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Handstands and Flexibility workshop with Gretchen “InMotion” Ernst // Sunday

September 8, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Handstand workshop with Gretchen Ernest

Gretchen “InMotion” Ernst has been balancing around the world for the past decade. Her training began in San Francisco with subsequent studies in Montreal and the Ukraine. She has toured with Carson and Barnes Circus, Opus Opera and most recently Celebrity Cruises. She delights in being upside down and encouraging others to do the same!

Over the 2 days, Gretchen will be offering a Beginners Handstand workshop, 2 part Intermediate workshop and an active flexibility class. Come for one, for two or the full weekend!

Handstands (beginner level)

-handstand specific warm-up
-how to work at a wall effectively (no banana!)
-working with a partner
-working in the middle of the room
-technique and theory
-handstand specific conditioning

Handstands (Int./Adv level)

(Students should have at least a 10-second free-standing hold away from wall or partner)
Bring blocks, canes or any handstand props you work with.
-Furthering technique
-leg positions, legography, sculpting beautiful lines
-presses, tricks, one arm handstands – as appropriate to students’ progression
discussion and exercises for joint health and longevity

Active Flexibility (all levels)

For anyone wishing to increase flexibility safely and effectively. Experience working with alleviating joint pain and that “stuck” feeling. Come with questions!
-theory and exercises for active range of motion
-improve lines
-focus on legs and feet with time for backbends if desired

Intermediate Handstands Continued

£35 for Beginners or 1 intermediate session
£60 for the 2 intermediate sessions
£25 flexibility class
£100 for the weekend

judewhitburn@gmail.com for more information and bookings

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September 8, 2019
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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