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Ominira: The Art That We Love

October 3-6, 2019


Ominira is the Yoruba word for “freedom.” This year’s capoeira event focuses on the the art that we all love, while celebrating the freedom that we find through it. Freedom of expression, freedom of movement, and freedom of thought.
By embracing the “ominira” that we find in capoeira, we are able to celebrate our uniqueness and our oneness. We are striving to cultivate inclusion and acceptance at our event, and all capoeiristas are invited to attend.


Guest List

Mestre Paulinho Sabiá (Capoeira Brasil—Niterói)

Mestra Suelly (United Capoeira Association—Berkeley, California)

Formando Zamis (Capoeira Brasil—Switzerland)

Contra Mestre Gugu Quilombola (Quilombolas de Luz Capoeira—São Paulo/Germany)

Contra Mestre Banano (Longe do Mar—Mexico City)

Formando Sinistro (Capoeira Brasil—Strasbourg, France)

Professor Saracuru (Capoeira Brasil—Downtown Los Angeles)

Professor Mussum (CDO Vienna)

Professora Pimentinha (Ginga Mundo—New York City)

Professor Chipa (Ginga Mundo—Oakland, California)

Professor Edgar Bombril (Capoeira Muzenza London, UK)

Instrutora Clari (Capoeira Brasil—Argentina)

Instrutora Agua Viva (Candeias—West Seattle)

And many more to be announced!



  • Capoeira Takedown Workshop

  • AcroMoving Workshop

  • Technique Workshop

  • Floreio Workshop

  • Music Workshop

  • Batizado and Troca de Cordas


  • Thursday October 3

    • 5pm-6pm Kids Workshop

    • 6pm-6:45pm Adult Workshop 1

    • 6:45pm-7:30pm Adult Workshop 2

    • 7:30pm-9pm Welcome Roda

  • Friday October 4

    • 2pm-3pm Adult Workshop 1

    • 3pm-4pm Adult Workshop 2

    • 4pm-5pm Adult Workshop 3

    • 4pm-5pm Kids Workshop

    • 5pm-6pm Adult Workshop 4

    • 6pm-6:45pm Music Workshop with Formando Sinistro

    • 7pm-10pm Roda

  • Saturday October 5

    • 10am-11am Adult Workshop 1

    • 11am-12pm Adult Workshop 2

    • 12pm-1pm Adult Workshop 3

    • 1pm-2pm Adult Workshop 4 AcroMoving with Contra Mestre Banano

    • 1pm-2pm Kids Workshop

    • 2pm-2:30pm Toddler Workshop

    • 3pm-5pm Batizado

    • 5:30pm-8pm Roda

  • Sunday October 6

    • 9am-10am Warmup and Movements with Contra Mestre Banano

    • 10am-1pm Roda

    • 1pm-3pm Potluck and Celebration