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It’s a British Invasion! The Beatles Are Taking Over Your Next Silent 90

Events | May 16, 2019

Silent Original Hot Yoga Class The BeatlesDid you miss the first in our new series of silent original hot yoga classes to music? It’s back on the schedule this month!

Join Sprite and the sounds of the lads from Liverpool on Thursday, May 23 at 6:45 p.m.

Set your moving meditation to the influential sounds of the Fab Four and the iconic British Invasion band who some say changed music forever.

We recommend that students have completed at least 10 Original Hot Yoga classes before taking this class.

During a silent class, expect no dialogue. The teacher leading the class will demonstrate and announce the each of the postures from the beginner’s series and when to change.

No current membership? No problem! This class is available at a special drop-in rate of only $10. Reserve your spot today here!

BREAKING NEWS: We Made the Nappie Finals! Please Vote

Announcement | May 08, 2019

Best of Mobile Awards Nappie Mobile AL Best Yoga Studio

A big thank you to everyone who nominated us as Best Yoga Studio and Arnie Harrison as Best Massage Therapist in Mobile. We made it to the finals!

Now we really need your votes to let everyone else in town know, well, what we already know. We ARE the best!

You can vote once per day between today and Sunday, June 2. Click here to vote now! 

Look for Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness and Arnie Harrison in our respective categories under the Shopping/Services section, and vote, vote, vote!

Help us win so we can plan something fun to celebrate with you!

Join Nicole Ewing for Hot Vinyasa Flow and Welcome Her to Sterling!

Announcement | May 08, 2019

Sterling Hot Yoga New Teacher Hot Vinyasa Flow Mobile ALWe’re excited to announce that a new teacher is joining us at Sterling! Nicole Ewing will be teaching Hot Vinyasa Flow and Vinyasa Flow classes for us.

She is enthusiastic and passionate about yoga, especially power yoga, but she also teaches restorative and slow flows.

Nicole teaches at several locations in the area, including the YMCA and Pro Health.

Join Nicole for her first class, Hot Vinyasa Flow, on Monday, May 13 at 6:45 p.m. and give her a big Sterling welcome!

Though not as hot as our signature 26/2 classes, Hot Vinyasa Flow will help you work up a sweat!

Plus you’ll get the emphasis on building upper body strength and hip opening stretches that aren’t as present in the original hot yoga sequence.

Hot Vinyasa Flow is offered on Monday nights at 6:45 p.m.!

Congratulations, Jacqueline Bodet!

News | May 08, 2019

5 in 5 Cinco de Mayo Challenge Winner - SHYWApparently y’all don’t mind sweating for the chance of getting tacos! Quite a few students signed up for our Cinco de Mayo Challenge.

Though it was a short challenge–5 classes in 5 days–the reward was too delicious not to work hard for.

Congratulations to everyone who signed up, showed up and completed their goal. Special congrats to Jacqueline Bodet, the winner of the $30 gift certificate to Taco Mama, one of our awesome neighbors!

These dedicated yogis completed the Cinco de Mayo Challenge:

Jacqueline Bodet
Candice Cravins
Kristan Faris
Mary Flinchum
Kirsten Kraljevic
Danny Miller
Alice Nolen
Audrey Williamson

Stay tuned for more challenge announcements and opportunities to win delicious prizes!

New Body Slimming Treatments Available at Sterling By Appointment

Announcement | May 01, 2019

Coastal Contours Body Slimming Treatments Safe EffectiveWe’re excited to announce Coastal Contours, which provides body slimming treatments, is now accepting appointments.

These amazing treatments help slim and sculpt the body by reducing cellulite, and tightening and lifting the skin. Plus they’re safe, effective and painless with no downtime!

Ultrasonic fat cavitation uses radio frequency waves to break down deep stubborn local fat tissues, which are subsequently eliminated through the lymphatic and urinary systems.

The results are visible immediately after each treatment!

Now you can flatten and tone your belly, lift and smooth your buttocks, and define any area by getting rid of stubborn fat that won’t go away.

Make your appointment today! Call or text 251-751-2073 or email SusanBruno1@yahoo.com.

 

Be the Light With the Help of This Month’s Karma Cause

News | May 01, 2019

May Karma Cause - VRR - SHYW Social (1)

In memory of them, we are asking you to join our May karma cause and “Be the Light” in our community for veterans.

We want to highlight and support Veterans Recovery Resources, which provides a unique by-veteran, for-veteran approach in delivering counseling, physical therapy, medical care and more. They are also one of our valued community partners!

Please help us support their much-needed role in being the light to one of the largest concentrations of veterans in the country.

You can “Be the Light” by joining us for a special 60-minute original hot yoga class on Mondays, May 13 and 20. This class will be open to the public in exchange for a donation to Veterans Recovery Resources.

Sterling members are welcome to make donations to this worthy cause as well. If you can’t make it to the designated karma class, but want to make a donation, we will be accepting them through the end of the month at the studio or by using this link.

“Mini” Yoga Challenge Begins TODAY!

Announcement | May 01, 2019

Cinco De Mayo Yoga ChallengeWhen one challenge ends at Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness, another is bound to begin!

We’re excited to offer you this “mini” challenge for a chance to win a delicious prize.

It’s EASY! Just take 5 classes in 5 days and be entered to win a $30 gift certificate from Taco Mama, one of our awesome neighbors.

Whether you’ve tried their food (and loved it, of course) or you’ve been wanting to, we hope this challenge gives you the motivation to show up on your mat!

Challenge begins Wednesday, May 1 and ends Sunday, May 5. Get ready!

Flora Thompson Finds Balance, Flexibility and Friendship

Testimonial | Apr 23, 2019

 

Flora and Sheri - SHYWFor Flora Thompson—and many others—Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness is more than a place to practice yoga. Sure, that’s how it begins. But alongside this healing practice, friendships are forged as well.

Three-and-a-half years ago, Flora made the decision to try yoga. “I noticed a pattern among older people of my acquaintance. Some died of dread diseases, but more often it seemed that they died after experiencing a fall, then another fall, and then a life of incapacity and decline,” she said. “The best weapons against falls are balance and flexibility, and those weren’t things I could start working on at age 70.”

Flora admits she didn’t do much research on yoga studios in the area, but there was one she passed regularly on Old Shell Road. “It was the only studio I knew about when I decided to give yoga a try,” she said.

In the three-and-a-half years she’s been at Sterling, Flora has been a faithful member of “The Breakfast Club,” the affectionate term for the 6:15 a.m. yoga crowd, because it’s the only one that fits with her work schedule.

“I am one of the least athletic people you will ever meet, and my joints seem to be unusually stiff and inflexible, so it was extremely humbling to suddenly find myself in a class with people 30+ years my junior who can move their bodies in ways that make you wonder if they’ve had bones surgically removed,” she said.

But with a consistent practice, Flora has experienced improved balance, flexibility and posture, and she said she continues to see results, especially now that “The Breakfast Club” meets four times a week. In particular, improving the flexibility of her hip flexors has been beneficial for RLS, a neurological problem she has.

Flora readily admits that she is not a morning person. In fact, she has been most surprised by the fact that she has been faithful to an early morning exercise regimen after failing so many times before.

“I have said many times that the fact that I’ve stuck with a 6:15 yoga class for almost four years is clearly the work of the Holy Spirit because the two things I hate most in life are getting out of bed and exercising,” she said. “I’m not sure why this is the one that finally clicked for me after all these years, but I am grateful.”

The results keep Flora coming back to practice, but it’s also the “kindness, encouragement and support of the instructors and others in ‘The Breakfast Club,’ especially Sheri and Chad,” she said.

“When I first started, my instructors, especially Anna and Michelle, would make a point of saying something encouraging to me during class. I confess that my initial thought was, ‘They’re just glad I haven’t died on their watch,’” she said. “Then one day a few months in I was doing Bow and finally managed to grab both of my ankles at the same time. It never occurred to me that anyone would notice, but Anna started applauding; I think she was more excited than I was.

“It really drove home how deep the connection and commitment is among those of us who are taking this journey together,” Flora continued. “Our class is a place where we are able to celebrate each other without comparison or competition. That’s a rare gift.”

When Flora first started yoga, she was hoping to improve her balance and flexibility. Along that journey, she made a special friendship with Sheri Granberry—a faithful member at Sterling since the first week the studio opened!

“One of the great blessings I’ve gotten from Sterling is becoming friends with my Yoga Buddy and Official Conscience, Sheri Granberry,” Flora said. “Sheri has been doing yoga since she was in her 20s, and is a poster child for correct posture and perseverance.”

Sheri is also a dedicated member of “The Breakfast Club,” and she and her tea cup are fixtures in the front right-hand corner of the hot room.

Sheri’s practice has included everything from Iyengar and Ashtanga to Baptiste and Anusara. When she began her Bikram practice, there was no studio in town, but she bought a Bikram book and “practiced at home for years,” she said.

Soon after Flora began practicing, she realized she’d need the help of the ballet barre, which runs along the back right-hand side of the hot room.

“We don’t have assigned places in class, of course, but most of us have preferred spots and I took up residence behind Sheri in the back right-hand corner by the barre,” Flora said. “We had a speaking acquaintance after class, but didn’t really know each other.”

Sheri did take notice of how being by the ballet barre helped support Flora’s practice, especially when someone would set up near it before Flora could get there.

“Sheri is usually the first one to arrive each morning, and after watching me struggle without access to the barre a few times, she started placing her towel in “my” spot to save it for me,” Flora said. “I was incredibly touched by her kindness, and made a point of texting her if I knew I wasn’t going to make it to class so she wouldn’t have to save my place.”

Then, as Flora said, a funny thing happened.  

“What began as an act of kindness on Sheri’s part morphed into accountability for us both. On mornings when rolling over seemed an irresistible temptation, I’d think, ‘No—gotta go. Sheri saved my spot,’” she said. “When she was tempted, she would come just to help me out by saving my place.

“I had enjoyed the class and was committed to it up to that point, but felt fairly anonymous,” Flora said. “Once we made that connection, however, the practice became more enjoyable and my commitment deepened knowing that I was sharing the experience and was accountable to someone else—my wonderful Yoga Buddy.”

Sheri said she is just as inspired by Flora to show up on those early mornings to practice. “Let’s face it, some mornings it would be easier to roll over and go back to sleep instead of getting up for early yoga,” she said. “But I know my peeps, especially Flora, will all have made the effort to get up, so I roll out and make it there.”

Sheri referenced the unspoken pact that they have to show up for each other as a way to stay accountable to themselves. “I’m always glad once I get to the studio,” she said. “Flora inspires me to keep up my steady practice because we are official Yoga Buddies!”

In addition to the balance and flexibility she wanted, Flora found inspiration and motivation in the hot room that she needed. That’s a far cry from her thoughts after her first class—“hoping that I had listed the correct contact information for my next of kin,” she said.

Now she encourages others to try yoga too. “Give it a try,” Flora said. “You haven’t sweated until you’ve sweated in Sanskrit.”

To explore the benefits, friendships, inspiration and motivation you could find at Sterling, try our intro special, and get 30 days of unlimited practice for just $30. Sign up here!

Congratulations, Challengers! You Did It!

Announcement | Apr 15, 2019

yoga challenge sterling hot yoga mobile alOur Spring Into Shape 40-Day Challenge ended Sunday, April 14. Whether you reached your goal or you came up a little short, your hard work and dedication did not go unnoticed!

While you’re enjoying the benefits of meeting your goal, remember that consistency is the key to getting the most out of your practice.

As always during our challenges, your consistency is rewarded! The following goal-getters earned a challenge T-shirt, a spot on the prestigious Challenge Wall AND $10 off a massage with on-site massage therapist Arnie Harrison.

Mendy Bornfleth, 30
Betsy Bowers, 30
Paula Brown, 30
Reid Gilbert, 30
Christa O’Harrow, 30
Corinne Reece, 34
David Roberts, 30
Katie Turner, 30
Audrey Williamson, 39
Chad Wood, 31

Everyone is invited to our challenge party on Friday, April 26 right after the 5:30 p.m. 60-minute Happy Hour class to celebrate yourself, your friends and enjoy FREE sushi compliments of our newest neighbors, Rock-N-Roll Sushi Midtown!

 

Have You Tried Platinum Plus? Check It Out Saturday, April 27!

News | Apr 08, 2019

Platinum Plus Core 40 Intermediate Hot Yoga Ghosh Yoga Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile ALHave you been missing Platinum Plus? It’s been almost two years since we taught this for the first time at Sterling!

We’re excited this 75-minute combination of postures, which include the 26/2 of the beginner’s sequence, intermediate Ghosh postures and others similar to what you would practice in vinyasa or yin is on the schedule this month.

Don’t be intimidated by the word “intermediate.” Every pose has steps you work on as you progress.

We do recommend that you have taken at least 10 original hot yoga classes before taking Platinum Plus. This class is offered for a $10 drop-in rate to Sterling members and the public. Click here to reserve your spot!