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Yoga Studio Haven

"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. HAVEN community is about connecting with people who love or are curious about yoga, mind body connection, healthy living & lifestyle. We host group classes, workshops and events at the studio and Elena is very passionate about providing welcoming environment and setting for the community where she organizes monthly meet ups at different locations. Head to our EVENTS page to see what we have got coming up.
We operate in the Golden Triangle (Almancil, Quinta do Lago, Vale de Lobo) and offer personalized experiences for our clients within and outside this area.  For private session please email us or Whatsapp directly to +351968880728.

HAVEN offers group & private classes:

  • Yoga & Meditation
  • Corporate Yoga & Medidation
  • Cacao Ceremonies & Sound Healing
  • Nutrition & Yoga Workshops
  • Yoga & Wellness Retreats
  • Yoga Teacher Trainings

Founder of Haven

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

She was born in Eastern part of Slovakia by 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 vision to create a community surrounded by nature, based on intentions that are 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 10 years she decided to move to Portugal to build this community in the sunny Algarve.

Benefits of being part
our comunity


You get to practice
weekly yoga in the most amazing locations.

Have a

Haven will become your spiritual home where you will feel fully accepted without any judgments.


Get stronger, fitter & more flexible by creating a balanced yoga practice.

Skills & Knowledge

Enjoy monthly workshops where you can improve your skills and knowledge.

Create Memorable Moments

You will create the happiest and the most memorable moments with US.

Everyone is welcome

Tourist or a local, beginner or intermediate, everyone is welcome to our community.


Connect & hang out with likeminded people who will become your friends.


Experience weekend retreats practising yoga at top locations in the Algarve.

Happy Life

Healthier body means a happier life. You will become happier by applying the tools you learn to your personal life.

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