Simple Yoga Fitness is an entirely new wellness immersion experience. When you walk in the door, you’ll immediately notice this doesn’t look or feel like a gym. From the reception area, you’ll walk through a corridor into a tranquil respite from the rest of the world.
Pat R.Yoga Instructor IIIPat has 55 Years of Dance/Yoga Teaching Experience with students and teachers alike. CEO of STARS National Dance Program 40 Years. She built the program to 35 Franchises in 8 states. Pat has been teaching Yoga for 10 years and has acquired many hours of Teaching Certificates including all kinds of Yoga and Pilates. Pat’s Main focus in Dance business was to not only teach great dance technique but to teach life skills and build self esteem in children with an emphasis on good sportsmanship.
Pat’s Main focus in Yoga is to make the Yoga class simple, safe and accessible to everyone. And to not only teach the fitness part (Strength, Flexibility and Balance) safely but recognizing there is a mental influence of positive thoughts through words fused into a classroom setting, that can have lasting benefits no matter the age, ethnicity, shape or religion. Yoga never discriminates. Pat is an avid Golfer as well, you will find her on the golf course during golf season on Tuesday Mornings (Ladies Day). Pat has 10 grandchildren that she adores.
Victoria R.Yoga Instructor IIIVictoria is a 500hr registered yoga teacher in Ogden, Utah. Through yoga, she aims to help others unlock the powerful tools we all have within to bring forth self-healing and liberation. She began her yoga journey very early in life attending classes with her mother before grade school. As an adult, she eventually decided to deepen her practice and dive into her passion by taking her 200hr teaching certification in Denver, Colorado, and later completed her 300hr certification in the Sacred Valley of Peru.
Victoria is currently pursuing her certification as a Yoga Therapist with the intention of connecting as many people as possible to the healing power of yoga. She also grew up as a competitive dancer and enjoys incorporating that creativity she learned into her sequencing. Her humble yet energetic teaching style keeps yoga approachable while staying true to the ancient principles of the practice. She understands that the most important yoga is done off the mat, and also works to incorporate yogic philosophy that can be brought home to help bring grounding and balance to individual’s everyday lives. When Victoria isn’t teaching yoga you can find her breakin’ it down on a dance floor, hiking the local trails, or lounging with her kitty, Dazey.
Sue DawnYoga Instructor IIII attended my first yoga class in the fall of 2009. My eldest daughter took me to a hot yoga class, and I was hooked. At the time, I was an avid runner; but I used my yoga practice to help in training. After I tore the meniscus in both knees, yoga became my main source of physical exercise. After I retired in 2013, I decided that I could expand my exposure and knowledge of yoga.
I went through the yoga teacher training at Salt Lake Community College, earning a Yoga Alliance certificate. I have trained in several different styles of yoga and Pilates, but I prefer to teach Yin Yoga. Yoga has helped me keep my inner peace, as well as my physical outlet. I want to give back to the yoga community, and teaching helps me do this.
Darryl B.Yoga Instructor IIHi! I’m Darryl, and I’ve been practicing Yoga since 2011. At the time, I was riding a bicycle for exercise during the summer, and not doing much activity all winter long. I was feeling a bit ill all of the time while taking medications that my doctor recommended that were appropriate for my age. I had visited India for several weeks a few years earlier on a business trip and had an amazing time, including the week I spent there in the hospital with Malaria. I came back obsessed with the food, music and movies. Yoga was one thing I hadn’t tried until one day that I talked my daughter into going to a class with me. I was hooked from the start and went to at least one class per week after that.
Sariah H.Yoga Instructor IIHi! I'm, Sariah. I'm a mama of 4 incredible children and am married to my best friend in the whole world. I love animals and have 2 dogs, 1 bunny, and 3 ducks. Yes, ducks. :) I enjoy spending time with my family playing games, learning, gardening, hosting parties, or going on adventures. I love to be in nature whether it's hiking, going to the lake or playing in my own backyard. In addition to teaching yoga, I am the Owner and Director of Adventure Academy. I'm a lover of learning, nature, art, yoga, music and movement. You can expect to find me taking a dance break with the children at any given time.
Sapienta Rossa F.Yoga Instructor IIBorn and raised in the Philippines, a transplant to Utah for 15 years now, I have been practicing yoga for 7 years and recently started teaching. I feel like my experience in management and training, enhanced my skills and prepped me for this new journey I am embarking on. I love to create experiences for people and I hope that I leave a good one for every student I interact with. I scuba dive and was in a live aboard boat for a week in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Whitney W.Yoga Instructor IIHi! I have been teaching yoga for 5+ years in the high school setting, and have been practicing yoga since my first yoga class in high school 18 years ago. As a dancer, movement, the mind-body connection, and the importance of breath have been driving forces in my life. Since high school I have danced collegiately and professionally, choreographed for a number of schools and studios in and outside of the state of Utah, taught dance in the studio setting for 10 years, and have taught dance in the public school setting for the last 11 years. Teaching dance and yoga in the public school setting has provided me the opportunity to study and train in the practice of mindfulness, which I integrate into each of my yoga classes.
I recently graduated with a Master’s Degree in Dance Education, in which the focus of my thesis was integrating a mindfulness curriculum into the dance classroom, combining my passions of both dance and yoga. Prior to entering my Master’s program I completed my 200 Hr. YTT at the University of Utah, and plan to complete my 300 Hr. YTT in the near future. My yoga teaching philosophy is that the yoga pose is not the goal, the goal of yoga is to intimately know, listen to, and learn to trust yourself-mind, body and soul-it is the union of self to make ourselves more fully and authentically whole. Namaste
Kara K.Yoga Instructor IIKara Komarnitsky grew up in the Salt Lake Valley and recently graduated from Ohio State University with a BFA in Dance and minors in Business and Environmental Science. She has been teaching dance for the past five years and received her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification in 2020, with a specialization in adaptive Yoga. Throughout her teaching, Kara seen how movement practice can be a pathway towards self-inquiry, creativity, confidence, and relaxation, and she fell in love with the way Yoga could address all aspects of physical, mental, and emotional wellness. She strives to create a space in her classes where each person can choose what they need in each moment and connect to a sense of community. Outside of class, you can catch her hiking in the mountains, gardening with her mom, or reading a good book.
Helena G.Yoga Instructor IHi! I'm Helena, and I've been practicing yoga since 2016. I was initially hesitant to try it, as I was used to high-intensity workouts and didn't see how it could fit into my lifestyle. Although it was uncomfortable at first, I found it helped a lot with school-related stress and ultimately played a large role in my eating disorder recovery; from that disorder, I was also left with several chronic issues, and I found yoga helped with those too! The more yoga healed my ailments, the more I was driven to get my teaching certification, so I could share yoga's healing power with others.
I did my 200-hr training through a trauma-informed studio in Burlington, VT, which further reinforced that yoga extends far beyond the mat. My ultimate goal is to use yoga as a therapeutic tool to help others recover from disordered eating and its repercussions. When I'm not practicing yoga, I spend my time at the climbing gym, in the Wasatch summiting peaks and scoping out new crags, skiing, traveling around the West Coast, and spoiling my cat, Morty.
Chloe B.Yoga Instructor IChloe first found yoga several years ago in her freshmen year of college. As she started to see all the benefits yoga had to offer, it soon became a part of her daily life as her passion for it built. Yoga became such a huge part of her life that no matter where she went or what she did, she always had yoga. She later decided she wanted to share and teach yoga to others.
After completing her 200-hour training, Chloe completed additional training in chair, yin, and restorative yoga as she believes in providing a safe and compassionate space with sequences that are accessible for all bodies. Chloe enjoys connecting with nature through astrology-based yoga, chakra balancing, incorporating the elements, breath work, and practicing outside. Outside of a daily yoga practice, she enjoys hiking and camping. She is a huge bookworm, loves music, playing guitar, and experimenting with different arts and crafts.
Emily G.Yoga Instructor IMy name is Emily and started my yoga journey as I was trying to heal some inner trauma. I fell in love with learning the history and origin of Yoga. I am passionate about keeping traditions alive. A fun fact about me is that I am a hip hop artist and have been traveling and doing shows for years.
Kai F.Yoga Instructor IHey Friends! My name is Kai. My passion is to educate, activate, and integrate breath and movement for a better life. I educate the mind to release negative thought patterns, activate the breath to empower you to communicate directly with your subconscious and integrate the experience in ways that will directly impact your life at every level.
In addition to teaching and practicing yoga daily for over a decade, I also provide breathwork training in both group and individual settings. Whatever medium I am utilizing, I seek to empower the individual by reminding them who they are, what they are and how they serve. The diving light in me recognizes the divine light in you and I will sing your song until you learn the words. Yes, more, thank you, please!
When you step into our lounge, you’ll feel like you just walked into your best friend’s living room. The combination of elegance and warmth is designed to help you breathe easier and let the stress of your life float away. Come on in, drop your literal and emotional baggage at the door and prepare your mind and heart to receive what this investment of your time has to offer you. Be careful though – you just might be sucked into staying there all day… and that is okay by us. Feel free to take the time you need, and to sit in comfort, to visit, to prepare, or to reflect.Schedule A Class
Our cinematic studio truly transports you to an alternate realm of joy. Our classes take place in a welcoming space with a video wall on the back side of the room and mirrors in the front. This unique design immerses you in all the places you deserve to visit in this life without ever stepping foot on a plane.
When you view yourself in the mirror, you will see your best self practicing yoga in the beach huts of the Maldives, the snow-capped mountains of the Swiss Alps, the shimmering red plateaus of Southern Utah or any number of exotic locations. The creative use of technology in our studios allows you to focus on your own wellness journey as you watch yourself expanding your skills in beautiful locations.
Our classes are a profound, transformative experience designed to help you uncover mental, emotional, and physical wellness within a supportive community that celebrates you every step of the way. They suck you into another reality and when you return, it is with highlighted knowledge of yourself and a more mindful connection with your health. As you exit the studio you will re-enter the lounge where you are invited to sit and reflect on what you learned from your experience and to further connect with your tribe. Our state of the art soundproofing means you can feel free to chat and connect without disturbing the next group of students entering the studio.Schedule A Class
Joining Simple Yoga Fitness is more than joining a yoga studio – it is joining a community of diverse individuals seeking their best selves and supporting you on your journey. To be a part of Simple Yoga Fitness is to be accepted exactly as you are. It’s to be transported to another part of the world, to visit all those places you have always wanted to see, to feel the wonder of a mindful, intuitive yoga practice while expanding your vision for your own life. It’s to find support, community, acceptance. It’s to deepen your connection with yourself and to know that you are enough, and that you will always be enough. It’s to find a welcoming haven to achieve elevated mental, emotional, and physical wellness. Joining Simple Yoga Fitness is an act of self-love and an investment in being your favorite self.Schedule A Class