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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What is yoga?

27 May, 2018
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This seems to be, without any doubt, the most sensible question to begin with. In fact, very few will have entered a class, rolled out their mat and gone into the “downward looking dog” pose without first asking what yoga is all about.

People who practice instead of training, go barefoot, fold and stretch in impossible positions, breathe through their nose despite the effort, sing mantras, close their eyes, lay down, sit down to meditate, and leave class calm and relaxed. Seen for the first time, yoga can be anything but familiar. Therefore, knowing the meaning, the sense of practice and what is known about its origins can help many people to enter into this world without fear and with sheer curiosity.

The term yoga comes from Sanskrit (the classical language of India) and derives from the verb yuj, which means placing the yoke, between two oxen, for example, to unite them. In Spanish, words like the same “yoke” or “conjugal” come from the same Indo-European root. Therefore, in short, yoga literally means union.

But union of what? Was it not about exercising, stretching and relaxing?

For yogis and yoginis (this is how yoga practitioners are called), this union refers first to the union with oneself. That is to say, to the harmonious unification of all levels of the human being, which includes body, mind and spirit. To understand it better, think of those situations of your life that are important, fun or pleasurable in which you are so concentrated, present, absorbed and conscious that time seems to stand still completely, there is only one thing, your mind stops its usual flow and the rest of world becomes completely irrelevant. Surely you’ve ever experienced something like this, even if you do not know how. That’s yoga. And yogis practice it – in the form of body postures (asanas) and other techniques of breathing and meditation that we will see – to train and learn to access that state of peace in any situation and at any time. In fact, the ultimate goal of yoga is to be able to bring that state to each and every one of the moments of your daily life, whatever they are. So no, yoga does not “just” involve exercising, stretching and relaxing.

On the other hand, yogis consider that deepening in that state of pause and total presence, a second union can be reached: that of the individual being with the Cosmos. This is the experience of feeling one, united with all that is, with all that exists on Earth and in the Universe. You may have perceived something like that watching the sea, or surrounded by mountains or under a starry night. That feeling of knowing that you are insignificant in the immensity that surrounds you but that, at the same time, you are an inseparable part of all that is around you. This also is yoga. And, in this sense, yoga is considered one of the oldest personal and spiritual development systems known today.

So, then yoga is a religion?

No. Yoga is not a religion because it lacks dogma. It is a universal knowledge that offers no theory, but a complete life practice through which the individual can develop all of his potential, beyond the limitations of his body and his mind. Yoga is something you experience. Therefore, you can be a Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Agnostic or atheist and practice yoga without any interference in your beliefs.

Even so, it is true that yogis feel an inner essence and that, from a spiritual perspective, they seek the union of the individual being with the universal being. But, even if you do not feel at ease with this perception, you can continue practicing yoga without any reluctance. Simply leave out singing Mantras or do not follow what makes you feel uncomfortable. Focus on the physical part, on the postures, on the breath. Focus on how each corner of your body is feeling when you practice, move on to the practice of asanas and “be” each position consciously. Yoga, in whichever way you practice, will generate a huge benefit in you.