Christa Smith, owner, had been in dance classes since the age of 3. She eventually went on to teach dance and when the studio where she taught decided to bring in a yoga instructor to teach a class, she decided to try it. At first she wasn’t 100% sold on it as it was hard for her to clear her mind or even attempt to. But she decided to give it another try and after the second class she was hooked. She began practicing on a regular basis and hasn’t stopped since.
Christa has suffered from anxiety ever since she can remember and yoga seemed to really help with that. When she was on her mat she felt free, calm and at peace. She felt it was so therapeutic to her that she wanted to help others feel the same so she went to teacher training and got her certification to teach. She immediately started teaching and sharing her passion with others.
Christa then decided she wanted to combine her education and her passion to open up her own studio. She wanted people to have a place to come to where they felt safe and comfortable. It’s scary to begin something that’s unfamiliar so Christa wanted to provide a space where everyone felt welcome, no matter their size, experience, age, etc.
The great thing about yoga is that it isn’t competitive and everyone can learn at their own pace and that’s what Christa and her instructors try to encourage at Simply Yoga. Going to a yoga class should not be stressful and a lot of that has to do with environment of where one practices. Having a nurturing, safe, relaxing space to practice is the priority at Simply Yoga.