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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
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Special Lexington Yoga Class to Raise Money for Doula

Show up for Katie at SHY Lexington's special donation-based class to help provide her a much-needed doula during childbirth after her husband passed away earlier this year. Of all the moments in life where you wouldn’t want to be alone, giving birth is probably one of the biggest ones. But that’s exactly where Katie Powell finds herself. Her husband, Zac, passed away unexpectedly on July 4, leaving her to deliver their first child—a son due on Oct. 27—without him. Though her family and his family are somewhat close by, none are really local. Prior to losing her husband, Katie, like…
Jodi Chmielewski
September 4, 2015