City ZEN International Workshop
13/09/2019 18:30 – 21:30
14/09/2019 10:00 – 13:30 / 15:30 – 19:00
15/09/2019 10:00 – 13:30 / 15:30 – 18:30
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 spacial 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.
Inverting the Backbend
So much more than your average backbend workshop. We will cover through in-depth lecture, how breathing and pranayama effect back bending as we move through the different koshas. Discuss in the anatomy of the spine and intervertebral disc through the various forces and how that balances with the myofascial meridians and posterior kinetic chain. How to safely deepen your backbends, open the shoulders and lengthen the superficial front line while disposing of the confusing yoga dogma that is often associated with backbends. After exploring new backbend techniques and tools for the practice, we will take it inverted and explore scorpion pose, hollow backs, and their variations.
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. 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 koundinyasa to handstand.
(prerequisite: 15 seconds or longer handstand)
A meditation workshop
Meditation is a process of transforming the mind to develop concentration, clarity, emotional positivity, and equanimity to understand our true nature by moving from a place of effort into a space of ease in the present moment. The meditation practice can take many paths to find the same goal through very different techniques, methodologies, and lineages. This workshop covers several various forms of meditation, such as traditional Buddhist meditation like zazen, samatha, and vipassana to relatively more modern meditation techniques such as heart rhythm meditation and transcendental meditation. We’ll look at the differences and similarities of these methodologies, glance into their histories and learn how to apply these techniques to our meditation practice. This workshop is part lecture and part meditation practice.
Buddha Palms Yoga
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 emphasizes 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.
Dylan Werner was introduced to yoga in 2001 during martial arts practice and began teaching in 2012. Today, Dylan pioneers a unique style of vinyasa yoga centered around myofascial meridian sequencing which emphasizes the exploration of a physical journey to deepen the inner connection. Although his practice appears very advanced, he’s workshops aim at breaking down the fundamental concepts to create an accessible approach to complicated movements and ideas.
Since 2015, Dylan has given up his home in California to dedicate himself to worldwide teaching and helping others in their yoga journey by sharing his own. He has taught in 60+ countries and over 400 workshops, teacher trainings, festivals, and retreats.
Friday night class: 55€
Single workshop (Saturday and Sunday): 65€
Full weekend (5 classes): 300€
Early bird price for full weekend – available till 31st May: 280€
Attendees must have CSEN membership card, available at City ZEN for 5€, valid for the entire year 2019. We suggest to arrive 20 minutes before the beginning of the event.
Workshops in English
Places are limited
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