Handstand Factory Intensives

We are excited to announce that we are opening registrations for our two 2020 Handstand Factory intensives with Emmet Louis and Mikael Kristiansen. The intensives will be taking place in autumn 2020. Set amidst the beautiful countryside of Antalya, we will be spending 5 days training handstands and flexibility in Tadah – Artist Habitat.

We invite you all to come with us and deepen your practice, meet your fellow Handstand Factory students (and us) in person, and spend a week immersed in full training in Tadah Artist Habitat, Antalya.

The first intensive week (PUSH) is focused on beginners and intermediate handbalancing and flexibility, and the second intensive week (PUSH HARDER) is for advanced practitioners looking to develop the one arm handstand.

Handbalancing and Flexibility Intensives

The week will feature 5 jam-packed training days, 2 of which will also feature an afternoon excursion in the area surrounding Antalya. Each training day will feature a handstand and a flexibility session with Emmet and Mikael, intended to give you the tools and the knowledge that will guide your handstand practice for months to come, as well as having you train in an environment that allows for instant feedback and incredibly effective hands on instructing and a lot of time to ask questions. Evenings can be spent however you wish, with enough time for independent training, in-depth discussions with new friends or even just relaxing beside the pool with book in hand.

The Location

This stunning intensive centre is based in beautiful Antalya in Turkey and will be our home for the week. A safe, beautiful and calm environment, surrounded by countryside, for you to concentrate on what our focus for the week is. The beach is located a short drive away, on the edge of the historical Turkish village of Side and surrounded by ancient ruins… the water colour and temperature alone is one of the many reasons to visit during your stay!

The gorgeous studio space we will be using has 12.6m by 7.9m floor space with a specialised dance floor and is surrounded by glass walls. It is open 24 hours!

Have a walk around Tadah here:

Accomodation

You will be staying in the beautifully crafted dorms at Till and Deniz’s Artist Habitat a.k.a. TADAH.

The attention to detail and design of this location is amazing, with ample space to relax both inside in the cool interior or outside surrounded by lush vegetation. Nearly all the building materials of TADAH’s unique structure are up-cycled. Featuring beds made of beautiful reclaimed wood, toilet doors that used to be on hotel rooms and the glass walls of the training space were originally hotel fridge doors. Essentially, they have turned what would have been wasted into a haven for us to play in!

Between classes there is the option to swim in the natural pool, lie on the sun deck, get a tour around the permaculture gardens, borrow a bike and ride to the local market (20mins)/beach (30mins) or chat with new friends in the many communal areas.

TADAH also has a beautiful and naturally clean pool natural pool, with no need for chlorine… it’s akin to having a private swimming lake. Tucked away to the side of the pool, is a sauna. The sauna will be fired up on one evening of the event (included in cost).

Food

This intensive is fully catered with 3 meals a day plus snacks. You will have the option to choose between a vegan, vegetarian and a meat including menu, as well as specifying any intolerances or dietary needs.

You will notice strong Turkish and German influences in the food, but all with a very original twist. A lot of the food comes direct from TADAH’s own organic permaculture gardens!

Excursions

The week will feature 2 excursions into the area surrounding Antalya. One afternoon trip (food provided) to the beautiful local areas will be factored into the schedule for the week; including the beach, stunning canyons or a nice hike! In one location there is a walk down into the canyon with the option to swim in the crystal clear (and cold) waters for the brave! In another location we could hike/climb up to an 11th century castle on a hill.

Don’t worry, you can bypass the adventuring and enjoy the sights from the bottom.

The other trip will go to visit picturesque Roman ruins reclaimed by nature to have an epic photoshoot among the stunning scenery. Be it handstands, crazy splits or random poses, there are no limits to your creativity in creating some beautiful memories from our Handstand Factory intensive in Turkey!

Transfers

While you will need to arrange your own flights to Antalya airport, transfers from and to Antalya airport will be organised for you. You will just need to make sure to let us know your arrival and departure details. Once you have signed up with the deposit, we will prompt you to send us all the information necessary.

Pricing & payment

The price for this Handstand Factory intensive is 1800€ total. This includes transfers from and to the venue, accommodation, food, and all excursions and training, as well as one free program, either the beginners or the intermediate one. The spaces are very limited, and are given on a first come first served basis. You can either pay the full amount in one go, pay half now and half later or sign up with a 450€ deposit and then use a payment plan by paying 3 further instalments of 450€ each.

Please email handstandfactoryonline@gmail.com to secure your spot and receive your discount.

To register, please follow the button below to the booking page!

We are more than excited to have you join us on either of the two training intensives!

Emmet, Mikael + team