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Who Are We?

We are a yoga studio on a mission to bring authentic connection back to daily life

We are a collective of teachers and wellness practitioners who deeply care for our community. Our purpose is to be a sanctuary for mindful and creative self-inquiry through the practice of movement, breath and meditation. 

All of you is welcome here. We are a "good vibes sometimes" space. We understand that life is not always puppies and rainbows, and that being force fed Love and Light all of the time can wear you down, and even make you feel worse. We practice radical self-acceptance here, we are open to hold space for your best and worst feeling days. It is ok to not be ok, and we are also here to celebrate when you feel your best self. 

This is really all just a practice! We offer classes for all levels, and while we do not have an advanced class on the schedule, our classes offer advanced poses as options if you choose to challenge yourself in that way. Our schedule is well rounded, so one day you may power up and sweat a bit and then the next you have the option of an hour of deep stretch and relaxation. Our bodies love diversity, so trying all of our classes and seeing which create balance for you is the best way to build yourself a consistent practice schedule. 

We are REAL people and we love our community! We strive to create a space of inclusion, authenticity and fun! Yes, that's right, we are fun! Life can get so serious, and why should we take that into our movement practice? Our bodies like to have fun, they love movement and laughter. Come Riot with us, in a Zen sort of way of course! 

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OUR TEAM

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JENN CRAWFORD

Owner, Yoga Instructor

Jenn Crawford is a certified Yoga instructor and owner of Zen Riot Studio. She aims to create a community that is united by leading healthy, happy, body-positive lifestyles. The motto at Zen Riot is "Yoga for Every Body", and it is something Jenn is very passionate about. Yoga is not about putting your body into shapes, it is about taking your body and mind out of the shapes that society and the modern world has put you in and creating space inside to foster, honor, and grow the love within. Jenn hopes to lead a practice that feeds the soul through body and breath awareness and emphasizes that the physical postures themselves are a way to nourish the vehicle our soul travels in. Jenn is a 500 E-RYT and a Continuing Education provider as well as a Reiki Master and Bodyworker.  Jenn offers Integrative Healing Sessions and Therapeutic Bodywork at the studio. She looks forward to meeting, practicing with, and guiding the wonderful people in the neighborhood!

INDIA  ALLEN

Yoga Instructor, Admin Assistant, Massage Therapist

India is a yoga teacher, writer, soon to be licensed massage therapist. She is a lover of quotes & asanas, the changing of seasons, old books, the human body, tattoos, women’s health & chai tea. She has an English degree from BSU, & her 200hr RYT from Shanti Yoga Teacher Training in Boise, where she originally discovered her love for alignment & the intricacies and wonders of the human body. 

 

India’s been leading classes for the last 5 years with a love & respect for building upon strong foundations. She offers a variety of classes that nourish the body & mind; always with the goal to empower her students to cultivate a co-creative relationship between the head & the heart. She is here to help others find the freedom & release this practice offers so they can comfortably and competently move their bodies through life. Often sharing meditations & poetry as part of her teaching, she provides you with a truly profound experience. 

 

She believes in open minds, open hearts, the power of plants, the breath, & inspiring others to take charge of their body literacy so they can feel their very best.

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CRYSTAL MOORE

Yoga Instructor, Energy Healing Practitioner

Crystal is a holistic healing guide. She has a huge passion for building and connecting to the community aroudn her. Crystal came to find holistic/metaphysical healing during her “rock bottom” and meditation and reiki practices saved her life.  Since discovering these practices, she has founded a woman’s community support group: “Magenta 31,”  where she discovered the joy of teaching. This led her to leaving a 20-year career in the beauty industry to serve as a metaphysical life and yoga/meditation coach. Recently she opened a physical location in Boise, ID, and now offers her  signature service- The Ultimate Healing Facial! Where she has blended her experience as an esthetician with her passion for holistic healing!

RACHAEL BARRON

Yoga Instructor

Rachael’s yoga journey started 13 years ago with the desire to connect with her body after the birth of her son. It took her a few years of home practice before working up the courage to go to an in-studio class. She has been a student at Zen Riot for five years prior to completing her 200 HR YTT. When not in the studio she can be found in the laboratory where she works as a scientist in the field of agriculture. She advocates for wellness and mindfulness in the workplace and brings the practice of yoga to her coworkers by teaching regular lunchtime sessions. She is honored to be teaching at Zen Riot, a space that has brought her so much peace and joy!

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STEVI GACEK

Yoga Instructor

Stevi discovered the practice of yoga through videos during her teens. She credits the births of each of her three children to the deepening of her practice which eventually led her to take her 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2018. Interestingly, for her subsequent 300 hour training in 2021, she was able to study under the instructor from the videos that began her practice.
Stevi is inspired by the youth and has a special interested in teaching yoga to teenagers. She is a fan of the human condition and believes breath and movement are our best navigational
tools. Being in nature, travelling, and enjoying live music with her family bring her the utmost
joy. Yoga is a feeling. Let’s practice.

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Holly believes in teaching yoga as a therapeutic tool for better health, increased mind/body awareness and a deeper connection to self. She has a strong foundation in body-mechanics with a background as a fitness instructor and mind-body practitioner since 2000. Holly has developed programs locally in the hospital and community settings and speaks at conferences on the benefits of mindfulness and mind/body connection. Holly received her 500 hour teacher training through Shanti Yoga School, along with her Prenatal Yoga teacher Certification. Even with her full time job as a nurse and educator, and her part-time yoga teaching activities, Holly still manages to find the time to cultivate her own joy spending time with her husband backpacking and exploring. She brings a sense of light-hearted wonder and humor to her teaching and her classes will leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.

HOLLY LAMMER

Yoga Instructor

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Aaron offers guidance and support as a 200 hr Yoga Instructor, Certified Well-Being Coach, and Reiki Energy Practitioner. Aaron seeks to provide insight and wisdom during class, assisting students in practice through mindful movement, safe posture, and body/breath awareness. Recognizing that we are all on our own path of healing and discovery, Aaron honors the individual and encourages reflection and exploration of each persons’ unique yoga practice. Incorporating asana, breathwork, and meditation, Aaron designs offerings for students to find a safe, welcoming community space where every body can be a yoga body.

AARON BISHOP

Yoga Instructor

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HALEY CUBERO

Yoga Instructor

Haley is a 200-hr registered yoga instructor, a Reiki II practitioner, NASM personal trainer, and holds a Master's degree in teaching. Her number one goal is to hold space for you to tap into the incredible ability to express, heal, and balance yourself. She wants you to kick 'Big Pharma' to the side and take any dis - ease into your own magical hands with the incredible tool that yoga is. After all, we are all walking each other home. :) A better you is a better we, which means a better community!

 

When she isn't teaching, you'll find her foraging in the city, concocting plant medicines in the kitchen, holding full moon ceremonies by the river, or chasing trails in the mountains in our beautiful Idahome.

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BILLY EDNEY

Yoga Instructor

MYKEL BROTZMAN

Yoga Instructor

Mykel is a life- long lover of Yoga and all things spiritual. She is trained and attuned in 3 lineages of Reiki, and loves to combine the wisdom of energy with the physical presence of the body through movement and breath. She received her 200 hour YTT certificate in 2023, she is excited to connect with her students through her passion and love for this practice. She is a huge lover of the Earth and deeply passionate about plants, nature, and bringing people together.  In her free time you can find her camping, hiking, or enjoying natural hot springs with her husband, newborn baby, and two dogs.

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NANCY KUMMER

Yoga Instructor

KRISTIN MERREN

Yoga Instructor

My name is Kristin and I’m a certified yoga instructor who believes in the importance of creating a neutral, inclusive, and non-judgmental space where students can explore the physical and emotional benefits of yoga while feeling supported and seen.

I am intimately familiar with the uncertainty and sometimes fear, that can come with the process of rediscovering oneself and embracing new practices like yoga. How difficult it can be to trust oneself for the first time after a lifetime of being told what to believe or how to live. Because of this I guide using my deep sense of empathy and compassion to cultivate mindfulness.

Through a combination of physical asanas, breathwork, and meditation, I encourage self-compassion, self-awareness, and self-acceptance. Creating a nurturing space for personal growth and transformation, I meet my students where they are and help them develop a practice that works for them, whether they are beginners or experienced yogis.

If you are someone looking to overcome your fear of yoga and discover the transformative power of this beautiful practice, I would be honored to guide you on your journey. Let's work together to foster mindfulness, self-awareness, and inner peace, one breath at a time.

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