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Our Story

We were blessed to have had the space at Simmons Plaza for over three years of beginning to build our Grateful Hearts Yoga community in North Crestview. We learned and grew together humbly inside those 4 green walls.

Now, at the end of our third year and the year 2021, we've been even more blessed with the opportunity to move into a bigger space just around the corner from where we were.

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Our Studio

Our new studio sits off the road nestled in the trees behind the MyRVmail facility and has become a naturally serene environment to continue to grow our community & practice together.

We can't wait for you to come and experience the divine smell of the cedar barn doors mixed with the modern, urban aesthetic of our new warehouse yoga space.

With so much room to grow the possibilities of expansion of our services is endless thanks to this new location in North Crestview!

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Meet Our Teachers

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Namaste! 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 may be 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!



Hi, I’m Nicole and I teach Dance Fitness & Barre!


My passion has always been dance. As a child I loved making up dances to my favorite songs, and here I am today pursuing my passion.


Dance is my happy place. It is a great way to express your emotions, stay fit, and feel balanced; mind, body, and soul.


I’ve taken classes in all styles and trained at Fred Astaire, where I had the opportunity to perform, and take lessons with some of the great professionals from Dancing With The Stars.


I am honored to be able to share my passion with you and contribute to the health, wellness, and joy of this amazing community!


Amy Q

I am a wife and mother of 5.

I enjoy yoga because it’s a good balance of meditation and exercise.

I love Mexican food, football, traveling, underdogs & babies of all kinds.



Hi my name is Julie, I am a Yoga Alliance 500 RYT. I believe that safe movement is medicine. I look forward to practicing with you. I am passionate about sharing the joy of movement safely and spreading enthusiasm for healthy living. Cultivating community centered wellness is my goal.



Hi my name is Krystle and I teach Buti Yoga at Grateful Hearts! 

I am a mother of 5 beautiful kids and my dog! I am an Army Veteran working as a Physical Therapist Assistant and Yoga instructor at 7th SFG. 



A spiritual being having a human experience.  Yin, meditation and vibey-style yoga instructor. She is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast, but Florida grown. After a deep spiritual awakening in college, she found a love for meditation and yoga. Inspired by deep thought, meaningful conversation and a deep gratitude for life. 

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A dynamic and adventurous yoga instructor! Originally from Iran, I spent 12 years living in Finland before embarking on a new adventure and immigrating to the United States. I love to push myself out of my comfort zone, which is why I have taken the brave step of moving countries twice. With 3 years of experience teaching yoga in both Persian and Finnish languages, I am committed to offering power and vinyasa classes that challenge my students to reach their fullest potential. Aerial yoga is one of my personal favorite forms of exercise, adding a playful and unique element to my practice. My passion for travel and meeting new people has allowed me to immerse myself in different cultures and languages, which I believe has enriched my teaching style and ability to connect with others.



Yo, my name is Misty Peterson this crazy journey we call life has led me here. I am a Florida native. Born in Fort Walton Beach.

I navigate this journey with my partner of 15 yrs Mike Connors. We have one son Jaxon Connors and 4 furry babies. 36 years young redefining my health after many years of suffering from Ulcerative Colitis. 


Diagnosed in 2010 went through many doctors, tests, medications. After 2 years of battling my colon became septic. At 24 I was told it would need to be removed. I went through 3 surgeries, 2 years with a colostomy, multiple hospital visits.


In 2014 I was lucky enough to find a doctor to install a J-Pouch ( look it up they're pretty cool).


Since then I have spent my time learning more about food and how it directly connects to our health. Im excited to help other do the same.


Amy T

Aloha! My name is Amy and I love teaching and connecting with people. I have an insatiable love of learning, which has led me to various training in natural and spiritual practices. I am passionate about the body and its innate intelligence to heal. As a homeschool mother of 10, the practices of meditation and yoga have always been a grounding source of sanity. I have a multi-modality style of teaching, though Kundalini holds a special place in my heart as it was one of the catalysts in my own spiritual journey. I love helping others move energy in a conscious way through asana, pranayama and meditation. My deepest intention is to help awaken others to their own healing power and to experience the joy of living life fully through yoga and its principles. 

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