Lyn Gerfin (Kehoe)
read about Lyn here!
All LKPY Leaders have either trained or studied with Lyn.
They represent and embody the core values and philosophy of LKPY.
Claire Walker Moffat
Claire has been practicing yoga since the late 1990s, beginning with Iyengar; she also explored Hatha and vinyasa before finding power. Claire completed her 200-hour power yoga certification through Lyn Kehoe Power Yoga.
Claire is a mom of two and a former suit-wearing executive. She has a BA in Anthropology and an MA in Public Administration. Both degrees provide her perspectives on how an individual’s background and history shape their relationship with health and wellness.
Claire received her training as a Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program. She focuses on bio-individuality as the primary guide to help her clients find their unique path toward health. The power in power yoga teaches us how to apply yoga on and off our mats, and bio-individuality similarly serves her clients – leading them to find their authentic self already inside to foster the healthiest version of themselves that they can be. She studied over 100 dietary theories and practical lifestyle management techniques with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. Her teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. David Katz, Dr. Walter Willett, and Geneen Roth.
Claire finds inspiration from all of her teachers but has found a deep appreciation for Lyn Gerfin Kehoe’s authentic style that challenges you to apply your yoga off your mat with your eyes wide open. Claire brings this kind of compassion and commitment to her yoga classes, creating a supportive community for her students by putting the breath at the center of the practice while still challenging the mind and body.
Lessley Burke has been a teacher for over twenty years, just not a yoga teacher! She is an artist and a goldsmith and has taught all aspects of designing and creating jewelry. Along with being a small business owner, she is a mother and a wife.
Two years ago, she came to her mat for the first time, looking for a way to regain her sense of self both physically and mentally after facing open-heart surgery. The experience was so powerful that she decided to train as an instructor so that she could share the strength and sense of empowerment that yoga gave her.
Lessley completed her 200-hour power yoga teacher certification at Lyn Kehoe Power Yoga in January 2018. She continues to practice power yoga daily. She teaches classes in which students of all levels will not only find their physical strength but their mental strength as well.
Lessley deeply believes in yoga’s ability to strengthen and empower.
As a young mother, Kristy discovered power yoga in 2012 through a running friend. At first, she used yoga to balance out her tight hamstrings and hips. Kristy soon realized that not only did she gain more flexibility and mobility in her body, but she found her practice created more space in her mind. Soon her power yoga practice became one of the most important things in her life.
In 2018 she decided to deepen her practice on and off the mat. Hooked on Lyn Gerfin Kehoe’s teaching style, she enrolled in the 200-hour yoga teacher training certification offered at LKPY. However, in the middle of the training, she experienced a head injury in which she suffered from Post Concussion Syndrome for nine months. This injury was a turning point for her in life, as she truly had to heal from the inside out, face her vulnerabilities, and learn to be her own hero.
She completed her certification in spring 2020 with the hope of helping others discover her newfound passion. She has been teaching regularly ever since!
Kristy has a strong appetite for learning and growing. She is fascinated with healing and the human spirit’s connection and completed Reiki 1 & 2 certifications in October 2020. Along with her power yoga teaching certification, Kristy has trained in Yin yoga.
Kristy’s approach to yoga is about the balance between strength and flexibility for all levels. From her concussion experience, she knows what it is like only to have your breath to calm down and listen to your body’s sensations. She incorporates unique meditation exercises into her current yoga classes inspired by her Qigong practice. Kristy aspires to motivate students to look beyond their physical selves and challenge their minds and bodies in a healing way.
Jean DeVoe came to yoga years ago as a mom of three in need of a peaceful space. Through the quiet practice of yoga, she found many tools for bringing authenticity and self-renewal to her life.
Jean found power yoga after years of studying Ashtanga yoga and currently practices at Lyn Kehoe Power Yoga. Yoga has been so integral to her well-being that she completed her 200-hour teacher training at LKPY in December of 2021 so that she could share this knowledge with her community.
Jean has a dance and choreography background, with a BA in Dance and English from Hofstra University, contributing to her knowledge of anatomy and integrity of movement. Jean spent many years working in the non-profit sector, both as a dance instructor for children of various ages and abilities and as a Development Director overseeing all aspects of fundraising. For five years, Jean choreographed musicals at Barlow Mountain Elementary School here in Ridgefield.
Jean enjoys teaching a process-oriented, multi-level power yoga class focusing on compassion, mindfulness, and self-appreciation.