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.
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.
Nevin began his yoga practice in 2015 at Ahimsa Studio, during which he discovered the deep benefits of yoga for mind, body and spirit. In the summer of 2016, Nevin went on to deepen his physical practice and knowledge of the philosophical and spiritual elements of yoga through a RYT-200hr teaching training in Raja yoga (with Jaqueline Chiodo of Joyful Yoga) in Costa Rica. Since completing his teacher training, he has taught in Laramie at Blossom Yoga and Ahimsa as well as internationally in Northern Ireland, Israel and Canada. Nevin seeks to bring an integrated approach to the practice of yoga in his classes at Ahimsa combining a strong and soulful asana flow together with pranayama, mindfulness and meditation.
Nevin has a PhD in Political Science from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and, when he’s not practicing yoga, Nevin teaches and researches in peace and conflict studies as an Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Wyoming. In his spare time he can be found travelling the world or otherwise enjoying the wildness and beauty of nature at home in the Rocky Mountain West while skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, climbing, camping and mountain biking.
Jesse is passionate about food, fitness, and optimal well-being. As a result, he’s been drawn to various disciplines throughout the last 10 years—he became a personal trainer in 2007, graduated from the Univerity of Wyoming with a degree in Kinesiology and Health Promotion in 2012, attended massage therapy school in Costa Rica, completed his 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2014, and became a certified Raw Food Chef at Living Light Culinary Institute.
"For me, yoga is an effective way to experience a state of ‘union’ or ‘wholeness’; a state when the mind and body, work together harmoniously. That‘s why I’m drawn to nutrition, culinary arts, meditation, and strength training as well. Each of these in their own way cultivates vitality and self-awareness."
He enjoys teaching challenging classes that leave students with a better understanding of anatomy, strength, and alingment.
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.