Studio Adds Fall Yoga Wear, New Teachers and Workshops

Charity Flow Class Raises Funds for Greenville Family Partnership

Come flow for a cause on Friday, October 11 at the 6:45 Southern Flow Class.  While every other Friday 6:45 is $5 Friday, once a month we invite Southern Om clients and friends to enjoy a high energy yoga class and make a generous donation to that month's charity. Our own Kelly Judge will be teaching so we know it will be a great night to raise lots of money!  Suggested donation is $10 and 100% goes to the charity.  Visit www.gfpdrugfree.org for more information!

Inversion Workshop with Kristen Albert 

Sunday, November 3 from 1-3 p.m.
Join Kristen Albert in an insightful, playful inversion workshop that will begin with a thematic Vinyasa flow designed to prepare your body for inversions. The workshop will discuss the many benefits of inversions while offering insight and techniques for headstands, forearm balances, handstands, and shoulder stands for students of various levels.  Cost is $20. Due to limited wall space, this workshop is limited to 20 students, so sign up today to ensure your space! Come learn the classic inversions and some new fun ones!
Click here to register for this great workshop!

SO Welcomes Sarah Oliver to Teaching Staff

Yoga found Sarah Oliver back in 2004 when training and racing for endurance sports began to cause wear and tear injuries on a consistent basis. Once she landed on a yoga mat, she quickly learned to fully appreciate the mind, body and soul connection that only yoga seemed to be able to provide. In 2008, she received her 500 Hour Yoga Alliance certification through Sunstone Yoga in Dallas, TX and has been teaching and continually learning ever since. With a B.S. in Health Promotion, encouraging and enabling others to live a healthy lifestyle is what Sarah is truly passionate about.  She is also certified in Itsy Bitsy Yoga ©, SPINNING©, STOTT© Pilates, and is a USA Triathlon certified coach.  Sarah will be teaching the Southern Flow series at Southern Om.  Welcome Sarah!

Pose of the Month: Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

In Sanskrit, Dhanu translates to bow. Asana means pose. The body looks like an archer's bow. As the spine is toned and made flexible becoming elastic with practice, the abdomen is toned in this posture.   In Dhanurasana, as in all backbends, it is important to protect your lower back by keeping distance between the vertebrae in your lower spine.   This is accomplished by tilting the pelvis by moving the coccyx toward the pubic bone while simultaneously lifting the ribcage up from the pelvis.  This action should be maintained throughout the pose.  It keeps your lower back long with space between vertebrae and helps prevent back injury.

Read more in this month's newsletter.


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