Southern 26


This class is taught by:

Mary Hunt

I started yoga in 2010 at Southern Om after a dear friend brought a month membership for me as a gift. I was recovering from a sports injury and had always thought high intensity or else. My immersion into the Southern 26 practice helped me learn and appreciate a practice that could physically challenge me and develop a mental discipline (This is also a practice that you can continue the rest of your life). Like my yoga practice I’ve learned to slow down enjoy the moment, be present and not to listen to the stories in my head and enjoy life. I completed 200 hour yoga teacher training with Ally Ford October 2015. I am excited to be a teacher at Southern Om and to share my Love for this transformational practice with others.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!
 
Dolores is a Certified Baptiste Teacher and teaches the Southern Flow, Power Hour, Deep Southern Flow and Southern 26 series.

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.

Heather Weber

Heather was first introduced to yoga over 20 years ago, when her husband encouraged her to try yoga to alleviate the stress of very long work weeks. Over the years, she found that yoga also helped her to recover from sports and military injuries, and helped her and her son to transform their minds, bodies, and spirits while having fun together. Unfortunately, when life became hard and she needed yoga the most, she did not have the time to get to the studio. This motivated her to get her RYT200, so that she could do yoga wherever she is, and to bring the same peace and balance to others wherever they are. She received her RYT200 from Soul Yoga in Greenville, SC in 2018. When she is not in the studio, you can find her teaching knitting and crochet, tutoring math, volunteering, working out, enjoying the outdoors, or getting silly with her boys.
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:

  • Mon Oct 15 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Mary Hunt
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Mon Oct 15 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Kira McKeown
    at Southern OM West End
  • Mon Oct 15 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm with Silica Larkin
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Mon Oct 15 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Alyssa Taiber
    at Southern OM West End
  • Tue Oct 16 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Pace Beattie
    at Southern OM West End
  • Tue Oct 16 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Kelly Baird
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Tue Oct 16 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Dolores Mendelow
    at Southern OM West End
  • Tue Oct 16 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Alyssa Taiber
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Wed Oct 17 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Ginnie Suleyman
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Wed Oct 17 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Margaret Koon
    at Southern OM West End
  • Wed Oct 17 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm with Silica Larkin
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Wed Oct 17 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Alyssa Taiber
    at Southern OM West End
  • Thu Oct 18 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Pace Beattie
    at Southern OM West End
  • Thu Oct 18 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Margaret Koon
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Thu Oct 18 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Pace Beattie
    at Southern OM West End
  • Thu Oct 18 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Alyssa Taiber
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Fri Oct 19 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Ginnie Suleyman
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Fri Oct 19 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Heather Weber
    at Southern OM West End
  • Fri Oct 19 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm with Silica Larkin
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Sat Oct 20 8:00 am - 9:30 am with Kira McKeown
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road