Studio Retreat to Maya Tulum

Join us for a studio retreat to Mexico next Spring!
The team at Southern Om is excited to announce the details of our first annual Spring Retreat to Maya Tulum, Mexico the week of April 18-25, 2015.

Join Pace & Sarah Beattie and your fellow students and instructors for a week-long retreat designed to offer relaxation and rejuvenation in the tropical setting of Maya Tulum, with daily yoga and meditation practices led by SO instructors.
This resort offers delicious and nutritious meals, spa services and excursions as well as tranquil villas and beautiful beaches to create the ultimate vacation getaway. This is a wonderful way to celebrate our SO community and what we hope will be an annual tradition at the studio.
The cost per person will range from $1,500 to $3,000 depending on the type of housing selected. Single and double accommodations are available. Airfare to Cancun, Mexico is not included and is arranged individually by the student.  Transfers to and from the resort are available for $40 each way. A $500 deposit will be due upon registration, with an early bird special of one complimentary spa service for anyone who pays their deposit prior to December 1.  Final balance will be due February 15.
If you are interested in going on the retreat, please contact Sarah Beattie at sarah@southernom.com. Postcards are available at the Front Desk containing additional information, but please SAVE THE DATE and start planning now for a Spring getaway for your mind and body!

Fall Yoga Workshops

Fall is in the air and the autumnal equinox has arrived bringing shorter days. We are shifting into a new season and the possibility of a new way of being. We encourage you to check out the three upcoming workshops we have scheduled to rejuvenate and energize your mind and body as we enter Fall and look ahead towards the busy holiday season.
  • 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
All workshops are appropriate for yogis at all levels.  You can sign up online, on the Southern Om app or stop by the Front Desk to reserve your spot.

Back Care Workshop

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.

Join Southern Om teachers Sarah Oliver and Silica Larkin as we explore the 5 principles of re-engagement and awakening of the spine and the relationship of major joints to the spine for maximum suppleness, health, power, and ease.

Equipment needed: yoga mat, towel and water. Cost is $25.  Appropriate for yogis at all levels.

Sign up online or at the Front Desk.

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Yoga For Athletes Workshop, Mobile App Launch & Class Cancellations

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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Teacher Assistant Training at Greenville Hot Yoga Studio

Yoga Foundations Workshop

Sunday, February 16 from 1-3 pm

Join SO instructor Ginnie Suleyman for a workshop that will help you discover how yoga can transform you and realign you through corrective techniques.
Perfect for beginners and experienced practitioners that want to deepen their practice.
Cost is $25 per person.  Please bring a mat, towel and water.
 Sign up here.
Teacher Assistant Training
April 11-13
with Kelly Judge and Brooke Kleinfelter

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

Friday, February 14 at 6:45 pm

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.

Millions of Americans live with heart disease, stroke or a cardiovascular condition. Your donation will help save and improve their lives with research, education and emergency care. Click here for more information on the American Heart Association.
Spring Yoga and Aromatherapy Mini Retreat, Seasonal Pranayama and Guided Meditation, 

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 Yoga Classes

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

Holiday Yoga Class Schedule

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!

December Newsletter

Check out our latest newsletter for more studio happenings!

Studio Adds Fall Yoga Wear, New Teachers and Workshops

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 

Sunday, November 3 from 1-3 p.m.

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.

Read more in this month’s newsletter.

40 Days Yoga Workshop & Baptiste Yoga Immersion

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 kprichardjudge@yahoo.com.

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!

Read more about what’s happening this month at Southern Om in our current newsletter!

 

 

40 Days to Personal Revolution Starts this Weekend!

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.

 

Follow link for more information on 40 Days Program.

 

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.

 

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5 Whys of Assistant Training

Have you been looking for a way to deepen your practice and give back to the yoga community?  Then read about Assistant Training with Kelly and Brooke.  A wonderful 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.

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Southern Om Summer Challenge

 

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

2 Year Anniversary Celebration with Storewide Sale and New Schedule

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!

 

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It’s Never too Late to Start from Scratch with Yoga!

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.

 

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April is the Month to Reduce Your Stress!!!

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.

Follow this link to sign up for movie:

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!!!

Follow this link for more Greenville Yoga information: