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Michelle Ryan

Gravity Yoga Pop-Up Class Coming Sunday, July 26

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Feeling stuck in your practice? Maybe it’s a stiff back, locked-up hips, tight hamstrings or tight shoulders. 

If so, join Michelle Ryan on Sunday, July 26 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. 

Sunday’s class will be a 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!

Welcome, Tina Collins, New On-Site Massage Therapist

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Do you have “issues in your tissues” that yoga hasn’t addressed? We’re happy to announce we’ve got someone on-site who can help!

Join us in giving Tina Collins, our new on-site massage therapist, a big Sterling welcome. She was born and raised in Nashville, but received her training in Mobile, where she graduated from the Mobile Institute of Soft Tissue Therapy (MISTT) in 2003.

Licensed as a massage therapist and neuromuscular therapist, Tina specializes in deep tissue, pain management and generally “works the kinks out.” 

In addition to Sterling, she also works at Family Chiropractic in Daphne and has been employed there since 2003. 

If you have questions about treatments or would like to make an appointment, contact Tina at 251-391-7901. She’ll be available Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and some Saturdays by appointment. 

Welcome to Sterling, Tina!

Sterling Summer Schedule Changes Announced

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Need more time to enjoy the beautiful summer weather? We are making some seasonal adjustments to our class schedule for the months of July and August that may help!

Effective immediately, the following classes will be paused:

Tuesday, 8:15 a.m. Iron Hour
Wednesday, 8:15 a.m. Inferno Hot Pilates
Friday, 10 a.m. Original Hot 90
Sunday, 4:30 p.m. Yin Yoga

During this time, we will be evaluating the class schedule with you in mind. 

We have plans to offer some different and exciting classes as we head into the fall. In fact, we will be testing a couple of these new offerings in July, so stay tuned!

Of course, we’d love your input on what you’d like to see more (or less) of, so look for a studio survey soon as we work to build on what we think is already Mobile’s best and most dynamic yoga studio! 

 

New Studio Policy: Wearing Masks Required

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In compliance with the City of Mobile’s ordinance requiring residents to wear face coverings in public places, we are also requiring our students to wear masks at the studio. 

Effective Friday, July 3 and for 30 days following, everyone will be required to follow these guidelines: 

  • Wear a face covering when you enter the studio
  • Wear face covering at all times while in the lobby
  • Enter the yoga room ASAP and secure your spot
  • Please keep face covering on until class begins 
  • You may choose to wear face covering during class (make sure breathing stays efficient if you do this) 

In addition, please also adhere to the following protocols that will continue to keep Sterling a safe and happy space for all! 

Please enter the yoga room through the first door (closest to the entrance) and exit through the second door (closest to the back exit) to avoid congestion. 

While Sterling is a unique community and we all enjoy connecting with our fellow yogis, please continue to maintain social distancing before and after class.

Thank you for your cooperation and support! 

2020 Challenge Update: Halfway There!

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Who knew we’d be here at the halfway mark of 2020? 

At least we can count on the consistency of these yogis in our year-long Renew You 2020 Challenge!

Congratulations to these students who showed up on their mat at least 20 times in June. We’ve gotten used to seeing their names!

Robert Carlock, 42
Mendy Bornfleth, 28
Audrey Williamson, 27
Paula Brown, 25
Reid Gilbert, 24
Sheri Granberry, 24
Candice Cravins, 23
Corinne Reece, 20
Tyloria Crenshaw, 20
Michelle Ryan, 20

We are updating your challenge cards with your monthly classes here at the studio. (But you can always check your visit log when you sign in to your Mind Body account to make sure you’re on track with your goals.)

Keep in mind you are working toward some great prizes at the end of the year! 

Everyone who completes 20 classes each month of 2020 will earn a place on the challenge wall and a long-sleeved Dri-Fit pullover, and will be entered to win an annual membership or one of two Fitbit fitness trackers. 

And for every month you complete 20 classes, your name is entered into a drawing for some awesome prizes too!

Congratulations, everyone! It’s a new month, so time to get back to work!

Sterling Classes Now Available In Studio and Many Options Online!

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Thank you to everyone who has continued to support Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness in the Zoom Room and recently back in the studio! 

We are still offering you as many options as possible to help you practice and stay connected to us. 

You are welcome to join us at the studio (class sizes limited to 20 students, so remember to reserve your spot!). 

We continue to offer our regular schedule via livestream too. (You’ll have to sign up to get your link to the Zoom Room.)

You can also access classes that were recorded live. Log in to Mind Body on your computer (not your mobile device) and clicking the “Live Class Recordings” tab at the top.

Select your favorite class or your favorite teacher and get your workout in on your own time.

Class recordings are FREE to current Sterling members. 

Don’t forget our video channel here, where we’ll continue to keep adding content just for you. 

If you have more questions or experience any issues, please let us know!

 

2020 Challenge Update: Almost to the Halfway Mark

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We’ve been through a lot this year, but these yogis are unstoppable!  

They’ve stayed committed to their goals in the 2020 Renew You Challenge. 

We’re congratulating the following students (at a distance) for still making time for their practice:

Robert Carlock, 34
Audrey Williamson, 27
Mendy Bornfleth, 25
Paula Brown, 22
Candice Cravins, 22
Michelle Ryan, 21
Tyloria Crenshaw, 20

If you got behind last month, there is still plenty of time to catch up! 

We are updating your challenge cards with your monthly classes here at the studio. (But you can always check your visit log when you sign in to your Mind Body account to make sure you’re on track with your goals.)

Keep in mind you are working toward some great prizes at the end of the year! 

Everyone who completes 20 classes each month of 2020 will earn a place on the challenge wall and a long-sleeved Dri-Fit pullover, and will be entered to win an annual membership or one of two Fitbit fitness trackers. 

Miss a month? No problem! For each month that you do reach the 20-class mark, you’ll receive an entry to have a chance to win some other great prizes.

Everyone, keep up the great work!

 

We Need Your Nappie Votes!

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Thanks to you, Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness won the Nappie Award for Best Yoga Studio in Mobile last year.

This year, we have the opportunity to repeat, and we need your help again!

Please vote for us in the 2020 Nappie Awards now through midnight on Sunday, June 28. You can vote for us once per day at votenappies.com

The winners will be announced in Wednesday, Aug. 5 issue of the Lagniappe.

Thanks in advance for your votes!

 

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

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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!