Manouela began training Capoeira in 2006 and holds the rank of Monitora. She received her green belt in 2017 from Mestre DiMola.
In 2010 Manouela started teaching Capoeira youth workshops with TEEK Fellowship, an NYC based program that helps talented students from low income families achieve potential, and in 2011 started teaching adult Capoeira classes in Brooklyn. She has travelled to Brazil, as well as across the U.S. and Europe to continue her training, has performed Capoeira all over the tri-state including Met Life Stadium and has been featured on a number of local news segments. Her class was listed as one of the top 5 fitness classes in NY 2 years in a row in NY Magazine.
Manouela is also a certified Fitness Boxing Instructor under former Professional Boxer Barry Kirton Jr and has recently begun training Jeet Kune Do, Filipino Martial Arts and Thai Boxing under Sifu Phil Cruz.