Handbalancing workshop with Mikael Kristiansen

Date: 24th and 25th of September 2022

Workshop description:


From pure beginners (never stood on hands before) to a relatively consistent 8 - 10s free standing handstand. The beginners group is focused on the building blocks for controlling a two arm handstand. No previous experience with handbalancing is needed. The primary focus is to develop an understanding of the concepts and providing the tools necessary to build an efficient and rewarding handstand practice. Since this is only a two day workshop, the goal is to teach students how to train technical elements without a coach in order to effectively practice handbalancing on your own.

While being under the continuous guidance of a coach on your way to learning handbalancing is highly beneficial, it is also important to understand the mechanics and progressions you personally need to work on. Alignment, balance, and the relationship between these will be at the core of the work. Specific strength, flexibility, shoulder, elbow and wrist preparation drills will also be covered in detail. 

Intermediate & Advanced Group

This category includes everything from a consistent 15-20s freestanding handstand to different handstand shapes and one arm handstands. The advanced group is for those who have some degree of control and experience in a handstand. Refining alignment, working with various leg positions and the effortless changing between shapes, practice towards press to handstand and the road towards one arm handstands will be covered.

There will be enough room for individual attention to work on your specific needs and goals as well as inspiration to try new things others might be working on.

This workshop will be divided into two groups. The checkout page is in swedish and it should be pretty straight forward, but if you have any trouble at all send an e-mail to: info@frihetirorelse.se And we'll help you get sorted!

Location: Frihet i rörelses movement-studio at Viktoriagatan 10, Halmstad, Sweden.
Date: 24rd and 25th of September 2022

Beginners: 10:00 -13:00 (with a break in the middle) on both Saturday and Sunday.

Intermediate & Advanced Group: 14:00 -17:00 (with a break in the middle) on both Saturday and Sunday.

Limited spaces available
Price: 2595 sek (early bird: 2245 sek - ends 11th of September)

Do you have any questions about the workshop? DM @mikaelbalancing or @frihetirorelse on Instagram.

Mikael Kristiansen

Circus Artist and handbalancing coach

Mikael Kristiansen is a circus artist educated at DOCH , Stockholm, who has been working internationally as a teacher and performer for over 10 years. Among others he has worked with companies such as 7 Fingers, Cirkus Cirkör and BattleRoyale.

He has also developed a lot of teaching practices for handbalancing through the years and runs the online teaching platform called Handstand Factory. He has taught workshops worldwide since 2010 and has taught full time in circus schools such as AMOC, Copenhagen, Codarts, Rotterdam and Acapa, Tillburg.

As a teacher, Mikael focuses on the relationship between biomechanics, individuals bodies and technique. While staying true to efficiency and useful technique, his research into handbalancing is directed towards individual differences both when it comes to bodies and learning strategies.