Friday, March 10 – Sunday, March 19, 2023
A destination for adventure and relaxation on the largest island in the Mexican Caribbean. Rich in history, Mayan vestiges and natural wonders; an authentic paradise in the middle of the sea with white beaches, beautiful sunsets and famous worldwide for its coral reefs.
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 alpha module will tackle sections 1, 3 and 5. We will focus the theoretical and practical teaching on the following techniques:
- 5-minute, slow breathing test
- Abdominal breathing and yogic breathing
- Ashwini Mudra
- Bhastrika 1
- Bhastrika 2
- Bija Mantra and “Humming”
- Bolt score
- Dead bug
- Exhalations through a straw
- The importance of cultivating balance
- Kaya Sthairyam (the importance of sitting well and relaxing in the posture “Sthira Sukham Asanam”)
- Kechari Mudra
- Manipur Shuddhi and Ajapa Japa
- Nadi shodhana
- Prana Mudra, laying on of hands.
- Prana vidya
- Sankalpa (The power of autosuggestion)
- Sun salutation
- The 4 breathing patterns
- Timo (laugh)
- Uddiyana Bandha
- Yoga Nidra
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
A very nice discovery, I really appreciated the guidance, the kindness and the very precise explanations. Thank you again for sharing so much with us, and bravo for your involvement.Wendy Mourait (France)
With Fanny Lehideux + Frédérique Verdeau (France, 2022)
Meeting GPBALANCE allowed me to learn a method that brings together what is really a practice of Hatha Yoga, it is a method that allows to find the Conscious Being (physical body, subtle body and causal body), each at its own pace, experiencing in each technique of each section its effects, helping to find the balance that everyone needs. A wonderful, complete and very effective method. Once again eternally grateful to Gustavo for all his generosity in sharing this knowledge and creating this excellent method.Andrea Dinamarca (Chile)
With Gustavo Ponce (Chile, 2022)
All my thanks for this discovery of GPBALANCE in Angers. It was just perfect ! I really appreciated the exercises, the sequences, your way of bringing the teaching, your comments and judicious corrections to take the postures correctly, it made the difference !Françoise Coquel (France)
With Fanny Lehideux + Frédérique Verdeau (France, 2022)
I have continued to practice, from memory, when possible and when the desire was felt...and I am amazed, with the little practice I have, at the effects felt on my general state of well-being and especially on my dynamism. There are even moments when I almost forgot that I had endometriosis ! The disease makes me very tired, but something has changed. I have to be careful because when I do BPG as is, I have trouble sleeping. I am still in the process of taming this new life impulse that I feel inside me. I am still a bit bluffed because even without practicing the effects last in time...Sabrina Caminade (France)
With Fanny Lehideux + Frédérique Verdeau + Gustavo Ponce (France, 2022)