- 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
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.
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
40 Days Program Starts March 3
Join SO instructors Athena Seay and Stephanie Benbenek on a 40 Day journey that will TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE, YOUR RELATIONSHIPS, and YOUR PRACTICE. In 40 Days, we gradually build and deepen our yoga practice, daily meditation, and nutritional awareness. The program begins Sunday, March 3 and concludes Sunday, April 14. The weekly meetings will be every Sunday (skipping Easter Sunday) from 1:30-3:00 pm. Cost of the Program: $280 - Includes UNLIMITED yoga, weekly meetings, 40 Days to Personal Revolution by Baron Baptiste, journaling workbook, and final celebration; $140 - Includes weekly meetings, 40 Days to Personal Revolution by Baron Baptiste, journaling workbook, and final celebration; $122 - Includes weekly meetings, journaling workbook, and final celebration. Alumni from SO 40 Days can repeat program for 50% of cost. Click here to sign up.
All Day Immersion with Baron Baptiste in Charleston, S.C. – Saturday, March 23
This empowering all-day immersion with Baron Baptiste will leave you inspired and “up to something big” on your mat and in your life. Whether you are a brand new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, Baptiste All-Day Immersion will leave you lighter, focused and more powerful! Everyone who wants to attend must register online directly with Baptiste Programs. Cost is $250 for the program, excluding transportation, lodging, etc. A group of Southern Om students and instructors are planning to attend and are organizing transportation and hotel arrangements. If you would like to be a part of this group, please email Kelly Judge at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hungry For Change Movie Night – Saturday, March 30 at 7 p.m.
From the creators of the best-selling documentary FOOD MATTERS comes another hard-hitting film certain to rock your world. HUNGRY FOR CHANGE exposes shocking secrets the diet, weight loss and food industry don’t want you to know about; deceptive strategies designed to keep you coming back for more. Find out what’s keeping you from having the body and health you deserve and how to escape the diet trap forever. Featuring interviews with best selling health authors and leading medical experts plus real life transformational stories with those who know what it’s like to be sick and overweight. Learn from those who have been there before and continue your health journey today. This film will be shown in the Southern Om lobby area at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 30. Please bring a pillow or bolster to sit on. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event! Sign up today.
Your Yoga: Back Care Basics Series of Workshops Begin April 21
Do you suffer from low back pain, upper-back pain or neck pain? So many of us suffer from back pain either periodically or on a chronic basis. But everyone’s back pain is not the same! Learn more about keeping your spine and healthy and happy through discovering more about your own back, plus simple, gentle exercises and mindfulness training for your optimum back and spine health. Class is appropriate for all levels, including students new to yoga! Come join SO instructor Silica Larkin for this three-workshop Your Yoga series designed to give you tools to make your yoga practice your own, tailored to your body’s specific needs! The cost is $20 for each individual workshop or you can purchase all three for $55. Workshop Schedule: Your Back Care Basics Sunday, April 21 from 1 – 3 pm; Your Wrist and Shoulder Care Basics Sunday, May 5 from 1 – 3 pm; Your Knee and Ankle Care Basics Sunday, June 2 from 1 – 3 pm. Sign up today!
Fall has officially arrived, and with it comes a change in weather and soon a change in daylight hours. Our bodies may be experiencing an adjustment period and with the change in schedule now that kids are back in school and Fall activities are in full swing – it is more important than ever to find time for the mat. Click link below for more.
Brice Hipp and Jac Cheboratis are gearing up for another powerful 40 Days to Personal Revolution program, starting October 14 at Southern Om.
The program includes 40 days of unlimited yoga, Baron Baptiste’s book 40 Days to Personal Revolution, Southern Om Journal, weekly meetings, nutritional guidance, meditation guidance, and community support.
Join us on Thursday, October 25 from 4-8 pm at the Southern Om Boutique for our second annual Fall Shopping Event. Click link below for more.
Jumpstart your weekend with our Friday 6:45 Class!!! Click link below for more. Click link below for more.
Hot yoga is great for skin in winter. Click link below for more.
Southern Om celebrated its Two Year Anniversary, on June 12, by launching the Southern Om Summer Challenge. Click the link below to see the results.
The Charity of the Month for September was Pendleton Place. All proceeds from the Friday, September 14, 6:45 class were donated. To read full story follow link.
September is National Yoga month and Southern Om is participating. Click the link below to find out how to get a Free Week for anyone new to SO.
Check out the Southern Om Yoga Boutique for all the best in yoga and active wear in Greenville.
Southern Om is celebrating its Two Year Anniversary on June 12 by launching the Southern Om Summer Challenge. The SO Challenge is a 71-day challenge designed to get you on the mat on a regular basis this summer with great prizes awarded at the end of the program.
The SO challenge is open to any and all yogis and is free to sign up. It begins on June 12th and ends on August 21st. At the end of the 71 days, there will be three awesome prizes, depending on how many times you hit the mat. We hope this incentive will serve as an inspiration to take your practice to another level and enjoy both the wonderful health benefits of yoga and your prize!
Practice 70 Times
(7 practices a week)
Receive a T-shirt & 2 Months of Unlimited Yoga!!!
Practice 50 Times
(5 practices a week)
Receive a T-shirt & 1 Month of Unlimited Yoga!!
Practice 30 Times
(3 practices a week)
Receive a T-shirt & 30 SO Bucks (Account Credit)!
* Double dipping allowed (multiple practices in/day)
** Practice must be at Southern Om
June is our anniversary month and we have lots of exciting news to report!
On June 12, Southern Om will be celebrating 2 years of serving the Upstate yoga community and we want to celebrate BIG! We are launching the SO Summer Challenge with big prizes, including up to 2 months of free yoga! Are you up to the challenge? See Link Below!
Southern Om will also be kicking off a storewide Anniversary Sale on June 1! From June 1 to June 12, you can save 10% on everything in the store, with select items 15-25% off. Wow!!! See Link Below!
Also, be sure to check out the new summer schedule. There are lots of changes and we hope you like them! See Link Below!
One of the signature classes at Southern Om Hot Yoga, Southern 26, is modeled after the Bikram style of yoga. Developed by Bikram Choudhury, who came from the Hatha Yoga tradition, this yoga practice consists of 26 yoga postures designed to strengthen your core and lengthen your limbs.
Check out the Southern Om Yoga Boutique for all the best in yoga and active wear in Greenville.
April is National Stress Reduction Month. Whether it comes from our personal or professional life, all of us experience stress at one point or another. Typical symptoms of stress include impatience, anxiety, and insomnia. See Southern Om Newsletter for the rest of the story.
A wonderful posture for targeting the symptoms of stress is Supported Headstand, by calming the brain and strengthening the body.
40 Days to Personal Revolution starts this Sunday. While the course is sold out, we will be running another in the Fall.
Join Southern Om Hot Yoga’s own Jac Chebatoris as she provides the entertainment for FK9’s, Felines, and Wine, on May 10th.
Southern Om offers another movie night, Friday May 11, at 7:00pm, with the Titans of Yoga. An enlightening documentary that unites twenty-five of the most prominent voices in the worlds of yoga, mindfulness, and meditation.
Frank Ferrante comes to Greenville. Meet the star of the movie, May I be Frank, who will be coming to Unity Church on May 18th and 19th. He will be sharing his story, which begins at Café Gratitude and ends with his personal transformation.
Our April order of your favorite yoga inspired apparel just arrived. Lots of running shorts, running tops, yoga pants and yoga tops!!!
In February, slow it down and show yourself some love through your yoga practice and your breath. Quiet your mind and come onto your mat with love in your heart and learn how to share love with another by first sharing it with yourself.
Southern Om introduces a new class. Southern Basics, every Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00-9:15am. Come join Stephanie to focus on mindful practice, breathing exercises and meditation in a warm and attentive environment.
Check out the Yoga Boutique for all the best in yoga and active wear!