Starting your Crazy Monkey Practice entails delving into a vast pool of knowledge and experience accumulated throughout years of study with world-class teachers in movement, various sports, physical fields, and arts.
Crazy Monkey Practice
Movement is essential for brain and body development. Unfortunately, this is often overlooked in today’s culture, which is characterized by a sedentary lifestyle. Chronic disease, injury, and unhappiness can be the result. At Crazy Monkey, we help individuals overcome this issue by introducing movement and play into their daily lives. You will learn to incorporate movement into your everyday life to maintain mobility, strength, and health.
We also aspire to more than just addressing the need for movement. Humans are creative beings with remarkable adaptability and learning capacity. We can acquire new skills, collaborate, manage our emotions, and explore our inner lives. Our practice seeks to foster this potential, elevating our consciousness beyond its current level.
To practice these two aspects, we have developed a comprehensive approach that is suitable for all levels. You will learn floorwork, inversions, strength and conditioning, partner work, coordination, and more. No prior experience or expertise is necessary, just bring your curiosity and enthusiasm.
Main focus areas
A strong body is one of the best indicators of longevity. Strength training is also crucial for developing resilience and avoiding injuries. We offer the most cutting-edge strength program in the city by integrating gymnastics strength training with training philosophies from the likes of Charles Poliquin, Ed Coan, Matt Wenning, Philip Chubb, and Ido Portal.
There are different layers to the hand-balancing practice. Obviously, it is about finding balance. But more importantly, learning a strong handstand as an adult teaches you a lot about facing your fears, coping with your frustration, and persevering through a lengthy process.
A safe and solid process for developing mobility for people of all ages. Mobility at Crazy Monkey is about creating strength in the end range of motion. What does that actually mean? Being aware of what your body can and can’t do (yet!), and finding the most suitable path to enlarge your comfort zone.
A whole array of tasks that involve objects to develop attributes like hand-eye coordination, foot-eye coordination, quickness, footwork, balance and more. Expect to be confused! And to gain an entire set of skills to be more aware and relate to your surroundings at all times. Side effects can include great reflexes, movement precision and serenity under pressure.
Jumping, landing, running, hanging and swinging. In this section of the practice, students are introduced to a new way to interact with the environment. Hanging and swinging is an excellent way to develop strong and mobile shoulders as well as a strong grip. Did you know that some research suggests that grip strength is a predictor of overall mortality in middle-aged and older adults?
Learning to use the floor as a platform for expression and exploration of movement patterns, possibilities and dynamics. We do this through practicing Soft Acrobatics and Locomotion. Make the floor your best friend and you will find a tool to move anywhere you go.
People have been trying to figure out how to outsmart their opponent in tactical games for ages. From Miyamoto Mushashi to Pep Guardiola. In this section we’re searching for principles in the world of tactics through games and partner work.
We spend much of our time captured by thought and distracted by stimuli from our environment. The stillness part of the practice is about stopping movement and intentionally directing our attention, so we can practice being focused and spend our valuable time being less distracted.