The Stretch Gazette – May 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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“I believe that a godly home is a foretaste of heaven. Our homes, imperfect as they are, must be a haven from the chaos outside. They should be a reflection of our eternal home, where troubled souls find peace, weary hearts find rest, hungry bodies find refreshment, lonely pilgrims find communion, and wounded spirits find compassion.” 

― Jani Ortlund

May-NewsletterHappy May! In honor of all the wonderful mothers and women in our lives, we are offering several mom-inspired events this month….

  • The Twisted Monkey is now open on Fridays at 5:30pm! Join us for $5 Happy Hour Hatha Yoga beginning May 1st and through June. This is a 9 week mixed levels community non-heated yoga class. Not only will you be ending your week right and squeezing in another hour of practice before the weekend, but you will be supporting our new group of instructors in training. And did we mention, classes are only $5??? All ages and levels welcomed. If you prefer to sweat it out, we are now also offering Hot Happy Hour yoga at the same time. This is a high energy, challenging 1 hour class. Cost is $10 and class cards accepted.
  • Our new Pilates 6 week session with Rose begins on Sunday, May 3rd. Classes will now start at 8:45am and will be 1 hour long. Cost is $10 for drop-ins. Purchase a 6 class card on the first day for $50 and get one class free! We now accept yoga class cards for those who want to give this core-strengthening workout a try! Follow it up with our Intro to Yoga class at 10am….perfect compliment to Pilates.

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  • Saturday, May 9th, join us for a special 2 hour class of (warm) YinYasa with Justine at 1pm. This special workshop is designed for cyclists, runners, and other active individuals who are looking to compliment their workouts with specialized stretches and poses through a fusion of Yin Yoga and Vinyasa Flow. Cost is $15 when you pre-register or $20 at the door. For more info and to sign-up: Click Here.

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  • Mother’s Day Yoga! – bring your mom for free! Give your mom the (FREE!) gift of yoga! Join us on Mother’s Day for a special 2 for 1 (non-heated) Mother’s Day Yoga class at 10am. Start this special day off right by celebrating mom and all the special women in our lives with some gentle, beginner’s style yoga. (Mom not required to attend. Regular $10 fee applies.)

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  • Mommy-to-Be/Mommy-N-Me is back! Beginning May 20th, join us every Wednesday at 11am for 6 weeks of Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga with Jessica. We welcome little yogis ages 0-3 years, whether they just want to play and explore or join in on some yoga. (Mamas are responsible for their little ones.) This is a special 6 week series. You must pre-register online by May 10th. Cost is only $45!! To register and purchase your 6 class package: Click Here

SNEAK PEAK INTO JUNE… 

  • Intro to Intermediate & Advanced Poses Workshop with our lovely core queen, Julia. Saturday, June 6th, 1-3pm. Cost is $20. Details and registration coming soon!!!! 
  • Surfset Yoga & Fitness with Ashley! 6 week session starts June 17th, Wednesdays at 7pm! Details and pricing coming soon! 
  • Power-Vinyasa (non-heated) coming to Mondays at 7pm this Summer.
  • Pilates Summer Session! Pilates will have a new day and time beginning in late June and through the Summer.
  • Prenatal Yoga will have a 2nd session in the Summer. Details coming soon!

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 May!

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The Stretch Gazette – April 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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“Every soul innately yearns for stillness, for a space, a garden where we can till, sow, reap, and rest, and by doing so come to a deeper sense of self and our place in the universe. Silence is not an absence but a presence; Not an emptiness but repletion, a filling up.” — Anne D. LeClaire

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  • Have you signed up for our April workshops yet? First, find out what all the SUP (stand-up paddle board) Yoga fuss is all about at our Surfset Fitness Workshop with Ashley. You will have the opportunity to test out The Rip Surfer X, the original Indoor Board for yoga as featured on the hit show Shark Tank. Saturday, April 11th,1pm-3pm. Cost is $15 per person. Spots are limited and pre-registration is required. Sign-up before April 6th at the studio or email us at twistedmonkeyyoga@gmail.com.
  • Also in April…our Spring edition of Yoga in a Bottle – Yoga with a Twist! Enjoy a Gentle Yoga class, 5 guided wine tastings, light snacks, and tons of fun! Friday, April 17th, 7:30pm-9:30pm. Cost is $25 per person. Spots are limited and pre-registration is required. Sign-up by April 12th at the studio or email us at twistedmonkeyyoga@gmail.com.
  • For more info on all of our workshops: Click Here.
  • NEW CLASSES COMING THIS SPRING:
  1. By popular demand: The Twisted Monkey will bring you an EXTRA NIGHT of HOT YOGA! Join us Fridays at 5:30pm for an hour of Power-Vinyasa! Classes begin on April 24th and will run through June with the possibility of a permanent spot on the schedule. Get your sweat on to end the work week right.
  2. Also coming to Fridays at 5:30pm – $5 Happy Hour Yoga! Beginning May 1st and through June, join us for a 9 week mixed levels community class of non-heated yoga. Not only will you be ending your week right and squeezing in another hour of practice before the weekend, but you will be supporting our new group of instructors in training. And did we mention, classes are only $5??? All ages and levels welcomed.
  3. Coming back this May….Mommy-to-Be/Mommy-N-Me! Join us for a 6 week session of Prenatal and Postnatal yoga on Wednesdays at 11am starting on May 20th. Mamas with children ages 0 – 3 years are welcomed! Cost is only $45 for the 6 weeks. Please contact us for more details as you will have to pre-register for this session. twistedmonkeyyoga@gmail.com
  4. Save the date for our May Workshop: Yoga for Cyclists & Runners with our very own instructor, Justine! Saturday, May 9th, 1pm-3pm. Cost is $15. More info and registration coming soon.
  • Our Pilates 12 week session ends this month. There will be no class on Easter Sunday, therefore extending our session to April 26th. Only a few Sundays left to try out 45 minutes of core strengthening and toning exercises with our Pilates princess – Rose at 9am. Class cost is $8 per person, drop-in rate only. Sorry, we do not accept vouchers or yoga punch cards for this class. Follow it up with our Intro to Yoga class at 10am….perfect compliment to Pilates. We are planning a second Pilates session for May and June. Details coming soon!
  • A big congratulations to our first group of yoga teacher trainees for completing the program! Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication. Thank you also to all of our members who supported them during their student teaching. We are currently in our our second training session and making plans for our third. This Summer we will be offering a special accelerated Teacher Training Program. If you are interested, please email us for more information. This program will only be available to select members of our studio at a discounted price. Training will begin the last week of June and go through October. Our regular Teacher Training will resume next Winter, December 2015 through June 2016. Details will be published on our website soon.
  • 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 April!

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The Stretch Gazette – March 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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“Follow your nature. The practice is really about uncovering your own pose; we have great respect for our teachers, but unless we can uncover our own pose in the moment, it’s not practice — it’s mimicry. Rest deeply in Savasana every day. Always enter that pratyahara (withdrawn state) every day. And just enjoy yourself. For many years I mistook discipline as ambition. Now I believe it to be more about consistency. Do get on the mat. Practice and life are not that different.” — Judith Hanson Lasater

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  • We have lots of fun Workshops coming your way this Spring! First up….“Not All Breath is Created Equal: An Intro to Pranayama, an Instrument for Being” with our very own instructor Justine. Learn a variety of breathing techniques to help strengthen your yoga practice. Saturday, March 28th,1pm-3pm. Pre-sale tickets are $15 per person. Sign-ups available at the studio or email us at twistedmonkeyyoga@gmail.com. Deadline to pre-register is March 22nd…don’t miss out!
  • Coming in April….Wondering what the SUP (stand-up paddle board) Yoga fuss is all about? Then you don’t want to miss our Surfset Fitness Workshop with Ashley. You will have the opportunity to test out The Rip Surfer X, the original Indoor Board for yoga as featured on the hit show Shark Tank. Saturday, April 11th, 1pm-3pm. Cost is $15 per person. Spots are limited and pre-registration is required. Sign-up before April 6th at the studio or email us at twistedmonkeyyoga@gmail.com.
  • Also coming next month, our Spring edition of Yoga in a Bottle – Yoga with a Twist! Enjoy a Gentle Yoga class, 5 guided wine tastings, light snacks and tons of fun! Friday, April 17th, 7:30pm-9:30pm. Cost is $25 per person. Spots are limited and pre-registration is required. Sign-up by April 12th at the studio or email us at twistedmonkeyyoga@gmail.com. For more info on all of our workshops: Click Here.
  • 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!
  • Our Pilates 12 week session is still going strong. Join us Sundays at 9am for 45 min of core strengthening and toning exercises with our Pilates princess – Rose. Class cost is $8 per person, drop-in rate only. Sorry, we cannot accept vouchers or yoga punch cards for this class. Follow it up with our Intro to Yoga class at 10am….perfect compliment to Pilates.
  • Don’t forget to give us a like for daily schedule updates on our Facebook Page and follow us Instagram and Twitter too!

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Have you read our Top 10 Yoga Etiquette Tips? To ensure all of our students have a great yoga experience, we have put together a list of some general studio reminders and procedures: Click Here    

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Special Message

Last month, one of our instructors, Veronica, traveled to Malawi, Africa with the buildOn organization to help build a primary school. Many of you, students and friends of The Twisted Monkey, helped Veronica realize her dream through your kindness and generous donations. She wanted to share pictures of her experience and once again thank you for all of your support.

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Over the past year, with your help, I personally raised almost $7,000 that went toward building the Chitu School, located in Mchereka Villiage. During my time in Malawi, Africa, also called “The Warm Heart of Africa” I was immersed in the culture, learned some of the language, stayed with a host family, participated in manual labor side by side with villagers and also participated in cultural activities which allowed me to learn more about the specific cultural dynamics in Mchereka. I was in the country for 10 days total and did indeed take a piece of Malawi home with me in my heart.  The openness, joy, gratitude and love that was seen is immeasurable and I am forever changed by the experience.

Thank you for your support. If you or anyone from the studio has any questions or would like to ask me more about my Trek please don’t hesitate to contact me at AdoraStar1980@yahoo.com.

Sincerely,

Veronica

The Stretch Gazette – February 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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  • In our uniquely human capacity of connecting movement with breath and spiritual meaning, yoga is born. ~Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa

  • When this body has been so magnificently and artistically created by God, it is only fitting that we should maintain it in good health and harmony by the most excellent and artistic science of Yoga. ~Geeta Iyengar

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We would like to thank all those who came out to our “Yoga in a Bottle – Yoga with a Twist!” workshop on Feb. 6th. It was beyond successful…such a fun time! Look out for our next one coming in April.

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  • Reminder that our Pilates 12 week session is going strong. Join us Sundays at 9am for 45 minutes of core strengthening and toning exercises with our Pilates Princess Rose. Class cost is $8 per person, drop in rate. Sorry, we cannot accept vouchers or yoga punch cards for this class. Follow it up with our Intro to Yoga class at 10am….perfect compliment to Pilates.
  • Our March workshop has been announced! Join us for “Not All Breath is Created Equal: An Intro to Pranayama, an Instrument for Being” with our very own instructor Justine. Learn about a variety of breathing techniques and the importance of breath in and out of our yoga practice. Pre-sale tickets are $15 per person. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $20. Sign-ups available at the studio or email us at twistedmonkeyyoga@gmail.com. For more info: Click Here
  • Reminder: Our Non-Heated Yoga classes have made a switch to a 10 class yoga card for $70 (3 free!) Purchase 12 Hot Yoga classes for $90 and save (3 free!) Non-Heated and Hot Yoga classes must be purchased separately.
  • With Winter weather upon us, please note that the most accurate last minute class changes and cancellations can be found on our Facebook Page or by calling or emailing the studio.
  • Don’t forget to give us a follow on Instagram and Twitter too!
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The Stretch Gazette – January 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 the fountain of youth. You’re only as young as your spine is flexible. ~Bob Harper

  • If we are creating ourselves all the time, then it is never too late to begin creating the bodies we want instead of the ones we mistakenly assume we are stuck with. ~Deepak Chopra

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  • The Twisted Monkey is now offering an Intro to Yoga (non-heated) class on Sundays at 10am. This class moves at a much slower pace, stripping down popular poses and incorporating proper placement and breathing. This is a community-type class which will be taught by a rotation of teachers and student teachers and is open to all ages and levels.
  •  Take advantage of our New Year’s Resolution Sale (only valid for non-heated classes)! New students (taken 1 class or using a Living Social/Groupon voucher) can purchase a 6 Class Punch Card for $30. That’s a 50% savings….3 classes free! Returning students may purchase a 12 Class Punch Card for $80…4 classes free! Sale ends on Jan. 31st.
  •  Our Spring Session of Yoga Teacher Training begins on Feb. 1st. If you would like to join us, it is not too late! Please email us for more information at twistedmonkeyyoga@gmail.com.
  • Coming back to The Twisted Monkey: Pilates Class with Rose! We will be holding a special 12 week session of Pilates every Sunday at 9am, beginning Feb. 1st. Cost of each 45 minute class will be $8. You may purchase a 12 class package on the first day for only $80 (2 free classes!) Sorry, we cannot accept vouchers or yoga punch cards for this class.
  • Our next “Yoga in a Bottle” Winter 2015 Edition has been set for Friday, Feb. 6th, 7:30pm. Join us for 2 hours of gentle yoga, wine tasting, light snacks and lots of relaxing fun with our very own yoga and wine enthusiast, Daniella. Cost is $25 per person and pre-payment is required. Sign-ups are available at the studio or email us at twistedmonkeyyoga@gmail.com.
  • With Winter weather upon us, please note that the most accurate last minute class changes and cancellations can be found on our Facebook Page or by calling or emailing the studio.
  • We are now on Instagram and Twitter…give us a follow!
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Monday Motivation 50 – Final post

Every Monday in 2014 our studio’s weekly blog, “The Stretch Gazette,” featured inspirational quotes, yoga facts & tips, and highlighted different yoga poses.  In this, our final post of the year, we would like to thank all who have supported and made The Twisted Monkey what it is today. We are looking forward to all the exciting things 2015 has in store. While we will continue to publish “The Stretch Gazette”, look out for a revamping of our website in the New Year. Make sure and subscribe to receive notifications of new posts by entering your email in the box found on the sidebar. Wishing you all a blessed and joyous New Year. Namaste.

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Studio News…

~Just a reminder that the studio will be closed on Dec. 31st. On Jan. 1st we will be holding a special Candle Lit Vinyasa class at 7pm (non-heated).  No hot yoga on Jan. 1st. Regular schedule resumes on Jan 2nd.

~Only two classes left in our special “Mommy-to-Be/Mommy-N-Me” holiday session! Come out this Friday at 11am to experience the benefits of pre/postnatal yoga. No sitter? No problem. We welcome little ones under the age of 1 who are not yet walking. (Crawling is ok as long as you keep a watchful eye on your little.) See our Class Schedule for more details.  

~Our new “Intro to Yoga” class on Sundays at 10am begins this coming Sunday, Jan. 4th. Perfect class for beginners looking to keep their New Year’s yoga resolutions! Learn breathing techniques while perfecting your asanas (poses/postures). Class will move at a slow pace and incorporate traditional Hatha poses with more modern styles and practices. All ages and levels welcomed. This is a community-type class taught by a variety of instructors and student-teachers. Spread the word!

~Take advantage of our New Year’s Class Card Sale (non-heated classes only)! Students who are new to our studio may purchase an introductory 6 class card for $30 (that’s 3 classes free!) Returning students may purchase a 12 class card for $80 (4 classes free!) This special will run through January only. 

~There is still time to take advantage of our Early Bird Yoga Teacher Training discount! Sign-up before New Year’s Eve and save $150 for our Spring Session (Feb-June 2014)! Whether you’ve always thought about becoming a Yoga Alliance Certified Instructor or you’ve been looking for ways to deepen your practice, this New Year you can make that resolution come true. Find more information and download the registration form: HERE, or click on the Teacher Training page tab above.  Additional questions? Email us at twistedmonkeyyoga@gmail.com.

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

Happy New Year…Namaste.

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Monday Motivation 49

“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.

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Studio News…

~Just a reminder that the studio will be closed on Dec. 24th and 25th, as well as Dec. 31st. On Jan. 1st we will be holding a special Candle Lit Vinyasa class at 7pm (non-heated).  No hot yoga on Jan. 1st. Regular schedule resumes on Jan 2nd.

~Our new “Intro to Yoga” class on Sundays at 10am begins on Jan. 4th. Perfect class for beginners looking to keep their New Year’s yoga resolutions! Learn breathing techniques while perfecting your asanas (poses/postures). Class will move at a slow pace and incorporate traditional Hatha poses with more modern styles and practices. All ages and levels welcomed. This is a community-type class taught by a variety of instructors and student-teachers. Spread the word!

~Take advantage of our New Year’s Class Card Sale (non-heated classes only)! Students who are new to our studio may purchase an introductory 6 class card for $30 (that’s 3 classes free!) Returning students may purchase a 12 class card for $80 (4 classes free!) This special will run through January only. 

~Join us every Friday at 11am, now through Jan. 9th, for our special “Mommy-to-Be/Mommy-N-Me” Holiday Session! Whether you’re looking for a stress-free pregnancy, getting into shape after welcoming baby, or simply want to meet other mamas, some pre/postnatal yoga will definitely be of benefit. No sitter? No problem. We welcome little ones under the age of 1 who are not yet walking. (Crawling is ok as long as you keep a watchful eye on your little.) Class cards and vouchers accepted. Drop-ins welcomed at the usual price of $10 per class (no charge for the little). See our Class Schedule for more details and help spread the word! 

~We have extended the deadline for the Early Bird Yoga Teacher Training discount! Sign-up before New Year’s Eve and save $150 for our Spring Session (Feb-June 2014)! Whether you’ve always thought about becoming a Yoga Alliance Certified Instructor or you’ve been looking for ways to deepen your practice, this New Year you can make that resolution come true. Find more information and download the registration form: HERE, or click on the Teacher Training page tab above.  Additional questions? Email us at twistedmonkeyyoga@gmail.com.

~Wishing you all a very blessed and Merry Christmas! 

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

Have a great week…Namaste.