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

News | Sep 29, 2018

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: Congrats on Meeting the Halfway Mark!

News | Jul 02, 2018

18 In 18 Challenge SHYWThe “18 in 18” Challenge has hit the halfway mark, and we couldn’t be more proud of the dedicated yogis who have made such a strong commitment to their practice as a result.

Many of the usual suspects are still meeting the minimum monthly class requirement, but some new names have entered the list this month.

Remember, it’s possible to complete the challenge by averaging 18 classes per month over the course of the year. That means 216 total classes in 2018 are required to be entered to win the annual membership and one of the two Fitbit fitness trackers.

Everyone completes that overall total number of classes will receive a Dri-FIT pullover featuring the studio and challenge logos, as well as bragging rights for reaching such an amazing achievement!

These Sterling yogis completed at least 18 classes in May:

Stacy Galloway, 30 Sheri Granberry, 19
Robert Carlock, 29 Sujin Kim, 19
Mendy Bornfleth, 23 Paula Brown, 18
Reid Gilbert, 21 Amber Gaillard, 18
Christy Lock, 21  Danny Miller, 18
Michelle Ryan, 21 Michelle Wilson, 18
Casey Kuluz, 20

18 in 18 Challenge Update: Whoa, We’re (Almost) Halfway There!

News | Jun 04, 2018

18 In 18 Challenge SHYW

Exciting news, challengers! The “18 in 18” Challenge is ALMOST at the halfway mark, and we’re so excited that we’ve still got several yogis who are meeting the minimum monthly class requirement.

Remember, you don’t have to do 18 classes each month to be entered to win the annual membership or one of the two Fitbit fitness trackers. Just AVERAGE 18 classes a month.

That means there are some of you who are well within reach to getting back on track to finish the year with the 216 total required classes.

Stick with it! Everyone who meets that number gets a Dri-FIT pullover featuring the Sterling and challenge logos. Plus, what an awesome achievement maintaining a consistent practice all year long will be!

These Sterling yogis completed at least 18 classes in May:

Robert Carlock, 25 Casey Kuluz, 20
Sheri Granberry, 25 Reid Gilbert, 20
Sujin Kim, 23 Paula Brown, 19
Christy Lock, 21 Michelle Wilson, 19
Mendy Bornfleth, 20

Get Hot! Inside Out, Bones to Skin

News | May 04, 2018

The weather is starting to warm up, and it will get even hotter before you know it!

When that happens, very often people start to practice less often, feeling that they get plenty of heat outdoors.

But in reality, this is the time of year when you need to practice even MORE and here’s why:

  1. If you practice in the hot room, outside won’t seem so hot
  2. It’s nice to tighten and tone for beach season
  3. We have several classes on the schedule that aren’t as hot as the Sterling 60 and Gold 90–you have a choice!

It’s especially important when the weather heats up to HYDRATE! As a general rule, you should drink a minimum of half your body weight in ounces every day. Try to drink even a little more during the hottest months. Water, coconut water and fresh juices are all good options.

Take care of yourself, and keep up your practice! You won’t regret the sense of accomplishment, the progress you see and the way you feel when you just show up on your mat. After all, the only class anyone regrets is the one they didn’t come to!

18 in 18 Challenge: First Quarter Complete!

News | Apr 03, 2018

18 in 18 Yoga Challenge Hot Yoga Challenge Sterling Hot Yoga MobileThe first quarter of the “18 in 18” challenge is complete, and we’ve got quite a few yogis who are still in it to win it!

Three months in, these are the challengers who have averaged 18 classes a month from January through March.

To complete the challenge, all you have to do is average 18 classes per month for 2018. So if you fell a little short, there is plenty of time to catch up!

The students below have completed at least 18 classes in March:

Reid Gilbert, 25 Casey Kuluz, 21
Anne Adams, 24 Mendy Bornfleth, 20
Michelle Wilson, 24 Ellen Harvey, 20
Alison Lancaster, 23 Danny Miller, 20
Sujin Kim, 22 Paula Brown, 19
Sheri Granberry, 21 Stacy Galloway, 18

Those who complete the “18 in 18 Challenge” will be entered to win: an annual membership (1 available) and a fitness tracker (2 available). Everyone who successfully completes it will receive a long-sleeved Dri-Fit pullover with the Sterling logo and 18 In 18 challenge logo.

Keep making 2018 a year to remember! We’re so excited to cheer you on during this milestone challenge!

 

Why Yoga and Massage Are Best Enjoyed Together!

News | Mar 03, 2018

Massage and Yoga Benefits of MassageThe combination of yoga with massage is an exceptional blend of healthfulness of mind and body.

Many people who make use of this combination will often discuss between themselves the benefits of massage before or after yoga.

Before yoga, massage can help relax the body and mind, allowing you to let go of the day’s distractions, while providing a more focused yoga session.

Concentration just may become easier in those intense poses!

Massage after a yoga session is magical. This is one of the most relaxing and tranquil states of mind you can experience.

Your muscles are warm and flexible, allowing the therapist to work deeply, stretching warm muscles and providing passive stretching (highly underrated in my book!)–all with less discomfort.

Be sure to schedule plenty of leisure time afterwards; you’ll want to enjoy this peaceful feeling as long as possible. Consider a warm stone add-on to deepen the bliss.

Are you ready to experience the luxurious combination of yoga and massage? Be sure to practice regularly, and schedule an appointment with Arnie at Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile by contacting him at 251-533-6048 or arnie615@hotmail.com.

 

Support Vets Recovery Resources at 2018 Charity Chase 5K

News | Jan 03, 2018

Mobile Charity Chase Veterans Recovery Resources

Get outside and support your favorite nonprofit in the 2018 Charity Chase 5K on Saturday, Jan. 27 at the University of South Alabama!

This event brings various charities and businesses together to raise money for deserving organizations who give back to the Mobile area.

Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile and Veterans Recovery Resources will be just one of the many supporters on hand! We’ll have a joint booth to share more about the resources we offer our community.

If you’d like to race for your favorite cause, sign up here! If you can’t make the Charity Chase, but would still like to show your support for Veterans Recovery Resources, you can purchase a T-shirt here. All funds will go directly to the organization to help provide access to mental wellness assistance for military and veterans along the Gulf Coast.

 

Midtown Publix Update: Road Closures

News | Dec 02, 2017

Publix Road Closure SterlingAmong the exciting changes in Midtown Mobile—and around Sterling—is the opening of the new Publix development, including several retail shops and restaurants, in early 2018!

This promises to increase the visibility of the studio and energize our little corner of the city in a positive way.

However, construction is going to affect your access to the studio next week with the closure of Florida Street from Old Shell to Dauphin Street beginning Tuesday, Dec. 5 through Friday, Dec. 8.

Plan accordingly and pack some patience as you make your way to the studio next week. Just think of it as a small price to pay for an even stronger Sterling in the very near future!

Check out WKRG’s complete story about the closings—you might just see a familiar face on the news!

 

One Challenge Ends, Another Begins!

News | Nov 04, 2017

stocking stuffer challenge, yoga challenge, sterling hot yogaCongratulations to the NINE Sterling yogis who successfully completed the 2017 Fall Challenge!

These dedicated practitioners finished with at least 30 classes in 30 days:

Jimmy Green – 35
Ellen Harvey – 32
Perri McKay – 32
Reid Gilbert – 31
Danny Miller – 30
McKayla Cusker – 30
Stacy Galloway – 30
Lauren Hutto – 30
Elizabeth Teel – 30

Please join us on Friday, Nov. 10 immediately following the 5:15 p.m. Happy Hour Sterling 60 class so we can celebrate you and your accomplishment! Sign the challenge wall and get your free T-shirt too!

Already ready for the next challenge? There’s another one starting soon, and it’s a great way to keep your practice on track or get back on track if you didn’t complete the Fall Challenge!

 

Stocking Stuffer Challenge Begins Nov. 13!

The holidays are fast approaching, and what better gift than to give someone the gift of improved health?

With our Stocking Stuffer Challenge, you’ll have the opportunity to earn gift certificates for FREE classes to share with family and friends.

Starting Monday, Nov. 13, there will be three two-week periods during which you are challenged to take 10 classes in 14 days. For each two-week challenge you complete, you’ll earn a free class pass, so you can get up to three!

We’d like to think it makes a nice stocking stuffer, so come practice yoga and play Santa! Sign-up cards available at the front desk soon!

Breast Cancer Awareness Efforts Raise $500 for Local Patients

News | Nov 04, 2017

breast cancer awareness sterling hot yoga yoga for heathThanks to you, Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile raised $501.75 for the Mitchell Cancer Institute‘s Patient Assistance Fund.

This special fund helps cover treatment and transportation costs for local cancer patients in need.

Donations were collected during the month of October, at our Sterling 60 karma class and through sales of our pink T-shirts.

We appreciate your support of these efforts done in honor of Sterling founder and breast cancer survivor Lucille Allen Moran and others in our yoga community who inspire us with their courage.

Thank you also to Winterbreeze Manuel, Elizabeth McLean, Danny Miller, Elizabeth Teel, David Hibberts, Tuck and Jack who joined us in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides walk on Saturday, Oct. 28 through downtown Mobile!