Monday, May 8 – Sunday, May 14, 2023
Join us for an intensive 7-day theoretical and practical course of GPBALANCE Hormonal Yoga with Gustavo Ponce in Barcelona, at Yogaone Mandri.
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
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)
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)
The practice of GPBALANCE has been revolutionary for me because I feel that on the one hand, it gives me a lot of energy, I don't feel tired during the day and on the other hand, it is a method that saves yoga techniques and practices that were a bit forgotten and that I had no way of accessing beyond literature and I felt that something was missing in my personal practice. From what I have seen, it is also revolutionizing the lives of others, even those who have never practiced yoga. GPBALANCE is wonderful and I think you should spread the word because it is truly energy medicine.Yanei Salgado (Chile)
With Gustavo Ponce (Chile, 2022)
Thank you again for this teaching of exceptional quality which still carries me. I was impressed by the precision with which you transmit this precious knowledge.Catrin Schnapper (Germany)
With Fanny Lehideux + Frédérique Verdeau (France, 2022)