Lisa Gawned


Registered Senior Teacher


Registered Senior Teacher

Member No: 345


My journey towards yoga began following an accident involving a vehicle fire from which I narrowly escaped; unharmed physically,but subsequently suffering severe panic attacks.In the weeks after the accident,people would ask how I was;my answer was always "really good thanks"but I certainly wasn't on the inside.I was having panic attacks my heart would race and feel tight;I would sweat; and then this invariably followed by trembling hands.

I heard about yoga and how benificial it was for all types of ailments,including panic attacks.So I attended my first class at a well know school in Subiaco and stuck with it.My panic attacks started to fade as I learnt to control my breath,slow my mind and go within my body.I have now been practising yoga for over ten years and found it so benificial that I decided to share my experience with others,to help them overcome some troubling ailment in their lives.

To further my knowledge I went to Sydney and studied at the International Institute of Yoga and Meditation.There I read an article about Shri Swami Sivananda Maharaj of Rihikesh and Shri Krishnamacharya, the two gurus responsible for the huge amount of yoga taught today.After reading this article I decided to go and live in an ashram for a time to deepen my practice and knowledge of yoga.And so, I went to the Sivananda Ashram in Canada.

Living in the ashram was life-changing for me.The knowledge and depth of experience gained has enriched my life;so much so that I decided to open a yoga centre in 2004 called Sevenergy in South Fremantle.My goal was to create a space to share with other teachers like myself who had previously found it hard to find suitable space to teach from. So they could also share their experience and knowledge with others in our community.

Some time later I became ill with glandular fever and a kidney infection,my own practice and teaching was put on hold.I travelled to Bali many times,seeking solitude at yoga schools and healers,trying to recover and regain my discipline.

I then went on to design a 100% biodegradable natural yoga mat called Mukha.For more information please go to This proved to be quite stressful and once again I manifested another illnesss within my body.I attended a ten day Vipassana meditation retreat and to my specialist surprise, made a full recovery.

I now make time each day to practice yoga and meditation, as it has proven to me it may help oneself overcome any challenge that presents at any stage on ones journey through life.

With over 20 Years of practicing yoga, I Continue to expand my knowledge and experiences through daily practice, courses and studies.

To complement these experiences in yoga, I completed Massage Therapist courses, undertaking postgraduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy (PGDYT).

Mukha Natural Yoga Mats

PO Box 1145, Subiaco, WA, 6008

Mukha Natural Yoga Mats

+61 417 190 893
PO Box 1145, Subiaco, WA, 6008

""Take Risk in Your Life" If you Win, You Can Lead! If You Loose, You Can Guide! "

Swami Vivekananda

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