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

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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.

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Instructors


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Yoshio

Hama

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.
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Cristi

Christensen

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

Vallo

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.
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Alvise

Vianello

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.
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Fabio

Filippi

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,
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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.
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Katya

Devi

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.
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Vladimir

Jandov

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.
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Sandra

Howling

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


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

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


How to get there?


Metro
La Sagrera (at 800m, 10 minutes on foot)
L1 · L5 · L9N · L10N
Renfe
Línea R4 – La Sagrera (at 800m, 10 minutes on foot)
Autobuses
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.

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Rodney Yee: the gymnast who introduced yoga into the daily life of the Americans

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In the early 90’s, millions of Americans began to practice yoga thanks to the training videos of Rodney Yee.

It all began in the late 80s. Rodney Yee, after leaving behind 8 years of professional dedication to ballet and as many as a gymnast, decides to try yoga to, once and for all, increase his flexibility and stretch his legs: “When I was very young I came to hate my body, “says Rodney Yee in an interview. His decision to abandon his promising career in classical dance did not exactly thrill his parents: “they asked me if I was crazy.”

A few years later, in 1992, Yee became a star in the world of yoga in the United States: his videos “Yoga Journal’s Yoga for Meditation”, filmed in the Yosemite National Park, began to be distributed throughout the country and In a matter of months, yoga generated a strong demand in the United States.

During the 1990s, “people started to stop seeing yoga as a strange activity,” says Kathryn Arnold, former director of Yoga Journal, who has worked with Rodney Yee all these years.

Taking advantage of the pull, in addition to continuing to record yoga training videos (today the collection counts more than fifty; his video Yoga For Beginners was the bestselling Amazon in 2001 and his YouTube channel already reaches several million views) , Yee published in 2002 the book “Yoga: The Poetry of the Body” that was presented, among other places, at the emblematic television show of Oprah Winfrey.

The key to the success of Rodney Yee

After more than 40 years of experience in yoga, Yee has developed his own style, influenced by Iyengar Yoga and his experience with ballet. But perhaps the key to his success has been knowing how to introduce yoga into the lives of those who most needed it. This is the case of the Urban Zen Foundation project, created in 2007 along with his wife Colleen Saidman Yee and Donna Karan.

“During the many years of my husband’s cancer treatment, I realized that our health system focuses on the patient’s illness,” says Donna Karan. “I think that the patient himself should be treated, not just a part of him, while we should also take care of our doctors and nurses due to the pressure they are under.” This is how the “Urban Zen Integrative Therapy” program was born, to respond to this lack in the health system, integrating specialties such as yoga, reiki, nutrition or meditation exercises for both patients and health staff.

The project was born in New York, but only two years later, it began to expand to other areas of the United States such as California, Ohio or Illinois, currently already having more than 20 centers.

A legacy in the world of yoga

In addition to participating in the UZF project, in 1996 Rodney Yee opened his first Yoga studio in Oakland and currently runs two “Yoga Shanti” studios in New York with his wife and, last but not least, a few years ago engaged himself in carrying out his teachings to any point in the world through the Gaiam project: yoga sessions on streaming on demand.

Besides all of this, they still have time to travel around the world teaching yoga in the best studios. In this case, both Rodney and his wife, Colleen Saidman, will be in YogaOne Sarrià on June 19 and 20 giving different sessions and offering their wisdom and experience to all attendees. Without any doubt a date that we will mark in our calendars.


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