Namaste! 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!
With my love & gratitude,
Types of Classes We Offer
Kundalini | Restorative | Hatha | Vinyasa | Goat Yoga | Trap Yoga |Buti Yoga | Beginners Welcome
meet the teachers
Namaste, 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! I look forward to meeting you and sharing my practice with you!
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?
I am a wife, mother, pet mom and aspiring creative. After suffering a spine and spinal cord impingement injury subsequent surgery in 2017, yoga has been an incredible tool for healing, both physically and spiritually. Through postures and meditation, yoga has allowed me to seek solace and find inner peace within our busy world. I enjoy connecting with people in the community and sharing experiences and ideas. I have a passion for all vinyasa flows but love introducing beginners to the basics and helping them find what feels right to their body.
My name is Ida Edwards. I’m a wife & military spouse. I have been practicing yoga for 12 years. I’m just finished my YTT200 from Niceville Yoga Junkie. Yoga & meditation have always been my spiritual, healing place. Restorative yoga has allowed me to slow down and open my body while relaxing my mind and spirit. To be present right where I am. To focus on slowing down, keeping an open heart and connecting with my inner self.
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.