Handstands in CyberSpace

Class Descriptions

Foundational Classes:

 

Flexibility for Handstands (All Levels) 

Flexibility helps you find your stacked line more easily, let's stretch and strengthen shoulders, legs and core to make it happen.  Each week has a specific focus.  See registration form for specifics.

PUMP IT! (All Levels) 

Get ready to WERK OUT!! We are going to target and blast those necessary muscles for holding handstands with conficence!  Most of this conditioning is NOT done in handstand so it pairs well with early classes for a complete muscle pump.

Beginning Hand Balancing (Level 1 & 2) 

Checking in on all aspects of the hand stand.

Leaving the Wall Behind (Level 2) 

Attention focused practice setting ourselves up for the best possibility to balance.

Specialty Classes:

MIND BENDING BODY BENDING featuring MP Letourneau (Level 2 & up)

This course has twice the coaches and twice the time!  A 2 hour workshop of stretching and balancing in your bendiest shapes.  Contortion handstands taught by MP Letourneau and hollowback and side bending handstands taught by Natalie Abell.

Pressssss Ups (Level 3 & 4, Level 2 with approval) 

Leaving the ground without jumping. Straddle press, tuck press, pike press, side press, all the presses you can stand.

OMG ribs, SERIOUSLY! (Level 2 & 3) 

Putting them where they belong. Wait, where do they belong again? If you don't know what this is, then it's probably not for you.

PARTNER SPOTTING (All Levels)

[ONE SIGN UP PER COUPLE PLEASE] 

Put those comrades at home with you to good use! In this class we will learn and practice spotting techniques to help each other move away from the wall.

Entrances & Exits of Handstands (Level 2, 3 & 4) 

There are so many ways to go into and out of a handstand. Different movements in and out of handstand inform us of blindsopts and weaknesses that our standard handstand practice may not show. Let us work on all the ways, and come up with some of our own!

Creative Movement Using Handstands (Level 2, 3 & 4)

 We will explore floor work, entrances, and exits and movement pathways through handstands. This class will culminate in creating a small performative sequence of your own providing you tools for your own movement research.

Twists & Turns (Level 3 & 4)

Quarter turns, half turns, handstand pirouettes, isolating twists in the body and combining these for surprising handstand combinations.

Level Descriptions


Level 1 - Brand new to balancing! Zero hand stand experience necessary.  We start here with strength building and appropriate balance drills!

Level 2 - You feel comfortable kicking up to the wall in a handstand, but how the heck does balance work? Here you find out how and learn to refine balance for long holds.

Level 3 - Balancing for up to 15 seconds away from the wall is not a problem.  Here we learn impeccable form required for the majority of hand balancing skills

Level 4 - 30 second to 1 minute holds in good form.  Ready for bending, twisting, press ups, 1 arm drills.

© 2020 by Natalie Abell