About Us

 
 
 Photo by: Bailey Aro Photography

Photo by: Bailey Aro Photography

 
 
 Photo by: Bailey Aro Photography

Photo by: Bailey Aro Photography

 

Joella Miller

E-RYT 200 | JEM Yoga & Massage

Joella lives in Duluth, MN with her wonderful boyfriend and adorable puppy, where they enjoy spending most of their time outside exploring the beautiful shores of Lake Superior. Duluth has not always been a place Joella has called home, but over the past five years of learning the ways of the northland, she couldn’t feel more honored to call not only Duluth her home, but Minnesota as well. Minnesota with all of its beauty, will always hold a special place within Joella’s heart.

As an owner and operator of her own Yoga and Massage Studio in Duluth; JEM Yoga and Massage, Joella teaches a wide range of classes from; Gentle & Yin, to Vinyasa & Power. Joella has been practicing yoga for over 13 years and has had the honor to attend classes taught by some of the most authentic yogis known. Having received her RYT200 HR in the Bahamas, Joella was able to experience life on an Ashram where she submerged herself into the yogic lifestyle for over a month. This experienced forever changed her yoga practice and attitude towards the world. Joella is thrilled to be able to share such a magical experience with others around the state and hopes you find comfort, and acceptance as you learn to let go and be in the present moment.

Holistic Health is a big part of Joella’s life. Not only does Joella teach a wide range of Yoga Classes, she is also a licensed Massage Therapist specializing in Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Pregnancy Massage. Joella uses Coconut Oil and Essential oils during her sessions (please specify if you desire something different). Massage is a great way to release tension and toxins that linger in the body, treat yourself to a whole body wellness experience with yoga and massage during your stay!

 

Bryana Cook

Ryt 200 | Northern Namaste Yoga

Bryana lives in a small, rural, northern Minnesota town called Longville; deep in the woods with her husband, 2 dogs, and cat. They all share a great love of northern Minnesota's woods and waters.

Bryana is a School Social Worker and also operates her own grassroots yoga business: Northern Namaste Yoga.

Bryana loves outdoor adventure, hiking through the trees, swimming in lakes, paddling, camping, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, walking with her dogs, sleeping, reading, journaling, gardening, laughing, and yoga. 

Bryana is a 200 hr Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance. She teaches fluid vinyasa flow classes and gentle flow classes. Bryana has been practicing yoga for over 13 years: hatha, vinyasa, ashtanga, yin. She loves learning. One of the reasons she loves yoga is that the lessons of the practice are endless.

 
 Photo by: Bailey Aro Photography

Photo by: Bailey Aro Photography

 
 Photo By: Bailey Aro Photography

Photo By: Bailey Aro Photography

Amanda Imes

Corepower yoga sculpt | Superior Paddle

Amanda seems to be most herself when reading, writing, planning or attending a theme party, traveling with her husband, visiting glaciers, dancing like a crazy woman, laughing, and when outside. She melts (and complains) when the thermostat exceeds 80 degrees and plans her life to avoid large crowds, traffic and big cities. She owns and operates a paddleboard outfitter in Duluth, SUPerior Paddle, with her husband and french bulldog Loki.

She is certified to teach yoga through Core Power yoga.

“As a teacher, I’ve found so many interesting new friends on the mat. Like anyone, I have bad days. Life breaks my heart sometimes. However, I always do my best to bring my best version of myself to class as a teacher. I know that some of my students might be having a difficult week too, and that one hour on the mat might just be the hour that turns their week around. I have yet to make it further than 45 seconds into a class with a bad attitude.

Teaching fulfills me. I leave class feeling joyful. That is what yoga (and writing) do for me - they save my life sometimes. They are my secret lifeline to joy, forgiveness, groundedness, serenity- to the truest version of myself.

Can’t wait to lead you in journaling practice, crafts, silliness, and an epic yoga sculpt dance party.”


 

Stacy Nightwine

Essential Oils Guru & Best MN Accent

We love Stacy’s energy, accent, and helpful go-getter attitude so much we asked her to be our Karma Yoga Assistant & expert on all things "oils".   She has told us several times she “never wants to miss a retreat!!” & we don’t want her to either. Here’s more about our lovely Stacy:

 

My name is Stacy Nightwine and I was born and raised in a small town on the North shore called Two Harbors. I grew up the only girl with four brothers, and they blessed me with ten nieces, and nephews ages 6 months to 19. Family gatherings are quite entertaining in our family.  


I now live with my husband 10 miles north of Two Harbors on our land with our fur babies, two pups, and two kitties. (I am working on the mini donkey and goats.)


We enjoy the simple life and the great outdoors. We love to snowshoe, and ice fish in the winter. I have been trying to learn how to snowmobile (that’s quite comical).

In the summer we enjoy fishing on Lake Superior on our boat, and cramming all the fun summer activities in we can.

Over the years I have been slowly trying to become healthier. First, I started with fad diets, and over-exercising, which made my thyroid go downhill. About 3.5 years ago I started using Young Living Essential oils, and they helped eliminate a lot of over-the-counter drugs, and prescriptions we were using. I started to learn more, and more about how chemicals, and food can affect our health. We then started eating more healthy, and eliminating household chemicals; using a lot of young living products. It sure has made a huge difference in our home.

I love to constantly learn new things about how to be healthier, in the mind and body. I love connecting with people of all walks of life, and I love YOGA! It’s my fun healthy way to be social. I can’t wait to spend time with you all in one of the most beautiful places.