Dylan Werner Pure Asia Tour 2019 – Hong Kong
About Dylan Werner
Dylan Werner is an inversion and arm balance master, regarded as one of the world leaders in yoga strength training and body weight movement. He is a diverse teacher, able to bring the most advanced concepts of yoga and movement to anyone at any level. With a background in wrestling, rock climbing, martial arts, health and fitness, Dylan found yoga to be a culmination of everything he loves. He was first introduced to yoga through his martial arts training. Dylan started teaching yoga in 2011 after 10 years of advanced movement training. Whilst his practice appears very physical, he believes it’s only a tool to discover yourself, and find clarity, peace, presence and meditation.
Schedule & Description
Session 1: Kinetic Ascent
22 March (Friday): 6:30pm-9:30pm
Master Vinyasa Class
A dynamic vinyasa class guided through intelligent myofascial meridian sequencing to increase mobility, decrease antagonistic muscle resistance, remove fascial adhesions, and increase agonistic strength. This, combined with spatial awareness, balance, and full-range-of-motion movements develops 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 challenge for growth and space for depth.
(3-hour Vinyasa class)
Session 2: Buddha Palms Yoga
23 March (Saturday): 9:00am-12:00pm
This simple yet paradoxically complex practice combines qigong (the ancient Chinese art of energy cultivation), tai chi (a form of Chinese Kung Fu), and vinyasa yoga into a system of fluid movements combined with meditation that is beneficial for boosting health, vitality, physical power, and mental clarity. The practice emphasises softness while cultivating internal energy development. The entire method is a moving meditation with full range fluid movements that open the shoulders and create a tremendous amount of mobility through the spine and hips. This workshop will bring you through the foundational Buddha palms movement and qigong meditation to establish a basis that will lead us to the Buddha palms yoga flow. This practice will close in Zazen meditation and a sound bath savasana with live Rav Vast music.
Session 3: Jump, Float and Fly
23 March (Saturday): 2:00pm-5:30pm
Moving with mindfulness and awareness is the foundation of an asana practice. Floating with grace and control creates cultivation of consciousness that ascends our yoga practice. Every step, jump, and handstand provides us with an opportunity to deepen this connection. This workshop works through the physics of inertia, weight distribution and transfer of energy to create multifunctionally concepts of movement so you can float effortlessly on your mat. Using these theories of action, I will instruct you on jumping in and out of crow from down dog, floating to forward fold and chaturanga, and graceful entries into handstands. We practise these movements every time we step on the mat and spend a lifetime of practice to deepen our connection to them and ultimately, ourselves.
Session 4: Quest for the Press
24 March (Sunday): 9:00am-12:30pm
Without guidance or proper technique, pressing to handstand can feel like an impossible journey. But when alignment, balance, strength, and technique come together, the press handstand can feel effortless. Through lecture and highly specific drills, with and without partners, we will cover how to understand the sensations of pressing, weight distribution, pelvic movement and lift that will later make you successful in your handstand press. We will also explore other advanced transitions, such as lift and lowers from crow to handstand, crane to handstand, and eka pada koundinyasa to handstand.
(Not a requirement but recommendation: 15 seconds or longer in handstand)
Session 5: Elasticity and Plasticity
24 March (Sunday): 2:30pm-6:00pm
(Fascial Stretching and Conditioning)
Fascia is a broad term for the connective tissue that weaves throughout the entire body to stabilise and bind the muscles, bones and organs together. When fascia loses its elasticity due to inactivity, lack of mobility, or ageing, our bodies lose their youthful bounce and we are unable to perform optimally.
The first part of this workshop is lecture-based, where we cover the four properties of fascia, the theory of how to train the fascia, the associated myofascial meridians and their function on the body through movement, support and flexibility, as well as how to optimise healing and recovery.
The second part of this workshop moves through a series of dynamic, rebounding movements and targeted fascial line holistic stretching to condition and reorganise our fascia into supple, reactive bands, dramatically increasing the range of motion, athleticism and mobility to enhance balance, reflexes and proprioception.
Total 16.5 Hours
(Pure Cardholders) Early-bird 20% discount: HK$2,680 (ends 1 February)
(Non-Pure Cardholders) Early-bird 10% discount: HK$3,015 (ends 1 February)
Regular Price: HK$3,350
Any 4-Session Package: （please register in studio)
Pure Cardholders) Early-bird 20% discount: HK$2,120 (ends 1 February)
(Non-Pure Cardholders) Early-bird 10% discount: HK$2,385 (ends 1 February)
Regular Price: HK$2,650
Pure Cardholders) Early-bird 20% discount: HK$660 (ends 1 February)
(Non-Pure Cardholders) Early-bird 10% discount: HK$742 (ends 1 February)
Regular Price: HK$825
Terms and Conditions
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Early-bird 20% Discount:
- Early-bird Discount ends 1 February 2018. Please see above for listed prices.
- No refund or credit will be given for cancellation starting 1 February 2018.
- All refunds are subject to a 10% processing fee that will be deducted from your refund.
Special offer from Pure Apparel:
- 20% off all Pure Apparel retail products for all yoga event registrants on dates of the workshop.
Healthy-licious juice cleanse offer from nood food:
- $200 discount on nood food 3-Day juice cleanse for all yoga event registrants on workshop dates. Ask nood food staff at your workshop location for details.
- 10% off all nood food items for all yoga event registrants on dates of the workshop.
To register, please contact yoga studio or see reception.