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Michelle Ryan

Sterling Schedule Changes Effective Thursday, July 1

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Due to decreased demand, increased vaccinations and falling infection rates, Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness will begin limiting the number of virtual classes being offered effective tomorrow, Thursday, July 1. 

We had to quickly transition to virtual classes (and for a period virtual-only) due to COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders. For several weeks, this was the only way we could keep the Sterling community together!

If you regularly attend our streaming classes, please check the schedule to see what options are still available in this format.

To participate in these classes, you will need to register in advance to receive the link to join. The link will be sent approximately 15 minutes before the class begins.

Effective July 1, 2021, the following classes will be offered in the studio and online. All others will be in-studio only.

Mondays
7 p.m. Vinyasa Flow

Tuesdays
5:30 p.m. Inferno Hot Pilates
7 p.m. Original Hot 60

Wednesdays
5:30 p.m. Vinyasa Flow
7 p.m. Yin Yoga

Saturdays
8:15 a.m. Inferno Hot Pilates

Sundays 
10 a.m. Original Hot 60

View our complete schedule here. See you in class soon

Platinum Plus Now Scheduled for Saturday, July 10

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Have you been missing Platinum Plus? It’s back on this schedule this month at Sterling on Saturday, July 10 at noon.

Platinum Plus is our 75-minute take on the intermediate hot yoga series, and it combines postures you would practice in the 26/2 of the beginner’s sequence, intermediate Ghosh postures and others similar to vinyasa or yin.

Don’t be intimidated by the word “intermediate.” Every pose has steps you work on as you progress. We do recommend that you have practiced the 26/2 sequence before taking this one.

This class is offered for a $10 drop-in rate. Reserve your spot here!

Studio Etiquette Reminders

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What a challenge the past 18 months have been for all of us! It’s exciting to see more of you in the studio as we return to normal. We welcome regular members, old friends returning and new faces to our wellness community.

We would like to remind everyone of these tips to make your experience (and others’) most rewarding.

• Classes start on time. The studio is open at least 30 minutes before class, so don’t be late! Plan to give yourself a few minutes to “arrive on your mat” to be in the right frame of mind for class.

• Please leave all phones and keys in the cubbies in the lobby and locker rooms. Doors are locked during class, so your personal belongings are always safe!

You, your yoga mat, towel and water is all you need in the hot room.

• Please observe silence in the hot room. For some, that is the only meditation we will experience throughout the day, so you are welcome to socialize in the lobby before or after class.

 Please wait to leave until the teacher has left at the end of class. Use final savasana to absorb all those amazing benefits before you head out. Furthermore, we want to see you before you leave the studio!

• While official local and state ordinances have ended and studio guidelines have been relaxed, certain protocols are still followed. Mask-wearing is strictly optional. Classes are limited to 25 maximum capacity. The hot room carpet and other touch surfaces are still being sprayed with a virucide.

• Showers are again available. For your convenience, towels are available for rental at the front counter.

And so, we move forward! Thank you for your patience and for your ongoing support of Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness. See you in the hot room!

Schedule Changes Due to Tropical Storm Threat

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Due to the threat of tropical weather and predicted heavy rain, we will not have the following classes at the studio on Saturday, June 19:

8:15 AM Inferno Hot Pilates

10 AM Original Hot 90

2:30 PM Vinyasa Flow

We will make another announcement tomorrow morning about the status of the 4:30 PM Original Hot 60.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. Please stay safe!

Regular schedule will resume Sunday, June 20 with Yoga Sculpt at 8:15 AM.

Hot Vinyasa Fusion Is Back at a New Day and Time

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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 on Wednesday, June 16 at 5:30 p.m. Michelle will lead this 75-minute class that 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!

Sign up for the in-studio class here or the livestream option here!

Yoga Sculpt Pop-Up Monday, June 6 at 7 PM

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The Iron Hour class you know and love has gotten even better and a lot more challenging!

We’ve recently rebranded this strength-based workout as Yoga Sculpt, and students are loving it.

If you haven’t been able to try it on Sundays or Thursdays, we’re offering a special pop-up class, Monday, June 7 at 7 p.m.

Yoga Sculpt still incorporates light hand weights (maybe even a little more than Iron Hour!), cardio and core work for maximum calorie-burning effect.

Instead of targeting the same muscles over and over, sequences change regularly so you’ll never hit that dreaded plateau.

It’s a total body workout designed to sculpt every major muscle group by combining yoga postures with weights and cardio. It’s a great balance of strength, conditioning and vinyasa flow!

We feel that Yoga Sculpt more appropriately describes this class and the effects it’s designed to have on your body. And we can’t wait for you to experience the difference.

Don’t miss it!

Why Lavender Towels in Savasana?

By News

Research has revealed that the essential oil of lavender may be used for treating anxiety, insomnia, depression and restlessness. 

That’s why we’re so excited to have brought back our cool lavender towels for you to enjoy during savasana!

If, for whatever reason, you don’t want to receive a lavender towel, that is absolutely no problem. Just let the teacher know. 

When you are finished with class, please place your used lavender towel in the basket just outside the hot room door with any rented Sterling practice towels.

We’ll take care of the rest. Enjoy!

Summer Bingo Challenge Starts June 1! Sign Up, Practice and Win Prizes

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One of everyone’s favorite challenges is BACK this summer. Get ready for the 2021 Sterling Summer Bingo Challenge!

You have all of June this summer to fill up your card. Beginning Monday, June 1 through Wednesday, June 30, we’re challenging you to fill up your bingo card to win some fun prizes along the way.

All you have to do is simply maintain your practice and complete activities along the way. You can earn one bingo stamp per class.

If you’ve never played Sterling bingo, you’ll want to! Of course, if you have, you’ll want to play again!

Cards will be available this week at the front desk. Sign up and have (more) fun doing yoga this summer!

Memorial Day Weekend Sterling Schedule

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We’re giving our staff and you a short break on Monday, May 31, the observance of Memorial Day.

But you’ll still have an opportunity to get your yoga in at 9 a.m. with our Original Hot 60.

No other classes will be offered. Our regular schedule will resume Tuesday, June 1 with our 10 a.m. Original Hot 60 class.

Remember this class is open to non-members for a $15 donation to

Veterans Recovery Resources. Your last chance during our Memorial Day promotion to support this very worthy cause! Make your donation here and then book your class!

Follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date about holiday schedule announcements and more.

You can also download the MINDBODY app (free for Android and Apple) to follow the latest class schedule, book classes, see who’s teaching and more!

See you in the hot room soon!

How You Can Support Services for Veterans This Month

By News

Memorial Day is this month, and what a special time to remember the ultimate sacrifices our service men and women–and their families–have made.

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.

If you’re not currently an active member, you can “Be the Light” by joining us for ANY class now through Memorial Day. Simply click this link and your donation gives you access to a class. Then schedule your class between now and Monday, May 31, it’s that simple! All proceeds go to this most important community service.

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