My name is Gracie Simmons, a Baker native and married mother of four. I owe a huge thank you to my sweet partner in life, Kirk, for being my backbone and having the idea to open this studio in February 2018. He’s never stopped believing in me.
My husband and kids are my joy, but also they are a lot of work! 😉 With the craziness of our world and the many stresses of motherhood, I am so thankful for finding these ancient teachings during a time in my life when I needed them most. Yoga has allowed me to connect with deeper parts of myself that I didn’t know how to before and to bring stillness and clarity to my mind, body and soul. I am so grateful to be on this journey with you all and feel very blessed to have the opportunity to open the doors to new possibilities in Crestview! My yoga journey is just beginning but as my teacher Laura says, “If your desire is sincere, you will study for the rest of your life.”
I hope for Grateful Hearts to be known as a safe place of happiness, peace and love where you can come to learn more about yourself and your practice and escape the chaos of everyday life by adding movement and strength to the body and peace and calm to the mind and spirit. I hope to inspire others with my life by sharing my light with everyone, no matter our differences or life experiences. I thank God for this opportunity and for catapulting me on this new journey on which I may never have embarked upon on my own. I honor and acknowledge that He guides my every step on this journey of service to my community.
Looking forward to meeting you all and building our Grateful Hearts Yoga Tribe together in Crestview!
Types of Classes We Offer
Kundalini | Restorative | Hatha | Vinyasa | Goat Yoga | Trap Yoga |Buti Yoga | Beginners Welcome
meet the teachers
Hi, I am Gracie Simmons!
I began taking yoga classes once a week when my youngest of four children started preschool and the “me time” was finally available to me. It wasn’t long before I realized I would forever be a student of yoga because the practice had changed me in ways I never could have imagined. It holds true today, come to your mat however you are, and the magic of yoga will transform you if you let it. As I tell my classes, I am your instructor but I simply make suggestions and hold the space, you have to do the work from within. Honor your body and become the best version of yourself.
Fitness has been my passion since I was a teenager, and I’m blessed to have found my calling as a Certified Personal Trainer, Bootcamp Instructor, Zumba Instructor and Yogi. My clients and students include everyone from active older adults and busy working moms, to body builders, so I am constantly looking on new ways to present fitness in fun, innovative and effective outlets. My practice has been influenced by world class yogis Gurmukh Khar Khalsa, Baron Baptiste and Lilias Folan and I bring all their creative flows to the mat by mixing Hatha, Vinyasa and Kundalini styles into a unique experience. Embrace your body. Embrace your journey. Where do you want to go?
My name is Kristina Lyons and I believe your time on the mat is to restore and relax your mind and body. My personal yoga practice includes Reiki meditation, healing crystals and chakra balancing, all of which influence how we will practice together. Yoga is a journey; mentally, physically and spiritually.
All levels are welcome, especially beginners, as I combine simple poses, breathing techniques and meditation to allow you to clear your mind, awaken your body and prepare you to step out of the studio with a renewed sense of peace.
Peace, Love and Light!
Jenny is 27 years old and is a wife to a beloved husband and mother of a beautiful little girl named River. Jenny is a Reiki healer, a lover of nature, minimalist and a peacemaker. She has been practicing yoga since the age of 15 years old, but in the last couple of years has really been stepping into her power through yoga. Jenny is currently enrolled in a YTT program with Yoga Junkie Studio and she enjoys the healing and strength that yoga brings into her life. As a deep soul diver, nothing warms her heart more than plunging into the depths of Yoga; unifying the mind, body, Spirit and breath. She is passionate about making yoga accessible to all body types and breaking the social construct that yoga is only for a certain body or dogma. Jenny brings to the mat a deep sense of Self, spirituality and connection with her students, at a pace and level that meets everyone’s needs.
Leigh-Ann, 29 from North Carolina. Military spouse.
For me, yoga is a journey of the mind, body and spirit. My practice is spiritual, and I often ask people to dive deep and ask themselves what they need from their practice. My passion is gentle, slow flow yoga and adaptive yoga that focuses on finding breath in movement and stillness, allowing students of all types to find peace in their practice.
Guiding students through meditation and breathing practice is something I find joy in. It allows us to focus on the present moment.
The peace I find in yoga is something I want to share with the world. I feel it offers us space to grow and heal in all aspects of life, whether it be mentally or spiritually.