The Stretch Gazette – November 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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“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.” ~John F. Kennedy

 

“‘Enough’ is a feast.” ~Buddhist proverb

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  • Happy November! There’s a chill in the air and the smell of pumpkin….holiday season is here! Note that we will be closed on THANKSGIVING THURSDAY only in November. However, please check out our Website for a few schedule changes: Click Here. This month we are also finally launching our online registration and class packages that can even be purchased from your phone!   (Please note that we will continue accepting previously purchased class cards.)
  • This month is also yoga retreat time for The Twisted Monkey. We are so excited for this new phase in our yoga journey. For those of you who are not able to join us for the weekend at The Himalayan Institute, stay tuned for next year’s plans. In the meantime, we have a few fun activities lined up for you this month….
  1. Full Moon Yoga! Our November Full Moon Yoga class will take place on Monday, Nov. 14th at the studio at 7:30pm with Sarah. (Please note that this class will take place instead of our regularly scheduled Mon class at 7:15pm.) Class is open to all levels and will include a lunar meditation. Cost is $10 cash only, as proceeds will benefit Matter of Trust.) Come experience the powerful energy of lunar yoga! Please visit the Full Moon Yoga schedule on our Website for details.
  2. Restorative Yoga & Massage Workshop! Join us on Friday,  Nov. 18th at 7:30pm as we bring our yoga practice to a more meditative and deeper awareness. You will also receive gentle adjustments and massage by Yoga Instructor and Massage Therapist, Devin. Allow your mind and body to disconnect from the fast pace and restore, so we may start the holidays with an open heart and mind. Let’s remember the true meaning of the season. See our Workshops & Events page for info and registration.
  3. FREE PiYo Demo class! Our very own Pilates instructor, Rose, is now a certified PiYo instructor. This fusion of Pilates moves and Yoga poses will help you gain strength and flexibility while toning and sculpting. Join us the Saturday after Thanksgiving to burn off those turkey and pie calories with a FREE PiYo class! Nov. 26th at 12:30pm. TO RSVP: Click Here. (You must pre-register for this class.)
  4. Yoga with a Twist! We have finally locked down a date for our Fall/Holiday edition of “Yoga in a Bottle-Yoga with a Twist!” with Daniella. Join us on Saturday, Dec. 3rd at 4:30pm for a gentle yoga flow, 5 wine tastings and light snacks. Bring a friend and save! See our Workshops & Events page to register.   
  5. Specialty Yoga classes! Fall sessions (Surfset, Tween/Kids yoga, Prenatal, etc.) of specialty yoga classes have now ended. Look out for winter sessions starting soon! However, we are offering a Level 2 Kettle Bell and Yoga series for those who have completed one of our Level 1 series. Please see our Class Schedule and scroll down to Sundays for registration.
  • Fall Drive! Thank you to all who donated items to our Montgomery County SPCA. Our instructor Stephanie, all The Twisted Monkey staff, and especially our Furry Friends appreciate your generosity and support!
  • 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 November! Happy Thanksgiving!

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The Stretch Gazette – October 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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“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby 

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  • Happy October! Have you checked out our current Fall Schedule! Click Here. There’s something for everyone…
  1. Morning Weekday classes? We now offer plenty! Warm Yoga, YinYasa, Vinyasa Flow, Hatha Flow and Surfset Fitness and Yoga. See our schedule for details.
  2. Long day? One more opportunity to get your practice in with our G’nite Flow. Perfect gentle flow before bedtime. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30pm with Kimmy and Natalie.
  3. Lunch Time Yoga? Try our 45 min Kundalini Express at noon on Wednesdays with Jessica.
  4. Sunrise Yoga? Get your practice in before work or school on Fridays at 6am with our Morning Meditation Flow with Sarah.
  5. Half priced yoga? Support our teachers in training on Fridays and Sundays and get your yoga on for just $5!
  6. Yoga for Tweens? Yup! Fridays at 6:30pm with Brittany for ages 9-13. Just $5.
  7. Pre/Postnatal Yoga (infants welcomed!) 6 week series has begun, but drop-in spots are now available for $15. Please email us or call 267-627-4520 to reserve your spot.
  8. Parent-N-Me Yoga (ages 2-5yrs) 6 wk series on Fridays also has some drop-in spots available for $15. Contact us to reserve your spot.
  9. Our Acro CommUNITY Yoga series is off to a great start! If you’d like to drop-in and see what it’s all about, please email us or call to reserve a spot. Cost is $15 per person.
  10. PiYo classes have arrived! Our very own Pilates instructor, Rose, is now certified in PiYo by Beachbody classes. This fusion of Pilates moves and Yoga poses will help you gain strength and flexibility while toning and sculpting. 5 week series starts on Sunday, Oct. 23rd. For info and registration see our schedule: Click Here. (You must pre-register for this class.)
  •  Full Moon Yoga! Our October Full Moon Yoga class will take place on Sunday, Oct. 16th at the studio in lieu of our Community Class. Please visit the Full Moon Yoga schedule on our Website for details. Proceeds will benefit Matter of Trust.
  • October Workshops! We have two this month plus a FREE Class…
  1. Kid’s Yoga Workshop with Sarah is happening on Sunday, Oct. 16th. Yoga is a great way to ensure young ones maintain flexibility. It’s also been shown to improve focus and concentration, sleep, and even athletic ability. Drop your little one(s) off, ages 5-10 yrs, for 9o minutes of yoga fun. We’ll go over poses appropriate for kids, discuss the importance of strength and flexibility, play games and even enjoy a light snack. Cost is $15 per child. For more info and registration: Click Here.
  2. Surfset Fitness and Yoga with Ashley is happening on Sunday, Oct. 30th. Stand on the Rip Surfer X as seen on the hit show Shark Tank! You’ll maximize calories burned, strengthen your core and balance, create lean muscle, and prevent injury…all while having a great time! Cost is $25 per person. For more info and registration: Click Here.
  3. Free Class: “What you need to know about Essential Oils for Pets!” Saturday, Oct. 22nd at 11:30am. For more info and to RSVP: Click Here.
  • Class Card FLASH SALE! Our 10 class cards (does not include hot yoga) are still on sale. Get 10 classes for just $70 until we sell out. Our new online registration software will be launching this month! Thank you for your patience and support during this transition.
  • Yoga with a Twist! We know you’ve been asking….promise it’s coming soon! It’s been a little busy around the studio but a date for our Fall “Yoga with a Bottle-Yoga with a Twist” will be determined very soon, so stay tuned for details.
  • Fall Drive! Reminder that we our collecting items to benefit the Montgomery County SPCA. Look for a box in the lobby where you can place donations. Some of the items they are looking for include: towels, blankets, sheets, comforters, unopened bags of dog and cat food, canned dog and cat food, cat litter & litter boxes, etc. Our SPCA Fall drive will run through October. Thank you for your support!
  • Holiday Bhakti Retreat! We have extended our retreat deadline. Sign-ups are due by Oct. 15th. Only 5 spots left, so act now! Visit our Yoga Retreat page for info and registration or email us at twistedmonkeyyoga@gmail.com.
  • 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 October! Happy Halloween!

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The Stretch Gazette – September 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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“The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” ~ Tom Bodett

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  • Happy September! Many of you may be experiencing back-to-school madness. Therefore, we are making it easier for you to unwind and get your yoga in by adding several new classes and time slots for Fall. Make sure to check out our current schedule! Click Here. (Coming soon – online registration and packages!) Reminder that we will be closed on Mon, Sept. 5th for Labor Day.
  • Yoga in the Park! Park season has officially ended. We hope to bring it back next Spring! Thank you to all who helped raise donations to benefit One Orlando and PAWS.
  • Full Moon Yoga! Our September Full Moon Yoga class will take place on Friday, September 16th at 7:30pm at the studio. The Harvest Moon is one of the most beautiful and powerful of the year. Please visit the Full Moon Yoga schedule on our Website. Proceeds will benefit Matter of Trust.
  • Free Classes! This month we are offering TWO FREE classes:
  1. First, Join us on Sat, Sept. 17th at 12pm for a Health & Wellness class with Cindy Corabi, Holistic Health & Wellness Coach. If you suffer from bloating, gas, low energy, weight gain, headaches, joint pain, fatigue, etc., you must learn to rid inflammation, get alkaline and detox your body! Come for a free workshop to learn how to feel younger and healthy again! We ask that you please RSVP to this event so we know how many people to expect. Thank you. To RSVP: Click Here
  2. On Sat, Sept. 24th, 2pm-3:15pm, join us for a free jam session of Be FREE partner FUN! Grab a buddy, significant other, even one of your kids, or come solo and see what Partner Yoga is all about! This class is open to all ages and levels. There will be tons of cool stretching and calibrations, maybe some falls and tons of laughs! This will be a free sneak peek into the Acro CommUNITY Yoga Class Series. Come on out!
  • Fall Equinox Yoga Mala! Join us on Thurs, Sept. 22nd at 7pm, as we once again attempt (and succeed!) to get through 108 sun salutations. After our successful Summer Solstice 108 sun salutation celebration in June, we are now happy to offer these Yoga Malas every season! More info can be found on our 108 Yoga Mala page.
  • Specialty Yoga Class Series! We have several specialty yoga classes starting this month. Make sure to register online to secure your spot as these classes require pre-registration. For more info and to register: CLICK HERE. A list of our offerings:
  1. Kids’ Yoga (ages 5-9yrs) 5 wk series on Sundays at 11:15am (Starts 9/18)
  2. Surfset Fitness & Yoga 6 wk series on Thurs at 9:15am (Starts 9/22)
  3. Parent-N-Me Yoga (ages 2-5yrs) 6 wk series on Fri at 10:30am (Starts 9/23)
  4. Tween Yoga (ages 9-13) 6 wk series on Fri at 6:30pm (Starts 9/23)
  5. Pre/Postnatal Yoga (infants welcomed!) 6 wk series on Sat at 10am (Starts 9/24)
  6. Acro CommUNITY Yoga (ALL AGES!) “6 for 5” wk series on Sat at 2pm (Starts 9/24)
  7. Kettle Bells & Yoga 6 wk series on Sundays at 8:45am (Starts 9/25)
  • Class Card FLASH SALE! 10-class cards (does not include hot yoga) are now on sale until Sept. 15th for just $70!!! (Reminder: we are no longer selling regular 5 class cards for $40.) Punch cards for the Main Level Studio will no longer be sold after September, but they will still be accepted until the end of the year. At the end of this month, we will introduce new discount packages and class registration available through a new online software program. We will still continue to accept cash payments in the studio. Thank you for your patience and support during this transition.
  • Fall Drive! One of our instructors, Stephanie, has spear-headed a Fall Drive to benefit the Montgomery County SPCA. Look for a box in the lobby where you can place donations. Some of the items they are looking for include: towels, blankets, sheets, comforters, unopened bags of dog and cat food, canned dog and cat food, cat litter & litter boxes, etc. Our SPCA Fall drive will run through October. Thank you for your support!
  • Save the date! Registration for our very first Yoga Retreat is now open. Spots are limited and going fast! If you missed our first Retreat Info meeting, we will be holding another one on Sun, Sept. 11th at 11:15am, immediately following the Intro to Yoga class. We will briefly discuss the itinerary for the 3 day weekend and answer any questions you may have. Those already registered are encouraged to attend too. The meeting should take no more than 30 min. You may also visit our Yoga Retreat page for info and registration or email us at twistedmonkeyyoga@gmail.com.
  • 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 September! Happy Labor Day!

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The Stretch Gazette – August 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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“Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. For those few months, you’re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cut-grass smell in the air and the chance to dive into the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don’t have the rest of the year. You can be grateful and easy, with no eyes on you, and no past. Summer just opens the door and lets you out.” ―Deb Caletti, Honey, Baby, Sweetheart.

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  • Happy August! Can it really be the last full moth of Summer already?! Hope you all enjoy the final few weeks before the rush of back-to-school and Fall activities begins. Please note that we will be closed on Monday, September 5th for Labor Day. Our Summer schedule is going strong and will run through most of Sept. Look out for some new classes (and old favorites) in our Fall Schedule starting the week of Sept. 18th! Most current schedule can be found online: Click Here. Here’s a sneak peek…
  • Yoga in the Park! Due to the hot Summer temps, yoga at Rockledge Park on Saturdays will be moving up to 9am beginning Aug. 6th. Classes will run through the rest of Summer and a final date will be announced in Sept. We are happy to share that we raised close to $300 in July for oneorlando.org! This month’s donations will benefit PAWS. Thank you to all who have supported us so far!
  • Full Moon Yoga! Our August Full Moon Yoga class will take place on Thursday, August 18th at 8:30pm at Rockledge Park. (If inclement weather, class will be held at the studio.) If you haven’t checked out our new Full Moon Yoga Schedule, please visit our website. Proceeds will benefit Matter of Trust.
  • Playing with Gravity! Join us on Saturday, Aug. 27th for a 2 hour workshop with Kimmy & Rob focused on Partner PLAY! Grab a friend or sign up solo to explore how gravity plays a huge part in yoga itself, and how that translates into our bodies. Come to get grounded with gravity and learn through Play! For details and registration: Click Here.
  • Class Cards! Please note that we are no longer selling the regular 5 class cards for $40. However, you may still purchase 10 classes for $80 until the end of Summer. While punch cards will no longer be sold after September, they will still be accepted until the end of the year. This Fall we will introduce new discount packages and class registration available through our website. We will still continue to accept cash payments in the studio. Thank you for your patience and support during this transition.
  • Fall Classes and 108 Yoga Malas! To kick of Autumn, join us on Thursday Sept. 22nd (the Fall Equinox!) at 7:15pm, as we once again attempt (and succeed!) to get through 108 sun salutations. After our successful Summer Solstice 108 sun salutation celebration in June, we are now happy to offer these Yoga Malas every season! More information can be found on our 108 Yoga Mala page. This event will also kick off our new Fall Schedule which will include: Surfset, Kettle Yoga, Warm Yoga, Lunch Hour Yoga, Pre/Postnatal Yoga, Kids’ Yoga, Tween Yoga, Meditation Flow, and lots more! See our schedule for more information: Click Here.
  • Save the date! Registration for The Twisted Monkey’s inaugural Yoga Retreat is now open. Spots are limited and going fast! For those who would like more information, we will be offering a Retreat Information meeting on Monday, Aug. 29th at 8:30pm. We will discuss the itinerary for the 3 day weekend and answer any questions you may have. Those already registered are encouraged to attend too. The meeting should take no more than 30 min. You can also visit our Yoga Retreat page for more information or email us at twistedmonkeyyoga@gmail.com.
  • 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 August!

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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 – May 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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“The energy that moves life is the force of the Feminine. She is unstoppable. She is the source of all life, the mover of blood, the breather of breath, the flow of the river’s water. The Feminine is life. We can feel Her moving and living in any moment we are open to Her, or as Her.” ~David Deida

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  • Happy  May and Happy Mother’s Day to all the beautiful goddess moms in our lives…thank you for all you do! There is so much fun stuff happening at our studio in the next month as we gear up for Summer. So please make sure to check our website often for info on all of our upcoming events. Sneak peek below:
  • FREE Pre/Post Natal Yoga Class for Mother’s Day! Join us at 11:30am on Sunday, May 8th for a free class for moms-to-be or brand new moms looking to ease back into a yoga practice. We welcome infants not yet crawling or walking at no extra charge. Happy Mother’s Day! You must RSVP for this event: Click Here. If you know anyone who may be interested, please spread the word!
  • Meditation in May! There are still some spots left for our “Managing Stress through Yoga and Meditation” workshop with Sarah on Saturday, May 14th, 11:30am-1:30pm (following her beginner’s class). See our Workshops and Events page for more info and to register.
  • Full Moon Yoga in the Park! Join us as we kick off our Yoga in the Park season with a Full Moon Yoga class at Rockledge Park – Saturday, May 21st at 8pm. You must preregister for this event. See our Workshops & Events Page for more info and to register. P.S. Yoga in the Park classes are coming to Saturday mornings this Summer. Stay tuned for details!
  • FREE Essential Oils 101 Workshop! Essential Oils are the latest craze, but did you know there are countless ways they can be used in the home and to improve your family’s health and environment? Join us to learn the most common and versatile ways we can use essential oils. You’ll get to sample some of the most popular oils and learn about the different uses and types that exist. This is a FREE event. You will have the opportunity to purchase essential oils, but there is no obligation. Space is limited. You must RSVP for this event: Click Here. If you know anyone who may be interested, please spread the word.
  • $5 Community Yoga – reminder that the last night of our Monday class will be on May 23rd. Come out to support our teachers in training as they get ready to present their very own yoga classes and graduate the program. See our Class Schedule for details.

Coming in June…

  • Yoga for Kids! We are happy to offer a special 5 week series of Yoga for Kids (ages 6yrs-10yrs) with Sarah on Sundays at 11:15am starting June 19th. (For those who take our Hot Yoga at 11am, feel free to drop your little one off a little early…we’ll keep on eye on them.) Cost is $45 for 5 sessions. Since class begins 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.)
  • Tween/Teen Yoga! We are also happy to offer a 5 week series of yoga for kids ages 11yrs-15yrs on Mondays at 7:15pm beginning June 20th. (We will be closed on July 4th). Cost is $45 for 5 sessions. (For those who take our Hot Yoga at 7pm, feel free to drop your child off a little early…we’ll keep on eye on them.) 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.)
  • Prenatal Yoga! This Summer we will bring back 6 weeks of Prenatal Yoga with Jessica on Wednesdays at 11am. Classes begin on June 22nd. You must pre-register for this class. For more info and to register visit our Class Schedule Page.
  • Mommy-n-Me Yoga! This Summer we will also bring back 6 weeks of Mommy-N-Me Yoga with Jessica on Fridays at 11am. Moms (or dads!) are welcomed to join us with their little one (ages 0-5yrs) for some fun family stretch time. Cost is $70 for 6 weeks. (No extra charge for additional child.) You must pre-register for this class. For more info and to register visit our Class Schedule Page.
  • Surfset Fitness with Ashley! Thanks to all who came out to our sold out Surfin’ in Spring Workshop last month. If you haven’t had the chance to stand on the Rip Surfer X board (or even if you have), we are offering another opportunity on Sunday, June 5th, 1pm-3pm. Learn about and experience this unique and fun workout as seen on the hit show Shark Tank! See our Workshops & Events Page for more info and to register. Spots are very limited so sign-up today.
  • More Workshops in June! Also coming in June, a workshop on the fundamentals of Vinyasa with Stephanie and Corinne on Saturday, June 11th and a Restorative Yoga with Massage Workshop on Friday,  June 17th with Devin. Details Coming Soon!

Supporting Community Causes…

  •  Wednesday, May 18th is the 2nd Annual Philly loves PAWS Day. Businesses and animal lovers will come together for a daylong, citywide fundraiser in support of PAWS’ lifesaving efforts. Restaurants, shops, and more will donate 10% of proceeds to bring Philadelphia closer to becoming a no-kill city. The Twisted Monkey will be making a donation in support of this event. For ways you can help and for more information, visit the Philly Loves PAWS website: http://phillylovespaws.org.
  • ASSE is looking for host families. This non-profit organization places students from all over the world with host families in the USA for semesters and school years, so that these students may immerse themselves in our culture, while learning English and improving international relations. They currently have two teenage girls from the Ukraine and Thailand who practice yoga and are in need of host families. These students are ambassadors for their respective countries and are exceptionally bright and talented youngsters.  As a non-profit, ASSE does not pay host families. There are no fees associated with this experience. The host family is just asked to provide sufficient room and board for the student and allow them to become part of the family for the duration of their stay. Students arrive with excellent health insurance coverage and use their own pocket money for any extracurricular activities or meals purchased outside of the home (with the exception of family dinners). Students are academically esteemed with excellent reputations in their home countries and expect to contribute to daily family life, including activities and chores. Also, each student and host family is assigned an Area Representative who is available for support for the duration of his/her stay. If you are interested in learning more, please visit their website: http://www.host.asse.com or contact us and we will connect you with the area representative.

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.

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