Hello Bahia In Motion Community~

Due to Governer Jay Inslee’s proclamation 3/15/20 regarding closures of restaurants, bars, and entertainment and recreational facilities, we unfortunately have to temporarily suspend all classes at Balance Studio until further notice.  It is vital right now to do all we can to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 for those most vulnerable and we highly encourage you to continue practice as much social distancing as possible.

Some good news! We can still continue to dance and train together as a community. Please our new Schedule for ONLINE LIVE CLASSES!

In this challenging time we are determined to continue our mission of building community and promoting health in mind, body and spirit.  We believe it’s important to remember our health and positive attitude play a major role in affecting the health and wellness of others.  As this virus has illuminated, we are simply one large community here on earth.  Let’s honor each other by taking simple steps to protect one-another, find creative ways to continue our connection, reach out to our neighbors here and beyond our borders, and take time to cherish the gifts of life.

Sending wishing for health and vitality to all-

Aileen and Daniel

Capoeira is the Brazilian Martial Art combining rhythm, movement, music, history and culture. Our group, Moringa de Barro holds classes for youth age 4+ and adults in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. We practice Capoeira Regional (fast-paced) although the Angola style of Capoeira (slower-paced) is also incorporated into classes. Our Mestre, Mestre Pitta (Daniel Nery dos Santos) hails directly from Salvador, Brazil where Capoeira was born. Classes are dynamic and engaging for all levels and age groups. Students enhance their technique, strength and endurance by training individually, in pairs and in groups. Mestre Pitta believes Capoeira teaches us how to live more peacefully by learning to respect ourselves, each other and cultures throughout the world.

All classes held at Balance Studio in Fremont: 418 N 35th St, 98103.

Discounts available for families and Fremont residents/employees.

Class Schedule

Studio classes have been cancelled until further notice. Please visit our new Online Class Schedule to see which classes are now available online to participate in from the place of your choice!

5:30pm - 6:20pm : Youth Capoeira Level 2: (Age 6-12)
6:30pm - 7:30pm : Beginner Adult Capoeira (Age 13+)
7:30pm - 9:00pm : Adult Capoeira-Intermed/Adv (Age 13+)

4:45pm - 5:20pm : Capoeira for Little Tots (Age 3-4)
5:30pm - 6:20pm : Youth Capoeira Level 1: (Age 5-12)
7:30pm - 9:00pm : Adult Capoeira-Intermed/Adv (Age 13+)

11:30am - 1:00pm : Adult Capoeira-Intermed/Adv (Age 13+)
(Drop-ins always welcome to all classes $18/adult class/$16 youth class)

Capoeira for Adult Sessions - Winter/Spring 2020

(Mondays) 6:30-7:30pm
Winter: January 13th-March 16 $150
Spring: March 23rd-June 15th $175 (no class May 25th)
Ages 13+

Drop-ins welcome.

Register now

Learn the unique movements, technique, history and music of Capoeira Regional as you gain physical and aerobic conditioning through exercises targeting strength, stamina, reflexes, speed, flexibility and balance. Your skill will build from the basic ginga step and advance with emphasis on technique and style. Students work individually, as well as with partners and in groups. You'll also learn the history of Capoeira Regional and its founder, Mestre Bimba. In addition to the rhythms and songs of Capoeira, you will learn to recognize and play the instruments integral to Capoeira: Pandeiro, A-go-go, Atabaque (ah-tah-bah-ki) and Berimbau. Classes gradually combine all elements of song, music, and movement as students learn to play in a roda (circle) with others.

The class is taught in Portuguese as well as in English.

**Please wear long work-out pants, as well as a comfortable t-shirt or tank top. Capoeira is done barefoot. Please let us know if you have any difficulty doing exercise without shoes.**

Capoeira for Youth Sessions - Winter/Spring 2020

Little Tots:(Age 3-4)NEW CLASS!! Wed 4:45-5:20pm Jan 15th-June 3rd $300 (no class 2/19, 4/15)
Level I:(Age 5-12) Wednesdays 5:30-6:20pm Jan 15th-June 3rd $325 (no class 2/19, 4/15)
Level II: (Age 6-12) Mondays 5:30-6:20pm Jan 13th-June 1st 16th $325 (no class 1/20, 2/17, 4/13, 5/25)

Drop-ins always welcome for new students: $17/class
Register now

Watch your child’s confidence grow while learning the Brazilian martial art form of Capoeira. In this creative and fun class, children learn the movements of Capoeira through exercises and games that help improve flexibility, agility, reflexes, balance, concentration and gross motor coordination. Students learn to work individually as well as in pairs and groups.

Children also learn about the essential music and instruments of Capoeira by clapping, singing, and learning how to play and recognize the sounds of the Pandeiro, A-go-go, Atabaque and Berimbau.

The class is taught in Portuguese and English, enhancing language and communication skills.

**Please have your child wear long work-out pants and a comfortable t-shirt during class. Capoeira is played without shoes or socks in class.**