- Fall Mini Retreat: Seasonal Pranayama and Guided Meditation with Silica Larkin from 1-3 pm on Sunday, October 19
- 26 Shades of Southern 26 Workshop with Silica and Brice Hipp from 1-3 pm on Sunday, October 26
- Meditation 101 with Stephanie Benbenek from 12 to 2:30 pm on Sunday, November 9
Back Care Workshop
*Space Still Available*
Sunday, July 27 from 1-3 pm with Silica & Sarah Oliver
This will be a full-body experience blending directed effort, release, and attention to bring us closer to full, healthy functioning in the spine. The spine is our central point, the basis for everything we do in our bodies, but we can become disconnected to it in one or multiple areas, manifesting as pain/restriction in the spine itself, or in the major joint areas–hips and shoulders.
Equipment needed: yoga mat, towel and water. Cost is $25. Appropriate for yogis at all levels.
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Memorial Day Class Schedule
Yoga for Golfers Workshop (*hint: great gift for Dad!)
Equipment needed: 6- or 7-iron, yoga mat, towel and water.
Cost is $25. Sign up online or at the Front Desk.
May is Mental Health Month!
Gift cards make great Mother’s Day and Graduation gifts!
Give the gift of yoga to someone who’s health and wellness you care about! Our Two Week Introductory Offer* is a perfect gift for someone who has been wanting to try hot yoga at Southern Om but might need a little nudge. We also offer gift certificates in any denomination for clothing and other yoga retail items. Gift cards can even be purchased online.
SUMMER CHALLENGE KICKS OFF JUNE 12!
Southern Om Welcomes Nikki McCauley Back to the Classroom!
Fans of the Southern 26 series will be thrilled to hear that Nikki McCauley has returned to Greenville and is back on the schedule at Southern Om!
Class Cancellations for April (due to Teacher Assistant Training)
Friday, April 11 6:45 pm $5 Friday
Saturday, April 12 2 pm Southern 26 & 4 pm Southern Flow
Southern Om Launches Mobile App!
The Southern Om Yoga Mobile App is now live in the Apple and Google Play stores! Usable for the iPhone, iPad and Android platforms. See class times and teachers in real time, right from your mobile device! Android users, click here. Apple users, click here. You will be taken right to the Southern Om Yoga app.
Yoga for Athletes Workshop
Sunday, April 27 from 1-3 pm with Ginnie, Silica and Sarah Oliver
Learn how yoga can help the athlete in all of us! Cost is $25 and class is suitable for yogis at all levels. Bring a mat, towel and water. Sign up here.
Krishna Das “One Track Heart” Movie Night
Saturday, April 26 at 7 pm in the Southern Om lobby. Krishna Das has been called yoga’s “rock star.” With a remarkably soulful voice that touches the deepest chord in even the most casual listener, Krishna Das – known to friends, family, and fans as simply KD – has taken the call-and-response chanting out of yoga centers and into concert halls, becoming a worldwide icon and the best-selling chant artist of all time, with over 300,000 records sold. His first studio recording in a decade, “HEART AS WIDE AS THE WORLD” invests KD’s magnetic chanting with an electrifying rock ‘n’ roll sensibility informed by a lifetime of experience and musical love.” courtesy of krishnadas.com
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Sunday, February 16 from 1-3 pm
Join two amazing teachers, Kelly and Brooke, for a weekend of learning and growth as you learn how to support students in their practice with intuitive assists and adjustments, while expanding your knowledge of all the postures.
This training is a must for all those wishing to learn more about their own practice, and develop a clearer understanding of alignment. Also a requirement to join the In-Room Teacher Assistant Team at Southern Om.
Teacher assistants earn a credit of two yoga classes for every one class they assist at Southern Om.
Cost is $350. Sign up here.
February Charity Class Night
Please join Kelly Judge as we rock the house this Valentine’s Day in support of the Upstate chapter of the American Heart Association. Kelly will lead you through an upbeat Southern Flow class with love and fire! Cash and check donations are welcome (suggested donation is $10). You may also donate online at their website and bring us a receipt.
Sunday, March 2 from 1-3 p.m.
As spring approaches, our bodies, minds, and spirits ready themselves for increased activity, lightness, and exploration.
Please join SO Instructor Silica Larkin for two hours of gentle movement, breathwork (pranayama), and guided meditation to immerse ourselves in the qualities of Spring. No yoga experience necessary.
Cost is $25. Please bring a mat, towel and water.
Attendees will also receive a complimentary essential oil sample!
Sign up here.
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New Year’s Class Schedule
Tuesday, December 31
6 am Southern Flow with Kristen
8:15 am Slow Flow with Stephanie
10 am Southern 26 with Athena
12 noon Power Hour with Sarah
4 pm Power Hour with Jane
*5:30 and 7:15 classes are cancelled*
Wednesday, January 1
*6 am cancelled*
8:15 am Slow Flow with Stephanie
10 am Southern Flow with Athena
12 noon Power Hour with Kelly
5 pm Southern 26 with Silica
7 pm Southern Flow with Erick
Southern Om Holiday Class Schedule
Sunday, December 15 – 6 pm Southern Flow is cancelled due to the Staff Party
Tuesday, December 24 – 6 am Southern Flow, 8:15 Slow Flow, 10 am Southern 26, 12 noon Power Hour – NO EVENING CLASSES
Wednesday, December 25 – 12 noon Southern Flow, 5 pm Southern 26 – CLASSES ARE FREE ON CHRISTMAS DAY!
December Charity Class
The 2nd Friday of the month is our charity class where you pay what you can and all proceeds go to a designated charity. Join us at 6:45 pm on Friday, December 13 as we flow for a great cause – the Mauldin Miracle League where Every Child Deserves to Play Baseball! Cash and check donations are welcome – suggested donation is $10. Visit www.mauldinmiracleleague.com for more information!
Give the Gift of Yoga
Gift Cards Make Great Holiday Gifts! Buy yours online or at the studio in any denomination!
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The staff at Southern Om wishes you and your loved ones a holiday filled with joy and thanksgiving! Whether you are looking to sweat off holiday pounds or escape the stress of visiting relatives, Southern Om will be open every day offering your favorite classes. Shop on Black Friday and your class that day is free!
Black Friday Savings Event
- We have ordered a limited supply of a special item from your favorite yoga and athletic wear company. Items will be marked 50% off for one day only. Other boutique items will be marked down so be su re to shop early and stock up for the holidays (or for yourself!)
- Make any clothing or retail purchase on Friday and your class that day is FREE!
- All 5-class cards are 50% off! Must purchase at the studio.
With the Thanksgiving holiday comes a season of gratitude. As most yogis know, showing gratitude is part of our yoga practice. It is important to show gratitude to yourself for showing up on the mat and to honor your practice each and every time.
As we prepare for the holidays and the stress that can often come with it, consider attending one of our upcoming workshops. Silica will be doing a two-part OM for the Holidays series starting with a Back Care Workshop on Sunday, November 17 and finishing with a Pranayama Breathing/Meditation Workshop on Sunday, December 8. You can sign up for these workshops here.
40 Days to Personal Revolution
BLACK FRIDAY SALE!
The Southern Om boutique will be celebrating Black Friday on November 29 with a 50% off savings event on a limited supply of your favorite yoga and athletic wear. Make any clothing and yoga accessory retail purchase on Black Friday and the class you take that day is free! More specials will be announced later in the month, so stay tuned!
SUPPORT THE GENEROUS GARDEN PROJECT FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Flow for a cause on Friday, November 8 during the 6:45 class! While this class is normally $5 (a $10 savings from the drop-in rate), on the 2nd Friday of the month, we ask our students to make a donation that will go towards the studio charity of the month (suggested donation is $10). All proceeds from the class go to charity and this month we are excited to announce that The Generous Garden is our charity of the month! Visit www.generousgarden.org for more information!
ALL UNCLAIMED LOST & FOUND ITEMS WILL BE DONATED TO CHARITY ON NOVEMBER 15
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Charity Flow Class Raises Funds for Greenville Family Partnership
Come flow for a cause on Friday, October 11 at the 6:45 Southern Flow Class. While every other Friday 6:45 is $5 Friday, once a month we invite Southern Om clients and friends to enjoy a high energy yoga class and make a generous donation to that month’s charity. Our own Kelly Judge will be teaching so we know it will be a great night to raise lots of money! Suggested donation is $10 and 100% goes to the charity. Visit www.gfpdrugfree.org for more information!
Inversion Workshop with Kristen Albert
Join Kristen Albert in an insightful, playful inversion workshop that will begin with a thematic Vinyasa flow designed to prepare your body for inversions. The workshop will discuss the many benefits of inversions while offering insight and techniques for headstands, forearm balances, handstands, and shoulder stands for students of various levels. Cost is $20. Due to limited wall space, this workshop is limited to 20 students, so sign up today to ensure your space! Come learn the classic inversions and some new fun ones!
Click here to register for this great workshop!
SO Welcomes Sarah Oliver to Teaching Staff
Yoga found Sarah Oliver back in 2004 when training and racing for endurance sports began to cause wear and tear injuries on a consistent basis. Once she landed on a yoga mat, she quickly learned to fully appreciate the mind, body and soul connection that only yoga seemed to be able to provide. In 2008, she received her 500 Hour Yoga Alliance certification through Sunstone Yoga in Dallas, TX and has been teaching and continually learning ever since. With a B.S. in Health Promotion, encouraging and enabling others to live a healthy lifestyle is what Sarah is truly passionate about. She is also certified in Itsy Bitsy Yoga ©, SPINNING©, STOTT© Pilates, and is a USA Triathlon certified coach. Sarah will be teaching the Southern Flow series at Southern Om. Welcome Sarah!
Pose of the Month: Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)
In Sanskrit, Dhanu translates to bow. Asana means pose. The body looks like an archer’s bow. As the spine is toned and made flexible becoming elastic with practice, the abdomen is toned in this posture. In Dhanurasana, as in all backbends, it is important to protect your lower back by keeping distance between the vertebrae in your lower spine. This is accomplished by tilting the pelvis by moving the coccyx toward the pubic bone while simultaneously lifting the ribcage up from the pelvis. This action should be maintained throughout the pose. It keeps your lower back long with space between vertebrae and helps prevent back injury.
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September is National Yoga Month!
Bring a friend for a free week of yoga! Southern Om is proud to participate in National Yoga Month, sponsored by the Yoga Health Foundation! All new students to Southern Om may print out a free one week pass from the following website that is good until October 30. Send this link to your friends and family and bring them to a class at Southern Om. You have experienced the amazing benefits of increased flexibility, detoxification, and greater clarity of mind and spirit – now share your love of this practice with others! One week of free yoga coupon available at: yogahealthfoundation.org/one_week_free_yoga
New Clothes Have Arrived!
SO Boutique Has New Fall Items in Stock We have lots of new items in our boutique from your favorite athletic wear! Be sure to stop in and see the new Fall styles and colors. Limited sizes are available so hurry in!
September Charity Class
Support A Child’s Haven on Friday, Sept. 13 Come flow for a cause on Friday, September 13 at the 6:45 Southern Flow Class. While every other Friday 6:45 is $5 Friday, once a month we invite Southern Om clients and friends to enjoy a high energy yoga class and make a generous donation to that month’s charity. Suggested minimum donation is $10 (it all goes to the charity)! You may bring cash or a check made payable directly to the charity for tax deduction purposes. A Child’s Haven provides therapeutic intervention and prevention services for families and their young children who experience developmental delays as a result of abuse, neglect or poverty. Visit www.achildshaven.org for more information!
Summer Challenge Results
Southern Om kicked off its 2nd annual Summer Challenge on June 12 and the last day to participate was August 20. The SO Challenge is a 70-day challenge designed to get you on the mat often with great prizes at the end. This year’s results are amazing! A total of 28 students had 30 or more practices between June 12 and August 20. Read our September newsletter for all the fantastic results!
Meet Jackie Lattimore
This SO member had a record 92 practices during the SO Summer Challenge! Her yoga journey began after years of suffering from the affects of lupus. Lupus is a chronic inflammatory condition that can affect various organs such as the skin, blood, respiratory, musculoskeletal, kidney, and heart. “Practicing yoga helped heal my mind and body. It allowed me to release the stress and turmoil that I was feeling about how my life and body had changed.” Read more in this month’s newsletter!
Check out these stories and much more in our September newsletter at http://conta.cc/130pIqq.
July Charity Class
Support Crossroads Group Home on Friday, July 12
Come flow for a cause on Friday, July 12 at the 6:45 Southern Flow Class. While every other Friday 6:45 is $5 Friday, once a month we invite Southern Om clients and friends to enjoy a high energy yoga class and make a generous donation to that month’s charity.
Crossroads Group Home offers programs for young women who are victims of sexual abuse from all over the state of South Carolina. These programs facilitate emotional healing and growth, physical health, basic education, restorative independent living skills, social and recreational functioning and vocational pursuit. Residents take part daily in the routine of a working farm and animals, children and families are integrated whenever possible.
Visit www.crossroadsgrouphome.com for more information!
SO Welcomes Ginnie Conley-Suleyman
Southern Om welcomes new instructor Ginnie Conley-Suleyman to our teaching staff. Ginnie hails originally from upstate New York. She was trained as a yoga instructor when she worked at Canyon Ranch Resort in Lenox, MA. She has worked with and been schooled by practitioners of Asthanga, Kripalu, Iyengar, and Hatha yoga.
In addition to teaching at Southern Om, Ginnie has a full-time job as a sports performance coach at Acceleration Sports Institute, part of Greenville Health System.
Ginnie will be teaching the early morning Southern 26 series. Come enjoy this invigorating morning sequence of 26 static postures – sure to start your day with energized muscles and a calm peace of mind!
Summer Challenge Underway!
Program is inspiring LOTS of extra practices
Southern Om kicked off its 2nd annual Summer Challenge on June 12. The SO Challenge is a 70-day challenge designed to get you on the mat often with great prizes at the end. It is not too late to get started! All you have to do is practice! If you practice 70 times, you will earn 2 months of unlimited yoga. 50 practices earns you one free month and 30 practices (or more) earns you a free t-shirt.
Our leaders are:
Laurens Flanagan, Anna Gagnon and Teresa Sampson
The SO Summer Challenge is open to any and all yogis and is free to participate. At the end of the 70 days (August 20), there will be three awesome prizes, depending on how many times you hit the mat! Use this as an inspiration to take your practice to another level.
Read more about what is happening at the studio in this month’s newsletter: http://conta.cc/1az3xMB
Charity Yoga Class Supports Lindley’s Alliance for Disabled Youth
Come flow for a cause on Friday, June 14 at the 6:45 Southern Flow Class. While every other Friday 6:45 is $5 Friday, once a month we invite Southern Om clients and friends to enjoy a high energy yoga class and make a generous donation to that month’s charity. Reigning Miss Greenville County Lindley Mayer has two disabled siblings who who inspired her to start her own 501(c)3 charity in 2004, Lindley’s Alliance for Disabled Youth, to help other children who have disabilities.
Lindley will be at Southern Om on Friday, June 14 at 6:15 to meet everyone and kick off the charity class.
Visit www.lindleysalliance.org for more information!
Whole Foods Market Presents Film Screening at Southern Om on June 15
FREE SCREENING: VANISHING OF THE BEES on Saturday, June 15 from 6-8 pm. We are sharing the buzz about the disappearance of bees around the world. This free screening will be hosted by Southern Om. Light refreshments will be served in the lobby at 6 pm. The film will begin promptly at 6:15. Seating will be picnic style; bring a blanket or pillow. Limited space available. Free. RSVP 864.335.2300.
Summer Challenge Kicks Off June 12
Earn Free Yoga AND Get Perkville Points! Just Practice!
Read more about what’s happening at Southern Om in June.
Easter Weekend Class Schedule
Southern Om Team Gets Fully Immersed in Charleston with Baron Baptiste
Jessica Clohessy Joins SO Instructor Team