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World of Hand Balance Workshop with Miguel Sant’ana

Immerse yourself in the world of Hand-Balancing & discover the techniques & training methods Miguel has used as an elite hand balancer to develop his exceptional abilities. Learn the technique of “whole body positioning” – from fingers to toes-, aiming to achieve a perfectly straight handstand. Learn how to warm up the whole body based on flexibility, mobility and strength.
You will also learn Handstand Progressions and for advanced students, Miguel will be coaching techniques such as; Jumps to Handstand, Press to Handstand, The Three Head Positions, Mexican Shape, One Arm Handstand, and much more, depending on each individual’s skill.

Coach Background

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.

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 ” .

Now since 2014 I have been traveling over 25 countries teaching my unique method to my students. Teaching has been a great outlet for me. Sharing my passion and gift with others is a way of giving back which allows me to rethink and re analyse my craft. Teaching rejuvenates my passion and keeps my spirits high. The energy of my students, those of whom I listed previously, and other motivated individuals I’ve come across, are the fuel that allows me to keep moving from city to city and country to country.

What to expect?

World of Hand Balance workshop with Miguel Sant’ana

  • Students are able to build confidence in standing upside down. By demonstrating and reinforcing confidence from the very beginning, Miguel will offer support and encourage each individual to progress until they are able to jump into a free handstand.
  • Make sure students have learned the correct techniques and answering all questions the students may have. Also adding more techniques to your practice/program.
  • For advanced students, Miguel’s will be ADVISING techniques such as; Jumps to Handstand, Press to Handstand, The Three Head Positions, Mexican Shape, One Arm Handstand, and much more, depends on each individual’s skill.

Video

Day 1

Topics covered :

  1. The technique of “whole body positioning” – from fingers to toes aiming to achieve a perfectly straight handstand. We will also discuss the free handstand positioning:
  • Body Tightness (body stability)
  • Finger Tips
  • Core Engagement and Strength
  • Breathing Technique
  • Inner Sight Self Connection and Control (Body awareness)
  1. Warming up the whole body based on flexibility, mobility and strength. This section focuses heavily on shoulders and wrists.
  2. Handstand Progression -This section helps students to build confidence in standing upside down. By demonstrating and reinforcing confidence from the very start, Miguel will offer support and encourage each individual to progress until they are able to jump into a free handstand.
  1. An outline of Miguel’s unique core strengthening exercise sequence.

Day 2

Topics covered :

  1. Checking in: Before we begin the practice section, Miguel will check with students to find out how they feel about the first day’s theory and to answer any quick questions or concerns they may have adding more theory (handstand progressions if necessary).
  2. Warming up the whole body based on flexibility, mobility and strength. This section focuses heavily on shoulders and wrists.
  3. Handstand Progression – This section helps students to build confidence in standing upside down. By demonstrating and reinforcing confidence from the very start, Miguel will offer support and encourage each individual to progress until they are able to jump into a free handstand.
  1. Core Training -Miguel’s unique core strengthening exercise sequence. This section is devoted to getting the most out of the 15-minute strenuous core stabilisation method. The core is the base and power of the body, therefore maintaining a well-conditioned core is essential to achieving a stable handstand.
  1. Wrapping Up – This is the opportunity for final questions. Miguel will be demonstrating and re-emphasising certain sections of the previous teachings to make sure that each and every student leaves feeling confident and secure with their individual practice. Confidence is key.

Early Bird

IDR5,450,000Valid until 14 Dec'19

Full Price

6,200,00015 Dec - onwards
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