Thursday, September 21 – Sunday, October 1, 2023
As part of his 2023 international tour, Gustavo Ponce returns to Mexico to teach this 50-hour beta module in the city of Monterrey over two weekends in September.
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 (yoga teachers, therapists, medical or paramedical professionals, etc.) but also to those who are interested in learning it for their personal practice.
Two different 50-hour modules –alpha and beta– are offered. Completing one is enough if you wish to train for your own practice. If you wish to train as a teacher, you are required to complete 2 different sessions, or 100 hours of practical training.
During each of these 2 modules, you will study the complete series in a general way and delve into the theoretical aspects of the 5 sections of GPBALANCE.
The 5 sections of GPBALANCE
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This beta module will tackle sections 2 and 4. We will focus the theoretical and practical teaching on the following techniques:
- Anteversion and retroversion of the pelvis
- Ardha Matysana, Dandasana, Paschimottanasana
- Bhramari Pranayama
- Bhujangasana Family
- Collapsing Bridge: Activation of Swadhisthana Chakra (Original Tumo)
- Dinah’s Technique
- Importance of moving the hips, tilting the pelvis and twisting
- Importance of the pelvic floor muscles
- Intermittent breathing
- Kumbhaka (suspension of breath)
- Manipur Shuddhi and Ajapa Japa
- Meditation on the 5 reminders
- Neo-Tummo (in its two forms)
- Nitric oxide
- Shoulder stand (Salamba Sarvangasana, Viparita Karani Mudra, Karna Pidasana)
- Soft quiks to the sacrum (Awakening Swadhisthana)
- Supta Gomukhasana (gonads)
- The CO2 paradox
- The power of visualization
- Vagus nerve
Each session will systematically and progressively address the 5 sections that make up the GPBALANCE series. The whole series uses different techniques and concepts that we will see in detail throughout the teaching of the 2 modules:
- Mudras, especially kechari Mudra (used throughout the practice)
- Bandhas (very frequently used during practice)
- Chakras and Prana
- Visualization and concentration (very frequently used during practice)
To deepen your theoretical knowledge of the method, you will have access to the PDF version of Gustavo Ponce’s following books:
- Book 10: The method
- Book 4: Breathing
GPBALANCE has improved my prostate, my overall health.Patricio Prado (Chile)
With Karina García Pastén + Gustavo Ponce (Chile, 2022)
Thank you to all your teaching and organizing team for their kindness, availability and benevolence during this course, it was a pleasure to be among you all. I really liked the atmosphere in general and of course the work done together. Thank you also for the many rich course materials.Evelyne Roussillon (France)
With Gustavo Ponce + Frédérique Verdeau + Fanny Lehideux + Pati Peguero (France, 2023)
I sincerely thank you Frédérique for having made us discover Gustavo's technique. Personally, it does me a lot of good considering my problems with vertigo, vestibular migraines and tinnitus. As much as I could not see myself teaching another hormonal yoga technique, I am impatient to be able to teach GP Balance because I am convinced of its effectiveness.Myriam Semery (France)
With Fanny Lehideux + Frédérique Verdeau + Gustavo Ponce (France, 2022)
Participating in your workshop was a unique, complete and enriching experience. I definitely plan to take your training course next year, if you come to Brazil. In addition to the experience of your method, you are, as a teacher, friendly, calm, super didactic, generous, studious and so on... Congratulations ! Gratitude to the Universe for knowing you personally, and for having experienced this wonderful method, GPBALANCE.Suzy Arregue (Brazil)
With Juliana Spelta + Gustavo Ponce (Brazil, 2021)