YogaSlackers is an eclectic group united by five principles: Yoga, Slacklining, AcroYoga, Adventure and Conditioning. Jason Magness and Sam Salwei co-founded the group in 2005 based on the activities that define their lifestyle. The stories behind the formation of our practice, family, and the business of YogaSlackers are humorous and full of serendipity. It seems that we were often just in the right place at the right time.
We specialize in gently nudging our students (and ourselves) far outside the comfort zone and into the realm of ultimate growth. Through traditional yoga, as well as various yogic based practices such as climbing, slacklining, and acrobatics we have become known worldwide for our teaching abilities. Our students say we “help them reach their potential” and “are super fun to be around!”
With a roster including 138 teachers throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and France, YogaSlackers all over the world have a broad appeal and a lot to share. Over the years we have taught slacklining to over 30,000 people and at over 40 festivals worldwide. Our unique practice has been featured in Yoga Journal, Climbing Magazine and the Wall Street Journal – to name a few.
Sam co-created YogaSlackers, specializing in combining Yoga poses on a Slackline as well as integrating other body awareness practices such as AcroYoga and Partner Acrobatics. He has a great deal of knowledge and experience on the slackline, creating amazing spectacles wherever he goes. Today he can be found traveling the globe sharing these unique practices at festivals, retreats and workshops. When not adventuring abroad he goes by trusty steed (the PeaceLoveCar aka PLC) where he juggles managing the YogaSlackers with teaching.
Jason is an internationally renowned yogi-adventurer who has practiced various forms of Yoga for more than 15 years. Cofounder of the YogaSlackers, he is also an AcroYoga teacher, advanced level Ashtanga practitioner, environmentalist, former physicist and mastermind of Team YogaSlackers.
Raquel is a former Marine Scientist turned yogi, acroyoga and slackliner. She is committed to sharing her passions and love of life by leading workshops, trainings and festival classes around the world. She takes care of the scheduling and “real world” tasks that keep YogaSlackers alive. Most of this is done from the comforts of the PeaceLoveCar.
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Michelle began slacklining 5 years ago as an excuse to not do her homework for quantum mechanics class and took the YogaSlackers teacher training in 2015 after graduating with a Physics degree. She lived out of her truck for 2.5 years, embodying the YogaSlackers nomadic spirit. She helps to manage the YogaSlackers Instagram and has taken on a role in which she searches for, proposes, and negotiates for teaching positions for the YogaSlackers as an organization. Michelle considers herself a business development intern of sorts of the YogaSlackers, learning and growing from them every step of the way.