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!

$50.00$3,500.00

Description

YogaSlackers Teacher Training

Dec 1-18, 2024

Chiang Mai, Thailand

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About this training

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

Over the course of over 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!

COST

$3500 per person
$3000 per person for those joining with a committed training partnership
$500 discount offered to all teachers and underrepresented communities.

At YogaSlackers, we are dedicated to fostering inclusivity and embracing diversity. We actively promote equal access to our transformative teacher training by offering scholarships based on financial need, with a specific focus on empowering underrepresented groups such as BIPOC and the LGBTQ+ community. Moreover, we extend a warm invitation to locals, particularly encouraging Thai nationals to connect with us, as we strive to create a welcoming space where everyone can thrive.

Recognizing that underrepresented groups may encounter barriers that go beyond financial limits, we gladly welcome individuals from underrepresented groups who may not meet all prerequisites. We will provide an online training program prior to the training and additional in person support during the event to help them prepare and succeed on their journey towards becoming certified YogaSlackers teachers.

Goals of the Training

  • Safety

    Learn and practice safe training, teaching and coaching methods

  • Progressive Practice & Teaching

    Understand how to use foundations as the key to train higher level acrobatics and develop the ability to break 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
Co-Founder
YogaSlackers Teacher Raquel Hernández-Cruz in side plank on a slackline
Raquel Hernández
Since 2012
YogaSlackers Teacher Liz Thomas
Liz Thomas
Since 2015

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Frequently Asked Questions

At the moment we can confirm that Sam Salwei, and Raquel Hernández will be part of the Teaching Team. We will update this list as we confirm more teachers.

We are not sure yet. We are searching for locations to host our teacher training in the USA or Europe next. If you know of a suitable location, please let us know!

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 one partial scholarship for every 10 registered students. 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 $250 covers your application fee ($50) and a $200 deposit. If after reviewing your application we understand that your skills do not meet our pre-req list, we will refund you $200.

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

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 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.

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

Final payments are due 2 months before the training starts.

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 $200 deposit and a $50 non-refundable fee.
  • After making your full payment, if you cancel before or on Oct 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.

Additional information

Teacher Training

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