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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!

 

Nappie Nominations Open NOW: Vote for Us Best Yoga Studio in Mobile!

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We understand submitting your nominations for the 2020 Nappies might not be at the forefront of your mind lately, but we could still use your help!

Nappie nominations are open NOW through Sunday, April 5. You can nominate us here as Best Yoga Studio in Mobile once per day, every day until then.

Please keep our partners in mind when your casting your votes for us too! Nominate Coastal Contours & Wellness as Best Day Spa and Arnie Harrison as Best Massage Therapist.

Thank you for your nominations and everything you do as part of our Sterling community that already make us the best yoga studio in Mobile as far as we’re concerned!

Save on Skin Tightening Treatments This Month at Coastal Contours!

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Any body can be a beach body, but if you want to boost your confidence before you hit the shore this year, visit Coastal Contours & Wellness now!

During the month of March, you can save on a package of seven skin tightening treatments designed to help you look your best. 

Lumenis NuEra Tight treatments help smooth skin and reduce cellulite. Best of all, these treatments are non-invasive, require no downtime and yield natural-looking results!

Now when you purchase the discounted package of seven skin tightening treatments, you’ll get two months of red light therapy treatments for FREE.

Red light therapy in our full-body treatment Prism Light Pod–the only one of its kind on the Gulf Coast–can further enhance your skin toning and tightening treatments.

Don’t miss out on this limited-time offer! Click here to get this savings and boost your confidence for less!

 

Platinum Plus Is Back at Sterling on Saturday, March 28 at Noon

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Have you been missing Platinum Plus? It’s back on this schedule this month at Sterling on March 28 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 for a minimum of 10 classes before taking this one. 

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

 

February 2020 Update: They Did It Again!

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Our 2020 challengers made it through another month of meeting (and exceeding) their goals!

Congratulations to these students and teachers who did it again:

Robert Carlock, 36
Audrey Williamson, 25
Mendy Bornfleth, 23
Candice Cravins, 22
Paula Brown, 20
Sue Bruno, 20
Tyloria Crenshaw, 20
Reid Gilbert, 20
Cassandra Holman, 20
Michelle Ryan, 20

If you haven’t signed up for this challenge yet, there is still time! You have all year to take enough classes to average 20 over the year (that’s 240 total!). Or for every month you meet the 20-class mark, you’ll receive one entry to be entered to win some great prizes!

Everyone who completes the year-long challenge will earn a long-sleeved Dri-Fit pullover, a place on the challenge wall and the opportunity to win one of two Fitbit fitness trackers or one annual membership.

Don’t miss out on this challenge to develop (or maintain) a consistent practice and see great results in your body and mind!

 

Sterling Changed Tyloria Crenshaw’s Life in Multiple Ways

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Like many people when they seek out yoga, Tyloria Crenshaw was looking for something to help relieve stress when she discovered Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness in 2011. 

“I had gone through some life changes, and one of my best friends was diagnosed with breast cancer,” she said. “I saw a story on Today about Bikram yoga. I googled and found a studio in Mobile. I called Lucille, went by the studio and the rest, as they say, is history!”

Tyloria hadn’t practiced yoga prior to her start at Sterling, but the initial results were enough to keep her coming back! 

“When I first started, I dropped about 2 dress sizes and came off several medications,” she said. “Now that I have a consistent practice, my doctor just tells me to keep doing what I’m doing.”

But Tyloria didn’t stop there. 

“My friends encouraged me to share this [before and after] after so many people were shocked by my previous photo. The one on the left was taken Sept. 12; the one on the right Dec. 31,” she said. “What did I do? A major lifestyle change! I changed my eating, took a good long look at myself and stepped up my yoga practice. I made it through the holidays and gallbladder surgery and still managed to lose more than 20 pounds!”

Among those changes were giving up sugar, stepping up her yoga practice with the help of Sterling’s 2020 year-long yoga challenge and regularly using red light therapy with Coastal Contours & Wellness.

“I have lost 31 lbs since September, 4 inches off my waist and I’m building muscle in my legs and arms,” she said. “I’m so grateful for this challenge and this yoga. I’m committed to my healthiest self!”

Seeing those results is part of what keeps Tyloria motivated to keep practicing. 

“I see the changes in my body and my health overall, and everyone is always so positive and encouraging,” she said. “I get support from people as soon as I walk in the door. After a while, your body gets used to it and starts to crave the stretching, breathing and sweating. It’s great stress relief, it’s meditation and relaxation. I don’t have ANY trouble sleeping!”

But it wasn’t always as easy as Tyloria makes it seem now, going on nine years after she started practicing. 

“My first class was a 90-minute class, and it was taught by a visiting teacher,” she said. “It was challenging, but it was something I wanted to do. With every posture, I kept thinking ‘I’m going to learn this; I’m going to do this; I’m going to get this!’

“I wasn’t’ discouraged—just determined,” she said. “It was hot and I kept looking for ways to cool off. I was wiping sweat! But after a while, I was so focused on what I was trying to do, I didn’t worry about sweat or anything else.”

Along with Tyloria’s determination, staying focused on her newfound yoga practice was easier because Sterling was close by, convenient and it offered a flexible schedule. 

“Most of all,” she said, “ everyone was so friendly and positive. Even when I was feeling down, no matter what was going on with my day, I would be so glad to get the studio. It is truly my happy place!”

Since practicing consistently, Tyloria has noticed major changes in her body and mind, but she’s most surprised at the smaller changes that happen by being dedicated to showing up on her mat often. 

“I’m surprised by the way my body responds in small ways,” she said. “Maybe deeper breathing, greater stretching, lengthening and expanding. I’m building muscle and feeling and looking leaner. I’m amazed that I can put my leg over my head in standing bow (my daughter begs me not to tell people that) and that I finally can touch my forehead to the floor between my feet!”

Getting started can be intimidating for new students, but Tyloria said it doesn’t have to be because yoga is “equal opportunity.” 

“Anybody can do it! You don’t need special skills or equipment,” she said. The hardest part is getting in the room—just do it! You will get so much support from teachers and other students. It is the most positive, encouraging thing you can do for yourself. Your body will thank you and your mind will be grateful!”

But perhaps the biggest impact Sterling has had on Tyloria’s life is influencing her to become a yoga teacher. 

“Even as a teacher, I feel that my first responsibility is to a consistent yoga practice,” she said.

“I owe it to myself and to my students. I think the students are encouraged by it and I think it makes me a better teacher because I’m right there with them. Bottom line is that I believe I should ‘practice’ what I preach!”

Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness changed Tyloria’s life in many ways, and it can change yours too. To get started, sign up here for our 30-day intro and get unlimited classes for just $30! 

 

Spring Into Transformation with Our 30-Day Challenge

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After the city’s biggest party has ended, it’s understandable that you may have the “good times” roll. (We’re not judging.) 

But if you want to get your practice and your body back on track, join our Spring Into Transformation 30-Day Challenge! 

To complete it, take 30 classes in 40 days to earn a Sterling challenge T-shirt, a spot on the prestigious challenge wall and have a chance to win cool prizes. 

Sign up now at the front desk! Classes can count toward the 30-Day and 2020 challenges for students doing both!

 

Mask On or Off, Love the Skin You’re In with This Deal on Two OxyGeneo Facials

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Now that Mardi Gras is over, don’t hide behind those ornate masks. Show off your beautiful skin!

Coastal Contours & Wellness is making that possible with one of their March specials.

For a limited time, purchase two OxyGeneo facials for less than $120 each. Two treatments must be purchased to take advantage of this price. 

The OxyGeneo facial offers three treatments in one: exfoliation, infusion and oxygenation.

The benefits include: plumper skin; improved hydration; brighter skin; reduced appearance of pores; improved skin texture; and reduced hyperpigmentation.

Get more beautiful skin here before this deal is gone!

 

Fusion Pilates Now on Mondays at 8:15 AM

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Fusion Pilates is a great way to strengthen your core, but that includes more than your abs!

Yes, you’ll get a challenging workout there too, but you’ll also work on strong arms and a strong spine.

Join us at Sterling on Mondays at 8:15 a.m. to build long, lean muscles, and tone and strengthen your body.

Please note that Monday’s Inferno Hot Pilates class has moved to Wednesdays at 8:15 a.m.

With this change, you’ll have the chance to take a class EVERY DAY at 8:15 a.m., and you can choose from Fusion Pilates, Inferno Hot Pilates and Iron Hour. All of these classes are excellent ways to get stronger this year!

Click here to reserve your spot in any Fusion Pilates class this month for just $10. See you on Mondays