The Stretch Gazette – January 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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Happy New Year Twisted Monkeys! (Are we still allowed to say that?) Hope your 2018 has started off full of greatness. We’ve definitely started with some crazy cold weather! Sure it’s a pain in the butt, but how beautiful was it to ease into the year with some snow days, allowing us to slow down and reflect. I definitely took some time to think about last year’s good, bad, beautiful and ugly, and what I would like to carry into the new year with me, as well as the things I need to let go of…notice, I said need.

When we come from a place of truth and love, we will see that the things we want and the things we need are very different. So this year, I decided that I needed to get back to writing. Before taking on The Twisted Monkey, when my daughter was very young, I used to write a blog about parenting and organic living. Things got a little busy when I took on managing role at the studio back in 2012 and I soon realized I needed to let go of some things. I always looked at blogging as a want, so I stopped. When I took an even bigger leap and became co-owner of the studio in 2015, I was definitely met with some challenges and juggling more responsibilities. These past few years I have experienced so many life adventures that have helped me grow and feel grounded in who I am today. So as I reflected on where they have led me to in the present, I realized that I NEED to blog again. Writing has always been my outlet and what has been missing for me.  So this year, The Stretch Gazette will include a little personal blurb from me, with an intention to connect with all the wonderful members that walk through our doors, along with anyone who happens to come across my posts. Remember…

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“We are more alike than we are different. We all want the same things: Kindness, Compassion, Safety, Security, Happiness, and Love. There is enough to go around. Give it away!” ~Susan Abrams Milligan

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This month, in traditional January fashion, I thought it only appropriate to share some thoughts on New Year’s resolutions. Over the years, it seems resolutions have grown to get a bad rap. What once was a way to start the year with goals and aspirations, has become jokes and memes about diets, joining the gym, and how we’ll fail our resolutions by Jan. 2nd

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So, as we approach the end of the first month of the new year, I thought it a good time to mention the idea of setting intentions instead (just like we do in yoga class!) and reflect on what ours might be for 2018.

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So, what is your aim or purpose? What are you working on achieving this year? And are your intentions coming from a positive place of growth, love for yourself and others, and do they speak your truth? Maybe you’re still a little stuck on what your resolutions or intentions are for this year. Well, lucky for you, I came across this great list of ideas to help you out…

20-Intentions-List This Winter season, we hope you will find the time to stop in to the studio, step on your mat, and come back to your intentions. Our schedule has something for everyone and we have some exciting workshops and events happening just about every weekend. If you are a member of our studio and are not receiving our monthly email newsletter, please check your spam folder or sign up for our mailchimp service by setting up a studio account with us through Glofox. If you’ve never been to our studio before and live locally, we hope you’ll find the time to pay us a visit. If you live far away and are interested in yoga, we hope you found a little inspiration here. Wishing you all a beautiful rest of the year.

Bhakti and Namaste,

~Daniella 

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The Stretch Gazette – April 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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“The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” ~Harriet Ann Jacobs

“Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.” ~Thomas Tusser

“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!'” ~Robin Williams

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Happy April! 

This month we have a couple of special events for you. However, we will be closed on EASTER Sunday (4/16). Wishing you all a wonderful Passover, Easter and Spring Break season. Enjoy family, friends and some sunshine!

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Meditation with Mantras and Mudras
Let’ s celebrate Earth Day with a special meditation 101 workshop with Sarah McIntyre. We’ll talk about how we use our hands to create and channel the energy (prana) in our bodies and how we can use sound in healing ways. We will then practice meditating with mudras and mantras. (Approx. 90 min. workshop.)

Saturday, April 22nd 2017 at NOON

Visit our Workshops & Events page for info and registration.

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Join us for another session of Family Acro!

Join AcroYoga instructor Kimmy Kash for a super fun day of flying with your little ones! Kids are naturals at Acro which is why they love doing it…especially with YOU! Join your child as you engage in play, imagination, fitness, therapeutics and all the giggles! No experience necessary. Class will be taught in a fun, skilled, safe & empowering manner. Kids ages 4-12 welcomed. Bring your cameras for some awesome shots.

Watch your kids FLY!

Sunday, April 30th, 1pm-2:15pm.

Visit our Workshops & Events page for info and registration.

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Have you heard? 

  • PiYo class: Our next 5 week series of PiYo begins on Sunday, April 23rd. Learn “Round 38” of this unique fusion of Pilates moves and Yoga poses which will help you get Summer ready in no time. (Drop-in spots will open in May, if available.) For more info and to register, please visit our Glofox scheduling platform under “Courses.” Those who sign up for all 5 classes get a special price of just $9 per class!
  • Kids’ Yoga: Our Kid’s Yoga classes (ages 5-10 yrs) are still going strong every Thursday at 4:45pm for only $6. Classes will end on May 25th.      
  • Prenatal Yoga: We are now offering prenatal yoga on Saturdays at 10am for the month of April and May for $12 per class.
  • Candlelight Community Yoga: Our Instructors-in-Training have been taking turns practicing all they are learning. Show your support on Fridays at 5:45pm…just $5 cash only at the door. Proceeds will benefit Transformation Yoga Project!
  • Acro Sunday Funday: Our bi-weekly partner yoga classes are going strong. Final Spring dates: 4/9, 4/23, 5/7 and 5/21. AcroYoga will be taking a break for Summer. 

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The Twisted Monkey is happy to announce that we will be participating in this year’s yoga on the steps Reach & Raise event on Sunday, May 21st. Join our studio team as we help raise money for a very important cause. More info coming soon! Can’t join us for yoga on the steps? You can still contribute by helping our team raise money. Visit the Reach and Raise website and search for The Twisted Monkey to join our team: Click Here

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  • 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. Items not claimed by the end of each month will be recycled. There is a lost and found located in the hot yoga ladies’ changing room, as well as a cubby in the Main Studio 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. 🙂

~The Twisted Monkey Yoga Studio

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The Stretch Gazette – February 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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“Most people are slow to champion love because they fear the transformation it brings into their lives. And make no mistake about it: love does take over and transform the schemes and operations of our egos in a very mighty way.” ~ Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotation from a Life Made Out of Poetry.

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Happy February! 

Seems like the month of January happened in the blink of an eye. Don’t forget that The Twisted Monkey is here to help you stay committed to those New Year Resolutions. Check out our schedule for the variety of classes we offer…and make sure to book ahead of time using our app! We’d like to take this time to thank you for your support as we smoothed out some kinks in our registration process last month. Now, let’s see what’s happening in the month of February…

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Looking for something different and fun to do this Valentine’s Day? Join us for our LOVE Acro Workshop on Sunday, Feb. 12th at 6pm. We will fly through some fun poses and flows designed for yoga partners. Bring your significant other, BFF, family member, or just yourself, for 2 hours of creative yoga fun! (21 and older only please.) We will end the class with a special V-day Champagne Toast. For info and registration: Workshops & Events (Save the date! Join us March 5th for a special Parent-N-Child AcroYoga class.)

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Meditation 3 Part Series!

Visit our Workshops & Events page for info and registration.

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Help us give back to those who give to us and our country. We are collecting Coats for Veterans through Feb. 15th. Collection box is located in the Main Lobby. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.

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Have you checked out some of our newest classes? What are you waiting for! 

  • PiYo class: Our 5 week series is going strong. Drop-in spots are now available when you pre-book through our Glofox app or online scheduling platform. This fusion of Pilates moves and Yoga poses will help you gain strength and flexibility while toning and sculpting! Sundays at 11:30am.
  • Bootcamp Flow: This is a must try! Experience 4 classes in 1: mat yoga, yoga sculpt, SUP yoga and Barre Yoga. Members may now use credits or drop-in for the usual $10. Must pre-book through Glofox as spots are limited. Wednesdays at 5:30pm.
  • Kids’ Yoga: We now offer a weekly class for kids ages 5-10 on Thursdays at 4:45pm. Only $6 per child when you pre-book through our Glofox app or online scheduling platform. Yoga is quickly becoming a great way to keep our youth healthy, flexible and active. It’s never too early (or late!) to start yoga.    
  • Pre/PostNatal Yoga: Our Winter session has now begun. If you would like to drop-in for a class, Saturdays at 10am until March 11th, please contact us to reserve a spot at twistedmonkeyyoga@gmail.com.
  • New Hot Yoga Class: Beginning Feb. 12th, we will now be offering Hot Happy Hour yoga classes every Sunday at 5:30pm in our downstairs “Hot Studio” with our newest instructor, Nina! Please note that Hot Yoga classes are separate from our Main Studio. $10 cash only. Let’s get hot and twisted!
  • Candlelight Community Yoga: Don’t forget that you can now get your Friday practice in with Sarah for just $5. Our Instructors-in-Training will begin leading classes next month. We appreciate your support.

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  • Studio Yoga Mats: As we continue to make improvements to our studio, we would like to clarify that yoga mats are for the use of brand new members on their first visit. We ask that all students who try a class and plan to continue the practice of yoga, to invest in their own mat. This way you may choose the correct length, size and density to suit your individual needs. The downstairs Hot Yoga studio provides black yoga mats that are already placed down on the floor. You may place your own yoga mat on top for extra support. We ask that you please wipe down all mats after use. Do not roll up any studio mats that may still be wet, as this can become unsanitary. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
  • 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. Items not claimed by the end of each month will be recycled. 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 February! Happy Valentine’s 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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