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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!

Support Local Patients During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

News | Oct 01, 2017

Making Strides Walk Breast Cancer Awareness Sterling Hot Yoga TeamThroughout the month, we will collect donations to benefit MCI’s Patient Assistance Fund, which helps offset things like transportation and treatment costs for individuals in need. You can make your pledge at the front desk, during a special karma class or with the purchase of a pink T-shirt in our retail store.

On Tuesday, Oct. 10, Tyloria Crenshaw will lead that 60-minute hot yoga karma class to honor and remember those who have been affected by breast cancer. This is a donation-based class, so even non-members are welcome to attend.

Purchasing a pink Sterling T-shirt is another way to show your support, financially and publicly. For each T-shirt sold, $5 will be donated to MCI’s Patient Assistance Fund.

Please wear your Sterling pink tee and join the studio team, Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile – Heat For Your Health!, for a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Downtown Mobile on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 8 a.m.!

Two years ago, Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile founder Lucille Allen was diagnosed with breast cancer, but today she is cancer-free! Help us all month long to honor Lucille and other members of our studio who have met the challenges of breast cancer and continue to inspire us all with their determination in and out of the hot room.

Fall Challenge Begins Sunday, Oct. 1

News | Sep 30, 2017

Sterling Fall Challenge sterling hot yoga mobile alabamaHave you experienced the benefits of a consistent practice yet?

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!

Support Local Food Drive, Earn Free Yoga Classes!

News | Sep 01, 2017

imageedit_2_3963216420September is National Yoga Month, and now is the time we not only encourage you to stay committed to your practice, but also to share it with your friends and family.

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!

Vets Support Donation Class a Great Success Thanks to You!

News | Sep 01, 2017

Veterans Recovery Resources donation based yoga class Mobile ALA 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.

 

Enhancing Yoga With Meditation

News | Jul 01, 2017
by Wes Singleterry

Benefits of MeditationThere’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!

Welcome Two New Teachers to Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile

News | Jul 01, 2017

New Sterling Teachers Sterling Hot Yoga MobileThe Mayan Coast here is a beautiful and special place.

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!

 

Sterling Spring Challenge a Great Success!

News | May 02, 2017

Sterling Hot Yoga Challenge WinnersNinety 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!