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November 2020

Candlelight Yin + Yoga Nidra Returns Next Month

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Look ahead with a renewed, focused mindset. Candlelight Yin + Yoga Nidra is a great way to get started on closing out 2020 and preparing for 2021! 

Join Michelle on Sunday, Dec. 6 from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. for a special 90-minute class, during which you’ll have an opportunity to slow down, examine your thoughts and, most importantly, make self-care a top priority. 

Yin improves concentration and flexibility, and yoga nidra has been proven to activate the body’s relaxation response. Together, this combination is very powerful for your body and your mind.

Yoga nidra improves the function of the nervous system and endocrine system. It helps cells in your body regenerate and repair, decrease anxiety and improve your mood. 

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

Candlelight Yin + Yoga Nidra is a great way to end your weekend and get prepared for the week – and more – ahead!

It’s open to the public at a special drop-in rate of $15. Reserve your spot by clicking here.

This class will be offered in the studio (limited capacity) and online. Please register online for the option you wish to choose. Online participants will receive a link to join 15 minutes before the class begins.

We look forward to sharing this special class with you!

Support Small Business! Shop These Holiday Deals!

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When you shop small, you can make a big impact, and we’re offering some great deals to help you do just that!

Shopping local keeps more dollars in your community, creates jobs and helps make your town unique to name just a few of the effects supporting small businesses has.

Now through the holidays, take advantage of these membership specials that you can purchase at the studio or online!

Annual Membership – $849
Enter Promo Code: YEAR849  

10 Class Pass – $120 (usually $150)
Enter Promo Code: 10PACK
(Purchase Up to 3) 

5 Class Pass – $75 (usually $85)
Enter Promo Code: 5PACK
(Purchase Up to 3)

Support your membership with all the necessities you’ll need–mat, towel and water bottle! 

Not sure what to give? We sell gift cards too so your recipient can decide! 

$100 Value Gift Card – $80 
Gift cards can be purchased via this link and delivered online! Or you can purchase them at the studio.

Happy shopping!

Black Friday Deal! Free Yoga All Day!

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You won’t have to go too far to get one of the best Black Friday deals in town this year! We’re offering FREE classes again ALL DAY!

It’s become a Sterling tradition for us to welcome everyone to practice for free on Black Friday.

We consider it our way of saying ‘thank you’ for all the community support we’ve been shown since 2010.

Our schedule on Friday, Nov. 27 will be as follows:

10 AM – Inferno Hot Pilates
Noon – Vinyasa Flow
2 PM – Original Hot 60

Everyone is welcome to experience the healing therapeutic benefits of yoga for FREE. Reserve your spot in one (or more) classes by clicking here

You may be prompted to create an account unless you have set up one previously.

All classes are available in-studio and online. Space is limited, so please reserve your in-studio spot. 

Register in advance online so you’ll get the link to join class. (You’ll receive it 15 minutes before class begins).

Please come join us on Black Friday! You won’t find a better deal than the gift of better health!

Thanksgiving Yoga Schedule Announced

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We’re offering an abbreviated holiday schedule that will allow you opportunities to practice and enjoy Thanksgiving friends and families. 

Holiday schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, Nov. 25
No Yin Yoga at 7 PM
Regular Schedule Otherwise

Thursday, Nov. 26 – Thanksgiving
9 AM – Original Hot 90

Friday, Nov. 27 – Black Friday
10 AM – Inferno Hot Pilates
Noon – Vinyasa Flow
2 PM – Original Hot 60

All Black Friday classes are FREE and will be offered in the studio and online, as all of our classes are.

Please continue to reserve your in-studio spot as we observe social distancing guidelines. To receive the link to join online, you must pre-register for class.

We’ll return to our regular schedule on Saturday, Nov. 28. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Hot Vinyasa Fusion Is Back Monday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.

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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 is back Monday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. Look for this class the second Tuesday of every month!

This 75-minute 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, your chance to practice it again is coming up soon. If you haven’t taken it yet, so is your chance to try it!

Happy Veterans Day!

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Many studies are touting the benefits of yoga for military members, including reduction in use of pharmaceutical medications, increased range of motion, decreased depression and more.

At Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness, we are proud to count several military and veterans among our students. 

We have offered classes to military units, and we have teachers trained in trauma-informed and mindful resilience practices.

One of our community partners is Veterans Recovery Resources, a non-profit, community-based mental wellness program that is developed by veterans for veterans. One of our own Sterling yogis, John Kilpatrick, is a 30-year Army reservist and founder of the program. 

The goal of Veterans Recovery Resources is to improve veteran well-being by removing barriers to mental healthcare. John is passionate about providing a unique recovery program for veterans and their families suffering from substance abuse, PTSD and other mental health issues.

There are 64,000 veterans in the Gulf Coast area, the second largest concentration of these brave men and women in the entire country.

On this Veterans Day, we are especially thankful for those who have served and continue to serve. We are also proud to provide our support to these men and women and everyone in our community.

October 2020 Challenge Update

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Our 2020 challengers made it through another month of meeting (and exceeding) their goals!

Congratulations to these students and teachers who did it again:

Robert Carlock, 39
Audrey Williamson, 35
Mendy Bornfleth, 32
Sheri Granberry, 31
Danny Miller, 31
Paula Brown, 30
Haley Hall, 30
Demi Vanderwerff, 30
Corinne Reece, 24
Candice Cravins, 20
Bridget Reiter, 32
Michelle Ryan, 23
Sue Bruno, 22
Tyloria Crenshaw, 20

Everyone who completes the year-long challenge will earn a long-sleeved Dri-Fit pullover, a place on the challenge wall and the opportunity to win one of two Fitbit fitness trackers or one annual membership.

Don’t miss out on this challenge to develop (or maintain) a consistent practice and see great results in your body and mind!

Congratulations, 30-Day Challengers!

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October, much less 2020, has not been without its challenges between pandemics and hurricanes, so we’re feeling pretty inspired by these yogis who made an even stronger commitment to their practice and succeeded! 

Our 30-Day Fall for Yoga Challenge was just the motivation needed for these students to become more dedicated and more determined.

Robert Carlock, 39
Audrey Williamson, 35
Mendy Bornfleth, 32
Sheri Granberry, 31
Danny Miller, 31
Paula Brown, 30
Haley Hall, 30
Demi Vanderwerff, 30
Bridget Reiter, 32

The challenge was to take any combination of 30 classes at the studio or livestreaming in 31 days, beginning Thursday, Oct. 1 through Saturday, Oct. 31.

Those who completed it earned a challenge T-shirt, the eternal recognition of signing the challenge wall and are now in a drawing to be one of three winners of a Sterling water bottle! 

Congratulations, everyone! The real challenge now is keeping up what you started!