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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Monday Motivation 32

“The Stretch Gazette” is a special collection of weekly posts which feature popular and original Yoga articles, quotes, pictures, and other inspirational material. Every Monday, The Twisted Monkey will bring you some motivation through Words of Wisdom, yoga facts and tips, along with news and updates from our Yoga Studio. 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.

In honor & memory of B.K.S. Iyengar

(Dec. 14, 1918- August 20, 2014)

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Studio News…

~Reminder: Our Summer Schedule officially ends this Saturday, August 30th. Please see the Schedule for updated class days and times.

~Teacher Training Registration deadline is approaching! If you are interested in deepening your yoga practice or becoming an instructor with us, join us for Twisted Monkey’s first Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Teacher Training. Registration is due by Sept. 4th and classes begin on October 4th. For more details and registration CLICK HERE or click on the Teacher Training page tab above.  Additional questions? Email us at twistedmonkeyyoga@gmail.com

~Interested in Free Yoga Classes? This Fall we will be offering a work study program! If you are able to donate at least two hours of clerical and cleaning duties per week you can earn free yoga classes! For details and more information please look for our sign-up sheet in the Main Level Studio or email us at twistedmonkeyyoga@gmail.com

~Reminder: Our final “Yoga in the Park” class will take place on Sat., Sept. 6th at 10am. Check our Facebook page for announcements and updates!  Proceeds benefit Instructor Veronica Carpenter’s fundraising efforts to build a school in Africa with the buildOn organization! Read her story: HERE  Tickets for her Beef and Beer fundraiser are now on sale for $25 per person. The big event takes place on Friday, Sept. 26th. See any instructor to purchase your tickets.

~Comments, Concerns or Questions? Email us at twistedmonkeyyoga@gmail.com.

~Have a great week!

Namaste.

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