• Palo Santo Wellness Botique (map)
  • 1707 East Passyunk Avenue
  • Philadelphia, PA, 19148
  • United States

Using techniques from yoga, gymnastics, capoeira and circus arts, this class will help in building a technical foundation for handstands (and other inversions). After working with  breathing techniques to better gain an understanding and control over the various systems of the body we will begin to delve deeper into posture: dealing with subjects such as wrist preparation, handstand body-line/core and system integration, shoulder mobility, proprioceptive and strength imbalances. 

While hand-standing may at first seem like a more advanced skill than other inversions, using it as an ideal framework may allow students to move past sticking points in other inversions and balances.

While you do not need a previous handstand practice it is recommended that you be able to hold a 30 second plank on hands or forearms before taking this class.