pop-up class! capoeira : all levels

This class is taught by:

Charli Livingstone

Charli has been a dedicated practitioner of capoeira Angola for over 10 years. She has spent extended periods of time in Brazil to immerse herself in African-Brazilian culture and learn from her masters.
Since 2015 she leads her group, FICA London, under the guidance of Mestre Cobra Mansa. She is a committed member of the London capoeira community, where she is one of the few women teachers of this art form.

Charli is also a 200hr qualified yoga teacher and student, having trained with Nova Milesko and Bex Tyrer. She mostly teaches soulful and dynamic flow classes, inspired by the natural world and yogic philosophy.


She finds that yoga and capoeira Angola complement each other well, both deepening an understanding of the body in flow, strength, flexibility and mobility, respect for other cultural and spiritual practices, and a love for handstands!


Capoeira Angola is an African-Brazilian art form that fuses dance, acrobatics, fight, music, voice, history and community. Training prepares for the “roda” – the ritual circle in which players take turns to play in pairs, accompanied by music.

This pop-up class is an introduction into some of the foundational rhythmic movements, attacks, escapes, inversions and philosophy of Capoeira Angola. This flowing style is often played close to the floor, which develops strength, flexibility and resilience. By the end of the class you will have the basics for a game with another player.

Be prepared to connect with your inner child and with other practitioners! Please wear loose clothes and a t-shirt you can tuck in.

Charli leads classes at FICA London under the guidance of her master, Mestre Cobra Mansa.


No experience necessary, just the willingness to try!