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ZEN MAFIA


Zen Mafia is a group of yogis, working to make yoga accessible and fun, for all who are interested. We pair yoga with products and services, that people already love, to make yoga more accessible and welcoming to everyone. The co-founders, Stephanie and Kelly met at Raffa Yoga teacher training and were instantaneously drawn together on their very first day. Both ladies have this insurmountable feeling, that they were brought together by fate. Kelly and Stephanie's energy and teaching styles are in synch, but both offer something different creatively. On and off the mat their yin and yang makes magic. Join them on their journey, for lively pop up yoga classes, yoga inspired parties and events, employee yoga, reiki, private yoga classes, belly dancing classes, angel readings, yoga workshops and yoga inspired apparel.

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ZEN MAFIA


Zen Mafia is a group of yogis, working to make yoga accessible and fun, for all who are interested. We pair yoga with products and services, that people already love, to make yoga more accessible and welcoming to everyone. The co-founders, Stephanie and Kelly met at Raffa Yoga teacher training and were instantaneously drawn together on their very first day. Both ladies have this insurmountable feeling, that they were brought together by fate. Kelly and Stephanie's energy and teaching styles are in synch, but both offer something different creatively. On and off the mat their yin and yang makes magic. Join them on their journey, for lively pop up yoga classes, yoga inspired parties and events, employee yoga, reiki, private yoga classes, belly dancing classes, angel readings, yoga workshops and yoga inspired apparel.

 
 

 

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About Us


About Us


   Stephanie Kazanjian

 

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    My name is Stephanie Kazanjian (Zen Intentions), I am a Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor.  I am a co-owner of The Zen Mafia. My journey to yoga, started six years ago as I acquired my MBA and was simultaneously required to sit at a desk all day. My spine and my mind needed a release. Yoga restores the functionality of movement back to your body, from being in a stationary seated position for long periods of a time. Beyond my body, yoga had a release for my mind. As someone who has struggled with anxiety for the majority of my life, I found myself drawn to every pose that targeted the nervous system.

I enrolled in the Raffa Yoga RYTT 200hr training and learned about breathing patterns and how to engage the parasympathetic nervous system during challenging poses in my practice and challenging times in my life. After working at several studios for a year, I decided along with my business partner that our students needed more. We created ZEN MAFIA, to teach flexible classes, that welcomed students of all levels and made yoga fun again. When Stephanie isn’t teaching she loves to cook, play tennis and spend time with her husband, daughter and two dogs (Princess & Kingston).

       Why yoga events and privates, in place of studio classes? The lack of intuitive, schedule friendly classes, makes it hard for people already nervous to try yoga. Even seasoned yogis wanting to deepen their practice, need that personalized attention and assistance from a teacher to grow. By providing personalized yoga classes with flexible schedules, as well as events that incorporate things students already love, yoga becomes a welcoming and deepening experience for everyone.  

 

 

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Kelly Cambio

 

       Kelly holds a Bachelor in Science and had a career in the fashion world before completing a Master’s Degree in Education. Always passionate about health and fitness, and also being diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder caused by a food allergy, she pursued a Fitness Nutrition Certificate to help herself and others when it came to food as medicine.

       Following her heart and intuition, she decided to sign up for yoga teacher training and it changed her life. She loves to share the practice and in the process has gained not only flexibility of body but also a more peaceful mind. Peace is helpful while she is raising her spirited, full of life three children and being co-owner of a retail business, Zen Mafia.

 

 

 

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Christina Pirolli

Yoga has been a part of Christina’s life for over 10 years.  She instantly fell in love with the practice the moment she first stepped onto her mat.  She loved the physical and mental benefits yoga had to offer and discovered some of her happiest moments were on her mat.  Yoga has helped her grow stronger and more flexible, both on and off the mat. Yoga has taught her to live more mindfully and to appreciate all of life’s moments.

Christina earned her RYT200 in 2014.  She was trained in the Baptiste method through Wayland Square Power Yoga.  She completed a weekend-long foundations training with Baron Baptiste. Since then she has been trained in SPA Yoga, PiYo, and has also become certified to teach yoga to military veterans and individuals with PTSD.  She is excited to share her love of yoga with others. She loves to combine creative sequences, a playful spirit, and a dose of inspiration in her classes. There is nothing more rewarding for her than having her students leave with a smile on their faces.  Outside of the studio, Christina is a kindergarten teacher. She loves being at the beach, traveling, and spending time with her friends, family, and bulldog Halsey.

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Christine Gallo

She is the owner of Sunflower Kids Yoga, and brings yoga to children and their caregivers in preschools, daycares or private sessions in homes. She is a certified elementary school teacher with 15+ years of classroom teaching experience, and has practiced yoga for over 20 years. She loves sharing the joy of yoga with children, and has used it along with relaxation and mindfulness in and outside of her classroom and with her own children. She has seen first hand the difference that it makes when a child has tools at their ready to help them manage their emotions. 

Christine is certified as a Kidding Around instructor, and has also trained in Radiant Child and Itsy Bitsy yoga. She is a Trauma Informed Yoga teacher, certified through Yoga Ed. In addition to her yoga training, she has an extensive background and experience using a variety of Social Emotional and Mindfulness methods, including the MindUp program. Christine lives in RI with her husband, two boys and dog. Christine is thrilled to be part of the Zen Mafia!

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Benefits of yoga


Benefits of yoga


Stress relief

Increased physical stamina and strength

Self-reflection and increased awareness

Heightened self-confidence and improved self-image

Improves posture

Pain relief

Better sleep

Increased energy levels

Emotional healing

Increased flexibility

Increased muscle strength and tone

Improved respiration,energy and vitality

Maintain a balanced metabolism

Weight reduction

Cardio and circulatory health

Protection from injury

Prevents cartilage and joint breakdown

Protects your spine

Betters your bone health

Increases your blood flow

Drains your lymphs and boosts immunity

Drops your blood pressure

Regulates your adrenal glands

Resets your nervous system

Lowers blood sugar

Helps you focus

Improves your balance

Releases tension in your limbs

Helps you sleep deeper

Boosts your immune system functionality 

Prevents digestive problems

Gives you peace of mind

Supports your connective tissue