Meet the owners

Ann Maxwell

E-RYT 500, Certified Yoga Therapist, Somatic Educator, MAed

Ann has been owner of Yoga North studio since December 2001.  She holds a masters degree as well as certification in Hatha Yoga, Yoga for Cancer Survivors and is an experienced teacher trainer and yoga therapist. She gets great satisfaction in supporting the teachers in training to find their niche, grow their skills and become great yoga teachers and therapists. She lives on the edge of the wilderness in Yoga North’s retreat center on Jasper Lake in Ely, MN. Ann brings the spirit of adventure and curiosity to her expertise as a yoga instructor and business owner, grounding her ability in the practicality and expertise of the body. Ann is a model of yogic living for her students and brings a sense of wisdom and fun to the daily practice of yoga.

Molly McManus

E-RYT 500, Certified Yoga Therapist, Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, Somatic Educator

Molly has flirted with yoga and Eastern Philosophy all her life. She found her home in Duluth and committed to the practice and teaching at Yoga North ISYI. She enjoys teaching specialized workshops and her work as faculty for the International SomaYoga Institute that is one of only 23 schools in the world that certifies yoga teachers and therapists.

Molly is sought out for her special areas of interest with chronic pain and stress in classes like SomaYoga for Chronic Pain, Making a Change for Good- 30 Days to Compassionate Self-Discipline, The Chemistry of Joy, and Yoga for Stress, Anxiety, Depressions, and PTSD. Molly has not only studied these areas extensive she has up close and personal experience with the incredible efficacy of Yoga Therapy with her own journey through chronic pain, depressions and anxiety.

She engages in continuous training in anatomy, therapeutic yoga, adaptive yoga, and neuromuscular re-education techniques, as well as any great yogic philosophy courses she can find. The diversity in her interests, background, education and experience help her to create a relaxed, inviting and fun atmosphere to teach the wildly beneficial life skills of yoga.