Often, out of great respect, people avoid the handstand – but often without a justified reason. What looks like a difficult circus trick on the outside, is in reality a movement that is not so difficult to learn with the right instructions. Step by step you will approach the target movement (free standing handstand) in this online course and learn about what really matters.

 

If you want to learn the handstand, there is no way around training the body in many ways: strengthening the body’s core, body awareness and balance, overcoming mental blockages, risk management and fall school, confidence and improving mobility, especially overhead. There is no prefabricated way: many variations allow individual progress and problem solving – there will always be possibilities to make the exercises easier or more difficult. At the end of the course you will have received enough tools to practice independently and sustainably by your self.

 

Each week, in addition to the practical exercises, there is a short video lecture in which theoretical background knowledge is conveyed. You will also be provided with sufficient strength and flexibility exercises – we attach great importance to good preparation. This course is in English!

Content of this course:

Practical Part

  • “Follow along” warm-up routine
  • specific warming up and activation for the handstand
  • Skill training (balance and entry/exit)
  • specific strength and mobility
  • Learning how to fall and partner exercises

Theoretical Part / Lectures

  • Week 1: “Anatomy of the Online Course”
  • Week 2: “The role of the hands in handstands”
  • Week 3: “The role of the shoulders in handstands”
  • Week 4: “The role of the torso in handstand”
  • Week 5: “All together now – an analysis”
  • Week 6: “Continuation and additional tips”

You can buy the complete online course for 100€. The course includes six PDFs with the respective exercises and video tutorials. After the course, you can continue practicing as often and as long as you want, because you can keep the PDFs.

„Attended both Nil’s acro- and pancake mobility courses. My preconcived notion was that online coaching could never compete with hands on coaching, but My was I wrong. Being coached by Nil, my strongest impression was his broad knowledge and honest non-dogmatic teaching and breaking down traditional and modern methods of acrobatics/ movement/ mobility and really producing practical ideas and being very open to individuality and not afraid to give us material and trust our capability to chew on it as he later gave individulized and really pin-pointed feedback.“ – Tsz-Hin

All my deep appreciation for the program Nil! I like the progressive scalability and although I could not work on it 100% I feel I got the pattern on which I should work. Actually one can extend week 6 for anytime needed because it includes everything else. Then it is just a matter of personale management intelligence to go harder (but not too hard) on the right sections. I find this approach very valuable for any further mobility challenge I will take. – Antonio Bazzo

FAQ

Do I need special equipment for the course?

You need a small floor space to practice on, a small free wall space, a small stool and ideally a pull-up bar to hang.

I am totally afraid of handstands, is this course the right one?

Yes! In this course the foundation for a sustainable handstand training should be created! The exercises can be adapted to your level. We also work a lot on strength and build up confidence in the overhead position! 

How often and how long should I practice?

We recommend to practice about 4 times a week for 80 minutes. But in the course we will also explain a way how you can also do a solid handstand training in 30 minutes! Additionally, you can repeat the warm-up exercises daily.

What will I take out of the course?

You will learn how to create a proper handstand training and how to work on your strength and confidence in the position. You will also strengthen your muscles and keep your body supple.

What progress can I expect from the course?

Of course your progress depends on several factors: your starting point, your commitment and your constitution. For some people it is possible to stand freely after the course (at least for a few seconds), others feel really comfortable on the wall after the course and are able to balance a bit with the help of it. However, you are guaranteed to have received tools that will enable you to continue practicing independently!

Can I ask you for tips/help if I don't get along?

Yes, you can send me a video/text once a week in which you ask questions or show me how you do your exercises. You will receive a message within 48 hours. If you participate in the online course via Facebook group you can ask us as many questions as you like!

Is there a discount if I buy more than one course? Can they be combined?

For two courses you pay 250€ instead of 300€ and for 3 courses 350€ instead of 450€. The handstand course can be perfectly combined with the pancake course.