Power Hour


This class is taught by:

Melissa Howard

Melissa's been practicing yoga since before she really knew she was practicing yoga. She worked on crow and handstand in her front yard as a young girl and begged her mother to put her in gymnastics. Her mother finally gave in and from 7th grade until 12th grade Melissa practiced gymnastics. After graduating high school she continued this love of gymnastics, for 2 years, by teaching tumbling classes to children. It wasn't until 2001 that Melissa stepped into her first yoga class and after several months of finding the right class, she knew she was hooked. Yoga helped her though depression and anxiety, as well as many of life's milestones. By 2010 she decided she wanted to teach yoga and share this gift that she so cherished. She completed her 200 hr RYT at Dharma Yoga Studios with the love and guidance of Chris Brown. She continued on her learning journey by completing her 300 hour RYT at Asheville Yoga Center with the help of Stephanie Keach. Also getting a certification in Prenatal Yoga and Children's Yoga. Melissa loves teaching Flow as well as Yin/Restorative and continues to grow herself as a teacher to better benefit her students. In addition to her yoga certifications she is also certified in Mat 1 and Mat 2 Pilates. When Melissa is not on her mat, she's running, cycling or hanging out with her husband and 3 kids.

Ginnie Suleyman

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 Ashtanga, Kripalu, Iyengar, and Hathayoga.

Her full time job is as a sports performance coach at Acceleration Sports Institute, part of Greenville Health System. Her other certifications include Group Exercise Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer, Performance Enhancement Specialist and Corrective Exercise Specialist. In addition, she is a trainer-educator through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, specializing in coaching other fitness instructors on working with clients with neurological disorders, such as Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, traumatic brain injury and stroke.

Kelly Judge

While working in big cities and wearing uncomfortable suits and shoes, I began to feel disconnected with my path. As a former athlete, sitting at a desk and riding subways did not feel fulfilling. I began taking yoga classes and felt drawn to something I couldn't quite put my finger on! Through several moves and starting a family, I frequented different styles of yoga and teachers but had not yet found my yoga "home."

I love to teach yoga because I feel empowered and inspired by others growth and transformations on and off their mat! ANYTHING is POSSIBLE! More Connection, Love, Joy and Abundance! From this practice we can LIGHT UP the world!

My first 200 hr training was with Marianne Wells in the Iyengar methodology. I was also taking classes from teachers I felt spoke right to my heart. I was drawn to see what my teachers at Yoga One, a Baron Baptiste Affiliate studio, were up to! I then took Yoga One's Teacher Assistant Training and 200 hr training which led me to Baron Baptiste Level 1 & 2 and Art of Assisting.

Through my practice, I notice how my postures on the mat mirror my postures off the mat. I continue to practice, see and my curiousity keeps growing! With practice, my body, mind and spirit feel more flexible, aligned and strong. My yoga is a daily practice of finding balance in all aspects of my life.

With love and humility, I acknowledge my teachers and communities: My family, Marianne Wells, Southern Om, Yoga One, Baron Baptiste and Paige Elenson! All of whom have opened their hearts and caused POSSIBILITIES in my life for which I feel ASTONISHED!

When not at the yoga studio practicing or teaching, you will find me watching my 4 children play sports, helping with homework, doing laundry and looking for something to make for dinner!

Power Hour is an abbreviated version of the 90 minute Southern Flow Hot Yoga class designed to build core strength and flexibility.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Aug 21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Melissa Howard
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Tue Aug 21 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Ginnie Suleyman
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Tue Aug 28 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Melissa Howard
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Tue Aug 28 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Ginnie Suleyman
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Tue Sep 04 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Melissa Howard
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Tue Sep 04 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Ginnie Suleyman
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Tue Sep 11 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Melissa Howard
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Tue Sep 11 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Ginnie Suleyman
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Tue Sep 18 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Kelly Judge
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Tue Sep 18 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Ginnie Suleyman
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Tue Sep 25 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Kelly Judge
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Tue Sep 25 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Ginnie Suleyman
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Tue Oct 02 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Melissa Howard
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Tue Oct 02 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Ginnie Suleyman
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Tue Oct 09 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Melissa Howard
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Tue Oct 09 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Ginnie Suleyman
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Tue Oct 16 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Melissa Howard
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Tue Oct 16 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Ginnie Suleyman
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Tue Oct 23 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Melissa Howard
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Tue Oct 23 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Ginnie Suleyman
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road