INTRO TO CAPOEIRASANA
Capoeirasana is a yoga class developed from the perspective of a capoeirista designed for everybody! The class utilizes teachings from capoeira, yoga and acrobatics to create an asana sequence that challenges and supports a practitioner into advancing their practice.
Core strength, coordination, alignment and balance will be fortified through arm balances, inversions (bananeiras) and backbends (pontes). This is an all-levels class. The capoeirista that seeks injury prevention or alignment refinement in a movement, as well as the yogi eager to be exposed to some aspects of capoeira will both benefit. At any level, you will be asked to explore your edge.
Cultivating more connection through movement, music and bodywork, Melinda seeks to serve others in their journey to do the same drawing from several modalities.
A Hatha yoga instructor since 2008, AcroYoga found her in her front yard in Flagstaff in 2006. Many immersions, workshops and classes later in three continents, Melinda became a certified AcroYoga Teacher in 2011 (TT7). For the last 9 years, Melinda has been practicing and is an instructor in the beautiful afro-Brazilian martial art of capoeira as a student of Mestre Doutor (ASCAB Capoeira). She looks forward to sharing this joyful practice with anyone, especially those willing to play their edge.