Ben Lowrey's showstopper Handstand workshops are designed to progress Yoga, Pole & Fitness enthusiasts towards a solid and confident handstand.
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There is a strong emphasis on fun, movement, variety, and we will spend time on Yoga inversions + basic acrobatic movements such as cartwheels, walking on hands, and handstand to forward roll.
The atmosphere is very playful & inclusive, beginners are welcome, but you MUST be able to do a handstand against a wall for 10 seconds without struggling. If you can not get up confidently then this workshop is not suitable for you.
The 90 minute Workshop 11am-12:30 is the main event (recommended). It is mixed ability, is suitable for most people, and contains the most fun + variety. 20 max.
The 60 minute Masterclass is the same day, at the same location, held immediately before the workshop, 10am-11am. This is for people who can already balance for 5 seconds, who wish to pay more attention to detail, and progress towards an intermediate level. 8 max. This is listed as a separate event circoplex.com
This workshop is suitable for people who practise yoga, pole, aerial, or fitness activities regularly and who wish to dedicate an entire training session to progressing their Handstand ability. All attendees will be challenged with a wide range of exercises, even those with a confident Handstand will be pushed to their limits.
We will work on a wide range of exercises designed to progress flexibility, strength, endurance, alignment and balance. We will spend time on head-stand, elbow-stand, and crow variations, but the main focus will be handstand.
We will work in pairs to spot each other and also against the wall to develop a confident and controlled entry into the handstand.
The class is enjoyable and interactive and there is plenty of opportunity to work in pairs and meet new people. Many people find the journey towards handstand very addictive.
Warmup drills will be carried out in a gymnastic or fitness style and will be less like the kind of thing you do in yoga.
Ben Lowrey personally practises handstands for 2 hours per day separately from any additional gymnastics, dance, strength & flexibility training. This workshop will give you a taste of the kind of intensity and repetition that are required to make faster progress in your Handstand.
Fitness people will find this class useful to challenge themselves in new ways which are not part of the normal weighting & strength routines.
Yoga, Pole, Dance & Circus people will find this class useful to progress their stability and find ways to incorporate hand-balancing into their routines.