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Support September’s Karma Cause and Get FREE Classes!

Events | Aug 31, 2018

Sterling's September Karma Cause

September National Yoga Month AND Hunger Action Month. So we’ll be collecting donations of non-perishable food items to support Feeding the Gulf Coast Food Bank to do our part to end hunger in our communities.

Members are welcome to make donations as part of our karma cause for September. Non-members can take up to two FREE classes this month at Sterling with a donation of at least two canned goods.

Please help us support this very worthy cause, and invite friends, family, coworkers, etc., to help us also increase awareness of yoga and its benefits in our community!

Karma Yoga Class Series Kicks Off Saturday, Aug. 18

Events | Aug 16, 2018

Facebook Event Cover Photo - August Karma Classes (3)Karma yoga is the yoga of action, so we’re teaming up with the Friends of the Mobile Animal Shelter for our very first series of karma yoga classes!

For the next three weekends, our Saturday 2:30 p.m. vinyasa classes are our designated karma classes.

Members are welcome to make donations (whether or not they take the classes) AND these classes are open to the public for a $10 drop-in donation.

All donations received will go to the Friends of the Mobile Animal Shelter, an all-volunteer organization that pulls animals from the pound and works to place them in their loving furever homes. They also host adoption events and rabies clinics regularly.

Please show up on your mat this Saturday, Aug. 18 at 2:30 p.m.and help us support this very worthy cause!

Don’t Miss Yin + Yoga Nidra Sunday, Aug. 19

Events | Aug 11, 2018

Yin and Yoga Nidra Sterling Hot Yoga MobileWe’re excited to offer a very special 90-minute combination yin yoga and yoga nidra class! It will consist of a one-hour yin yoga practice and transition into a 30-minute yoga nidra. Together, that adds up to bliss for your body AND your brain.

Many of you are already familiar with our yin class, which focuses on mental and physical stillness in longer-held postures (don’t worry–they’re all on the floor!) that results in improved concentration and flexibility.

This special 90-minute class will end with a yoga nidra, also known as yogic sleep. A form of meditation, yoga nidra has been proven to activate the relaxation response, which helps improve the functioning of the nervous system and endocrine system.

Additional studies indicate that yoga nidra can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and improve blood glucose fluctuations and symptoms associated with diabetes.

Yoga nidra can also help cells regenerate and repair, decrease anxiety and improve your mood. To learn more about the benefits of yoga nidra, click here!

Yin + Yoga Nidra is a great way to end your weekend and get prepared for the week ahead! Please join us Sunday, Aug. 19 from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. for this special class!

Enjoy a Healthy Happy Hour With Your Friends on Us

Events | Jul 02, 2018

HH Yoga With Friends Class Pic KeneeHas it been a while since you’ve practiced at Sterling? (We’re not judging!) If it’s been six months or more, you are invited to take our Happy Hour Yoga With Friends class on Fridays at 5:30 p.m. for FREE!

The same goes for your friends. (Let’s face it; we’ve all got someone we’re trying to convince to get in the hot room.) Whether they’re first-timers or it’s been six months or more, they get to practice for FREE too!

Don’t miss it! It’s the healthiest happy hour in town! This promotion applies to the first visit back only and to the 5:30 p.m. class on Friday only.

 

Slow Flow Vinyasa on Wednesdays

Manja continues to lead a 60-minute vinyasa slow flow class on Wednesday mornings at 8 a.m. Manja’s style of vinyasa yoga is offered in a non-heated room with a focus on postures that build strength, promote balance and increase flexibility in flow with the breath–making it another great complement to your hot yoga practice.

She received her 200-hour teacher training in 2014/2015 and also has extensive knowledge of hatha and kundalini yoga. This Wednesday morning class is offered for a donation of $10.

 

Vinyasa Weekend With Chris De Vilbiss

Events | Jun 04, 2018

Vinyasa Workshop Pranayama Breathing TechniquesJoin visiting teacher Chris De Vilbiss for a weekend of vinyasa workshops at classes at Sterling! These offerings will help you refine your vinyasa practice, particularly in finding strength needed to progress in arm balances and tips on preventing common yoga injuries, and provide you breathing techniques that will specifically benefit your hot yoga and vinyasa practice.

Shoulder Mechanics/Vinyasa Yoga with Arm Balances
Saturday, June 30: 1 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Learn to stabilize your shoulders and release tension around your neck, chest and arms in preparation for postures that bear weight on your hands or arms. Unlock the secrets to cure or prevent most yoga-related aches of wrists, elbows, shoulders and neck in this anatomy-rich workshop!

Immediately following, put what you’ve learned into practice in a 75-minute class with emphasis on shoulder and arm alignment for optimal strength for inversions and arm balances. All levels welcome!

Vinyasa Yoga/Pranayama Breathing Workshop
Sunday, July 1: 11:15 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Start with an invigorating vinyasa flow with emphasis on standing balance and hip extension, specifically lengthening and strengthening your psoas. Suitable for all levels.

Learn how to regulate mind activity with controlled breathing to evenly distribute energy throughout your nervous system in the pranayama workshop immediately after. Techniques covered will be ideal for the hot yoga or hot vinyasa practitioner. Some yoga experience is suggested to attend, but all levels are welcome!

Sign up for one or both days using this link. Members can take advantage of discounted pricing (both early-bird registration and day-of sign-ups. Non-members are welcome to join us too!

Wellness Weekend Open House (FREE YOGA!) This Month

Events | Apr 03, 2018
Wellness WeekendWant to share your love of Sterling with a friend or family member? Invite them to our Wellness Weekend Open House!

This FREE event kicks off on Friday, April 20 with our 5:30 p.m. Happy Hour class and continues through Sunday.

During this time, ALL classes are FREE! Plus, we’ll have representatives from local businesses and organizations who support our mission of health, wellness and healing.

We’re excited to welcome Betty Motes, who will deliver an interactive presentation on the importance of proper spine alignment; and Ginger Dunaway, a certified life coach who will discuss how she can help clients find balance, clarity and fulfillment in their lives.

Representatives from Veterans Recovery Resources, a community-based mental wellness program for veterans, and The Health Hut, a local source for quality vitamins, supplements, organic foods, essential oils and more, will also be available to provide information about their services.

April Brings Guest Teachers, Special Classes to Sterling

Events | Apr 03, 2018

GPHL0281Make plans now to join guest teacher Chris De Vilbiss for a vinyasa class on Saturday, April 28 at 2:30 p.m.

Chris has experienced the transformative power of yoga, and he is excited to share what he has learned from his varied teaching background.

“My teachers are everything and I would not be here without them. I grew up in Maryland and went to Oklahoma to wrestle in university. Afterwards I learned yoga in order to release tension and re-design my self-image.

“During my Ph.D. at the University of Florida, I began to teach yoga. It was easy since I’d taught wrestling and engineering for years. I traveled for work and so I taught where I traveled to. I liked the feedback as a traveling teacher.

“After graduation, I trained yoga in India, and I’ve been on “teaching tour” ever since. One month with Doug Swenson who gave me 200-hr RYT, one month with David Garrigues, one month with BNS Iyengar.”

 

Donation Class for Seth Maness Saturday, April 7

Help make a difference for downtown fixture and Soul Kitchen manager Seth Maness this Saturday, April 7. Sprite will be leading a donation-based 90-minute class at 9:30 a.m.

This class is open to the public, so all are welcome! First-time practitioners should arrive 15-20 minutes before the class begins for registration.

Seth has been diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive form of appendix cancer. All proceeds will go to the Seth Maness Benefit Fund.

 

90 Minutes of Yin on Sunday, April 15

Do you ever feel like 60 minutes of yin just isn’t enough? If so, we’ve got a special class you’ll definitely want to take!

Join us for 90 MINUTES of yin and meditation on Sunday, April 15 from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Enjoy the benefits of more time to improve your flexibility and the challenge of maintaining your stillness, breath and mental focus even longer!

This extended version of yin and meditation is an excellent way to set your intention for the new year.

If you have blocks, bolsters or a blanket you’d like to bring to class, please do as props we provide may be limited due to attendance. We can’t wait to share this new format with you!

 

Friday Happy Hour Yoga Continues!

HH Yoga With Friends Class Pic KeneeWe’ve got the healthiest and happiest happy hour in town, and we want to share it!

Join our Happy Hour Yoga with Friends class on Fridays at 5:15 p.m. This Sterling 60 class is FREE to first-timers and anyone who hasn’t practiced with us in six months or more.

Sterling members, bring friends! Even if you’re not a Sterling member right now (or don’t know one), the class is FREE so come on and make new friends!

Fascia Release Workshop Scheduled Saturday, March 10

Events | Mar 03, 2018

Fascia Release Workshop Sterling Hot Yoga MobileStill experiencing limited flexibility despite a consistent yoga practice?

Are you looking for a way to improve postural balance and help prevent injury?

Or maybe you’re a beginner and feel like your entire body feels sore and stiff and you are simply looking for a new way to find relief?

Join Manja on Saturday, March 10 from Noon – 2 p.m. for a fascia release workshop.

Fascia is the connective tissue that surrounds the muscles and envelops every part of the body, and injury, trauma, inflammation or poor posture can cause it to tighten.

This workshop is designed to provide you trigger point self-massage and myofascial stretching techniques to help you relax muscles, reduce pain, improve range of motion and much more.

All levels are welcome to attend. No prior knowledge required. All props provided. Cost is $25 per person. Sign up at the studio or by clicking here.

 

Platinum Plus Is Back March 31!

Have you tried our intermediate class yet? It’s a take on the 26/2 sequence from the beginner’s class with intermediate Ghosh postures and others you’ll recognize from vinyasa and yin.

Don’t feel like you have to be advanced to take this class. Just as in all of our other classes, the most important thing is to show up and try!

We recommend that you have practiced the 26/2 sequence for a minimum of three months before taking this class. Your next chance to try  Platinum Plus will be Saturday, March 31 at Noon. This class is offered for a $10 drop-in rate.

 

Friday Happy Hour Yoga Continues!

HH Yoga With Friends Class Pic KeneeWe’ve got the healthiest and happiest happy hour in town, and we want to share it!

Join our Happy Hour Yoga with Friends class on Fridays at 5:15 p.m. This Sterling 60 class is FREE to first-timers and anyone who hasn’t practiced with us in six months or more.

Sterling members, bring friends! Even if you’re not a Sterling member right now (or don’t know one), the class is FREE so come on and make new friends!

 

Special Classes Scheduled in January

Events | Jan 03, 2018

Yin and Meditation 90 Minute Class Sterling Hot Yoga MobileDo you ever feel like 60 minutes of yin just isn’t enough? If so, we’ve got a special class you’ll definitely want to take!

Join us for 90 MINUTES of yin and meditation on Sunday, Jan. 14 from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Enjoy the benefits of more time to improve your flexibility and the challenge of maintaining your stillness, breath and mental focus even longer!

This extended version of yin and meditation is an excellent way to set your intention for the new year.

If you have blocks, bolsters or a blanket you’d like to bring to class, please do as props we provide may be limited due to attendance. We can’t wait to experiment with this new format and share it with you!

 

Platinum Plus Returns Saturday, Jan. 13

Have you tried our intermediate class yet? It’s a take on the 26/2 sequence from the beginner’s class with intermediate Ghosh postures and others you’ll recognize from vinyasa and yin.

Don’t feel like you have to be advanced to take this class. Just as in all of our other classes, the most important thing is to show up and try!

We recommend that you have practiced the 26/2 sequence for a minimum of three months before taking this class.

Your next chance to try  Platinum Plus will be Saturday, Jan. 13 at Noon. This class is offered for a $10 drop-in rate.

 

Friday Happy Hour Yoga Continues!

free yoga, TGIF yoga, happy hour yoga, sterling hot yoga mobileWe’ve got the healthiest and happiest happy hour in town, and we want to share it!

Join our Happy Hour Yoga with Friends class on Fridays at 5:15 p.m. This Sterling 60 class is FREE to first-timers and anyone who hasn’t practiced with us in six months or more.

Sterling members, bring friends! Even if you’re not a Sterling member right now (or don’t know one), the class is FREE so come on and make new friends!

 

Slow Flow Vinyasa Class on Wednesday Mornings

If you’re looking to add another vinyasa class to your routine, remember there is an unheated, slow flow class on Wednesday mornings at 8 a.m. This is an all-levels class led by Manja, who guides you as you develop strength, improve balance and enhance flexibility.

This class is offered for a $10 drop in rate, so this class is open to the public. No Sterling membership or package is required to attend. Please support this class to ensure it continues to be available on our schedule!