• Renata Mendes






  • Who am I?

    I am curious and I love to connect with myself and others.


    I am a Yoga Teacher, social entrepreneur, volunteer, travel photographer and writer.

  • ACTVeda

    A business that promotes wellbeing and acting with knowledge.

    Get to know our services:

    Workshops/ Courses

    Educational Systems, Companies and Small Groups


    Act with knowledge

    • Consciously connect people with themselves and with the world.
    • Be aware of ourselves allows you to be more aware of others and our impact in this relationship.
    • Connect intention with action through self-knowledge.
    • Care }{ Consciousness     
    • Empathy }{ Clarity of Purpose

    Inner Journey

    Self knowledge

    Inner Journey is a program to support individuals and small groups in transition phases. Here are the tools that we use:

    • Yoga
    • Meditation
    • Vedanta
    • Ayurveda
    • Rebirth
    • Coaching
    • Non violent communication
    • Theory U
    • Design Thinking 


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    Social Entrepreneur

  • Instituto Mundo Aflora

    for a world with more than only one chance

    How it all started

    Yoga in the prison

    Empowering girls in the prison through Yoga, in Aparigraha Project, since 2003.

    Our goal is to teach them to have self acceptance, self respect and emotional management in order to find peace inside themselves.

    Do you want to know more? Contact us.

    Next steps

    Inside and outside the prison

    Co-founder of Mundo Aflora Institute.

    After 13 years we are developing a social business to create opportunities for these girls outside the prison: Mundo Aflora Institute.

    Today we are developing our business model and organizing inspiring talks inside the prison.

    If you want to know more, contact us.

  • Some words

    Writing helped me to enjoy more daily life

  • An experience to connect the individual with the collective through writing

    © Crônica coletiva with the contribution of Renata Mendes, Patrícia Gabborin, Marise H. Louvison, Denise Faria

    © Renata Mendes (solo)

    "Xikong morava em um povoado distante no interior do Camboja. Essa menina tinha o estranho hábito de acordar sorrindo e sair pelo campo dando bom dia aos pássaros, flores e até para as minhocas."

  • Travel with soul

    how new places can help me to learn more about myself

  • @viajecomalma

  • Education 

    Lifelong learning person

  • learning process

    Yoga/Ayurveda and Self knowledge

    With whom I learned

    Self knowledge is a lifelong learning process that I had the honor to study with the most generous teachers as Swami Dayananda Sarasvati, David Frawley, Gloria Arieira, Lia Diskin, Pedro Kupfer and Robert Svoboda. More information.

    Business and Social Innovation

    Where I learn

    My journey started at PUC-SP when I did Business with specialization in Social Market. After several years, I started my study at Amani Institute in Social Innovation Management that put all my background together for one purpose, Social Change. More information.

  • Work Portfolio

    Some projects and work experience

    Self knowledge


    Since 2002 I had the opportunity to work with the most renowned teachers of Yoga in Brazil, USA and India, such as Gloria Arieira and David Frawley. I organized and taught in retreats, workshops, Trainings and talks about Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation. More details here.


    Private Sector

    Marketing and Business Strategy

    I had the opportunity to work at Mercer in financial consultancy and at Syngenta with Markerting Latam at the beginning of my career and recently I did four months of apprenticeship at Sitawi Finances for Good. More information.

  • Media

  • talk to me

    If you think we can share inspirations, photos, beliefs, contacts or smiles... let's have a tea together.