Power Hour


This class is taught by:

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!

Hope Brooks

Hope's love of Yoga started in 2010, specifically Hot Vinyasa Flow, what Yoga did for her mind and body made her a regular practitioner. Reducing headaches and strengthening her hyper-mobile joints are only two ways Yoga has improved her life. She seeks out Advanced Vinyasa classes and grows the diversity of her own practice with many wonderful teachers and friends.

In 2013 Hope attended Zanti Power Yoga's Teacher Training and became certified through Yoga Alliance, RYT 200.

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.

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.  

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.

Megan Clohessy

Megan has been practicing yoga for a little over 2 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. She is also the Front Desk Coordinator.

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.

Kelly Judge

While working in big cities and wearing uncomfortable suits and shoes, I began to feel disconnected with my path. As a former athlete, sitting at a desk and riding subways did not feel fulfilling. I began taking yoga classes and felt drawn to something I couldn't quite put my finger on! Through several moves and starting a family, I frequented different styles of yoga and teachers but had not yet found my yoga "home."

I love to teach yoga because I feel empowered and inspired by others growth and transformations on and off their mat! ANYTHING is POSSIBLE! More Connection, Love, Joy and Abundance! From this practice we can LIGHT UP the world!

My first 200 hr training was with Marianne Wells in the Iyengar methodology. I was also taking classes from teachers I felt spoke right to my heart. I was drawn to see what my teachers at Yoga One, a Baron Baptiste Affiliate studio, were up to! I then took Yoga One's Teacher Assistant Training and 200 hr training which led me to Baron Baptiste Level 1 & 2 and Art of Assisting.

Through my practice, I notice how my postures on the mat mirror my postures off the mat. I continue to practice, see and my curiousity keeps growing! With practice, my body, mind and spirit feel more flexible, aligned and strong. My yoga is a daily practice of finding balance in all aspects of my life.

With love and humility, I acknowledge my teachers and communities: My family, Marianne Wells, Southern Om, Yoga One, Baron Baptiste and Paige Elenson! All of whom have opened their hearts and caused POSSIBILITIES in my life for which I feel ASTONISHED!

When not at the yoga studio practicing or teaching, you will find me watching my 4 children play sports, helping with homework, doing laundry and looking for something to make for dinner!

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.
Power Hour is an abbreviated version of the 90 minute Southern Flow Hot Yoga class designed to build core strength and flexibility. (with less rest breaks)

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon May 29 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Dolores Mendelow
  • Wed May 31 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Hope Brooks
  • Thu Jun 01 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Athena Seay
  • Thu Jun 01 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Sarah Beattie
  • Fri Jun 02 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Joanna Klee
  • Sat Jun 03 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Megan Clohessy
  • Mon Jun 05 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Joanna Klee
  • Wed Jun 07 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Hope Brooks
  • Thu Jun 08 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Melissa Howard
  • Thu Jun 08 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Hope Brooks
  • Fri Jun 09 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Kelly Judge
  • Sat Jun 10 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Mandy Learo
  • Mon Jun 12 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Joanna Klee
  • Wed Jun 14 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Hope Brooks
  • Thu Jun 15 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Athena Seay
  • Thu Jun 15 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Sarah Beattie
  • Fri Jun 16 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Kelly Judge
  • Sat Jun 17 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Megan Clohessy
  • Mon Jun 19 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Joanna Klee
  • Wed Jun 21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Hope Brooks