5/7 – Denver, CO (Gravity Aerial Arts)
Quest for Press Handstands
Aaron’s knowledge of anatomy and movement is vast and well applied in how he sequences teaching handstands. He is warm, personable, well-organized and thoughtful with his instructions. His approach is inventive and reflects a deep understanding of the body works.
I always enjoy his classes and am left with a feeling that i have worked worked harder and more intelligently than I could have without his expertise. He clearly knows his stuff which he offers with light-hearted inspiration.
In my own aerial journey, I had a move I had been working on for ten months (an arduous ten months!)–the flare to flag. He had developed his own scaffolding for that particular move–a variety of warm-ups and “floorial” and isometric positions. I went through it in the space of one workshop, a few days of training, and then a private lesson, and then, on video no less, at the end of the hour I did it for the first time in my life. Other coaches and tried to get me there, but the cueing was all the same–because it was all the same thing their teachers had told them.
Aaron’s press handstand workshop was very helpful in giving me tools to improve my overall handstand capability. The warm up was a bit different than what I normally do (which I really appreciate!) and really fun.
We worked on many different ways of pressing into a handstand, along with exercises to strengthen certain muscle groups. I definitely had some “light bulb” moments during his workshop which were very helpful for me. Highly recommend!