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James Willis Changes Mindset About Yoga, Changes His Life

Several years ago, James Willis took his first yoga class on the day after Thanksgiving with results for which he wasn’t so thankful. “It was so overwhelming to me that I was unable to get through the entire class,” he said. He tried again the next year—on the day after Thanksgiving again—with similar results. But James knew he needed to make a change. Deconditioning, past injuries and poor lifestyle choices were taking their toll. “Over the years, I’ve had several lower back operations; experienced severe limitations from chronic pain elements (rheumatoid and osteoarthritis), and had bilateral knee problems from years…
Jodi Chmielewski
January 8, 2018
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Sterling Hot Yoga and The Hot Room Indianapolis Yoga Teacher Training

Join us for the first and only training in Indianapolis focused on the Original Hot Yoga (Bikram) series Sterling Hot Yoga is excited to team up with The Hot Room - Hot Yoga Indianapolis for our next and 7th #BikramYoga teacher training in Indianapolis! This is a unique opportunity to learn how to teach this life changing series with the convenience of an eight weekend training.  Join the energy of our growing community of teachers teaching the original hot yoga. Learn to live a celebrated life and help your students and those around you do the same. This comprehensive training…
Jodi Chmielewski
May 16, 2017
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Yoga and wellness Retreat in Mexico Winter 2018

- - Riviera Maya Yoga and Wellness Retreat with Hosts Debbie with Baltimore Hot Yoga and Wellness & Jodi with Sterling Hot Yoga - Winter 2018 What: Yoga Retreat at Villas Shanti When: January 13-20, 2018 Where: Puerto Morelos, 20 min south of Cancun, Mexico Who: Debbie with Baltimore Hot Yoga and Wellness & Jodi with Sterling Hot Yoga – Rest, Recover, RELAX with us in Paradise – Join Sterling Hot Yoga Works for a week of yoga and fun at charming Villas Shanti, on the warm sandy beaches of Puerto Morelos, Mexico.  We will offer daily yoga practice and…
Jodi Chmielewski
May 2, 2017
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Hot Yoga Retreat in Mexico Summer 2017

Riviera Maya Sterling Retreat Summer 2017 What: Yoga Retreat at Casa Om When: Choose any dates between June 18-July 15, 2017 Where: Puerto Morelos, 20 min south of Cancun, Mexico – Rest, Recover, RELAX with us in Paradise – Join Sterling Hot Yoga Works for a week of yoga and fun at boutique villa Casa Om, on the warm sandy beaches of Puerto Morelos, Mexico.  We will offer daily yoga practice and plenty of down time in paradise to explore on group excursions and enjoy quality beach time. Options include, exploring the mayan ruins, snorkeling in the 2nd largest barrier…
Jodi Chmielewski
April 26, 2017
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Winter Retreat: Riviera Maya, Mexico Jan 14–21, 2017

  Riviera Maya Sterling Retreat What: Yoga Retreat at Villa Shanti When: Jan 14 – 21, 2017 Where: Puerto Morelos, 20 min south of Cancun, Mexico – Rest, Recover, RELAX with us in Paradise – Join Sterling Hot Yoga Works for a week of yoga and fun at Villa Shanti, on the warm sandy beaches of Puerto Morelos, Mexico.  We will offer daily yoga practices including Yin, Sterling, Vinyasa and meditation. We offer plenty of down time in paradise to explore on group excursions and enjoy quality beach time. Options include, exploring the mayan ruins, snorkeling in the 2nd largest…
Jodi Chmielewski
September 5, 2016
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Rowena Strengthens Practice Through 50 Feats of Fitness

When Rowena Mahloch turned 50, she spent the next year challenging herself—then celebrating all the things she pushed herself to do. These personal challenges—these “50 Feats of Fitness”—ranged from developing a handstand and holding a plank to setting a goal of completing 50 Iron Hour classes at Sterling Hot Yoga Lexington. “The reason I started is I just wanted to celebrate what I can do,” Rowena said. “At some point, I’m not going to be able to do all these things.” A regular practitioner of hot yoga—for at least 10 years, she said—Rowena was already looking for something to develop…
Jodi Chmielewski
March 30, 2016
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How Hot Yoga Transformed Tom Palmer

Tom's transformation since 2001 (with his son, Josh) has resulted in better overall health, discipline and more with a consistent hot yoga practice. In 2001, Tom Palmer was in rough shape. He weighed 245 pounds and was on the verge of a physical breakdown. His organs were starting to fail, and he was most certainly approaching a diabetic diagnosis. Today, though, he stepped on the scale and was pleased to report that he has lost more than 100 pounds! Today he's a fit and healthy 140 pounds! Tom found yoga in 2007, which almost immediately helped him to shed significant…
Jodi Chmielewski
December 2, 2015
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Sylvia Warms Up to Hot Yoga Through Rekindled Friendship

A rekindled friendship (thanks to Facebook) and a heart open to new experiences led Sylvia Boggs to hot yoga. She and one of her childhood best friends spent four hours together catching up after reconnecting through social media. But it was something that her friend spoke about with such animation that caught Sylvia’s attention, and that was hot yoga. “I’ve made it a practice to try to honor other people’s passions,” Sylvia said. Now her friend’s passion has become her own—December will mark the sixth year since Sylvia has incorporated hot yoga into her life. “It’s changed my life on…
Jodi Chmielewski
November 26, 2015
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Zip Credits Hot Yoga for Dramatic Stress Management

In 2003, Zip Irvin had come to a crossroads in his life as a graduate student at North Carolina State University and musician in Raleigh. “The quality of my life was getting worse, and the length would get shorter if I continued on that path,” he said. Then he found hot yoga. His interest was piqued after he kept seeing a hot yoga studio near Wake Forest, and finally he decided he would check it out. Though he likens his first class experience to “a crying version of Jabba the Hut,” Zip just kept going. He was even more motivated…
Jodi Chmielewski
November 4, 2015
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Matt Helps Heal Himself and Others Through Hot Yoga

Matt Leyton was against trying hot yoga. After years of channeling his athleticism into soccer and jogging, he said, “I just thought yoga was too easy.” But thanks to his wife—and a free pass that got her to practice for the first time in another town with a friend—Matt now practices four to five times a week at Sterling Hot Yoga Lexington. “I’m pretty much addicted to it,” he said. Matt knows firsthand about addiction. “I was basically dying,” he said. “But I got clean, and I felt better.” That’s been 28 years ago, and hot yoga has been part…
Jodi Chmielewski
October 25, 2015