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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Conditioning with Capoeira (Special Carnival Edition)

Rio de Janeiro, BrazilPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Marcelo

60 mins
Up to 7 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian

What you'll do

Special Carnival Edition for all sessions in February! During this special edition, before conditioning for our class, I'll go through some Samba rhythms and movements. I will show you how this connects to the Capoeira roots. As dance conditioning, we will exercise our motor coordination with basic and relaxed movements. I will show you the basic steps in capoeira and we will work on a simple sequence together. We will take a break to give you a tour through the instruments and to show you how to play capoeira rhythms. Putting all of this together we will practice the blend of dance and fight that is called “jogo de capoeira”. Expect a moderate to intense workout as we adapt the movements to your body.

Great for a group dance/workout session! I can also adapt the class for children. Contact me if you would like to book for dates not on the calendar.
Other things to note
The only preparation you need to enjoy this experience is to set up a space in your living room or bedroom. It needs to be large enough to stand with your arms wide out and turn in a circle. A shaded outdoors spot also works well. Set up your camera so that I can see you to fix your movements.
Special Carnival Edition for all sessions in February! During this special edition, before conditioning for our class, I'll go through some Samba rhythms and movements. I will show you how this connects to the Capoeira roots. As dance conditioning, we will exercise our motor coordination with basic and relaxed movements. I will show you the basic steps in capoeira and we will work on a simple sequence together. We will take a break to give you…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Marcelo can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at $27.

What to bring

  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Tennis shoes or barefoot
From $4
/ person
Tue, Mar 9
$5 per person
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
Join 1 other guest
$5 per person
Tue, Mar 9
From $27 per group
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
Private groups only
From $27 per group
Tue, Mar 9
$11 per person
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
$11 per person

Meet your host, Marcelo

Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 89 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hello! I am Marcelo, known in the Capoeira world as Professor Marcelo Medusa. I am from Rio de Janeiro, a city with strong Brazilian culture. Rio is one of the centers of Capoeira, an art which blends together dance, music and martial arts. Capoeira was developed by the West Africans that were enslaved in Brazil as disguised combat training, mixing West African, Indigenous and Portuguese cultures. In capoeira, we play music based on percussion instruments like the berimbau, atabaque and pandeiro while two capoeiristas “play” in combat.

I have worked with capoeira for 30 years. I have students local to Rio as well as students from other cities and countries. I started an online training practice two years ago via WhatsApp, Facebook and Zoom. I want to use my experience to help people move in a fun, dynamic and safe practice.
Hello! I am Marcelo, known in the Capoeira world as Professor Marcelo Medusa. I am from Rio de Janeiro, a city with strong Brazilian culture. Rio is one of the centers of Capoeira, an art which blends together dance, music and martial arts. Capoeira was developed by the West Africans that were enslaved in Brazil as disguised combat training, mixing West African, Indigenous and Portuguese cultures. In capoeira, we play music based on percussion instruments like the berimbau, atabaque and pandeiro…
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Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 89 reviews.

Stephanie
March 2021
Marcelo has so much amazing energy and joy to bring! We booked this as both a work bonding experience as well as a celebration for our teammate. It was great for both - Marcelo did a great job of making the session feel special, as well as was so encouraging to all the individuals on the team. Plus, if you're like us and have been WFH a long time, just getting to move around our bodies and work up a sweat felt great! It also made for a good story for subsequent meetings, which just brought a little more fun to the workday. Thank you for bringing us so much fun from abroad!
Marcelo has so much amazing energy and joy to bring! We booked this as both a work bonding experience as well as a celebration for our teammate. It was great for both - Marcelo did…
Alex
March 2021
Marcelo is an incredible teacher! It was the best Air BnB experience I've ever done. It was so much fun! We learnt the basics of Capoeira and Marcelo taught us about the history of Capoeira. 100% recommend this to anyone!
Joanna
February 2021
Extraordinary & Unforgettable Capoeira Moment with a Passionate & Fun Brasilian! Some people teach what they know. Marcelo teaches who is he. Marcelo exceeding my expectations and gave me an experience that ignited my body and spirit to want to move, dance, and play. You will not regret his class. You will support a hard-working person in a faraway country and contributing to the development of communities that need our support from the west. Marcelo is not only an incredible Capoerista. He's a joyful man who is also a salsero, musician, sambero, and forro star. He has a wealth of cultural wisdom and knowledge. You will leave his session feeling fantastic and uplifted by his spirit. Marcelo also differentiated our session to my level and taught me in Spanish. Sign up & Ginga! It's fun and well worth it.
Extraordinary & Unforgettable Capoeira Moment with a Passionate & Fun Brasilian! Some people teach what they know. Marcelo teaches who is he. Marcelo exceeding my expectations and…
Rachel
February 2021
Marcelo was incredibly friendly, passionate and knowledgeable about Capoiera. It was a fun workout with great music! Marcelo did a mix of teaching us moves and the history of Capoeira such as bringing out various musical instruments and showing how it was used. He is a true expert.HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
Marcelo was incredibly friendly, passionate and knowledgeable about Capoiera. It was a fun workout with great music! Marcelo did a mix of teaching us moves and the history of Capoe…
Lorna
February 2021
This experience with Marcelo exceeded our expectations! My husband had been talking about Capoeira for years but I hesitated to go to a class. So when I found this on Airbnb I booked immediately. I sent a message to Marcelo letting him know we needed a modified class because my husband has a metal rod in his leg from ankle surgery. And frankly I'm flexible but still working on strength. So I wanted a low impact class for both of us. Marcelo delivered that and more. He gave us a Capoeira class while introducing us to Afro-Brazilian culture, musical instruments used in Capoeira, a song and samba dance moves. It was a truly fun experience that made our Valentine's Day. We came away feeling invigorated and happy. I have found myself more conditioned to do strength training as a result of the basic Capoeira moves Marcelo taught us a few days ago. This experience is great value for money, rich in culture and is highly recommended.
This experience with Marcelo exceeded our expectations! My husband had been talking about Capoeira for years but I hesitated to go to a class. So when I found this on Airbnb I boo…
De'Von
February 2021
This was a great workout class learning some basics of the art of Capoirera. I enjoyed the workout and explanations of music and instruments used for this martial art as well.

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  • Tue, Mar 9
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    Join 1 other guest
    $5 per person
  • Tue, Mar 9
    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $27 per group
  • Tue, Mar 9
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
    $11 per person
  • Tue, Mar 9
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $27 per group
  • Tue, Mar 9
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    $11 per person
  • Tue, Mar 9
    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $27 per group
  • Thu, Mar 11
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    $11 per person
  • Thu, Mar 11
    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $27 per group

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.