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YogaSlackers Teacher Training

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Full Training: Dec 1 - 18, 2024
Module One: Dec 1 - 8, 2024

Chiang Mai, Thailand

About this training

We invite you to participate in the next YogaSlackers teacher training program!

Over the course of 18 days, we will provide you with the foundation and tools to become a skilled and effective partner acrobatics and slackline teacher. While we understand that teaching is a lifelong journey and there is always more to learn, we are committed to setting you on the right path and supporting you along the way.

With over 15 years of experience teaching and having taught over 30,000 people how to slackline, we offer a comprehensive training program that covers a range of disciplines including yoga, slacklining, acroyoga, slackro, handstands, and conditioning practices. You will have the opportunity to explore each of these areas in-depth, deepen your understanding of the practice, and develop the necessary skills to teach them to others.

The primary goal of our training program is to teach you how to create lesson plans, develop progressions, find your teaching voice, and improve your coaching skills. While there will be time dedicated to improving your personal practice, our focus is on ensuring that you leave the training ready to teach others and yourself. Additionally, the skills you will acquire during this program will be easily transferable to other movement-based programs.

Join us and start your journey towards becoming a great yoga teacher!

COST

$3500 per person
$3000 for those participating with their acro partner

$500 discount to BIPOC students
$500 discount to certified teachers (over 100 hrs teacher certification in any movement art)

Goals of the Training

  • Safety

    Learn and practice safe training, teaching and coaching methods

  • Practice

    Understand how to use foundations as the key to train higher level acrobatics Understand the process of breaking down skills and movements to their fundamental parts

  • Teaching

    Practice different teaching and coaching styles Develop writing, verbal and embodiment teaching exercises Improve demos (verbal and physical ability) Create progressive teaching and training plans (classes, workshops, series) Improve confidence in speaking to a crowd and facilitate movement based classes Foster time management skills for classes and effective training

Training Pre-Reqs

This year’s training will focus on learning how to teach slackro. Therefore we have relaxed the slacklining pre-reqs. That said, the training will still include 1.5 hrs of slackline practice per day.

At the time of application if you are still struggling with anything, let us know. We can refer you to a YogaSlackers teacher to get you ready. We also have online training programs available for all the disciplines.

Self-Practice

Conditioning

  • 10x push ups
  • 5x Tripod Heandstand Circles
  • Cartwheels in both directions
  • 5x Single Leg Presses (both sides)

Straight Inversion

If you need help with your inversion practice, join the 12 days of handstand Facebook Group. We send a free training program for the 1st to the 12th of each month. Or join our 12 Days of Handstands Newsletter to get the training sent straight into your inbox.

  • 30 sec – 1 min headstand
  • 5+ sec Forearm balance
  • 30 sec – 1 min Headstand on the Wall or 15+ sec Freestanding (unspotted)

Slackline YOGA

Foundations

Check this video to review the slackline yoga fundamentals. Attempt to hold each posture for 15 seconds. 

AcroYoga & Partner ACrobatics

base & fly

Bonus (Recommended But Not Required)

Base or Fly

  • Crock on Feet
  • Hand to Hand

Safety, Consent & Inclusion

  • Aiming For Allyship Course or equivalent
  • CPR/First Aid or Wilderness First Response
  • Experience with Non-Violent Communication
  • Some teaching experience

How to Apply

Application Form

Along with a full application form (Click Here) you will have to send links to your statement of interest as well as a few pictures and videos. We suggest you start gathering those, add them to a google folder.

Statement of Interest

In 500 words or less, please tell us why you want to be a YogaSlackers Teacher, and what you would like to do after the training in terms of teaching, practice, creating community, etc. Also include what you hope to gain from the training, other than the “blessing” to teach using the YogaSlackers name.

List of Images

  • Headshot
  • Favorite Slackline Yoga pose
  • Favorite Acro or Slackro pose (base or fly)

List of Videos

Provide YouTube or Google Drive Links to three different videos:

  • Slackline Pre-Reqs
  • Acro Pre-Reqs
  • Solo Pre-Reqs

READING LIST

REQUIRED

Recommended

Frequently Asked Questions

Sam Salwei and Raquel Hernández, plus other amazing YogaSlackers teachers. We will update this list as we confirm more teachers.

We expect to have another training in 2025.

At the moment we can confirm that Sam Salwei and Raquel Hernández will be part of the teaching team for 2025. We will confirm other teachers in the future.

The goal of this teacher training program is to master the YogaSlackers’ teaching method, emphasizing safe and thoughtful progressions, a strong focus on fundamentals, clear and concise instructions, and achieving success through well-planned practices and repetitions.

The first week of the training will concentrate on enhancing your personal practice and comprehending the underlying foundational principles. Once you have integrated these foundations, the objective is to learn how to effectively teach them to others. The training aims to create an inquisitive environment that encourages the use of foundational concepts to achieve any goal, from beginner to advanced.

In addition, the program emphasizes cultivating the qualities of safety, approachability, inclusion and compassion in order to create a supportive, welcoming and nurturing learning environment. These qualities are essential for building strong connections with students, inspiring trust, and facilitating their growth and progress on their journey.

Our teacher training programs offers a very limited numbers of partial financial aid spaces. These are meant to help students who may not have the financial means to attend the training. The application form for the training has a section that addresses the need for financial assistance. After reviewing all applications based on factors such as skill level, teaching interest, and overall strength of the application, we will consider providing financial aid to those who have been accepted into the program and are in need of financial aid.

It’s important to note that to increase your chances of receiving financial aid, you should have a strong practice, a strong desire to teach, and are able to demonstrate that you wouldn’t be able to participate in the training without it.

Additionally, before granting financial assistance, we would need to demonstrate that you have explored alternative funding options. You may consider starting a pre-sale, Kickstarter, or GoFundMe campaign, selling tickets to your future workshops to generate funds. This can help you gather support from your community and generate interest in your future workshops. You can use social media platforms to promote your campaign and encourage your friends and followers to support you. By leveraging your network, you can generate the funds you need to attend the training program and achieve your teaching goals.

We are happy to share your events with our community to help increase your reach.

If you don’t have all the pre-requisites, don’t worry! We offer a “conditional acceptance” for applicants who apply with enough time. You will receive a specialized training program to follow, which has proven successful in helping previous students gain the necessary experience and practice before attending the training. Our application deadline is intentionally set far in advance, allowing ample time for you to bridge any practice gaps and ensure a smooth transition into the program.

We understand that underrepresented groups may face challenges in accessing in-person training and acquiring the necessary gear. That’s why we enthusiastically welcome individuals from underrepresented communities who may not meet all the prerequisites. We provide an online training program prior to the main event, along with additional in-person support during the training, ensuring that you have the resources and guidance needed to prepare and excel on your journey towards becoming a certified YogaSlackers teacher.

Application fees and deposits are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Your initial payment of $100 only covers your application fee.

Maybe! We have a very limited amount allocated as work trade opportunities. These must happen before the training, not during the training. Send us a message with the skill that you would like to trade in exchange for partial training payment.

You will be staying in a double shared room. All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom, mini-fridge and kettle.

We can reserve a private room for you at an additional cost.

The training includes breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet in a vegetarian Thai cuisine diet. You will be able to purchase additional food from the hotel’s restaurant and coffee shop.

Our teacher trainings are typically capped at 36 students.

The closest international airport is Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX).

Alternatively you can fly into any Bangkok international airport (BKK or DMK) and catch a local non-stop flight, bus or train to Chiang Mai.

There are also non-stop flights between Phuket (HKT) and Chiang Mai.

After your application has been accepted a $500 non-refundable deposit is required to reserved your spot.

50% of the cost will be due on Sep 1st.

Final payments is due in Oct 1st.

We suggest you scroll throughout the entire YogaSlackers.com/Explore pages and join our mailing list.

If you have more questions, feel free to email us at [email protected].

You may cancel your reservation and receive a refund according to the following schedule:

  • Please note that there is a non-refundable $100 application fee and $500 deposit. This adds up to a total of $600 non-refundable payment.

  • After making your full payment, if you cancel before or on Sep 1st, you will receive a 50% refund of the total cost.

  • If you cancel after Oct 1st or do not show up for your reservation, you will not be eligible for any refund.

Refunds will be processed within 30 days of cancellation.

We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance at the time of booking to protect yourself against unexpected cancellations or emergencies. Most travel insurance policies offer coverage for trip cancellation, interruption, and delay, as well as medical expenses and other travel-related issues. Be sure to review the policy details and restrictions carefully to ensure that you are fully covered.

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