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 (twice the previous size) sits now off the road nestled in the trees behind MyRVmail 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.

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Meet Our Teachers

 
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Gracie

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!

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Nathan

My yoga journey started at a very young age with my mother and her at home DVD yoga and pilates classes. Very few exercise or wellness practices I had encountered provided such excellent balance between mental and physical health.

 

As I entered adulthood, I fell away from my practice, and it definitely impacted me. Recognizing something was misaligned in my life I began to start my practice back up, and in 2019 I found myself enrolled in a teacher training program at my favorite studio. It reignited my passion and purpose for living and teaching the ancient science we call yoga. 
 

Now, after participating in White Crow Yoga's RYT 200 course and two additional years of self study, I am ready to teach yoga to the public. What I enjoy most about yoga is the diversity of practices and depth of knowledge contained within it about our human condition. I've sought out and immersed myself in a variety of styles from traditional Hatha/Vinyasa yoga to Bikram, Bhakti, Kundalini, and more.

 

I'm beyond grateful to be able to share the history and benefits of yoga with you and I can't wait to grow together through this sacred practice of union.

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Amy

I am a wife and mother of 5.

I am currently in YTT at Dragonfly Yoga Studies & will be finishing soon.

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

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

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Chrisnelle

Chrisnelle Joie began her yoga journey 16yrs ago while pregnant with her daughter.

 

She became a certified instructor in 2020 and enjoys using various modalities to help guide others on their path of wellness & spiritual development

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Francy

Hello my name is Francy, I am from Venezuela, a mother and Yoga Instructor. Yoga came into my life in 2017 after several difficult episodes.

 

Since I started practicing yoga, I was able to experience within my own body and mind the infinite benefits of Yoga. It helped me a lot to improve my anxiety, concentration, toning the body and overall well being. There are so many more benefits to Yoga.

 

I completed my 200hr Yoga Alliance studies in California in 2018. Since then I have taught in different yoga studios, gyms, and online during the Covid lockdown.

 

Online, I taught students in Spanish across the globe where I had the opportunity to teach and practice with different people in different parts of the world.

 

I recently moved to Florida and I am very excited to share my knowledge within this community.

 

I hope I can share and guide you in this wonderful practice.

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Felicity

Felicity creates yoga classes based on her own yoga practice with an emphasis on creativity and listening in.

 

Enjoying the qualities of both the active and passive yoga practice.
Felicity has trained all over the world and she herself is from New Zealand.

 

Felicity is the mother to 3 incredible daughters and has served alongside her Active Duty husband proudly.

 

All through this life, yoga has been a supportive good friend, a community to find home in and a terrifically fun terrain to navigate along the way.

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Nicole

Hi, my name is Nicole!

I've been dancing my whole life and it's my passion!

After moving to Crestview, I began taking lessons at Fred Astaire and was blessed to train with professionals from Dancing with the Stars such as Emma Slater, Tony Dovolani, and Chelsie Hightower.

 

I am so grateful to get to share my passion for dance with you!

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Misty

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.

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Carmen

Hello! My name is Carmen Sostre, I am a military wife, a mother of two kids and one fur baby. I was born and raised in Puerto Rico and moved to the mainland in 2007. 

 

I am also a Rehabilitation Counselor and prior to make the decision of staying home to raise my babies, I worked with individuals and families under the Autism Spectrum, special needs in clients, and as a Therapist in a Juvenile justice residential facility. 

 

I was introduced to Yoga in 2013 and in April 2021 I decided to pursue the 200hrs Yoga teacher training, with my husband’s support and encouragement, in Fayetteville, North Carolina at Guiding Wellness Institute. This has been a wonderful and fulfilling journey for sure. I graduated in September of 2021 and already started the 300hr training.

 

As the time pass, my passion for teaching yoga grows more and more. I love teaching everyone and it will be my honor to guide you on the mat. Yoga is for everybody, and each experience is unique. I like to teach Gentle Energy Flow, Hatta Flow, and Espan-Yoga 😉(bilingual, English-Spanish). 

 

Namaste!