Southern Om founder Pace Beattie’s story begins with parents that introduced him to alternative approaches to health at an early age. After graduating from the USC, he moved to Chicago and pursued his interest in markets as a day trader at the Chicago Board of Trade. The intensity of his work led him to try yoga in the 1980s. He took his first hot yoga class in 2007 and found that he was “immediately hooked.”
Sarah Beattie has worked in the health and fitness industry for over 30 years. “Since high school, it’s been my passion to help people realize their fullest potential through a healthy lifestyle. I never imagined I would become a yoga instructor, but upon meeting and marrying Pace Beattie, owner of Southern Om Hot Yoga, it clearly became a natural career choice for me to pursue.”
Joan Craig has a mission: help people consistently make healthy choices by making it easy, fun and natural. “I love helping people feel good. I love it when my students realize they can do more than they thought they could,” she declares. Craig is a certified yoga therapist and a Fellow of Applied Functional Science with Gray Institute. As a complement to her yoga practice, Craig—who has been
Hope Brooks’ yoga journey began in 2010. Her first yoga class was to support a friend who wanted to try hot yoga. “Growing up, I wasn’t into fitness, and as an adult, I only walked a few miles in the evenings. I spent most of my life overweight and not always feeling my best.” After the birth of her son, Brooks was exhausted and coping with a variety of health problems, including migraine headaches. “A week into my yoga practice my
Heather Weber was first introduced to yoga over 20 years ago, when her husband encouraged her to try it in order to alleviate the stress of working too many hours. Over the years, she found that yoga also aided in her recovery from sports and military injuries, and helped her and her son transform mind/body/spirit while having fun together.
Alyssa Taiber, a high school senior, is a dedicated yoga instructor with a background in modern, contemporary dance, and Russian classical ballet. At age 12, she attended her first yoga class at Southern Om Hot Yoga Studio, in Greenville. Taiber began classical Russian ballet training at an early age. As she progressed,
by Roberta Bolduc Shay Hewitt, registered pharmacist, is excited about introducing AmpCoil PEMF therapy to her wellness center in Greer. Hewitt, co-owner of Inside/Out Fitness and Wellness Center, explains that the device acts as a form of sound therapy for controlling chronic pain and actually works with magnetic energy.
by Shelly Smith Multi-level healing addresses all components that contribute to a state of well-being. Shelly Smith, body-centered psychotherapist, and owner of Nature’s Way Home counseling and coaching services, is familiar with the subtle emotions that can cause a state of dis-ease in clients, ultimately displaying in undesirable and sometimes deadly symptoms.
by Monique L. Ravesloot We live in a culture driven by a hunger for success. When talking about success, we typically talk about making billions of dollars, authoring multiple bestsellers, or rising to fame. But if we ask people who actually do those things for their definition of success, their interpretation
by Monique L. Ravesloot We’ve all craved nature at some point. Maybe shopping at Woodruff Road made us long for a hike at Caesars Head. Perhaps trying to find parking downtown left us dreaming of serene waterfalls. Hundreds of studies found proof of what our intuition already knows: spending time in nature reduces stress. Sometimes a quick walk suffices to unwind us, but if not, we could just turn to horses.