Dylan Werner's "Quest For The Press" Online Video Workouts on Alo Moves

Quest For The Press

Dylan Werner

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About the series

This 30-day plan will to teach you how to press to handstand. This intelligently-developed program contains over five hours of videos to help you harness the strength, flexibility and control needed to elevate yourself through a series of different press handstand variations.

Each of the unique 26 videos in this series provides practical, step-by-step instructions and progressive routines to help you succeed in your quest. We begin by focusing on the essential foundations of a press handstand, including strength and flexibility in the wrists and hamstrings. First, elements of balance and control are introduced, showing you how to develop greater body intelligence and mastery. You are guided through easy-to-follow progressions that break down each variation so you can experience multiple ways of pressing. As you advance farther into the program, more challenging skills are introduced and you will implement the strength, flexibility and confidence required to leverage the body from earth to sky.

Understanding that not all our bodies and ways of learning are the same, a variety of approaches are woven into the programming. We use a chair, yoga blocks, and sometimes a wall so you can experience and understand the sensations of pressing, weight distribution, pelvic movement, and lift that will later make you successful in your handstand press.

Without proper guidance, the quest for the press can be an especially daunting journey. But with the appropriate tools, techniques and instruction, the journey can be shortened dramatically. However, these skills mean nothing without dedication and perseverance. So let’s dig deep and do this together. I look forward to guiding you!

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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

5 hr 12 min
(28 Videos)

Difficulty

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Intensity

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    Preview: Day 1 (16:36)

    This is a preview of Dylan Werner's "Quest for the Press" series.
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    Welcome, yogis! In this video I share what to expect for the month ahead.
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    Day 1: Video 1 (16:36)

    Today we will work on wrist and hamstring flexibility, introduce the press walk and practice a beginner variation of leg swings to help you understand the feeling of floati...
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    Day 2: Video 2 (15:26)

    Today we will work on wrist and hamstring flexibility and straight-arm scapular strength required for pressing and I’ll introduce you to the easiest variation of the puppy ...
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    Day 3: Video 3 (15:10)

    Today we will work on strengthening the wrist, start learning the action of scapular protraction and lean that is necessary for pressing and a beginner variation to start w...
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    Day 4: Video 4 (15:51)

    Today after our wrist warm ups we will be developing the core lift strength needed to press, move towards floating in our standing forward fold rocks and I’ll introduce the...
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    Today is a rest day!
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    Day 6: Video 5 (18:34)

    Today we will start with a little myofascial release for the forearms and wrist. Work into active hamstring flexibility, continue with our press walk drills, work straddle ...
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    Day 7: Video 6 (17:02)

    Today we start really working on our ability to float in our standing forward fold rocks and our press walk as well as target the areas of our core that help us lift into h...
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    Day 8: Video 7 (12:27)

    Today we will continue to work on our ability to float in our standing forward fold rocks and our press walk as well as drills to help understand the roll of the pelvis in ...
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    Day 9: Video 8 (14:45)

    Today after our warm up we’ll be focusing on beginner techniques for developing your single leg press and pike press.
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    Today is a rest day!
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    Day 11: Video 9 (13:43)

    Today we will continue with our single leg pressing techniques while adding in more control to lower.
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    Today we will move into more intermediate floating techniques as well the intermediate stage of the tuck press.
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    Today we will continue to advance our floating techniques, add on to our core lifts by adding in toe taps and start with our intermediate straddle press variation.
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    Today we’ll add some focus to the core and take the next step in advancing our single leg press.
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    Congrats on making it this far! Halfway there! Today we will add in some wall drills and work on progressing our straddle press.
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    (Class 1/2) Today we will work on wrist and hamstring flexibility, introduce the press walk and practice a beginner variation of leg swings to help you understand the feeli...
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    (Class 2/2) Continuing from your start up routine you did in video 1, we’ll be adding in headstand to help us build strength and coordination and single drills to help you ...
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    (Class 1/2) Today we will work on wrist and hamstring flexibility and straight-arm scapular strength required for pressing and I’ll introduce you to the easiest variation o...
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    (Class 2/2) Continuing from your start up routine you did in video 2, we’re going to add more headstand drills and using the wall to learn our puppy press.
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    (Class 1/2) Today we will work on strengthening the wrist, start learning the action of scapular protraction and lean that is necessary for pressing and a beginner variatio...
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    (Class 2/2) Today we will be adding on some headstand pelvic tilt exercises, strengthen our hover and add in more advanced variations for pressing.
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    (Class 1/2) Today after our wrist warm ups we will be developing the core lift strength needed to press, move towards floating in our standing forward fold rocks and I’ll i...
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    (Class 2/2) Today we will be adding on chair assisted pike presses and pike press toe taps.
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    (Class 1/2) Today we will start with a little myofascial release for the forearms and wrist. Work into active hamstring flexibility, continue with our press walk drills, wo...
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    As I start to take away your training wheels, it’s going to get a lot more challenging, do your best; it’s ok if you don’t get it this time around. But continue on with the...
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    Today is a rest day!
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    (Class 1/2) Today we start really working on our ability to float in our standing forward fold rocks and our press walk as well as target the areas of our core that help us...
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    (Class 2/2) Continuing on, we will work headstand press variations and work our puppy presses with one block.
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    (Class 1/2) Today we will continue to work on our ability to float in our standing forward fold rocks and our press walk as well as drills to help understand the roll of th...
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    (Class 2/2) Today will be our first press variation without any added props.
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    (Class 1/2) Today after our warm up we’ll be focusing on beginner techniques for developing your single leg press and pike press.
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    (Class 2/2) Today we will use the wall to help us understand the shoulder movement in our press and work the first part of the tuck press and tuck toe tap.
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    (Class 1/2) Today we will continue with our single leg pressing techniques while adding in more control to lower.
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    (Class 2/2) Adding negative resistance is a good way to build the strength needed for the press, we’ll do this as well as working our single leg press.
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    (Class 1/2) Today we will move into more intermediate floating techniques as well the intermediate stage of the tuck press.
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    (Class 2/2) The end is in sight! We’re going to work a little more with advancing our skills necessary for pressing.
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    Today is a rest day!
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    (Class 1/2) Today we will continue to advance our floating techniques, add on to our core lifts by adding in toe taps and start with our intermediate straddle press variati...
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    Today we will work our wall planching action while moving into crane and attempt straddle press from the floor with no props!
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    (Class 1/2) Today we’ll add some focus to the core and take the next step in advancing our single leg press.
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    (Class 2/2) Now we’re really working into those advanced options. These kind of moves can take years to accomplish so don’t worry if today’s not the day, but maybe it is!
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    Congratulations for making it to the last day! In this first class we will practice wall drills and work on our straddle press.
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    It all comes together now! Tuck handstand, crane to handstand, single leg press and the super challenging pike press to handstand.