Our Teachers

Join us under the guidance of one of our incredible yoga teachers! All instructors are certified to teach yoga.

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Meet the Owner

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.

Meet Our Team

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.

Jordan Perzichilli is a 200 hour certified yoga instructor. She first found yoga eleven years ago and has been infatuated with it ever since as it has helped to calm her anxieties and supported her physical and mental health. Jordan hopes to give back to her students in the same way yoga has gifted her! She enjoys teaching gentle and vinyasa yoga classes as well as candlelight yoga. She also uses essential oils and sprays during class to help her students find deeper relaxation. When not teaching yoga she enjoys camping, traveling, cooking, watching movies and being outside. Jordan looks forward to helping you unwind, relax and meet your goals in yoga!

Lizzie took her first yoga class in 2007 and instantly saw how the practice could benefit every aspect of her life. Practicing yoga has made Lizzie a stronger, more confident and more compassionate individual - this is what motivates her to share her love of yoga with others. Lizzie completed her 200 hour training in Los Angeles in 2017 and has been teaching ever since.  Having recently moved back to Minnesota, Lizzie is thrilled to join a welcoming yoga community here in Stillwater. In every class, Lizzie strives to connect with students to help them create a mindful yet challenging practice, free from judgement or expectation. Weaving in her experiences as educator, college advisor, independent musician, and mom, Lizzie aims to help others find what they are seeking through the practice of yoga while creating good vibrations in every class.

Jessica was introduced to yoga in 2006 and instantly fell in love with how she felt after her practice; strong, flexible, confident, relaxed and compassionate toward herself. Her yoga practice is an essential part of her life. Her goals are to encourage everyone to begin their practice and open themselves up to the possibility of change in their lives. She started her 200 Hour Teacher Training in Huntington Beach California at Yoga Shakti Wellness Center and finished it here in Minnesota through Green Lotus Yoga and Healing Centers. From there she went on to complete the 500 Hour Teacher Training through Yoga North International Soma Yoga Institute here in Saint Paul and Duluth Minnesota. She has taught in a variety of settings and maintains a daily personal yoga practice, in the studio and at home. She aims to bring humor, support and a non-judgmental attitude into class to show everyone that a yoga practice is a fun and valuable experience.

Jackie Tate has her 200 hour yoga certification with an emphasis on slow burn, ashatanga, yin and vinyasa yoga. She loves yoga and creating authentic experiences honoring one's ability to be true to who they are and faciliate yoga in sacred spaces. Jackie is a new instructor and so excited to begin teaching and continuing exploring elements of yoga and spirituality. Jackie also incorporates meditation and breathwork into her classes. Aside from yoga, Jackie is a mother of three, a model, actress and loves to paint and skateboard. Join Jackie for Slow Burn Vinyasa classes in our space and enjoy her bright spirit!

Our Space

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We are located in the lower level of the Compass Center for Healing in downtown Stillwater. 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.