Jan O'Donoghue established the Gold Coast School Of Iyengar Yoga in 1981, first in Surfers Paradise, then in Mudgeeraba, Gold Coast. She has developed a unique focus on the personal posture of each student to help each individual safely shift limitations and be able to progress. Her work is well recognised and recommended by numerous doctors and chiropractors and displays a deep understanding of the human body and mind. Jan has been priveleged to spend personal time with the great yoga master BKS Iyengar first attending classes with him in 1983 followed by other periods in1986, 1990, 1992 and 1996. Study at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India has also given her the benefit of study with Geeta Iyengar and with Prashant Iyengar. Jan also travels frequently to study with senior Iyengar teachers in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Florence as well as with her peers, some of Australia's most senior and knowledgeable teachers of Iyengar Yoga.
Day and evening classes for students of all levels are taught by Jan at her yoga school. In addition she has a private studio where she can care for students wanting specific private tuition or remedial assistance.