azItala, LLC is committed to providing a welcoming and safe yoga studio where the community of the Minneapolis Northwest Metropolitan Area can come to learn, grow strength, empower through postures, or relax and lose themselves in meditation. A studio where anyone can come to practice yoga guided by certified instructors holding to pure intentions of the 8-limbed yoga path resulting in peaceful mediation, stress relief, weight loss, strength building, and or peace. Central to the mission of azItala, LLC is the belief that commands deep respect for individuals in and outside the company and supports the communities of which they are a part.



Tanya Rice, Owner and manager of azItala, LLC, is a focused and driven, long-time athlete who has seen firsthand the benefit of hot yoga.  She has a Bachelor’s degree, and is fully trained and certified to teach yoga. Tanya has been a project manager for 18 years, and has served on many non-profit organization teams.  Tanya, an Elk River resident, is an athletic wife, mother, daughter, sister and aunt, who is passionate about service to others.  Tanya is involved in church, youth sports, and community fund raisers in the Elk River community.  Tanya desires to teach anyone she knows about her passion for physical and spiritual well-being through yoga practice.  Tanya is also employed with Summit Fire Protection as a Project Manager, and Lead Designer.


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I hot yoga at Azitala.

Hey Team! I did enjoy it and will be back.  I feel like I just stepped into a whole orchard full of ripe peaches … that remain fresh 365 days a year!

I have a bunch of Yoga books, even a box full of videos but never really figured it out.  I even paid for Amazon prime membership just to have better access to yoga videos.  The videos are too fast or too slow or “I cant do that!”  Then I paid for a personal trainer to help and started figuring little bits here and there, way better than a book or video.  My old man body started feeling more flexible and less pain and tightness after a weekend of overdoing it and a week of sitting in the office.  A few visits with a personal trainer is not really enough to discover how to do this efficiently and make it part of our life, like we brush our teeth.  I still couldn’t figure out how to do it at home on my own, after a weekend of too many activities or waking up in a hotel with a bad back or after sitting on a plane for too long.  Today I feel like having a mentor or a team of mentors, like team Azitala, will help anyone discover it much more efficiently and in the most healthy way.  Also much more affordable than boxes of books and videos and personal trainers.  Skip the do it yourself stuff when learning.  Get a mentor!

My only regret is that it took this long for me to develop the courage to step through the door into azitala yoga studio.  I was intimidated by the hot yoga thing.  But after just one visit with Sue, I must say that was as good as ANY 60 minute massage!  All this and so much more,  for 10 bucks!  Yah, I will be back.  I think this could be one of the top three discoveries of 2018 for me.

Cheers, Scott Runde


Shakti Flow for you.
I just wanted to share my experience with shakti flow 2 weekends ago. First of all, the class is absolutely awesome! It's so much fun and Michelle is a great leader! While in our final shavasana that day tears began to stream down my face and I really had no reason why it was happening??? I gathered myself together and left the studio but once I got to my car the the tears began to flow like a fountain. It continued on until I got home and could breath again. It was such a cleansing experience, obviously I hold a lot in and I had teared up a few other times like this after class but nothing like shakti. I wanted you to know how valuable this class is and just how appreciative I feel that you can offer it at the studio. Yesterday's class was just as good. I left with a comepletely different feeling of lightness and empowered to face the world. Yoga is such a gift!! — anonymous

Yoga is so much more.
Having just celebrated my first twelve months of yoga practice, I wanted to express my gratitude to all of the instructors at azItala. I have learned much from each of you and I am very thankful. My central motivation at the beginning of my practice was to lose weight and increase strength and flexibility. I have done all of that and more. Through my practice, I have lost over 40 lbs., developed sculpted arms to rival Michelle Obama, and have eliminated the need for frequent chiropractic visits. Yoga is great exercise! Anyone who has taken Kim’s strength class or Molly’s active flow knows that yoga is a great cardio workout. Or holding postures in Tanya’s static until your legs shake. But yoga is so much more. As a foodie and stress eater, I know I will always struggle with my weight. However, I have found that my practice is a great stress reliever. You have all become voices in my head teaching non-judgment and detachment. As a confirmed non-athlete, it is amazing that I have grown my practice to 3-4 classes per week. I would never have done this if it weren’t for the varied class schedule that alternately challenges me and provides positive mental energy. Thank you all for a great year! — Susan M. Kadlec

Get in shape.
Absolutely love Azitala! This studio has helped me get in shape and made a yogi out of me! — Mandy Jensen

Wonderful results, both physically and mentally.
So thankful for azItala! The teachers and classes are amazing! I enjoyed classes daily for 6 months and saw wonderful results, both physically and mentally. I recently went for my annual physical and found out my cholesterol had dropped 40 points from 220 down to 180. It is a blessing to have in Elk River! — Chanda Tanaka

Each class is labeled accordingly.
Love the studio and the teachers. They all seem to be very involved in each and every class. And I think each class is labeled accordingly for those newer yogis not sure which class to take. — Laura Seagren

Helpful, encouraging and passionate.
I just discovered hot yoga a couple of months ago, and it is my new love!! This studio is awesome because it is welcoming and friendly, and the instructors are fabulous-so helpful, encouraging and passionate! Going to azItala classes is a highlight of my week! — Jeannie Paris

Beginner or advanced.
I have been so happy to have azItala in Elk River, close to home! The instructors and variety of classes give my mind and body what it needs every time I attend. If you are a beginner or advanced, you can find a class to fit your needs! — Liz Ahern

Love this place! Very welcoming and great teachers! — Leah Dirkes

All shapes and sizes.
I couldn't be more in love with hot yoga and azItala gave me that! As an obese woman with no yoga experience i have NEVER once felt unwelcome or out of place! In fact, the complete opposite! Everyone is so friendly, welcoming and encouraging! I highly recommend it to everyone of all shapes and sizes! — Heather Enyart

Leave feeling like a million bucks.
Fabulous studio, wonderful instructors! I've loved all the classes so far, but definitely try one that's'll leave feeling like a million bucks! — Dee Kesselring

Every instructor is truly fantastic! I was very nervous to attend my first class, however, once I walked in the door I immediately felt comfortable. Hot yoga is FABULOUS!!! — Nicole Tietz