Rossana Ruschel Enlightened Koala


Hi, I’m Rossana. I’m not a yoga teacher or a bendy pretzel. I’m just a regular person whose life is transformed by yoga and meditation.

I love books, my favourite is Harry Potter. I’d like to believe that magic exists and that we’re surrounded by it. Certainly not like the book, but because of the power we have within. We have magic inside us, waiting to be found so we can be who we really are.



Yoga has taught me that there are lots of aspects to life that need to be observed and that the purpose of practice is to cultivate higher consciousness in the individual. I know it sounds confusing so to make it simple, yoga is a lot more than stretching. In recent years yoga has been overlooked as a form of exercising and people are forgetting the real purpose behind it. It was no surprise when I started looking for a yoga mat; I couldn’t find a single one that would elevate my practice in any way.


I wanted a mat that would allow me to have a powerful connection with myself and my practice. Just like that, I realized that yoga mats are extremely important to the yogi journey. I wanted to bring more than comfort and beauty. I wanted to feel that; when rolling out my mat; I would enter a zone, a place devoted to myself, where I could get to know me. My sacred space. I couldn't leave this idea behind, I had to do something with it.


That’s how Enlightened Koala was born. I couldn’t be more proud, bringing to life yoga mats that combine the best eco-friendly materials with our meaningful designs. Our mats were created with you and your needs in mind. I want you to get to know yourself, to learn and accept your uniqueness, to forgive yourself, and make peace within. To help you with the journey of self-discovery, The Meaningful Yoga Mat Experience was created. It consists of yoga classes, guided meditations; and a journal. You can access these from the comfort of your home and enjoy them as much as you like.


We create Meaningful Yoga Mats  for people that seek to better  understand themselves.

We want to inspire and help people to better understand themselves, living a more heart-centered life so together we can change and create a world more filled with love. 


Are you ready to have your life transformed by The Meaningful Yoga Mat Experience? 


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"You don't step onto a yoga mat unless you want something in your life to change" - Sam Chase



Environmentally Aware


Apart from making sure our yoga mats cause minimal damage to the environment, we also wanted to contribute towards wildlife conservation. As an Australian brand with much love for koalas, I felt the need to help maintain their habitats. We donate 10% of profits to the Australian Koala Foundation.  


Love & Light

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Acknowledgment of Country

Enlightened Koala would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work, play and live, the Gubbi Gubbi people. We’d like to pay our respects to Elders past, present and future, and recognise the continuing connection and contribution to this land and waters.