Dylan Werner's "FlyStrong" Online Video Workouts on Alo Moves

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About the Series

FlyStrong is for anyone who wants to learn how to handstand or who wants to advance their handstand and arm balance practice beyond whatever you thought you were capable of! This series lays the vital groundwork for the most successful and solid handstand and arm balance practice you can imagine.

I will take you through everything from wrist health, understanding body alignment and strength, knowing how to fall, and harnessing your balance and control. You will learn how to use your hands as an effective balance and breaking system by recruiting forearm strength. You will master the basics of strength recruitment, straight arm scapular strength and core stability to make your handstands and arm balances feel lighter in your body.

If you are new to handstands or are fearful of going upside down, I provide you with the tools to help overcome that fear by building your knowledge and confidence to get you to your first unsupported handstand. If you are comfortable with inversions, the knowledge you’ll gain from this program will take your skills to the level that you’ve been struggling to achieve.

I will share the best handstand and arm balance secrets to help you develop your inverted body awareness so that you will be able to hold a freestanding handstand with your head down and eyes closed, where you can begin to find meditation in your handstand at the same time rapidly increasing your proprioception and balance.

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instructor Instructor profile

Dylan grew up in the mountains of Southern California, where at an early age he was into fitness, movement, extreme sports, and nature. At 18, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served as an aircraft firefighter, and also wrestled for the All-Marine wrestling team. After one tour of duty in the Iraqi war, Dylan was honorably discharged and returned to California to attend university, where he studied anatomy and emergency medicine. Dylan spent eight years working as a paramedic; four years on an ambulance and another four years as a full-time firefighter/paramedic.

Dylan was first introduced to yoga in 2001 as a part of his martial arts training, but it wasn't until 2009 when he made the yoga practice a part of his daily life and started to understand the true journey of the yogi.

Since 2011, Dylan has been teaching yoga. Though a lover of movement, handstands, arm balances and creative sequencing, his focus is the integration of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence to create a space to deepen the inner connection.

In 2015, Dylan gave up his home in California to travel and teach workshops, teacher trainings, festivals, and retreats. He 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 journey.

Total Run Time

Duration
3 hr 8 min
(11 Videos)

Difficulty

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Intermediate

Intensity

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Difficulty & Intensity Guide

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Classes

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    This is a preview of Dylan's "Strength Basics".
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    Congratulations on committing to begin your handstand journey! Let's take a few minutes to go over what to expect over the next 30 days.
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    Wrist health is crucial for a successful and long inversion practice. In this video I’ll give you important information on wrist health, mobility and flexibility as well a...
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    In this class you’ll learn about straight-arm scapular strength, muscle engagement, core engagement, body alignment and more!
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    Handstands are all about finding a peace and balance between your body and mind. Today we’ll talk about balance so you can take your understanding of this topic to the air.
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    Falling is a necessary evil of learning to handstand. But more importantly than knowing how to fall is to understand how to CONSCIOUSLY fall
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    Today we’ll dive into our journey of balance with forearm stand!
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    Understanding balance in a handstand requires hours of practice. This video will set you up with everything you need to begin that practice.
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    Today is a rest day!
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    As we continue to build our understanding of balance, this video is about finding it through a little bit of movement.
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    This video will show you how to create shapes in your arm balances and how to engage and recruit the necessary muscles for a solid arm balance practice.
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    As we begin to understand arm balances and their foundation, we’re able to play with them more. This video is applying those basic skills to other types of arm balances.
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    Here we go - today we revisit Forearm Stand. As you go through the movements again, make note of any improvements in your shoulder mobility and strength!
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    As you know from last time we did this video, balance can feel like you’re about to fall. But to truly understand balance, you need to experience it and let yourself feel t...
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    Remember it’s okay to use the wall as you go in and out of the shapes you create; we just don’t want to use the wall as a crutch that holds us back from reaching our full p...
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    So much of having an advanced practice is to understand these foundational arm balance skills and build these skills from the base.
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    You’ve made it! Test Day 1! Today is time to test your skills! This is a way to see where you are in the program. Keep up the great work!
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    When you take foundational elements from one aspect of your practice and apply them to other parts of your practice, you’ll notice commonalities that can make once-difficu...
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    How is your body adjusting to the lessons in this series? Were some techinques super easy to pick up while some are still a little sticky? Wherever you are, keep in mind th...
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    We will repeat this class several more times because it is so important to play with shapes as you learn to balance. Adding movement will help you apply experience to your ...
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    Shoulder strength is super important in achieving a Forearm Stand and will translate to a successful handstand and arm balance practice.
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    Absorbing the theory in these classes really comes from repetition in your practice. The more you practice, the more your body will react and respond.
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    I talk a lot about strength in this series, and it’s important for your body and mind to work together. Use your shoulders, core, and hands to create a solid foundation, an...
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    We’re well on our way into our third week of this series! You are doing an amazing job – keep it up!
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    Today is a rest day!
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    Welcome back after your final rest day! How has your shoulder mobility improved since Day 1 of this series?
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    We may be on Day 25, but remember to take things at your own pace – don’t be discouraged if things don’t come together today, rather adjust those types of thoughts into an ...
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    You are doing an incredible job! We only have a few days left so be proud of how much progress you’ve made to this point!
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    Today is our last time going through this lesson – wherever you are in your practice today, try to push a little bit further than you did on Day 25 and you may surprise you...
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    Let’s take one more day to focus on applying our arm balance skills to other inversions! Have you made any connections between these arm balances?
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    Our last day of class! You should be truly proud of everything you've accomplished over the past 30 days!
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    This Proficiency Test is to see if you’re ready to move on to the next FlyStrong series. If you don’t pass all the tests, it’s okay! Focus on the areas where you need wor...

See what people are saying about Dylan Werner’s plans

Michael M
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Prior to FlyStrong, I was getting incredibly frustrated by handstands and inv...

Prior to FlyStrong, I was getting incredibly frustrated by handstands and inversions because I didn’t know the proper method, but thanks to Dylan’s FlyStrong series I’m able to hold handstands much longer than ever before. I’ve also developed the strength to transition into different shapes while in handstand, which was something I always thought would be far too advanced for me.

LaRae B
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FlyStrong is a challenging series that has not only brought more strength to ...

FlyStrong is a challenging series that has not only brought more strength to my arm balances and inversions, but also more confidence. Dylan says it takes hours of practice for seconds of success, and while that’s true, when you feel yourself find the balance and strength to fly strong it is worth the long journey to get there. I have learned a lot and come a long way in this series. I still have a long way to go, but I am very excited about my progress with Dylan as my guide. Yoga is an art and I enjoy learning how to be more masterful in it.

Leon J
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I love this program. The systematic approach shows how anyone can find a soli...

I love this program. The systematic approach shows how anyone can find a solid, controlled handstand and how it can be successfully incorporated into your every day practice. The way the program is structured allows you to easily see your progress, which is very motivating. Above all, FlyStrong will help you understand how handstands can become a meditative part of your practice, rather than the usual struggle to find and maintain balance!