Southern Om Hot Yoga Announces Second Studio in Downtown Greenville

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Southern Om Hot Yoga is proud to announce they are adding a second studio location at 1116 S. Main Street in Greenville, located at the intersection of Main Street and Perry Avenue in the West End of downtown Greenville. The new studio is scheduled to open to the public in late October.  Southern Om also operates a studio next to Whole Foods Market on Woodruff Road.

“We are thrilled to be expanding the Southern Om family to serve the West End of downtown Greenville,” says Pace Beattie, owner and founder of Southern Om Hot Yoga. “This is a natural evolution for our business that has been in the works for many years. We are blessed to have the community of yogis that have chosen Southern Om as their home studio, and look forward to the opportunity to enhance their health journey through yoga.”

Southern Om opened seven years ago on Woodruff Road in the Market Square shopping center, offering heated classes in both static and vinyasa flow styles. The new location will offer both heated and warm classes in two state-of-the-art studio spaces. New classes include Ashtanga Primary Series, Southern Stretch (a restorative yoga practice), Southern Yin, Kids Yoga and Hot Pilates, the first class of its kind in Greenville.

Southern Om has been voted Best Yoga Studio by readers of The Greenville News in the annual Best of the Upstate awards for three consecutive years.

Current students may continue to use their class cards and memberships purchased at the Woodruff Road location. The new location is located two blocks from Fluor Field, behind the Nachmann, Norwood, and Parrott office. Free parking is available on location.

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About Southern Om Hot Yoga

Southern Om was founded in 2010 by Greenville native Pace Beattie.  A graduate of Christ Church Episcopal School and the University of South Carolina, Beattie moved to Chicago in 1981 where he spent nearly 30 years working in the financial markets. But in late 2008, Beattie lost his banking job due to the economic downturn and just weeks later lost his mother, Catherine Hamrick Beattie, a former President of the Garden Club of America.  It was at that point Beattie decided to turn his passion for hot yoga into a second career and move home to Greenville.

Beattie discovered yoga in the mid-1980s and in 2007 took his first hot yoga class.  “This was unlike anything I had ever experienced,” Beattie said. “Hot yoga combined the mental and spiritual elements of meditation with the endurance of sustained physical exercise. This was the balance that I had been looking for and I was immediately hooked,” he added.

Day-to-day operations of the studio are handled by his wife, Sarah Swartz Beattie, a former Sportsclub manager.  The two met at a health fair in 2011 and quickly discovered a mutual passion for health and wellbeing.  They are both certified yoga teachers through the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute.

More information can be found at or by calling 329-1114.