Welcome to the Yoga Intersection

The Yoga Intersection has evolved due to the dedication of the Iyengar Yoga teachers in Sutherland shire over the last 20 years.    We aim to provide a nurturing environment to those interested in pursuing a deeper path of self awareness.



Sri Yogachara B.K.S.Iyengar has proved to be one of the most influential Yogis of the 20th century. 

“Yoga is like music.

The rhythm of the body

The melody of the mind, and

  The harmony of the soul,

 Create the symphony of Life.”

The depth of experience that touched his mind, body and soul, through the practice of Astanga yoga (eight limb) was his gift to all, without discrimination.  In order that humanity may share in Bliss.

The origins of Yoga

The origin of the philosophy of Yoga dates back more than 2500 years. Yoga is a practice undertaken for purification purposes leading towards liberation. Texts on the subject of Yoga have evolved from the vast volumes of Vedic literature and teachings of the wise and enlightened from the earliest era. The subject was later clarified in a collection of 196 aphorisms written by Patanjali. Patanjali was referred to as an evolved soul incarnated of his own will to help humanity. The practices of Yoga today are drawn from Great Masters connected to the lineage leading back to Patanjali’s recommendations in one’s life quest.

Yogasana is method of practice by the body. The practices are varied by technique, alignment, sequence and repetition to remove the obstacles which cause doubt and illusion. This opens up the possibilities of witnessing the true nature of mind, energy and space.

1.1  atha yoganusasanam  The treatise on the discipline of yoga for enlightenment begins now, with auspiciousness.

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.


Jan Smith   Founder Qualified Iyengar teacher: The Yoga Intersection (previously Yoga Origins)

"I became a certified Iyengar yoga teacher in the UK in 1996. I regularly upgrade my certification, and continue a professional development program with Alan Goode. B.K.S.Iyengar has largely contributed to the popularity of Yoga globally, making it accessible to all. I am grateful for this and all who have guided me, I am happy to continue the thread in order to assist others to find the Joy a Yoga practice brings, Namaste."

Sue Grifiths   Qualified Iyengar teacher: "I started my Yoga journey at 54 with Jan. It changed my life. I completed a 4yr teacher training program with Bertha Shakinovsky in 2011. I have a current Introductory level 2 Iyengar Yoga teacher certification. I attend the Iyengar Institute in Pune and have attended many Iyengar conventions, Intensives and workshops with senior Iyengar teachers. I maintain a professional development program with Pixie Lilias. I have a developing keen interest in helping others with their Yoga practice, Namaste."

Leanne Donavan   I originally came to Yoga for physical reasons, but soon realized I was gaining psychological and spiritual benefits as well. I became intrigued with this ancient science, open to all who wish to learn, and choose the path of Iyenger Yoga to become a teacher. Yoga provides me with the tools to navigate the often bumpy ride that is life, and brings me to a greater understanding of why this is so and how to make the journey calmer. As a teacher I enjoy sharing my experiences and knowledge with others, and often find that in return I gain just as much from those who share with me.