Workshop series: Research on Yoggaton as Empowerment and Decolonial Body Practice

14/09/2019 — 10/11/2019

Maque Pereyra, Yoggaton, Fotos: Verena Melgarejo Weinandt

Research on Yoggaton as Empowerment and Decolonial Body Practice

Maque Pereyra

Workshop series

Saturday, 14 and Sunday, 15 September, 4 – 7.30 pm
Saturday, 19 and Sunday, 20 October, 4 – 7.30 pm
Saturday, 9 and Sunday, 10 November, 4 – 7.30 pm

Language: English (German and Spanish is also possible)


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


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.

If you would like to participate in this workshop series, send us a short statement by 8.9. to:

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 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. Furthermore, Maque Pereyra is the new District Studio Grant holder and will work at District’s studio from September 2019 to January 2020.

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.