Global Yoga Congress Barcelona 2020

September 11, 12 & 13, 2020

The Global Yoga Congress was born from the desire to make yoga available to as many people as possible. Therefore, we want to accompany you on your path.

The Global Yoga Congress brings together several of the greatest yoga masters in the world in a unique and inspiring event. Yoga classes, concerts, talks, meditations and other activities will immerse you in a universe of well-being and allow you to discover new avenues of growth.

An atmosphere of peace and respect where you can learn and connect with teachers of different lineages, who will gather in a unique location with different spaces. A great yoga event adapted to all levels, where you can select the sessions that most motivate you and discover new styles and masters.

Whether you have been practicing for years or if you are just starting, whether you are flowing with Vinyasa or sitting down to meditate … we want to offer the time, space and perfect conditions for you to connect with your practice, try new paths, discover great masters, listen, sing, share … and grow.


Yoga

We offer yoga styles for all, so you can practice the styles that suit you best and discover new approaches to yoga that may open new horizons. You could surprise yourself by practicing a style you would never have thought of for yourself!


Yoga Philosophy

We will have teachers who will share their wisdom in a very up-close manner, giving you a glimpse of everything beyond the mat: the yoga of life, how to integrate it into your day, where it comes from … and many more fascinating things.



Styles

Ashtanga, strength and perseverance
Dharma, opening of the heart
Hatha Raja, body-mind connection
Sivananda, recharge energy
Iyengar, alignment and rectitude
Vinyasa, find your own flow
Kundalini, elevation of consciousness
Jivamukti, realization through asana
Acro Yoga, balance and trustfulness



Music

The concerts and the practice of Kirtan, the ancient chanting of Sanskrit mantras in a “call-response“ format, will offer us a space where we will be able to silence the mind leading us to the innermost center of our Being from which can evoke the individual and collective song. Quite an experience, worth sharing with your loved ones.


Free time

You will be able to rest in the spaces that will be enabled for that purpose, visit our shopping area with stands offering different products (clothes, personal care, hygiene, therapy, etc.), eat healthy in the space reserverd for foodtracks and enjoy a juice or herbal tea at any time of the day.


¿For whom?

For everybody!



Beginners

This is an ideal space to introduce yourself to Yoga, with introductory classes, workshops and level 1 practices. It will be the best way to start practicing.
Our teachers will be happy to accompany you, the classes are categorized by levels which will help you to design your personal program.



Intermediate and advanced practitioners

This event is paradise for those who already have their established practice.
Imagine, so many of the teachers that you have always dreamed to study with, together in one space, to share full days of union together with your Shanga… and if you own a school or you are a large group that travels together do not hesitate to consult us for special prices.



Families

You can benefit these days as an enriching experience for the whole family, your partner or your children. We have prepared special yoga sessions for children and for the family, as well as corners to simply enjoy a juice, a meal and be outdoors.


Location

Carrer de los Castillejos, 388
08025 Barcelona


How to get there?


Buses
H6 (Rda Guinardó-Castillejos)
H8 (Av Gaudí)

Subway
L5 – (Sant Pau | Dos de Maig)

Ashtanga Yoga

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Ashtanga Yoga is a style of great strength and intensity, it was created by master Sri Pattabhi Jois. It is a dynamic system of postures that are connected through the breath. The system, which has various series of fixed sequences, is based on the coordination of the breath with movement (vinyasa), to create a continuous flow.

Practiced in its correct sequential order, it gradually leads the practitioner to rediscover his true human potential, with his correct Ujjayi breathing, postures (asanas) and focus of the gaze (drishtis).

The body strengthens and increases its resistance; the mind becomes calm as it increases its ability to concentrate.

Ashtanga links each of the asanas through vinyasas or half vinyasas, as also groups of three or less postures are called, the same always, which serve as links between asanas or sequences and keep the body warm and fit for a dynamic flow in the practice. In these vinyasas Chaturanga, Urdva Mukha Svanasana and Adho Mukha Svanasana usually come together.

One of the main functions of the Ashtanga system is to generate an intense internal heat called Agni, which produces a physical and energetic purifying effect.

This series of postures is totally predefined and is always meticulously followed, which distinguishes Ashtanga Yoga from other styles, as each posture is considered a preparation for the next. The asanas are linked in a continuous, fluid and consistent way, coordinating exactly each movement with one breath. The ultimate goal is to maintain internal concentration throughout the entire session; that is why in Ashtanga much emphasis is placed on daily or regular practice.

Ashtanga Yoga is structured in three large series or sequences of postures ordered by degree of difficulty: Yoga Chikitsa (first), Nadi Shodana (second) and Sthira Bhaga (third). Each level needs to be fully developed before proceeding to the next and it is usually the teacher who recommends the student when to advance in the series.

This style of yoga is usually taught in two main formats, on the one hand as a guided class. Here the students follow the class together at the pace marked by the teacher in a session in which usually only the first series is addressed. The intention of the class is to remember and clarify the correct movements, as well as to deepen and face the difficulties existing in practice. It is a highly recommended and important class to do at least once a week, once the students have reached a certain level in their daily practice.

On the other hand, there is the so-called Mysore style, which refers to the Indian city of Mysore, where the guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois taught Ashtanga Yoga for more than 60 years. It is a method based on self-practice. Although the students are together in the same space, each one performs the sequence at their own pace and based on their level of development. Meanwhile, the teacher and the assistants work individually with each one to adjust and add positions to the series of each student.

It should be noted that, on a theoretical level, Ashtanga Yoga literally means “yoga of eight limbs”, as indicated in the Yoga Sutras of the sage Patanjali. According to this work, the path of inner purification to reveal the Self is composed by the following eight spiritual practices: Yama (moral codes), Niyama (self-purification and study), Asana (posture), Pranayama (control of breathing), Pratyahara (control of the senses), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation), and Samadhi (definitive absorption in the absolute).


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