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Sun, 05 Mar



Intermediate-Advanced Handstand Workshop with TechniqueArtist

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

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Intermediate-Advanced Handstand Workshop with TechniqueArtist
Intermediate-Advanced Handstand Workshop with TechniqueArtist

Time & Location:

05 Mar 2023, 2:00 pm – 3:30 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 90-minute intermediate-advanced handstand workshop!

This workshop is for those with an already consistent handstand practice. We will look at progressions for the individual practices of everyone present. We will also address any technical developments to support the work. Come warmed up and ready to work!

Open to adults and youth who are comfortable holding handstands without the use of a wall or spotter.  - DM us or email if you're unsure of your eligibility :)

- 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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