About this fun Handstand Event!
Come deify gravity and fly through a 2 hour vinyasa practice with Chelsea. Working towards building confidence upside down, energizing your core, and training tools to work towards an independent inversion practice! Floating up and staying up! All you need is a playful attitude and the willingness to try. Exploring the basics of building strength, ease, and stability for your handstand or any other funky variations. Breaking through any barriers or boundaries in your mind/body to unlock your bodies full potential! Learn the key elements for handstand and core training! All levels welcome.
Chelsea was a dancer for most of her life. She practiced every form of dance, but her main focus was ballet. She studied at the Rock School for Dance Education and graduated with a certificate in Dance. She guested with the Pennsylvania Ballet throughout her time there and soon joined the company. While there she performed a variety of repertoire from original contemporary works set on the company to the all classics. With Pennsylvania Ballet she also performed outreach and education programs, bringing dance to the inner city schools of Philadelphia. Chelsea also worked with MANNA while with the company, performing an HIV benefit performance called Shut Up and Dance.
After leaving the ballet company to pursue other interests, she found Pilates. After her first reformer lesson, she wanted more! Chelsea finished her Pilates certification in New York at True Pilates NYC. She is classically trained with all equipment work and mat work through Romana’s Pilates. There she was able to take lessons with master teachers; Sari Mejia Santo and Cythnia Lochard. Chelsea was even able to work with Romana Kryzanowska, Joesph Pilates protege student. Chelsea teaches Private Pilates Equipment Training, Group Pilates training, & Barre Scuplt Classes at Thrive Pilates. In the summer of 2013, while filming the movie “Dead Man Down” in Philadelphia, Chelsea worked exclusively with starring actress Noomi Rapace. Noomi even asked her co-star Dominic Cooper to join in on the lessons.
Yet nothing quite gave her the same spark as dancing until she stepped onto her yoga mat. This past January, she was accepted to study with Meghan Currie, Dr. Bali, and Dr. Genieve Burley-Howes in Nicaragua for her 200 hour YYTT and is certified with Yoga Alliance. Chelsea loves the creativity and freedom in the flow, making it feel like a dance with focus around the core and alignment. Chelsea is inspired by all forms of movement and infuses her pilates and dance background into her yoga flow.
Chelsea loves this practice because to her it is not exercise, it connects your mind to your body. Every path is so individualized and the more the physical practice unlocks the body, the more the mind opens up. It helps you work through any obstacles and brings emotions to the surface that may be very confrontational. Chelsea is passionate about learning and continues to strive to be a better teacher daily. She feels there is no better feeling than being upside down. When she is on her hands balancing, she is completely in the present moment. It is a moment of stillness, peace, and meditation for her. She feels her mat is her second home.