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February 2018

Danny Miller Experiences Benefits, Community Through Hot Yoga

By Testimonial

DannyMiller SHYW Testimonial hot yoga benefitsThe thought of practicing yoga in a room heated to 105 degrees and regulated at 40 percent humidity can be an intimidating one for many people. But for Danny Miller, that was part of the intrigue.

“I was curious about ‘hot’ yoga, and I was looking for a challenge and a good sweat,” he said.

Now, six-and-a-half years later, Danny can safely say that hot yoga has become a way of life.

His journey into yoga began simply enough—he was looking for an exercise that was less stressful on his bones and joints. And in the hot room, he found it.

The sequence of 26 postures and two breathing exercises practiced in original hot yoga is meant to be as restorative as it is strengthening.

The precise order of the postures in the heat offers multiple benefits, such as restoring range of motion to joints, healing chronic pain and relieving stress.

From a consistent practice, Danny has experienced improved flexibility, increased stamina, a stronger immune system, less inflammation and a better mental state. But that’s not the only thing that keeps him coming back to the hot room.

“The continued improvement in my flexibility and strength, and overall health,” he said. “And the new friends I’ve made along the way.”

Though he describes yoga as a “huge part” of his lifestyle, he said he still sees progress in his mental and physical toughness each year, and that’s been a pleasant, but surprising realization.

Danny remembers that the first class can be scary and intimidating, and, yes, it is really hot! But making the commitment to try can be the hardest, though most important part.

Beyond that, he did have some words of advice for the first-time student: “Just go in with no expectations,” he said,” and listen to your body.”

In Danny’s nearly seven years with Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile, he’s seen growth and transformation—from name changes to class offerings to ownership. But one fundamental thing has stayed the same.

“There’s an energetic atmosphere that everyone feeds off of,” he said, “allowing one to push further and to take their practice to the next level.”

Do you want to be a part of what Danny is talking about? Try our introductory special, just $30 for 30 days of unlimited practice, and you can experience what our yoga community has to offer!

Sterling Mardi Gras Schedule, Specials Announced

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SHYWMMardiGrasAlong the Gulf Coast, we know all about letting the good times roll this time of year!

To give you an opportunity to enjoy the Mardi Gras festivities, we’ll be offering an abbreviated schedule as the season rolls along.

Sunday, Feb. 11 – Joe Cain Day
9:30 a.m. – Sterling 60 ONLY

Monday, Feb. 12 – Lundi Gras
Regular Schedule ALL DAY

Tuesday, Feb. 13 – Fat Tuesday
Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!
ALL CLASSES CANCELLED

In the spirit of the season, we’re also offering 20 percent off all purple and green Sterling mats now through Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14. Purchase yours today!

 

18 in 18 Challenge: One Month Down, 11 to Go!

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18 in 18 Yoga Challenge Hot Yoga Challenge Sterling Hot Yoga MobileDid you make a commitment to yourself and your practice this year?

We’re trying to help you stay focused on that goal with our special “18 in 18 Challenge!”

So far, more than 65 students have signed up for the year-long challenge that encourages you to take 18 classes EACH MONTH of the year!

The students below have completed (or are on track to) at least 18 classes in January:
Sheri Granberry, 24 Danny Miller, 19
Darlene Arnold, 23 Paula Brown, 18
Sujin Kim, 23 Ellen Harvey, 18
Mendy Bornfleth, 22 Alison Lancaster, 18
Reid Gilbert, 22 Stacy Galloway, 18
Casey Kuluz, 21 Katie Vogtner, 18
Anne Adams, 19

You’ll complete the challenge as long as you average 18 classes a month for the year–that’s 216 total! Classes can count toward more than one challenge (such as during spring and fall 30-day challenges).

Those who complete the “18 in 18 Challenge” will be entered to win: an annual membership (1 available) and a fitness tracker (2 available). Everyone who successfully completes it will receive a long-sleeved Dri-Fit pullover with the Sterling logo and 18 In 18 challenge logo.

Make 2018 a year to remember! We’re excited to help encourage you toward completing this awesome goal! (And if you haven’t signed up yet, there’s still time!)

 

New Schedule, New Publix Coming Soon!

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Midtown Publix Development Midtown Mobile Sterling Hot YogaChange is in the air! Sights and sounds of construction have been ever present around the studio for months now.

Very soon we will welcome new neighbors! Publix is scheduled to open on Wednesday, Feb. 21, and other tenants in the development, such as Rock N Roll Sushi, Taco Mama, G. Harvell Mens Clothier and other great businesses will help bring new life into our little corner on Old Shell Road.

We are excited that this new development will increase our visibility and improve parking–just to name a few!

Thank you for your patience as construction continues and the area undergoes its transformation. It’s a great time to be a part of Midtown Mobile, and we eagerly anticipate what the future holds for Sterling Hot Yoga!

 

New Schedule Effective Monday, Feb. 19

In keeping with this spirit of change, stay tuned because we’re going to release an updated schedule featuring more of what you asked for in our recent survey!

Some general updates include changing the start of evening classes to allow more of you to attend. Our 5:15 p.m. classes will now begin at 5:30 p.m., and our 6:30 p.m. classes will now begin at 6:45 p.m.

You can also expect to see more 90-minute classes, more vinyasa and more weekend afternoon classes. This schedule will go into effect Monday, Feb. 19!