Southern Flow


This class is taught by:

Athena Seay

A native of South Carolina, Athena brings to her practice an opening to grace and strength. She is grateful for the gifts that yoga has brought to her. These include overcoming a back injury and helping to raise her three children. Athena is certified through Yoga Alliance (230 RYT) through the Asheville Yoga Center, she also holds certificates in Pre/post natal Yoga and Pilates. Athena has been fortunate enough to take classes from many world masters including Baron Baptiste, Shiva Rea and John Friend. The greatest pleasure in her learning though comes from seeing the transformation that yoga has on her students.

John Scalcione

John has been practicing yoga seriously for 3+ years with his primary focus and love being Advanced Vinyasa. His training background is deeply rooted in the Ashtanga lineage and it will be apparent in his teaching. He also practices Acro-Yoga, Aerial Yoga, SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Yoga, Bikram, and other styles as time permits. John looks forward to helping others learn and grow throughout their yoga journey. John completed his 200-hour teacher training with Ally Ford in September 2014 and teaches the Southern Flow series at Southern Om.

Dolores Mendelow

My love for yoga started from two separate paths. An ankle injury kept me from long distance running indefinitely. I really missed the sweating and endorphin surge! When I found Bikram yoga 7 years ago, I found the “toxin release” I needed both physically and mentally to work off stress. From my healing background, I found that Mind-Body Medicine and Yoga as therapy provided alternative ways to promote health and treat disease. Through years of dedicated practice and training from the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute, I have learned to embrace yoga as a healing art. When I am not in the studio, you can find me with my husband walking three beautiful rescue dogs, or in the kitchen trying to figure out how to cook like I have lived in the South all my life. Anything is possible through yoga!

Kristen Albert

Kristen recently moved to Greenville from Austin, TX where she was blessed to live in a city with an abundance of amazing yoga. She found yoga 8 years ago when she began training for marathons. Because of her gymnastics background, she immediately fell in love with Vinyasa flow because of its creative, rhythmic element that included balance, strength, and total body awareness. She finds great joy in the truth that yoga is never mastered, never mechanical or habitual, which has provided her opportunity to continuously experience deeper and more profound moments within herself, transforming her life positively on so many levels. Kristen is certified through Yoga Alliance (200RYT) in Vinyasa flow through Frog Lotus Yoga and is very grateful to have the opportunity to share her passion for yoga with others. Outside of yoga, she enjoys making jewelry, photography, music, spending time outdoors, and enjoying time with her husband and dog.  Visit her website at www.kristensheart.com

Mandy Learo

Mandy Learo has been sharing her practice with students since 2008, when she earned her advanced yoga teacher certification in India. By way of continuing education, she has since collected yearly credits from the Kripalu Center in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. Mandy draws from years of experience teaching diverse populations in studio, gym, and university environments. She is particularly interested in how the traditional practices and philosophies of the East have transformed due to the differing perspective and unique needs of the modern Western yogi. As our understanding of human psychology and physiology grow, so too does the way we approach and practice yoga. Mandy operates from the philosophy that yoga is a living art and science. Mandy moved to Greenville in August of 2016 with her husband and infant son, and she is grateful for the opportunity to be part of the yoga community here. For more information, visit mandylearo.com.

Joanna Klee

Yoga teacher, marketing leader, and kids coach Joanna Klee focuses on teaching each class with breath, sweat, and laughter. She invests the capital needed to cultivate a family vibe in and out of the studio. Adventures in global markets, in presentations across North America, and in parenting influence her teaching and translate into a playful yet intense practice.

Joanna integrates the physicality and mental focus from her passion for sports into yoga poses and athletic sequences. Side effects from her class may include heavy breathing, excessive sweating, and an unexpected urge to take new risks.

Sarah Oliver

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. Encouraging and enabling others to live a healthy lifestyle, Sarah is also certified in Itsy Bitsy Yoga ©, SPINNING©, and STOTT© Pilates. Her ultimate intention for each class is to enable students to take their yoga practice with them out into the world beyond their mats.

KayAnna Charles

KayAnna recently moved here from Utah where she received her 200-hr Yoga Alliance certification with 3B Yoga. She started studying Ashtanga yoga three years ago. It quickly turned into an essential part of her daily routine as she realized yoga was not only the practice of asanas, or postures, but a mindset. The mental and emotional stability she found from her practice was invaluable. She also loved to feel as her body became stronger and her endurance grew. While KayAnna enjoys practicing and teaching multiple types of yoga, Ashtanga Yoga will always remain at the core of her yogic practice--she even met her husband while practicing at their Ashtanga studio in Utah! Her practice and teaching are summed up by these two quotes from Pattahbi Jois: "practice and all is coming" and "you are where you're supposed to be."

KayAnna will be teaching Southern Flow, as well as working the Front Desk. Welcome KayAnna!

Southern Flow is a flowing series of sun salutations, lunges, twists, balance postures, backbends, core strengthening, hip openers and inversions often referred to as Power Yoga. Designed to build core strength and flexibility while still maintaining focus on a meditative practice.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Feb 24 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Athena Seay
  • Sat Feb 25 10:00 am - 11:30 am with John Scalcione
  • Sun Feb 26 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Dolores Mendelow
  • Sun Feb 26 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Kira McKeown
  • Mon Feb 27 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Athena Seay
  • Mon Feb 27 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Kristen Albert
  • Tue Feb 28 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Mandy Learo
  • Tue Feb 28 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Joanna Klee
  • Wed Mar 01 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Joanna Klee
  • Wed Mar 01 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Sarah Oliver
  • Thu Mar 02 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Kristen Albert
  • Thu Mar 02 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Joanna Klee
  • Fri Mar 03 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Athena Seay
  • Sat Mar 04 10:00 am - 11:30 am with John Scalcione
  • Sun Mar 05 9:00 am - 10:15 am with KayAnna Charles
  • Sun Mar 05 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Kira McKeown
  • Mon Mar 06 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Athena Seay
  • Mon Mar 06 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Kristen Albert
  • Tue Mar 07 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Mandy Learo
  • Tue Mar 07 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Joanna Klee