Manel Rodrigues (Manu) grew up in an enchanted town called Sintra in Portugal. A life style of surfing, sports and nature have marked his young years of life. At the end of high school, Manel moved to San Diego, California where he initiated his career as a yoga teacher. Manel lives with a great love for life and enthusiasm for anything that makes life more auspicious. Authenticity is one of his visions thru yoga and community.
Manel has studied with numerous world top teachers. He had a unique opportunity to be close to his teachers from the yoga practice level, to the personal level. Manel has 10 yoga teacher trainings, 7 as a student and 3 as an assistant. Also innumerous workshop, yoga festivals and conferences.
Manel started practicing yoga in the Sivananda system when he was 12 years of age. Later when he was 18 and moved to California he practiced Ashtanga Yoga, which was very influential to his love and dedication to Yoga. Moreover he dove deep into Anusara yoga and at the same time Acroyoga (Certified 2007). Although Manel always liked to explore difference styles of Yoga, Anusara was definitely the most influential in his teachings. After meeting and practicing with many world top teachers, the most influential teachers were: Sianna Sherman (Few years as the main assistant and co-teacher) Jonh Friend, Michael Fukumura, Jason Nemmer. Lately manel has beein divig deep into the philosophy of yoga, history of yoga and all the tools that are relevant for his school and students.
Manel has created his school of yoga (Manu School of yoga) with a method called Precision & Flow. This school of Hatha Yoga, combines Precision as the understanding of all the aspects of yoga, and Flow as the creativity and dynamic expression in every practice and teacher.
Namho House of Yoga: Monday 7:00pm
Floresta Encantada: tuesday 7:00pm
Shambhala Lisboa: Wednesday 19pm
Ginásio Vita Team: Friday 9:30am
Private classes by reservation