Think you know all there is to know about yoga? Think again! Launch Awareness Fitness & Yoga Studio, located on Acworth Due West Road in Kennesaw, is revolutionizing the way you think about traditional yoga.
For centuries, yoga has been used to help connect the mind and body. And as health studies regarding yoga increase, so does the knowledge that the benefits are too good to pass up. See if any of these outcomes would benefit you: Yoga can help reduce stress, increase circulation, enhance breathing, reduce cortisol (the stress hormone responsible for belly fat), increase strength, and maintain a healthy weight. (Namaste, indeed!)
If that’s not enough reason to find your downward dog, yoga can also help control pain resulting from cancer, autoimmune disorders, multiple sclerosis or arthritis, among other conditions.
Starting A Revolution
Those benefits are just some of the reasons why Launch Awareness Fitness & Yoga Studio wanted to bring a special facility with a highly trained staff to our community. Founded on the principles of movement, co-owners Jane de Albuquerque and Kelli Carraway wanted to offer their clients a way to train their bodies traditionally while utilizing the newest techniques in the field.
“Don’t think of us as just a yoga program; we focus on moving bodies in many different training practices,” says Carraway.
Light + Movement
The fitness studio itself boasts huge windows that allow natural light to cascade into the spacious and beautiful space. There’s also an area that takes movement to the next level (literally) with aerial yoga (yes, hanging from the ceiling) and Barre offerings. Classes cater to all experience levels, and the staff is highly trained and knowledgeable in many fitness fields, including dance and movement, martial arts and aerial yoga.
Little Black Dress/Little Red Wagon Magazine got a chance to sit down with this dynamic duo and ask them what makes their studio stand out from the rest.
BDRW: Tell us about your studio. What sets your center apart?
LA: We focus on moving bodies with many different training practices. Yoga is just one piece of the fitness puzzle to a complete healthy body and mindset. Our classes all compliment each other and produce big results. Class attendance is capped at 15, which allows for more personal attention to detail and helps us take care of our clients’ individual needs. All instructors are certified to teach classes and have been chosen by us to ensure clients are safe and accepted. All classes are for every level of fitness, and each instructor can modify exercises to ensure success for every client. Classes at Launch are innovative, fun, and we really don’t take our selves too seriously. We love what we do, and our clients love and appreciate that!
BDRW: What training and equipment do you offer?
LA: At Launch, we offer TRX (suspension training), Pilates mat and reformer, yoga, aerial yoga, and qiong. We use our body weight to build strength and silks to stretch them out. This summer we are adding an Indoor Water Rowing Studio to turn up the heat and burn calories! (Stay tuned for ROGA–our exciting new rowing program!)
BDRW: What’s your yoga philosophy and style?
LA: We are way outside the yoga box. Our training is in Hatha and aerial yoga. We offer yoga for everybody. We want all our clients to feel comfortable and successful in our classes.
BDRW: We’ve heard about all the amazing things you’re doing for Cobb. How has your center benefited the community?
LA: We support events in both the Acworth and Kennesaw communities. We are currently sponsoring a race in April for Autism Awareness. We also offer community classes, which are donation only. This allows anyone to attend and experience our studio.
BDRW: What’s the best way to sign up for your programs?
LA: Visit our website launchawareness.com and click the “schedule” tab on the home page. Or, visit your app store and search “Wellness Living Achieve,” download the app and sign up via your smartphone.
Trust us: If you’re looking to launch your fitness level to the next tier, this is the place. The expert staff and picturesque studio are just an added bonus on your journey to re-centering and syncing your mind and body.
3450 Acworth Due West Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144