Handstands are built from a set of fundamentals that when practiced consistently allow even beginner students to overcome strength, mobility, and mental challenges.
Students will learn a series of mobility and active flexibility exercises for their shoulders and thoracic spine as well as hips, followed by a series of wrist, shoulders, and core/pelvic floor strengthening drills, and finish with progressive spotted and unspotted handstand drills to build comfort on and off the wall.
Prerequisites: comfort weight-bearing on wrists/shoulders, 15-second straight arm plank.
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Aaron Koz is a traveling movement and circus coach and co-author of The Aerial Spinning Reference Guide. He completed his undergrad in neuroscience and is a certified Born to Fly provider (available for online mentorship and strength programming. Moving from Washington, D.C. to NYC, he started at Circus Warehouse’s intensive program and since has studied under elite coaches in SF, Montreal, and Mexico. He draws from his background in neuroscience to augment his work as a coach and personal trainer and collaborates heavily with physical therapists to help augment and structure his teaching offerings. He has performed and taught internationally in places like Ireland (Irish Aerial Dance Festival) and Saudi Arabia. Aaron currently works part-time as Physical Therapy Technician for ACRO Physical Therapy with Angie Prescott, DPT, CSCS (co-author of The Aerial Spinning Reference Guide), and teaches regular classes/lessons in the DC area.