with Professor Agulha
Capoeira is a Brazilian art form developed in the 16th century that combines elements of martial arts, dance, music and spirituality. Capoeira is played in a “roda” (circle of people), to the rhythm of live instruments, claps and songs. The roda is a highly energetic, participatory environment that attracts people from all walks of life. The global community of Capoeira is both cohesive and diverse, promoting tolerance and cultural exchange.
Location: The Ojai Foundation | Topa Institute
9739 Ojai Santa Paula Rd , Ojai CA, 93023
Price: $25 per person. Children under 5 are free.
Invite your friends and family to experience this beautiful and fun event on the ridge. Beginner friendly.
Born in Russia, I moved to New York as a child. At the age of 14, I walked into Mestre Zumbi’s class and immediately fell in love with Capoeira. Under his guidance, I started teaching in Central NJ when I was 19. After a few persistent years, I began to form a solid group of adults. With help from some of my students and much support from the group, I was able to introduce Capoeira programs to some of the local schools, which quickly became very popular amongst the kids and the parents. Throughout my time as a teacher, I have not neglected my responsibilities as a student. Training and studying Capoeira on a regular basis continue to be a priority for me. I’ve travelled to Brazil and several other countries to attend Capoeira workshops and events, in addition to many places within the US.
Capoeira teaches me valuable lessons and gives me the skills to be a more conscious and compassionate citizen. I currently lead the Ventura County branch of the group and hope to share this profound, holistic art form with you.
Professor Agulha has been working at TOF | Topa Institute land assisting our Eco-Art in residence Skip Schuckmann with landscape design.