• Salena Quinlan-Shults

    “Yoga is more than just working out… I love Yoga for the mind-body-spirit connection that it encourages… It not only teaches a person how to move and breathe, but also how to live a better, less stressful and more peaceful life… I feel yoga is something the whole world could learn and gain from.”

    Salena has always had a passion for keeping her body, mind and spirit healthy!   She spent much of her life as a dancer and fitness instructor. Her discovery of  Yoga happened while in college when a good friend and devout Yogi recommended that she try a Yoga class. A little leary about the whole “yoga thing” she went ahead and enrolled in a class. Soon she discovered the body, mind and spirit connection that yoga embodied was exactly what she had been searching for and spreading the joy of Yoga was indeed her calling!   In 2001, YogaFit certified Salena and in 2008, she completed the 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (R.Y.T.) certification through Purple Lotus Teacher Training.  Salena left behind a stressful career in corporate America to open Yoga on Main, so that she could share her passion with others. She infuses love, humor, and understanding into her classes to ensure that yoga is something that can be enjoyed by all.

    Credentials: Owner of Yoga on Main/ R.Y.T.-200hr currently pursuing 500hr / Reiki Channel certified / Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Central Oklahoma

  • Amanda Dellow

    I love yoga, I really do. The practical applications to life that these teachings have provided have helped me overcome so many hurdles and also tuned me in to the joy found in so many things, big and small. My practice began in 2004 with a lovely, sassy little woman who encouraged me to go deeper, to seek more teachers and inspired me to practice more. Following her suggestions, I found an incredibly knowledgeable, and fiercely kind teacher that I still practice with to this day. I  am so grateful to the many teachers I have studied with on my journey. It is my intention to honor all of them in the way I share yoga with my students. My classes, whether gentle or challenging, are infused with a candid approach.

    When I’m not in the studio, I am playing with my kids. They rock my world! I also like reading a good book and many blogs, snuggling my sweet pup Winston, making smoothies, going to concerts and performances of all sorts, burning incense, and practicing my handstand!  RYT 500hr

  • Heather Alexander

    Heather Alexander, RYT, began her journey into yoga in 2004. She loved the way yoga made her feel after practice more balanced, centered and peaceful. She is certified through Yoga Alliance. Her studies are in Hatha, Raja, Tantric and Yin yoga with a specialty in Restorative, Yin and Pre-Natal yoga. She has had the opportunity to study with some great teachers like Judith Lasater, Rod Stryker, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Seane Corn and Baron Baptiste. Heather’s aim is to integrate yoga, relaxation, breathing, and visualization to help relieve physical and mental tension and bring back a sense of connection to one’s self. She loves to spend time with her husband, son, and their dog.

  • Kim Johnson

    Kim has been practicing yoga off and on for more than 10 years but her real journey began in 2012 when her corporate job ended with a company reorganization. With the love and support of her husband she was able to pursue her dreams of teaching yoga. In 2013 she received her 200 hr yoga teacher training certificate from Purple Lotus where she immediately found her voice and passion in teaching. In the fall of 2013 she suffered a knee injury which prevented her from teaching for a few months but that did not stop her from studying and practicing at home. When she returned she became much more aware of modifying poses and how to use a chair with the asanas. Her love for yoga inspires her on and off the mat every day. She teaches all levels of vinyasa, restorative and senior yoga. She is registered with the Yoga Alliance.

    “I am so blessed to have found yoga; it has truly made me a happier and more confident person”. When not teaching Kim loves to swim, ride bikes, garden, walk and play with her dog “Shanti”. She has two children and a beautiful granddaughter.

  • Michele Monaghan

    Michele Monaghan is a dancer who discovered yoga in 2007 after a herniated disc left her in great pain and frustration. She began practicing yoga regularly, which quickly developed into a desire to bring the benefits of yoga to youth. Michele believes that teaching children to be mindful individuals is the key to a better world. Michele is a 200-Hour Certified Yoga Instructor through Purple Lotus Yoga as well as a Yogiños: Yoga for Youth Inspired Instructor. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance from Texas Woman’s University.

    She has taught children and adults of all ages, and she considers herself fortunate to be able to share her knowledge of dance and yoga with others.

  • Shilo Hume

    Can I just tell you what it has meant to me to have yoga in my life?  I can stand on my mat beside you now and honestly admit that I spent years living with the half-crazed notion that working-out had to be nothing less than grueling and merciless.  Needless to say, I “hit the wall” trying to maintain this attitude and finally allowed myself to run into the open-armed embrace of yoga.  It became clear to me that the rigid mentality I had adopted toward “taking care of my body” really wasn’t serving me. Yoga healed my thinking about what it is to truly take care of my body by focusing on taking care of my whole-self.  I began my yoga practice at YOM in 2009 with Salena as my first yoga instructor.  I fell in love with yoga through her guidance and have wanted to learn everything I can since that time.  In my professional life, I am a registered nurse and I genuinely believe that yoga blends beautifully with healthcare.  I hope to be part of a movement that brings yoga to the forefront of thought in regards to how we think about what it is to truly care for the whole-self.

    P.S.  I will always be a yoga student, though I love having the opportunity to share what I’ve learned through teaching.  That being said, bliss-filled be my fellow yogis and I will meet you on the mat.

  • Shelley Padilla

    Shelley started taking yoga classes five years ago to compliment her dance education. In 2010, Shelley’s love for the life changing effects of yoga blossomed when she joined Yoga On Main and began her Yoga journey with the supportive community and effortless teaching styles of the YOM instructors. Shelley currently teaches dance at Collin College and Texas Woman’s University and performs with the contemporary modern dance company Elledanceworks. In addition to performing and teaching, Shelley volunteers her time teaching dance to children involved with the Refugee Resources non-profit organization.  Shelley holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics, a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Dance,  and is a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher.

  • Christie Sackett

    “It is important to remember that anybody practicing yoga has a “yoga body.” I found myself when I found my yoga mat 12 years ago. I was never athletic or into fitness, had very little confidence and had struggled with my body for years , so it took a lot of encouragement to get me to my first yoga class. I’m grateful that my sister never gave up on me. When I started, I was in terrible shape physically and mentally; I truly believe that yoga has given me the tools to transform my life and continues to do so each time I practice.I want others to believe in themselves and take a chance. When you come to your mat, you learn about yourself and you grow. Nothing but good can come from that! I completed my 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (R.Y.T.) certification through Purple Lotus in 2013 and I am excited to have the opportunity to teach at Yoga on Main Street. I found YOM by accident almost on the first day of it’s opening. It has always felt like my “yoga home” and all of the instructors have always been encouraging and inspiring to me.

  • Michelle Silva

    Michelle Silva took her first yoga class in 2001 at Baylor University, and has been practicing ever since. Yoga has been both a compliment and a necessity to her other passion as an equestrian.Finally, in 2008 she was able to pursue her dream of becoming a 200 Registered Yoga Teacher. Her passion for yoga only grew as she began her teaching career, and is ever evolving. Active Yogini since 2001, began practicing Iyengar style and has studied Bikram and Anusara.

    Yoga changed my life for the better, and allows the body and mind to connect and achieve full potential. I hope to inspire and empower students to do the same, or at least help them to feel freedom within their bodies.

  • Stephanie Wells

    I first found yoga in 2010 on Facebook of all places. While scanning the news feed, I came across pictures of a childhood friend doing various yoga poses. Completely intrigued by the photos, I messaged my friend and found out she was a yoga teacher. I had been searching for a workout regiment, so why not try yoga. It did not take long for me to realize that yoga is far more than just a workout regiment; it is truly a way of life. I first came to Yoga on Main in 2011 and immediately fell in love with the instructors and the studio. With the love and support from my instructors, I began to find a self confidence both physically and mentally within myself. Yoga has changed my life, and I am forever grateful to those who have been with me for this journey. I completed my 200 hour RYT certification in June of 2013 through Purple Lotus, and feel blessed to be able to share my love of yoga with others.

  • Jillian Reilly
    Jillian Reilly
    As an often injured athlete in school, yoga therapy elements have been a part of Jillian’s life since she was a kid. However, her journey into yoga really began in 2006 while she was living in Germany. Taking advantage of a Groupon brought her and her mat to Yoga on Main and she truly found her favorite place to practice. As a high school German teacher during the day, she quickly felt the call to combine her love of yoga with her love of teaching and learning. She completed her 200 HR certification, and is currently pursuing her 300/500 HR with Purple Lotus Yoga School as well. She holds degrees in German and Secondary Education, is an avid reader and writer. Visit her blog about yoga at jilliansmusings.com. She is so excited to share a practice with you!
  • Stephen Bison
    Stephen Bison

    Stephen’s teachings draw from the knowledge of his own experience as a teacher and as a practitioner making yoga both accessible and non-intimidating to his students. He also has interest in cultivating the mindfulness that flows from a focused and continuous asana practice. His teaching style comprises of intuitive hands-on adjustments, energetic alignment and bringing an internal awareness to the self.