I’m Sonji and I’ve created this platform to help you develop your handstand practice!

My own obsession started when I was 28 (which I thought was pretty late). But eversince I started, handbalancing has transformed my life and taken me through an interesting path of traveling the world, meeting high level handbalancers, learning and sharing my experiences with you guys.

I’ve been learning and teaching ever since I got hooked (I’ve been a Personal Trainer since 2012) and I hope that my journey and the FREE RESOURCES I provide here support you in improving your own handstands!

And if you ever feel like you’re getting stuck in a lonesome practice and need some personal help with your handstands, join my LIVE & ON DEMAND CLASSES ! We have an amazing community of handbalancers who are all at different stages of their journey, but are all in it together!

Stop falling out of your handstand!

Sign up for tips, tricks, tutorials and inspiration to become rocksolid on your hands!

It is all about handstands and more handstands. Because let’s be honest, they are pretty addictive. My husband Ivo and I started this show when we traveled the world and connected with a ton of handbalancers. We figured that not everyone has the chance to do what we did and we wanted to share the experience and the many things that the handbalancers had to say. Now that we’re settled in Austria we’re extending the show to keep the conversation and the fuel for your training going!

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Online Coaching

Upcoming Workshops

Bye-Bye Wall

Is your fear of handstanding in the free space blocking your progress? Let’s take the time to dig deeper into what’s holding you back and build new patterns!

In this 90min live Zoom workshop I will walk you through the practical tools to get comfortable without the wall and become confident in bailing safely in the free space. We will also take time to talk about your specific questions and roadblocks.

Cost: € 12

Workshop with Ulrik Fossum


Have you practiced handstands for some time and are ready for new information to take it to the next level? Ulrik is coming to nook movement studios for a two day online event that you can be part of from your living room.


We will cover the most efficient tools for solid handstands and how to implement them into your practice. To ensure that you get personal feedback and you get the most out of the workshops, we have very limited spots. So be sure to claim your spot now!

Cost: Single Day: € 60
           Both Days: € 100

Live & On-Demand Classes

nook | Movement Studios

Join me live!

Implement your practice every day within our community while I watch you and give you real-time feedback and cues via Zoom.

nook classes are designed to keep you going. They are 30 min long, cookie cutters and here for you 6 days a week.

Our schedule covers everything you need for a well-rounded and sustainable handbalance and flexibility practice.

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1 on 1 Coaching

Wanna skyrocket your progress? Get your personalized program!

Your 1 on 1 coaching includes:

a 60min session on Zoom
thorough assessment of your goals and your situation
your personalized program (written + videos)
weekly video check-up and feedback
weekly program update

The duration of each coaching period is 8 weeks. Spots are limited to ensure a good quality of coaching.

400 € per 8 week duration.

Wanna sign up or have any questions? Contact me down below!

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It’s never too late to do what you love!


© 2021 Sonja Smith-Novak | Feldkirch, Austria