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You want to get in shape but just don’t know how, maybe you get bored easily and need variety in your work outs.
Your child has so much energy that you need somewhere and some way to help burn it all off.
On top of that you want to learn a new language, how to dance and how to play an instrument.
If this sounds like you - you're in the right place!
Visualize increased endurance, strength, flexibility, speed, and power.
Imagine having more body awareness and balance.
Envison gaining community and lowering stress levels.
This is what the Axé Capoeria YYC will help you accomplish, one class at a time.
When watching capoeira for the first time most think, “oh I could never do that” but the great news is that we all start as beginners! Anyone of any age, gender, or body type can be successful in Capoeira. Once you know the basics you can mold the game to your own abilities and do things you never thought possible. Improved physical abilities reduced stress, friendships are just a few benefits that come along with beginning Capoeira. On top of that motivation and determination appear quickly and those attributes stick around and multiply as the years proceed.
Although the focus of Capoeira is not on team competition, there is a huge team aspect. Participants work together and encourage one another while learning new skills and test each other during the game. And of course there is the chit chat before and after class!
Social connection can lower anxiety and depression, help us regulate our emotions, lead to higher self-esteem and empathy, and actually improve our immune systems. By neglecting our need to connect, we put our health at risk.
Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art created over four hundred years ago by Indigenous and African people who were forced into slavery. The history is rich, the dances beautiful and full of significance and the music brings the AXÉ. (a-shay, meaning “soul, light, spirit or good vibrations”