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Sun, 05 Mar



Flexibility Masterclass & Teacher Training

This 2-hours flexibility technique workshop is an exciting opportunity for both students and instructors!

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Flexibility Masterclass & Teacher Training
Flexibility Masterclass & Teacher Training

Time & Location:

05 Mar 2023, 11:30 am – 1:30 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 2-hour flexibility technique workshop!

This workshop will dig into the technique of stretching. We will do exercises for the supportive strength that puts joints into alignment, allowing muscles to relax and open safely and comfortably. We will do active release techniques to target common trigger points that hold us back. We will look at positioning for stretching and active flexibility for end range strength. As we go through class we will watch the work on different bodies to help teachers understand what they are looking at and watching for in students.

Recommended for: - Students who want to further their understanding of flexibility.

- Instructors interested in teaching flexibility safely and effectively. 

- Anyone joining the handstand workshops - this will cover a lot of relevant technical points for handstand work!

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


$80 for this 2-hour workshop - Flexibility Masterclass & Handstand Bundle: $120 ($15 off) - see our other events for the handstand workshops (intermediate-advanced and beginner levels available.)

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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