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May 2017

May Brings Workshops, Special Classes

By Announcement

SpriteArmBalanceSterlingHotYogaManja Podratz is now leading a 60-minute vinyasa slow flow class on Wednesday mornings at 8 a.m. Manja’s style of vinyasa yoga is offered in a non-heated room with a focus on postures that build strength, promote balance and increase flexibility in flow with the breath.

She received her 200-hour teacher training in 2014/2015 and also has extensive knowledge of hatha and kundalini yoga. This Wednesday morning class is currently planned for May and June, and is offered for a donation of $10.

On Saturday, May 20 at Noon, make plans to attend our Platinum Plus class led by Michelle. This 75-minute practice incorporates the 26 postures of our beginner’s class, but it is also complemented by intermediate Ghosh postures, as well as vinyasa and yin postures.

The Platinum Plus is an excellent way to challenge yourself, work on new postures outside of the 26/2 sequence, and feel energized and accomplished. We recommend that you have practiced the 26/2 sequence for a minimum of three months before taking this class. This one-time class is offered for a donation of $10, and may be added more frequently depending on response.

Finally, Sprite will be leading a workshop on Saturday, May 27 at Noon. “Finding Balance” will be a 90-minute session that will teach students arm-balancing techniques that will complement students’ Hot Bronze Flow practice and teach a few new techniques as well.

Balancing poses help connect with the present moment by requiring constant focus. Adding the challenge of balancing on the hands or arms instead of the feet requires an even greater degree of mental focus. Arm balances can also help to increase feelings of self-confidence, courage and inner strength. “Finding Balance” is offered for a donation of $10.

Nicole Trboyevich Returns to Podium at Sterling!

By Announcement

Guest Yoga Teacher Sterling Hot YogaThis month, we will welcome a familiar face to the podium at Sterling!

Nicole Trboyevich, a former teacher at Sterling and most recently owner of Bikram Yoga Pensacola, will join us to lead a few classes as a guest teacher.

She has been a certified teacher for almost six years, and as a massage therapist, she has an excellent understanding of postures and tips for improvement.

Nicole will be leading the 90-minute class Saturday, May 6 at 9:30 a.m., the 60-minute class Sunday, May 14 at 9:30 a.m. and the 90-minute class Sunday, May 14 at 2:30 p.m.

Please help us welcome and show our appreciation for Nicole when she is here!

Sterling Spring Challenge a Great Success!

By News

Sterling Hot Yoga Challenge WinnersNinety amazing yogis entered the Sterling Spring Challenge, and each should be recognized for their commitment and desire to improve their bodies and minds through a consistent practice.

Now, they’ve set a foundation for moving forward. We all encounter challenges that become distractions, but recognizing that challenges only make you stronger lead to satisfaction when your goal is finally achieved. If you fell short, be assured that with strength and determination, you have already reaped the rewards of practicing!

Congratulations to the 37 yogis who completed the Sterling Spring Challenge of 30 classes in 45 days. What an accomplishment! The top three finishers were:

Jimmy Green: 54 classes

McKayla Cusker: 50 classes

Elizabeth Teel: 37 classes

At the challenge party and during the days following, it was exciting and rewarding to see the smiles of satisfaction as the wall was signed and T-shirts were picked up!

Congratulations also to Hali Davidson, Jennifer Mathers and Shannon Reeves who won the drawing to receive a free Sterling mat!

Whether you finished the challenge, there is always another opportunity and plenty of room on the wall for your signature! Keep practicing and get ready for the Fall Challenge!