Joana Menano started practicing Yoga in 1999, while studying Psychology and Shiatsu-therapy. The depth in which she immersed herself in the practice of Yoga made her feel that this would be her life path and on 2006 she started dedicating herself to Yoga teaching.
In 2014 she founded Aravinda Yoga Shala.
She has been in a constant learning process in the area of Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Ayurveda and Vedanta, with great teachers in Portugal and through inspiring trips to India, and organizes yoga retreats with her students every year.
She is eternally grateful for this gift that life has presented to her: being able to learn and teach Yoga - giving and receiving, in a continuous process of exchange and transformation.