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November 2018

Scott Singleterry Finds One Challenge Leads to Another

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Scott Singleterry Testimonial Hot Yoga Benefits Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile AL

In his early 20s, Scott Singleterry immersed himself in running. Pushing himself through training and running long distances, sprints and hills became routine.

“As I was starting this journey, I became interested in breathing techniques that would help to excel my practice,” he said. “This led to reading and researching that would eventually transfer my regular practice from running to yoga,”

Seven years ago, Scott’s yoga practice began with a book on asana. He specifically searched for ways to open his hip flexors and take pressure off his knees.

That was before his father introduced him to Bikram Hot Yoga Mobile, now Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness. “Before I ever thought about having a regular yoga practice, my father introduced me to the founder of Sterling Hot Yoga, Lucille Allen Moran,” Scott said.

Thanks to her dynamic personality and inspirational influence, “Sterling was an easy choice,” he said.

In the six years since that he has been practicing at Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness, Scott has not only immersed himself in the original hot yoga practice, but also he completed Sterling Hot Yoga Works Teacher Training in Summer 2015.

“Sterling has been a solid foundation that has allowed me to grow in ways that I certainly didn’t expect, but in ways that make me grateful for each new moment of expansion,” he said, reflecting on his journey.

“This has become much more than a fitness routine for me,” Scott said. “It opens my mind and spirit. I remember thinking early on after one of the 90-minute classes that it didn’t matter what else happened out in the world that day, I had just conquered my own world in the hot room.”

Scott said he is reminded that he can’t control everything that happens, but that he simply has to take one day at a time and “just breathe, everything else is optional.”

It didn’t take long for Scott to fall in love with the traditional 90-minute original hot yoga sequence of 26 postures and two breathing exercises—the only style of yoga offered when he first started practicing at the studio.

“I had done the long runs, I had done the weight lifting, and though I experienced benefits from these styles of fitness, it’s hard to describe the feeling I had as I laid in savasana after kapalbhati (the final breathing exercise),” he said. “I felt exhausted, rejuvenated, invigorated, all at the same time. It was a link to discovery of something that shall continue to help me grow for many decades to come.”

One of the most surprising lessons Scott has taken away from yoga, among the “too many to count,” is the power of control over distractions and the acceptance of change.

“Life is strange sometimes, hard sometimes, confusing sometimes. Yoga is a break from these distractions of me getting in my own way. It allows me to stop, take inventory of where I’m at that day, pause, and just breathe,” he said. “I have learned that change is the only constant, and as long as I am open to my awareness of myself in the moment, I can make these changes more intentionally to propel me in the direction of where I desire that I am.”

Scott encouraged others who are thinking about beginning a yoga practice at Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness to just do it! “You are stronger than you know physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually,” he said. “Awaken yourself to your full potential. You can!’

Experience the power of mind-body connection through yoga like Scott has with our new member introductory special. It’s just $30 for 30 days of unlimited practice. Sign up here!

 

Reset With a Special Guided Meditation With Wes

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Reset and Rebalance Guided Meditation Mobile AL

Reset and rebalance during the hectic holiday season with a powerful guided meditation! Led by Wes Singleterry, this special class on Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 6:45 p.m. – 7:45 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. Click on this link today to reserve your spot. Find more details on our Facebook event page here. You don’t want to miss it!

 

18 IN 18 CHALLENGE: The End Is Near!

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18 in 18 Yoga Challenge Hot Yoga Challenge Sterling Hot Yoga MobileOur challengers are in the HOME STRETCH of their year-long commitment to themselves and their practice!

We’re so excited to see some familiar names as we have all year long!

The finishers will get to sign the challenge wall, and each will receive a special Dri-FIT shirt complete with an embroidered logo.

They’ll also be entered to win an annual membership and one of two fitness trackers in return for their dedication!

Please help us congratulate the following yogis who completed at least 18 classes for the month of October:

Scott Singleterry, 47 Sheri Granberry, 19
Paula Brown, 23 Danny Miller, 19
Mary McAleer, 23 Mendy Bornfleth, 18
Robert Carlock, 22 Stacy Galloway, 18
Sujin Kim, 21 Casey Kuluz, 18

Support Your Community, Shop at Sterling!

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Small Business Saturday Sterling Hot Yoga Special Yoga Sale Yoga Mat SaleWhen you shop small, you can make a big impact! In honor of Small Business Saturday, we’re offering some great deals to help you do just that.

Shopping local keeps more dollars in your community, creates jobs and helps make your town unique to name just of the few of the effects supporting small businesses has.

Now through the holidays, take advantage of these specials!

Sterling Water Bottles – $22.95

Sterling Yogitoes Towels (Back in Stock!) – $31.95

Sterling Yoga Mats – $24.95

Sterling Mat/Yogitoes Towel Combo – $54.95

Annual Membership – $799

10 Class Pass – $120 (usually $150)

$100 Value Gift Card – $80

Holidays got you stressed? We’ve got the answer for that too! Sterling is very fortunate to have skilled massage therapists and reiki energy healers on staff. Whether you’re interested in these services for yourself or to gift to someone else, contact David at 251-471-5775 for more information.

 

Sterling Thanksgiving Schedule Announced

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Thanksgiving Gratitude Thanksgiving Schedule Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile AL

We are so thankful to be your yoga studio of choice, so during this season of thanksgiving, YOU are among the many things for which we are grateful!

This week, we will offer a slightly abbreviated schedule to allow our staff to spend time with their families and rest. See our holiday schedule below. We hope to see you soon and often in the hot room!

 

Wednesday, Nov. 21

Regular Schedule Except No Yin Class at 6:45 p.m.

 

Thursday, Nov. 22 – HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

90 Minute Hot Yoga at 8:15 a.m. ONLY

 

Friday, Nov. 23 – Black Friday – ALL CLASSES FREE

No Breakfast Club 60 Minute Hot Yoga Class at 6:15 a.m.

 

SPECIAL BLACK FRIDAY SCHEDULE

8:15 a.m. – Inferno Hot Pilates

9:30 a.m. – Vinyasa Flow

12:00 p.m. – Iron Hour

2:30 p.m. – Sterling 60 Hot Yoga

4:30 p.m. – Yin Yoga

Black Friday classes are FREE for Sterling members, their friends, families, first-timers… EVERYONE! It’s our way to say thank you to the Mobile community and share our class offerings. Please join us!

Check out the schedule below and sign up to reserve your spot today using this link!

 

FREE YOGA All Day! Sterling is THE BEST Black Friday Deal!

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Free Yoga Black Friday Deal Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile ALWhat’s the best Black Friday deal in town? It’s FREE yoga at Sterling! It’s become a tradition of ours to offer free classes on the day after Thanksgiving.

So whether that means you avoid the shopping crowds altogether or you drop in and de-stress after you’ve gotten your deals, our doors will be open for you!

Black Friday classes are FREE for Sterling members, their friends, families, first-timers… EVERYONE! It’s our way to say thank you to the Mobile community and share our class offerings. Please join us!

Check out the schedule below and sign up here reserve your spot today!

8:15 a.m. – Inferno Hot Pilates

9:30 a.m. – Vinyasa Flow

12:00 p.m. – Iron Hour

2:30 p.m. – Sterling 60 Hot Yoga

4:30 p.m. – Yin Yoga

 

Platinum Plus Returns Nov. 17

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Platinum Plus Intermediate Hot Yoga Original Hot Yoga Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile ALIt’s been a little while, but Platinum Plus is back! We’re excited to offer this 75-minute combination of postures, which include the 26/2 of the beginner’s sequence, intermediate Ghosh postures and others similar to what you would practice in vinyasa or yin.

You don’t have to even consider yourself an “intermediate” yogi to take this class. All you have to do is TRY!

We recommend that you have practiced the 26/2 sequence for a minimum of three months before taking this class. This class is offered for a $10 drop-in rate. Sign up here!

 

Guest Teacher Debbie Vojik Joins Sterling Next Week!

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Guest Teacher Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile AL Debbie VojikWe are thrilled to welcome Debbie Vojik, owner of Baltimore Hot Yoga & Wellness, to the podium at Sterling this month! Debbie is no stranger to your Sterling teachers, as she has been the anatomy instructor at Sterling training since its inception in 2014.

Debbie, an RYT-500 instructor and certified yoga therapist, has been teaching Bikram yoga for 12 years. In addition, she teaches Inferno Hot Pilates, yin yoga and yoga nidra. She has also worked as a neonatal/pediatric intensive care nurse for many years.

With Debbie’s extensive teaching experience and practical application of anatomy, you will not want to miss the classes she will be leading while she is in town. See her schedule below and sign up now to reserve your spot in any or all!

Thursday, Nov. 8 – Inferno Hot Pilates, 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 10 – Master Class, 4:30 p.m. (90+ Minutes)*
Sunday, Nov. 11 – Yin + Yoga Nidra, 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.*

*Please note the Saturday afternoon class will replace the regularly scheduled 60-minute hot yoga class at that time. Also, the yin class on Sunday afternoon will be 30 minutes longer than regularly scheduled.

Debbie will be leading anatomy and kinesiology workshops beginning next week, sharing her extensive knowledge with our teachers and students (the anatomy workshop is open to you!). If you are interested in the anatomy workshop, contact David at the studio.

Veterans Recovery Resources is November Karma Cause

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Karma Yoga Veterans Recovery Resources Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile ALOne of the many things we are grateful for during this month of thanksgiving is the sacrifice our men and women in uniform make on our behalf for our freedoms.

With Veterans Day this month, it is only fitting that we focus our Sterling Karma Cause efforts on Veterans Recovery Resources, a non-profit, community-based mental wellness program that is currently being developed by veterans for veterans.

Founder John Kilpatrick, one of our very own Sterling yogis, is a 31-year Army reservist is who committed to improving veteran well-being by removing barriers to mental health care. This is especially important as the Gulf Coast is home to the second largest concentration of veterans in the entire country.

John is passionate about providing a unique recovery program for veterans and their families suffering from substance abuse, PTSD and other mental health issues.

You can help support Veterans Recovery Resources’ efforts by making a tax-deductible donation online here or at the studio during our designated karma yoga classes.

The 5:30 p.m. class on Mondays this month will be open to the public for a donation that will go to this much-needed program and make an immediate difference. We look forward to seeing you then!