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September 2018

Back By Popular Demand: Yin + Yoga Nidra Sunday, Oct. 7

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Yin Yoga Nidra Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile ALOur first Yin + Yoga Nidra class was a big hit, and several of you asked almost immediately when we would offer it again. We’re excited to offer this very special 90-minute combination of yin yoga and yoga nidra class on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 4:30 p.m.

Once again, the first 60 minutes of class will combine the longer held postures of the yin class you know and love, followed by a 30-minute yoga nidra, also known as yogic sleep.

Yoga nidra is a form of meditation that has been proven to activate the relaxation response, which helps improve the functioning of the nervous system and endocrine system. It’s also been proven to help lower blood pressure and cholesterol.

Yin + Yoga Nidra is a great way to end your weekend and get prepared for the week ahead! Please join us Sunday, Oct. 7 from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. for this special class! Open to the public for $10 drop-in. Reserve your spot here.

 

18 IN 18 CHALLENGE UPDATE: More Than Halfway There!

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18 In 18 Challenge SHYWOur 18 in 18 challengers are more than halfway to their goal. Just four months left in this year-long challenge!

These dedicated challengers have completed 18 classes for the month of August, and many of them are still in the game for earning a special Dri-Fit long-sleeved pullover, signing the challenge wall and being entered to win an annual membership and one of two Fitbit fitness trackers we’ll be giving away.

Please help us congratulate these dedicated yogis!

Robert Carlock, 24 Michelle Wilson, 20
Mendy Bornfleth, 23 Sheri Granberry, 19
Andrew Saunders, 23 Casey Kuluz, 19
Stacy Galloway, 20 Paula Brown, 18
Sujin Kim, 20 Amber Gaillard, 18
Danny Miller, 20

 

Karma Class for Suicide Prevention, Monday, Oct. 1 at 5:30 p.m.

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karma class donation class karma yoga sterling hot yoga mobileMany of us have been affected by suicide, whether it’s a friend, family member or acquaintance. With more than 25 million Americans suffering from depression every year, it’s no surprise how prevalent it is.

But with your support, we can make a difference. The best way to prevent suicide is through early detection, diagnosis and treatment of depression and other mental illnesses.

Join us in raising money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Sterling is hosting a very special karma class on Monday, Oct. 1 at 5:30 p.m.

The class is open to students with current Sterling memberships and to the public for a donation. Donations can be accepted via this link at the studio the evening of the karma class.

We look forward to seeing you there to help us support this very worthy cause!

You are also welcome to continue your support by participating in the Out of the Darkness South Alabama Walk on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. in Daphne. Walk begins at the Daphne City Hall with check in at 1 p.m.

 

Reid Gilbert Experiences Less Stress, Anxiety Through Yoga

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customer satisfaction client testimonial yoga testimonial sterling hot yoga mobile alReid Gilbert had a passing interest in yoga, trying a few classes at gyms over the years. But when he found himself between jobs a few years ago, he dabbled with practicing on his own using a manual.

“Once I realized that was a ridiculous idea, I sought out a studio,” he said.

Thanks to friends and family members, he knew that yoga held positive benefits. And thanks to friends, he was familiar with Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness.

“I decided that sweating through a yoga class would be an interesting workout,” Reid said. And two-and-a-half years later, he’s still committed, and the changes he’s experienced keep him coming back.

“It’s pretty simple:I always feel great after yoga practice, and the benefits are cumulative, so it’s been easy to integrate into my life,” he said. “I also love the daily challenges and discoveries that come with a consistent practice.”

Some of the positive changes Reid has experienced through a consistent yoga practice are keeping physically fit, improving his diet and sleeping better.

“Most importantly, practicing 26/2 taught me how to properly breathe,” he said. “My anxiety and stress levels are lower than ever, and I attribute that to simply being mindful about my breathing patterns.”

Reid said he’s surprised at how easy it was to make healthy choices as a byproduct of his practice. “It’s not nearly as difficult as I thought it would be,” he said.

His thoughts after the first class were definitely different though. Reid said his first thought was, “‘What in the hell just happened?’ And then I came back the next morning!”

He credited Sterling’s welcoming and supporting environment as encouragement for new students to come in an practice. “If you have even the slightest interest in yoga, show up and take a class,” he said. “It will be rewarding!”

His advice to first-time students?

“Are you interested in improving your health, cultivating better focus, or becoming more self-aware? That’s what you’ll gain from yoga,” Reid said. “It makes no difference how flexible you are, or what your fitness level is. There are no requirements other than being open-minded about the experience.”

Are you ready to see what a consistent yoga practice can do for you? Sign up for our new member special, $30 for 30 days of unlimited practice, and experience the benefits for yourself!

 

New Sterling Water Bottles

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Hydration Sterling Water BottlesStaying hydrated is important if you practice regularly, and we’ve just the new water bottles to help you stay motivated (and to remind you to get to class)!

These new Sterling water bottles will be available very soon at the studio for $27.95 plus tax. We’ll announce when they arrive, but you start thinking about which color you’re going to get!

Sterling 30-Day Fall Challenge Starts Soon

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30 Day Fall Challenge - SHYWLooking for some motivation to get your practice back on track? Or are you just up for a challenge?

Either way, Sterling’s 30-Day Fall Challenge will provide both!

Take 30 classes (any combination) in 40 days between Monday, Sept. 17 and Friday, Oct. 26. Yes, it will be challenging, and yes, you’ll be motivated and encouraged by our awesome Sterling yoga community along the way.

Everyone who completes the challenge earns a Sterling challenge T-shirt and gets to sign the challenge wall! Plus, we’ll be giving away some pretty great prizes at the challenge party, Friday, Oct. 26.

During our Halloween-themed challenge party, you’re welcome to dress in costume, and stick around for some yummy treats immediately following the 5:30 p.m. class.

Challenge sign-up cards will be available at the front desk soon!

Guided Meditation with Wes Wednesday, Sept. 12

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Reset and Rebalance Guided Meditation Mobile AL

Embrace your personal power with guided meditation! Led by Wes Singleterry, this special class on Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 6:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. is designed to help you achieve greater relaxation and effect positive personal changes.

Please note that this will replace the regularly scheduled yin class for that date only.
If you’re intimidated by the thought of meditating, try a guided meditation class. It’s actually one of the easiest ways to meditate, and Wes will guide you through the process, step by step.
 
Guided meditation offers an escape from the often hectic pace of life to facilitate relaxation, and it utilizes both the power of your imagination and the power of visualization to help you identify and harness your personal power. In this way, guided meditation can be even more powerful than traditional passive meditation.
This class is included in Sterling memberships; $10 drop-in for non-members. Sign up today to reserve your spot using the ticket link on this event page. You don’t want to miss it!