Delores Simmons

Although she has always been mindful of meeting her clients where they are, for many years Delores chased the powerful side of her athletic abilities. In 2015, however, she suffered a personal loss and a sidelining foot injury, and began experiencing burnout as a fitness instructor for the first time in ten years.

During her 200-hour yoga teacher training program, she realized why she had begun feeling depleted mentally and physically: she had prioritized staying in shape physically and staying on top of her day-gig as an attorney, but had failed to consider the importance of Sukha (comfort or ease). As she embraced the feeling of comfort and ease that she experienced during her yoga practice, she suddenly stopped fidgeting through savasana and, instead, began viewing it with anticipation. She also began noticing that her flexibility improved and her body felt dynamic, but also more solid and stable than it had in years.

Today she strives to balance Sthira (steadiness or strength) and Sukha personally, as well as in her individual and group Pilates, Boot Camp, Yoga, Barre, and Strength classes. Indeed, Delores's students often comment on how she has helped them achieve fitness goals or master yoga poses and transitions with which they had struggled, while simultaneously honoring their bodies and helping them maintain spiritual harmony. Delores is currently completing the Warriors at Ease Level 1 Teacher Training in anticipation of teaching yoga and meditation to military personnel and veterans.