What is Handstand & Pistols Club?
First of all, you do not need to be able to do a handstand (or kick up to the wall) to join. This is a truly step-by-step process to build up to handstands and pistol squats.
This 16-class guided program combines basic gymnastics, mobility, and strength. If you love bodyweight training and you don’t have loads of equipment, this is the program for you!
Handstands and pistols (single leg squats) require a combination of strength, mobility and skill. This program will teach you how to progress all three while having fun and playing around with movement.
Participants always leave our programs feeling inspired, strong, and more confident in their understanding of adaptation and recovery.
Each class will include five movements in total plus a specific warm-up. Every two weeks these exercises will progress or change to encourage consistent adaptation.
One class each week will be dedicated to strength, the other to skill development. This breakdown allows for more balanced strength, recovery and skill acquisition.
By the end of the 8-week program you will feel way more confident in your handstand and pistols abilities.
Range of motion alone isn’t the answer, what we really need is strength and resilience in those deeper positions.
Build strength, mobility and balance
Find the right pieces to complete your strength or yoga practice
Practice with us online from wherever you are in the world
“I really love Mindful Strength and Kathryn’s awesome teachings. I have strengthened my body SO much and I love all the brilliant movements and sequences Kathryn creates for each part of the body. It is truly a remarkable, life-changing program.“
“Thank you for the amazing classes, as always! I had a baby in April, and my body and capacities changed SO dramatically. It has been so great to take your classes as I started moving again — the emphasis on what you feel instead of what you do really helped me reconnect to a body that felt foreign to me.“
Dates and Details:
Two classes each week, join live or watch the recordings.
Wednesday 12-1pm EST & Saturday’s 10-11am EST
April 5 – May 27
Class recordings will be available for 1 year, the written program is yours to keep.
You must be able to get up and down from the floor unassisted, and bear load on your hands in a table position.
This program is designed with many options and variations for those of you who are scared of handstands or haven’t done one in a while. We are here to help you.
light to medium dumbbell or kettlebell
Ideal program for those who don't have lots of equipment
Early Bird ends March 10th
Regular price: $225 CAD, sign up now
Kathryn (she/her) has been teaching yoga and movement since the age of 17. Growing up in her mother’s (Diane Bruni) yoga studio she has been learning about mindful movement her entire life. In 2012 Kathryn started exploring other modalities including powerlifting, gymanstics, and various forms of strength based exercise. She has completed a professional pain science mentorship with physiotherapist Neil Pearson, has interviewed some of the worlds top researchers and teachers for her podcast, and has taught workshops in over 10 countries. Kathryn has completed strength certifications with PICP Poliquin Level 2, she has worked with Ido Portal, has won the Ontario Provincials in raw powerlifting and has a passion for helping people understand their own capacity and confidence.