Our Teachers

Andrea Ushananda Morava

Prana Yoga Perth founder & director Andrea Ushananda Morava is a senior teacher recognised by Yoga Australia who began her yoga journey in 1988 at the Dr. Susanne Schmida Institute in Vienna. She teaches Yoga since 1993 and from 1995 Andrea was involved in the Foundation of the Prana Yoga Institute in Vienna, where she taught until 2000. During this time Andrea also completed a three year Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training in Amsterdam as well as completed the first and second series of Ashtanga Yoga in Mysore (India) She worked with BKS Iyengar, Patthabi Jois, BNS Iyengar and many more great teachers such as and especially Nicky Knoff.

Her study of body psycho therapy, as developed by Dr. Wilhelm Reich and Alexander Lowen, combined with the practice of yoga, gave her a deep understanding of energy blockages in the body, their link to one’s personal history and their possible consequences.

Andrea is a Bowen Therapist and offers Bowen treatments in private practise and currently undergoes her Diploma studies in this field.

2010 Andrea completed an Australian doula training and supported women, including yoga students, through the birthing process.

She has two beautiful daughters, Sara, born in 1994 and Myah, born in 2007

Laura Benzoni

Laura’s passion for yoga started in her 20s and it was when she moved to Australia (in 2014), that she started her journey as a yoga teacher.

Andrea Ushananda Morava has been of great inspiration and a wonderful mentor as a yoga teacher.

Laura has attended several yoga teacher trainings, some of them being the Nicky Knoff teacher training, the two-year teacher training at the Fremantle Yoga Centre, the Chronic Illness yoga therapy training (Wisdom Yoga) and other specific trainings for yoga and mental health.

Laura’s specific areas of interest and specialisation are traditional hatha yoga and therapeutic yoga for trauma, anxiety and depression, chronic illness and pain management.

Alongside her yoga journey, she has worked in social services for about 20 years, particularly in programs aimed at supporting people in the context of immigration and forced migration, family and domestic violence and parenting and separation.

Laura firmly believes in the incredible potential for yoga to be part of the healing journey for trauma survivors and for supporting mental and physical health and transformation.

​Laura is a Reiki practitioner, member of the Reiki Association of Western Australia.

Due to Laura relocating to Fremantle she is no longer teaching for Prana Yoga Perth but in Fremantle, you can contact her on 0449 190 944