Yoga and Capoeira on Sunday’s CicLAvia Route!

October 7, 2010 at 2:17 pm 3 comments

Yoga Class - from Wikimedia

Events are coming in fast and furious for this Sunday’s CicLAvia!! We can’t promote them all, but we can tell you to expect, in addition to walking and cycling, some spontaneous music and dance and who-knows-what?!? If you’re planning a CicLAvia activity and you want to let others know, add it to our events page.

You’re invited to two free fun activities: Yoga and Capoeira!

There will be free yoga happening at 1:30pm on First Street between Main Street and Los Angeles Streets, just east of City Hall, in front of the Caltrans building. It will be taught by Yogi Steve, the organizer of free Yoga in Runyon Canyon park. Beginners, walk-ins welcome. Set-up will begin at 1pm – and there are yoga mats available for the first 20 people who join, courtesy of Prana.

“We are proud to donate our Prana yoga mats to this wonderful event. It’s really fulfilling to be able to help to introduce more people to the benefits of yoga !” – Prana founder Beaver Theodosakis.

Wikipedia Capoeira image which doesn't do it justice - come and see it live!

In case you’re not familiar with it, Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art form that combines martial arts, dance, music, and singing into a ritual play-fight-dance circle. It’s fun to watch, and great exercise to learn and participate in.

Capoeirista Camelo (aka El Jimmy) has put out the call for capoeiristas to gather at 10am at both ends of the route (west end is Hel-Mel Bicycle District – [Heliotrope at Melrose], east end is Hollenbeck Park [4th Street at St. Louis]). From there, both ends will dance/run/march/sing their way along the route to converge at 12noon near the Leavitt Pavillion at MacArthur Park – across from the Park Plaza Hotel – on Park View Street, between Wilshire and 6th. For more information on capoeira at CicLAvia, email Camelo at l.a.bikezombie [at]

If you’ve never tried capoeira, join the circle and give it a try! (Wear loose clothes, and be ready to get some sweat on!) If you’ve never watched capoeira, come and see it. It can be absolutely magical – especially in open public settings where it quicky amasses crowds of onlookers.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. The top 11 Things I want to do at CicLAvia | Bikeside LA  |  October 8, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    […] martial art that is as much dance as fight, and some say the origin of many break dancing moves.  CicLAvia reports there will be a Capoeira meet-up and demo – meeting at both ends of the route at 10 am and converging to meet up at 12noon […]

  • 2. WUT  |  October 8, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Capoeira schools Batuque and Raizes do Brasil will be there..and one member from Brincadeira Viva Academy Venice Beach

  • 3. Marne Strickland  |  October 11, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Great work on offering free yoga! I am a 15 year practitioner and love it when people offer free classes. Namaste, Marne


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