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Michelle Ryan

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

By Announcement

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!

By Announcement

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!

 

Gravity Yoga Pop-Up Class Coming Sunday, July 26

By Events

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

By Announcement

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

By Announcement

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

By News

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!

By Announcement

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!

By Announcement

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

By Announcement

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!

By Announcement

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!