Global Yoga Congress Barcelona 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.

October 2, 3 & 4, 2020


Special offer Global Yoga Congress 3 days + Pre Congress 2020

220 €

Take advantage of this special offer to attend the 3 days of the Global Yoga Congress and the Pre Congress 2020.





He started practicing yoga in Caracas, Venezuela in 1999. Until 2008 he had the opportunity to study Vinyasa Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga and Iyengar Yoga under the guidance of different yoga instructors.



Cristi Christensen is shaking the world of yoga by integrating yoga and dance with live house DJ music during her invigorating “Deep Exhale“ events.



Heiress of the lineage of Larry Shultz, Ana Forrest and Sri Dharma Mittra, her goal is to guide others so that they can also experience the many amazing benefits of yoga on the body, mind and soul.



Alvise started practicing yoga in 2007. During his first years of practice, he was able to practice with international teachers, particularly interested in ‘Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and the practice of Dharma Yoga. With Andrei Ram he began his journey in Hatha Raja Yoga, developing a deep interest in his spiritual and cultural roots.



Devoted disciple of Sri Dharma Mittra, Fabio learns directly from his spiritual guide, practicing daily and sharing Hatha Yoga classes and workshops. Fabio’s curiosity drove him to travel extensively to remote regions of the world, to find inspiration from people and cultures,

Jordi Canela

Om Ram

With a multidisciplinary training, he has understood the need to learn different disciplines and styles of yoga to be able to adapt yoga to the diverse needs of his students.



Devoted practitioner and teacher of Hatha Raja and Kriya Yoga, dedicates her life completely to spiritual practices and to transmit the knowledge of healing through Yoga and Meditation.



Vladimir started yoga in his teens and draws from his 20 plus years of practice in the Iyengar yoga method and yoga based therapy and is known for his effective demonstrations and a way of delivering essential bites of information in a friendly and accessible way.



Sandra teaches the primary, intermediate and opening part of the third series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. She has been practicing yoga since 2001, studying Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with John Scott since 2002 and teaching since 2007.

* The presence of yoga teachers is subject to possible minor changes.


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.


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


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!


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.


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.


Nau Bostik
C/ Ferran Turné, 1-11 (Barcelona)

How to get there?

La Sagrera (at 800m, 10 minutes on foot)
L1 · L5 · L9N · L10N
Línea R4 – La Sagrera (at 800m, 10 minutes on foot)
Bus 34 – Berenguer de Palou / Ferran Turné (3 minutes)
Bus H8 – Camp Nou / La Maquinista (4 minutes)
Bus V31 – Berenguer de Palou / Ferran Turné (2 minutes)
Bus V29 – Sagrera / Martí Molins (5 minutes)

Private transport
Access by Ronda Litoral (B-10) exit 28: Gran Via / Pl. Glories.

The Nau Bostik adjoins a free parking that has an entrance from both the Pont del Treball street and the Ferran Turné street.

Come and enjoy the GYC Barcelona 2020


What are the physical benefits of yoga?

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One of the reasons that attracts thousands of people towards the practice of yoga year after year are the numerous physical benefits that this ancient discipline provides. Many of the benefits that yoga gives us are supported by scientific studies and, consequently, doctors and therapists from various disciplines recommend a regular and progressive practice, adapted to each person and each moment of their life.

Obviously, yoga is not a magic potion or the solution to all our health problems, but there is a general consensus about its positive effects on the human organism, which contribute to our attaining higher quality and life expectancy. Here are some of the most important ones:

Strengthens muscles and bones

Yoga helps strengthen muscles but prevents lactic acid from building up in the body and does not reduce flexibility. Having a defined musculature protects bones, prevents injuries and prevents diseases such as arthritis.

As for the bones, it is shown that yoga helps to reinforce them and slows down the loss of bone mass. In addition, it is essential to prevent injuries and fractures. Yoga also improves body posture, which directly affects the health of the spine.

Increases flexibility

Besides advancing in postures, flexibility helps us enormously to avoid injuries. When starting a yoga practice, the lack of flexibility is one of the aspects that causes most headaches in the practitioner, especially among men. But with consistency and by progressively increasing the presence in the postures, one will improve in a very remarkable way. As flexibility increases, many of the muscle aches caused by stress and poor posture disappear.

Alleviates pain

With a well-adapted practice, yoga is very effective in alleviating most chronic pain such as neck pain, rheumatoid arthritis, knee pain, low back pain, chronic back pain, sciatica or fibromyalgia, among others.

It keeps us young

There are recent studies that suggest that yoga and meditation can affect our DNA, protecting it from damage and also avoiding and reversing the negative changes that affect the aging process of the body, since it has a direct impact on the activity of the enzyme telomerase, key to protecting telomeres in every cell division. These benefits could also prevent cognitive decline related to age, especially when combined with meditation.

Burns calories

This is probably one of the benefits of yoga that most attracts the general audience. But beyond aesthetics, what interests us most is that in a healthy lifestyle it is important to maintain a body without overweight. Some researches have agreed that the practice of Vinyasa Yoga involves an average caloric expenditure of 7 kcal / min, which is equivalent to burning about 507 calories per hour.

Improves the breath

One of the most fundamental points of yoga is that it teaches us how to breathe, more than correctly, in a conscious way. Without counting the diverse techniques that the pranayama presents, the practice of asanas alone already implies a permanent control of the breath and, consequently, a substantial improvement in the oxygenation of the whole organism. The breath known as abdominal or diaphragmatic, which in the inspiration begins in the abdomen to continue in the intercostal area and ends in the collarbone, and in the expiration follows the reverse path, increases the oxygenation of the cells. In addition, breathing deeply and at a leisurely pace slows the heart rate and relaxes the muscles.

Strengthens the immune system and balances the nervous system

Yoga helps to reduce the level of cortisol, the hormone related to stress, which as we know is intimately linked to health problems of all kinds. By directly influencing this hormone, the practice of yoga increases our resistance to diseases and infections.

One of the secrets of Yoga documented in numerous studies is that, by combining dynamic postures with relaxation, it is much more effective as a tool to combat stress than any relaxation exercise that is not accompanied by any other dynamic practice. In this way, it is also possible to maintain a balance in the nervous system.

Promotes cardiovascular health

Several studies argue that yoga fights hypertension and reduces cholesterol levels in the blood, which in the long run decreases the risk of cardiovascular disease. It also lowers the accumulation of fat in the arteries and reduces the blood concentration of interleukin-6, a molecule linked to the body’s inflammatory response and which seems to be involved in heart attacks, type 2 diabetes, arthritis and other pathologies.

Improves mood in cancer patients

Although there are not enough studies that demonstrate a conclusive impact of yoga on cancer patients, there is evidence that indicates that yoga can improve mood and reduce anxiety, depression or emotional stress, as well as relieve the nervousness of people with cancer. In addition, it can help reduce fatigue in patients with breast cancer and survivors.

For more detailed information, we recommend visiting the website of Dr. Timothy McCall, who specializes in explaining yoga as amedicine.