The People

Teachers of the Institute are people from a diversity of backgrounds who share a commitment to Yoga. The teaching staff includes people qualified and experienced in the trades, social work, the law, psychology, business, information technology and environmental management; and current trainees include people from the military, academia, consulting, full time parenting, agriculture, environmental science, school teaching and the public service. A number of the teachers or trainees began yoga as youngsters and entered into training during their early to late twenties, whilst others found Yoga later, even after retirement. This diversity in the teaching and trainee population is a demonstration of Yoga’s power to transform us, wherever we are at in our lives. It touches us and holds us as we step moment by moment through life.

Alan Goode

Alan Goode is the Director of Yoga Mandir.  He holds an Junior Advanced certificate (level 1) awarded by Geeta Iyengar in 2016.  Alan has studied regularly at the RIMY Institute in Pune India with the Iyengar family for over 30 years.  His most recent visit was in December 2016.

Caroline Plunkett

Caroline is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher; she holds an Introductory Level 2 Certificate with the BKS Iyengar Yoga Association of Australia. She completed her Preliminary Teacher Training with Alan Goode.

Demeter Davis

Demeter is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher; she holds an Introductory Level 2 certificate with the BKS Iyengar Yoga Association of Australia.  She completed her teacher training with Alan Goode.

Emma Wiadrowski

Emma is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher; she holds an Introductory Level 2 Certificate with the BKS Iyengar Yoga Association of Australia. She completed her Teacher Training with Alan Goode.

Mark Boast

Mark is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher; he holds an Introductory Level 2 Certificate with the BKS Iyengar Yoga Association of Australia. He completed his teacher training with Alan Goode.

Sabrina Sonntag

Sabrina is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher; she holds an Introductory Level 2 Certificate with the BKS Iyengar Yoga Association of Australia. She completed her Preliminary Teacher Training with Alan Goode.

Sally Mumford

Sally is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher; she holds an Introductory Level 2 Certificate with the BKS Iyengar Yoga Association of Australia. She completed her Preliminary Teacher Training with Alan Goode. 

Joan Keiger

Joan is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher; she holds an Introductory Level 2 Certificate with the BKS Iyengar Yoga Association of Australia and has completed her Preliminary Teacher Training with Alan Goode.

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