Diana is a YACEP & E-RYT-200 yoga instructor residing in Laramie, Wyoming. Prior to her yoga training, Diana served as a personal trainer with a focus on injury prevention, rehabilitation and athletic performance. In 2013 Diana had the honor of studying Vipassana meditation at Wat Ram Poeng in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Shortly following her return, Diana completed her yoga teacher training through Hot Power Yoga of Laramie and has since gained extensive experience working with both private clients and larger group classes.
It is Diana’s humble work to cultivate a safe space of equality, love and compassion for her students. Within that space Diana offers a challenging yet mindful approach to human movement and conditioning.
Devon O’Connell (JD, RYT 500) is a lawyer and yoga teacher. Devon is devoted to the linking of breath and movement to build personal grit, resilience, and self-awareness. She came to yoga later in her life, after she turned 40. At her first class she was hooked and became a certified instructor in May of 2014 (when she was 44). She received her 500-hour certification in 2018.
Devon credits a regular yoga practice with an ability to handle the stresses of a full-time legal practice, motherhood, and small business ownership.“ My goal is to make classes fun, challenging, and insightful.” Devon incorporates interesting music and asana for playful, intriguing, and stimulating classes that are at the same time accessible and relatable.
Devon enjoys teaching to legal groups at conferences and conventions. Her legal presentations incorporate movement and yogic teachings that often qualify for ethics credit as she links ancient principles with the legal profession’s current ethical code.
O’Connell practices law at Pence and MacMillan LLC in Laramie, Wyoming, where her practice focuses on mediation, civil litigation, and family law litigation.
For Allison, yoga is a path that leads to discovery of one’s truest self. She completed her RYT-200 certification at The Studio DC in Washington, D.C. She trained with renown yoga masters Jason Crandell and Chrissy Carter, and gives eternal gratitude to her instructor, Eric Schwarz. An athlete for much of her life, Allison came to yoga already attuned to her own body, but found in her practice so much more than just physical benefits. Her training and personal practice focus on both the anatomy and the philosophy of yoga. Her classes simultaneously stretch and strengthen the physical body while opening the mind, so that students may achieve clarity and practice a life aligned with their light.
With mindful breath and movement, the practice of yoga allows students to lift the veil that covers their inner light. Allison believes in revealing, cultivating, and nurturing the shining soul that resides within each of us.
Keturah Liz was born and raised in Jackson, where her journey in yoga and meditation began. After moving to Laramie for school, she calls this place her home and started a family. When she isn’t working or on her mat, you can find her in the mountains with her dog Bodhi and daughter Persephone. Liz has been practicing yoga for over a decade but has only recently gone through her 200 hour teacher training here at the Ahimsa studio. She is grateful to begin her teaching journey at the studio she calls home. Her background in meditation and Buddhist study are important parts in her own personal practice. Often, she will incorporate those special, personal pieces into the yoga room when she teaches.
Audrey has always been curious, and it was curiosity that led her to yoga as a student in 2011. She loved the physical movement of her body in this form, and that is why she kept practicing yoga. Over the course of the past 8 years, Audrey has realized that while she enjoys the physicality, she truly needs the mental and emotional healing this practice brings as well.
In March of 2018, Audrey received her 200 hour Yoga Teacher certification from Jess Ryan and Emily Brown of Dharma. She has since realized a joy for slowing it down and guiding restorative practices. In her classes, you will find the space and time to settle into a pose and enjoy tranquil stillness.
Keileigh was first drawn to Yoga for the physical aspects, but soon found the spiritual, emotional, and mental sides were what benefited her most. As a Social Worker, Keileigh is a helper and healer who wanted to learn more about how Yoga can heal, so she earned her RYT-200 from Dharma in March 2018. She takes both a spiritual and physical approach to her practice. Keileigh has found the mindfulness in connecting breath and body can be carried throughout many activities and life changes.
Keileigh’s classes are a mixed approach of Mental, Physical, Spiritual and Emotional Wellbeing. Her goal is to help you find your own “ah ha” moments and go throughout your day being the best version of yourself. She focuses on helping you to take your work on the mat and carry it throughout your day.