NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2012 GRAND OPENING & THE HOLIDAY CHALLENGE Greetings!
Welcome to Mai Town Yoga's first newsletter. Our aim is to send out a newsletter on a monthly basis to let you know about the upcoming events at the studio and to share relevant news about Hot Yoga, fitness, and wellness in general.
We are all very excited about the progress that Mai Town Yoga has made since we first opened our doors on August 20th, 2012 and we want to thank you and include you as our partners in this success. We are extremely happy to have you practice with us, your feedback has been fantastic and we will take all steps to ensure that we continue to offer you the best service.
To date we have had over 800 visits to 300 classes and our membership is growing exponentially. It has been a remarkable situation as we are very grateful to witness your experiences with Hot Yoga and have you share those experiences with us. From the first time student who has never practiced yoga before, the returning practitioner returning after a long hiatus, to the seasoned yoga person who is ecstatic to have a Hot Yoga studio close to home- we appreciate you all and again thank you for welcoming us into your community.
The Mai Town Team along with our wellness partners "Fit For Life" & "Definitive Rehab & Pain Management" would like to welcome you to our official grand opening event Friday November 9th from 11AM to 1PM. Mai Town & our partners are excited to announce the opening of our brand new wellness center. Inside our 5000SQ. foot facility we not only have hot yoga facilities but also have state of the art exercise equipment as well as indoor pool for aquatic therapy. Mindy with Fit For Life will be giving out complimentary body composition screenings at our grand opening & Mai Town Yoga will have a complimentary Warrior series class at 1PM right after the event. Our 12PM class that day has been cancelled. Please join us & bring a friend.
We are also very excited to announce our HOLIDAY CHALLENGE! Between November 15th & December 31st take as many classes as you can. Top 3 students who have the highest attendance totals during this time will be given PRIZES along with 3 free classes & one "Ten-4-Ten" intro pass to give away to your friends!!! As we charge into the holidays & into this next year don't loose any momentum with your health & fitness.
The path to whole body wellness begins with you and your dedicated practice.
"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
Dan Cicconi RYT 500
Is HOT YOGA all I need for exercise?
Have you ever felt that your previous efforts for losing weight, gaining muscle, reducing stress and general physical wellness have had little to no lasting benefits? Did you often find yourself confused at the gym, not knowing which piece of equipment to use for what part of the body, for how often and for how long? Or maybe find yourself spending money on special equipment, clothes or footwear that you will most likely never use? If you answer yes to any of these questions, join the club, you are not alone. Many of us have felt as the Greek King Sisyphus did, pushing an immense boulder up a hill only to watch it roll back down and repeat this process over and over again. Well, repeat that process no longer, dump that immense boulder and come practice Hot Yoga with us.
Is Hot Yoga all you need for exercise? In short, yes. Hot yoga is all you need for exercise. Hot Yoga, here at Mai Town Yoga, is designed for EVERYONE - any age, size, shape, condition, or problem. Our Hot Yoga classes are specifically designed to give your body a great workout. Hot Yoga is a complete workout with a mixture of stretching, anaerobic and aerobic exercise with using only your body. The heat works in synergy with the postures to strengthen muscles, increase muscle tone, increase range of motion and flexibility, detoxify the body, aid in weight loss, reduce stress and increase balance. This integrated approach to fitness is a complete exercise science that brings harmony to the mind, body, spirit connection.
A 2010 study from researchers at the University Of Maryland School Of Nursing published a comparative analysis study that examined the health benefits of Yoga. The researchers found that yoga outperformed standard aerobic exercise at improving balance, flexibility, strength, pain levels among seniors, menopausal symptoms, daily energy level, and social and occupation functioning, among other health parameters. Now add the heat. The addition of the controlled heated and humidified room provides the Hot Yoga practitioner with many more benefits than a regular Yoga practice.
Being in a Hot Yoga room is comparable to being in a sauna. The hot yoga room helps to increase your heart rate allowing for better circulation and lubrication to the limbs. Hot Yoga benefits your body as the heat allows you to move more freely and safely move deeper into the postures. Toxins are eliminated during hot yoga, primarily thru sweat. Water rushes out during the course of the class, creating immense benefits such as super clean skin and the detoxification of pores in the body's largest organ - the skin.
The heat and humidity make it so that your lungs only work at 50%, pushing your lungs and heart to work harder, strengthening your organs. With this, the body uses the oxygen more efficiently and allows your internal organs to breathe. Toxins are pushed out of your internal organs and through your sweat making your body healthier. The added sweat and heat makes your muscles more limber, allowing them to achieve deeper stretching and avoid injury.
Here at Mai Town Yoga, we offer several classes that do something different for your body. We'd like to call our recipe for getting the most out of your practice, " Warrior, Core, Restore". Taking the Warrior, Warrior to the Core, and Restorative classes in any sequence that can fit into your regular practice is the most effective and efficient way to see the greatest results.
Practicing Hot Yoga creates many benefits to both mind and body and a Hot Yoga class is known for burning anywhere from 500 to 1000 calories a session. Remember, the more you put into your Hot Yoga workout, the more you will gain from it.
Dan Cicconi RYT 500
HOUSEKEEPING & Schedule Changes
You have spoken with your attendance totals. Schedule changes effective December 1st will be as follows. We will be phasing out Tuesday & Thursday Morning 5:30AM classes & also our Dancers series class on Sunday morning. As we continue to study our attendance trends to serve you best we will be altering our schedule more in the future. Our schedule should always be considered in a state of flux as you the students will dictate our class times. As the top article of this newsletter stated since our opening date August 20th we have had over 800 visits to our studio. We are so grateful to you all! Thank you so very much!
Our Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule is as follows: We will have no classes on Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd. The day after Thanksgiving, Friday November 23rd we will have our 9AM & 12PM classes only. We will return to our regular schedule that Saturday November 24th.
We will have interest sign up sheets at the front counter for meditation, kids yoga & partner yoga workshops. WE are committed to partnering with you & bringing to you any & all forms of yoga to the Red Oak & surrounding communities.
To get the most out of your practice here are a few tips we ask you to consider.
For your convenience class descriptions, tuition rates and our schedule can be found at maitownyoga.com
Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the class starts to give yourself time to get into the room, lay your mat down and prepare yourself for class.
Please be mindful of other students who might be meditating, in savassana (laying down) or child's pose and keep talking & noise to a minimum. One reason many come to practice yoga is to stop the everyday stories & dramas in their minds for at least the one hour they are here.
Please leave all CELL PHONES, shoes & personal items in cubby's set up in lobby.
Hot Yoga is a work out. We want to remind you to make sure and drink plenty of water before, during and after your classes. Hydration is important and we have vending machines filled with water, coconut water, and Gatorade for your convenience.
Blankets for your Restorative classes are available for purchase at the studio. These blankets give just the right amount of padding for your shoulders, knees, and hips during the longer hold times in these classes.
Mat and towel rentals are $1 each. Forget to bring your own? No worries, we have them here to rent. At this time Mai Town Yoga is not offering free mat and towel service with any of it's memberships- however if you check in at Mai Town on Facebook, we will waive the mat or towel rental for that class.
Towel Monogramming is available for those who wish to personalize their Hot Yoga towels. We have partnered with a local embroiderer to personalize these for us and we will offer free laundry service for monogrammed towels. Leave your monogrammed towel with us and it will be clean and ready for your next class.
Once again I will say as we charge into the holidays & into this next year don't loose any momentum with your health & fitness. Producing the changes we want can be met with difficult challenges so we must be vigilant in honoring & loving ourselves. The Mai Town Team consisting of Tida Chambers, Catalina Oranday, Mary Gatmaitan & myself will be here for you. Come & see us.
(469) 218 0691