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Fundamentals Level 1-2

This class is taught by:

Shelagh McElroy

Shelagh began her practice in 1996 to help alleviate career stress, and began teaching yoga full time in 2001. With a degree in psychology, she brings fun, acceptance, and a down-to-earth, humorous approach to her classes. She tailors her teaching approach in a way that both supports and challenges students.
She is a self-confessed anatomy geek and done extensive studies in Yoga for Scoliosis with Elise Browning-Miller, and international studies in yoga and anatomy with Gary Carter in London, and Peter Blackaby in Windsor, England and Toronto, Canada.

Lilah Spies

Yogini and Aerialist, Lilah Spies is a YogaWorks™ certified instructor, Yoga Therapy Rx™ certified, Power Pilates™ certified, a former principal dancer with Westside Contemporary Ballet and freelance soloist.
Her strong belief in the therapeutic power of the yogic arts, the means by which she has found deep healing innervation, trust and inner strength, inspires a playful spirit as she guides her classes in exploring and developing their practice. She customizes every experience based on each student’s needs to ensure personal growth, mind/body transformation and healing and conscious living off the mat.Lilah's students enjoy her detailed alignment cues along with variations that make postures more accessible, her meditations and the language she uses to assist students in guiding breath in their bodies.
“The breadth of my practice has given me endless gifts, from healing roots and balancing my prakriti to stilling my thoughts and finding true presence in waking hours. I am forever in deep gratitude for all that yoga continues to bestow in my life!”
Lilah has an infectious laugh, a healthy dose of nurturing motivation and a gift of soul-plated willpower to share and empower minds toward a raise in consciousness, discipline and uplifting humanity.

Cheryl King

Cheryl King began practicing yoga and meditation while studying World Religions in college. Upon graduation she traveled to Thailand seeking cultural immersion in the epicenter of Theravada Buddhism. Self-exploration took a backseat to career and family over the next two decades, but a health crisis brought her to a state of utter depletion by age 43. One Friday night in 2007, desperate for help, she tried Chris Green’s Restorative yoga class at DYC seeking relief, and she found it. The Dallas Yoga Center provided the solace and support, the hope and strength to sustain her through this next phase of her life’s journey.

In time, yoga and meditation infused all aspects of her life, and eventually led to a career change—after twenty years of teaching British Literature, she retired from academia and currently teaches yoga and meditation full time.


Cheryl brings an interdisciplinary approach to her students, combining mindfulness and movement to restore body / mind unity, invite self-discovery, and deepen self-compassion.


Drawing inspiration from mentors as diverse as Julliard dance instructor Irene Dowd and MBSR pioneer Jon Kabat Zinn, Cheryl’s approach includes utilizing breath, imagination, and curiosity to encourage a moment-to-moment experience of connection to self and others. Through anatomical alignment and mindful movement, her yoga and meditation practice promotes a radiantly healthy body-mind-spirit.


MBSR training, UMASS, Boston, MA, 2017

Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training, Integral Yoga Institute, San Francisco, CA, 2016/2017

RYT 200, Dallas Yoga Center, Dallas, TX, 2015/16

BA, MA Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, 1990/2000

Erin Egan

Erin began practicing yoga 15 years ago as part of her recovery from a back surgery. Over the years, yoga has been a steady constant and a journey of self-discovery. In 2018, she finally decided it was time to deepen her yoga practice and spread her passion for health and wellness to others. Erin completed her 200-hour teacher training at the DYC in July 2018, and is excited to share her knowledge and experience with members of the Dallas community.
She strongly believes the mind body connection is a valuable tool for self-awareness and self care. Erin is interested in creating and exploring a practice that embodies mindfulness, natural alignment, and functional movement, while prioritizing safety and the unique needs of each individual. Erin seeks to find a sustainable practice for all, and hopes to bring each of her students more awareness to the powerful connection between their bodies and minds.
Regular practitioners are invited to further explore the principles of yoga in a steady, mindful manner. This class is designed to progressively develop strength, flexibility and body intelligence by introducing more advanced postures and breathing techniques in a supportive environment of enthusiastic practitioners. Often timed inversions, hand balances, deep backbends, and leg behind the head are touched on in this class. You are not expected to know how to do these postures but ready to explore them.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Oct 22 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Shelagh McElroy
  • Tue Oct 23 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Lilah Spies
  • Thu Oct 25 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Lilah Spies
  • Mon Oct 29 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Shelagh McElroy
  • Tue Oct 30 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Cheryl King
  • Thu Nov 01 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Cheryl King
  • Mon Nov 05 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Shelagh McElroy
  • Tue Nov 06 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Cheryl King
  • Thu Nov 08 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Cheryl King
  • Mon Nov 12 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Shelagh McElroy
  • Tue Nov 13 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Lilah Spies
  • Thu Nov 15 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Lilah Spies
  • Mon Nov 19 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Shelagh McElroy
  • Tue Nov 20 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Lilah Spies
  • Mon Nov 26 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Shelagh McElroy
  • Tue Nov 27 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Cheryl King
  • Thu Nov 29 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Erin Egan
  • Mon Dec 03 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Shelagh McElroy
  • Tue Dec 04 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Cheryl King