Aim high this 2020 and take your vinyasa to the next level! Join internationally renowned yoga teacher Dylan Werner on January 31 to February 2!

Dylan is from Southern California who pioneered a unique style of vinyasa yoga centered on myofascial meridian sequencing and emphasizes the exploration of a physical journey to deepen the inner energetic connection. His extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology and deep understanding of eastern philosophy lends a unique perspective to his teaching methodologies.

Although his practice appears very advanced, his workshops aim at breaking down the fundamental concepts, creating an accessible approach to complicated movements and ideas.

Workshop schedule:

January 31, Friday – The Kinetic Ascent

6 pm to 9 pm (Open to ALL Levels)
This is a dynamic vinyasa class guided through intelligent myofascial meridian sequencing to create a balance between antagonistic lines and self-balancing lines. We focus on stimulating and building fascial properties, increasing strength, and mobility to allow for growth, in a holistic approach that is safe and highly effective. We combine this with spatial awareness, balance, and full-range-of-motion movements to develop kinetic freedom. Ascend towards challenging arm balances and handstands, with options given to modify and play with along the way. This practice is more than just physical; uplift yourself while exploring the balance between the challenge for growth and space for depth.

Saturday, 1 February, School of Handstand

Part 1 – Quest for the straight handstand)
10 am – 1:30 pm (Open to All Levels)
The quest for the straight handstand is a never-ending journey towards the perfection of balance and form. We begin by learning how to effectively open the shoulders, strengthen the hands and wrists as well warm-up and open the body in various ways that are advantageous to handstands and vital to building a solid handstand practice. We then dive into the physiology and anatomy of handstands and how to apply our understanding of the body through numerous partner drills and solo exercises, creating structure and stability to build a more solid and beautiful handstand. This workshop is perfect for people beginning their handstand journey to experienced handstands looking to perfect their form.

Saturday, 1 February, The Physiology of Flexibility

3:30 pm – 7 pm (Open to All Levels)
To understand how to increase your flexibility safely and effectively can be very challenging; not because the concepts are difficult to understand, but because many factors contribute to flexibility. This workshop will help you understand how to maximize your efforts. During the course, we will weave through lecture and practice to understand what the myofascial is and its qualities, such as elasticity, viscoelasticity (slow and fast properties), plasticity, glide, and remodeling, and how our genetics play a significant roll in our flexibility. We will move through the physiology and practice of active vs. passive stretching, monoarticular vs. polyarticular stretching, and end range neuromuscular activation. The workshop is highly informative and will open the mind and the body to the complexities of flexibility.

Sunday, 2 February, School of Handstand

Part 2: Shapes, Entries, and Transitions)
10 am – 1:30 pm (Intermediate / Advanced)
In part 2, we move from simply handstanding to the beautiful expression of hand-balancing. We learn to flow from shape to shape, access our handstand line through various entries with precision and grace while understanding specific techniques that allow us to move without effort. This workshop focuses heavily on precise drills to train or kinesthetic awareness while building the strength and stability required for an advanced hand balancing practice. This workshop is a continuation of Part 1 and focused more on intermediate to advanced handstands.

2 February, Prana Deep Dive

3:30 pm – 7 pm (Open to All Levels)
Dive deep into meditative breath and movement through the profound journey of a prana-focused practice. This workshop begins with an energic sequenced pranayama breath flow. We will explore the techniques and benefits of pranayama with a deep focus on Kumbhaka (breath retention) concentrating on both the western physiological and anatomical properties as well as the eastern more spiritual, meditative qualities of the practice. We then combine these two practices as we move through the mudras of the prana vayus in a profoundly energetic flow that melds breath retention to movement. This workshop is a powerful introspective journey that will plunge us into a deep meditative state of well-being.
For more info, call Rebel Yoga Manila at 0917-710-9642 or 8874-0378.


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