga. Ages 5-10 are welcomed. Classes are 45 minutes long. Pre-registration for all 3 classes is required.

Sunday Dec. 3rd, 10th and 17th @ 11:30am.

Pre-registration is required.

To register: Click Here

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  • Big thanks to all who have attended our Friday Happy Hour classes. Through October, we have managed to raise over $400 for Samaritan’s Purse to benefit victims of the Hurricanes. Your generosity is appreciated.
  • Save the date: Our Holiday Party will take place on Saturday, Dec. 16th!
  • Lost and Found: It’s that time again…if you left behind a water bottle, yoga mat or other personal item, please check with the studio asap. Unclaimed items will be recycled or donated this week.
  • 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!

Happy November! Happy Veteran’s Day! Happy Thanksgiving! 

As always, thank you for your continued support and smiles. 🙂

~THE TWISTED MONKEY YOGA STUDIO

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The Stretch Gazette – September 2017

“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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“That old September feeling, left over from school days, of summer passing, vacation nearly done, obligations gathering, books and football in the air … Another fall, another turned page: there was something of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning, as if last year’s mistakes had been wiped clean by summer.”
― Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose

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Happy September!

It’s National Yoga Month and we have TONS in store for you! Reminder, we will be closed on Monday, 9/4 only. Wishing you all a Happy Holiday and great year to all those heading back-to-school. Our new Fall Schedule begins at the end of this month and we have so many special events in honor of yoga month! CHECK IT OUT…

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SPRY = Stability Plus Resistance Yoga.

With (or without) the use of weights, the essence of SPRY is the weaving of movements together in a unique way, like a dance, encouraging new awareness, long lines, stability and cardio. The workout was created to satisfy all levels of yoga and fitness, and can also be fulfilled without the 5 lb. weight. 

FREE DEMO on Saturday, Sept. 2nd 2017 @ 10am

Only 3 spots left – Must pre-register through our Glofox scheduling platform.

Spry Yoga will be added to our Fall Schedule beginning in October! 

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Yin Yoga Workshop w/Justine Bacon

Yin is the latest Yoga buzz word, but do you really know what it is and why it’s so important to a well-balanced practice? Join us in this 2 hour workshop, where we will spend a brief period discussing the practice of Yin, its principles and benefits…and then dive right in! This is a very complimentary practice to anyone with an active lifestyle…so join us!
Friday, Sept. 8th 2017 @ 7:30pm

Class size is limited to allow for comfort and use of props – just a few spots left!

To register visit the Workshops & Events page of our website!

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Puppy Yoga!

Yes…you read that right – Puppy Yoga is coming to The Twisted Monkey! Join us on Saturday, Sept. 16th for a one hour Gentle Flow class led by Stephanie, along with some new furry friends. Proceeds will benefit a local no-kill, non-profit rescue, The Pooch Kaboose. Fall in love with one of the pups and you can take them home that same day!

Due to limited space, pre-registration is required – spots will go fast!

To register visit the Workshops & Events page of our website.

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TT Information Meeting

Last call for our next 200 hour yoga teacher training!

Interested, but undecided?

Join us for a brief Q&A session:

Sunday Sept. 17th 2017 @6:30pm

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Yoga Mala to Welcome Autumn

It’s that time again! Join us in celebrating the official start of a new season and kicking off the new Fall Schedule with a traditional Yoga Mala. We will attempt (and succeed!) in saluting the season with 108 Sun Salutations, led by a few of our favorite instructors. If you’ve never participated in a Mala, don’t miss out on the fun! (Approximately 90 minutes, but stay as long as you can.)

Friday, Sept. 22nd 2017 @ 6pm

This is a cash donation class only, with a minimum of $10 per person. Donations will benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey. Thank you!

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Bhakti by the Bay Yoga Retreat: 

Registration for our 2nd annual Yoga Weekend Retreat in the Fall is happening now! This year we are making our way down to St. Michaels, Maryland by the Chesapeake Bay. Spots are limited and don’t miss out on this month’s early bird discount!

Nov. 10th – Nov. 12th 2017

For details and registration: Click Here.

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We are so excited to bring you a new and improved schedule beginning the last week of September. Look for a few changes and a couple of new additions. As always, our Glofox scheduling platform will have the most current information and our Facebook page posts daily updates. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come…

Fridays: Our final Happy Hour of the Summer is on Sept. 1st. Happy Hour will break for a few weeks and be back at the end of the month with a new time of 5:30pm, taught in rotation by a few of our recent teacher training graduates. Cost is still $5 cash only, which will be donated to victims of Hurricane Harvey through Thanksgiving. Also coming to Fridays – Warm Flow at 9:30 am beginning 9/29.

Saturdays: Sat. morning classes are back with a new line-up! SPRY Yoga at 10am and a new Warm Flow class at 11:30am. Bi-weekly AcroYoga classes will also be added to Saturdays at 1pm. All this starts in October! 

Sundays: Our PiYo class is making a switch from Sunday mornings to Thursdays at 5:30pm! Our Sunday beginner class will remain and a prenatal yoga 6 week session will follow at 11:30am in October. Our Sunday evening restorative vinyasa class has been swapped out for a Warm Flow at 7pm starting Oct. 1st!

Mondays: Morning Warm Flow is making a comeback at 9:30am beginning 9/25! Our Mat Pilates will be moving up a bit to 5:30pm. Our 7pm and 8:30pm classes will remain.

Tuesdays: Our only change will be the beginner class moving up a bit to 5:30pm beginning 9/26.

Wednesdays: Quite a few changes mid-week! We are excited to now offer Chair Yoga at 10:30am beginning 9/27. Warm Power-Hatha at 5:30pm. All Levels Vinyasa Flow at 7pm and a Reiki-Restorative at 8:30pm. A little something for everyone on Wednesdays!

Thursdays: Our Gentle Flow class will be cancelled…last class will take place on 9/7. PiYo will take its place at 5:30pm. If you haven’t give it a try, don’t miss out on this fun fusion of Pilates, Yoga and cardio. Great workout! All other classes will remain the same, only will be adding a little heat to the 8:30pm class for a Warm Flow.

Hot Yoga: We are beyond ecstatic to announce that we are preparing to rip out the carpets in the downstairs studio and lay down a new hardwood floor…all to bring you some fun, new Hot Yoga Classes! They will take place at 5:30pm, Mon-Thurs. Our 7pm Hot Yoga classes will be moving a little to 7:15 pm to accommodate. All classes will be 1 hour and still $10 cash only, separate from the Main Level Studio. Class descriptions and instructors will be announced soon!

We hope you are as happy as we are with the changes! By offering a more consistent and uniformed schedule, we think it well help create a better flow both in the lobby and the studio rooms, as well as with parking. As always, should you have any feedback or questions for us, please don’t hesitate to email us at TwistedMonkeyYoga.com

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~Special September Hours: In addition to being closed on Labor Day, we will be cancelling our Hot Yoga (only) classes the weekend of Saturday, Sept. 16th and Sunday, Sept. 17th as we will be renovating the downstairs studio. Thank you for your understanding.

~Attention Yoga Instructors: Are you interested in teaching trauma sensitive Yoga and Mindfulness to people seeking recovery from addiction? The Transformation Yoga Project will be offering a 2 day workshop at The Twisted Monkey, Sept. 23-24th, 2017. For more info and to register, please visit the TYP website.

~Work Study: Would you or someone you know be interested in working at The Twisted Monkey in exchange for free yoga classes? Email Daniella for more info at TwistedMonkeyYoga@gmail.com. We are looking for adults 18 and older who could commit to 3 shifts a week on weeknights (5:15pm-8:45pm) and/or weekend mornings (9:30am-1pm).

~Lost and Found: It’s that time again…if you left behind a water bottle, yoga mat or other personal item, please check with the studio asap. Unclaimed items will be recycled or donated this week.

~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!

Happy National Month of Yoga…Happy Labor Day…Happy end of Summer…and an even better Fall!

As always, thank you for your continued support and smiles. 🙂

~The Twisted Monkey Yoga Studio

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The Stretch Gazette – August 2017

“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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“Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. We are all children of chance and none can say why some fields will blossom while others lay brown beneath the August sun. ” ~Kent Nerburn

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HAPPY AUGUST!

Wishing you all a FUNtastic final full month of Summer.  If you’re looking for something fun to do before the back-to-school craze begins, check it out…

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Surfset Fitness & Yoga

75 minute Master Class w/Ashley Gardner

Did you miss last month’s opportunity to sample Surfset? Well we’re giving you another chance to experience some SUP (stand up paddle) fitness and yoga on land. This 75 min class will take us through some official Surfset Fitness moves, as well some yoga poses, while standing on the RipSurfer X (as seen on the hit show Shark Tank!) Strengthen, balance, tone, and burn calories, while having so much fun…you won’t even realize you’re working out!

Sunday, August 27th 2017 @ 1pm

Cost is $20 per person. LIMITED SPOTS due to # of board.

Sign-up now through the Workshops & Events page of our website!

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Yin Yoga Workshop w/Justine Bacon

Yin is the latest Yoga buzz word, but do you really know what it is and why it’s so important to a well-balanced practice? Join us in this 2 hour workshop, where we will spend a brief period discussing the practice of Yin, its principles and benefits…we will then dive right in!
Yin is a cooling practice that gently stretches the more plastic-like layers of your body, such as: ligaments, tendons, fascia, joints and even bone!
Who is it good for? Everyone! This is a very complimentary practice to anyone with an active lifestyle…so join us!
Friday, Sept. 8th 2017 @ 7:30pm

Cost is $20 per person. Class size is limited to allow for comfort and use of props.

For more info and to sign-up now visit the Workshops & Events page of our website!

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~Bhakti by the Bay Yoga Retreat: We are happy to announce that details and registration for our 2nd annual Yoga Weekend Retreat in the Fall are now available! This year we will be making our way down to St. Michaels, Maryland on the weekend of Nov. 10th – Nov. 12th. For more info and to take advantage of our early bird discount packages: Click Here.

~Looking ahead to September: Please note that we will be CLOSED ON LABOR DAY, Monday 9/4. Sunday Class schedule will remain the same. On Saturday 9/2, we will be offering a FREE SPRY Yoga demo class. Come see what the newest addition to our Fall schedule is all about! (Must sign-up via our Glofox app as spots are limited.)

~Attention Yoga Instructors: Are you interested in teaching trauma sensitive Yoga and Mindfulness to people seeking recovery from addiction? The Transformation Yoga Project will be offering a 2 day workshop at The Twisted Monkey, Sept. 23-24th, 2017. For more info and to register, please visit the TYP website.

~Attention Prospective Yoga Instructors: We are now accepting applications for our next 200 hour teacher training. Please visit the Teacher Training page on our website and read carefully through all of the updated information. Official start date is Oct. 8th. We now offer a discounted training for those looking to deepen their yoga practice, but not interested in teaching at this time. Please email us for more information at twistedmonkeyyoga@gmail.com.

~Lost and Found: It’s that time again…if you left behind a water bottle, yoga mat or other personal item, please check with the studio asap. Unclaimed items will be recycled or donated this week.

~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!

Happy Summer month of August!

As always, thank you for your continued support and smiles. 🙂

~THE TWISTED MONKEY YOGA STUDIO

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