I have had the pleasure of working with Jane Bevan for more than a decade, participating in her classes as she worked with various groups of teenagers. The students have come to Jane's classes with a variety of knowledge of, and attitudes to, yoga but have all left the classes with a positive attitude as well as strategies to deal with stress in their everyday lives.

Jane works very well with a wide range of teenagers, forming positive relationships that help students challenge themselves and work positively with their bodies to achieve their own goals. She has a lovely manner in class. Jane's clear instructions and demonstrations make the poses and sequences easy to follow, which adds to the enjoyment of the experiences.

I have consistently found that the teenagers emerging from Jane's classes experience a range of benefits. Personally, I find that I have always looked forward to Jane's classes, and have experienced both physical benefits (increased strength, balance and flexibility) as well as mental benefits ( decreased stress levels, increased capacity to cope with complications and a more positive attitude to the world). I strongly recommend Jane Bevan as a yoga instructor for any individual or group.

Rebecca Delaney

Teacher, Trinity Bay High School

A few nice words about Jane’s yoga classes and retreats.

It has been a truly wonderful, inspirational, relaxing few days.

The venue is perfect. The food delicious.

Thank you Jane for organising this amazing weekend. Now back to the real world but feeling ready for it.


Retreat attendee

This weekend surpassed my expectations.  Ten very different ladies came together in a circle and enjoyed life. 

I came to learn meditation and come away with a deeper knowledge.  Jane did a wonderful job of guiding us on our journey, lots of discussions. stories and laughter.

The hospitality was wonderful. Food nourishing and meals large.  Thank you Jane I will definitely do this again.


Retreat Attendee

I first started practicing yoga with Jane in Machans Beach more than 20 years ago. I still love attending her classes in the Freshwater Hall especially the Monday evening class. It is hectic making it there on time but as the sun goes down, the traffic slows and as I leave the hall after class I have this beautiful sense of peace.. Then I get home and all hell breaks loose!!!

Yoga student

I am a beginner to yoga and after trying a few different places I have to say, Jane is the absolute best. I never feel stressed about not being as good as the others…in Jane’s class you feel free to go at your own pace. The environment is peaceful and Janes’ voice is perfect for finding my “zen”….I can even forget I am excercising!


Yoga student

I recently attended a weekend yoga retreat co-hosted by Jane. Held amidst a tranquil rainforest setting, it was exactly what I needed to recharge and find my self again. Jane is a wonderful yoga teacher who exudes an aura of kindness, peacefulness and wisdom. Jane’s sessions were a combination of poses, movements, chanting and meditation which left me feeling peaceful, relaxed, yet energised. The retreat provided the perfect grounding, healing, teachings and motivation that I needed to get back on my path to better health and happiness. I am grateful for your time and energy you gave to us Jane, and I would thoroughly recommend to everyone! Thank you.
Jodi Michael

Retreat Attendee

Jane’s yoga retreat at Sanctuary Retreat Mission Beach was a wonderful experience. I am not as regular as I would like with my yoga practice and worried how I would handle 4 days of yoga, but Jane’s yoga style has a beautiful flow allowing you to determine your own pace. The meditation and education parts of the weekend were very informative and I learnt a lot.

The camaraderie of the group was also an important part of the retreat. I feel like we all went on a journey and came out stronger and more at peace on the other side. On top of that the location was beautiful (I enjoyed my outdoor shower – very refreshing!) and the food was some of the best I’ve eaten. Thank you Jane for giving me the opportunity to be part of this life-affirming experience. Namaste 😊


Retreat Attendee

What a fantastic weekend Yoga retreat with Jane at the beautiful Sanctuary Lodge in Mission beach! A clever and gentle balance between relaxation, deep body and mind work, good company, amazing vegetarian food and beautiful surroundings. The perfect formula to a much appreciated weekend retreat!
Thank you and I look forward to next years retreat!

Retreat Attendee

I expected to attend Jane’s retreat to get some relaxation time and healing for the mind and body. I achieved this and so much more. I met some wonderful people and had many sessions that inspired and crystalized what is important in life. It opened my mind to so many possibilities. Jane provided gentle guidance, understanding plus yoga that suited many different levels. And what amazing food. Thankyou.
Jodie Simm

Retreat Attendee

This was my first ever yoga retreat and I also do not practice yoga, however I will be now. I chose to do this retreat to help me work through a difficult time in my life, I walked away from this weekend having gained much more. Jane was an excellent teacher whom made us as a group feel comfortable and supported. The Sanctuary was beautiful, the food delectable!
I feel invigorated, truly. Thank you Jane

Retreat Attendee

Jane the retreat was amazing,all the women were all so beautiful,you are amazing and made the retreat a memorable and life changing experience,I cannot put into words how I felt within myself during and afterwards,I enjoyed it so much,I definitely felt rejuvenated.The lodge is the most amazing place we’re you have opportunity to get back to basics away from the hussel and bussel of normal everyday life and the food amazing.I will definitely be back,thank you from the bottom of my heart for this experience,your yoga retreat was an amazing experience.

Retreat Attendee