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.

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.

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 Dec 14 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Kristen Albert
    at Southern OM West End
  • Fri Dec 21 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Heather Weber
    at Southern OM West End
  • Fri Dec 28 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Heather Weber
    at Southern OM West End
  • Fri Jan 04 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Pace Beattie
    at Southern OM West End
  • Fri Jan 11 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Pace Beattie
    at Southern OM West End
  • Fri Jan 18 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Pace Beattie
    at Southern OM West End
  • Fri Jan 25 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Pace Beattie
    at Southern OM West End
  • Fri Feb 01 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Pace Beattie
    at Southern OM West End
  • Fri Feb 08 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Pace Beattie
    at Southern OM West End
  • Fri Feb 15 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Pace Beattie
    at Southern OM West End
  • Fri Feb 22 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Pace Beattie
    at Southern OM West End
  • Fri Mar 01 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Pace Beattie
    at Southern OM West End
  • Fri Mar 08 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Pace Beattie
    at Southern OM West End
  • Fri Mar 15 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Pace Beattie
    at Southern OM West End
  • Fri Mar 22 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Pace Beattie
    at Southern OM West End
  • Fri Mar 29 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Pace Beattie
    at Southern OM West End
  • Fri Apr 05 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Pace Beattie
    at Southern OM West End
  • Fri Apr 12 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Pace Beattie
    at Southern OM West End