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1H workshop in Barcelona, Spain, in October 2023

1H workshop in Barcelona, Spain, in October 2023

Saturday, October 7, 2023

Masterclass of GPBALANCE in the Global Yoga Congress of Barcelona, addressed to students in training to be yoga teachers

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)

The GPBALANCE Hormonal Yoga workshop led by Gustavo Ponce is simply spectacular, extraordinarily clear and enjoyable. For me, it meant discovering and understanding the importance of the pelvic floor and why a physical problem might occur in the future. I discovered exercises that will give me security in the future both in the sexual aspect and in the prevention of certain dysfunctions that fortunately I do not have yet.

Ana María Saldivia (Chile)
With Karina García Pastén + Gustavo Ponce (Chile, 2022)

Presence and calmness, that's how I could describe in a nutshell what I managed to feel after 1 year of GPBALANCE practice. The tools I assimilated from GPBALANCE helped me to better understand my mind and my body and, in moments of "crisis", thanks to this presence and calmness, I manage to apply them to balance myself.

Tania Matamala (Chile)
With Gustavo Ponce (Chile, 2022)

Thank you again for this initiation that has filled us with joy, and for your kindness towards us Frédérique. After feeling like an illiterate entering the French Academy when we introduced ourselves, we quickly forgot the gap that separated us from the other trainees and this thanks to you and Fanny.

Jean François Combes (France)
With Fanny Lehideux + Frédérique Verdeau (France, 2022)

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