Barcelona Yoga Conference offer a great lineup of amazing teachers, inspiring classes and various events. Before you arrive you wonder what initiatives can you take to make sure you receive the most benefit from your experience? How can you feel your best throughout the day and night? What can you do to have the most fun? Why have you decided to come? What is your goal?
You have given yourself an amazing opportunity to practice under accomplished yogis of varying genres and disciplines. What do you hope to achieve? What kind of person are you? Are you at your best at the beginning of the day? Or are you a night owl? Do you like to take “siesta” 🙂 Knowing what time of day you have the most energy is important when attending a multi-day festival. If you are a morning person, you might consider taking an asana-based class first, followed by a technique-based course and wrap the afternoon up with a class based on yoga philosophy. If you are a night owl, you may consider reversing this lineup.
Some us may have chosen to come to BYC to practice under an eye of a particular teacher. If so, why do you appreciate this person? What does taking a class with this teacher mean to you? Do you want to attend all his/her classes? Some do not have a particular teacher and maybe are more interested in exploring new styles. It is good to take time to observe the areas of resistance in your personal practice before coming to BYC. Where is your edge mentally and physically? How can the time you spend at BYC help move your boundaries?
Here are my choices for this year’s event. I will start the Conference opening the heart and back bending with Yiannis Andritsos. Followed by Leslie Kaminoff therapeutic Yoga I will have time to recharge the batteries and study as he offeres 50% Lecture/50% Practice. After this I am greatly looking forward to meet and practice with Simon Borg Oliver. If I still have the energy I might try the Rocket class with David Kyle or if not then I swing with ANYA YOGA AEREO which should be great fun! And I will finish the first day with journey of the Soul proposed by Danny Paradise. To later meet all my friends at the magnificent kirtan by Janin Devi and Kai Treude.
Saturday morning I would like to continue practicing with Simon and YOGA SYNERGY. After that session I will be well energised and ready to do some AcrOlymipcs with Jason Nemer and Ale Ruiz. Later I will enjoy a nice practice of Jivamukti Yoga with Heeki Park and then follow it by relaxing cosmic dance (Thai Massage) with KrishnaTakis to finally spread my good vibes at amazing Kirtan by Jai Uttal.
Sunday I decided to start with a gentle Rainbow Yoga 🙂 coming from the experience of Marcus Felsner. Followed by 4 hr Wuo Tai practice, I will go to practice last session with Simon Borg Oliver and then finish with experiential workshop which will explore the Four Aspects of True Love taught by David Lurey. To finally close the Conferernce with the beautiful Bhakti Celebration !!!
I know it is hard to take decisions and making choices but Yoga is all about delving into yourself, and finding ways to grow your compassion and love for self and others. Planning your course schedule is an excellent opportunity to exercise both of these concepts. Think about what you would like to take with you from that experience. Don’t go to any class just because the majority do. What challenges do you face on your life journey? Make time to visit great stands with raw snacks to pick up yummy, healthy treats and try to take some time to meet new people, make new connections. Be true to yourself and if your energy lacks in the afternoon consider scheduling time for a quick nap. Plan your schedule diligently and soon we meet at BYC !!! To plan you schedule and study the lineup click HERE .