The Teacher lives to give life to the pupils. He should have courage, vitality, memory, awareness and absorption which he should instill in his pupils. B.K.S. Iyengar

Meet The Team

All teachers at the Yoga Room on the Gold Coast are dedicated yoga practitioners. They are committed to deepening their own personal understanding of their practice and the classes they teach.


Maurice McCann

Maurice is a certified Iyengar teacher. He has been practicing yoga for over 20 years, and teaching since 2000. In 1996, committed to the Iyengar method, he developed a strong and disciplined practice. In 2003, Maurice became the principal teacher and co-director of the West Australian School of Yoga.

In 2010, Maurice relocated to Queensland to establish the Yoga Room. He regularly attends classes at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, where he continues to study, and expand his knowledge. He also leads retreats and workshops throughout Bali and Australia.

Maurice’s classes have a strong emphasis on safety and alignment. His natural, down to earth style has enabled many students to easily go beyond what they had believed to be their limitations.

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Hetta Olivier

Hetta started her yoga journey over 10 years ago and is a dedicated practitioner of the Iyengar method.

Under the mentorship of Maurice McCann she developed her skills to become a teacher. She visited the Iyengar Institute in Pune in 2018 and was privileged to attend master classes taught by Geeta, Prashant and Abhijata Iyengar.

Her classes focus on sequencing, alignment and relaxation, suitable for all levels of practitioners. She has a special affinity for teaching beginners and seniors.

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Sarah Breakspear

Sarah has been teaching yoga since 2008.

Since having completed her first teacher training in 2007 the journey of practice and learning has been a steady constant throughout the years.

Sarah was particularly drawn to the Iyengar system, when she attended classes at the Yoga Room, shortly after the school opened in 2010. Under the instruction of Maurice McCann, her practice evolved, and her focus shifted to attention to alignment and precision. The intelligence of Iyengar Yoga has kept her interest.

Sarah also has a passion for teaching Trauma Aware Yoga.

She is very excited to be at back the Yoga Room on a permanent basis and looks forward to sharing her knowledge with you.

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