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Thanksgiving Yoga Schedule Announced

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We’re offering an abbreviated holiday schedule that will allow you opportunities to practice and enjoy Thanksgiving friends and families. 

Holiday schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, Nov. 25
No Yin Yoga at 7 PM
Regular Schedule Otherwise

Thursday, Nov. 26 – Thanksgiving
9 AM – Original Hot 90

Friday, Nov. 27 – Black Friday
10 AM – Inferno Hot Pilates
Noon – Vinyasa Flow
2 PM – Original Hot 60

All Black Friday classes are FREE and will be offered in the studio and online, as all of our classes are.

Please continue to reserve your in-studio spot as we observe social distancing guidelines. To receive the link to join online, you must pre-register for class.

We’ll return to our regular schedule on Saturday, Nov. 28. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Hot Vinyasa Fusion Is Back Monday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.

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Looking for a class that combines the best of Bikram Yoga AND the best of vinyasa flow? We’ve got it! 

Hot Vinyasa Fusion is back Monday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. Look for this class the second Tuesday of every month!

This 75-minute 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, your chance to practice it again is coming up soon. If you haven’t taken it yet, so is your chance to try it!

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.

October 2020 Challenge Update

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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, 39
Audrey Williamson, 35
Mendy Bornfleth, 32
Sheri Granberry, 31
Danny Miller, 31
Paula Brown, 30
Haley Hall, 30
Demi Vanderwerff, 30
Corinne Reece, 24
Candice Cravins, 20
Bridget Reiter, 32
Michelle Ryan, 23
Sue Bruno, 22
Tyloria Crenshaw, 20

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!

Congratulations, 30-Day Challengers!

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October, much less 2020, has not been without its challenges between pandemics and hurricanes, so we’re feeling pretty inspired by these yogis who made an even stronger commitment to their practice and succeeded! 

Our 30-Day Fall for Yoga Challenge was just the motivation needed for these students to become more dedicated and more determined.

Robert Carlock, 39
Audrey Williamson, 35
Mendy Bornfleth, 32
Sheri Granberry, 31
Danny Miller, 31
Paula Brown, 30
Haley Hall, 30
Demi Vanderwerff, 30
Bridget Reiter, 32

The challenge was to take any combination of 30 classes at the studio or livestreaming in 31 days, beginning Thursday, Oct. 1 through Saturday, Oct. 31.

Those who completed it earned a challenge T-shirt, the eternal recognition of signing the challenge wall and are now in a drawing to be one of three winners of a Sterling water bottle! 

Congratulations, everyone! The real challenge now is keeping up what you started!

Iron Hour Transitions to Yoga Sculpt!

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The Iron Hour class you know and love is about to get even better and a lot more challenging! 

Beginning Nov. 1, we’re rebranding this strength-based workout as Yoga Sculpt.

Yoga Sculpt still incorporates light hand weights (maybe even a little more!), cardio and core work for maximum calorie-burning effect.

Instead of targeting the same muscles over and over, sequences will change regularly so you’ll never hit that dreaded plateau.

It’s a total body workout designed to sculpt every major muscle group by combining yoga postures with weights and cardio. It’s a great balance of strength, conditioning and vinyasa flow!

We feel that Yoga Sculpt more appropriately describes this class and the effects it’s designed to have on your body. And we can’t wait for you to experience the difference.

Yoga Sculpt will be offered on Sundays and Thursdays at 8:15 a.m. The first one is THIS Sunday, Nov. 1. Don’t miss it!

MORE Outdoor Yoga Classes Are HERE!

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We’ve got great news! Those outdoor yoga classes you asked for are finally happening! 

Now we’ve added Sunset Yin to the schedule on Sundays at 5 p.m. We meet near the stone monument between St. Joseph’s Chapel and the Student Center at Spring Hill College. 

Join us Saturday, Oct. 24 in the beautiful green space next to the Moorer Public Library on McGregor Avenue for an invigorating Vinyasa Flow class. (Sign up here!)

Join us Sunday, Oct. 25 on the campus of Spring Hill College for Sunset Yin. (Sign up here!) Both are FREE!

Please bring a mat, towel and water with you, and we’ll socially distance ourselves in the great outdoors.

Keep in mind that there will be no livestreaming option with Outdoor Vinyasa Flow or Sunset Yin.

Thank you for supporting Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness and trusting us to guide you on your path to better health!

Gravity Yoga Workshop Series Begins Nov. 1, Reserve Your Spot Today!

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Feeling stuck in your practice? Whether it’s tight hips and hamstrings or stiff shoulders and back, Gravity Yoga can help! This targeted mobility training practice is going to be offered again at Sterling next month.

Michelle will be leading another four-week Gravity Yoga workshop series on Sundays at 4:30 p.m. beginning Sunday, Nov. 1 through Sunday, Nov. 22, the Sunday before Thanksgiving. 

This series is limited to 10 students in the studio and 10 students via Zoom, for a total of 20. Not only will this allow all students to utilize the wall (both in the studio and at home) for some of the postures, but also will give the opportunity to provide personalized feedback to each student.

What’s Included

  • 4 Gravity Yoga classes in-studio or online (recordings of classes will be made available for one week)
  • Weekly group and individual check-ins
  • A custom 15-minute stretch program to be completed daily (or as close to daily as possible between classes)
  • Michelle’s availability for coaching, questions, etc.

The cost of this workshop is $75 per student. Reserve your spot here.  If you prefer to pay with another method besides PayPal or you have any questions, please contact Michelle.

Get in the Spirit With Our Halloween Events!

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Halloween will be here soon, and we’re already getting in the spirit. You can too! 

Join us on Friday, Oct. 30 at 5:30 p.m. in your BEST costume in our special Happy Hour Yoga With Friends class. 

Remember, this class is FREE for first-timers and comebacks, so everyone is welcome to participate!

Staff will vote on the best costume, and the winner will receive one of our new Kulae brand mats. These mats are reversible, eco-friendly, lightweight, non-toxic, non-slip and easy to clean.  

If Friday’s class isn’t spooky enough for you, come back on Saturday, Oct. 31. Sue will lead a super scary Inferno Hot Pilates class too!

Yoga On Tap Every Tuesday at Serda Brewing Co.!

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We’ve organized at least one of those outdoor classes you’ve asked for, and we’re excited to announce our new outdoor yoga series “Yoga On Tap” in partnership with Serda Brewing Co.!

If you’ve been looking for a FREE vinyasa flow class in a fun outdoor space, join one of our teachers, Bridget Reiter at one of our favorite local breweries downtown on Tuesdays at 6 p.m.

EVERYONE is welcome! Bring yourself, bring friends — it’s a great way to stay connected to Sterling outside of the studio or learn a little bit more about it for anyone who hasn’t visited us yet.

Social distancing guidelines will be observed and space is limited, so please arrive early.

Don’t miss the next class on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 6 p.m.!

If you’d like, you can hang around with your friends or make new ones over some of Serda’s local micro brews, including IPAs, sours, ales and more!