Slackline Yoga Library

While learning directly from a qualified teacher is the fastest and safest way to learn how to slackline, we are confident that you can use this site as a tool to learn to slackline too. You will gain the most benefit from reading the slackline yoga session and then returning to this library. We highly recommend you study the safety protocols and learn how to rig a slackline before you step on any line. All the poses listed in this page are being done using a 1-inch slackline and most of them on an eLine slackline. Remember that anything you can do on the ground is possible on the line! The best advice we can give you is to breakaway from any preconceived notions of what is or isn’t possible. Connect to your breath, focus on the present moment, and have fun.

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Slackline Yoga 101

We suggest you start reviewing this video. If you would like to study an updated version – including the advanced foundations – check out our Art of Slacklining, available on Video On Demand.

Foundations

We teach these five poses in most of our beginner classes. Similarly to a yoga Sun Salutation they should be practiced often and should be included, in one way or another, during most of your slackline yoga sessions. As we developed the practice we found ourselves coming back to these poses. They became the building blocks to our practice. We discovered that we could use them to feed – in more than one way – our more advanced practice. Instead of spending hours falling from the line while attempting a new pose, we found refuge on using these poses to focus our training on the individual skills necessary to attain other poses. This allowed us access to other poses with ease, safety and to progress faster than attempting the more advanced poses on their own. Use these foundational poses to identify your strong and weak points in the practice. Spend time – a lot of it – learning, cleaning and mastering each and every one of them. Whenever you find yourself being challenged, physically or mentally, by any pose, return to the foundations and identify which of them you need to spend more time practicing.

Advanced Foundations

Once you are starting to feel connected to the Foundational Principles of Slacklining, there are five more slackline principles to turn your attention to. We refer to these as the “Advanced Foundations”. Adding these poses to your slackline practice will begin to unlock the ability to perform a wide variety of poses and transitions with ease.

Slackline Conditioning Videos

Slackline Conditioning: Foundational Poses
YogaSlackers Foundational and Advanced Foundational poses are included in this conditioning session. Set your slackline, get your headphones and let’s train together.

INSTRUCTIONS
• Hold the pose for as long as you can.
• If you are new to the practice, practice each pose individually.
• Intermediate practitioners can attempt all transitions.
• Advanced practitioners, prioritize from above adding any additional movements. Search for stillness, fluidity and ease.
Slackline Conditioning for Warterlining, Highlining and Longlining
Waterlining, highlining and longlining require the action of standing on a slackline without using the ground.
This video will guide you through a slackline conditioning practice that addresses different sit to stand variations and other transitions without using the ground.
Guided Slackline Conditioning 30 min
Join Raquel in this Slackline Conditioning Session. She will guide you through a sample slackline conditioning session – detailing the method she used to get ready for YogaSlackers teacher training. Raquel applied to teacher training after just 3 months of getting on a slackline for the first time. Her method definitely worked for her, would it work for you too?
INSTRUCTIONS
• Hold the pose for as long as you can.
• If you are new to the practice practice each pose individually.
• Intermediate practitioners, attempt all transitions.
• Advanced practitioners, prioritize form above adding any more movements. Search for stillness, fluidity and ease.
Koala Roll: How to Mount a Slackline
There are three main ways to mount or climb a slackline without using the ground:

1) Jumping
2) Rolling perpendicular to the line (shin up roll) and
3) Rolling parallel to the line.

There are many variations to the parallel to the line method of climbing the line. On this video Raquel addresses the Koala Roll.A momentumless mount similar to a mantle or a muscle up.

Slackline Image Library

We hope that this library helps you find a new path of practice. While we often put ourselves in complicated positions please remember that this is not the goal of yoga. The goal is to find peace and union in everything we do. Advanced practitioners are not measured in the poses they can do. They are measured in the time it takes them to find a quiet mind, a gentle gaze and an inwards peacefulness that radiates to everyone around them, everywhere they go. Live in balance, Slack more. The YogaSlackers
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