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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Sunday Inspiration Week 15

“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

“‎Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, then the whole world belong to you.”

~Teachings of Tao Te Ching

Types of Yoga

 Ashtanga Yoga:  An ancient vinyasa-style practice named after the eight limbs of yoga which follows a set series of poses, established by Indian guru Sri.  It is also known as Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, which is often called a modern-day form of classical Indian Yoga.  Vinyasa Yoga, Power Yoga and a few others are considered generic terms that may refer to any type of intense yoga exercise that is derived from Ashtanga Yoga.

Position of the Week

The Shooting Bow Pose or Seated Archer Pose

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