Jason Magness is an internationally renowned yogi-adventurer who has practiced various forms of yoga for more than 15 years. Cofounder of YogaSlackers, he is also an AcroYoga teacher, advanced-level Ashtanga practitioner, professional adventure racer, environmentalist, and former physicist. Jason travels the world inspiring others to explore the edge of their human potential and push the limits of who they are as individuals. He has worked as a rocket scientist (seriously), musical theater performer, high school science teacher, and professional swing dancer.
He has been featured by Yoga Journal, ESPN, MS-NBC, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Wend Magazine, Rock and Ice, Outside Magazine, and many others. He is thrilled to know so many inspiring slackers from around the world.
Lucky enough to have studied with yogic masters from around the world (including Sri K Pattabhi Jois, BNS Iyengar, BKS Iyengar, Lisa Schremp, and many other) he also considers the ocean and mountains among his most esteemed teachers.
May 24 - May 26
YogaSlackers in Japan
Japan, Karuizawa, Prince Hotel
May 31 - Jun 9
YogaSlackers Teacher Training
Harrisonburg, VA: Valley Pike retreat center
Jun 14 - Jun 16
Int/Adv Old School Flow Weekend With J & C!!
Jun 20 - Jun 23
YogaSlackers on the Yuba: A Slackline and Acro Camping Retreat!
Nevada City, CA
Jul 4 - Jul 7
Copper Mountain, CO
Jul 11 - Jul 14
Jul 25 - Jul 28
Adventure Race Camp with Team GearJunkie/YogaSlackers
Aug 7 - Aug 11
Bend Solar Immersion with Jason and Chelsey
Sep 26 - Sep 29
Estes Park Yoga Journal Conference
Estes Park, CO
The world beyond yoga
2013-04-19 23:35:01 UTC
I wrote a blog a few weeks back that brought up two recent epiphanys – one dealing with physical therapy, the other with REI bike mechanics. Seemingly unrelated, but tied together when you understand a bit about how hard it is to change long held beliefs. That blog began:
I was recently brought face to face with a bit of my own stubbornness. Two of my long held - and completely unrelated – generalizations were challenged ...
Behind the Scenes - Team YogaSlackers
2013-03-21 04:45:27 UTC
I was recently brought face to face with a bit of my own stubborness. Two of my long held - and completely unrelated – generalizations were challenged almost simultaneously. One may seem a bit flippant, the other more serious, but I spent a few weeks fighting back, tenaciously holding to my ideas. But in the end I succumbed and I am happy now to change my official stance on the following two points:
You can't get ...
2012-12-15 05:05:07 UTC
Limited edition, only 50 made. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this knife goes to Frank Water Project Get a piece of some YogaSlackers memorabilia and help spread clean sustainable drinking water where it is needed most. Follow us on our journey from Jan 1st to Jan 14th as we take two rickshaws(Yoga) and (Slackers), carrying six Slackers from Jaisalmer to Cochin India... that is roughly 4000 km!
No one died at the YS "Advanced Practitioners Retreat"
2012-06-03 00:00:00 UTC
This May, in an effort to keep the YogaSlacker's collective fire burning bright, we hosted an "Advanced Practitioners Retreat" in Bend, OR. Basically we put the word out to all the current YS teacher that we wanted to facilitate a weekend of total non-stop bad-assery. Mountain biking, climbing, standing acrobatics, and lots and lots of slacking. Focusing primarily on how to make the leap into longlining and highlining, the crew set up parallel 240' lines, and ...