Southern Stretch


This class is taught by:

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.

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.
Southern Stretch is a restorative practice that targets tightness in your body and tension in your mind. It is a refreshing way to enhance your flexibility and create a well-rounded daily practice. You will use props such as blocks, bolsters and blankets to support your practice and access the nooks and crannies of your body. The effect is that you leave class feeling more open, more content, and more possibility in your whole being.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Aug 24 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Kristen Albert
    at Southern OM West End
  • Fri Aug 31 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Pace Beattie
    at Southern OM West End
  • Fri Sep 07 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Pace Beattie
    at Southern OM West End
  • Fri Sep 14 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Pace Beattie
    at Southern OM West End
  • Fri Sep 21 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Pace Beattie
    at Southern OM West End
  • Fri Sep 28 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Pace Beattie
    at Southern OM West End
  • Fri Oct 05 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Pace Beattie
    at Southern OM West End
  • Fri Oct 12 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Pace Beattie
    at Southern OM West End
  • Fri Oct 19 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Pace Beattie
    at Southern OM West End
  • Fri Oct 26 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Pace Beattie
    at Southern OM West End
  • Fri Nov 02 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Pace Beattie
    at Southern OM West End
  • Fri Nov 09 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Pace Beattie
    at Southern OM West End
  • Fri Nov 16 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Pace Beattie
    at Southern OM West End
  • Fri Nov 23 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Pace Beattie
    at Southern OM West End
  • Fri Nov 30 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Pace Beattie
    at Southern OM West End
  • Fri Dec 07 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Pace Beattie
    at Southern OM West End
  • Fri Dec 14 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Pace Beattie
    at Southern OM West End