Hand Balancing: The Theory, The Technique, The Method with Brianna Peterson Magly
October 19 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
A rare visit by traveling hand balance teacher, Brianna Peterson Magly!! Build your confidence in standing upside down, and moving on to greater fun when ready!
This workshop starts with a discussion of the detailed actions involved in achieving a straight handstand. We cover the body’s alignment from fingers to toes, while paying close attention to the use of our breath and core strength. (Taking notes is encouraged.)
Stepping onto our mats we will go through a series of stretches to warm up the body’s flexibility, mobility, and strength; focusing heavily on shoulders and wrists.
Beginners will receive all the steps needed in progressing to a straight free handstand. More advanced students will have the opportunity to discuss and learn variations such as; press to handstand, jump to handstand, and one arm. There is something for everyone — beginners and advanced alike!
Class ends with an outline of a unique core strengthening sequence to help support an inversions practice. 4 minutes a day will provide the core strength that you need.
This workshop focuses on achieving a straight-line handstand. Reviewing proper alignment from fingers to toes, paying close attention to the use of our breath, and core strengthening focus. There is something for everyone — beginners and advanced alike! More advanced students will have the opportunity to learn further variations.
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Brianna Peterson Magly
Brianna is the only apprentice qualified to teach this unique arm balancing method created by international hand balance master, Miguel Sant’ana. Having been Miguel’s understudy for more than 1000 hours, Brianna has the knowledge to teach far beyond her own physical capabilities. Brianna’s ability to pick up on the finer details of the body is key in this straight alignment method. A Northern California native, Brianna has been traveling internationally for several years, accumulating various yoga practices and body awareness theories along her way.