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!

Hot Yoga Summer Challenge Heats Up

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 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!

 

 

SO Summer Challenge Results

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.

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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:

40 Days to Personal Revolution is starting in less than 2 Weeks!!!

Want an opportunity to look under the hood of your life?!?  Want a breakthrough!?! Join us for the Baron Baptiste 40 Days to Personal Revolution program, starting April 22, at Southern Om.

40 Days is a exploratory program designed to radically change your body and awaken the sacred within your soul. The 40 days program combines daily asana practice, meditation, diet, and personal reflection to cultivate a solid foundation from which you can live and grow. If you really want to take your practice, your whole approach to living to a new level this is the opportunity!!!

Physical Fitness, Improved Flexibility, Weight Loss and Personal Growth all rolled into this wonderful Wellness Program!!!!

Follow this link for more information!!!!

FREE screening of May I Be Frank movie at Southern Om studio!!!

Tomorrow, Friday, March 30th, at 7:00pm, you are invited to a FREE screening of the documentary, “May I be Frank”, at Southern Om.  Watch as Frank Ferrante, a morbidly obese, 54 year old Sicilian from Brooklyn, fighting degenerative illnesses, transforms his life by stumbling into a vegan café, in San Francisco. Heartwarming and eye opening, Frank goes on a 42 Day ‘Journey to Health’, that allows viewers to witness the power of change for themselves and the world. Bring a friend and a pillow to sit on and have a fun, educational evening at SO.

If you are considering the 40 Days to Personal Revolution program, this is a great example of what can occur in 40 days!!!!

Follow this link to register for movie online.

If you are considering the 40 Days to Personal Revolution program, this is a great example of what can occur in 40 days!!!!

Follow this link to register for 40 Days to Personal Revolution program online.

Yoga to Spring Forward

As you have certainly noticed with the warmer temperatures and budding flowers, Spring is arriving.

In nature, changes between seasons seem to happen with ease but for us, this change may not be a smooth transition. Here are some yoga postures to make these changes occur with grace and stability.

With Spring comes running season.  Check out the Southern Om Yoga Boutique for all the best in running and yoga wear in Greenville.

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