Southern Om Hot Yoga now has two yoga studios in Greenville. The new West end studio is located at 1116 South Main Street in the downtown area. The new space allows Southern Om to have two classrooms in addition to all the amenities of the original location including full-service locker rooms, a relaxation area, high-end athletic and yoga wear boutique and cold
Makiko Fliss, owner of the Rayki School, is offering an 8-day and 8-night retreat in Maui, Hawaii, called Adventure, Healing, and Toning from February 14 through February 21, 2019. “The first night, Valentine’s Day, will feature a sunset dinner on the beach with your tribe, with meditation under the stars as an optional activity,” says Fliss.
Integrative Approaches Enhance Healing by Marlaina Donato Modern chiropractors are often seen primarily as pain specialists, yet their care can encompass much more. While the common focus is better health through spinal manipulation, the origins of chiropractic are manifold. Typical approaches for structural issues and injuries include spinal adjustments, therapeutic ultrasound and heat therapy, but some practitioners also embrace nutrition.
Exercise Rekindles Desire by Maya Whitman Because exercise delivers so many benefits, it’s not surprising that one of them is increased libido. A low sex drive can affect either gender at any age, and contributing factors include hormonal changes, daily stressors and certain prescription drugs. According to a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, short-duration bursts of exercise work to increase
For our yoga issue this month we ran a local cover featuring a few of the Upstate’s yoga instructors. The cover photo and some of the Yoga Profile photos—also in this issue—were taken by local photographer Jonathan Doyel. For more information on Jonathan, visit his website JonathanDoyelPhotography.com or see his Community Resource Guide listing (under the heading Photography) in our print and digital issues.
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.