My sad attempts. I need so much help here. I can do a wall walk and be upside down for maybe up to 30 seconds on a good day. But the kick up 😞
Learn How to Handstand From an Expert
Gain cues, drills, and new perspectives from a workshop created after 15 years of studying the art of balance.
mastering the handstand.
Designed For You
Height, weight, or age doesn’t matter.
A Modern Approach to Balance
Learn Yuri's warm up routine that he has developed from years of handstand preparation.
Learn how Yuri gets the shoulders open and ready to hold your bodyweight.
Avoid wrist pain by learning the proper warm up.
Think of pain and other sensations from a new perspective.
Develop a new awareness for your body in space.
Prepare the hands to make all the corrections necessary for balancing.
Feel how your wrists and fingers work to support your inversion.
Understand the fundamental pillars of hand balance to build upon a solid base.
Feel the difference between being supported by your skeletal structure rather than your muscles.
A movement concept that can benefit you more than you think.
Practice balance in a relatively safe position.
Gain insight into the value of the process, especially when it gets hard.
Progressing Toward Balance
Before you kick up into a freestanding handstand, practice the essential progressions.
Utilize practicing with a wall the right way so you learn to balance without it.
Learn a powerful exercise for developing the minimal strength necessary.
Mastering this technique will help your walk walks translate into a better freestanding balance.
Learn how to avoid wasting unnecessary energy.
Practice this progression and learn the layers of difficulty you can add.
Understand the details of your elbows throughout the kick up and the hold.
Know exactly what you should feel in your hands and when to make adjustments.
Learn the proper way to cartwheel out of a fall.
Get familiar with the nuances of falling.
Find out if you have one of these “afraid of falling” styles and how to fix it.
Putting It All Together
Start to combine the isolated progressions thus far.
Learn the role of the hands, hips, and shoulders when you use the wall.
Get advice on when to change your technique to reduce wrist compression.
Combine all the tools Yuri offers to hold your handstand longer than your record.
Master the entrance into the hold so you can control your momentum.
Learn the truth on how your shoulders play a role in your hold.
What to pay attention to upside down.
The Do’s and Dont’s for someone spotting you.
Have the effortless stability you are drawn to and inspired by.
Lessons Refined Over 15+ Years
Meet Yuri Marmertstein
Vegas to Broadway and back.
Acrobatics, capoeira, martial arts, weight lifting, circus arts… the list goes on.
Yuri has spent nearly two decades performing, teaching and honing his craft.
He’s helped thousands of students at different skill levels with different struggles ...mainly because he, too, had the same exact struggles at one point.
Decided to train his balance and wrist strength to hopefully improve his CrossFit movements.
Kieran gained confidence in his abilities to kick up and hold longer than before without his usual wrist pain.
Hoped to become more prepared for the CrossFit Games
Joshua gained a better awareness for becoming efficient in his balance movements. He practices the progressions while avoiding "muscling through it like most CrossFitters."
Yoga & Movement Teacher
Hoped to break through her plateau and make significant progress.
Emilie now feels more comfortable putting weight in her hands for her yoga practice and can also lift heavier.
Yoga & Handstand Enthusiast
Hoped to gain insights on how to improve and get unstuck.
Olga moved past her mental barrier and now confidently handstand walks.