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Congratulations to All Our Healthy Habits Challengers!

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Our 21-Day Health Habits Challenge just ended, but the power of establishing a healthy habit lasts!

We’re proud of everyone who signed up and make the effort toward reaching this goal. 

But we’re especially proud of these nine students who consistently showed up and made time for at least 21 classes this month!

Madison Brooks, 34
Angela Norris, 23
Mendy Bornfleth, 22
Alfie Fowler, 21
Bridget Wells Duke, 21
Danny Miller, 21
Nancy Taylor, 21
Tricia DeVaughn, 21
Windy Hocutt, 21

We’ll celebrate everyone this Friday, April 8 after the 5:30 p.m. Happy Hour hot yoga class.

Everyone who completed the challenge will be entered to win a drawing for these prizes: a one-hour private lesson with the teacher of your choice; gift cards to Taco Mama, Coffee Monster and more!

Of course everyone who completes the challenge will receive a special T-shirt and have the opportunity to sign the challenge wall.

Plus we’ll enjoy food provided by Ollie’s Mediterranean Grill.

Congratulations to everyone who made the effort to create healthy habits in 2022!

Congratulations, Fall Challengers!

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Our Practice Makes Progress 30-Day Fall Challenge recently came to an end, and we’re so proud of everyone who signed up to challenge themselves!

Completing 30 classes in 31 days is quite a challenge. But so many of you made the commitment to push yourself anyway.

Whether you completed the challenge or not, we hope that you enjoyed the benefits of practicing consistently — which is really the ongoing challenge!

Congratulations to the following students who successfully finished at least 30 classes in 30 days:

Mendy Bornfleth
Madison Brooks
Paula Brown
Sue Bruno
Robert Carlock
Mia Jetsu

Everyone who completed the challenge earned a challenge T-shirt, the signed the challenge wall and an entry into our drawing at the challenge party for some cool prizes.

A big thank you to Coffee Monster, Taco Mama and Lost Pizza Co. for donating some of our prizes, and to Ollie’s Mediterranean Grill for catering our challenge party.

Congratulations again, everyone! Keep up the great work!

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

Why Lavender Towels in Savasana?

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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!

How You Can Support Services for Veterans This Month

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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.

We Need Your Votes to Bring Home TWO Nappie Awards!

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Well, we made it to the finals of the 2021 Nappie Awards thanks to YOUR votes! 

That means we’ll still need your help to bring home 2021 Nappie Awards in TWO categories, Best Yoga Studio and Best Yoga Instructor. 

Beginning TODAY at noon, start casting your votes here

Established in 2010, Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness was the first yoga studio in Alabama to offer Original Hot Yoga. 

Since that time, our schedule has expanded to include Yoga Sculpt (previously Iron Hour), Inferno Hot Pilates, Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga.

That’s just our typical weekly schedule! 

Some of our special classes or workshops include: Candlelight Yin + Yoga Nidra, Platinum Plus (an intermediate hot yoga class), Hot Vinyasa Fusion and Gravity Yoga.

Not to mention our two very special community partners through which we offer yoga, USA’s Mitchell Cancer Institute and Veterans Recovery Resources.

We are committed to being an excellent source of health and wellness in the Mobile community, and we hope you’ll keep voting for us!

You can vote once per day now through Sunday, May 23 at midnight.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks as we will introduce our TWO teachers who are representing Sterling who have made the Nappie finals for Best Yoga Instructor: Michelle Ryan and Kenee Lacoste.

Thank you in advance for your continued support and votes!

 

It’s Time to Rock the Nappie Votes!

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Who’s the Best Yoga Studio in Mobile? Who’s the Best Yoga Instructor? Well, we hope you think that we are and the best instructor teaches here!

We’d love to make it to the finals of the 2021 Nappie Awards for the Best Yoga Studio and Best Yoga Instructor in Mobile, but we need your help.

Please nominate Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness as the Best Yoga Studio in Mobile and who among our awesome teachers is the Best Yoga Instructor in Mobile once per day between now and Sunday, March 28.

Click here to submit your choices for Best Yoga Studio, Best Yoga Instructor and more in the 2021 Nappies! You’ll find us in the Beauty, Health and Wellness categories.

Thank you for your continued support!

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.

2020 Challenge Update: Eight Months Down, Four to Go!

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The end of our 2020 challenge is in sight for these dedicated challengers. Only four months to go! 

These students have showed up on their mats in the studio and at home to maintain a regular practice despite the unexpected challenges this year has brought. 

So congratulations are in order for their consistency!

Robert Carlock, 42
Sheri Granberry, 32
Audrey Williamson, 29
Mendy Bornfleth, 27
Candice Cravins, 25
Paula Brown, 20
Michelle Ryan, 22
Tyloria Crenshaw, 20

We know there are many other new students who have joined Sterling since the challenge began, and there’s a way you can get in on our annual challenge too.

If you’ve recently started practicing with us or maybe you’ve taken a little break, for every month you take 20 classes this year, you’ll get an entry into a separate drawing for some other great prizes. That means you’ve got four months to get four entries!

We’re so proud of our challengers and everyone who makes time to show up on their mat with Sterling, whether at home or online. 

Now more than ever it’s important to take care of yourself. Just know that we support you and your practice!

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!