UK Handstand Workshops & Special Events

Thank you for visiting Circoplex! This is the home of Ben Lowrey’s UK Handstand Workshops.
• Video tutorials can be found here.
• Private Handstand Lessons in Newport Wales can be found here.
• All Workshop dates and booking links are listed below.


Handstand Workshop Dates

Bournemouth
Sunday 17th March 2019
10am-11:30am
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-bournemouth-tickets-54243525846

Dorchester
Sunday 17th March 2019. 
2pm-3:30pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-dorchester-tickets-54197867280

Exeter – Sold out
Sunday 17th March 2019. 
6pm-7:30pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-exeter-tickets-54197291558

Reading
Sunday 24th March 2019. 
2pm-3:30pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-reading-tickets-54305130106

Swindon
Sunday 24th March 2019. 
6pm-7:30pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-swindon-tickets-54172368011

Maidstone 
Sunday 31st March 2019. 
10am-11:30am
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-maidstone-tickets-57684771705

Epsom
Sunday 31st March 2019. 
2pm-3:30pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-epsom-tickets-57685620243

High Wycombe
Sunday 31st March 2019. 
6pm-7:30pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-high-wycombe-tickets-57686205995

Stoke-on-Trent
Sunday 7th April 2019
10am-11:30am
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-stoke-on-trent-tickets-57686691447

Birmingham
Sunday 7th April 2019
2pm-3:30pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-birmingham-tickets-57687137782

Worcester
Sunday 7th April 2019
6pm-7:30pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-worcester-tickets-57687515913

Yeovil
Sunday 14th April 2019
10am-11:30am
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-yeovil-tickets-57693858885

Frome
Sunday 14th April 2019
2pm-3:30pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-frome-tickets-57693984260

Bristol
Sunday 14th April 2019
6pm-7:30pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-bristol-tickets-57694169815

Brighton
Sunday 21st April 2019
10am-11:30am
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-brighton-tickets-57694284157

Portsmouth
Sunday 21st April 2019
2pm-3:30pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-portsmouth-tickets-57694402511

Bournemouth
Sunday 21st April 2019
6pm-7:30pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-bournemouth-tickets-57694498799

Nottingham
Sunday 28th April 2019
10am-11:30am
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-nottingham-tickets-57704788576

Coventry
Sunday 28th April 2019
2pm-3:30pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-coventry-tickets-57705056377

Cheltenham 
Sunday 28th April 2019
6pm-7:30pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-cheltenham-tickets-57705167710

Plymouth
Sunday 5th May 2019
10am-11:30am
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-plymouth-tickets-57705464598

Barnstaple
Sunday 5th May 2019
2pm-3:30pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-barnstaple-tickets-57705572922

Taunton
Sunday 5th May 2019
6pm-7:30pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-taunton-tickets-57705667204

Cardiff
Sunday 12th May 2019
10am-11:30am
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-cardiff-tickets-57705846741

Swansea
Sunday 12th May 2019
2pm-3:30pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-swansea-tickets-57705923972

Aberystwyth

Sunday 12th May 2019

6pm-7:30pm

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-aberystwyth-tickets-57706030290

Winchester
Sunday 19th May 2019
10am-11:30am
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-winchester-tickets-57737237632

Oxford
Sunday 19th May 2019
2pm-3:30pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-oxford-tickets-57737379055

Gloucester
Sunday 19th May 2019
6pm-7:30pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-gloucester-tickets-57737620778

Exeter
Sunday 26th May 2019
10am-11:30am
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-exeter-tickets-57737742141

Weston-Super-Mare
Sunday 26th May 2019
2pm-3:30pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-weston-super-mare-tickets-57737843444

Bath
Sunday 26th May 2019
6pm-7:30pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-bath-tickets-57737957786


Description

Ben Lowrey’s Handstand workshops are designed to progress Yoga, Pole & Fitness enthusiasts towards a solid and confident handstand.

PLEASE READ THE FULL DESCRIPTION. IMPORTANT INFORMATION CONTAINED.

The workshop is suitable for beginners who cannot yet balance. So long as you can confidently support your own body weight by doing a crow, headstand, or handstand against a wall, you’ll be fine.

Participants will be shown how to spot each other safely, and everybody will be given exercises to challenge their ability. 

The workshop is often attended by Yoga & Fitness instructors who wish to fine tune their handstand knowledge and learn new drills which they can show their students. 

There is a strong emphasis on fun, movement & variety. We will spend time on basic acrobatic movements such as cartwheels, walking on hands, and handstand to forward roll. 

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 improving their Handstand ability.

We will work on a wide range of exercises designed to progress flexibility, strength, endurance, alignment and balance. We will spend time on Yoga style balances such as 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 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 ways which are not part of their normal weightlifting 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the workshop suitable for beginners? 

Yes, so long as you can do a crow. headstand, or handstand against a wall, you’ll be fine. Most participants cannot yet balance.

Is it suitable for people who can already handstand? 

Yes. Many attendees have a gymnastic background, or are advanced Yogis who have mastered handstand to some degree. The class will be adapted to challenge whoever is present. It’s very rare for people to feel under-challenged in the workshop.

Can children attend?

No. It is an adult class, please only book if you can arrange childcare. Many of the people attending are professional Circus performers, Yoga teachers, Pole teachers (aswell as casual enthusiasts) who want to focus and progress their skills. The environment is not suitable for children to spectate. Teenagers with gymnastic experience are welcome to attend, but please contact me to discuss before booking,

What should people wear?

Normal comfortable gym/yoga clothes is fine.

Can you really fill a whole workshop with just handstands?

Yes. There is a lot to work on. Flexibility, Strength, Balance. We work in pairs to spot each other, and there is a lot of different exercises to practise. The class is very fast paced and the time flys by. People are often surprised at how challenging it is.

What type of Handstand is it? 

Circus Handbalancing. We will train in the way a professional Circus Handbalancer would train. Yoga, Capoeira, Crossfit, Gymnastics, Break dance, all approach handstands in different ways. The strictest form is Circus Handbalancing.

Is this workshop suitable for professional Circus Handbalancers?

No. This workshop is aimed at general population yoga + fitness enthusiasts. One-arm and performance level skills are beyond the scope of this workshop.

You can find the booking links above.

If you need to contact me feel welcome to call, text, email. 

07747571426

benlowrey@me.com

Please Note

No refunds. Booking a place is a commitment. Marketing decisions are made based on how many places have sold. If you cannot attend, you may arrange for somebody else to take your place. If you DO attend and find you are struggling too much, I will refund you. 

You will be asked to sign a health waiver and video release. Many of my events are filmed for online marketing purposes and all participants are required to sign a video release form. This is not optional.