Tak Oda



At Mills Since 1997


Having premiered new vocal works for luminaries such as composer Pauline Oliveros, Tako leverages performance experience to infuse Mills' capoeira course with music. Tako continues training under legendary capoeira masters Acordeon & Suelly, and incorporates ethnomusicological insights into the study of this Afro-Brazilian art form which has its origins in the struggle for racial justice. Tako trained as a Vinyasa Flow Yoga teacher under Alek Trail and emphasizes healthy biomechanics and lifestyle.


  • BA, University of California, Berkeley
  • MFA, Mills College

Faculty Office Hours, Spring 2021

Days Times Room
  by appointment  

Spring 2021 Schedule

Day Time Course Title Room
TR6:00 pm-6:50 pmCapoeiraWHP 116
TR4:00 pm-4:50 pmFlow YogaWHP 116
TR5:00 pm-5:50 pmSpecial Topics in PEWHP 116

Courses Taught

  • PE 012H: Capoeira
  • PE 016C: Flow Yoga