Jane

E-RYT 500, Co-Owner

Jane has been involved in competitive sports since a very young age and began practicing Iyengar yoga in the mid-90s as a means to treat chronic knee problems. Jane soon found that the mind–body connection of yoga far outweighed the physical benefits, and became conscious of how yoga complements athletics, as well as enhances the functional movement of every day life. She wanted to share her knowledge of yoga with others and is now registered with the Yoga Alliance at the experienced 500-hour level. Jane has continued her study of yoga with JJ Gormley, Sage Rountree, Doug Keller, Sadie Nardini, David Keil and many others. Jane is also trained to instruct aerial yoga, bodyART, TRX, rowing, SilverSneakers and is a certified personal trainer with the American Council on Exercise. Jane is eager to assist everyone in obtaining the physical and mental benefits of living healthy.

 

Kelli

E-RYT 500, Co-Owner

Kelli earned her Nursing License from Bishop State Community College in 1992. She practiced nursing in a number of settings in Atlanta, including working with multiple doctors in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as beginning a skin care business. For stress management and fitness Kelli took a yoga class in 1996 and found her deep and forgotten roots to her childhood love of gymnastics. Stretching as a young gymnast became yoga as an adult! Kelli’s path has found its way teaching faculty and students at Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta Falcons and private in home clients. Kelli’s love of teaching allows for a deep opening to heal oneself from the inside out. Kelli is registered with Yoga Alliance at the E-500 level and has studied the therapeutics of yoga with JJ Gormley. Kelli is also certified to teach Aerial Yoga, Rewind Yoga, TRX, and bodyART Fitness. Kelli’s vision of Launch Awareness Yoga Centre is to provide a vessel for women to begin the process of exercising their spirits as a way to energize their femininity and create a space to explore and discover personal inner power. Furthermore, this discovery of inner power finding its way to husbands, partners, children and the community to serve each of us for our betterment.

Cara

RYT 200, Aerial Yoga, Barre, TRX, Rowing, Pilates

Cara was first introduced to yoga through her dance studio when she was about 13 years old.  She danced with Ruth Mitchell Dance Theater for 13 years, and during that time dabbled in Yoga and Pilates.  After she ended her dance training, she missed the physicality and movement of dance and eventually found Launch Awareness Fitness Studio through friends.  After her first Aerial Yoga class she was hooked! She began to take all of the classes that Launch Awareness offered and fell in love with yoga and the studio.   Yoga serves to remind her of her roots in Ballet, but it also provides the mental, physical, and spiritual connection that only yoga can provide.  Cara is TRX certified, certified in CPR and First Aid, and is a graduate of Launch Awareness’s 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training.  Currently, she teaches TRX, Pilates, yoga and aerial yoga.  She feels so blessed to be a part of the Launch Awareness Family and she hopes that she will help you find peace and renewal at the studio.  She feels that body awareness and body appreciation are very important, and she hopes to help people find strength, appreciation, and love through her classes.

Neila

RYT 500, E-RYT 200, Aerial Yoga, Barre, Rowing

Neila began her yoga practice in the late 90’s after her daughter was born, but had gotten away from it.  She was excited when she heard Launch Awareness opened. Neila was about to turn 50.  She was losing her flexibility and was twenty pounds overweight. Neila did not want to be fat and 50, so she attended morning aerial yoga class and tried several different yoga classes that Launch Awareness offered. Neila’s new career is a blessing. With the encouragement from Jane, Kelli and her family, she enrolled in yoga teacher training and received her RYT-200 certification through LAYC. She is registered with Yoga Alliance. Neila received her 500-hour Yoga Alliance certification with Sadie Nardini. She utilizes Sadie’s Core Strength Vinyasa style in her classes. Neila is also a certified Rewind Yoga instructor. Rewind Yoga is designed for students 65 and over. She is also a SilverSneakers instructor. Neila loves teaching and watching her students get stronger just as she has. When Neila is not in the studio, she enjoys spending time with her family and dogs (who are also people). She loves baking especially around the holidays. She started a pottery business with her daughter. Neila also likes to work in the yard and enjoys thriller novels. Come let her be your yoga tour guide.

Grace

RYT 500, Professional Yoga Therapist, Qigong, Tai Chi, Rowing

Until an automobile accident changed her life, Grace had been involved in a variety of competitive sports.  Before her accident, she practiced yoga as a way to prevent sports injuries, and qigong to stay focused and calm during competitive events.  Through her recovery she found profound healing in yoga, qigong and tai chi. Since her recovery she has been able to teach others to how to utilize these practices for a healthier life.  As a Certified Adaptive Yoga teacher, Grace serves those with various levels of ability and those with disabilities. Grace’s love of athletics remains and she has stayed involved in sports by teaching professional and college athletes. Her personal practice spans over 20 years.  As an instructor she has trained in the U.S.A ., Hainan Province of China and Ecuador. Grace has a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and has had a lengthy, successful career in the medical field. Her passion is to help others connect with their innate ability to heal and thrive through mind-body practices.

Trinity

RYT 200

Trinity has been immersed in yoga since childhood, as she grew up in the yoga studio with her mother. She became certified to teach yoga in 2017 in both fitness and children’s styles. In January, she traveled to Portland, OR to deepen her knowledge of BUTI yoga and was one of only 15 out of 30 students to certify as a BUTI yoga instructor through master trainer, Nani Berger. Since that time, both her practice and teaching continues to grow. She has worked with a wide range of populations including postpartum moms, seniors, dancers and everyone in between. Her yoga classes are motivational, upbeat and inspiring and savasana is always incredibly relaxing!

Crystal

RYT 200

A lifelong dancer and distance runner, Crystal found yoga after a back injury after the 2016 Chicago Marathon.  Frustrated with the sudden inability to run, a friend brought her to Launch for her first yoga class and she was instantly hooked.  Realizing that yoga made her comfortable with being still and reflecting internally she decided to pursue her 200 hour certification to be able to help others find the relief, comfort and inner peace she has experienced in her own journey.  Crystal specializes in teaching yogis with sports injuries or physical limitations.

Andrea

RYT 200, Aerial Yoga, Pilates, TRX, Barre

It was in Mexico City that I experienced my first yoga class. Since then I fell in love with the beautiful practice, and the way it made me feel.  I found myself through yoga!  In 2014 I decided to study, and trained at Core Bodyworks to deepen my practice, learn and acquire my RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance.  It became not only a part of my life, but the primary focus.  I am lucky to get to do what I love, and share this beautiful practice with the world.  I am also a certified Aerial Yoga Instructor, Pilates Instructor, a Health Coach and a Reiki Master.  My belief is that everyone can benefit from a daily yoga practice; incorporating; body awareness, balance, strength and flexibility, pranayama, and meditation, all of which are incorporated in my classes.