Jan O'Donoghue

Gold Coast QLD
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

2 Reviews

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.


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

2 Reviews

Write a Review
Demonstrates More
Explains More
Very Friendly
More Hands off
Frequent Adjustments
New Teacher
Very Experienced
On the Wild Side
Safety Oriented
Body Focused
Very Spiritual


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

After teaching and practicing Yoga for many years, I found Jan and realised I had a lot to learn about the true art of Yoga. 7 years on and she continues to reveal insights and gems that inspire me every class. Jan's experience with BKS Iyengar, her years of dedication to his teaching and her own practice are evident in the quality of her teaching style. Jan is a committed teacher with over 35 years experience with bodies of all shapes, sizes and ailments, gold for anyone at any stage of their Yoga journey.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
First choice

Choose Jan if you want to get as close to the source as possible; BKS Iyengar's influence in Jan's life and teaching is evident and training from Jan second only to attending the RIMYI institute in Pune India itself. Jan inspires many loyal long term students whose quality of practice reflects Jan's teaching. No McDonaldisation of yoga for me. Ultimately a teacher with endless wisdom integrity and devotion. Jan is the first and only choice for yoga teacher on the Gold Coast.