Born and raised in Rio, Brazil. A standout high school and later a collegiate athlete; Ana competed internationally in swimming as well as soccer and volleyball. In college, she majored in physical education while working full time as a physical trainer and gym manager.
Ana moved to India and studied extensively with yoga master Phatabi Jois, recognized as the leading yoga master worldwide. She then traveled to New York and trained with Dharma Mitra and Shiva Rea, the top two international yoga masters after Phatabi Jois.
Ana holds a master level certifications in yoga, crossfit, Pilates (mat and apparatus), piyo, turbo kicking, body pump, RPM, cycling, body combat, Zumba, silver sneakers, and PT wits, NCSF and Nesta. Ana is also certified in ACSM (sports medicine) and began competing in bodybuilding in 2014 and qualified for nationals in her first year.