Ananda Leone, born in 1963, grew up between Brazil, Argentina and Canada and now lives in Germany, where, since 1990, he established Berlin’s Academy for Yoga, followed by two more studios in Berlin, another Academy in Vienna and a Yoga retreat center in Bali . A man of many disciplines, Ananda graduated in Forest Engineering, danced Ballet with the Teatro Guaria Brazil, studied traditional Chinese medicine and trained as a naturopath before going to India to train with Swami Gitananda in Yoga and Yoga Therapy. The result of that trip was Ananda’s initiation into the Yogacharya lineage. In 1995 Ananda graduated as a yoga teacher from BDY, the German professional association of Yoga teachers. His passion for pranayama brought him invitations to teach at yoga conferences and festivals all over the world. Ananda creates a joyful aproach to breath and rediscovers the traditional Pranayamas, in such way his students can experience them as an essential link between the asanas and meditation.