LYN KIRKMAN E-RYT 200, REIKI MASTER, AERIALIST, OWNER
Lyn’s yoga journey started over 5 years ago while seeking a more spiritual & physical way to heal & connect with her inner self. At the time she would have no idea just how much yoga would transform her entire life & well-being. She immediately fell in love with her practice & how it made her feel mentally, physically, & spiritually. She knew she had to share this amazing gift with others.
She then decided to study yoga & become an instructor, so she would be able to share all the powerful & joyful benefits of yoga with others. Lyn’s journey also allowed her to deepen her practice as an energy healer by way of Reiki, a Japanese healing technique, that uses a hands-on approach to healing. Lyn practices this ancient Japanese technique daily on herself & others. She encourages others to come and be a part of the same life altering transformation whether you are a beginner or an advanced practitioner seeking to deepen their passion for yoga & healing.
Lyn enjoys teaching all levels & styles of yoga from the “chair to the air” & has an array of certifications she has obtained over the years, including over 300 hours of Aerial Yoga training & experience, over 1500 hours of mat yoga training & experience, & over 200 hours of Yin Yoga training & experience. Lyn is continuing her journey to deepen her own practice & education as she starts her RYT 300 (The Lotus Pond, Tampa, FL). She also plans to visit India, as well as travel abroad to other countries, to gain a deeper sense, knowledge, & understanding of yoga & yoga history in Eastern cultures (where yoga originated). She is forever grateful for her experiences thus far & for being given the opportunity to share & witness the yoga experience with others.
Karen Bauer RYT 200
Karen was introduced to yoga in High School & has been drawn back to it throughout her life. After raising her 2 children she then decided to follow her passion & dive deeper into the teachings and philosophy of yoga.
Having received her RYT 200 & Yin Yoga certification from The Lotus Pond in Tampa, Florida, 2019, she is currently pursuing teaching yoga & continuing her education by studying for her RYT 300 certification.
She is a member of Yoga Alliance, & is also a Reiki Practitioner certified in Levels I and II. Karen enjoys teaching Gentle Flow & Yin classes that weave breath work & mindful movement throughout, in an effort to have her students come into the present moment with acceptance & gratitude & leave class feeling at peace and spreading that out into the world.
Karen Teaches Sunday Restorative Yoga 4p
Doreen Aitken RYT 200
Doreen was introduced to yoga at a local fitness center and fell in love with the stillness of the mind & breath control during the Asanas. Not knowing the truest sense of yoga she joined a local yoga studio to explore her practice.
Intrigued & curious she decided to take a 200 hour yoga teacher training & was introduced to Chakras, lines of energies, Prana, & so much more. She enjoys teaching Hatha because of her love to share & guide others in a meaningful practice.
Doreen is a PT Sub teaching Hatha & Restorative Yoga Classes
Kat Costianes RYT 200
My name is Kat and I’ve been practicing yoga for 10 years. My experience is in Iyengar, Ashtanga and Hatha with a specialization in PTSD/trauma. I enjoy all of the benefits yoga has brought to my life; spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally.
I realized early-on that one day I would be sharing the amazing gift of practice with others. Gratefully, I’ve found my yoga ‘home’ at Atomic Lotus Yoga! I invite you to join me as we continue to grow together on our journey to a better way of life through yoga.
Kat teaches Monday Gentle Yoga 10a
Matilda Buffum RYT 200
Matilda received her Yoga Alliance RYT 200 yoga certification in 2014 and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance in 2016. Her devotion to yoga is one stemmed from a journey of self-care and self-love.
After graduating from college she experienced severe anxiety and a lack of joy in her life. She turned to her yoga practice like she never had before. Through yoga, she learned how to love and care for her self. She became connected, grounded, and grateful.
Now, she experiences joy each day through movement and mindfulness. She brings the joy, care and love she has cultivated for herself into the space, leading a dynamic, positive, and alignment based yoga class.
Matilda teaches Tuesday Vinyasa Flow 630p