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)

The benefits of yoga for children

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Next Saturday, September 15 at the Pre Congress of the GYC there will be a special program for children, with yoga sessions aimed at the little ones of the house. Bringing children and teenagers to the practice of yoga, relaxation, conscious breathing, meditation or mindfulness is becoming increasingly popular in centers and schools around the world, leading to numerous success stories in which children improve their academic performance and the coexistence in the classrooms.

In this article we give you some keys for your children to introduce themselves to yoga and we review the most important benefits that they can obtain thanks to the regular practice of yoga.

According to experts, introducing practices related to yoga in the lives of children helps them to learn to relax, reduces their level of anxiety, to be more aware of their own body, and increases their capacity for learning, attention, perception and memory.

This daily mental training can produce structural changes in children’s brains, which in turn leads to an improvement in social intelligence.

For children, the practice of yoga is a playful activity. However, thanks to yoga they learn how to better assimilate possible situations of pressure or stress that appear at school or at home and learn to relax, adopting a more serene attitude.

For the restless or active child, as well as for the shy or shameful child, yoga helps channel their energy and reaffirm their self-esteem. It will help the more active to learn to relax and concentrate more, while also encouraging the quieter children to lose their fear of others and to open up.

But since we are treating with children, we must take into account some keys to successfully access this discipline, enjoy it and remain constant in the path of self-knowledge:

  • To enhance concentration and maintain motivation, it is convenient that in a yoga class there are no more than 15 children. Children should feel comfortable and relaxed.
  • Breathing is an integral part of yoga. Inhaling and exhaling through the nose is essential so that the child can stretch and obtain the necessary balance to start practicing yoga postures. Once the group controls their breathing, the teacher will start with the postures.
  • With children, the positions have to be practiced little by little. Ideally, at the beginning, learn to breathe, relax and then concentrate.For children, yoga should be practiced as a game.
  • They should not be required to repeat a position over and over again because that can become very boring to them. You have to vary the postures and movements slowly and at a pace with which children do not lose their concentration.

Experts agree that the best age for a child to enter the yoga exercises is from the age of 4. At that age the little ones already know perfectly what can be expected from them and they already have the capacity to carry out and control certain movements of the body.

As we have already pointed out, we summarize some of the most outstanding benefits of yoga for children:

  • Development and agility of the motor muscles.
  • Flexibility in the joints.
  • Improves the posture of their spine.
  • Improvement in breathing habits.
  • Increase in self-esteem.
  • Decrease in the level of juvenile stress.
  • Development of attention, concentration, memory and imagination.
  • Harmonization of personality and character.
  • Channeling of physical energy.
  • Better understanding and interaction with others.

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