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Research on Yoggaton as Empowerment and Decolonial Body Practice
Workshop 14. Sep - 15. Sep 2019

Research on Yoggaton as Empowerment and Decolonial Body Practice

Sexual energy is creative energy that deserves to be awakened and then shared in a respectful, loving and consensual way.

 

Workshop
Saturday, 14 and Sunday, 15 September 2019,

4 - 7.30 pm

 

Maque Pereyra and District invite you to participate in the research Yoggaton as Empowerment and Decolonial Body Practice: The practice of Yoggaton combines Yoga&Reggaeton. It is a movement practice which works on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level. Through a series of exercises, Yoggaton brings together yoga asanas and spiritual principles, Andean spirituality, fitness, guided meditation exercises and Perreo - a dance to reggaeton similar to the Twerk. Yoggaton offers intensive aerobic training as well as the opportunity to work on self-healing and self-realization through the development of consciousness and physical strength, fun and sensuality. The aim of the practice is to promote a deeper awareness of the unity of body, mind and soul in order to develop a complete self. The research is conducted in a series of theoretical and practical workshops.

 

Further dates

19. and 20. October I 9. and 10. November,

4 - 7.30 pm

 

If you would like to participate in this workshop series, send a short statement by 8.9. to:
post@district-berlin.com

 

Black, Indigenous and People of Color and people identifying somewhere in the FLINT (Women, Lesbian, inter, non-binary, trans) spectrum are prioritized within the registration process.


Maque Pereyra is the new District Studio Grant holder. From September 2019 to January 2020, she will work at District on Yoggaton as Empowerment and Decolonial Body Practice. Maque Pereyra is a Berlin based artist, performer, djane, dancer and spiritual activist. In 2018 she finished the MA SoDA program at UdK-HZT. A DAAD scholarship in the field of performing arts was granted to her from 2016 until 2018. In her home country, Bolivia, she obtained a BA degree in Psychology in 2014. Her work was was shown in different festivals and venues internationally e.g. region(es), New York (2019), WHOLE. United Queer Festival, Ferropolis (2018). She has been awarded twice with the arts award Premio Plurinacional Eduardo Abaroa (2013-2014). She's currently working on spreading the practice of yoggaton - a movement practice developed by her.


Find more information here: www.yoggaton.com or www.district-berlin.com

 

Copyright: Maque Pereyra, Yoggaton, Fotos: Verena Melgarejo Weinandt

 

The Studio and Research Grant 2019/2020 on Yoggaton as Empowerment and Decolonial Body Practice is a project by Verena Melgarejo Weinandt, District * Schule ohne Zentrum, sonntagsbureau at Amerika-Gendenkbibliothek Berlin and the publishing house Zaglossus. The project is funded by Senate Chancellery Berlin – Department of Culture