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.
Donna Shimshock RYT 200
Donna Shimshock is an RYT 200 Certified Yoga Instructor. Donna began practicing yoga after sustaining a foot injury. She then fell in love with yoga after her first class and began to make it a daily practice. She tried every style of yoga available to her and dove into books about yoga history, philosophy, & Sanskrit.
After 3 years of daily practice, she knew the next step for her was to teach. After receiving her RYT 200 Certification, she taught beginner & Gentle yoga, Vinyasa Levels 1 & 2, yoga for athletes, & children’s yoga. She took her practice even further by attending various workshops including arm balances, inversions, pranayama, & Yin Yoga.
When she is not on her mat, you can find her on the water paddle boarding, or exercising at a local gym.
Donna Teaches Friday Power Flow 6p & Sunday Slow Flow 9a
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 Friday Restorative Yoga 10a (starting Nov 22nd) & Sunday Yin Yoga 4p (starting Nov 17th)
Debra Borghetti RYT 200
Amazed by a friend who practiced yoga as a teen, Debra asked her friend to teach her yoga. She was amazed at the positive changes in her body. Then, as an adult living in the Northeast, Bikram hot yoga was very popular. After her first class she was amazed again at what yoga does for the mind, body & spirit.
She was always interested in becoming a yoga instructor. After 20 years of nursing, single motherhood, & then moving to Florida, it finally happened. The journey began.
She received her 200 Hour Yoga Alliance teacher certification at Studio 108. It was a life changing experience. Also, a certified Silver Sneakers teacher, senior fitness is close to her heart. But, Yoga is her first love. With an open heart she continues her lifetime yoga journey.
Debra is known for her authentic, non-judgmental teaching style & compassion-centered philosophy. She encourages growth of the physical & spiritual self, citing the interconnection to each other, to the world & to the universe at large.
Debra teaches Sunrise Vinyasa Tuesday & Thursday 6a
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 will sub a variety of non-aerial classes & host specialty workshops.