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Vote for Sterling as Best in Mobile!

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lagniappe nappie awards 2016, sterling hot yoga, hot yoga, mobile alMOBILE, thank you so very much for your Nappie nominations in the Lagniappe’s annual “Best of” Mobile contest.

We are proud to announce that both Anna Percy AND Michelle Ryan are in the finals for Best Yoga Instructor in town!

PLUS Sterling Hot Yoga Works is a finalist for Best Yoga Studio!

We would appreciate your continued support and votes.

Remember, you can vote once per hour so vote now and vote EVERY HOUR by clicking here!

From June 2 – June 29, 2016, you have the opportunity to vote on the Top Six finalists in each category, and readers will have a chance to vote for all their favorites among those both online and in print.

Finalists were determined by readers who voted in the Nomination Period (April 21-May 18).

Winners will be announced in the July 21 issue of Lagniappe and recognized at the Nappie Awards Ceremony on Friday, July 22 at the Saenger Theatre.

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Sterling Introduces Inferno Hot Pilates

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inferno hot pilates, mobile al, sterling hot yogaSprite, Michelle and Lucille recently returned from Houston, where they attended an Inferno Hot Pilates teacher training! And now, they are excited to share this class with our Sterling community.

After just two classes, Lucille said she feels stronger and already can see muscle development.

Michelle, who has taken multiple Inferno Hot Pilates classes at Bikram Hot Yoga Huntsville, said it’s a challenging practice that delivers quick results and helps you realize greater potential in yourself!

The course was taught by the world-renowned Gabriella Walters, who designed and founded Inferno Hot Pilates. The class is a fun, challenging, full-body, low-impact, high-intensity practice using the principles of Pilates, including mindfulness, humility, control and breath.

Performed on a yoga mat and towel in a slightly heated room with energetic music, Hot Pilates is an amazing practice that strengthens muscles and burns fat. It is designed for all fitness levels. Both men and women love it!

Mobile is the first studio in Lower Alabama to offer this amazing class! I am confident that you, like me, will find this class to be life-changing!

We will offer Inferno Hot Pilates on Tuesday at 6:15 p.m.*, Thursday at 8:15 a.m. and Saturday at 9:30 a.m.* Starred class times will rotate with other offerings, so be sure check the schedule to verify class type.

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Breathe! Everything Else Is Optional!

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Muscles of the Diaphragm

The more I learn about the body, the more impressed I am with the original series that brought me to Mobile.

A while ago, I came across a 3D video of the diaphragm in action. (Take a look by clicking here or on the photo to the right.)

When you inhale, the diaphragm lowers, providing space and a vacuum in order to draw air into the body.

When you exhale, the diaphragm rises, to create positive pressure enough to push the air out of the lungs. It seems very simple, but truly, there’s nothing simple about it.

There are many muscles involved in the act of breathing.

We talk a lot about the intercostals, the muscles in between the ribs, but that’s really a simplification of the process.
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Muscles of the Thoracic Wall

Suffice it to say that there’s a lot involved in taking a breath. Check here or on the photo to the right for a nice primer.

Think about Pranayama Deep Breathing.

Think about how you are conditioning the muscles involved in breathing.

Think about how you are stretching and strengthening the very important elements that allow you to do the one thing that you MUST DO to stay alive! What a wonderful thing to do!

When we tell you “Breathe—everything else is optional,” we truly mean it!

If you or anyone else you know can come in and take a couple of deep breaths, that’s REALLY important! That’s all you need to do!

Because once you get the systems required to breathe down, everything else will come more easily.

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Dr. Mashner Returns for a Follow-Up Workshop April 16

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Mashner Mobile, AL Whole Health Hormone HealthThe Mashners’ workshop in January was so well received, they are coming back to give useven more information we can use to lead a life of true wellness!

“Xenohormones,” or hormone disruptors, can be found in pesticides, in meat, in plastics, in beauty products, household products and more!

And on top of that, women “of a certain age” are encouraged to smooth out their menopause with hormone replacement therapies (HRT) that, when combined with xenohormones can lead to serious health risks.

Learn about the importance of balancing your hormones, how to avoid xenohormones and options to typical HRT therapies.

Gentlemen, you won’t feel left out! Hormones are an important element of your healthy life too! See you there!

Sterling Mats On Sale at a Special Price

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sterling mats yoga mats special priceDoes your mat have those little pillow-shaped squares on it? Do you notice that your mat is a bit “moist” after class? Is your current mat just getting worn out? Or do you just want a new mat with a cool design?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, we have just the solution for youSterling Mats!

Constructed using closed-cell technology (so germs, bacteria and odor cannot penetrate the mat surface) and weighing less than 2 pounds, Sterling Mats are both high quality, hygienic and lightweight!

In an effort to maintain a studio free of toxins, the Sterling Mats are 100% biodegradable, 100% recyclable, ultra-hygienic, and PVC- and latex-free. Similar mats retail for more than $55; get your Sterling Mat today for only $39.00!

They come in a variety of beautiful colors including green, coffee, blue, grey, violet, purple and pink. And best of all, they have the logo of your favorite yoga studio! Get yours today!

Do you need a towel too? Priced at an already low $39, you can combine a towel and mat purchase and get them both for only $70 total! That’s a wonderful discount for clean, easy-to-care-for and beautiful hot yoga essentials!

Julia Szvath to Visit Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile

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julia svath holistic therapyThe last time Lucille was in Mexico, she worked with Julia Szvath to identify the patterns of thought that were not serving her and that may have caused the dis-ease she was diagnosed with or at least got in the way of her healing.

Through breath work, body work and emotional exploration, Julia’s holistic approach has helped Lucille to heal her body, mind and spirit.

Julia says that, “A holistic approach is crucial to achieving long-lasting positive results. Treating the whole individual as an interconnected being rather than treating a symptom or an illness is the key to re-establishing balance, peace and harmony. We all have the power to make ourselves happy and well.”

Julia will be in Mobile on March 22. If you are interested in working with her, let Lucille know. Learn more about Julia at exclusivepersonalretreats.com.

March Melting Pot Meditations and Other Class Updates

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eclipse guided heated meditation mobile alWe have had great response to our Melting Pot Meditations. In March, we are pleased to offer two different guided meditation sessions! Check them out!

On Wednesday, March 9, the Earth will experience a total solar eclipse, when the moon will pass between the earth and the sun.

In honor of all things sun and moon, yin and yang, pull and release, Betsey Grady will lead a guided meditation at 6:15 pm. Join us!

On Wednesday, March 23, Wes Singleterry will lead a hot guided meditation that you are sure to love!

Wes has been practicing meditation for seven years now, and he has honed his practice at Deepak Chopra’s Chopra Center in San Diego, California. Wes has attended many trainings at The Chopra Center and recently was certified in Primordial Sound Meditation.

Wes says that his meditationwes singleterry guided heated meditation mobile al sterling hot yoga practice has “reduced my stress and anxiety, helps me keep my focus, enhances my general mood to exquisite levels of relaxation, and assists me in attaining higher levels of alignment of heart and head. I feel more vibrant and more alive. The more I meditate, the more I want to meditate more.”

This is a guided, restorative rejuvenating breathing meditation for the purpose of enhancing your wellness and well-being. Don’t miss it!

And guess what? On this day, the earth will experience a LUNAR eclipse! How awesome is that?!

Ad Hoc Hot Yoga

silent class sterling hot yogaFor those who love to do two sets of every posture, we will offer an ad-hoc silent class on Friday, March 11
and on Friday, March 25. David Roberts will lead a silent class that will begin immediately after the Sterling 60 class. Use the first set as exploration; use the second set as therapy!

Rest-Air-Ation

People are loving the Rest-Air-Ation class! It’s a short, 30-minute class with a focus on breath, and it’s designed to provide grounding, calmness, open your heart and help you to just feel good.

We have noticed that nearly everyone who participates in Rest-Air-Ation feels so relaxed at the end of class, they fall asleep! Experience it for yourself on Fridays after the 9:30 class and on Saturdays after the 9:30 class.

Hot Bronze Flow

The Sanskrit word “Vinyāsa” refers to a transition between two different positions, so the emphasis is on the flow from one posture to the next. Vinyasa also means one breath, one movement. And we can tell by the response that you are loving the Hot Bronze Flow class!

Brooke will continue to offer Hot Bronze on Tuesdays at 6:15pm. Keep your eyes opensoon we will add more classes!

Kangen Water Is Now Available!

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kangen water health benefits sterling hot yogaAs many of you know, after Lucille was diagnosed with breast cancer, she incorporated a number of holistic therapies to improve her body’s immunity system and thus her overall health. A.J. Krause immediately stepped up to help (a million thanks, A.J.!) and provided her with Kangan water.

Cancer thrives in a low-pH (acid) environment and does not like a high-pH (alkaline) environment. Kangan water changes tap water, which usually has a pH of about 7, to a pH of 9.5. But it does much more than that!

Lucille says she feels so much better since incorporating Kangen water in her diet, and Bill also enjoys the benefits it provides! Now you can too! Many diseases have been linked to a lack of oxygen and a build up of toxic acid waste in our bodies.

In today’s world, most people’s bodies tend to be more acidic and oxygen-deprived due to environmental toxins, poor diets, nutritional deficiencies, stress and sleep deprivation, which leads to all kinds of health challenges including cancers. Kangen water promotes health by balancing our internal environment with the following properties:

1) High anti-oxidation: The presence of a great amount of active hydrogen ions in Kangen water contributes to its high anti-oxidation, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties.

2) Micro clustering: The size of ionized Kangen water molecules are up to 5 times smaller than non-ionized water, allowing for better penetration, absorption and hydration.

3) Alkalinization: Helps to neutralize acidic waste and alkalinize body fluids for optimal health.

We will make Kangen water available at the studio for you in three ways so you can enjoy all of these benefits:

  • Fill up your bottle before and after class for $1
  • Fill up a gallon bottle for $2
  • Get unlimited water for $20/month (less than $1 per day!

Got questions? A.J. Krause will discuss the benefits of Kangen water with a short demonstration during the following dates and times:

  • Before and after evening classes on Monday, March 14
  • Before and after morning classes on Tuesday, March 15
  • Before and after morning classes on Saturday, March 19

Sterling’s Whole Health Challenge Begins Feb. 10

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Sterling Whole Health Challenge LogoAre you up for the challenge? Starting on February 10, pick your challenge level and commit to changing your life.

Anyone can do it, so make the decision to join Sterling and make a change to improve your body inside and out!

Read below about the different challenge levels, and let us know how you want to proceed. We’ll have sign up sheets at the front desk by Monday!

Level 1: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind
Open to Everyone/Any class package required

The goal for the Level 1 Challengers is to complete in the 45 days between February 10 and March 27 a total of 30 classes:

For Your Body: 20 classes in any combination of Gold/Sterling/Iron Hour/Bronze Flow
For Your Mind: 3 classes in any combination of Rest-Air-Ation or Melting Pot Meditation
For Your Body & Mind: Any 7 Sterling classes of your choice

Achieve your goal and get 1 month of free Kangan water and a challenge T-shirt.

Level 2: Detoxification Inside and out
Open to Everyone/$50 extra to participate

The goal for Level 2 Challengers is to detoxify the body and the mind and establish good habits through a conscious choice to eat clean and live well in order to:

  • Improve functioning of the immune system
  • Reduce cell inflammation
  • Regulate and reduce sugar in the body

The challenge includes:

  • The same practice goals as Level 1
  • Participation in Grocery Store Tour and Scavenger Hunt
  • Inclusion in a private Facebook group that will provide encouragement, information and guidance from Jenna, Lucille and other group members, recipes and more

Unlimited use of Kangan water during time at the studio (there will be a charge for take-home water)

Achieve your goal and get 1 month of free Kangan water, a challenge T-shirt and entry into a drawing for prizes including:

  • One month of free yoga
  • Water bottle
  • Mat
  • Towel

Level 3: Whole Health
Open to 10 people/$79 to participate

The goal for Level 3 Challengers is to track the detoxification and weight loss through the use of body composition analysis including:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Measurements of chest, waist, hips, thighs and biceps
  • Body fat percentage

Level 3 Challenge includes:

  • Same practice goals as Level 1
  • Same participation as Level 2
  • Body composition analysis with Jenna Zoghby, RD at start and conclusion of challenge.

Achieve your goal and get 1 month of free Kangan water and entry into a drawing for prizes including:

  • 3 free months of yoga
  • Water bottle
  • Mat
  • Towel