This class is for people that already understand the basics of handstands, and look to work more advanced entrances and holds. Learn creative ways to improve your endurance and mobility while in a handstand position. Learn proper body alignment, control and awareness through fun and challenging drills. These exercises will not only teach you how to improve balance in a handstand, but will greatly improve your overall body conditioning.
Things you will learn/work to improve:
- Improve range of motion in shoulders and hips to make balancing and press handstands easier
- Strengthen core, wrists, and forearms for better support
- Strengthen shoulder girdle for balance and pressing into a handstand
- Fun proprioceptive drills with blocks to greatly improve your awareness for finding balance
- Press into a handstand from pike, straddle and stalder positions
- Build endurance for holding a longer handstand
- Hold a handstand in tuck, straddle, pike and other leg positions
- Transition between the various leg positions
- Work towards one arm handstands
Join Danny Eaux for two 2-hour workshops for $100 ($60 if you only take one).
Day 1: Sun 8/25 2:00-4:00
Day 2: Sat 8/31 3:00-5:00
•Previous aerial training is a must.
•Ability to invert multiple times.
Day 1 - Students will be introduced to the full conditioning
sequence/warm up from Montreal, CA. This conditioning sequence is
structured to make foundational shapes and skills automatic, then
serving as a warm up once students have progressed in strength and
skill. Students will be introduced to the Meat Hook, Reverse Meat
Hook/Side Planche, Front and Back Planche (Lever), and Forward
Support Position. Other skills and progressions to safely train
single-arm skills will be taught based on student
Day 2 - Students who have successfully completed Day 1 (or had a semi-private or private lesson prior) are welcome to join for Day 2. Straps tricks and skills require an incredible amount of strength and very few are accessible without a good deal of time invested in training and conditioning to accomplish them. The fundamental skills introduced the day prior will be built upon by exploring accessible tricks and transitions. We will spend the first half of the class exploring body awareness and how theories for training ground skills can be applied to the Straps. Students will explore tricks from Forward Support Position, Split Balances, Roll-Ups, and Spinning skills. At the end of the workshop, students will be left with the knowledge of how to train and condition safely through spotting technique and progressive exercises.