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August 2020

Myrtle Delgado Brings Baptiste Power Flow to Sterling!

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Myrtle Delgado was a devoted runner, but injuries and physical therapy led her to consider other options. Three years ago, she found Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness and took her first yoga class.

“I was skeptical of the whole yoga “thing,” but knew I needed a change and wow, what a change!” she said. “The physical demands of yoga were very real and yet maybe most surprising for me were the mental and spiritual benefits that accompany this practice. During a 60- or 90-minute class the mind can quiet and things become clear.”

Myrtle credits these personal discoveries with leading her to Fish Tree Yoga Studio in Pensacola, where she earned an RYT-200 Hour certification in February 2020 with Jan Atkins. 

“This is when I learned and fell in love with the Baptiste Power Yoga!” she said. “The class is super-challenging on multiple levels. It is a vinyasa flow combining strength and balance through chaturangas, standing poses, forward bends, hip openers, introduction to back bends, arm balances and inversions all of which result in workout strengthening and toning the whole body! All the while it soothes the mind, bringing a calm and peace…”

Myrtle taught her first public class last Saturday, but if you missed it, you can join her Saturday, Aug. 22 at 2:30 p.m. for another power yoga class.

If you’re skeptical or prefer Inferno Hot Pilates or Bikram, that’s OK. Myrtle just encourages you to try it and see what you think. She was skeptical in the beginning too, but look at her now!

Reserve your spot online and be prepared for a challenging, but rewarding class this weekend.

Yoga On Tap Begins TONIGHT at Serda Brewing Co.!

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We’re working on offering those outdoor classes you’ve asked for, and we’re excited to announce our new outdoor yoga series “Yoga On Tap” in partnership with Serda Brewing Co.!

If you’ve been looking for a FREE vinyasa flow class in a fun outdoor space, join Bridget Reiter at one of our favorite local breweries downtown on Tuesdays at 6 p.m.

EVERYONE is welcome! Bring yourself, bring friends — it’s a great way to stay connected to Sterling outside of the studio or learn a little bit more about it for anyone who hasn’t visited us yet.

Social distancing guidelines will be observed and space is limited, so please arrive early.

The first class is TONIGHT, Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. Don’t miss it!

If you’d like, you can hang around with your friends or make new ones over some of Serda’s local micro brews, including IPAs, sours, ales and more!

 

Nicole Ewing Begins Teaching Inferno Hot Pilates This Week!

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We’re so excited to bring Nicole Ewing on board as our newest Inferno Hot Pilates teacher!

You may have taken her Vinyasa Flow classes at Sterling, and we know she is going to bring the same energy and enthusiasm to our popular bootcamp-style workout class.

Nicole takes the podium on Friday, Aug. 14 at 8:15 a.m. for the first time teaching Inferno Hot Pilates at Sterling. If you can’t make that class, you can catch her Saturday, Aug. 15 at the same time!

Nicole is a certified personal trainer and an E-RYT-200 yoga teacher (meaning she has more than 1,000 teaching hours!), and she is always interested in learning more about new styles of yoga and movement.

We believe she is going to be a great addition to our team, and we hope you do too. Welcome to your new role at Sterling, Nicole!

Gravity Yoga Pop-Up Class Returns Sunday, Aug. 23

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Feeling stuck in your practice? Maybe it’s a stiff back, locked-up hips, tight hamstrings or tight shoulders.
 
The first Gravity Yoga class was such a success that we’re doing it again! Join Michelle Ryan on Sunday, Aug. 23 at 4:30 p.m. for a new type of class that will help you utilize the science of passive stretching to effectively change your body, improve your posture and increase your range of motion. 
 
Gravity Yoga is a mat-based, targeted mobility training method that has helped students all over the world improve their flexibility and move better.

Included in active Sterling memberships, but drop-ins welcome at a special rate herePlease reserve your spot as we continue to limit our class sizes.

Sunday’s class will be another pop-up class designed to gauge your interest in this style. If you have any questions prior to this class, please ask Michelle or contact her for more information!

Hot Vinyasa Fusion Has Been a HIT! Have You Tried It?

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Looking for a class that combines the best of Bikram Yoga AND the best of vinyasa flow? We’ve got it! Hot Vinyasa Fusion has been a hit so far, and we’re bringing it back Monday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. 

This class begins with several rounds of chaturangas, stretches and even some original hot yoga postures mixed in. Then it transitions to some balancing poses and floor work that will be very familiar if you practice the 26 and 2 regularly. It’s heated to about 100 degrees, so you will still work up a good sweat!

The original hot yoga sequence helps maintain and restore natural range of motion, but it is sometimes criticized for not having much of a focus on the upper body or hip openers. That’s where Hot Vinyasa Fusion comes in!

If you’ve tried it and loved it, Monday is your chance to practice it again. If you haven’t taken it yet, Monday is your chance to try it.

We’re looking at keeping this class on the schedule once a month on Mondays based on your feedback and attendance support, so please let us know what you think!

2020 Challenge Update: July Challengers Still in the Race!

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Even in the midst of such unusual times, a regular yoga practice has remained a constant for our 2020 Renew You challengers. No matter whether you’re participating in this challenge, a regular yoga practice is a great way to stay grounded, centered and focused!

These yogis have been showing up on their mats regularly now for over half of 2020. What an accomplishment!

Congratulations to the following:

Robert Carlock, 42
Sheri Granberry, 27
Audrey Williamson, 26
Mendy Bornfleth, 24
Paula Brown, 22
Candice Cravins, 20
Michelle Ryan, 21
Tyloria Crenshaw, 20 

Everyone who completes (or averages) 20 classes a month in 2020 will be entered into a drawing to win the grand prize of an annual membership or one of two Fitbit fitness trackers we’ll be giving away. We’ll also be awarding all 2020 challengers a long-sleeved Dri-Fit pullover featuring the studio and challenge logos.

If you’ve gotten a late start on the challenge or you missed a month here or there, there is still time to get in on some great prizes! Anyone who completes at least 20 classes a month will receive an entry into a separate drawing. That’s one entry for EVERY month of at least 20 classes!

Keep up the great work, everyone!