Paula Verdino gave Dreamers a taste of Brazil with her Capoeira Workout which she led this summer at The Family Support Center. Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art form with a rich history, involving dance, music, percussion, songs, self-defense techniques and acrobatics.
Our Dreamers learned basic Portuguese terms and vocabulary of Capoeira as well as its Afro-Brazilian roots. We aim to intentionally impact each Dreamer by focusing on their development as a whole person. A healthy body and mind is a fundamental aspect of that. Capoeira helped us to not only improve the our Dreamers' physical abilities but foster team building skills, strengthen mental focus and help our Dreamers to make important mind/body connections.