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.



Mother Lode of Redemption
2013-09-25 23:42:00 UTC

This time last year, Team YogaSlackers dropped out of our first race ever.  The Gold Rush Mother Lode is a 4-5 day non-stop expedition race, that serves as the American stop on the Adventure Racing World Series circuit.  In 2011, we finished 2nd,  in 2012 we broke apart, not finishing at all    Last weekend, we were back at it, trying to qualify for a spot in the 2013 World Championships, set to take place in ...

Keep smiling (even if you've lost a tooth!)
2013-09-02 17:54:31 UTC

I LOVE ADVENTURE RACING.  If you have spent any time in the YS world you must know this.  It has taught me more about myself, relationships, and what is possible to get out of both of those (self and relationships) than yoga, acro, and slacklining combined.  

This year we at YS shared the love by financially sponsoring an up-and-coming "local" team from Sam and I's home region of the Midwest.  They call themselves YogaSlackers/EndRacing.  And ...

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:

  1. You can't get ...