IXL Lounge is Hobart’s premier boutique yoga studio offering our own unique brand of yoga. Students enjoy small, intimate classes in various styles of yoga with personal attention from qualified instructors. Classes are fun, friendly and will leave you feeling strong and relaxed, suitable for beginners to the experienced yogi. IXL lounge also offers 200 hr accredited teacher training and specialist workshops.

Founded in 2013 in the Henry Jones complex that inspired our name, we have a philosophy of making yoga fit, friendly and fun! We love to bring yoga to the local community and often participate in local and charity events such as Ride the Night, Active Nation Day and run charity classes to support animal welfare organisations such as Brightside Animal Sanctuary.



Deborah Carwana

Founder & Head Teacher

With over 20 years experience in the fitness industry, Deborah is a fully qualified 500 hour instructor with a passion for making yoga friendly, fit and fun for busy people.  After working in the design industry and running several businesses for many years, Deborah pursued her passion to teach full time, launching IXL Lounge in 2013 and has since added Yin training to her repertoire.

Deborah teaches a range of yoga styles but specialises in Power Yoga, with her signature Power Fusion Sculpt class featuring in the July 2016 issue of Womens Fitness Magazine. Her sense of innovation mean Deborah is always refining and developing new ways to improve the local yoga community and in 2015 Deborah partnered with Byron Yoga Centre to bring teacher training to Tasmania. She is now a proud yoga teacher trainer with Byron Yoga Centre and runs her own workshops and retreats. As an animal lover, Deborah also uses yoga to reach out to the community and raise funds for animal welfare organisations.

See Deborah's full bio here.


All of our yoga teachers are qualified 200 or 500 hour accredited teachers or training in accordance with Australian and International standards. We work with the philosophy of being student focussed, with an emphasis on correct alignment and individual attention. We believe that yoga gives you mental and physical benefits but can also be fun and friendly hand pick our teachers to ensure you get the best out of your practice. We also offer personal training with qualified trainers.

Abbey McMahon - Yoga, Vinyasa
Anissa Goemann
 - Baptise Inspired Power Instructor, Specialist Yin Teacher, Budokon - Ambassador for Poses for Paws.

Anne Duncan - Yoga, Chill
Bonita Genaris - IXL Sculpt Fit
Felicity Dawes - Yoga, Vinyasa, Hip Hop, Chill - Studio Administration Manager
Lucinda Bresnehan - Yoga, Chill, Pre & Post Natal
Nadine Drew - Yoga, Vinyasa - Corporate Events and Promotions


PLUS VISITING TEACHERS & SPEAKERS - Like us on Facebook to find out about our guest workshops!





Moving from our original Henry Jones studio in 2014, our new larger home in Sandy Bay is our flagship location, being open and sunny and you immediately feel relaxed when walking through the door. Our retail store is located here for the latest in wellness products and activewear.


In February 2016, we collaborated with Sharkra Medispa to bring our boutique studio and special class style to the Hobart CBD, with a strong focus on making yoga accessible to corporate clientele. Found just off Collins Street in the Trafalgar Building.


After much demand, those outside the city are able to access our IXL Classes!


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