The Stretch Gazette – February 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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“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.”

— Buddha

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  • Happy  February! Well now that January is over, how are we doing with those resolutions? Don’t forget that The Twisted Monkey is here to help you succeed in keeping them this year! We are definitely keeping ours as we continue to strive to improve the studio. You may have noticed that painting has commenced upstairs along with other improvements to the studio, including a brand new sign outside revealed this month! Please pardon the dust and mess.
  • Open House! We have plans in the works to host an Open House on March 5th to showcase our new and improved studio as well as our different class offerings and the wonderful instructors that make it all happen. Stay tuned for more details later this month!
  • New Classes and Times! Beginning this month, there will be some changes to our non-heated evening classes. We will now offer start times of 6pm and 7:15pm on most evenings. We hope this will help some of our yogis who work on the weekdays to make it in for more classes. Please make sure to check out our website for the new Class Schedule. Also, please note that we have separated and updated the Hot Yoga Schedule. Friday Hot Happy Hour is cancelled for the season. We hope to bring it back soon! Thanks for your understanding.
  • Surfset Fitness Fridays with Ashley! We are happy to offer surf-inspired, fitness classes at The Twisted Monkey. Stand on the The Rip Surfer X, the original Indoor Board as featured on the hit show Shark Tank. Improve your balance, strengthen your core, enhance your yoga practice, build lean muscle and burn up to 900 calories in one hour!  Due to the limited number of boards, you must pre-register for this class. Cost is 3 weeks for $40. Next session: Fridays at 9:30am -Feb. 12th, 19th and 26th. To register: Click Here
  • Cupid’s Arrow Acro Workshop! Looking for something different and fun to do this Valentine’s Day? Join us for an Intro to Acro Yoga workshop! Feb. 14th, 1pm-3pm, join Kimmy & Rachel as they share all they’ve learned and lead you through basic poses and techniques designed for yoga partners. Bring your significant other, BFF, family member, or just yourself, for 2 hours of creative yoga fun! We will end the class with a special V-day Champagne Toast. Cost is $45 when you register for two, $25 for individual. For more info and To register: Click Here.
  • Non-Heated Class Card Sale! We are extending our class card sale to the end of Winter! Returning students – get your 10 class card for $70 or a 5 class card for $40…while supplies last! Prices will go up this Spring as we hope to introduce a new computerized registration process for the Main Level Non-Heated Studio soon. Hot yoga classes will continue as cash only.
  • Help Save Nepal! Those of you who have been attending our hot yoga classes for some time know that we offer water bottles in exchange for donations that go to Nepal Kids. We are reaching out to you, our members, to share a little more about this organization and a brand new Go Fund Me campaign spearheaded by one of our very own members, Mike Cassidy. Please take a moment to read about this cause and how Mike strives to help save Nepal. Your donations, big or small, can really make a world of difference. To join Mike in helping to save Nepal: Click Here. Namaste.

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  • 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 – January 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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“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”

— Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

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  • Happy  New Year! We hope you all enjoyed the holiday season and are ready for a new and exciting year. We are so thankful for all your support and dedication in 2015 and are excited to share with you in all that 2016 has in store. The next couple of months will bring some changes and renovations to the studio. Please pardon the dust and mess as we strive to bring you a new and improved Twisted Monkey.
  • New Schedule! Please make sure to check out our website often for the latest Class Schedule. Mat Pilates will be held on Mondays at 6:15pm beginning Jan. 4th! Other schedule changes and new classes will be added in the following weeks so stay tuned! New and improved website coming soon too!
  • Non-Heated Yoga Class Card Sale! This is the final month to purchase non-heated yoga class cards. Returning students – get your 10 class card for $70 or a 5 class card for $40…while supplies last!  Prices will go up next month and we will introduce a new computerized registration process for the Main Level Non-Heated Studio only. Hot yoga classes will continue as cash only.
  • Workshops and Special Events! We are looking forward to more special workshops and events this year. We have a 3 week Surfset Fitness series starting this month on Mondays at 9:30am and a new Pre and Post Natal series on Wednesdays at 6:15pm. “Yoga in a Bottle – Yoga with a Twist!” will be back in late February and we are planning a special Open House celebration this Spring. This and lots more coming soon…as always please check our website for details.

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 January….Happy New Year!

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The Stretch Gazette – December 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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“Christmas Gift Suggestions:
To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.”

~Oren Arnold

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  • Happy December! During this special holiday season, we would like to wish you all happiness, health and many blessings. We are so thankful for all your support and dedication in 2015 and are excited to share with you in all that 2016 has in store. Please note that we will be closed on Thursday and Friday 12/24-12/25 and 12/31-1/1 so that all may celebrate Christmas and bring in the New Year with family and friends.
  • Holiday Food Drive! Studio Manager and Instructor Daniella’s 9 year old daughter and friend put together a special food drive to help those in extra need this holiday and winter season. You will find a box in the main lobby accepting your non-perishable donations. So as you grab your yoga mat and water for class, don’t forget to bring in a canned good or other unopened item (such as toothbrush, toothpaste and other small toiletries.) Donations will be delivered to Philabundance on Dec. 18th for distribution.
  • Studio Holiday Party! Join us on Saturday, December 12th for our annual holiday party. Festivities begin at 7:30pm. Feel free to bring a dish and/or BYOB. Hope to see you there!
  • Non-Heated Yoga Class Card Sale! Don’t forget to purchase your 10-class cards for $70 while supplies last!  Prices will go up in the New Year as we prepare for a new computerized registration process. We will continue selling class cards through December or until we sell out. These cards will not be available for purchase in 2016, though we will continue accepting them for attendance until the end of next year. Also available….5-class cards for $40. Take final advantage of our low prices by purchasing an unlimited number of class cards. They make great holiday gifts too!
  • Yoga in a Bottle – Yoga with a Twist! – Thank you to all who came out last month to our final wine and yoga event of the year and made it the best one yet! By popular demand, we’ll be hosting the next one in February… Stay tuned for details! Our “Yoga with a Twist” tank tops make great stocking stuffers and are on sale for just $10. All sizes available.

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  • 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 December…Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

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The Stretch Gazette – November 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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Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.

~Melody Beattie

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  • Happy November! During this time of extra gratitude, we would like to thank you for all of your support and dedication. We will continue making improvements and renovations to the studio during this holiday season. We apologize in advance for any dust or inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding. Our schedule this month will run as usual, but we will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. We have a few new classes starting this month. Don’t forget to check out our Fall Class Schedule and Workshops & Events page for all the latest. Here’s a sneak peak of what’s to come….
  • Non-Heated Yoga Class Card Sale! Purchase your 10-class cards for $70 while supplies last!  As we gear up for a new check-in process in the New Year, we will be selling class cards in November and December until we run out! These cards will not be available for purchase in 2016, though we will continue accepting them for attendance until the end of next year. Also available….5-class cards for $40. (Brand new students will still be able to purchase 5 classes for $25. Must be purchased by student him/herself on first visit.) Take final advantage of our low prices by purchasing an unlimited number of class cards. They make great holiday gifts!
  • Yoga in Bottle – Yoga with a Twist! – Final week to register! Join us this Saturday, Nov. 7th 5:30-7:30pm, for an hour of Gentle Yoga, 5 wine tastings, light snacks and lots of fun. If you haven’t checked out our most popular event yet (where have you been?) …don’t miss out! There won’t be another until Spring 2016! Please visit our Workshops & Events page for info and to sign-up. Registration closes on Friday morning.
  • Kettle Intensity! Our first Kettle Yoga session was a success! We will be bringing it back in 2016. If you’d like to try a Kettle Bell conditioning class, we now offer Kettle Intensity with Kimmy on Sundays at 8:30am. Drop-ins are $10 and yoga class cards may be used! This class is a great compliment to your yoga practice for improved strength and toning. See our Class Schedule for details.
  • Pre/Post Natal Yoga is back! Our 6 week session will run Wednesdays at 5:45pm, Nov. 11th – Dec.16th. You must pre-register by Nov. 6th to ensure a spot and receive our special discounted price…6 classes for $65! Infants not yet crawling or walking are welcomed at no charge. If you would like to attend a single class, please email us at least 24 hours in advance to see if a spot is available. Drop-in rate is $15.  For details and sign-ups please visit our Workshops & Events page.
  • Surfset with Ashley. We are running our final 3 week session of the year on Wednesdays at 9:30am, Nov. 18th-Dec. 2nd. Improve your balance, torch calories, build lean muscle, strengthen your core, and enhance your yoga practice, while standing on The RipSurfer X board…made famous on the hit TV show Shark Tank! Due to the limited number of boards, pre-registration is required. Cost is $40. For details and sign-ups please visit our Workshops & Events page. If you’d like to sample a class as a drop-in, please email us at least 24 hours in advance to see if a spot is available. Drop-in rate is $15.
  • Fall Schedule!  Just a reminder that we now offer an early morning (non-heated) yoga class on Tuesdays at 6:30am and Thursday evening classes at 5:45pm and 7pm. See our Class Schedule for details.

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 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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“Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional.
Let this be a sign that you’ve got a big heart and
aren’t afraid to let others see it.
Showing your emotions is a sign of strength.”
~Bridgette Nicole

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  • Happy Autumn! October is a time of growth and change here at The Twisted Monkey. Please check out our Fall Class Schedule and Workshops & Events page for all the latest. Here’s a sneak peak of what’s to come….
  • Yoga in the Park season is officially over. However, you can now join us for some Sunrise Yoga with Kimmy on Tuesdays at 6:30am at our studio. An early morning practice is sure to get your day started off the right way! See our Class Schedule for details.
  • New Thursday Classes! This month brings us Soulful Vinyasa with Corinne at 5:45pm, followed by Restorative Vinyasa with Stephanie at 7pm. See our Class Schedule for details.
  • Friday Classes – Don’t forget that you can now join us on Friday evenings for a variety of classes! Unwind after a long week and start your weekend off the right way…Pilates and Hot Happy Hour at 5:45pm, followed by Tai Chi and Reiki. See our Class Schedule for details.
  • Surfset Yoga & Fitness with Ashley is coming back with 2 new sessions! Join us this month either on Saturdays at 11am or Wednesdays at 9:30am (or both!) for 3 weeks of surf-inspired SUP yoga and fitness classes. Improve your balance, strengthen your core and your practice, build lean muscle and burn up to 900 calories in one hour! Due to the limited number of boards, pre-registration is required. Details and sign-ups are now available on our website. Please visit our Workshops & Events page for info and registration.
  • Yoga in Bottle – Yoga with a Twist! – It’s baaaaaaaack! New day and time…Saturday, Nov. 7th 5:30-7:30pm. Cost is $25 per person and includes an hour of Gentle Yoga, 5 wine tastings, light snacks and lots of fun. If you haven’t checked out our most popular event yet (where have you been?) don’t miss out! There won’t be another until 2016! Please visit our Workshops & Events page for info and registration.
  • Not All Breath Is Created Equal: An Introduction to Pranayama with Justine – Sunday, October 18th 1:30pm-3:30pm. Breathing is essential for us to live, but not all breath is created equal. In this workshop, we begin to bring awareness to our own breath so that we may breathe more consciously. We will explore Pranayama (yogic breathing techniques) that awaken the mind, build inner fire, cool the body, balance the spirit, and cleanse the lungs. We will discuss how we can utilize this instrument in deepening our yoga practice as well as improving all areas of our lives. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $20 per person. Please visit our Workshops & Events page for info and registration.
  • 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training. We are now accepting applications for our next training session. Sign up before Nov. 1st and receive a $200 early bird discount! Training begins Dec. 6th. Whether you are looking to deepen your practice or start a new career, The Twisted Monkey Yoga Alliance approved program will give you the confidence and inspiration you need. For more information and to download the application: Click Here.
  • A big thank you to all who came out for our Lunar Eclipse Yoga in the Park on Sunday, Sept. 25th. It was a magical night! Stay tuned for more Lunar Yoga evenings coming soon.

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  • We can’t thank enough all those who came together as a community to honor Bonnie Eckstrom and donated to her burial fund. You can still help by donating to a college fund for her one year old daughter Quinn: Click Here. Forever in our hearts. RIP Bonnie.

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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!

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The Stretch Gazette – September 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 about clearing away whatever is in us that prevents our living in the most full and whole way. With yoga, we become aware of how and where we are restricted — in body, mind, and heart — and how gradually to open and release these blockages. As these blockages are cleared, our energy is freed. We start to feel more harmonious, more at one with ourselves. Our lives begin to flow — or we begin to flow more in our lives.

~Cybele Tomlinson

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  • Hard to believe September is here! There is lots going on at The Twisted Monkey this month. Make sure to check out our Fall Class Schedule and Workshops & Events page for all the latest. Here’s a sneak peak of what’s to come….
  • Yoga in the Park with Kimmy on Wednesdays at Rockledge Park has a new time of 6:30am beginning Sept. 2nd. Join us for an early morning practice and get your day off to a perfect start. Classes will continue in the Fall as long as weather permits. See our Workshops & Events page for more details.
  • Lunar Yoga in the Park – Sunday, September 27th at 6:30pm at Rocklege Park. (Enter at Robbins Ave and Rockledge Ave intersection.) For those of you that made it out to our Blue Moon Yoga in the Park in July, you know what a special and rare experience it is. Well, the month of September brings us a Total Lunar Eclipse! This is the second and last one for the year, and the final of a 4 total lunar eclipse series. Help us welcome this phenomenon with a magical night of yoga under the stars. The class will include 75 minutes of lunar yoga, meditation, and a traditional smudge blessing. Bring your mat, some water and an open heart. $20 per adult.
  • Kettle Yoga with Kimmy – 6 week series! Ready to take it up a notch? Join us on Wednesdays at 5:45pm from Sept. 23rd – Oct.28th for this new and unique 60 min yoga practice which incorporates Kettlebells for extra strength training and toning. We’ll start with conditioning and learn proper technique for handling Kettlebells of varying weights for an intense and invigorating practice. Due to the limited number of Kettle Bells, you must pre-register for this class. Please visit our Workshops & Events page for info and registration.
  • Surfset Yoga & Fitness with Ashley – 3 weeks sessions of surf-inspired SUP yoga and fitness classes are here! Improve your balance, strengthen your core and your practice, build lean muscle and burn up to 900 calories in one hour!  Due to the limited number of boards, pre-registration is required. Details and sign-ups are now available on our website. Please visit our Workshops & Events page for info and registration.
  • Tai Chi class with Shihan Lynn Montana is coming to Fridays at 7pm beginning Sept. 11th. Cost is $10 (cash only). Class cards may not be used. Please see our Class Schedule for more details. Her Reiki Healing Circle will be back on the 11th as well with a new time of 8pm. This class is donation-based with a suggestion of $5-$10.
  • 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training. We are now accepting applications for our next training session. Sign up before Nov. 1st and receive a $200 early bird discount! Training begins Dec. 6th. Whether you are looking to deepen your practice or start a new career, The Twisted Monkey Yoga Alliance approved program will give you the confidence and inspiration you need. For more information and to download the application: Click Here.

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 Fall!

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The Stretch Gazette – August 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, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity. This evolution includes all aspects of one’s being, from bodily health to self-realization. Yoga means union; the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul. Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one’s actions.” ~B.K.S. Iyengar, Astadala Yogamala

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  • It’s the last full of month of Summer! Just a reminder that our schedule will be changing after Labor Day. See our website for class changes and cancellations.
  • Thank you to all who came out to our first Blue Moon Yoga night. The night was more successful than we could have imagined! Proceeds of the night will go toward a memorial fund in honor of the instructor’s brother who recently passed away. Thank you again for your support and look out for more evenings in the park in the future!
  • Yoga in the Park with Kimmy – Wednesdays at 7am, starting August 5th at Rockledge Park (Enter at Robbins Ave and Rockledge Ave intersection). Come get an early morning workout in at the park and a sneak peak at the newest class coming to The Twisted Monkey this Fall! Kettle Yoga incorporates Kettle Bells into our yoga practice, creating a fusion that will help you develop extra strength and toning. The class will be 75 minutes long and will run every Wednesday until and when weather permits. This is a BYOB (Bring your own Bell…or weights) class. If you do not own either, you are still welcomed to come check it out and enjoy a yoga practice. This is a donation-based class, meaning pay what you can with a suggestion of $10 and a minimum of $5. Your contributions will help purchase new Kettle Bells for our studio so we can bring you indoor Kettle Yoga this Fall/Winter!
  • Surfset Yoga & Fitness with Ashley –This Fall we will be offering 3 week sessions of surf-inspired, SUP yoga and fitness classes. Improve your balance, strengthen your core and your practice, build lean muscle and burn up to 900 calories in one hour!  Due to the limited number of boards, pre-registration is required. Details and sign-ups will be available on our website soon! If you are interested in getting certified as a Surfset Fitness Trainer, we will be hosting a training workshop at The Twisted Monkey on Sunday, August 30th, 11am-7pm. You must register at the Surfset website: Click Here.
  • We are now accepting applications for our next Yoga Teacher Training program! Training begins Dec. 6th. Whether you are looking to deepen your practice or start a new career, our 200 hour teacher training give you the confidence and inspiration needed. For more information and to download the application: Click Here.

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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