IXL Lounge is Hobart’s premier boutique yoga studio offering our own unique brand of yoga and pilates. 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.

In late 2016, IXL Lounge saw a great opportunity to merge with local business Wild Heart Pilates (as subsidiary of Synchronicity Tasmania) to bring together two like-minded Tasmanian businesses and expand its portfolio of services to enable our wonderful clients access to a wider range of options for health and wellness.

In addition to our famous brand of IXL Yoga, we now also bring you Wild Heart Pilates (our new mat and power pilates classes); WildOne Integrative Nutrition Health and Wellness Coaching; and WildChild Wellness for Kids (incorporating children’s and family yoga and wellness programs).

We continue to offer 200 hr accredited yoga teacher training and specialist workshops through our close association with IXL’s original Founder Deborah Carwana – an accredited trainer with Byron Yoga Centre, and Senior Yoga Teacher for IXL.

In early 2017, the ownership and management of the studio transferred to Wild Heart’s Jane Crosswell, enabling Deborah to concentrate on her true passion of teaching and inspiring others through yoga and keeping her strong connection to our clients.

Our original philosophy of making our classes fit, friendly and fun has not changed! We continue our love of bringing yoga (and now pilates, wellness and coaching) to the local community and we will continue to participate in local community and charity events throughout the year.

OUR TEAM

 

Jane Crosswell

Owner, Studio Manager, Teacher & Wellness Coach

Jane is a Certified Integrative Health Coach and trained Fitness Instructor with a passion for helping people improve their health and lifestyle and live the best life possible for their own individual circumstances.

After many years working in communication and business management in both the corporate, not-for-profit and fitness industry sectors, Jane decided to pursue her dream of building a healthier planet – one person at a time. Her thirst for knowledge and experience led her to integrated health coaching training at Integrative Nutrition in New York, and fitness teacher training through Byron Yoga, Studio Pilates International, Kids Yoga SA, Inamojo Children’s Wellness and EmmaNewham Fitness UK.

Jane combines her passion for health and wellness with a Masters Degree in Marketing, Post Grad Diploma in Organisational Leadership, Diploma in Entrepreunerial Management, a Diploma in Child Care and training in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP).

Jane leads workshops on health & nutrition and offers individual health, nutrition and lifestyle coaching programs; and specialises in teaching Mat Pilates, Yoga, Barre, Wellness programs for children and families.

Deborah Carwana

IXL Founder and 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 means 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 teachers are qualified 200 or 500 hour accredited yoga teachers and pilates professionals trained 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 and pilates 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. Our pilates training offers a wonderful complement to our yoga program, providing strength, flexibility, stability and grace. 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

Deborah Carwana - Senior teacher, Power Yoga, Sculpt, Yin, Chill, Teacher training

Felicity Dawes - Yoga, Vinyasa, Hip Hop, Chill

Jane Crosswell - Yoga, Back to Basics, Chill, Sculpt, Pilates, Children’s Yoga, Health Coaching

Laura Nelson - Yoga, Flow

Lucinda Bresnehan - Yoga, Chill, Pre & Post Natal

Mylou Evans - Yoga, Power, Flow, Chill

Nadine Drew - Yoga, Vinyasa, Corporate Events and Promotions

 

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

 

OUR STUDIOS

 

THE BAY

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.

HOBART CBD - SHARKRA MEDI-SPA

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 and pilates accessible to corporate clientele. Found just off Collins Street in the Trafalgar Building.

POP UP YOGA - BELLERIVE & NORTH HOBART

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

BELLERIVE

Established in February 2015 overlooking the water, Felicity offers classes in this stunning location with a signature barre set! Find us at up the stairs at Body Language Dance Studio, 62 Cambridge Road, Bellerive.

NORTH HOBART

Join Nadine on Thursday nights for a fun 75 minute flow class just off the North Hobart restaurant strip at 326 Elizabeth Street in North Hobart.