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Co-owner of Runa Yoga Jessie Erickson has over 10 years experience as a yoga practitioner and over 8 years experience as a yoga/fitness instructor. She holds an E-200 RYT hours Training Certificate from Yoga Alliance and has over 2500 hours of teaching experience. 


Erickson has a unique and engaging approach to teaching; she brings kindness and nurture to her classroom, which creates an environment that fosters growth through curiosity. Erickson believes that we can make the world a better place by first making our lives better.

When she is not teaching, you can find Jessie either  skiing or hiking with her family. Enjoying the laughter and joys that life brings. 



Co-owner of Runa Yoga Michelle Cartier has been practicing yoga for approximately 12 years.  She is a certified instructor as an E-RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance and a graduate of The Yoga Center of Minneapolis. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Exercise Physiology with an emphasis on Cardiac Rehabilitation from The College of Saint Scholastica. Cartier has also worked in the healthcare system of cardiology at Essentia Health. In addition to her work in the healthcare system, Michelle has also been a passionate supporter of the local farming community and sustainably produced food systems. It is her strong belief that optimal health and wellness is achieved when the mind and body are both treated and supported as one.  She feels grateful to be a lifelong student of the practice of yoga and for the opportunity to share that passion with others.

Contact us today and join us for one of our wellness classes.


Your Wellness Professionals

Runa Yoga was founded in 2014 in Duluth, MN in order to support and foster the sense of mindfulness and peace in the surrounding community. We offer a variety of approaches to achieve and maintain your optimal health. Whether you are experiencing pain or simply want to improve your physical and mental wellbeing, Runa Yoga provides a healing and friendly environment to do so.


The Runa Yoga team is comprised of qualified health specialists ready to put their energy and skills towards helping you reach your goals. Everyone at our center believes in establishing a balance and flow in the body. Get in touch to learn more about our incredible team — we’re looking forward to being a part of your healthy lifestyle.