Cultivating more connection through movement, music and bodywork, Melinda seeks to serve others in their journey to do the same drawing from several modalities.
Professora Risadinha of Capoeira Lago Vermelho has trained since 2002 with ASCAB Capoeira under Mestre Doutor. Music and motion have always been integral components of her life, so the synergy of the two found in capoeira was irresistible. Risadinha has had the privilege to have trained and performed all over the United States and internationally. Risadinha has lived in Brazil on two occasions to deepen her study and understanding of the culture, capoeira, the language and music.
Melinda has a Bachelors degree in Biology, Pre-Med from Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, MN). Melinda became a certified Hatha Yoga teacher in 2008 and an AcroYoga Teacher in 2011 (TT7). She looks forward to sharing these joyful practice with anyone, especially those willing to play their edge. Melinda speaks English and Portuguese, plus a little French & Spanish.