Monthly Archives

May 2020

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate! Why It’s So Important

By News

Staying hydrated is essential if you regularly practice our hot yoga and Pilates classes. But in the summer, it becomes even more important.

Adequate hydration helps the heart pump more efficiently, optimizes blood pressure, regulates body temperature, lubricates joints, aids in digestion and more.

When practicing at Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness, we recommend drinking a minimum of half of your body weight in ounces (even more in the summer!) at least 40 minutes before class begins.

Drinking water is one of the best ways to stay hydrated. But you can get hydrated in other ways, such as by eating fresh fruits and vegetables. 

Coconut water and other electrolyte replacements may help you bounce back after an especially hot day and/or yoga or Pilates session.

Some other tips to stay hydrated, even in the Gulf Coast summer heat:

– Invest in a reusable water bottle. Invest in a reusable water bottle. Keep it filled and close by, and take regular water breaks throughout the day. 

– Set water consumption goals daily and stick to them! Set water consumption goals and stick to them! It may help to set a schedule just to keep you on track.

– Infuse your water with flavor to make it more appealing. If the taste of water gets too boring, boost it with the addition of fresh fruit, like limes, lemons, berries, cucumbers and the like.

 

Sterling Reopening Guidelines, Livestreaming Classes Continue

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We’re excited to announce that Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness will reopen on Monday, May 18 at 6:15 a.m.! 

Our schedule is changing just slightly to accommodate extra cleaning between classes, so please check our online schedule and take note.

As we continue to adhere to public health guidelines for your safety, we will implement the following protocols until further notice: 

Temperature screenings will be conducted and questions regarding COVID-19 exposure will be asked upon your arrival.

Please continue to book your classes online as there will be no sign-in sheets at the front desk in order to minimize contact. The teacher or staff member will check you in when you arrive.  

Classes will be limited to 20 students each. The hot room has been marked in accordance with recommended social distancing guidelines. Ten students may waitlist the class, and 5 minutes before the class begins, we will allow students on the waitlist to enter the room. 

After you check in, we ask that you enter the hot room as soon as possible and prepare for your class.

Please respect social distancing in the lobby and common areas in the studio. In an effort to minimize contact, reduced seating will be available. 

Mat and towel rentals are temporarily suspended, as well as studio-provided props, such as blocks, blosters, straps and weights. We will have some of these items available for purchase at the studio.

Locker rooms are available for restroom use, but shower facilities are not being offered. 

If you prefer to continue taking classes virtually, that option is still available for every class on the schedule. We’re not going to let that stop you from practicing with us!

We are still offering $30 live streaming memberships for your first month so our new members can begin their practice with us.  

Stay connected to Sterling and our teachers by joining their livestream classes! ALL classes on our schedule can be practiced from your home, so even though we’re apart, we can be connected energetically.

Remember that even if you are practicing alone for the time being, we are still all in this together! Thank you for your presence (even virtually) that helps make Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness the special place and community that it is!

 

Another Special 2-Studio Virtual Yin + Yoga Nidra on Friday, May 22

By Events

Our first virtual two-studio Yin + Yoga Nidra class was such a great success that we’re offering it again! This special class will connect Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness and Hot Yoga Houston, the first original hot yoga studio in Texas, on Friday, May 22 from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Michelle Ryan, who teaches at Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness and guest teaches at Hot Yoga Houston, will lead the Yin + Yoga Nidra class via livestream. 

Reserve your spot in the class on Mind Body as you would for any other livestreaming class. Once you register, you will receive an email from the studio through which you sign up 30 minutes before class begins. This special class will be free for the benefit of our students and anyone who wants to join us!

Yin + Yoga Nidra is a powerful practice that combines 60 minutes of a yin yoga practice, followed by 30 minutes of an often relaxing, yet energizing yoga nidra. 

You are welcome to use your own blocks, bolsters, firm pillows, blankets, etc., to support yourself during the yin practice and make yourself comfortable during the yoga nidra portion.

Sign up today using this link to reserve your spot in this special class!

 

New Feature: Video Classes on Demand!

By Announcement

At Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness, we are committed to delivering the yoga, Pilates, meditation classes and wellness information you need right now.

That’s why we’re excited to offer a NEW feature through Mind Body: video on demand!

Click here and sign in with your Mind Body login and password (the same one you use to register for livestream classes) to access content available right now.

Don’t forget to bookmark the page as we’ll be adding to this video library of classes and more!

 

Spine, Hips and Knees with Kim Tang

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May 29, 2020
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join Kim Tang, an accomplished yoga student, teacher, studio owner, yoga champion and much more, at Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness! Kim will (virtually) lead a comprehensive and powerfully effective drills clinic to help you gain a better understanding of the relationship between the spine, hips and knees in Spine Twist, Tree Pose, Lotus Pose and Full Spine Twist. Everyone is welcome to join!

Pre-registration is required, and the recommended donation is $25. 100% of the proceeds from this clinic will benefit Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness for Covid-19 Studio Support. Sign up here (link to above link) and you will receive the Zoom link via email 24 hours before the clinic.

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