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November 2019

Yin + Yoga Nidra Returns Nov. 24

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Candlelight Yin + Yoga Nidra is back, and just in time for one of the busiest seasons of the year!

Give yourself permission to slow down among the chaos and make self-care a priority. 

Candlelight Yin + Yoga Nidra is a great way to do it, and it’s back on Sunday, Nov. 24 from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

The one-hour yin yoga practice 30-minute yoga nidra guided meditation practice adds up to bliss for your body AND your brain.

Yin helps improve concentration and flexibility, while has been proven to activate the relaxation response, which helps improve the functioning of the nervous system and endocrine system. 

Additional studies indicate that yoga nidra can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and improve blood glucose fluctuations and symptoms associated with diabetes. 

Yoga nidra can also help cells regenerate and repair, decrease anxiety and improve your mood. 

Yin + Yoga Nidra is a great way to end your weekend and get prepared for the week — and holiday season — ahead!

It’s open to the public at a special drop-in rate of $10. Reserve your spot here!

 

Mark Your Calendars and Make Plans Now! Happy Hour FREE Yoga and FREE Sushi Nov. 22

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We’ve got the healthiest and happiest happy hour in town, and we want to share it with you and your friends!

Join our Happy Hour Yoga with Friends class on Fridays at 5:30 p.m. This 60-minute class is FREE for first-timers and comebacks!

On Friday, Nov. 22 we’re adding FREE sushi from our neighbor Rock-N-Roll Sushi to make it even happier. 

Sterling members, bring friends! Even if you’re not a Sterling member right now (or don’t know one), the class is FREE so come on and make new friends!

Sterling Silent 90 Music Series Returns! Practice to the Music of Broadway Nov. 21

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So far we’ve had some great soundtracks for our Silent 90 Music Series!  

We’re so excited for this next one too on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 6:45 p.m. Don’t miss this unique experience to practice to the Music of Broadway! 

Join Cassandra and the sounds of some of the most popular musicals, including The Phantom of the Opera, Mama Mia, Rock of Ages and more. 

We recommend that students have completed several 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 here!

 

Iron Hour: Don’t ‘Weight’ Around! Here’s Why You Should Take This Class!

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Iron Hour was the first non-original hot yoga class we branched out with at Sterling.

But, like all the other classes we offer, it’s a great complement to the original hot yoga on which the studio was founded.

Iron Hour is based on a vinyasa flow, but it incorporates weights to further enhance the benefits you can receive from yoga. 

Promote Muscle Growth and Protect Muscles: With the addition of weights, muscle oxygenation is improved. This also protects muscles from tears and strains because weightlifting works muscles closer to the bones.

Strengthen Your Core: Using weights strengthens more than just your arms. But you have to strengthen the core of the body before you can strengthen arms and legs. Iron Hour can improve your posture, protect your lower back and even protect your internal organs with its focus on the core.

Improve Balance and Coordination: This is directly related to original hot yoga. Just think of the balancing series! But balance means more than standing on one leg; it also means discovering balance of ease and effort when muscles work together. Improving balance also improves your coordination and concentration — great skills off the mat too!

Build Bone Density: Lifting weights creates resistance, your muscles pulling against your bones. That introduces stress (in a good way!) on your bones. When your body detects this, it sends a signal to the cells in your bones that makes them stronger and denser.

Get Stronger With Age: Yoga can build bone density and muscle mass, but it’s recommended that you incorporate weights as you get older. Muscle mass decline begins at age 40, and by the age of 70 you could lose 30 percent if you stay sedentary. Iron Hour is a great way to complement your yoga routine and get stronger!

We offer Iron Hour three times a week – 8:15 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Make time for it and see how it changes your original hot yoga practice!

 

Fusion Pilates Now on Tuesdays at a NEW Time

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Fusion Pilates is a great mindful workout in which you get personalized feedback that helps you build strength and tone!

In this class, Ashley Keigley, a very experienced teacher and student, will help you focus on the fundamentals of alignment that are essential to all the other classes we offer. 

If you haven’t tried this class yet, you can get the special drop-in rate of $10 – which has been extended through November! Additional dates for this class in November are Nov. 12 and Nov. 19. 

These classes are included in active Sterling memberships. If you aren’t an active member, ask us about comeback specials for returning students and intro specials for first-timers. 

Congratulations, Fall Challengers!

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Last week, the Fit For Fall 30-Day Challenge came to an end, and we’re so proud of everyone who signed up to challenge themselves!
 
Completing 30 classes in 31 days is quite a challenge. But so many of you made the commitment to push yourself anyway.
 
Whether you completed the challenge or not, we hope that you enjoyed the benefits of practicing consistently — which is really the ongoing challenge!
 
Congratulations to the following students who successfully finished at least 30 classes in 30 days:
 
Robert Carlock, 36
Mendy Bornfleth, 31
Candice Cravins, 31
Audrey Williamson, 31
Paula Brown, 30
Ellen Taylor, 30
 
Everyone who completes the challenge will earn a challenge T-shirt, the eternal recognition of signing the challenge wall and an entry into our drawing at the challenge party for some cool prizes.
 
The top three prizes are: 1 Ultrasound Cavitation Treatment ($140 value); 3 Light Pod Sessions ($99 value); and a massage from Arnie Harrison ($65 value). 
 
You’re invited to attend the challenge party immediately following the 5:30 p.m. Happy Hour class on Friday, Nov. 8. We’ll also draw for challenge prizes at that time.
 
We can’t wait to celebrate you and your achievements!