Up North: Runa Yoga holds classes at Bent Paddle

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Working out, lifting weights, staying active, things that are a mainstay for people here in the Northland. But with the recent snow, people are transitioning to doing those activities indoors, this time at Bent Paddle Brewing.

“We are doing yoga and beverage at Bent Paddle. We have been teaching these classes here for, I think, about seven years. It’s really just an opportunity to have people come into community move, breathe, get a little playful and really just have a little bit of fun,” said Co-Owner of Runa Yoga Michelle Cartier.

The experience is for people who may be a little intimidated by a traditional studio and want to explore other settings. All while enjoying the possibilities of collaborations with local businesses.

“We have always really valued Bent Paddle and their business style, what they stand for and that really aligns with us. We do other collaborations across the city and that’s just a big part of what we do is getting out of our normal space and just trying to meet people where they are,” Cartier continued.

Participants are encouraged to sign-up beforehand and bring their own yoga mat.

With winter classes taking place right in the old tap room while spring, summer, and fall classes are scheduled for the new updated outdoor lawn space.

“We live in a climate that is a little intense at times. So it can be hard to stay motivated, move, or get that inspiration. But I think one of the awesome things about Duluth is the people. Lifting each other up, getting out there and making friends with our environment. Trying to find more intention and change our mindset, which can be really helpful in these hard, cold seasons for some people,” concluded Cartier.

In case you missed out on this time, the event returns to Bent Paddle on the second Sunday of every month.

Runa Yoga also offers a plethora of different class options for all active styles, CLICK HERE for their website.