U N W I N D . R E C H A R G E . C O N N E C T.
JEM Yoga + Massage is more than just a studio. It is a wellness studio; a place for one to feel whole, connected, and at peace. A place where all walks of life are welcomed; no matter what your story is, we hope everyone feels as though our studio is a place for you to call home.
JEM first started out as just a dream. A dream that quickly turned into a reality upon Joella's return home from Yoga Training School. It took a handful of hard-working and generous friends to help turn that beautiful, old building into the sacred place that it is today. Because of people like you, we are able to grow and still call this place home.
Earth Day, 2015, was our very first yoga class at the studio. The butterflies that trickled in weeks before our opening and the look of shock on all of our face's when nearly 30 people showed up for our first class, will never be forgotten. Our studio has come a long way since that first class, and our teaching's continue to grow and improve with every day that we are lucky enough to share this beautiful, sacred practice.
"There has been sweat, tears and pain through this journey of becoming a studio owner, a business owner, a teacher, and a therapist, but I wouldn't change it for the world. With every foot that steps through that door, I feel honored enough to have the opportunity to give each and every person my undivided attention, yogi and massage wisdom, and unconditional love through the healing power of yoga and massage in a place I call my second home. What an honor it is to serve you!"- Joella
JEM feels honored to be able to offer you trained and professional teachers and therapists from Duluth, MN and surrounding areas. And come January 2018, we are very excited to have the opportunity to welcome TWO more teachers to our team. Our team is small, yet strong, and each teacher and thereapists is selectively handpicked to help offer consistency, and a wide variety of styles to fit your needs, because after all; we are all uniquely different, requiring different desires and needs.
The Meaning Behind our Logo
the Power behind three + the Triangle
Three is a mysterious and potent number that frequently appears throughout our lives. The meaning of Yoga means to "yoke", or "unite", Mind, Body, and Soul. The three sides of the triangle, represents Mind, Body, and Soul; that of Earth, Space, and Heaven; that of birth, life, and death; that of past, present, and future. The most sacred Eastern Mantra and the universal sound, OM, is made up of three audible sounds (A-U-M).
JEM, this space we have created; is made up of three letters.
The Triangle represents many different trinities in our world. The Hindu trinity is of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. They are respectively the creator, the preserver, and destroyer of the universe. This trinity represents the Divine.
Three, in the form of a triangle, is a basic element for our physical practice and well-being. While in seated meditation, we can envision the top of the triangle as our head, and the sides as our right and left knees. The top of the triangle that points upward, represents our ability to move into higher consciousness. Where the overlapping Triangles can be summed up as: that which is below is also that which is above.
In yoga, our aim is to invite as much clarity (sattva) into our lives, while avoiding ignorance (tamas) and agitation (raja) as possible. In order to do this, we stand our ground and build courage through the three points of the triangle; groundedness, courage, and focus.
A triangle is so much more than a three pointed shape. Yes, as you can see from reading above, it embodies our essence without us even realizing it. No matter how much pressure you put on a triangle, it can not break; the triangle is the strongest shape and we believe you are too!
At JEM Yoga and Massage, we want you to feel whole every time you step into our studio and every time you leave, because our home is your home; and you deserve to walk with your head held high and your heart full of love every day. We want to help you balance out all three sides of your life so your triangle is complete; full of your desires, hopes, and dreams.
How often do you see the triangle? Look around, find your triangle everywhere you go and let it be your courage, your guide, and your strength. Notice how many you spot in any given day and take a moment to absorb it's subtle energy. Triangles may soon become your favorite shape!