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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220 €

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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.

Come and enjoy the GYC Barcelona 2020


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The universal language of yoga: discover the teachers of the Global Yoga Congress

28 September, 2018
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Greece, Russia, Colombia, USA, Israel, London … the teachers of the Global Yoga Congress speak a single language: that of yoga; but all of them with the dialect of their culture.

The guru says that there are as many styles or practices of yoga as there are yogis in the world, and all of them share millenary knowledge that has been adapted little by little (with greater or lesser resistance) to the reality of each moment.

Nowadays just watch the schedule of any yoga studio to see an immensity of styles, some labeled with a new name, and some brave ones have gone even beyond to create yoga styles that combine other aspects resulting in styles like acroyoga or yoga for children. But they all have something in common, which is a philosophy and a great respect for the practice of yoga in any of its manifestations. Just as a yoga practice can vary depending on the seasons of the year or even the lunar cycle, it also varies according to the culture of each practitioner, which enriches yoga on many levels, not just the spiritual level, but culturally as well. This results in a very inspiring combination in which each teacher offers the best of themselves beyond the practice of asana, meditation or pranayama.

In the Global Yoga Congress we suggest to look beyond a lineage or a style and we take our bet on different methodologies of teaching yoga, from the most traditional or faithful to the guru to teachers who go for innovation and even introduce live music with a DJ during the sessions. Looking closely at the history and experience of each of the instructors with whom we will have the opportunity to practice during the days of the Global Yoga Congress is to see years of practice, devotion to yoga, passion and enthusiasm, which have resulted in the power to inspire practitioners from all over the world to continue on the path of sadhana.

Cristi Christensen, for example, is a professional gymnast who had made it to participate in the Olympic diving team in the United States. After an injury, Cristi discovered pilates and yoga which is when she began her more holistic approach to the world of fitness. Cristi is considered one of the yoginis who has laid the foundations of yoga in the Western world from the direction of the Exhale Center for Sacred Movement in California.

Camilo García decided to unite his knowledge as a musician to his passion for yoga to found the musical project Bhakta Project, a musical initiative that fuses mantras with modern music. Through his practice of self-knowledge through yoga, Camilo also came into contact with the indigenous ancestral wisdom of South America and dictates yoga class according to the lineage of his teachers Dharma Mittra and Andrei Ram.

Any yoga student will know the teacher BKS Iyengar, creator of a style that seeks perfect alignment and that all asanas are accessible to any practitioner. All this through the use of aids such as blocks or belts so that everyone can enjoy the healing properties of each posture. Teacher Alexis Simon has been dedicated to the teaching of Yoga Iyengar for over 25 years after having studied in India for 7 years. He is currently the director and founder of the Iyengar Yoga Study Center in Brussels.

But yoga is not only asana practice, it also includes the path of knowledge (Gnana), which is why in the Global Yoga Congress we also have a large offer of workshops and lectures on theory and philosophy of yoga. Mohini is a yogini with more than 20 years of experience offering the ins and outs of the theoretical knowledge of yoga; she has been trained at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in India and has studied Sanskrit grammar at the Institute Devavani. Currently, she directs an advanced philosophy course for yoga teachers in Tenerife and teaches Hatha.

All the teachers who will be present at the Global Yoga Congress have their particular approach to the practice of yoga and the teaching of this millenary practice that has been passed on to this day. Discover all the teachers of this 2nd edition of the Global Yoga Congress and study the program to organize your days of the Congress according to the sessions you wish to attend.