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NOVEMBER 10 - 12

The Field Center presents our first Capoeira event!

JOGO DE CINTURAS is a residential skill share for capoeiristas. The goal of this gathering is to support the leadership of women in capoeira, the articulation of their voices, and their strategies of leadership. It is both an offering to the public and an exchange amongst peers. All ages, levels and genders are welcome to participate. 
In this residential summit of Capoeira leaders and students we intend to build a greater clarity of vision and voice through the exchanging of movements, concepts, and time with one another. This is an opportunity to deepen our relationship to the art forms of Capoeira, the complementary practice we weave into it,  and the connections we make through the time and energy we spend together.


We offer 3 full scholarships for Black, Indigenous and People of Color [BIPOC] folks in each session. As well as 3 Work Trade spots in each session. If interested please select 'BIPOC Scholarship' OR 'Work Trade' when registering via the link below. For more information about the work trade exchange, go to the Work Exchange page.


Nuria Bowart (Contramestra Marreta)

For over 25 years Nuria has been a committed to the ritual art form called capoeira. As a capoeirista and capoeira teacher Nuria’s style emphasizes movement flow and sequencing, and a high standard of musicality — qualities which were imparted to her by her teachers as well as stemming from her other lifelong practices outside of capoeira and personal life experience. Additionally as a teacher Nuria draws on her applied knowledge of biomechanics to guide effective movement strategies and techniques that promote physical longevity in the art form and the health of joints and tissues. Currently Nuria is serving remotely on the teaching and administrative teams for the Berkeley Capoeira Collective. She holds the rank of contramestre with the United Capoeira Association (UCA). 

Nuria has had a practice as a Rolfer since 1997. She works both as a professional dancer and is a teacher of dance, anatomy and functional movement patterns. In 2021 Nuria started a center for contemporary arts practices called the Filed Center in Rockingham Vt. She is committed to bringing her whole self to the learning and art of human movement. As a Capoeirista she holds a deep respect for the history, and customs that are essential to the form and is deeply engaged in contemporary discourses around issues of identity, relations of power, and representation in the art.

Professora Sarará began her capoeira training over 20 years ago with Mestre Canguru, from Brazil.  She was the founder/director of the Humboldt Capoeira Academy in Arcata, CA. The capoeira academy, with over 100 students of all ages was successful in positively influencing the community for eight years. 

Professora Sarará now lives in Santa Rosa, CA and continues her efforts to spread cultural awareness through the arts. She is often sought out to teach at capoeira events across the US and abroad.  She is one of the highest ranked female capoeiristas in the US.  Sarará has proven to be a role model for women athletes, and has come to exemplify the core concepts taught through capoeira.

Jana M. Burton (Contramestra Amazonas), musician and dancer of Umoja, is a proud member of the more than 6 professional martial arts Hall of Fames. She was recently promoted to one of the highest ranking African American females in the USA in capoeira during a belt promotion ceremony in 2020. As the Curriculum Developer and Artistic Director for the Afro Brazilian Arts and Education Academy, Amazonas blends experiences within the arts in several West African and Afro Brazilian performance groups across the country and teaches internationally, as well. She proudly serves as an instructor at the Elijah Brazilian Jiu jitsu academy. Concurrently, she serves as the Mathematics Coach of Lincoln Elementary school in Newark Public Schools.

Professora Morena

40 year old mother and wife with 25+ years in martial arts

Capoeira practitioner since 1998 under FICAG

2nd degree black belt under TEAM KIMURA

Self-defense specialist

Professional Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitor

Professional Brazilian jiu-jitsu referee

1st female to be a commentator in the Abu Dhabi

World Pro jiu-jitsu tournament 1998

Pioneer of Brazilian jiu-jitsu and capoeira in the United Arab Emirates

Kettlebell and Steel mace coach


Creator of Rooted Strength Method a way for martial artists to prevent injury and heal through unconventional strength training and self love.

Ana Carolina Lima aka Morena is a Brazilian/American mother of 2 soon to be 3 children and has been a martial artist since the age of 12 and is currently based out of Western Massachusetts. She has practiced many different martial arts such as karate, kickboxing, Muay thai, kung-fu, krav maga, MMA, but fell in love with the Brazilian arts of capoeira and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. As a martial artist she loves the balance between fight and expression. She found these arts to be a way to stay connected to her culture and also kept her empowered as she grew up in a violent environment where she was constantly bullied. Morena also has a background in performance with capoeira, and samba and has practiced dance as a way to continue to develop language and connection to self. She traveled the world as a student and teacher and continued to search and expand her movement knowledge, finding primal movement and training through the use of breathwork and self-love. Much of her Rooted Strength methodology was developed with a mixture of knowledge she gathered through her life from hypnobirthing, to traumatic crisis intervention, as well as gathered information from her own life experiences as she continues to grow in search of better paths to help herself and others. Her unique view as a female professional, teacher and competitor has shaped this methodology, she hopes to help many to step away from the narrative of pain through the tools of movement and regulation of the nervous system. Morena still travels the world while hoping to help empower many through movement and connection to primal forms or training and movement with a whole lot of self love.

Contramestra Cocada began her career in Martial Arts at the age of 15 in 1998. Since then, she has devoted over 20 years to the study and teaching of Capoeira. Through countless hours of practice and travel, she has developed an integrative, inclusive, and supportive teaching style that enables her students to reach their goals and much more. This focus on sustainable growth of confidence and ability has made the Contramestra a highly sought-after guest teacher within the United States and Internationally. 

 The Contramestra excels at teaching children of all ages capoeira, jiu jitsu, creative movement, self-confidence, respect, and responsibility. Contramestra is currently a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, starting her training in 2012 at Undisputed under David Riley in Tucson. She then moved to Hawaii in 2013 and trained at North Shore Jiu Jitsu and earned her blue belt in 2014 from American Black Belt Michael Fowler. Under Fowler, Davia taught jiu jitsu to 4 - 6 year olds and also continued to teach capoeira. She now is the creator and director of Samba Southwest, a folkloric dance company that specializes in Folkloric dances such as Samba de Roda, Danca de Coco, Maculele and other forms of dance from Brazil and Africa. Currently she is teaching Capoeira, Samba and is participating in various non-profit organizations. You can catch Contramestra Cocada at the many Samba shows throughout the Southwest.

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