Elena Menci

Algarve Lifestyle is pleased to introduce Elena and her Yoga Studio “Haven”, who will be providing a regular article for our magazine,

“HAVEN” is a community founded by Elena Menci, an international yoga teacher who moved to the Algarve from Dubai in 2020.

Yoga Studio HAVEN is located at Prado Villas, R. de Volta da Manhã, Vilamoura, Algarve the South of Portugal.

This community is simply about connecting with people who love or are curious about yoga, mind-body connection, healthy living & lifestyle.

We operate in the Golden Triangle (Almancil, Quinta do Lago, Vale de Lobo) and offer personalised experiences for our clients within and outside this area. Any queries, please email or Whatsapp directly to +351968880728.

HAVEN offers group & private classes:

  • Yoga & Meditation
  • Corporate Yoga & Meditation
  • Pilates
  • Cacao Ceremonies & Sound Healing
  • Nutrition & Yoga Workshops
  • Yoga & Wellness Retreats
  • Yoga Teacher Training

Elena Menci is an international Yogi who has gained her experience in Bali, India, Dubai & Mallorca. She is a 700hrs certified Yoga Teacher trained in Vinyasa, Yin, Swing and Ashtanga Yoga with Iyengar props. She also studied Functional Anatomy, Sports Massage, Guasha, Cupping, Osho Meditation and continues to learn about the human body & mind, which fascinates her the most, the power of one’s mind.

She was born in Eastern Slovakia by the High Tatra Mountains, where nature has always been a big part of her upbringing, and that’s what she feels connected to. She worked in the luxury fashion & diamond industry before certain events in her life made her think deeper about life, and she decided to dive into learning about Yoga and eventually changed her carrier path and became a Yoga teacher.

Along the way, Elena had the vision to create a community surrounded by nature, based on intentions coming from a non-judgmental place, a safe place where people can connect, interact, exchange experiences and energy and feel “at home”. After living in the Middle East for ten years, she moved to Portugal to build this community in the sunny Algarve.