Yuri originally studied physics in college but after graduating and working in the field, he decided to follow a different path. Yuri started out teaching himself in acrobatics. His passion for movement eventually led him to practice many disciplines including hand balance, acrobatics, martial arts, cheerleading, weightlifting, gymnastics, aerial arts, and dance. Currently, he is working on writing his book, “Finding Balance: The Process of Handstand Development” (name is tentative). In addition, he teaches workshops on balance and movement across the country. One thing he will always be is a student; there is always something to learn from every opportunity or interaction!