Body & Soul

Are you up for some physical exercise or relaxing on top of all that dancing? Every day we offer different sessions. You can decide on the spot which one you’d like to join. 

Don’t forget to add the Pick ‘n’ Mix Track to your registration if you want to attend any of the Body & Soul sessions!

Jill de Muelenaere – Power yoga

Keep healthy and strong with a dynamic yoga class that combines strengthening exercises, proper breathing technique,s and deep-stretching. Give some time to self-care by toning your muscles and loosening your body. Get in shape for the next party!

– RELAX Yoga

Join this class for a moment of tranquility. This class will focus on deep and relaxing stretching postures synchronised with gentle breathing that will bring you peace of mind and energy renewal. Learn how to breathe, take a few minutes to relax, stretch and strengthen your body, and feel renewed for the rest of the day. Your body and your mind will thank you for this!

Roser Ros – Full body strengthening games 

We will combine games and exercises to empower the body in a global way. Dancing is a full-body art form, but it mainly strengthens our legs. What about our core, back, and arms? We will work out these areas with medium-intensity activities to compensate for the rest of the body.

Bring with you some sporty clothes, comfortable training shoes, and water.

Monika Wikarska – Acroyoga workshop 

Let‘s get Upside Down! (For those who take the festival literally.) Surprise yourself with how natural it is to hang down from another person and find your body in unexpected positions. Acroyoga is for all those to whom yoga sounds too solitaire and acrobatics too wild. We will learn the most fun and stunning positions to look at, yet the easiest to practice! If you want to learn new boundaries of your bodies, come and join us in two-high. Tons of laughs promised.

Glenda Schepens – Bootcamp 

Are you familiar with burpees? Or jumpin’ jacks? After this Body & Soul class, you sure will be! Get ready to sweat and tone those muscles. And don’t forget your 80’s outfit; spandex leotards, leg warmers, high ponies, sweatbands, and audacious colours are encouraged. 

Marcos Leon : Free improvisation 

We will explore different ways of moving, working on our body articulations, and noticing them. And we will use that to focus on different ideas, playing with funny concepts, and finding our self-expression through movement.

Sofia Tula Coucouzeli Moreira – Therapeutic dancing 

During this workshop, we’ll start off by turning our attention to our breathing & touch, in order to calm our autonomous nervous systems. Starting by grounding ourselves, we’ll begin exploring our emotions. How does the body keep all of its lived experiences inside & how does one process these through movement? The body being a living memory of one’s life, we’ll be exploring what arises through the movement of our narratives.

We’ll venture into the crossing-over of the voice, touch, and the body, with a ritualistic baseline, furthering our understanding of who we are and how we relate to the other.

Through the connection to self and other we will centre ourselves, learning to listen to our needs & to communicate those needs somatically. 

Within the connection we have with the other we’ll explore how our own narratives interact & where our limits lie.

Katrien Deraedt – massage

Would you and your dance partner like to take a breath? Then swap the dance floor for the relaxing mattress and learn how to give each other a beneficial pressure point massage under the expert guidance of Katrien Deraedt. During 2 hours you massage each other in turn, in a safe environment, with clothes on. We provide a separate room, … After this workshop you can get back on the dance floor reborn.

Juls Sobron & Katerina Tartary – Art therapy – Paint your jam

Are you ready to dive into a new dimension of creative self-exploration?
No? That’s okay! We’re here to guide you in this colorful-emotional-corporal dance
Yes? Then bring a friend!

In this art therapy session, we will provide a safe and welcoming-to-all-emotions space where we will unfold from individual self-expression to communal creations. Expect your hands to get messy and colorful covered in paint. 

*Free your arms! – bring clothes that allow your arms to be uncovered
*We will use acrylics, and we will have space to clean ourselves before and after the workshop

Juliette Venou – Stretchy Physiotherapy

Come relax your tensions at the end of the day and learn how your body works. We will mix some relaxing stretching with a physiotherapist approach on your body.

Join our “body & soul” sessions at different locations around Dok Noord.