Elvis Garcia's "Flight" Online Video Workouts on Alo Moves

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About the Series

Flight teaches you to look at daily yoga poses through the lens of the handstand. You will learn how the poses you do in your everyday practice can be used to train a handstand.

This series combines strength drills and progressions with everyday yoga postures to help you develop the strength, concentration, and muscle memory required to balance on your hands and ultimately move into handstand. No previous handstand experience is required for this plan. You will use the basic foundational yoga poses, such as downward facing dog, to learn handstand basics and build confidence before ever going upside down.

Flight includes eight classes that are intended to be practiced in order. The first three 15-20 minute drill classes promote strength and teach you proper shoulder, spine, and core alignment for handstands. You will take your learnings from these drill classes and apply them in a 60-minute flow class. The second half of this plan targets L-shape, tuck, and handstand in three, short drill classes. Flight ends with another 60-minute flow class to solidify your learnings.

Balancing in a handstand will test your strength, concentration, and patience, but those who dare to take off will benefit from a whole new perspective. Flight is ideal for beginner to intermediate yogis who want to learn to balance on their hands.

instructor Instructor profile

Elvis was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and was raised in Wenatchee, Washington. For Elvis, yoga is an extension of his passion for movement and his love of the performing arts. Just as a performer must find strength and stability in the preparation leading to the final performance, Elvis finds the same joy in building the basics of an asana practice as a base to flourish into a beautiful expression of movement. He holds a high regard for the simplicity of the practice, for not only does everything you need lie in the basics, but it is also where beauty and clarity are found.

Elvis was trained by Annie Carpenter and aligns his instruction style and yoga values with the SmartFLOW methodology, which blends the discipline of classic yoga with anatomic awareness and fluid transitions.

He now resides in Seattle, where he owns and teaches at his yoga studio, Seattle Yoga Lounge, in the Greenlake neighborhood.

Total Run Time

Duration
4 hr 20 min
(8 Videos)

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Classes

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    This is Elvis Garcia's "Mission Control" class.
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    Mission Control (22:50)

    Mission Control is all about the plank! You will explore plank pose in a few variations to help you connect to your true core strength. Additionally, you will learn how to ...
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    Green Light (22:19)

    In this class, you will explore the strength and range of motion needed to successfully achieve our handstands by diving into urdhva hastasana and looking at how ton streng...
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    Accelerate (25:44)

    Your hands are your roots. This class will look at proper hand placements for inversions and ways to show your wrists some TLC.
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    It’s time to put it all together! This 1-hour vinyasa class will incorporate learnings from the three previous drill classes that focused on the spine, shoulders, arms and ...
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    L Is For Lift (25:07)

    Let’s get upside down! In this class, we will dive deep into the L shape handstand. We will explore the shape and break it down into muscle memory, strength and finally bal...
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    Test Flight (22:07)

    Test Flight focuses on the tuck handstand shape. You’ll have space to explore the shape and break down your learnings into muscle memory, strength, and how to balance the t...
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    Elevate (21:46)

    Here it is, it’s time to handstand! This class will look at the handstand shape from fingers to toes. We will explore the shape, how to grow your muscle memory, strength an...
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    Take Off (62:58)

    Let’s put it all together. This vinyasa class will touch on all learnings from this plan and move will move you in and out through handstand shapes.