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Handstand for Beginners: Defying Gravity with Confidence

Workshop Description:

Have you ever watched in awe as someone effortlessly balanced themselves on their hands, defying gravity with a graceful handstand? If you've ever dreamed of experiencing the thrill of being upside down, our "Handstand for Beginners" workshop is the perfect opportunity to turn that dream into reality!

About the Workshop:

This engaging and empowering workshop is designed specifically for beginners who want to learn the art of handstands in a safe and supportive environment. Whether you're a complete novice or have dabbled in handstands before, our expert teacher will guide you through a structured and progressive program that will build your strength, balance, and confidence step by step.


  1. Foundational Principles: Discover the core principles of hand balancing, including proper alignment, weight distribution, and body engagement.

  2. Building Strength: Learn exercises and techniques to build the essential upper body and core strength required for maintaining a stable handstand position. Great shoulder opening, too!

  3. Balancing Techniques: Master the mechanics of finding and holding balance while upside down, with an emphasis on body awareness and control.

  4. Safety First: Understand how to safely enter and exit a handstand, practicing against a wall and with a spotter for added security.

  5. Progressive Approach: Our workshop takes a progressive approach, allowing you to gradually advance from beginner-level drills to more challenging variations as you develop your skills - always at your own pace!

  6. Breath and Focus: Explore the role of breath and mental focus in maintaining a steady handstand, enhancing mindfulness and stability.

  7. Individualised Attention: Benefit from personalised guidance and feedback from Hanna, our experienced teacher, ensuring that you develop a strong foundation tailored to your unique abilities.

  8. Fun and Supportive Atmosphere: Join a group of like-minded individuals who share your interest in conquering the handstand. Connect, learn, and grow together in a welcoming environment.

Workshop Details:

  • When: Saturday, 30 September 2023 | 15:00 - 17:30

  • Where: Unwind Yoga Studio, Cookham

  • Requirements: No prior handstand experience necessary. Comfortable workout attire recommended. Bring a water bottle and a positive attitude!

  • Teacher: Hanna Schmitt from Hanna On Hands*. Hanna brings a wealth of knowledge and a passion for handstands and teaching, ensuring an enjoyable and educational experience.

  • Cost: £47 Non-members / £37.60 Unlimited Members (20% off)

Who Should Attend:

This workshop is open to individuals of all fitness levels and backgrounds who are eager to explore the world of handstands. Whether you're a yoga enthusiast, a fitness buff, or just someone curious about expanding your physical abilities, this workshop is designed to accommodate and challenge participants at every level.

Take the Plunge:

Don't let fear hold you back from experiencing the exhilaration of mastering a handstand. Join us for the "Handstand for Beginners" workshop and embark on a journey of strength, balance, and personal achievement. By the end of the workshop, you'll be amazed at the progress you've made and the confidence you've gained in defying gravity with style!


Limited spots available. Reserve your spot today and get ready to flip your perspective!

Hanna's Bio: 

Hanna Schmitt discovered the fascinating world of yoga in 2011 while looking for methods to improve flexibility and strength as part of her triathlon training regimen. This newfound love for yoga finally led to a professional move, and she quit her corporate position in the spring of 2016. Subsequently, Hanna has completed over 800 hours of yoga teacher training around the world.

Over the last 6 years, Hanna fell in love with handstands and trained and practised with some world-renowned handstand teachers, such as Sainaa, London School of HandBalance; Yuval Ayalon and Miguel Sant'ana. 


Hanna, why handstands??: "For me, it’s all about movement and how it makes me feel alive. It gives me a feeling of freedom, strength, and empowerment. It’s not only fun; it’s my kind of meditation. Being in a handstand demands so much concentration and focus that it’s the only thing where I can’t think about anything else. It creates inner peace within myself. Handstanding helped me to overcome fears and taught me to trust in myself better, especially by becoming more patient! The feeling is incredible, beyond words, just indescribable."

Unwind Yoga Studio, Cookham

Unwind is a boutique yoga studio in Cookham, near Maidenhead in Berkshire. Specialising in slower yoga that focuses on how you can feel great through movement, breathing and being still in a serene studio space, Unwind has grown a dedicated followership and is well known for teaching yoga that's just right for you!

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