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 Yin Yoga Sunday 4p
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 Power Hour Monday 6p & Vinyasa Flow Tuesday 630p
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 Gentle Yoga Monday 10a & Wednesday 6p
Kayla Provost CRYT 200
Kayla was born and raised in Pennsylvania and moved to Florida in 2016. She discovered yoga in 2015 while attending college to help find space and grounding through life’s challenges. Becoming more aware of the relationship she built within her body, breathe, and mind she craved a deeper connection.
In 2019 she walked away from her corporate career to find a path with more meaning. She completed her 200-hour Vinyasa Blend teacher training and a 20-hour Trauma Conscious teacher training with Connected Warriors. Kayla is always seeking to educate herself deeper in this practice to better serve herself and others.
Kayla’s practice has helped her grow stronger, more flexible and become more fearless – physically and mentally - on and off the mat. She strives to share this with the world and help others feel more connected.
In her classes she loves to combine power, playfulness, love and balance. We are all humans! We all have bodies! Let us encourage and uplift one another through movement at any pace that feels comfortable for ourselves.
And now, it's like this...
Namaste, friends. Let’s flow together!
Kayla teaches Easy Flow Saturday 830a
Jen Garabrant RYT 200
Jen is a Pinellas native who is married with 2 children and 2 golden retrievers. Jen began her yoga journey as an eager and curious student at Atomic Lotus Yoga.
She grew to love how yoga calms the mind while also being able to challenge her both mentally and physically. She completed her 200-hour yoga training to be a fully accredited yoga teacher in 2020, now she comes full circle to share her love of yoga with others at the very studio where she found her passion.
Jen teaches Easy Flow Tuesday 10a & Sunday 12p
Tami Kraeger RYT 500, ERYT 200, Aqua Yoga, & Aerial Certification
Tami has been drawn to yoga for many moons trying to find balance during her crazy life as a chef/restaurateur/mom/wife/caregiver. She struggled with doubt, judgment, and self love. Now in her “second act” badly broken and ready for change, Tami committed to the mat and began this enlightenment journey.
Her 200 hour training focused on the transformational benefits of Hatha Yoga. “Ha” and “Tha” comes from the Sanskrit “Sun” and “Moon” and is the science of balancing the solar-lunar opposites that exist inside all of us.
Needing a deeper understanding of the mind, body, and spirit connection she continued on to the 500 hour training that highlighted spirituality and the healing benefits of meditation. It is in these intensive sessions that Tami discovered a true sense of contentment, mindfulness, balance, and joy. Her body became healthier and stronger as her mind began to rid itself of pain.
Tami's intention is to share the absolute power of moving energy thru the body and mind through Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation. Her hope is to inspire students to follow their own path to wellness. She teaches from her heart to ebb, flow, change, and grow.
Tami teaches Hatha Yoga Friday 10a
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 & Gentle Yoga Classes
LYN KIRKMAN RYT 500, ERYT 200, YACEP, REIKI MASTER, AERIALIST, OWNER
Lyn’s yoga journey started over 6 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 2500 hours of mat yoga training & experience, & over 300 hours of Yin Yoga training & experience. Lyn is continuing her journey to deepen her own practice & education as she finishes her RYT 300 (The Lotus Pond, Tampa, FL) in December 2020. 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.