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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!

 

Another Special 2-Studio Virtual Yin + Yoga Nidra on Friday, May 22

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Our first virtual two-studio Yin + Yoga Nidra class was such a great success that we’re offering it again! This special class will connect Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness and Hot Yoga Houston, the first original hot yoga studio in Texas, on Friday, May 22 from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Michelle Ryan, who teaches at Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness and guest teaches at Hot Yoga Houston, will lead the Yin + Yoga Nidra class via livestream. 

Reserve your spot in the class on Mind Body as you would for any other livestreaming class. Once you register, you will receive an email from the studio through which you sign up 30 minutes before class begins. This special class will be free for the benefit of our students and anyone who wants to join us!

Yin + Yoga Nidra is a powerful practice that combines 60 minutes of a yin yoga practice, followed by 30 minutes of an often relaxing, yet energizing yoga nidra. 

You are welcome to use your own blocks, bolsters, firm pillows, blankets, etc., to support yourself during the yin practice and make yourself comfortable during the yoga nidra portion.

Sign up today using this link to reserve your spot in this special class!

 

New Feature: Video Classes on Demand!

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At Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness, we are committed to delivering the yoga, Pilates, meditation classes and wellness information you need right now.

That’s why we’re excited to offer a NEW feature through Mind Body: video on demand!

Click here and sign in with your Mind Body login and password (the same one you use to register for livestream classes) to access content available right now.

Don’t forget to bookmark the page as we’ll be adding to this video library of classes and more!

 

Spine, Hips and Knees with Kim Tang

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May 29, 2020
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join Kim Tang, an accomplished yoga student, teacher, studio owner, yoga champion and much more, at Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness! Kim will (virtually) lead a comprehensive and powerfully effective drills clinic to help you gain a better understanding of the relationship between the spine, hips and knees in Spine Twist, Tree Pose, Lotus Pose and Full Spine Twist. Everyone is welcome to join!

Pre-registration is required, and the recommended donation is $25. 100% of the proceeds from this clinic will benefit Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness for Covid-19 Studio Support. Sign up here (link to above link) and you will receive the Zoom link via email 24 hours before the clinic.

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Thank You for Your Nappie Nominations! Important Update on Awards Voting

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Thank you so much for taking the time to nominate Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness and our partners!

If you took the time to think about us with everything else going on in the world right now, just know that we appreciate your support now more than ever. 

We want to remind you that Nappie nominations ended on Sunday, April 5. Right now your selections are being counted to determine the top six finalists in each category.

Voting on these finalists is schedule to begin on Wednesday, May 6 and continue through Sunday, May 31.

The Lagniappe has announced they may push those dates back to begin late May or early June. We’ll keep you posted!

Thank you again for your continued support! It means the world to us right now!

 

Miss Your Favorite Class or Teacher? Here’s How to Access Recorded Classes

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We’re offering our regular schedule via livestream, but we understand your schedule may be anything but normal these days.

That’s why we’re also offering you access to classes that were recorded live.

You can access them by logging into Mind Body 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. 

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

 

March 2020 Challenge Update: Reaching 20-Class Goals Despite Covid-19

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We know you know March was a crazy month for everyone. Even with all the changes and challenges presented by Covid-19, these students still stuck by their goals in the 2020 Renew You Challenge. 

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

Robert Carlock, 39
Mendy Bornfleth, 29
Audrey Williamson, 28
Candice Cravins, 26
Paula Brown, 24
Cassandra Holman, 24
Michelle Ryan, 22
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 April classes here at the studio. (But you cou 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!

 

Update from Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness

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We’ve always known that each of you contributes to the positive, healing and fun environment at Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness.

But without your physical presence at the studio due to our temporary closure related to Covid-19, it is even more apparent. The studio is just not the same without you!

If you feel affected by fear, sadness or anxiety, I encourage you to reflect on an important benefit of a regular yoga or Pilates practice. 

One of the most important things you learn on your mat that can translate off it is building resilience, the ability to act from a place of peace and calm regardless of the situation you are facing. Now more than ever, it’s important to keep moving, stay focused and stay strong.

We are making it easy for you to maintain your regular practice from the safety of your home. 

Many of you have joined our livestream classes in our Zoom Room, and we’ve had nothing but positive comments from those who are participating.

Of course, it’s not the same as practicing in the studio, but this is a great opportunity to focus on other aspects of your practice, like stillness, breath and awareness.

But it still offers you a way to “meet” your friends in the hot room, and we all could use some connection to the outside world right now. (See instructions on how to join these classes below!)

Thank you again to everyone who is able to continue to support Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness. By maintaining your membership, you are not only supporting the studio, but also each of our teachers who work tirelessly to provide compassionate guidance and knowledgeable instruction. 

Even by sharing our social media posts, encouraging a friend to join us, offering words of support or sending positive vibes our way, know that we appreciate every thing you are able to do. We are eagerly looking forward to the day we can gather together again in the hot room.

Please call or email me if you have any questions or comments on how we can improve Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness!

David Roberts

 

Let’s Stay Together at a Safe Distance! Practice With Us Via Livestream Classes

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We’ve got to keep a safe social distance from each other, but we’re not going to let that stop you from practicing with us.

We would love to “see” you in class, and thanks to technology, we can! You can also stay connected to your favorite Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness teachers during this time by joining our livestream classes!

ALL classes on our schedule can be practiced from your home, so even though we’re apart, we can be connected energetically.

Follow these steps so we can stay together and you can maintain your practice:

  1. Sign in to your account on Mind Body. Please note that you may have to reset your password. (Contact us if you need help.)  
  2. Book your class. You’ll receive an email confirmation from FitGrid Live that you’ve registered. 
  3. Watch your email for follow-up information, also from FitGrid Live, with a Zoom link to access the class if you choose.
  4. If you don’t see these emails, check the email address associated with your Mind Body account. (You can always update your email address in Mind Body.) Also check to be sure that you’ve opted in to receive all the email types under Subscriptions in the Contact tab in your Mind Body profile. If you still have issues, please email david@shywmobile.com or message us on Facebook.
  5. Log in to Zoom any time within the 30-minute window before the class starts. Be on time! You won’t be able to join a streaming class after it starts.
  6. Have a great class!

How to Prepare for Your Livestream Classes

Please be mindful that practicing at home will be much different from practicing at the studio. You’ll see and feel the difference! But keep these tips in mind so you get the most benefit despite this significant difference.

  1. If possible, practice in front of a mirror. It will help with your alignment and focus just like it does in the hot room!
  2. You can also use a heater if it’s available.
  3. Wear a long-sleeved shirt and leggings, as these will help you generate more body heat as well.
  4. Before class begins, do a one-minute plank to fire up all of the muscles in your body and build even more heat to warm you up for class!
  5. Without the heat, you will not be able to access the depth of each pose that you’re used to. That’s OK! This is a great opportunity to pay more attention to your alignment, your breath and your stillness.

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!

Sterling Spring Challenge Extended Through the End of April

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When we kicked off our 30-Day Spring Into Transformation Challenge, we had no idea what exactly type of change our world was in for.

But as with any unknown, we’re taking this as an opportunity to be flexible, to be pushed out of our comfort zones and to ultimately grow. 

We’re doing everything we can to help you achieve your challenge goals despite the sweeping disruptions.

All of our classes are available for livestream access online to help you maintain your practice at a safe social distance, and we’re extending our challenge until April 30. 

Good luck with your challenge! We’re cheering you on virtually!