Mestra Edna Lima


“You don’t train for Capoeira. Capoeira trains you for life!”

– Mestra Edna Lima

Mestra Edna Lima’s classes are based on traditional sequences and modern progressions, work with partners (we’ll provide one for you!), traditional Capoeira music featuring berimbau, atabaque, pandeiro and enthusiasm.

Class exercises are developed on interval training patterns: cardiovascular sequences mixed with bodyweight resistance exercises and periods of active recovery. The result is an exciting combination of aerobic endurance, functional strength and complex agility.

Each class begins with movement games to warm-up, specific exercises to prepare for training, partner and line-work to develop techniques, movement sequences to integrate techniques and a Capoeira roda to develop intuitive movement, build confidence and practice playing Capoeira music.

ABADÁ-Capoeira training is an integration of technique and tactics designed to prepare students for progression through modern Capoeira methods and participation in Capoeira rodas.

Spectators are generally welcome but space is limited, so if possible please schedule your visit. And remember membership and schedule information are updated online, so please check our site before coming to class.

New students are encouraged to join any time!

Discounted monthly memberships available!


Begin by downloading and printing the linked registration and release forms, complete them and bring to your first class. Download Adobe Acrobat if necessary. Forms will be provided if you are unable to download or print.