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Coordinator in Chile

Karina García Pastén

Junior teacher

Initially self-taught, Kari has studied and practiced yoga extensively for the past 8 years. Her studies will lead to her certification as a GPBALANCE hormonal yoga teacher.

Gustavo Ponce

GPB Founder

A pioneer in the teaching of yoga in Latin America, Gustavo Ponce is a former Chilean Ambassador to Japan, international businessman, writer and columnist in yoga magazines in several countries.

Joanna Diaz

Junior teacher

Joanna, a physical education teacher from Chile, found her passion in fitness and yoga, becoming a certified RYT 500 instructor and continuing to deepen her studies to bring Gustavo Ponce's methods to Italy in the future.

Yaney Tatiana Salgado Fonseca

Junior teacher

At 27, she left music for yoga, becoming a Hatha Yoga instructor with 900 hours of training and completing 100 hours of GPBALANCE training with Gustavo Ponce.

María José Esteban Kother

Junior teacher

María José is a Chemical Engineer with over 20 years of experience. She is also a Trainer in Neurolinguistic Programming and a Junior Teacher of the GPBALANCE method, with a passion for physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Tania Andrea Matamala Friderichsen

Junior teacher

Tania is a Hatha Yoga teacher, GPBALANCE instructor and Biodecoding student. Her objective is to deliver a safe and healthy practice, focused on changing the perception of old age and improving the quality of life.

Carla Acevedo

Junior teacher

Carla, a commercial engineer and yoga practitioner for more than 20 years, is passionate about sports and healthy living. She strives to share the benefits of regular yoga practice with her students in her classes.

Felipe Barros

Junior teacher

Felipe has balanced a banking career with sports for 40 years. In 2019, he started practicing GPBALANCE yoga and now aims to teach it to middle-aged students to enhance their quality of life.

Francisca Marshall

Junior teacher

Francisca discovered a desire to share her experience of practicing yoga. In 2023, she completed 100 hours of GPBALANCE training with Gustavo Ponce as her instructor.

Marta Isabel Astroza Fuenzalida

Junior teacher

Marta, a commercial engineer with 30+ years of experience, discovered GPBALANCE in 2022 and became a certified teacher. She plans to make it her main activity by completing 100 hours annually.

Camila Arriagada García

Junior teacher

Camila is a dedicated yoga instructor who combines GPBALANCE sessions with the wisdom of Buddhist meditation to guide others towards a holistic and mindful lifestyle in Concón and Reñaca.



100H course in Santiago, Chile, May-December 2024 (alpha + beta modules)

May 11 – December 15, 2024

Yogashala Chile offers again the 100% face-to-face training of 50 or 100 hours of GPBALANCE, guided by the teacher and creator of the method, Gustavo Ponce. You can attend comfortably on weekends, choosing either 50 or 100 hours based on your availability.

Past activity

2H workshop in Santiago, Chile (June 2023)

June 25, 2023

Join us for a special celebration in honor of International Yoga Day. Experience the power of unity as we come together to practice the complete sequence of 50 GPBALANCE techniques. This immersive event is led by Karina and Tania, certified teachers of GPBALANCE.

Past activity

100H course in Santiago, Chile, April-November 2023 (alpha + beta modules)

April 29 – November 12, 2023

In 100 hours you will learn the 50 detailed techniques with an emphasis on the how, with Karina García, the first certified teacher in Chile, and then you will learn the why of each technique, with the participation of the creator, Gustavo Ponce.

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