Yoga has been a well-known practice for centuries, uniting body and mind. Using its therapeutic value, Yogi Charlotte Verdoodt (Dutch) and Géraldine de le Vingne (French) aims to include our own bodies into the festival narrative. With ‘Yoga Conversations’, they combine an open group conversation about the festival themes with a guided yoga session.We strongly recommend that you bring comfortable clothing. Yoga-mats will be present.Dutch sessions will take place on Friday 22/02 from 14:30 to 15:30 and on Saturday 23/02 from 13:45 to 14:45.French sessions will take place on Friday 22/02 from 15:45 to 16:45 and on Saturday 23/02 from 16:30 to 17:30.Please register for the Dutch workshop only if you attend 'body and identity', 'body and life' or 'the symbolic body'.Please register for the French workshop only if you attend 'body and love,' 'the hedonistic body' or 'the body and transhumanism.'
Are there limits to what people are willing to subject their body to — living, sick or dying — in the name of religion?
If religion claims our bodies, what becomes then of freedom?
A kingpin in the field of human rights sheds her light on secularism
The body is and remains central to all religions and spiritualities.
How do religions regard love, desire and sexuality?
The body is the place where an essentially masculine power is exercised over the believer — especially over the female believer. What do women think of that?
How has the symbolic dimension of the body been expressed over time through religious prohibition, artistic representation and the potency of symbols?
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What is the relationship between body and religion at the dawn of great changes in humanity, and what ethical challenges does this entail?
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