Marissa first discovered the power of yoga while living in Baltimore city in 2007, attending graduate school and searching for a healthy outlet to balance stress and establish a consistent workout routine. The physical and mental demands of hot yoga, positive environment, and desire to learn more- kept Marissa coming back to her mat. A few major life changes later- a move to Hawaii, and self discovering journey lead her to delve deeper and complete a 200RYT from Corepower Yoga Hawaii- heavily Baptiste and Iyenger inspired. Yoga became therapy, a safe place to turn inward despite the external world- which lead to a better version of self. Marissa guides with compassion, influenced by a medical career working with the Brain Injury population -creating a judgment-free space of encouragement and limitless beliefs. With mind-body-spirit connection; happiness, self-love and a balanced life are always available.
Marissa Marra instructs the following:
Southern Flow is a flowing series of sun salutations, lunges, twists, balance postures, backbends, core strengthening, hip openers and inversions often referred to as Power Yoga. Designed to build core strength and flexibility while still maintaining focus on a meditative practice.
Southern Om is committed to sharing our passion for yoga and love for our community which has embraced our studio and has helped us to become Greenville's premier hot yoga studio. Once a month, Southern Om hosts a class where all proceeds go to the designated 'Charity of the Month'. The studio will cover the costs of the instructor, so 100% of all funds collected are passed on to the charity. Please bring check (which may be written directly to charity for tax deduction) or cash for donation.
The class is taught on the second Friday of the month at 6:45 pm and is 75 minutes. All levels of yogis are welcome, so start the weekend off right by supporting a great cause and enjoying a fun, upbeat flow class. Bring your friends - it's cheaper than Happy Hour and feels better too!