Shay Vande Lune – Owner & Instructor
Shay Vande Lune is a 200-hour certified yoga instructor. She lives in Pella and is married to her best friend, Chad and they have three children, Nathan, Aaron, and Camille, and a sweet Cavachon dog named Mareah. Shay was encouraged by her chiropractor to practice yoga to improve her mobility that was deteriorating due to years of different forms of physical fitness. She saw amazing results and realized that yoga had much more to offer than just improved mobility. It provided space to breath and move without judgement or comparison. Her passion for teaching yoga and fitness classes draws from her passion for people to know and feel that they are lovable, valuable, capable, and enough. When not in the studio teaching or on her own mat, Shay also works for Pella Corporation, loves to travel, read, spend time with friends and family, snow ski, workout, and watching her kids participate in their myriad activities.
Valerie Bandstra – Instructor
Valerie Bandstra is a registered 225-hour Yoga Instructor and a certified Holy Yoga Trauma-Sensitive Instructor. For Valerie, yoga is an immensely spiritual practice where her passion for movement and her faith harmoniously intertwine. Valerie studied exclusively under Brooke Boon, founder of Holy Yoga and author of Hatha Yoga Illustrated. Valerie teaches Flow Yoga at Selah, and her teaching style incorporates Ashtanga and Adamantine®️-style sequences to keep her students challenged and growing in their personal yoga practices. Valerie enjoys participating in HIIT classes at Selah as a complement to her yoga practice. Valerie and her husband have two children and live just outside of Pella.
Carleen Coppock – Instructor
Carleen has practiced Yoga on and off for many years and when presented with the opportunity to become 200-hour certified in the fall of 2019, she took a chance. Her extraordinary experience during the 200-hour training made her love for yoga grow even more. Carleen’s personal yoga practice focuses on the balance between strength and flexibility, exertion, and surrender. Her favorite classes to teach are restorative and gentle yoga. Carleen works in the Pella school district and enjoys crafting and traveling. She resides in Pella.
Ali Rivera-Cranmer – Instructor
Ali is a daughter, wife, mom, passionate, people-loving, learner. Ali and her husband Mike have been married 13 years and moved to Pella in June of 2010. They have two incredible daughters that teach Ali much about love and life, and two labradoodles that teach her a lot about patience. She is excited to be in this new adventure with Selah Studio!
Jenny Hesseltine – Instructor
Jenny’s passion for holistic health has led her on many adventures—now including Selah! Her main sources of adventure include her desire to follow Jesus, her husband, and their four daughters. She has five prior years of group fitness teaching experience and currently works at The Well Resource Center in Pella. In all areas of life and work, Jenny longs to see people thrive in their God-given abilities and experience the fullest expression of His Kingdom.
Jayne Stark – Instructor
In April of 2018, Jayne became a registered 225-hour Holy Yoga™ instructor. Holy Yoga brings an intention of scripture from the Bible to the practice of yoga. It is just another way of deepening our spiritual connection and setting our mind on the Lord. Yoga has been an important part of Jayne’s life for the past several years due to lower back pain. She is thankful that she now can teach others and have them enjoy the wonderful release that yoga is for the mind and body. Restorative slow flows and Yin yoga are Jayne’s favorite type of classes. She is still learning to take time to slow down her own yoga practice because when she does, her back and body relax, becoming more pain free. In addition to teaching yoga, Jayne also works in the world of color with House of Colour Des Moines seeing clients in Pella. Jayne and her husband moved to Pella in the Fall of 2016. They have been married for 24 years and have four children.
Michelle Van Maanen – Instructor
After years of CrossFit training, Michelle was looking for alternative metabolic exercise options She began practicing Barre & Warrior Sculpt, then found her match with HIIT. She enjoys seeing her students conquer their cardio fears and see those toning and strength results. Michelle is an account manager at The Identity Group. She resides in Pella with her husband, Matt, and their three kids: Makenzie, Aidan, and Kyler.
Wendy Vander Well – techie assistant to Shay
Wendy was nudged by Shay to try yoga in 2017 and she has been a faithful yogi ever since. Yoga has been a life-changing form of fitness, and Wendy has loved finding a workout that is low impact and improves mobility as well as strength. Flow will always be her favorite yoga class, seasoned with the weekly Warrior Sculpt class to build strength and Slow Flow to focus the mind. She enjoys keeping things organized and is looking forward to helping provide instructors and clients with the resources they need to succeed. Wendy lives in Pella with her husband Tom, and they have two grown daughters. Taylor and her family currently live in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Madison and her family live in Columbia, SC, which means that Tom and Wendy now count travel as a primary pastime.