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Sun, 05 Mar



Beginner Handstand Workshop with TechniqueArtist

A 90-minute handstand workshop for beginners, run by professional circus artist and coach Gretchen Ernst!

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Beginner Handstand Workshop with TechniqueArtist
Beginner Handstand Workshop with TechniqueArtist

Time & Location:

05 Mar 2023, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Christchurch, 4/235 Waltham Road, Waltham, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand

About This Event:

Circotica Circus School is excited to host Gretchen Ernst (a.k.a. Technique Artist) for this 90-minute beginner handstand workshop!

This workshop is intended for those who are in the beginning of their handstand journey, as well as those who may have been doing handstands for some time but are still not feeling confident or consistent in the balance.

We will look at the foundational work that gives specific strength and mobility to directly benefit handstands. We will also address approaches to getting starting with or advancing balance.

Bring your questions!

Open to adults and youth.

- Bookings for students <16 years old are subject to approval by a Circotica instructor or senior member - feel free to enquire via email at


$55 for this 90-minute workshop 

Flexibility Masterclass & Handstand Bundle: $120 ($15 off, 3.5 hours total!)

- Attending the 2-hour Flexibility Masterclass is highly recommended for handstand participants as it covers a lot of relevant technical points for handstand work! More info here: Flexibility Masterclass

Bookings essential - book online via

Instructor Bio: 

Gretchen is a passionate handstand and flexibility coach and bio mechanics educator. Originally trained in massage therapy, Gretchen took this knowledge into the training and applied the work of hand balancing through the lens of anatomy and physiology, specializing in explaining the how's and why's to make things work better, smarter and safer. Hand Balancing training began in San Francisco and continued in Montreal and Ukraine. 

Gretchen has been performing hand balancing and aerial internationally for the past 10 years, working most recently with Messi10 by Cirque du Soliel. 

To see how Gretchen's teaching brain ticks go to @technique_artist on instagram. Feel free to message with any questions!

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