Lyn Kirkman is the founder & lead instructor of Atomic Lotus Yoga & Aerial Fitness. Lyn loves to share her knowledge & passion for aerial fitness & yoga with others. Lyn has been practicing & teaching aerials/yoga since 2013 in studio class settings, private class events, & group settings. More than anything, Lyn loves to share aerial arts with others & is most comfortable teaching her love for the art & practice with people from diverse backgrounds & fitness levels.


Lyn is inspired by her students & lives for the moments of achievement that only comes with the development of strength & mental clarity that aerial arts, fitness, & yoga provides. With a background in biological sciences/genetics & with a passion for anatomy, various forms of yoga, pilates, & aerial arts have been a natural continuation of her love for creative movement arts & restorative fitness. Lyn's drive & passion for helping others in her community by way of yoga, aerial arts, movement, & meditation continue to fill her heart daily.

Lyn teaches:

Monday- Aerial Yoga Level 1/2 6p 

Wednesday- Yin Yoga 10a, Hammock Level 2/3 1130a, Lyra 1/2 430p, & Silks Level 1/2 6p

Thursday- OPEN GYM-SHOWCASE 615p

Saturday- Rotation Aerial Yoga Level 1/2 9a & Hammock Level 1/2 1015a

She also teaches private lessons, private group lessons, parties, & events.

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Meet The Team





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Lynn Janovich
Aerialist & Performer


Lynn Janovich has been training and performing aerial arts since 2009. Prior to her aerial training she was an elite level runner and a dancer. She is extremely well-versed in corde lisse, silks and static and dance trapeze. She began teaching aerial regularly in 2014.

She just moved to St. Petersburg in January 2021 from Los Angeles, which is where she trained and performed aerial. She has performed numerous solo and group acts all around Los Angeles and also several performances of her duo trapeze act with her partner Kennedy Kabasares.  She also has choreographed group aerial numbers for various shows.

She was the 3rd place winner in Circus Star USA 2015 and has also had the privilege to audition for Cirque du Soleil twice.

She is very excited to continue her aerial journey in St. Petersburg/Tampa!

Lynn teaches:

Monday Silks Level 1-3 1130a

Thursday Aerial Conditioning 1030a & Silks Level 1-3 1130a

Emily Ginem
RYT 200 & Aerialist


Emily began practicing yoga in 2015 for the physical benefits. Her practice expanded over the years and became a spiritual practice that helped her turn inward and quiet her mind. Teaching yoga and planning classes has been a creative & rewarding outlet for her. 


Emily was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. She moved to Columbus, Ohio in 2017 where she completed her 200 HR Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training, and she just returned back to Florida in December 2021. Yoga has been an important part of her healing journey as it allows her to use movement to work through emotions. She’s ready to continue sharing her passion with others and is so excited to branch out into learning & teaching aerial arts. 


In her classes, you will explore what feels good in your body, turn inward and release stored emotions through movement and breath.

Emily teaches:

Monday Slow Flow Yoga 10a

Friday Yin/Yang Flow 1015a & Hammock Level 1/2 6p

Saturday Rotation Aerial Yoga Level 1/2 9a & Hammock Level 1/2 1015a 

Amber Young
RYT 200 & Aerialist


Amber loved being active her whole life and wanted to know how the body moves and works but also  struggled with health issues and fatigue. Exercise became an outlet to improve her health and strength.  She tried hot yoga in 2009, falling in love with the heat, the physical aspect, and the emotional release. 

After having two girls 19 months apart, Amber was consumed by motherhood and struggled to get  through each day. Remembering her love of yoga, she started again. Yoga helped her identify as  someone other than a mom, improving her mental and physical life. She then was diagnosed with  multiple autoimmune disorders and chronic Lyme Disease. Again, yoga was there to keep her body and  mind strong, while releasing the stress and emotions of chronic illnesses. She decided to further her  practice by becoming an instructor, graduating Yoga Centric’s 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in April  2021. 

In addition to mat class, Amber tried an aerial yoga class in 2017 and again immediately fell in love. It  was the perfect complement to mat practice. In September 2020, she graduated Aerial Teacher Training  through AerialKim Aerial Yoga. She then began advancing her skills in October 2020, through aerial sling  classes at Ascend Flow Arts and started teaching aerial privates in April 2021. 

Amber’s passion is to share her journey and knowledge, so she may help people find their own healing paths, both on and off the mat or in the air if they choose to fly!

Amber teaches:

Tuesday Aerial Power Yoga Level 2/3 630p & OPEN GYM-SHOWCASE

Saturday Rotation Aerial Yoga Level 1/2 9a & Hammock Level 1/2 1015a

Rachel "Kittie" Howard
Aerialist & Performer

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Rachel "Kittie" Howard is a Florida native that has been a performing aerialist for over five years, and a contortionist for over three years. She has studied under a number of the country's best coaches, including Womack and Bowman, an aerial duo based in L.A., and Katie Brier, who is a world-renowned contortion instructor.


She has performed at numerous local events, such as the city of St. Petersburg's "First Night" NYE event, Florida's Hulaween, Brainquility, and Sunset music festivals, and with Tampa Bay's premier burlesque troupe "Femmes and Follies". She also began teaching flexibility and aerial arts classes in 2019. Kittie specializes in aerial silks, but also performs on aerial hoop/lyra, rope, and hammock, as well as practicing contortion.


She has a BFA in photography, is a dog mom of four, and works by day in St. Petersburg as the manager of a fine wine retailer. She has a mind, body, and soul that's built for the circus.

Kittie teaches:

Monday Aerial Silks Level 1/2 715p

Jennifer "Jhenie" Rivera
Aerialist & RYT 200

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Jennifer "Jhenie" is originally from Chicago. She relocated to Tampa, Florida to care for her sick father and continued her education at the University of Central Florida. She is currently a Speech Pathologist and is continuing her fulfill her path as a mother, healer, and Aerial Arts/Yoga teacher.

As she grieved for her father's passing, she sought healing and was guided by doing the Yoga Teacher Training at the Lotus Pond in Tampa, FL. She later graduated from the YTT in 2015 and later found her love for Aerial Arts. She continued to seek her passion and has trained and performed in Puerto Rico, Chicago, Tampa, and the Orlando area.

Her goal is to pass on the concept of mindfulness and healing throughout the practice of Aerial Arts and Yoga. She believes in the interconnectedness of the brain to the body and shares the love of Aerial Arts, Yoga, and mindfulness to help the average being and persons with Disabilities. She loves helping others find balance throughout chakras to become stronger spiritually, mentally, and physically to reach a state of enlightenment.

Jhenie teaches:

Tuesday Mixed Aerials Level 1/2 1115a