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Discover Your Calm Center Within with Betsey Grady

Events | Oct 12, 2018

Guided Meditation Betsey Grady Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile ALWithin each and every one of us lies our “center of calm.” Are you able to find yours or do you need help creating it?

Join us Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 6:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. for a guided meditation led by Betsey Grady, a Fairhope-based spiritual counselor, intuitive and meditation teacher. Drawing on her 20-plus years of experience, Betsey will use creative visualization to help you discover and explore your personal calm center, your personal inner sanctuary.

Cultivating this inner resource is valuable if you’re starting a meditation practice or refreshing one you already have. Developing this place of calm is the piece that makes meditation easier, and it can be applied everywhere from your yoga classes to your everyday life.

Prepare to be guided to easily relax the body and the mind and learn to journey inward, moving into this beautiful space of your calm and peace. Open to the public. $10 drop-in. Make plans now to attend!

 

Consistent Practice Makes Progress for Sujin Kim

Testimonial | Oct 06, 2018

yoga testimonial sterling hot yoga mobile al customer satisfactionFor two-and-a-half years, Sujin Kim couldn’t sit her hips on the floor between her heels and rest on her elbows in fixed firm pose, the first seated posture in the original hot yoga series. For three years, she couldn’t get her upper body relaxed on the floor.

“I thought I would never be able to master this pose,” she said. “For this particular pose, I just did not know what to do with my body…”

Through a consistent yoga practice, Sujin slowly but surely strengthened what she described as a weak lower back, knees and ankles to finally progress in her expression of the posture.

“I truly appreciate all the encouragement, commitment, dedication and, more importantly, challenges that every instructor provides for students’ best yoga experience and practice,” she said. “Without their loving and caring “pushes,” I couldn’t make it this far.”  

That’s not the only changes Sujin has experienced in her last three years practicing yoga, all at Sterling.

“After practicing the 26-posture sequence of hot yoga in the same order EVERY class for 60/90 minutes in the room heated to 100+ degrees, I get an exhilarating sense of freedom and fulfillment from the satisfaction that I pushed myself through all the physical and mental challenges of each posture,” she said.

Outside of the hot room, Sujin pursues an intense, goal-oriented lifestyle, but she said she needed something to help her achieve more mindfulness, presence and calm.

“I needed something to draw me to the present moment in order to enter a deeper and balanced  relationship with myself,” she said.

Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness was an ideal choice for her to begin her yoga journey because of its convenient location. The reason that she started her practice is the same reason she keeps coming back.

“I really enjoy and welcome the mental and physical challenge of the 26-posture sequence that forces me to give the best with my body at that very moment,” she said, “by embracing the present moment with a calming mind and being totally present with myself.”

Getting to that point took some time. During her first class, Sujin said for the entire 60 minutes of her first class she “wondered why in the world was I putting myself through this.”

Now, Sujin is motivated to practice regularly because she is so in tune with the benefits it holds for her.

“The benefits of hot yoga can be manifested in many different ways. One of them is preparing myself for whatever today has in store: pain and sadness or celebration and joy,” she said. “Being able to embrace myself and push through a tough class helps my attitude toward the ups and downs of daily life – bring it on!”

Are you ready to take the first step of your yoga journey? Sign up today for our $30 intro special, and you get 30 days of unlimited practice. It’s the best deal in town!

Support Our Breast Cancer Awareness Karma Causes This Month!

Events | Oct 05, 2018

breast cancer awareness karma cause karma yoga sterling hot yogaSterling Hot Yoga Mobile is a place of wellness and healing, and we are pleased to support groups like the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society that work to advance or provide these same ideals.

During October, we will offer you several opportunities to join us in raising money or to participate and support our efforts for Breast Cancer Awareness.

Throughout 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, drop off a donation in our designated box during our karma classes on Mondays at 5:30 p.m., with the purchase of a pink T-shirt in our retail store or online here.

Monday’s 5:30 p.m. classes are open to the public, and we welcome non-Sterling members to attend by making a donation to our October karma cause.

Purchase a Sterling pink T-shirt and join our studio team, Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness – Heat for Your Health!, for a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Downtown Mobile on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 8 a.m. Please register as part of our team and/or make a donation if you wish using this link.

Three 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.

Thank you in advance for your support!

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: More Than Halfway There!

Announcement | Sep 28, 2018

18 In 18 Challenge SHYWOur 18 in 18 challengers are more than halfway to their goal. Just four months left in this year-long challenge!

These dedicated challengers have completed 18 classes for the month of August, and many of them are still in the game for earning a special Dri-Fit long-sleeved pullover, signing the challenge wall and being entered to win an annual membership and one of two Fitbit fitness trackers we’ll be giving away.

Please help us congratulate these dedicated yogis!

Robert Carlock, 24 Michelle Wilson, 20
Mendy Bornfleth, 23 Sheri Granberry, 19
Andrew Saunders, 23 Casey Kuluz, 19
Stacy Galloway, 20 Paula Brown, 18
Sujin Kim, 20 Amber Gaillard, 18
Danny Miller, 20

 

Karma Class for Suicide Prevention, Monday, Oct. 1 at 5:30 p.m.

Events | Sep 21, 2018

karma class donation class karma yoga sterling hot yoga mobileMany of us have been affected by suicide, whether it’s a friend, family member or acquaintance. With more than 25 million Americans suffering from depression every year, it’s no surprise how prevalent it is.

But with your support, we can make a difference. The best way to prevent suicide is through early detection, diagnosis and treatment of depression and other mental illnesses.

Join us in raising money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Sterling is hosting a very special karma class on Monday, Oct. 1 at 5:30 p.m.

The class is open to students with current Sterling memberships and to the public for a donation. Donations can be accepted via this link at the studio the evening of the karma class.

We look forward to seeing you there to help us support this very worthy cause!

You are also welcome to continue your support by participating in the Out of the Darkness South Alabama Walk on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. in Daphne. Walk begins at the Daphne City Hall with check in at 1 p.m.

 

Reid Gilbert Experiences Less Stress, Anxiety Through Yoga

Testimonial | Sep 15, 2018

customer satisfaction client testimonial yoga testimonial sterling hot yoga mobile alReid Gilbert had a passing interest in yoga, trying a few classes at gyms over the years. But when he found himself between jobs a few years ago, he dabbled with practicing on his own using a manual.

“Once I realized that was a ridiculous idea, I sought out a studio,” he said.

Thanks to friends and family members, he knew that yoga held positive benefits. And thanks to friends, he was familiar with Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness.

“I decided that sweating through a yoga class would be an interesting workout,” Reid said. And two-and-a-half years later, he’s still committed, and the changes he’s experienced keep him coming back.

“It’s pretty simple:I always feel great after yoga practice, and the benefits are cumulative, so it’s been easy to integrate into my life,” he said. “I also love the daily challenges and discoveries that come with a consistent practice.”

Some of the positive changes Reid has experienced through a consistent yoga practice are keeping physically fit, improving his diet and sleeping better.

“Most importantly, practicing 26/2 taught me how to properly breathe,” he said. “My anxiety and stress levels are lower than ever, and I attribute that to simply being mindful about my breathing patterns.”

Reid said he’s surprised at how easy it was to make healthy choices as a byproduct of his practice. “It’s not nearly as difficult as I thought it would be,” he said.

His thoughts after the first class were definitely different though. Reid said his first thought was, “‘What in the hell just happened?’ And then I came back the next morning!”

He credited Sterling’s welcoming and supporting environment as encouragement for new students to come in an practice. “If you have even the slightest interest in yoga, show up and take a class,” he said. “It will be rewarding!”

His advice to first-time students?

“Are you interested in improving your health, cultivating better focus, or becoming more self-aware? That’s what you’ll gain from yoga,” Reid said. “It makes no difference how flexible you are, or what your fitness level is. There are no requirements other than being open-minded about the experience.”

Are you ready to see what a consistent yoga practice can do for you? Sign up for our new member special, $30 for 30 days of unlimited practice, and experience the benefits for yourself!

 

New Sterling Water Bottles

Announcement | Sep 06, 2018

Hydration Sterling Water BottlesStaying hydrated is important if you practice regularly, and we’ve just the new water bottles to help you stay motivated (and to remind you to get to class)!

These new Sterling water bottles will be available very soon at the studio for $27.95 plus tax. We’ll announce when they arrive, but you start thinking about which color you’re going to get!

Sterling 30-Day Fall Challenge Starts Soon

Announcement | Sep 06, 2018

30 Day Fall Challenge - SHYWLooking for some motivation to get your practice back on track? Or are you just up for a challenge?

Either way, Sterling’s 30-Day Fall Challenge will provide both!

Take 30 classes (any combination) in 40 days between Monday, Sept. 17 and Friday, Oct. 26. Yes, it will be challenging, and yes, you’ll be motivated and encouraged by our awesome Sterling yoga community along the way.

Everyone who completes the challenge earns a Sterling challenge T-shirt and gets to sign the challenge wall! Plus, we’ll be giving away some pretty great prizes at the challenge party, Friday, Oct. 26.

During our Halloween-themed challenge party, you’re welcome to dress in costume, and stick around for some yummy treats immediately following the 5:30 p.m. class.

Challenge sign-up cards will be available at the front desk soon!

Guided Meditation with Wes Wednesday, Sept. 12

Events | Sep 06, 2018
Reset and Rebalance Guided Meditation Mobile AL

Embrace your personal power with guided meditation! Led by Wes Singleterry, this special class on Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 6:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. is designed to help you achieve greater relaxation and effect positive personal changes.

Please note that this will replace the regularly scheduled yin class for that date only.
If you’re intimidated by the thought of meditating, try a guided meditation class. It’s actually one of the easiest ways to meditate, and Wes will guide you through the process, step by step.
 
Guided meditation offers an escape from the often hectic pace of life to facilitate relaxation, and it utilizes both the power of your imagination and the power of visualization to help you identify and harness your personal power. In this way, guided meditation can be even more powerful than traditional passive meditation.
This class is included in Sterling memberships; $10 drop-in for non-members. Sign up today to reserve your spot using the ticket link on this event page. You don’t want to miss it!