ARAVINDA YOGA SHALA
“Yoga is the golden key that opens the door to peace, tranquility and joy” (B.K.S. Iyengar)
Aravinda Yoga Shala is a studio dedicated to the teaching of Yoga and other disciplines that promote personal development, health and physical and mental well-being. With an excellent location in Chiado – the heart of Lisbon – we offer you a pleasant refuge to take a break in the active rhythm of the city, in a bright and serene space that provides a lasting state of well-being.
"Yoga is a light that, once lit, will never diminish. The better your practice, the brighter the flame" (B.K.S. Iyengar)
At Aravinda Yoga Shala we bet on a simple, accessible and careful method of teaching that respects the individual characteristics of each practitioner and, at the same time, responds to the overall needs of Human Beings: health (body), self knowledge (mind) and peace of spirit (soul).
Dynamic Yoga is a style of Hatha Yoga that combines elements of Iyengar and Ashtanga Yoga. Emphasizing alignment, correct execution of postures and breathing regulation, it provides the development of inner consciousness. Read more...
ASHTANGA VINYASA YOGA
In the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga method, each student progresses along a sequence that combines movement, breathing, attention and energetic activation, resulting in an intense and revitalizing practice. Read more...
VINYASA FLOW YOGA
(CLASSES IN ENGLISH)
Vinyasa Flow Yoga is a form of yoga where the breath moves into a deep awareness to guide the body on moving with fluidity. Through creative sequences, we emphasize on developing strength and precision in alignments. Read more...
Restorative yoga practice creates a feeling of ease and space in the body&mind by practicing stillness or gentle movement, followed by a short-guided “yogic sleep” and a chanting practice with the harmonium that will put you in a space between release and serenity. Read more...
The Sunshine Yoga Baby Method is a yoga program for babies from 2 months to 3 years old, with the company of a parent. This method adapts the postures of Hatha Yoga to the baby’s development stages. Read more...
Through songs, stories and games we bring seeds of Yoga to children, that favor psychomotricity, management of emotions, concentration, relaxation, creativity, cooperation and joy of living. Read more...
Soft Yoga classes are intended for all those who seek a light and relaxing practice that can contribute to the maintenance of health, as well as physical and psychological well-being. Read more...
Created by dancer and choreographer Inês Jacques, the Ballerina Body® method creatively combines exercises of various dance techniques with a fitness vision that faces dance beyond its artistic side. Read more...
"Teacher is one who awakens students to the adventure of life" (Unknown)
Founder of Aravinda Yoga Shala, Joana Menano began practicing Yoga in 1999. The depth with which she immersed herself in the practice made her feel that this would be her path, dedicating herself entirely to the teaching and deepening of knowledge and techniques in this field. In 2014 she founded Aravinda Yoga Shala. Read more…
With a background in the practice of Iyengar Yoga, Andreina Vila has trained extensively in Vinyasa Flow – an approach that integrates classical teachings and practices into slow flow sequences. She encourages practitioners to go with the flow of body movements and mindful breathing that sooth the mind into a state of release and openness. Read more…
Francisco Rodrigues is an unconditional lover of nature and animals. He lived many years in India where he ended up surrendering body and soul to Yoga. He is a student of Sharath Jois and follows the Ashtanga’s lineage, always with awareness and creativity, creating classes for all to feel the full effects of Yoga. Read more…
Inês Jacques has been a dancer and choreographer for more than a decade, and has extensive training in various body techniques. Her professional career began purely artistic as a dancer, choreographer and singer, and over the years her interest in the body and healthier ways of moving it, grew. Read more…
Stefanie Birkholz practices the traditional Ashtanga Yoga method for almost ten years. She helps the practitioners to explore their own purpose and bring it to daily life. Her personal intention is to build a room, where she’s able to practice the vision of her life and share the precious ancient practice of Ashtanga Yoga from a place of faith, truth and beauty. Read more…
"Yoga is like music: the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life." (B.K.S. Iyengar)
"Health is a state of complete harmony of body, mind and spirit." (B.K.S. Iyengar)
Filipa Menano de Almeida has a degree in Psychology from ISPA (professional ID nº 019653) and is passionate about human behavior, health and well-being. In pursuit of expanding her knowledge, achievements and personal development, she decided to take different specializations within the areas of human behavior. Since her graduation from ISPA in 2006, she took[…]
Stefanie Birkholz practices the traditional Ashtanga Yoga method for almost ten years. She helps the practitioners to explore their own purpose and bring it to daily life. Her personal intention is to build a room, where she’s able to practice the vision of her life and share the precious ancient practice of Ashtanga Yoga from a[…]
Joana Menano began practicing Yoga in 1999. The depth with which she immersed herself in the practice of Yoga made her feel that this would be her path, dedicating herself entirely to its teaching and deepening her knowledge and technique in this area. Thus, in 2014 she founded ARAVINDA YOGA SHALA. Joana Menano has a[…]
Inês Jacques has been a dancer and choreographer for more than a decade, graduating in Dance, and having complemented her training with extensive learning in various body techniques. She is a certified prenatal teacher, pilates mat, DNS (dynamic neuromuscular stabilization), and is also a co-coordinator of the Body and Movement department at In Impetus theater[…]
Francisco Rodrigues is an unconditional lover of nature and animals. He lived many years in India where he ended up giving himself body and soul to Yoga. He is a pupil of Sharath Jois and follows the lineage of Ashtanga, always with awareness and creativity, creating lessons so that everyone can feel the full effects[…]
One of the remarkable moves in her life began when Andreina and her family decided to move from their home country of Venezuela to the roots of her dad in Palma de Mallorca in 2006. New beginnings encouraged her to continue following her heart so from there her yoga journey was first experienced when her[…]
Tiago Machado has been practicing Yoga for 14 years and since then has made several trips around the world, where he had the opportunity to practice and learn from various sources. He has lived for several years in India, between ashrams in the North and Yoga schools in the South. An Ashtanga Yoga practitioner of[…]
These days we are bombarded with different sources of stimuli. We operate at such a fast pace that we do not have time to reflect and process our experiences. The level of demand and the instability of jobs also increased exponentially, that is, raising our sense of insecurity daily. In this competitive world in which[…]
Soft Yoga classes are intended for all those who seek a light and relaxing practice that can contribute to the maintenance of health, physical and psychological well-being. They are especially indicated to those who present some particular situation that can condition the practice of a more dynamic yoga style. Also in the case of a[…]
The Sunshine Yoga Baby Method is a Yoga program for babies from 2 months to 3 years old, in the company of a parent or other caregiver. This method adapts the postures of Hatha Yoga to the stages of development of the baby, using tender, fun, rhythmic and sensory exploration exercises that allow the development[…]
The birth of a child is a very special event in a woman’s life, but also a very intense and demanding one. When a baby is born the mother experiences profound changes in routine, body, mind and emotions. It is thus a true internal and external revolution! A baby demands full attention from the mother[…]
Pregnancy and Motherhood are a journey of discovery, marked by major physical, mental and emotional changes. They demand a constant adaptation of women to their new and demanding psycho-physical condition. Yoga for pregnant women, as a system of personal development, helps the expectant mother to experience her pregnancy and motherhood. It provides greater serenity and[…]