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Whether you’ve been on your yoga journey for several years or just a few weeks, practicing regularly is a great way to cultivate discipline, mental focus, progress in postures, along with all of the great physical side effects (reduced stress, weight loss, better sleep and so much more!).
Participating in the Sterling 2017 Fall Challenge is a great way to get started. Just make the commitment to practice 30 times during the month of October, and if you miss a day, you can always make it up with a double.
If you haven’t tried all of the classes we offer at Sterling AND you want to experience how they all complement each other, this is the time to TRY!
Everyone who successfully completes the fall challenge will get to sign the challenge wall, earn a FREE challenge T-shirt and save 30 percent on one retail item at the studio.
Sign-up cards are available at the front desk. Happy practicing!
All month long, we will accept food donations to help support Feeding the Gulf Coast, and in exchange for a donation of two canned or dry goods, those who have never practiced at Sterling or who haven’t been in more than three months can take a free class!
First-timers or those returning after three months can make up to three donations for up to three free classes.
We welcome our regular members to help us support this worthwhile cause with food or cash donations. As always, your generosity is appreciated and will help provide for many families in need. Thank you!
A very special thank you to all who practiced and supported Veterans Recovery Resources in our recent donation class. A total of $1,111 was raised to help fund this 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.
Look for announcements in the Sterling newsletter and on our Facebook page for more events to help support these brave men and women who serve to protect our freedom.
There’s no wrong way to meditate. The important thing is that we meditate. Why?
Meditation can enhance the “is”-ness of what is by helping us be present in the present moment, deepen, broaden and heighten whatever experience it is we are focusing upon and reduce the fight or flight syndrome.
Meditation is a contrast to yoga in that the body is stretched in an opposite direction than yoga. Physically, yoga stretches the body in one direction and meditation relaxes the body opposite the stretch. As a side effect of the experience, the mind, body and spirit are broadened, deepened and heightened.
For me, my meditation experience has uplifted me physically as well as mentally and spiritually. On the physical side, meditation has enhanced my life in the way of stress reduction, deeper sleep cycles and simply relaxation in general.
On the mental side, I have learned to meditate myself to sleep at night. As a result, I have deeper longer sleep cycles, and awaken fully rested, rejuvenated and restored.
Being so, I am more productive, efficient and effective in work and play. I have also become less angry. Spiritually, I have a deeper, broader, higher perspective of self and relations with others. I have learned to be comfortable in the midst of uncomfortable situations.
So how does meditation enhance yoga? Expansion. The farther we go in one direction, the farther we CAN go in the other direction.
Life is about finding bliss. In each yoga and each meditation I experience, I learn something new about myself, which propels me closer to my bliss. I am happy, healthy, wealthy. Namaste!
It’s where each of the Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile teachers learned to teach the 26/2 sequence that is a key portion of our studio class offerings.
The Sterling approach to teaching is one of compassion and accessibility.
The goal and intention of every teacher on the Sterling staff is to give you a positive, yet challenging experience every time you show up on your mat in the hot room.
In just over two weeks, Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile will welcome two new teachers, but they should be familiar faces to you!
Kenee Lacoste and Tyloria Crenshaw will return to the podium in two weeks. Already they are doing a fantastic job!
While at training here in Mexico, they are spending hours every day taking classes, learning anatomy, studying dialogue and teaching postures.
When they return home, they will be amazing additions to what is already an incredible staff of teachers.
Please join us in welcoming Kenee and Tyloria back to Mobile! Both of them will be teaching their first classes in Mobile on Monday, July 17. Check the schedule and plan to give them a warm Sterling welcome when their return to their home podium!
Ninety amazing yogis entered the Sterling Spring Challenge, and each should be recognized for their commitment and desire to improve their bodies and minds through a consistent practice.
Now, they’ve set a foundation for moving forward. We all encounter challenges that become distractions, but recognizing that challenges only make you stronger lead to satisfaction when your goal is finally achieved. If you fell short, be assured that with strength and determination, you have already reaped the rewards of practicing!
Congratulations to the 37 yogis who completed the Sterling Spring Challenge of 30 classes in 45 days. What an accomplishment! The top three finishers were:
Jimmy Green: 54 classes
McKayla Cusker: 50 classes
Elizabeth Teel: 37 classes
At the challenge party and during the days following, it was exciting and rewarding to see the smiles of satisfaction as the wall was signed and T-shirts were picked up!
Congratulations also to Hali Davidson, Jennifer Mathers and Shannon Reeves who won the drawing to receive a free Sterling mat!
Whether you finished the challenge, there is always another opportunity and plenty of room on the wall for your signature! Keep practicing and get ready for the Fall Challenge!
But the key to receiving maximum benefit from water consumption really is the quality of the water.
Here are some more great reasons to consume Kangen water on a daily basis:
– 9.5 pH, highly alkaline water, providing an antioxidant boost, helping to fight off free radicals that can lead to cancer, diabetes and heart disease
– Can help to speed up weight loss, especially with a consistent exercise program, like that offered at Sterling Hot Yoga!
– Helps to balance out the effects of an overly acidic diet
– Makes hydrogen more biologically available to the body
– Rich in minerals, purged of impurities
– Tastes great!
According to Sterling member and Kangen water expert A.J. Krause, “If you make it a goal to drink one gallon of Kangen water a day in your for the next month, you will see changes in your appearance, your performance and your overall health that will convince you that good alkaline water really does make a difference.”
Look for even more testimonials in the next few weeks from other Sterling members who have seen the positive results from drinking Kangen water.
Monthly unlimited supply is only $20; that’s 66 cents a day! Isn’t that worth a try to experience Kangen water yourself?
We recently partnered with FOY Superfoods to provide us with fresh, cold-pressed juices, and the response has been outstanding!
The Fountain of Youth (FOY), locally owned and operated by Liz Garza and John Smith, is Mobile’s first cold-pressed juicer and superfood bar.
The mission at FOY is simple: make fast, high nutrition food a realistic and accessible option for all people.
Here’s a summary of the juices available from FOY. Let us know your favorite, and we’ll do our best to have them ready for you every week!
Beet’l Juice: beet, apple, carrot, celery, lime, ginger
Bon Temps: beet, spinach, lemon, pineapple
The Glow: pineapple, ginger, coconut
Green Goddess: spinach, pear, apple, celery, cucumber
Kale Yeah: kale, spinach, cucumber, apple, lemon
Pear-a-Dise: pear, pineapple, spinach, ginger
Revive: kale, cucumber, pineapple, ginger
Vanilla Cloud: almond milk, coconut, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg
At Sterling, we offer nutrition for the body and mind in the form of yoga, Pilates, meditation, massage, and energy and spiritual healing. The philosophy of wellness encompasses so many ways to nourish the body and mind!
FOY Superfoods makes an important statement on their website: “embracing healthy living as a sustainable lifestyle.” What a perfect way to define a business!
We’re proud to partner with FOY and look forward to other exciting offerings from them in the near future!
Did you know that when you visit the studio, you can put money on your account to pay for items that you need and want before, during and after your practice.
This is a way for you to quickly get a bottle of water, a mat, a towel or other item that you might need to make your practice comfortable and easy!
Starting in December, one of our teachers or desk crew will ask you if you want to put money on your account to pay for items available in the studio lobby. Every time you make a purchase, you will get an email receipt showing the purchase was made on your account.
At the end of the month, we will reconcile purchases and payments. If it shows that you made more purchases than you had money on your account, we will charge your credit card for any unpaid purchases.
Additionally, there are some “in the red” balances on the system from earlier in the year. This occurred as items were posted to accounts that did not have money available to purchase.
On one of your next visits, you will be shown by a teacher or desk crew any unpaid charges to your account. If we’re both in agreement, we will charge your credit card on file to clear up the balance.
You are certainly welcome to pay right away by cash, check or credit card for any items you wish to purchase.
Thank you for choosing us as your studio to practice and focus on improving your body and your mind!
Please let me know if you have any questions. I will be happy to discuss them with you!