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For those seeking to unlock and improve free-standing handstands
This class is purpose designed for those seeking to unlock and improve that elusive free-standing handstand. The objective of this class is to unlock clean and controlled handstands as well as improve the fluidity, consistency and confidence in being inverted. Participants of this class will be exposed to a variety of movements aimed at improving strength in an inverted position as well as balance and co-ordination.
Each class is 60 minutes in duration and will be split in two portions. One part of the class will be spent learning and drilling handstand techniques, while the other part of the class will be spent exploring movement flows.
During inversion / handstand training, you will be working with the wall as well as producing free standing handstands under the watchful eye of our trainer. You will learn to assist (and be assisted) others train their handstands and develop good technique. Advanced members will practice and explore more advanced movements such as LSITs to Handstands, Paralletes, Balancing on Blocks, Press to Handstands and more.
During the Flow training, you will explore a variety of free-flowing movements which the instructor will lead you through. The Flow Training is designed to create fluidity & co-ordination and to further unlock the full use of your body.
The following are requirements to participate in this class.
You should be able to maintain a Chest to Wall Handstand for at least 30s (not including the time it takes to hand walk into position). You should also be able to safely dismount from the wall assisted hand-stand safely.
You can develop these skills during PureMotion as well as develop your strength attending both Yoga and Bodyweight Strength.
You should be able to be inverted upside down for extended periods as well as have healthy wrists and shoulders. Before commencing this class you should seek medical advice if handstand training is suitable for you.
You should be able to balance and hold a frog or crow stance for at least 30s. This skill is taught at the PureMotion Fundamentals and Yoga classes.
You will eventually! However you actually start the development of your handstand outside this class.
PureMotion Fundamentals will teach you posture, control and co-ordination required for handstands.
Yoga will help build shoulder mobility and strength to support handstands.
Strength Training will directly improve your strength to support your handstand.
Bring a drink bottle, you might need it!
Don’t forget your towel.