HANDSTAND FACTORY

Learn the art of handbalancing
Upcoming Courses
Beginners, Intermediate and Press to Handstand due to publish throughout 2019

Do you want to learn to balance on your hands?

Welcome to the Handstand Factory! We are currently building a complete online handbalancing syllabus, taking your from a complete beginner all the way to the most advanced handbalancing skills. We started in 2018 with an advanced handbalancing course for the one arm handstand called Push Harder, and we are now happy to announce that we’ve sucessfully crowdfunded the making of the next three Handstand Factory courses, which are aimed at Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced practitioners. We were absolutely blown away by your incredible uptake on this, and reached our funding goal within the first 26 hours, thank you so much for your support!

For starters, we've got three new handstand programs for different skill levels in the pipeline, and now that they have been successfully funded we are busy turning the Push, Keep Pushing and Press courses into a reality. Sign up to our newsletter here to be the first to know when they publish, or read more about the courses below.

Why Handstand Factory?

The Handstand Factory courses by Emmet Louis and Mikael Kristiansen combine the long tradition of handbalancing training from a circus perspective with a modern understanding of biomechanics, contemporary sport science and modern research into flexibility development for adults. Each program achieves this with hours of high quality in depth videos, complimented by a thorough manual that covers all further theory on both handbalancing and flexibility training, sample programs and important insights into building an autonomous handbalancing practice. Read more about the teachers. Most people spend years and years attempting to finally balance a handstand. Having a proper training structure and tuition will save you years of unnecessary frustration, and make the necessary grind for this skill so much more bearable. With the accompanying flexibility components tailored to each handbalancing skill level, each program contains everything you need to progress through the skill tree at your own pace. Read more about handbalancing.

Handstand Retreats
Now open for Registration

Push Retreat

Beginner Level

4-11 September

Tadah Artist Habitat, Alanya, Turkey


+ 7 days training handstands and flexibility in Tadah - Artist Habitat.
+ 2 - 3 training sessions with Emmet and Mikael a day, along with some free training time and fun excursions.
+ Access to a beginner or intermediate handstand training course of your choice online.
+ Learn how to program your own training and build an independent, individual handbalancing practice.


Push Harder Retreat

Advanced Level

14-21 September

Tadah Artist Habitat, Alanya, Turkey


+ 7 days training handstands and flexibility in Tadah - Artist Habitat.
+ 2 - 3 training sessions with Emmet and Mikael a day, along with some free training time and fun excursions.
+ Access to the Push Harder training course online.
+ Learn how to program your own training and build an independent, individual handbalancing practice.


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TESTIMONIALS
Nikolai
Erik
Fanny
Sam

"I think it’s something that is really unique, and not out there in any similar way. It really gives you everything you need to go on the road to a one arm handstand. I think on Instagram and other social media you see a lot of people just doing it and trying to get towards the one arm handstand or just improve after the two arm handstand, but are really misguided in what they actually need to learn and how they need to practice. I really like it and it definitely helps a lot with progression."

"This online program is really good, it gives you this whole, big bag of tricks and it helps you structure it to your work capacity and your schedule. You sort of auto tune it a bit on your good and your bad days. Every one who's done handstands for a little while knows that you have your average abilities, which you hit maybe half of the time, maybe 80%, then you have the good days, and you have the shit days. This program gives you something to work with on the whole range of days."

"It's really good! I am not really on a level where I can do a one arm handstand yet, but its definitely giving me hints of what I can do and how I can progress, even on my two arms, my straddle and tuck handstands, so I like it!"

"Yeah, the program is great! It was nice to finally have something for the advanced levels, I've seen lots of beginners stuff and have trained the beginner and intermediate for a long time, so it's good! I think it's nice the way it’s a really logically stepped progression, you can really see where each level should be heading, so you get an idea of the direction, long term."

Nikolai

"I think it’s something that is reall y unique, and not out there in any similar way. It really gives you everything you need to go on the road to a one arm handstand. I think on Instagram and other social media you see a lot of people just doing it and trying to get towards the one arm handstand or just improve after the two arm handstand, but are really misguided in what they actually need to learn and how they need to practice. I really like it and it definitely helps a lot with progression."

Erik

"This online program is really good, it gives you this whole, big bag of tricks and it helps you structure it to your work capacity and your schedule. You sort of auto tune it a bit on your good and your bad days. Every one who's done handstands for a little while knows that you have your average abilities, which you hit maybe half of the time, maybe 80%, then you have the good days, and you have the shit days. This program gives you something to work with on the whole range of days."

Fanny

"It's really good! I am not really on a level where I can do a one arm handstand yet, but its definitely giving me hints of what I can do and how I can progress, even on my two arms, my straddle and tuck handstands, so I like it!"

Sam

"Yeah, the program is great! It was nice to finally have something for the advanced levels, I've seen lots of beginners stuff and have trained the beginner and intermediate for a long time, so it's good! I think it's nice the way it’s a really logically stepped progression, you can really see where each level should be heading, so you get an idea of the direction, long term."

MORGAN LEE | 19 YO

JOSH LEE | 28 YO