Join Sam Salwei and Raquel Hernández-Cruz of the YogaSlackers during their short visit in Anchorage. This duo of slackers will be sharing with us two of their passions: handstands and slackro (acroyoga inspired by slacklining).
Let us know and we'll see what we can do!
SUN SALUTATIONS: THE SECRET TO A STRAIGHT HANDSTAND
Friday Oct 26
7 - 9 pm
While there’s no magic pill that will make your handstand practice perfect. There is one thing you can take every day to give you all the balance, strength and flexibility required to hold a perfectly straight handstand in the middle of the room: Daily Sun Salutations.
Yes, you read correctly.
Everything you need is inside a Sun Salutation as long as you are practicing it correctly. Come learn the forgotten secret.
Don't miss this opportunity to transform your daily yoga practice into a daily handstand routine.
ACROYOGA: SLACKERS MADE ME DO IT
Saturday, Oct 27
6 - 9 pm
Love the ease, clean and simplicity of a good old Four Steps? In this class Sam and Raquel will transform this classic into a fun, extra balancy slackro washing machine.
This duo loves to develop poses, transitions and flows that transform acro into a slackline inspired workout. This particular flow combines some super balancing poses with traditional acro moves.
The class requires bases and flyers to be comfortable with Four Step or the ability to transition from Star to Back Flying, plus a solid tuck sit and reverse star. A 15 to 30 second hold of each should do.
ABOUT SAM AND RAQUEL
YogaSlackers Sam and Raquel are lovers of movement. Limitations are a foreign concept to this teaching duo, as they spend their time traveling the world and fulfilling their dreams of being true modern-day nomads. Whether it’s driving coast-to-coast, or hopping on an airplane to travel overseas, the motivation is usually the same: bringing their passion for teaching to students all over the world. What they lack in square footage for living space, they make up for with the wealth of expertise and knowledge they bring with them.
Sam co-founded the YogaSlackers in 2005, and his passion for Slacklining has only grown since then. He typically can be found aweing crowds with his spectacles at every opportunity. Raquel perfectly complements Sam with her extensive training in Yoga, AcroYoga, Slacklining, and Healing Arts. What makes this couple truly exceptional is their joint ability to spark in their students the same passion that they share for movement.
Together, they create a playful, supportive, disciplined, and energetic environment in which learning comes naturally, and show their students that there is no limit to what they can achieve with a positive attitude and dedication. In fact, after taking enough of Sam and Raquel’s classes, “I can’t” may become as foreign of a concept to you as it is for the YogaSlackers!