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


Los orígenes del yoga

6 junio, 2018 1

Aunque es difícil precisar el momento histórico en que apareció el yoga como ciencia y filosofía, las primeras pruebas arqueológicas de esta práctica datan aproximadamente del año 3.000 a.C. Sellos de piedra que muestran figuras en posturas yóguicas y de meditación, que serían obra de la civilización que floreció en el Valle del Indo hace más de 5.000 años. Tradicionalmente, se considera que estas técnicas fueron reveladas a los grandes sabios durante estados profundos de meditación.

Sin embargo, otros autores consideran que el verdadero origen del yoga está en la colección de escrituras que constituyen los Vedas – los cuatro textos más antiguos de la literatura india que se remontan al año 1.500 a.C. – puesto que es allí donde encontramos las primeras referencias escritas a la práctica del yoga como ciencia de vida.

Sea cual sea su verdadero origen, el yoga se fue desarrollando durante siglos gracias a los grandes sabios que fueron revelando continuadamente sus enseñanzas de maestro a discípulo de forma secreta, hasta llegar a la actualidad. Una parte importante de estas enseñanzas ha sido transcrita y puesta a disposición de toda la humanidad a lo largo de la historia, aunque se considera que otras técnicas siguen permaneciendo ocultas y se continúan transmitiendo sólo de forma oral.

Como decíamos, los primeros textos en los que se menciona el yoga son los Vedas. Concretamente, el Rigveda y el Atharvaveda hacen referencia a conceptos centrales del yoga como el prana o la energía vital y su relación con la respiración, o los canales y centros energéticos del cuerpo (chakras y nadis).

A continuación, los Upanishads son los siguientes textos clásicos sobre yoga que se conocen. Éstos forman la última parte de los Veda y representan el pilar de las enseñanzas yóguicas, basadas – como explicábamos en artículos anteriores – en la idea de una conciencia absoluta (Brahman) que subyace en el Universo entero. Así, el Ser, la verdadera esencia de uno mismo, solo puede conocerse a través de la unión (yoga) con lo Absoluto.

En los Upanishads también aparecen conceptos fundamentales como Kundalini (la energía primordial que yace dormida en la base de la columna), la meditación, el Karma Yoga (yoga de la acción), la concentración en el mantra Om, o algunos aspectos prácticos de las posturas (asanas).

Más tarde, en el siglo VI a.C., ven la luz el Ramayana y el Mahabharata, dos obras elementales en las que se describen otros aspectos importantes del yoga. La segunda contiene la Bhagavad Ghita, una de las escrituras yóguicas épicas más conocidas, en la que Brahman, en su encarnación como Krishna, muestra al guerrero Arjuna el camino del yoga y le indica cómo alcanzar la liberación a través del cumplimiento de los deberes de la vida.

Por último, en el siglo III a.C., aparecieron los Yoga Sutras de Patanjali, que ordenan y sistematizan la práctica del Raja Yoga (yoga mental) y otros textos que recogen el Hatha Yoga (yoga físico) como el Hatha Yoga Pradipika. Este último es el que describe con más detalle las asanas y los ejercicios respiratorios (pranayama) que constituyen la base de la práctica moderna del yoga.