Handstand Workshop with Sainaa & the London School of Hand Balance
02-03 March 2024
14:00-17:30 Intermediate & Advanced
160€ Beginners | 180€ Intermediate & Advanced
We are beyond thrilled to welcome Sainaa, the founder of the London School of Hand Balance, to Berlin for the very first time. A renowned coach in the hand balancing scene, Sainaa’s reputation precedes him, and if you’re just discovering his remarkable expertise, this workshop is your golden opportunity to receive professional guidance on your handstand journey.
Having personally participated in Sainaa’s workshop at his school in London, we can
guarantee the exceptional quality of his teachings. Whether you’re an experienced
practitioner or just stepping into the world of handstands, Sainaa’s two-day workshop promises an enriching experience that will leave a lasting imprint on your practice.
For those just beginning their handstand journey or still working on polishing the basics, we’ll focus on establishing a solid foundation, providing you with the tools to confidently navigate the basics, and fostering an understanding of essential skills. Whether you’re taking your first steps or refining your technique, this workshop is tailored to meet you where you are:
Establish a strong and stable foundation for your handstand practice
Focus on fundamental techniques to ensure a secure base for progression.
Gain confidence in kicking up to a handstand, both with and without wall support.
Receive personalised guidance to overcome initial challenges and build trust in your abilities.
Develop a clear understanding of the key components of a handstand.
Learn the principles of balance and alignment to enhance overall technique.
Receive tailored exercises and drills to suit your current skill level.
Learn how to structure your own practice for continuous improvement.
Prerequisite: freestanding handstand for 10-60 seconds.
For the intermediate and advanced practitioners, this workshop offers a unique
opportunity to refine and elevate your handstand practice. We’ll delve deeper into intricate techniques, advanced balance variations, and the art of seamless transitions. The goal is to not only enhance your existing skills but also to empower you to build a personalized and sustainable handstand practice. The level and types of drills and variations will be adapted to the ability of the participant:
Refinement of Techniques:
Dive deep into intricate handstand techniques for an advanced practice.
Fine-tune and enhance existing skills to achieve a higher level of mastery.
Advanced Balance Variations:
Explore a variety of challenging balance variations to push the boundaries of your balance.
Master controlled movements and transitions between different handstand positions: tuck, straddle, and one arm handstand (other variations might be presented depending on level of participant)
Learn the art of seamless transitions between handstand variations.
Develop the ability to flow effortlessly between different elements of your handstand practice.
Elevate your practice with dynamic drills and exercises to target key body parts for strength, flexibility and mobility.
Receive individualized feedback from Sainaa to address specific areas of improvement.
Benefit from targeted guidance to overcome challenges and refine your technique.
Sainaa’s journey began in Mongolia in 1972, where he discovered his innate talent for
gymnastics. As an elite gymnast, he not only mastered his craft but also secured the national championship for two consecutive years. This marked the start of a remarkable career.
For the next decade, Sainaa showcased his versatility as a circus performer, touring the
globe with prestigious troupes like Sukhbaatar, Circus Krone, and Blackpool Tower Circus. His performances at world-famous circuses, festivals, and gala shows were a testament to his exceptional skills in tumbling, banquine, hand balancing, and swinging trapeze.
In the early 2000s, Sainaa transitioned seamlessly into teaching, finding his home in London. He became a prominent figure in the world of adult gymnastics coaching at sports centers while also holding a key role at the UK’s esteemed circus institution, the National Centre for Circus Arts. Since 2004, he has been the driving force behind the handstand and acrobatic technique education for all degree students at the National Centre for Circus Arts.
Since 2012, Sainaa has been the guiding force behind the London School of Hand Balance. His teachings have reached individuals from diverse backgrounds, including gymnasts, circus performers, fitness coaches, and yoga teachers and students.
Tickets may be canceled up to 30 days before the workshop for a full refund minus transaction fee, and within 30 days and up to three weeks before the workshop for a 50% refund. There are no refunds within 15 days of the workshop date.