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Michelle Ryan

Happy Hour Yoga With Friends AND Free Sushi!

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Happy Hour Yoga With Friends RNR SushiEvery Friday at 5:30 p.m., we celebrate “happy hour” at Sterling. It’s a little different than what you’d expect, but we want you to experience an hour of health and happiness–it’s what we serve!

This special class is open to your friends, family–anyone who’s never practiced with us before.

Even if it’s been a while (six months or more) since you joined us for a class, it’s free for you too!

Once a month, our Happy Hour Yoga also includes FREE sushi from our neighbors Rock N Roll Sushi Midtown!

On Friday, June 28, you–or a friend–can check out Sterling for free and enjoy some free sushi with us after class.

It’s a great way to get your weekend started. Please join us!

10 Reasons to Keep Up Your Practice This Summer!

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Reasons to Practice Hot Yoga in Summer Benefits of Practicing Yoga in Summer Sterling Hot Yoga“But it’s so hot outside!” We get it! Mobile is known for being super hot, super humid and super rainy (usually all three in a very short span of time).

But maintaining a regular practice when it’s just as hot outside is really good for you. Here’s 10 reasons why!

1. Strengthen your heat tolerance. Keep your cool outside of the hot room, literally.

2. Get fit for summer activities. If you spend more time outside running, playing golf, throwing a Frisbee, etc., you’ll have more strength and stamina.

3. Make progress in your practice. If you’re body is already warmed up, thanks to Mother Nature, you won’t need as much time to loosen up in the hot room.

4. It will keep you hydrated! Yes, you need more water (electrolytes too!) in the summer to bounce back.

5. You’ll make healthier eating choices. When you feel good, you’ll take better care of yourself!

6. Be better prepared for your next class. The heat prolongs the flexibility and relaxation you’ve achieved, so you’re body is ready to practice!

7. Keep your body and mind energized. We’re not saying you shouldn’t relax, but yoga can help you kick that sluggish summer feeling.

8. Spend more time with your yoga family. Being around a positive community like ours is good for your soul.

9. Get over the fear of the “fall return.” If you’ve maintained your practice, you’re already there!

10. Yoga is never a bad idea. If you’re tired, stressed, anxious, busy, show up anyway.

Ready to come back? We’ve got specials just for you!

 

June Karma Cause, International Day of Yoga Supports Alzheimer’s Association

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June Karma Cause Alzheimer's Association Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile AL International Day of YogaOn this year’s International Day of Yoga, Friday, June 21, we’re partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association to raise funds and awareness for the care, support and research efforts to together fight the darkness of this disease.

We want to share our yoga with our community, so we’re opening up all of our classes on this day for FREE to the public with a donation to our efforts in “The Longest Day” fundraiser supporting the Alzheimer’s Association.

On this day, the summer solstice–the longest day of the year–organizations and people across the world will join together in creating a light so bright that it outshines the darkness of Alzheimer’s.

Join us for any class on Friday, June 21–check out our schedule here–and make your donation at the studio or online here.

Current Sterling members are also welcome to contribute to our Junekarma cause. (Plus, if you’re participating in the Summer Bingo Challenge, you’ll get a stamp on your card for your donation!)

Mandi Cameron Finds Transformation in Yoga, Inferno Hot Pilates

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Yoga Pilates Transformation Before and After Workout Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile ALMandi Cameron admits she was unhappy, but she was more determined to make positive changes in her life. When she saw that Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness was offering an open house almost three years ago, she “jumped at the opportunity to try two free classes.”

“After the birth of my youngest daughter, I was extremely unhappy with not just my appearance, but my overall health,” she said.

It didn’t take long for her to decide she wanted to commit to Sterling. After the first class she took during that open house weekend, Mandi said, “I went straight to the front desk to sign up!”

That was almost three years ago, and her progress has been significant—in many ways.

“Most people probably don’t remember when I first became a member at Sterling,” she said. “I had not worked out consistently in years. I had just had my second child and my body was most certainly not in shape.

“I was so unhappy,” she admitted. “I hated taking pictures and I feared seeing anyone I knew out. I wanted change.”

Mandi found the change she wanted—and a lot more—by consistently practicing Inferno Hot Pilates and vinyasa flow.

“Honestly, a consistent practice at Sterling helped me to believe in myself. Every class, I try to take the opportunity to be a little better than the class before, stretch deeper, let go, push harder,” she said. “I never considered myself to be athletic, but Sterling has brought out the fitness fanatic in me!”

Sterling was an easy choice for Mandi. It’s only a couple of minutes away from her house, and the benefits she’s experienced—overall improved mood, greater flexibility that enhances her weightlifting, and ability to focus and stay in the present—are worth it!

When asked what keeps her coming back to practice, she sums it up in one word. “Um…sanity! Well, that was what kept me coming at first…that and sheer determination!,” she said. “The quick results you see sure help your drive to come as well. I absolutely love the feeling of sweating everything out— toxins, bad energy, a day that didn’t go right. I ALWAYS feel better after a class. I’ve never regretted taking a class for sure!”

If the process seems too easy, Mandi assured that it hasn’t been. “It was hard. There were a lot of early mornings in the cold, late nights rolling out my sore muscles, begrudgingly making healthier choices,” she said. “But I completely finally fell in love with working out and—MOST IMPORTANTLY—I fell in love with my own skin. Working out wasn’t a chore, but an opportunity to prove to myself what my body—what I—am capable of.”

For that, she credits Inferno Hot Pilates, one of Sterling’s most popular classes that is a bootcamp style, high intensity interval workout, for making her “absolutely fall in love with working out.”

“That hour I carved out for myself where I didn’t have to think about my to do list, what I needed to do for everyone else, just an hour to push myself to the limits while barely hanging on—it was everything I never knew I needed. And it didn’t stop there!,” she said. “Everything I had ever tried before at the gym that I hated? I started loving it. I can’t stop trying new lifts, new classes, learning new things.”

It should come as no surprise that Mandi is now an Inferno Hot Pilates teacher. She pours her heart and soul into every class, just like she does as a student, and everyone loves her and the challenging, but rewarding workouts she leads.

Because of her own journey, Mandi encourages others to try yoga at Sterling. “I think a lot of people are intimidated by the heat. I tell them to embrace it and use it to detoxify their spirit,” she said. “Also, everyone is so encouraging and that there are all levels in every class. You’re so focused on your personal practice that  no one is looking around, so don’t feel embarrassed or like you’re being scrutinized…. We’re all just trying to make it through, I promise no one noticed you fall out of a pose!”

Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness offers a new member special, $30 for 30 days of unlimited practice, to encourage everyone to experience all of our classes. But don’t expect the change you want to happen right away.

“Transformation is a slow journey. Real change is not a quick fix, but day after day of consistency, hard work and commitment. It’s also not linear. Everyone gets in a rut—we’re human!

“Honor yourself, make time for yourself every day, and if you’re unhappy like I was, make a decision right now to do something about it,” Mandi said, “or better yet, come try a class with me!”

For just $30, you can take a class with Mandi or any one of our other great instructors at Sterling. Click here to sign up and take the first step of your own transformation!

 

We’re Inviting You to Fall in Love with Inferno Hot Pilates!

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Free Inferno Hot Pilates Class HIIT Workout Fitness Mobile AL Sterling Hot Yoga MobileHave you tried our Inferno Hot Pilates class? If you have, you know it’s a great, and, yes, challenging high-intensity, low-impact workout that gives you results quickly!

But if you haven’t tried Inferno Hot Pilates (or know someone who should!) or if it’s been a while since you took it, we’re inviting you back to take any one of our morning classes for FREE!

Why? Well, we welcomed an amazing new enthusiastic teacher recently. We’ve been experimenting with creative new sequences. And, well, we just miss you!

Limit one free class per person. Promotion applies to 8:15 a.m. Inferno Hot Pilates classes only on Monday, Friday and Saturday.

Start your day off strong with us, and let us know what you think of our changes!

Schedule Your Akashic Records Reading With Betsey This Month!

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Akashic Records Reading Betsey Grady Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile AL Summer Inspiration Spiritual Guidance

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Looking for a little summer inspiration? You don’t have to look further than a Akashic Records session with Betsey Grady!

Betsey is taking appointments now for Saturday, June 15 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Betsey, a well-respected spiritual counselor and meditation teacher (and much more!), explains that consulting the Records is a “wide-open explorative experience that is often simultaneously refreshing and healing.”

Whether you want your dreams interpreted, your relationships explained, or financial, health or career guidance, you can get those answers. Even connect with loved ones or pets who have passed–the scope is unlimited!

Betsey is available for sessions at Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness for your convenience. She offers 60-minute and 30-minute sessions.

Each session is recorded so you may revisit it again.

Hurry! Book yours here. Slots are already filling up!

 

Two Great Opportunities to Join Manja on Amazing Yoga Retreats This Year!

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Yoga With Manja Yoga With Manja Retreats Yoga Retreat Belize ThailandLater this year, Manja will be leading two retreats that combine yoga, delicious food and natural beauty.

In September, she is hosting a six-day intensive transformational empowerment retreat for women in Belize.

It will include round-trip airfare, accommodations in a luxury eco-lodge, organic farm-to-table meals, daily yoga and meditation, energy healing, immersion in nature and more!

This one is limited to women only, and it is purposefully intended to be a small, yet powerful group. To learn more, click here.

A second retreat in late November and early December in Thailand is open to anyone.

In addition other yoga groups with their teachers will be there, creating a very international community.

This retreat is for anyone who loves meeting new people, wants to experience being part of a global yoga tribe, and is interested in learning new yoga poses and exploring playfulness in their practice.  

Like the retreat in Belize, it will incorporate amazing food, yoga and unique excursions, including Thai Buddhist temples and an elephant sanctuary.

While it includes accommodations, meals and yoga, it does not include international airfare. For more details, click here.

AMAZING DEAL: Inferno Hot Pilates Summer Special!

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Unlimited HIIT Workouts Tabata Fitness Inferno Hot Pilates Summer Fitness Special Mobile AL

Inferno Hot Pilates is one of our most popular classes at Sterling, and we want to make sure you know why!

If you’ve never practiced at Sterling or you don’t have an active membership with us, this amazing offer is just for you.

Have FUN getting FIT this summer with this amazing deal! Get THREE months of UNLIMITED HIIT workouts for ONE low price of $75!

This offer must be purchased by June 30, 2019, and the unlimited three months of Inferno Hot Pilates classes must be redeemed by September 30, 2019. Unlimited visits apply to Inferno Hot Pilates classes ONLY.

If you’ve been wanting to try Inferno Hot Pilates, now is a great time. If you love Inferno Hot Pilates already, then bring a friend!

Click here to purchase this deal before it’s gone!

 

Who’s Ready to Play Some Sterling Bingo? Summer Challenge Begins June 1

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Sterling Hot Yoga Bingo Challenge Mobile AL Summer ChallengeOne of everyone’s favorite challenges is BACK this summer. Get ready for the 2019 Sterling Summer Bingo Challenge!
 
Beginning Saturday, June 1 through Wednesday, July 31, we’re challenging you to fill up your bingo card to win some fun prizes along the way.
 
All you have to do is simply maintain your practice and complete activities along the way. You can earn one bingo stamp per class.
 
If you’ve never played Sterling bingo, you’ll want to! Of course, if you have, you’ll want to play again!
 
Cards will be available THIS WEEK at the front desk. Sign up and have (more) fun doing yoga this summer!

Reset Your Mind and Body With Candlelight Yin + Yoga Nidra

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Candlelight Yin + Yoga Nidra Sterling Hot Yoga Meditation Yin Yoga Mobile ALOne of our most popular pop-up classes is back on the schedule Sunday, June 2 from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Candlelight Yin + Yoga Nidra combines the slower-paced practice of yin yoga with the calming meditation of a yoga nidra–and both are set against the backdrop of candlelight.

If you have not experienced this combination, please plan to! Yoga nidra is an ancient practice, mentioned in some of the earliest yogic texts.

In some of these instances, it is described as a “dream state,” and it is often referred to as “yogic sleep.”

Yoga nidra is a powerful guided meditation that helps address and alleviate many medical conditions, as well as reducing anxiety and depression, resetting negative thought patterns and beliefs, and more.

Non-Sterling members can experience this class at a special drop-in rate of $10. You can reserve your spot here!

Be aware that this class fills up quickly, and while we do provide props, such as blocks and bolsters, at the studio, you are welcome to bring your own, as well as a blanket, small pillow or eye pillow to help make you comfortable during the yoga nidra.