What's New at the Studio
What's New at the Studio

Fall Yoga Workshops

Fall is in the air and the autumnal equinox has arrived bringing shorter days. We are shifting into a new season and the possibility of a new way of being. We encourage you to check out the three upcoming workshops we have scheduled to rejuvenate and energize your mind and body as we enter Fall and look ahead towards the busy holiday season.
  • Fall Mini Retreat: Seasonal Pranayama and Guided Meditation with Silica Larkin from 1-3 pm on Sunday, October 19
  • 26 Shades of Southern 26 Workshop with Silica and Brice Hipp from 1-3 pm on Sunday, October 26
  • Meditation 101 with Stephanie Benbenek from 12 to 2:30 pm on Sunday, November 9
All workshops are appropriate for yogis at all levels.  You can sign up online, on the Southern Om app or stop by the Front Desk to reserve your spot.

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Yoga For Athletes Workshop, Mobile App Launch & Class Cancellations

Class Cancellations for April (due to Teacher Assistant Training)

Friday, April 11 6:45 pm $5 Friday Saturday, April 12 2 pm Southern 26 & 4 pm Southern Flow

Southern Om Launches Mobile App!

The Southern Om Yoga Mobile App is now live in the Apple and Google Play stores!  Usable for the iPhone, iPad and Android platforms. See class times and teachers in real time, right from your mobile device!  Android users, click here.  Apple users, click here.  You will be taken right to the Southern Om Yoga app.

Yoga for Athletes Workshop

Sunday, April 27 from 1-3 pm with Ginnie, Silica and Sarah Oliver Learn how yoga can help the athlete in all of us!  Cost is $25 and class is suitable for yogis at all levels.  Bring a mat, towel and water.  Sign up here.

Krishna Das "One Track Heart" Movie Night

Saturday, April 26 at 7 pm in the Southern Om lobby. Krishna Das has been called yoga's "rock star." With a remarkably soulful voice that touches the deepest chord in even the most casual listener, Krishna Das - known to friends, family, and fans as simply KD - has taken the call-and-response chanting out of yoga centers and into concert halls, becoming a worldwide icon and the best-selling chant artist of all time, with over 300,000 records sold. His first studio recording in a decade, "HEART AS WIDE AS THE WORLD" invests KD's magnetic chanting with an electrifying rock 'n' roll sensibility informed by a lifetime of experience and musical love." courtesy of krishnadas.com *FREE* Showing  Sign up here. Read more in our current newsletter.

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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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