Southern Flow


This class is taught by:

Megan Clohessy

Megan has been practicing yoga for a little over 4 years and started strictly for the physical benefits and exercise. It wasn’t until her sister, who is also a yoga teacher, invited her to try hot yoga, that she knew she loved it and wanted more! Megan loves how hot yoga has challenged her body and ignited her mind and now wants to share that passion with others in her teaching. Megan completed her 200-hour teacher training with Ally Ford in September 2014 and teaches the Southern Flow series at Southern Om. 

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.

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!

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.

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.

Kira McKeown

Kira McKeown, originally from Pittsburgh, always loved being physically active in gymnastics, swimming, and long distance cycling. After becoming a mother of two daughters, she knew she needed something deeper than just the physical exercise. After taking her first yoga class she realized it was the first time her mind was quiet. Knowing that there was work to be done on the inside, yoga became an integral part of her life. Taking care of herself through breath and the mind body connection. Kira received her 200 hour teacher training from Asheville Yoga Center and looks forward to sharing the gift of yoga.
When she is not in the studio she is enjoying all the outdoor activities she can with her two daughters Benner and Juno, her husband Scott and their dog Suki.

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 Primeau

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.

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 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:

  • Thu Nov 23 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Wednesday Cooper
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Fri Nov 24 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Megan Clohessy
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Sat Nov 25 10:00 am - 11:30 am with John Scalcione
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Sun Nov 26 9:00 am - 10:15 am with KayAnna Charles
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Sun Nov 26 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Kristen Albert
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Mon Nov 27 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Athena Seay
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Mon Nov 27 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Kira McKeown
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Tue Nov 28 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Valeda Hood
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Tue Nov 28 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Joanna Klee
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Wed Nov 29 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Joanna Klee
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Wed Nov 29 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Sarah Primeau
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Thu Nov 30 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Wednesday Cooper
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Thu Nov 30 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with John Scalcione
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Fri Dec 01 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Megan Clohessy
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Sat Dec 02 10:00 am - 11:30 am with John Scalcione
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Sun Dec 03 9:00 am - 10:15 am with KayAnna Charles
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Sun Dec 03 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Allison Hall
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Mon Dec 04 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Melissa Howard
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Mon Dec 04 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Kira McKeown
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road