Southern Primary Series


This class is taught by:

Susan Cannon

Susan is passionate about sharing her love of yoga as she has experienced first hand how life changing a regular yoga practice can be. She discovered yoga at age 14 but started delving deeper when she discovered a regular Ashtanga yoga practice seven years ago with Maryanne Abdulhadi. The empowerment we find through the present moment experiences of feeling the body can improve quality of life. Although she loves all yoga, the Ashtanga method of breath, locks and gaze was the tool that helped her practice and live from the inside to the outside.

Susan is also Regional Director, South Carolina, for National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA.org), a 501(3)C, where she shares the use of essential oils (the modality of aromatherapy) to community groups, studios, healthcare systems, etc. She received the Registered Aromatherapy designation in 2011 and enjoys practicing, researching and focusing on emotional support through essential oils and has hours in both clinical and holistic training. She holds a Bachelors of Applied Science from Middle Tennesee University (Public Relations, English and Psychology). and was president/owner of a business in Nashville, TN for 10 years before relocating to Greenville, SC.

Maryanne Abdulhadi

Maryanne is a Miami bred yogini with a deep passion for living and sharing yoga. In college, she studied Psychology and has always been fascinated with the mind/body connection. She has practiced with teachers all over the East and West Coast and makes time to continue her education on and off the mat. Her style is Ashtanga based with flares of different styles for a well rounded flow. Maryanne believes yoga is more than shapes we take with the body, and even so, more than just breathing. On the mat, she will remind you to use your physical practice as body therapy and off the mat to use your practice to help you move gracefully with the eb and flow of our everyday lives.

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.
Ashtanga Primary Series: The primary series is intended to realign the spine, detoxify the body, and build strength, flexibility, and stamina. The series of about 75 poses takes an hour and a half to two hours to complete, beginning with sun salutations and moving on to standing poses, seated poses, inversions, and backbends before relaxation. Room will be at minimal heat (85 degrees)

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Oct 20 8:15 am - 9:45 am with Susan Cannon
    at Southern OM West End
  • Sun Oct 21 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Susan Cannon
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Sat Oct 27 8:15 am - 9:45 am with Maryanne Abdulhadi
    at Southern OM West End
  • Sun Oct 28 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Maryanne Abdulhadi
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Sat Nov 03 8:15 am - 9:45 am with Maryanne Abdulhadi
    at Southern OM West End
  • Sun Nov 04 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Susan Cannon
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Sat Nov 10 8:15 am - 9:45 am with Maryanne Abdulhadi
    at Southern OM West End
  • Sun Nov 11 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Susan Cannon
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Sat Nov 17 8:15 am - 9:45 am with Maryanne Abdulhadi
    at Southern OM West End
  • Sun Nov 18 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Silica Larkin
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Sat Nov 24 8:15 am - 9:45 am with Maryanne Abdulhadi
    at Southern OM West End
  • Sun Nov 25 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Susan Cannon
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Sat Dec 01 8:15 am - 9:45 am with Maryanne Abdulhadi
    at Southern OM West End
  • Sun Dec 02 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Susan Cannon
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Sat Dec 08 8:15 am - 9:45 am with Maryanne Abdulhadi
    at Southern OM West End
  • Sun Dec 09 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Susan Cannon
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Sat Dec 15 8:15 am - 9:45 am with Maryanne Abdulhadi
    at Southern OM West End
  • Sun Dec 16 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Susan Cannon
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road
  • Sat Dec 22 8:15 am - 9:45 am with Maryanne Abdulhadi
    at Southern OM West End
  • Sun Dec 23 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Susan Cannon
    at Southern OM Woodruff Road