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12H workshop in Roma, Italy, in May 2023

12H workshop in Roma, Italy, in May 2023

Friday, May 26 – Sunday, May 28, 2023

Gustavo Ponce will visit Rome to share his methodology developed through decades of experience in yoga, years of study and research in collaboration with Harvard Medical School. The three masterclasses will introduce different and complementary techniques.

GPBALANCE is a method created by Gustavo Ponce based on traditional yoga, honoring the Indian philosophical heritage, while offering a modern and concrete method. This hormonal yoga technique will allow you to restore your vitality and naturally rebalance your hormonal health and/or that of your students/patients.

This event is open to those who want to teach the method, but also to those who are interested in learning it for their personal practice.

Practice

The 5 sections of GPBALANCE:

  1. The study of different breathing and postural techniques: Kaya Stairyam Sankalpa, Bija Mantras, Prana Vidya, Kapalabhati, Bhastrika 1, Bhastrika 2. These techniques work on stillness, stability and concentration of body and mind as well as the channeling of energy.

  2. Preparatory work of simple postures lying on the back, accompanied by visualizations and the various breathing techniques studied in the previous section. This enables us mobilize energy around pelvic region.

  3. Standing postures whose primary objective is to strengthen the flexibility, strength, balance and agility of our whole body. This also enables us to mobilize energy throughout the body.

  4. In this section, the focus is on pressing the pubis to the ground and strengthening the core area of the body as well as the abdominal area. We will also perform a series of inverted postures.

  5. This last seated section will cover different techniques such as Uddiyana Bandha, Agnisara Dhauti, Nauli, Ashwini Mudra, Nadi Shodhana Pranayama. The essential objective of these techniques being to achieve a rebalancing of the hormonal system in a more intense way than during the various techniques and asanas proposed in the previous sections. They also help to cleanse and lighten the body of functional obstacles caused largely by stress. We end this last section of the practice with a brief contemplation (which includes your last Sankalpa), Neo-Tummo and Yoga Nidra.

The whole series uses different techniques and concepts that we be explored throughout the teaching:

  • Asanas
  • Mudras, especially kechari Mudra (used throughout the practice)
  • Kriyas
  • Bandhas (very frequently used during practice)
  • Chakras and Prana
  • Visualization and concentration (very frequently used during practice)
  • Meditation
  • Neo-Tummo

Testimonials

I loved this immersion and the discovery of gpbalance, in a very supportive group. I found this approach fascinating and felt the benefits immediately in terms of vitality. I appreciate the value of Gustavo's teaching, which brings us not only to a physiological and health dimension that is completely up-to-date, but also to the foundations of yoga and even to its depths. I feel both fortunate and grateful to have been able to participate.

Marie-Laure Hairie (France)
With Frédérique Verdeau + Fanny Lehideux + Gustavo Ponce (France, 2022)

I consider this a must-attend course for both teachers and yoga practitioners for its methodology and for the combination of theory and practice that enriches it and gives it the necessary context for proper learning.I invite all yoga practitioners to take this course and learn all that Gustavo has accumulated and experienced over the years.

Julio Auad (Chile)
With Gustavo Ponce + Karina García Pastén (Chile, 2022)

I did the GPBALANCE hormonal yoga workshop. I loved it ! It is a very interesting workshop. Gustavo is not only a very wise man but also very kind, he has a sense of humor and he is a very close person, you can ask him any question, even after the workshop and he gives a lot of advice. He explains the theory in a very understandable way and teaches the practice. I am very grateful for what he has taught and I recommend to take the course !

Inge Drenthen (Spain)
With Gustavo Ponce (Spain, 2022)

I left feeling rested, energized, sleeping better, I feel like I got that vital energy back that my acupuncturist told me I was low on, even doing the same things, I am another Woman ! ! ! I really want to continue the practice, even to evaluate if I can avoid medication for now (I am in the climacteric phase, on my way to menopause and my thyroid has been inflamed for the past 2 years). I am interested in continuing my studies and I continue to practice. Grateful. I hope to see you again soon.

Valquiria Urbano (Brazil)
With Juliana Spelta + Gustavo Ponce (Brazil, 2021)

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