Handstands at the Wall

Crista Shillington
Instructor Crista Shillington
Average: 4.8 (41 votes)
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Incorporating hip openers, leg and core work, and of course handstands, this challenging intermediate class will have your muscles singing! Crista keeps you going with her trademark cheerfulness and rewards your effort with a long savasana. Note: You will need access to a nice clear section of wall in order to do the handstand portion of this class.

Equipment: None
Style: Vinyasa/Power Yoga


SMZalokar 5 days ago

Om Namah Shivaya. Thank you for this lovely practice. Lots here for which to return.

Leahjoojoo 9 months ago

Another brilliant class by Crista. I just love her! The way she offers different options and variations for different bodies and abilities is lovely; it really makes you feel included even if you can’t do those things! I, for one, didn’t come close to doing a handstand up the wall (facing away from the wall), but I did manage the first ones, walking up the wall, which is the first time I’ve had the confidence to do that!
I also really enjoy the savasana when Crista says “Relax, relax, reeeelax” at the end, ooh I just love that! Thanks Crista, you’re awesome xx

Katherine F 10 months ago

I was wondering if you could recommend a headstand bench. I have used them in studios before, most recent a feetup bench. I am an intermediate yogi, 5'5'....just in case this info influences your suggestions. I believe I found the feetup bench too narrow. Is there a better width, angle of gripping area etc that you feel makes difference. I am looking for safety/stability, and quality. Some are collapsable, others also have a cushion that makes the bench usable as a stool. Thank you for any time you can put to this, Katherine F Moore.

Crista Shillington 10 months ago

Hi Katherine,
I’m sorry, I don’t use a headstand bench, so I can’t advise in this area.

Mhare 1 year ago

I love your creative classes and joyful spirit.

Kiva and Sky 1 year ago

My collie joined singing with you in her Chewbacca voice during your mantra. It was very cute and I thought i would share this. You have a lovely, soothing voice. Thank you.

LucyHB 1 year ago

I was a bit ppprehensive about this class because of my pesky broken collarbone, and when it came up in the New Year 2020 Challenge I was tempted to swap it for another class. So glad I gave it a try though! I had to skip the handstand sections but loved the core work, and so many of those sweet hip openers that Crista's awesome classes always deliver! Crista's sense of fun makes all her classes a joy to do and I'm so glad I gave this one a try. Beautiful chanting too!

Konii 1 year ago

More chanting with Christa please, beautiful ending to this class. xx