with Miguel Sant’ana
Monday, Aug 31 – Thursday, Sept 3 &
Sunday, Sept 6 – Tuesday, Sept 8
7:00 – 10 am daily
Contact Miguel for details: email@example.com
Miguel Sant’ana makes the often elusive art of handstand look effortless. If you have ever attempted it yourself you know it’s not!! It takes perseverance, core strength, focus and flexibility. Miguel’s technique will give you the foundation to start this journey or take you to the next level in your practice.
7:00 -7:45 am Yoga class with famous Irene Pappas @fitqueenirene.
7:45 – 8:15 am Own warm up. Get ready to be upside down 🙂
8:15 – 10:00 am Handstand intensive training
5:00 -7:00 pm Outdoor open training at the beach park watching the sunset.
Miguel teaches his technique of “whole body positioning.” This is from fingers to toes, aiming to achieve a perfectly straight handstand.
-Core Engagement and Strength
-Inner Sight Self Connection and Control
He will be teaching techniques such as:
The three jumps to Handstand (stradlle, tuck and pike)
The seven position
Press to Handstand (straddlle, tuck, pike and stalder)
The Three Head Positions
One Arm Handstand, Handstand blocks games and exercises.
The Figa-Gufus This, of course, depends on each individual’s skill.
Side flexions(or flag), include one arm press entry to handstand.
Check out his Waikiki handstand video here
Brazilian native Miguel Sant’ana moved to Auckland-New Zealand in 2010. His acrobatics journey started here joining a capoeira group in Auckland. In the same year he joined Tristar Gymnastics where the passion for tumbling and acrobatics started with the help of David Bishop (NZ elite gymnastics).
The sport of Capoeira has taken Miguel all around New Zealand to train and perform. In 2011 Miguel went to a capoeira event in Wellington where he met a circus professional that introduced him to the world of hand balance.
Back in Auckland Miguel started training at hand balancing everyday, on the wall at home, inspired by circus artists, where he would scrutinise videos and have Skype meeting with overseas professionals to find the technique and the strength that he needs to be in this profession.
In 2012 Miguel travelled back to Brazil to train with capoeira Master Bamba and professional tumblers (world performers) on the beaches of Salvador-BA. adding to his knowledge in these fields.
Talking these new skills back to NZ Miguel carried on with a stronger understanding and passion for his hand balancing training.
2013 He was chosen out of many as a finalist for the first New Zealand “The Golden Carnie Circus Awards’ where he performed with the top NZ circus artists at the Wellington Opera House.
At the start of 2013 Miguel started teaching hand balance classes in Auckland. Teaching handstand he shows his students his very clear passion of determination , dedication and commitment. Miguel’s objective as a teacher is to inspire and share the knowlegde with his students, creating a very strong base of training. He always says “A Tree without roots does not grow ” .