Attorney Credits Yoga Practice as Key to Life Balance

June 2019 (Laramie, WY) – 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.

O’Connell 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.

“I credit a regular yoga practice with an ability to handle the stresses of a full-time legal practice, motherhood, and small business ownership,” says O’Connell. “My goal is to make classes fun, challenging, and insightful.” O’Connell says she incorporates interesting music and asana for playful, intriguing, and stimulating classes that are at the same time accessible and relatable.

O’Connell says she 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. She teaches yoga regularly at Ahimsa Studio in Laramie, Wyoming.

O’Connell practices law at Pence and MacMillan LLC in Laramie, Wyoming, where her practice focuses on mediation, civil litigation, and family law litigation.