Casey Chiang proudly presents Dylan Werner South African Tour 2020!
Dylan Werner is an international yoga teacher from Southern California. He pioneers 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.
Dylan has been teaching since 2011 and has taught in over 60 countries and more than 400 workshops or events. He is passionate about spreading his love for yoga and helping others in their journey by sharing his own.
R850 per workshop or R3825 for all 5.
The Kinetic Ascent Myofascial Meridian Sequenced Vinyasa Class
17:30 - 20:00
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.
(3-hour Vinyasa class) All Levels
Anatomy of Handstands Workshop
10:00 - 13:00
The handstand is an ideal pose for our journey of overcoming fear, building self-trust, cultivating strength and stability, changing perspective, and deepening the inner connection to self and presence. After a short practice to warm up, we'll dive deep into understanding how the muscles, bones, and myofascial meridians support us
in a handstand. We'll take the theory and integrate it into practice to create foundational techniques to improve your structure, alignment, and proprioception to build the ideal handstand. If you're brand new at handstands or an experienced practitioner, you will leave with a deep understanding of the anatomy, biomechanics, and practices to build a solid handstand.
(3.5-hour workshop) All Levels
The Physiology of Flexibility
15:30 - 19:00
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 myofascia 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 and passive stretching, monoarticular and 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.
(3.5-hour workshop) All Level
Quest for the Press
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.
The workshop begins with focused and intense conditioning drills that are necessary for a successful press to handstand, and will also dramatically improve your freestanding handstand. We will cover through lecture and highly specific drills, with and without partners, on 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 cover other advanced transitions, such as lift and lowers from crow to handstand, crane to handstand, and eka pada koundinyasana to handstand
(3.5 H.our Workshop) Intermediate/Advanced
Prana Deep Dive
Dive deep into meditative breath and movement through the profound journey of a prana-focused practice.This workshop begins with an energtic sequenced pranayama breath flow. Then through in-depth lecture, 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.
The workshop then dives deeper, submerging into stretches that focus on expanding the mind and the myofascial meridians.
When we combine this specific style of breath retention with active stretching, it allows us to surrender into the sympathetic nervous system while increasing our range of motion, promoting joint health and nervous system function while benefiting from our kumbhaka pranayama. This workshop is a powerful introspective journey that will plunge us into a deep meditative state of well-being.
(3.5 Hour Workshop) All Levels