This weekend was enlightening, to say the least. I attended my first ever yoga workshop led by Dylan Werner from California. It consisted of four classes spread in two days: Beyond Balance Vinyasa Master Class – 2 hours of flow that was so intense it felt like we were in a heated room, Strength, Balance and […]
Usually we stop doing certain things because they’re bad habits. I consider my Facebook addiction a bad habit, for example, so I got off it for 30 days. 2 years back, I did the same for social media in general. Since then I realized how effective 30-day challenges are in terms of letting go of […]
Just me being me in another part of the world. Video taken in Universal Studios, Singapore, February 2013.
Surprises are lovely things, we all know that. But nothing is lovelier than the glimmer in the eyes of a person who has just surprised herself.
I guess I was just a bit too excited that I’m finally back on the mats. Three weeks is a bit too long and my training sessions have been sporadic lately so I got a few “Hey Pena’s back” faces again which is usually my cue to shriek “Hello!” with my usual “Yes I know […]
In 2013, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil will be hosting World Youth Day (WYD), and we were fortunate enough to be invited by some Filipino volunteers to talk a bit about Capoeira, which, in a way, is central to Brazilian culture.
“You are a monster.” In the context of sports, this is probably the best compliment that I could ever give. If I tell you that you’re a monster, it means that you’re in more or less that physical state I aspire to be in. Earlier this year, I told myself I want to be as […]
Kids nowadays – me included – are just so confused with their lives. Everyday they’re faced with gazillions of choices. Sometimes it could be as simple as what to eat, what to wear, what to do on a boring day; other times it could be as complicated as what course to take, which school to […]
I have a small realization today. All my life I have put so much importance to creating. Always, I tell myself, create, create, create. And why shouldn’t I? We make music, write, paint, sketch, mold. At work, we create products, processes, presentations… In Capoeira, we create movements, combinations, new ways to converse using the body. I […]
Capoeira has always been known to be a “dance” type of sport. There is so much grace involved in it that people often forget that it’s a martial art. As the capoeira song “Zum Zum Zum” goes: Zum, zum, zum, Capoeira mata um! Translated to english, this means: Zum, zum, zum, Capoeira is deadly! It is.