UK Handstand Workshops

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• Video tutorials can be found here.
• All Workshop dates and booking links are listed below.


Handstand Workshop Dates

Handstands Monthly – Newport
First Tuesday every month. 
7pm-8pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstands-monthly-newport-tickets-59373881879

Falmouth
Sunday 30th Jun 2019
10am-11:30am
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-falmouth-tickets-62843501605

Plymouth
Sunday 30th Jun 2019
2pm-3:30pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-plymouth-tickets-62843808523

Torquay
Sunday 30th Jun 2019
6:30pm-8pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-torquay-tickets-62844105411

Liverpool
Sunday 7th July 2019
10am-11:30am
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-liverpool-tickets-62918123802

Shrewsbury
Sunday 7th July 2019
2pm-3:30pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-shrewsbury-tickets-62918445765

Hereford
Sunday 7th July 2019
6pm-7:30pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-hereford-tickets-62918542053

Peterborough
Sunday 14th July 2019
10am-11:30am
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-peterborough-tickets-62918631320

Cambridge
Sunday 14th July 2019
2pm-3:30pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-cambridge-tickets-62918752683

Chelmsford
Sunday 14th July 2019
6pm-7:30pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-chelmsford-tickets-62918918178

Nottingham
Sunday 21st July 2019
10am-11:30am
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-nottingham-tickets-63000679729

Coventry
Sunday 21st July 2019
2pm-3:30pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-coventry-tickets-63000773008

Cheltenham
Sunday 21st July 2019
6pm-7:30pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-cheltenham-tickets-63000877320

Wembley
Sunday 28th July 2019
10am-11:30am
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-wembley-tickets-63167054360

Reading
Sunday 28th July 2019
2pm-3:30pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-reading-tickets-63167166696

Oxford
Sunday 28th July 2019
6pm-7:30pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handstand-workshop-oxford-tickets-63167434497


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.