Bristol Handstands

Bristol Handstands has re branded as a new company! You can now find us at How To Handstand. We provide high quality coaching for every body. Specially designed for beginners, we sell training plans to guide you on your journey to handstand. How To Handstand is the brainchild of Gabrielle Parker and Reuben Hosler, professional Circus Artists turned specialized coaches on a mission to gather all of the balance tips, tricks and tools anyone would ever need to get better at handstands in one central hub..

Who are we?

National Circus School Paris (ENACR) graduate, globe-trotting hand to hand specialist Gabrielle Parker balances her time on her hands between international performance, teaching at the acclaimed Circomedia Circus University and running workshops and classes all over the UK. An acro flyer, sports therapist, professional handstand coach and teacher (of teachers) Gabby is also the Founder of Bristol Handstands.

Our mission

We’ve created a formula to make handbalance accessible for everyone to learn. Tried and tested techniques from years of experience and the best teachers from all over the world, we’ve created a safe and efficient training practice for developing an intricate acrobatic skill like handbalance.

What to expect in a workshop with us

An introduction and take home of the ‘7 pillars of Handstand’ which include the following;

  • Specific Strength, Alignment, Endurance, Consistency, Shape, Balance, Mobility
  • Functional movement tests in relation to handstand (helping students understand and identify personal limitations)
  • Techniques in mobilisation, stabilisation and performance flexibility specifically related to handstand

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