Donation Class


This class is taught by:

Shana Poe

Shana recently returned home to Greenville from Charleston, SC, where she was immersed in an amazing yoga community. After beginning power yoga in 2010, she immediately became hooked after her first class, and went on to become a certified power vinyasa instructor through Charleston Power Yoga in the style of Baron Baptiste. She is passionate about the continuous practice of learning about yoga and sharing her power and energy with her students. She teaches a powerful flow that helps you realize the strength and power within you, while having a little fun too! Come to her classes to sweat, burn, smile, and laugh!

Kristen Albert

Kristen moved to Greenville in 2011 from Austin, TX, where she was blessed to live in a city with an abundance of amazing yoga. She found yoga in 2004 to compliment her marathon training. Because of her gymnastics background, she was immediately drawn to Vinyasa Flow due to its creative rhythmic element that included strength, balance, and total body awareness. Her practice began very physical, although she was always interested in diving deeper into herself and her spiritual knowledge. She finds great joy in the truth that yoga is never mastered, never mechanical or habitual, and it continuously provides opportunity to experience deeper and more profound moments.
Yoga has transformed Kristen’s life positively on so many levels. Her personal practice and teaching style have evolved and changed with her though the years to include whatever makes her feel most alive and authentic in body, mind, and heart. Most recently, yoga helped her immensely with two pregnancies, natural childbirth, and all the profound and magical changes that motherhood has brought to her life. Being a new parent has humbled her, opened her heart to allow more vulnerability and compassion, and stoked a fire within her.
She is very grateful and honored to share her passion for yoga and life with others.
Her classes are challenging and creative, yet also reflective and replenishing, with emphasis on alignment and breath. Her style draws from a variety of different lineages and mentors. Her intent is to cultivate freedom, fun, strength, and loving kindness while holding space for each student to discover their own inner teacher and their own authentic expression of yoga. Kristen is certified through Yoga Alliance at the E-RYT 200, RYT 500 level. Outside of yoga, her joys are traveling, spending time outdoors, photography, dancing, music, and cherished time with family and friends.

Pace Beattie

A Greenville native, Pace learned to cultivate health in all areas of his life through his late parents, Sam and Catherine, who were dedicated to healthy living. Pace discovered a passion for hot yoga while trying to neutralize the stress of his job at the Chicago Board of Trade and increase inner strength and peace. In 2009, Pace decided to pursue his dream to open a hot yoga studio in his hometown of Greenville and Southern Om Hot Yoga opened its doors in June 2010. Pace has completed Levels 1, 2 and 3 with the Baptiste Yoga Institute. With decades of experience in meditation and alternative health, Pace inspires students with his courage and creativity. Pace is married to Sarah Beattie, a fellow yoga teacher and integrative health coach. He serves on the board of directors for the Fullerton Foundation, a family foundation dedicated to funding healthcare and education initiatives in North and South Carolina.

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.

Southern Om is committed to sharing our passion for yoga and love for our community which has embraced our studio and has helped us to become Greenville's premier hot yoga studio. Once a month, Southern Om hosts a class where all proceeds go to the designated 'Charity of the Month'. The studio will cover the costs of the instructor, so 100% of all funds collected are passed on to the charity. Please bring check (which may be written directly to charity for tax deduction) or cash for donation.

The class is taught on the second Friday of the month at 6:45 pm and is 75 minutes. All levels of yogis are welcome, so start the weekend off right by supporting a great cause and enjoying a fun, upbeat flow class. Bring your friends - it's cheaper than Happy Hour and feels better too!