Southern 26

This class is taught by:

Sarah Beattie

A longtime fitness enthusiast, Sarah had never tried yoga until meeting Southern Om owner Pace Beattie at a local health fair in 2011. She quickly became addicted to the physical and mental benefits of the workout, and found that the heat greatly alleviated her symptoms of psoriatic arthritis. Sarah and Pace also quickly realized they shared a love for both physical and mental health and began a strong partnership, and were married in 2013. Sarah has completed Levels One, Two and Three with the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute, in addition to Art of Assisting and Advanced Art of Assisting. She is in the process of becoming a Tier One Baptiste Certified Teacher. Sarah teaches the Southern 26 and Southern Flow series at Southern Om and is also the studio manager. Sarah is a breast cancer survivor and is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.
She sits on the board for Gateway, a Clubhouse model of psychiatric rehabilitation for adults with severe mental illness located in downtown Greenville.  She is also active with her church, Holy Cross Episcopal in Simpsonville.
Pace & Sarah have an affinity for moving, and share homes in Greenville and Fountain Inn with her dog Lady.  

Kelly Baird

Kelly Baird, is a certified Holistic Health Coach, passionate yoga practitioner and dedicated mother of three who relishes the transformative journey of yoga through teaching at Southern Om. After completing a 200 RYT Teacher Training through Greenville Yoga, her heart is brimming with gratitude and a desire to assist others on their personal yoga path; she is passionate about helping others develop improved wellness. Although she used to spend her days running small businesses in Downtown Greenville, you will most likely find her in the yoga studio, working with clients or running carpool in the local Greenville area.

Nina Kristeva

Nina came to the US from Bulgaria on a quest for a new life and began practicing yoga in 2002 with the Soul of Yoga group in Encinitas, CA. This group was led by Tom Kelley, a Self-Realization Fellowship monk, who has devoted his life to meditation, humanitarian service, and the sacred art of Raja Yoga. She then made Greenville, SC her home and continued to deepen her yoga practice which was what sustained her through a challenging time of facing cancer. Nina returned to the Soul of Yoga for her teacher training in 2010 and started the yoga program for the Greenville County Cancer Society with the unconditional support from the Greenville Yoga Center in 2012. Nina first practiced hot yoga with the Urban Yoga studio in Seattle, WA. She believes through yoga we can connect to the inner strength and peace we already have. Her favorite motto is "Yoga is and here...". Nina will be teaching the Southern 26 series at Southern Om.

Silica Larkin

Silica Larkin made yoga her primary physical practice three years ago, after ACL reconstruction surgery. Beginning with a mostly at-home practice of the Bikram beginning series (26). She found yoga to be such a powerful, positive tool for working on both body and mind that she decided to undertake a 200-hour teacher training to further her practice. She studied breath-centered Vinyasa Flow style yoga through North Main Yoga in Greenville, S.C. Silica's prior athletic background included training and coaching in running, triathlon, and martial arts. She believes in the power of yoga to transform us, body and soul and loves being able to introduce people to yoga and to lead them deeper into it. Ms. Larkin has done additional training in restorative/therapeutic yoga and laughter yoga and is also interested in Ayurvedic medicine.

Brice Hipp

Brice is a certified RYT 200 Yoga Instructor via Yoga Alliance. She developed a love for yoga since her very first class over ten years ago and has now added teaching to the list of things she enjoys. Brice is passionate about the continuous practice of learning about yoga and then sharing her knowledge with others. When she is not practicing yoga, Brice is mothering her three lovely children.

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 and is currently in the process of becoming a Tier One Baptiste Certified Teacher. 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.

Cindy Farmer

Cindy is a native to Greenville, SC. She found her way to yoga in 2010 when she walked into the doors of Southern Om, took a power hour class and has been in love since. Cindy is yoga alliance certified, 230 RYT, through Asheville Yoga Center and is currently studying Ashtanga based yoga with Ally Ford. Cindy hopes to inspire people of all ages, body types and backgrounds to practice yoga. It has been transformative to her physically and emotionally, bringing peace and balance. Cindy considers it an honor to share yoga with others.


Southern 26 is a classic series of 26 postures held for 20, 30 or 60 seconds and repeated on the other side, known worldwide as ‘hot yoga’ and based on the work of Bikram Choudhury.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Feb 24 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Sarah Beattie
  • Fri Feb 24 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm with Kelly Baird
  • Sat Feb 25 8:00 am - 9:30 am with Kelly Baird
  • Sun Feb 26 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm with Nina Kristeva
  • Mon Feb 27 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Mary Hunt
  • Mon Feb 27 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm with Silica Larkin
  • Tue Feb 28 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Brice Hipp
  • Tue Feb 28 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Kelly Baird
  • Wed Mar 01 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Pace Beattie
  • Wed Mar 01 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm with Silica Larkin
  • Thu Mar 02 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Margaret Koon
  • Thu Mar 02 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Cindy Farmer
  • Fri Mar 03 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Sarah Beattie
  • Fri Mar 03 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm with Silica Larkin
  • Sat Mar 04 8:00 am - 9:30 am with Silica Larkin
  • Sun Mar 05 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm with Nina Kristeva
  • Mon Mar 06 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Mary Hunt
  • Mon Mar 06 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm with Silica Larkin
  • Tue Mar 07 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Brice Hipp
  • Tue Mar 07 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Kelly Baird