YogaSlackers Teacher Training

YogaSlackers Teacher Training

Looking to become a certified slackline yoga and AcroYoga teacher or advance your current practice?

Our YogaSlackers Teacher Training program offers the perfect opportunity to deepen your understanding of these practices. With expert guidance from experienced instructors, you’ll develop the skills and techniques needed to teach a variety of slackline and AcroYoga classes, workshops and retreats. You’ll also learn about yoga, handstands, conditioning and digital marketing, making you a well-rounded and marketable teacher.

Don’t miss this chance to transform your practice and take your teaching to the next level with YogaSlackers!



Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2023

Chiang Mai, Thailand

About this training

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

Over the course of two weeks, we will provide you with the foundation and tools to become a skilled and effective slackline and acro 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, slackline yoga, 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!


$3500 per person
$6000 for committed acro partnerships (Application videos must be with that partner)

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

Teaching team

Flying Spits by Sam Salwei
Sam Salwei
YogaSlackers Teacher Raquel Hernández-Cruz in side plank on a slackline
Raquel Hernández
Since 2012
YogaSlackers Teacher Liz Thomas
Liz Thomas
Since 2013

Training Pre-Reqs

We expect you to be able to do at least 80% of these. But, there are some exceptions… Like doing a one arm handstand on the line. If you can do that, we will teach you the rest! 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.


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 or
  • 10 sec Forearm balance or
  • 30 sec – 1 min Handstand on the Wall or
  • 15 sec Freestanding Unspotted Handstand (not walking!)

Slackline YOGA

Foundations & Advanced Foundations

Check this video to review the slackline yoga fundamentals. We would like to do each for 30 seconds to 1 minute unless stated.

Basic Transitions

This video will help you learn the Slackline Fundamental, Advance Fundamentals and basic transitions.

  • Walk the entire length of an eLine (15 m or 50 ft), turn around and walk again.
  • Kneeling Vinyasa (Switching Knees)
  • Sit to Stand, Chango or Knee Drop entrance (one of these three variations, both sides)
  • Basic turn

AcroYoga & Partner ACrobatics

base & fly

Bonus (Recommended But Not Required)

  • 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 Links to three different videos:

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




Frequently Asked Questions

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

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.

Yes, 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 30 to 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.

We are not sure yet. We do like to allow a 2 to 1.5 yrs space between teacher training events.

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

Your initial payment of $550 covers your application fee ($50) and a $500 deposit. If after reviewing your application we understand that your skills do not meet our pre-req list, we will refund you $500.

If you decide not to participate in the teacher training you will loose both the application fee and the deposit.

50% of the cost is required to separate your spot.

Final payments are due 2 months before the training starts.

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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 $5oo deposit and a $50 non-refundable fee.

  • After making your full payment, if you cancel before or on Nov 18th, you will receive a 50% refund of the total cost.

  • If you cancel after Nov 19th 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.

Additional information

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