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January 2019

Akashic Records Readings Available with Betsey Grady at Sterling!

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Akashic Records Readings Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile AL

Announcing our newest service at Sterling: Akashic records readings with Betsey Grady.

Betsey is an Akashic records consultant, as well as a gifted spiritual counselor, meditation teacher, reiki master and more.

In Sanskrit, Akasha means where all things are from. Not only are all experiences stored in these records, but also all future opportunities. Anything that has ever existed has records: books, buildings, businesses, relationships, etc.

During sessions, you will examine core beliefs that create recurring issues in your life and work to clear them on an Akashic level.

Betsey will be offering Akashic records readings at Sterling on Saturday, Feb. 9 and Saturday, March 9 from 10:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. both dates.

Reserve your session here!

Wellness Weekend Was Awesome!

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Wellness Weekend Free Yoga Weekend Open House Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile ALThank you for making our annual Wellness Weekend a success!

We always look forward to opening our doors to share what we do with the community–old and new friends–and our dedicated family of regulars.

More than 200 students took advantage of our free yoga, free chair massage and free wellness info over the weekend. Of that number, 55 were brand new to Sterling!

During Wellness Weekend, we celebrated our 18 in 18 Challenge finishers, who completed or averaged 18 classes a month for every month of 2018. Wow!

Everyone received a DRI-FIT pullover embroidered with the studio and challenge logos, and they definitely earned the honor of signing the challenge wall.

Congratulations to everyone who finished this year-long challenge! Congratulations also to Mendy Bornfleth who won the annual membership, and to Christy Lock and Casey Kuluz who each won a Fitbit Charge 3.

If you couldn’t participate in Wellness Weekend or know someone who missed it, please know that our doors are always open!

Our new student intro special is always available–$30 for 30 days of unlimited practice. Plus we also have a great deal for returning students who haven’t practiced with us in six months or more.

Come back or come visit to take part in all of the exciting things happening at Sterling!

 

Christa’s Original Hot Yoga Practice Replaces Need for Knee Surgery

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Yoga Benefits Yoga Testimonial Yoga for Knee Injury Sterling Hot Yoga MobileSometimes yoga testimonials can seem unbelievable. Could yoga really help the body repair itself enough to not need surgery?

But for Christa O’Harrow, it’s quite true. Four years ago when some knee problems flared up after her years of jogging, a friend gave her advice that would change everything.

“I required a knee operation and actually was scheduled for one when a friend suggested I try Bikram yoga instead,” Christa said.

At the time, Bikram Yoga Pensacola had just opened. “Not wanting to have the operation in the first place, I gave it a try,” she said. “The best decision I ever made!”

Not only did her newfound Bikram practice improve her knee problems, but also eliminated the need for the operation.

“I absolutely love the practice,” Christa said. “It’s not only beneficial for my body but also my mind.”

Before she discovered Bikram, Christa practiced hatha yoga and Baron Baptiste hot yoga. About 20 years ago, she sought out yoga for some of the reasons people usually do.

“I needed to improve my posture,” she said. “Sitting bent over a computer most days, along with dealing with a stressful career, I needed some relief.”

And, as usual, yoga provided that and more. “It changes your outlook on life,” Christa said. “For me, I became much happier and more grateful for being alive.”

Less than a year ago, Christa became a beautiful addition to Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness. (She even moved to be closer to us!)

“I moved to Mobile for a number of reasons, one being Sterling Hot Yoga,” she said. After Bikram Yoga Pensacola closed, she found Sterling’s environment to be “friendly and inviting” and the teachers “knowledgeable and helpful.”

Being closer to the studio helps Christa get more of the practice that her body craves.

“Honestly, it’s my lifeline. I need it,” she said. “I travel a lot and my body revolts after missing a week or two of Bikram. My joints ache and my knees act up.  For me, it’s the best way to keep old age at bay.”

Christa had her doubts about whether original hot yoga—the standard 26 postures and two breathing exercises—was the best way to prevent the aches and pains of aging. But, of course, consistency with the practice proved to her otherwise.

She said even the slower pace of the practice encouraged her to come back. “The yoga I practiced before Bikram was fast-paced flow, and as I aged, my ability to move slowed, so Bikram was perfect!”

Christa credits a consistent practice with keeping her “young, mindful and grateful,” and she has some simple advice for new students considering yoga.

“Do yourself a favor and try it,” she said. “Your body and mind will be forever grateful.”

Ready to get started? Click here to sign up for our new member introductory special, just $30 for 30 days of unlimited practice!

18 IN 18 CHALLENGE: Challenge Accepted, Challenge Completed

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18 In 18 Challenge SHYWOur 18 in 18 challengers finally made it, and we could not be more proud of their efforts!

We want to acknowledge everyone who signed up. Even if you didn’t finish it, we hope it at least encouraged you to get on your mat more. And if you did that, you did something great for yourself.

On Friday, Jan. 25 at 6:45 p.m. (right after the Happy Hour 60 at 5:30 p.m.), we’ll host a challenge party for those who finished. Cheer them on as they sign the challenge wall, get their DRI-FIT pullovers embroidered with the Sterling logo and challenge logo.

And find out who is going to win the annual membership AND the two Fitbit fitness trackers we’ll give away.

These are the dedicated students who completed at least 18 classes to finish out 2018:

Mendy Bornfleth, 21
Paula Brown, 18
Stacy Galloway, 33
Sheri Granberry, 18
Sujin Kim, 19
Christy Lock, 19
Scott Singleterry, 33
Michelle Wilson, 19

OVERALL CHALLENGE FINISHERS
Mendy Bornfleth
Paula Brown
Robert Carlock
Sheri Granberry
Sujin Kim
Casey Kuluz
Christy Lock
Danny Miller
Scott Singleterry
Michelle Wilson

 

Share Sterling With Your Friends or Come Back and Check Us Out for FREE!

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Wellness Weekend Free Yoga Weekend Open House Sterling Hot Yoga MobileWondering what Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness is all about? Wellness Weekend is your chance to sample everything we have to offer, all for FREE!

Beginning Friday, Jan. 25 at 5:30 p.m., all of our yoga and Pilates classes will be FREE through Sunday, Jan. 27.

During this time, we’ll also be offering FREE chair massages by one of our resident massage therapists, Arnie Harrison. This will be available on Friday, Jan. 25 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 26 from 8 a.m. – Noon.

On Saturday, Jan. 26 at 11:30 a.m., Melanie Kaufman, one our yoga teachers and a holistic health coach, will lead a presentation about “4 Tips to Conscious Eating.” This is a great opportunity to learn how a yoga practice supports mindful eating.

Throughout the weekend, information about some of our additional services will be offered, including reiki healing by Manja Podratz, juicing by Heidi Pritchett, spiritual guidance by Tyloria Crenshaw and Akashic readings with Betsey Grady.

Start your weekend with us on Friday, Jan. 25 with the 5:30 p.m. Original Hot 60-minute yoga class, then stick around for a party at 6:45 p.m. celebrating our amazing students who completed the 18 in 18 challenge last year. They each did at least 18 classes a month for EVERY MONTH of 2018!

Reserve your spot for as many classes as you would like to try during Wellness Weekend. Use your Mind Body login to sign in here and book your  classes online. If you have any problems, just let us know!

 

CRAZY DEAL: Transform Your Body and Your Life for Just $10!

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IHP 10 for 10 Deal - SterlingWant results fast? You can have fun and get fit at the same time!

Inferno Hot Pilates is a high-energy, low-impact workout that can transform your body and your life. Just try it!

Purchase this deal by Jan. 31, 2019. Must complete 10 classes by Feb. 28, 2019.

Offer open to first-time students (share with friends!) and anyone who hasn’t practiced at Sterling in six months or more.

Call 251-471-5775 if you have any trouble purchasing this deal online.

 

January Karma Cause Classes Support USA Mitchell Cancer Institute

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Sterling Karma Cause Karma Yoga Cervical Cancer AwarenessGo teal with us this month to help us raise awareness about cervical cancer screening and prevention.

We’re encouraging everyone to wear teal and/or white on Wednesday, Jan. 16.

Our evening classes–the 5:30 p.m. vinyasa flow class and a special candlelight yin and meditation class at 6:45 p.m.— are designated as our two karma classes for the month.

Members are welcome to make donations, and visitors can take class with a $10 donation.

All money collected will support the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute Patient Assistance Fund, specifically helping patients with transportation needs.

 

Set Healthy Habits in 2019 With a Special Sterling Challenge!

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2019 Healthy Habits Challenge Logo - SHYWSet healthy habits with our 2019 Healthy Habits Challenge! Since it takes about three weeks to form a habit, we’re encouraging you to take 21 classes in 21 days to successfully complete the challenge and get your year off to a healthy start!

Everyone who completes the challenge will be entered to win a drawing for these prizes: one Juicing Bundle from Heidi Pritchett that includes SIX fresh juices and THREE juice shots; and one of two 70-serving canisters of Superieur Electrolyte Replacement.

Everyone who completes the challenge will earn a Sterling water bottle to help you support your new healthy habit!

Challenge begins Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 and ends Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019.

Sign-up cards available at the front desk soon!