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Health and wellness retreat on Riviera Maya with Sterling Hot Yoga

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Retreat on a Yoga Adventure

Welcome to Sterling Hot Yoga! We’re so glad you’re here because we have some BIG news to share, and all of the important details are listed below so you won’t miss a thing!

Anyone who needs to get away, to go on a Yoga Health and Wellness Retreat, to fill our own cup, but somehow ‘getting away’ always seems to fall off the to-do list. Well, we are here to tell you, if not NOW, then when?

Riviera Maya Health and Wellness Retreat! Put your life in forward motion: say YES to a legendary adventure for your soul, and come on a transformative Sterling Hot Yoga Health and Wellness Retreat. Save $130 right now (early bird ends June 30, 2021.)

🗓 March 27 – April 2, 2022

📍Casa Om, Boutique Yoga Center Riviera Maya, Mexico

We all seek escape, an adventure, we even crave a cultural immersion to give us a new perspective on life. We also know that our daily routines and obligations can block our energy and progress. Put your life in forward motion: say YES to a legendary adventure for your soul, and come on a transformative health and wellness retreat with Sterling Hot Yoga.

Seek adventure, fitness, and relaxation on this week-long retreat on the Riviera Maya in paradise!

We invite you to join us for a health and wellness (hot yoga, hot pilates, meditation, running, vinyasa, yin, yoga nidra, and more) Caribbean retreat to the peaceful sanctuary of Casa Om.

Just 15 miles south of Cancun, and set in the magical beach town of Puerto Morelos, Casa Om is truly an escape from the demands of your daily life. This is your opportunity to indulge in your passion for yoga, fitness and meditation but also take in and explore the beautiful surroundings, enjoy delicious cuisine prepared by a private gourmet vegan chef, and connect on a deeper level with yourself and The Sterling Community. Casa Om’s intimate setting will give you the opportunity to relax, reflect, explore and restore!

Led by Sterling Hot Yoga’s Retreat Leaders Caroline K. and Erin S., you will have the opportunity to practice original hot yoga, hot power vinyasa, and inferno hot pilates, as well as various meditation practices during your stay. The time is yours—perhaps you want to deepen your practice, reinvigorate your body, completely unplug and relax, or explore all there is to do under the sun—this retreat is for you!

Retreat with us in our favorite town on the Mexican Riviera. Just 20 Min south of Cancun airport in the beautiful town of Puerto Morelos. Stay at the beautiful


– 6 nights stay in boutique yoga villa, Casa Om- just steps from the ocean
– Daily yoga + fitness offerings including morning beach runs, original hot yoga, hot vinyasa, beach vinyasa, yin yoga, yoga nidra, guided meditations, and more (all optional) outdoors or in the hot yoga room.
– Direct Airport to Villa transfer by private shuttle
– Meals – 6 brunches and 4 dinners, all offerings are gourmet and vegan. (2 dinners will be group meals out, not included.)

Example of Optional Excursions and Services:

– Half Day Cenote tour (Jungle Blue Lagoons)
– Full Day Mayan ruins tour
– Reef Snorkel
– Scuba Diving
– Raw Chocolate Workshop
– Trip to nearby Playa De Carmen for Shopping/Dinner
– Spa Treatments (Therapies, Massage, etc.)

Example of a Typical Day:

6:30am: Morning Run Optional
7:45am: Yoga Optional
9:00am: Hot Pilates Optional
10:45am: Brunch
11:00am – 6:30pm: Personal Time (Beach, Excursion, Explore town, Spa)
6:30pm: Dinner (or dine out in town)
8:30pm: Meditation or Relaxing Yoga

Payments Accepted- Check, Cash, Venmo, or Card:

Save $30 for Venmo- @SterlingTT
Save $30 for Check- Sterling Hot Yoga


Room # 1, 2, 4, 5, 6
Standard Double Room: 2 Twin Beds, Private Bath
Double Occupancy: $1,699 per person
Room # 7 & 8
Standard Double Room: 2 Twin Beds, Shared Bath
Double Occupancy: $1,499 per person

Room # 9
Premium Room: King Bed, Large Soak Tub, Private Bath, Larger Room, Balcony Access
Single occupancy: $2,599 per person
Double occupancy: $1,999 per person

Room # 10
Premium Room: Queen Bed, Day Bed/Couch, Private Balcony, Private Bath, Larger Room
Single occupancy: $2,599 per person
Double occupancy: $1,999 per person

Room # 11
Premium Room: Queen Bed, Private Balcony, Top Floor of Casa Om, Sunrise/Sunset 360, shared bath (please note that this room does not have a/c)
Single occupancy: $2,599 per person
Double occupancy: $1,999 per person

Room # 12
Dorm Room: most economical option, 3 bunks, Private Bath
6 Person Occupancy: $1,299 per person

To reserve your room, shared rooms must be booked and paid for on same day.

Early Bird Special:
Book by June 30th, 2021 to save $150
+ Save $80 on round trip ground transfer to/from airport

Cancellation Policy:
Cancel by Sept. 26, 2022 for 80% refund.
Cancel between Sept. 26- Feb. 26, 2022 for 20% refund.
Any cancellation after Feb. 26, 2022, no refund.

Mailing or Drop off Address for Checks to:
Sterling Hot Yoga
185 Pasadena Drive #140
Lexington KY 40503
Email questions or payment


Arrive March 27 CUN airport
Depart April 2 CUN airport

Retreat Leaders

Erin Short

RYT 500, E-RYT 200, YACEP, B.A. Trinity University

Erin has been practicing yoga since 2007, and teaching yoga since 2017. She completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training with Barefoot Works Yoga in Lexington, Kentucky in 2017, and completed her 300 hour advanced yoga teacher training with the Asheville Yoga Center in Asheville, North Carolina in 2020. She is trained in and teaches Vinyasa, Iron Hour, Yin, Restorative, Basics, Nidra, and Inferno Hot Pilates. In 2017, Erin left a career in marketing and event planning to pursue a full time career in yoga, and couldn’t be happier with where it has led her. In addition to teaching yoga classes, she is now also a member of the Sterling Hot Yoga Teacher Training Program team. She co-leads the Sterling Vinyasa teacher trainings, and teaches Yoga History and Philosophy during the Original Hot Yoga teacher trainings. Her passions lie in exploring yoga’s deep roots, as well as bringing the joy of yoga to as many people as possible. Erin is excited to move, flow, and meditate with you during our retreat to paradise!

Caroline Kaplan

RYT 200, ACE Certified Fitness Professional, B.S. Human Movement Health Science Education, Minor Recreation Sports Studies, Butler University (2016)

Caroline has been a personal trainer since 2013. Certified though the American Council on Exercise, she worked individually with clients and taught group fitness classes throughout her time at Butler University, while pursuing a degree in fitness and running for Butler’s D1 Track and Cross Country program. Caroline has been practicing yoga since 2012, attended an Inferno Hot Pilates training in April 2016 in Memphis Tennessee, and attended Sterling Hot Yoga Teacher Training in Mexico in June of 2016, upon graduation from college. She began teaching at Sterling Hot Yoga in 2016, and has been the Operations Manager since 2017. She has also been a coach for OTF Fitness since 2017. She trains year-round for Ironman triathlon events. Her passion lies in helping others explore and find their best selves through different fitness endeavors. Caroline can’t wait to share her knowledge of fitness, health and the body while having an incredible experience in a beautiful environment!

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Sterling Hot Yoga Lexington KY Open House 2020

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Open House Classes at Sterling Hot Yoga Lexington KY

Jan 8-14th, 2020

Get ready to transform your Life!

Join us for several free classes at Sterling Hot Yoga.
Friday January 8th – Wednesday January 14th. Get a chance to try our amazing classes – hot yoga, hot pilates, iron hour, vinyasa!
Free Classes listed below for new clients. Space is limited. Must pre-register for the class online to reserve your spot.
Create profile. Select Open House Class. Book One Class below! Available to new clients.
Friday Jan 8th 4:30pm Hot Pilates
Saturday Jan 9th 2:30pm Hot Pilates
Sunday Jan 10th 1pm Vinyasa
Monday Jan 11th 12pm Vinyasa
Tuesday Jan 12th 4:30pm Sterling 60
Wednesday Jan 13th 12p Iron Hour
Thursday Jan 14th 7:30pm Hot Pilates


For new clients

Pre-Register for any class above HERE
Staying home?
Try a free week On Demand

Sterling Hot Yoga Lexington Covid-19 Studio Reopening Policy

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Taking a class at Sterling Hot Yoga will look a little bit different while the world navigates Covid 19. But with these new procedures in place to protect you, it is our goal that taking a class at Sterling will still feel as good as it always has. We’ll have to work together to keep Sterling in compliance and safe for everyone who enters.

Note: This information may change as government mandates change

UPDATE April 15, 2021

Wear a mask to and from your distanced mat – Optional on your mat.

Locker rooms and showers are open.

Yoga accessories are available to use per teachers instruction during classes. Blocks. Straps. Bands. Weights.

Towel service is back – let us handle your towel laundry for $16/month.

We have a strict 90 min cancellation policy. Please book online to reserve your space.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

See APRIL 15, 2021 UPDATE above.

Per the public health order effective July 10 5pm:

Everyone must wear a mask or face covering while in our lobby, boutique, hallways & bathrooms. Please wear a mask or face covering while walking from your car and setting up your space for our outdoor classes.  Masks or face coverings may be removed once you are on your mat.  Mask or face covering must be worn again after class as you leave your mat.  If you forget your mask we have $2 PPE masks available for your entry.  Outdoor spaces are 10ft apart.  Indoor spaces are 8ft apart.

If you have any questions please read Andy Beshear’s Executive order which pertains to our business.

“People in Kentucky must cover their nose and mouth with a face covering when they are in the following situations that represent a high risk of COVID-19 transmission:

#3 a While inside, or waiting in line to enter, any: retail establishment; grocery store; pharmacy; hair salon/barbershop; nail salon/spa; tattoo parlor; child care facility; restaurant or bar (when not seated and consuming food or beverage); health care setting, or; any other indoor public space in which it is difficult to maintain a physical distance of at least six feet from all individuals who are not members of that person’s household;

#3 c While in outdoor public spaces in which the person cannot maintain a physical distance of six feet from all individuals who are not members of the person’s household and is not otherwise covered by previously issued guidance.

The following are exempt from wearing face coverings:

#4 j Any person who is actively participating in exercise in a gym or indoor facility so long as six or more feet of separation between individuals exists, and where the gym or indoor facility engages in required cleaning. ”

Thank you for helping us keep our community safe!

Corona Virus and our enhanced cleaning procedures

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As we continue to monitor the coronavirus situation, Sterling Hot Yoga Lexington is following the guidance from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), and state and local health officials.

We are also taking the following actions to help ensure our facilities are disinfected and safe, according to those recommendations. These include:

  • Reviewing our cleaning solutions and making adjustments as needed to meet CDC guidance.
  • Instituting additional cleaning of equipment – particularly in our wellness center and classes – to sanitize items that used/handled frequently.
  • Advising our cleaning staff to more frequently wipe down door handles, handrails and other high-touch area.
  • Hand sanitizer is also available throughout our facilities.

Health officials continue to advise that the best way to stop the spread of the virus is to practice good personal hygiene. You can help all of us by washing your hands frequently and thoroughly. Also, please stay at home if you or your family members are feeling unwell.

The CDC has issued special guidance for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19. High risk groups include: older adults, people who have serious chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and lung disease. If you fall into a high-risk category, we strongly urge you to review the CDC’s guidance for high-risk groups and adjust your participation accordingly. Information about who is at higher risk, and steps the can take, is available here.

We will continue to update all of our members and program participants with information if and when warranted.

Thank you,
Sterling Hot Yoga Lexington

Sterling Hot Yoga adds Accelerated 26/2 Vinyasa Yin Hot HIIT Iron Hour Yoga Sculpt Teacher Trainings

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Sterling Hot Yoga Teacher Trainings 2020

Excited to announce new accelerated Hot Yoga and HIIT trainings added to the line up at the stunning boutique villa Casa Om in Cancun, Mexico

2020 26/2, Hot Yoga, Vinyasa, Yin, Iron Hour (yoga sculpt) and HIIT Teacher Trainings


1) 26/2 + Vinyasa + Yin.  Two-Week Training Immersion.

Cancun, Mexico at Casa OM, May 31 – June 13, 2020.

An immersive two-week training designed for existing 26&2 teachers to obtain their Yoga Alliance RYT 200 certification.  Training includes Yoga History and Philosophy, Subtle + Physical Anatomy and Physiology, Customer Service, Communication and Self Care workshops plus Vinyasa and Yin Training.

Training Starts 1:30p Sunday, May 31 – Depart Saturday, June 13, 2020 – CUN airport


2) Vinyasa + Yin.  One Week Training Immersion.

Cancun, Mexico at Casa OM, June 6-13, 2020.

This is a one-week continuing education immersive training and includes Vinyasa and Yin yoga.

Arrive Saturday, June 6 – Depart Saturday, June 13, 2020 – CUN airport


3) Iron Hour (yoga sculpt) + Hot HIIT.  One Week Training Immersion.

Cancun, Mexico at Casa OM, June 14-21, 2020.

This is a one-week continuing education immersive training and includes Hot HIIT (a pilates inspired class) and Iron Hour Yoga (Yoga sculpt).

Arrive Sunday, June 14 – Depart Sunday, June 21, 2020 – CUN airport


4) Sterling Retreat in Paradise. One week retreat in paradise.

Cancun, Mexico at Casa OM, June 14-21.

This is your chance to get away, relax, rejuvenate in an exotic location with Sterling Hot Yoga Community!

Arrive Sunday, June 14 – Depart Sunday, June 21, 2020 – CUN airport

Learn More About Your Training or Retreat today!

Sterling Winter Workshops and 2020 Trainings

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Sterling Hot Yoga Teacher Training Dates

Upcoming Original Hot Yoga Bikram Style 26&2 Trainings
Jenkintown, PA – Jan 2020
Cancun, MX – May 31, 2020
Bozeman/Missoula, MT – Feb 2020

Upcoming Vinyasa Power Hot Yoga Training
Lexington, KY – Jan 2020

Apply now!


Upper Body Tune Up Workshop
Self Care Massage with Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls
Who: Sterling instructor Jill Haas RYT200 is a Certified Yoga Tune Up® Instructor
What: A Guided Introduction to UPPER BODY Self Massage with Yoga Tune Up® therapy balls
Date: Nov 16, 2019
Time:1:00pm-2:45pm (arrive 12:45p)
Location: Sterling Hot Yoga Lexington
Bring: Yoga Mat, Water, Comfortable clothing, Ideally yoga Tank Top/Shorts (best to have direct contact Yoga Tune Up® therapy ball to skin)
Room: Unheated
Cost: $20 Early Bird Rate by 11/10; $25 after

May workshops at Sterling Hot Yoga Lexington

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Raw Chocolate Making Workshop

One Hour delicious workshop exploring the joys of fresh, raw chocolate.

Join our teacher Stacy, who is a classically trained chef by Le Cordon Bleu, to learn about Cacao vs Cocoa, super foods, and how to prepare quick and easy raw chocolate in a variety of delicious flavors and shapes. Of course, you will be sampling rich dark chocolate!

Perfect for Mothers day, gifts, easy to make with kids without all the sugar!

Take home chocolate kits will be available for purchase- you’ll be all set to make

your own delicious raw chocolate in only 20 minutes!


May 11, 2019
1:30 – 2:30 pm
At Sterling Hot Yoga Lexington Studio
$25 Per Person
$45 for Two People (Perfect for Mothers Day!)

Register here:

Sterling Hot Yoga and World of Beer present:

Run. Yoga. Beer.

Sunday, May 19th, 3:00-4:30 pm

Join Caroline Kaplan from Sterling Hot Yoga for a fun run (or walk) at The Summit, light yoga on the grass, and a beer social at World of Beer. All levels welcome!


3:00-4:00 pm: meet in the parking lot by Louie’s Flower Power and the children’s play area (intersection of Finn Way and Rowan) parking lot for fun run + light yoga
4:00 pm- beer social at World of Beer


$15 includes run, yoga, and one beer. Must be 21+ with valid ID

Register online now at

Sterling Hot Yoga Announces three Hot Yoga Teacher Trainings in Huntsville, AL , Lexington, KY and at CasaOm in Cancun, Mexico

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Join Sterling Hot Yoga in Huntsville, Alabama, Lexington, Kentucky or At CasaOm, Mexico for our Teacher Trainings focused on Original Hot Yoga 26&2 and Power Vinyasa Hot Yoga

Sterling Hot Yoga is excited to announce 3 upcoming teacher trainings.

#OriginalHotYoga Hot Yoga teacher training at Hot Yoga DeLux in Huntsville, AL starting Aug 17, 2019.

#Vinyasa Yoga teacher training at Sterling Hot Yoga in Lexington, Kentucky starting Jan 11, 2020.

#OriginalHotYoga Hot Yoga teacher training at Casa Om in Cancun, Mexico starting May 31, 2020.

Our 200-hour programs are the foundation for your yoga exploration and teacher training journey and serve as a powerful framework for any advanced training. Whether your Teacher Training journey is rooted in a commitment to yourself, your future as a teacher or your love of all things yoga, students who have gone through our program have increased their strength, clarity and confidence in their practice and themselves

This is a unique opportunity to learn how to teach life changing yoga with the convenience of an eight weekend training.  Join the energy of our growing community of teachers teaching vinyasa yoga. Learn to live a celebrated life and help your students and those around you do the same.

These comprehensive trainings will cover


Want to deepen your yoga practice? Learn more about yourself? Interested in teaching at Sterling Hot Yoga or somewhere else? Sterling Hot Yoga offers a range of trainings since 2014. Most popular are our foundational 8 week, 200-Hour Programs in Power Vinyasa Yoga or Sterling Hot Yoga. Whether you’re just getting started or looking to continue your education, we have a yoga teacher training that will fit your needs.

Staff: BIOS

Lucille Allen Moran

Carly Conatser

Jodi Chmielewski

Debbie Vojik

Colene Elridge

Michelle Ryan

200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Alliance
Start with this foundational 200 houryoga teacher training program offered in 8 weekends or 28 days to deepen your practice, broaden your understanding of yoga, and learn how to teach.
Training is an opportunity to open your heart, expand your mind, ignite your passion, and find your tribe.
When and Where:

2019 Huntsville, AL
Hot Yoga De Lux
8331 Madison Blvd #600, Madison, AL 35758
Saturday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
& Sunday, 7:00 am – 5:30 pm

2019 Huntsville, AL
Aug 17 & 18, 2019
Sept 7 & 8
Sept 21 & 22
Sept 28 & 29
Oct 19 & 20
Nov 2 & 3
Nov 16 & 17
Dec 7 & 8

2020 Lexington, KY:
Sterling Hot Yoga Lexington

185 Pasadena Drive and Local Hotel Conference room
Saturday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
& Sunday, 7:00 am – 5:30 pm

2020 Lexington, KY (We meet at a local hotel conference room for lecture series)
January 11, 12, 2020
January 25, 26
February 8,9
February 22,23
March 7,8
March 21,22
April 18,19
April 25,26

2020 Casa Om, MX Airport Code = CUN
Arrive Sunday, May 31 – Depart Saturday, June 27
Monday – Saturday 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
& Sunday, 7:30 am – 3:00 pm

Register on Sterling Hot Yoga today
The 200-hour Teacher Training program at the Sterling Hot Yoga is an comprehensive, non-dogmatic approach to vinyasa-based Hatha yoga. We are registered with Yoga Alliance. Registration is open to trainees who are sincerely interested in deepening their practice and understanding of yoga. Each trainee will teach daily and during the last week at least two, 1-hour classes. Upon completion of this 200-hour training, trainees may register with Yoga Alliance as a RYT.
Sterling Participants Will Learn:

  • Sequence, key terms and phraseology of instruction
  • Proper alignment, benefit, potential risks and rewards of each pose
  • Principles of anatomy and how they apply to each posture
  • How to see bodies and make corrections
  • Vocal variety while maintaining an authentic voice
  • Confidence though practice teaching
  • Yoga history and philosophy
  • Customer service aspect of a professional yoga instructor
  • How to put it all together to teach with precision and intent
  • Living the teaching lifestyle – how to manage money, stay healthy and avoid burnout as a yoga instructor

Sterling Participants Will:

  • Be comfortable public speakers
  • Possess skills for teaching
  • Know the benefits of the postures
  • Understand the body’s physiology
  • Appreciate the importance of great customer service
  • Teach enthusiastic and knowledge-based classes
  • Help studio owners grow their business!
  • Graduates of this program are eligible to register as Registered Yoga Teachers – RYT 200

Sterling Hot Yoga works is a registered school with Yoga Alliance.
Trainees who complete the Sterling Training Program are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher – RYT 200.

Visit or apply HERE today.

Sterling Hot Yoga
Teacher Training


  • Homework assignments and other preparatory material
  • Training manuals
  • Small group training
  • Opportunity to teach several full classes before graduation
  • Opportunity to register for RYT-200 certification with Yoga Alliance
  • A Sterling t-shirt
  • Sterling gift and certificate upon graduation