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Holistic Healing and Yoga Therapy Sessions Soon Available

Announcement | Aug 04, 2017

holistic healing and yoga therapy sessions mobile alJulia Szvath, a holistic healer who combines both the conventional medicine of psychology with alternative solutions, such as breath work and yoga therapy, will return to Sterling for two weeks starting Aug. 20.

Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile founder Lucille Moran credited her work with Julia as an integral part of her recovery from breast cancer.

Julia believes that you are more than your physical body, and that parts of you, like your thoughts, your emotions or your energy field might be invisible to the eye, but they play a vital role in your health and well-being.

“Therefore I believe that a holistic approach is crucial to achieve long-lasting results in healing and recovery,” she said. “Addressing the individual as a whole instead of focusing on the physical symptom is a key to restoring health, peace and harmony.

“Illness is a teacher and healing is a journey of self discovery towards personal freedom,” she said. “My role is to assist individuals on this journey and provide support and guidance for our common goal: to restore health and live life fully without fear.”

Julia’s sessions are available to everyone. All you need is a willingness to try and an open mind to receive. To learn more about Julia, click here.

To schedule a session with Julia, contact David Roberts at the studio. More details will be sent in an email later this month. Also follow our Facebook page for more information!

 

Help Support Local Vets with Special Donation-Based Class

Announcement | Aug 04, 2017

veterans recovery resources mobile alVeterans Recovery Resources is a non-profit, community-based mental wellness program that is currently being developed by veterans for veterans.

John Kilpatrick, one of our own Sterling yogis and a 31-year Army reservist, is the founder of the program. The goal of Veterans Recovery Resources is to improve veteran well-being by removing barriers to mental health care.

John is passionate about providing a unique recovery program for veterans and their families suffering from substance abuse, PTSD and other mental health issues.

The Gulf Coast is home to 5 million veterans, the second largest concentration in the entire country. In Southwest Alabama alone, there are more than 64,000 veterans. Of those brave men and women, 7,000 are in immediate need of help.

Local resources are currently very limited, but John is creating a program that truly will benefit each and every returning service member who needs and deserves assistance and care.

To help support this very worthy cause, please join us Monday, Aug. 21 at 5:15 p.m. for the Sterling 60 class. Sprite Rose Wood will lead the class in honor of our military veteran community and in support of Veterans Recovery Resources.

Tax-deductible donations will be accepted and 100 percent of the monies raised will be given to this much-needed program. Your donations will make an immediate difference. We look forward to seeing you then!

Sterling Bingo Challenge Begins This Month!

Announcement | Aug 04, 2017

Sterling Bingo Yoga ChallengeSummer will be winding down soon, but things are heating up at Sterling!

Of course, it’s always hot in the hot room, but we’ve got some exciting events and challenges coming your way beginning this month.

To help you maintain a consistent practice, we’re bringing back Sterling Bingo!

Let’s Play Bingo!

If you thought bingo was just a Saturday afternoon church or community center fundraising game, think again!

In Sterling Bingo, you earn every square on the board the Sterling way–in the hot room of course!

Odds are you have a favorite class, but now’s your chance to try them all on your way to completing a bingo. Try other teachers’ classes. Do a double. Say or do something wild and crazy in class. There are so many opportunities to earn a stamp on your card!

You can complete five bingos, and with each one, you’ll win something for your efforts. If you earn every one, you’ll get a FREE Sterling yoga mat!

Sterling Bingo starts August 14!

Sign up for Sterling Bingo at the front desk! The game begins Monday, Aug. 14 and continues through Tuesday, Sept. 12. See you in the hot room!

 

Class Updates, Announcements and Cancellations

Announcement | Jul 01, 2017

Sterling Yoga Holiday Cancellations and Class AnnouncementsIntrigued by the combination of yin and meditation? You’ll get the chance to experience both on Sunday, July 16 at 4:30 p.m.

This Viscous Yin class will incorporate the mindful elements of yin practice, followed by a 15-minute guided meditation led by Wes Singleterry.

Many of our students who’ve taken this yin-meditation blend say the slower-paced practice is ideal preparation to get the maximum benefits of the relaxation from the meditation.

On July 4th, we’ll cancel all classes at Sterling to allow our students and staff to enjoy some time with their family and friends.

We’ll offer our regular slate of classes on July 3 and July 5, and we hope to see you on one (or both!) days as we encourage you to maintain a regular practice.

Have a safe and happy Independence Day!

During the month of July, we’ll be putting our Wednesday morning slow flow vinyasa class on hold due to the limited availability of teachers who can lead classes at that time.

We’ll keep you updated via this newsletter and our Facebook page for announcements about this class and its future offerings.

 

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!

 

Another Guest Teacher, Platinum Plus Returns

Announcement | Jun 04, 2017

Tom Palmer Guest Teacher at Sterling MobileOne of our favorite guest teachers, Tom Palmer, will return to the podium at Sterling beginning Monday, June 19 for the 9:30 a.m. 90-minute class.

Tom has been teaching the 26/2 sequence since 2008 and practicing since 2007. He has taught at studios in the U.S. and around the world!

If you haven’t taken a class from Tom before, make it a point to while he’s in town so you can learn from this globally experienced teacher. He will be teaching through Thursday, June 29. Check the schedule to see when he’ll be on the podium!

On Saturday, June 17 at Noon, our Platinum Plus class will be back! Led by Michelle, this 75-minute practice incorporates the 26 postures of the beginner’s class, but it is also complemented by intermediate Ghosh postures, as well as vinyasa and yin postures.

The Platinum Plus is an excellent way to challenge yourself, work on new postures outside of the 26/2 sequence, and feel energized and accomplished. We recommend that you have practiced the 26/2 sequence for a minimum of three months before taking this class. This class is offered for a donation of $10.

We Need Your Nappie Votes!

Announcement | Jun 03, 2017

Nappie Awards Best of MobileIt’s that time of year in Mobile, time to vote in the Lagniappe’s annual Nappie Awards contest!

Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile is a finalist for Best Yoga Studio and Sprite Rose Wood is a finalist for Best Yoga Instructor.

Voting begins June 1 and continues through June 25. Click here to vote Sterling!

You can vote as many times as you want, so let’s show Mobile who is No. 1 in the yoga community!

 

 

Lucille’s Last Class (For Now)

Announcement | Jun 03, 2017

LucilleFarewellforNowBlueLucille and Bill Moran opened Bikram Hot Yoga Mobile in October 2010 and established a thriving yoga community fueled by their passion and enthusiasm for the practice and the area.

Mobile’s original hot yoga studio quickly became a place where people from many different backgrounds and abilities worked through challenges to improve body, mind and spirit.

The studio was renamed Sterling Hot Yoga officially on Jan. 1, 2014, but more than a name change, it reflected an opportunity to add more classes beyond the 26/2 sequence.

Today, we offer Iron Hour, Inferno Hot Pilates, Vinyasa and Yin yoga, all of which allow the studio to welcome many more new people to our yoga community.

None of this would have been possible without Lucille and Bill’s decision to locate their studio in Mobile, and to share their love for and the benefits of hot yoga with us.

Lucille will teach her “Farewell (For Now)” classes on Wednesday, June 7 @ 9:30 a.m. and Saturday, June 10 @ 9:30 a.m. Please join us in gratitude for all Lucille and Bill have done for the Mobile yoga community and let’s send them off with lots of love.

Dr. Mashner to Discuss Gut Health and Link to Cancer

Events | Jun 02, 2017

Gut Health and Link to Cancer“Leaky Gut,” also known as “Intestinal Permeability,” is a condition where the normal barriers that separate waste products, bacteria and partially digested food from the bloodstream are breached.

“Cancer” is a term for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and can invade nearby tissues and spread to other parts of the body through the bloodstream or lymph system.

Dr. Melvin Mashner, a specialist in gut health, will lead a discussion on the the causes of “leaky gut” and their relationship to “cancer” on Saturday, June 10 at 11:30 a.m.

Topics will include:

  • The five barriers that your gut uses to protect your health.
  • How a “leaky gut” can weaken your immune system and impact your ability to combat all diseases, including cancer.
  • “Leaky gut” and cancer: Could there be a connection?
  • The truth about “leaky gut” and how your diet can help heal (or aggravate) it.
  • The common foods that have been linked to “leaky gut,” heart disease, accelerated aging, cancer and more.
  • Seven specific actions you can take to improve your gut health, heal a “leaky gut” and reduce your cancer risk.