Shala Yoga Studio is located in the lower level of the Compass Center for Healing in downtown Stillwater, a unique building known for being the host to many spiritual practitioners. With over 500 square feet, Shala Yoga Studio offers a serene, meditative and healing environment that has been designed with intention and creativity. Everything we do at the Studio is done with authenticity and love. Here you will be immersed in a more spiritual style of classes and feel welcome in our Space. Shala Yoga is a true home of healing. 

Shala Yoga has heated hardwood floors for gently heated classes as well as acoustic panels for improved sound quality. The wall paint has been mixed with selenite powder so students immediately feel the soothing energy of the room and the space is beautifully designed with healing elements and selective decor.

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All Shala Yoga teachers are certified to instruct yoga.

Our Teachers


Madeline O'Donoghue is the owner and founder of Shala Yoga Studio in Stillwater. She completed her 200 hour training in South Africa in 2016 which led to the inspiration of opening her own studio where students can practice yoga in a healing, authentic and sacred environment. She has studied under highly skilled teachers and views her studio as inspiration and homage to The Shala Yoga School in Cape Town, South Africa where she had a true spiritual awakening. Madeline loves spending time with her family, traveling, cooking and continuing her education in yoga and spirituality. Madeline specializes in vinyasa yoga and yogic philosophy.


Emily is a 200 hour certified Vinyasa yoga instructor and facilitator of healing. Yoga and meditation have been an integral part of her healing journey and she loves to share both with the world. She is a Reiki level 1 channel and is currently in the process of receiving her Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Outside of the studio Emily enjoys long walks, expanding her herbal apothecary, and hanging out with her Shih Tzu, Wally.

"Andy has his 200 hour Power Vinyasa and Hot Yoga Teacher Certification, has taught over 3,000 classes, and is mostly self-taught in breath work and meditation. Being a drummer since the age of 10 has definitely influenced his style; whether it's a calm or high energy class, each inhale and exhale is the upbeat and downbeat of your playful existence. In his off time, Star Trek is his guilty pleasure and learning about different interpretations of the mystic arts/ancient knowledge."

Sam Polivick completed his 200 hr yoga certification through Yoga East Healing Arts in Cape Girardeau, MO in 2017 and will complete his additional 300 hr advanced certification later this year. Sam has taught at various studios in Missouri, Madison, WI, and the Twin Cities, taking all of the teachers he has practiced with to inform his own teaching style. Sam’s classes are inspired by both gross and subtle body anatomy as well as aspects of our natural world, such as the seasons and the lunar cycles. Making his home in Roseville, MN with his partner and their cat, Sam loves to take walks, play the piano, and cook all types of food.

Priscilla Momah is a 200-hour registered yoga teacher(RYT-200), meditation facilitator and soulful musician based in the Twin Cities. She embarked on her journey to wellness and healing over 10 years ago when introduced to the subtle art of a consistent yoga practice coupled with breath work, meditation, art and music. These disciplines have cultivated a strong sense of self love and awareness that echoes in her teaching styles. She fuses yoga ethics and philosophy into her class, using storytelling, affirmations and music to enrich the experience.   In addition to her RYT-200, Priscilla is certified in Restorative and Yin Yoga.  A forever student committed to her spiritual growth through embodiment in order to better serve her community.

Connor is certified in Hatha style yoga for 200 hours. Connor knows from personal experience that yoga is a journey and we do not strive for perfection but seek to enjoy ourselves along the journey. Connor has been a yoga instructor for the past year after practicing yoga on his own for a number of years. He decided to become a yoga instructor because he was seeking deeper connection with body, mind, and spirit. He is now able to support others who are seeking deeper connections. His style of teaching is exploratory. He enjoys teaching yoga because it allows the opportunity to connect with people and create a space for growth and healing.