Raquel Hernández-Cruz
Name
Raquel
Last Name
Hernández-Cruz
Languages Spoken
English
Spanish
Bio
Raquel’s adventures began many years ago. During her first year in college she started practicing pranic healing meditations. Pain in her neck, back, and shoulders sent her to her first yoga class. Later on, she utilized a combination of asana and meditation to stay focused, healthy, and active while working on her masters degree in marine biology. Only three short days after defending her thesis she boarded a plane to India where she received her first of many yoga certifications. But her intention wasn't to become a teacher, her intention was to dive into the yoga practice….. even more. Never knowing how to keep a good thing only for herself, Raquel soon started offering yoga classes while consecutively working on a PhD degree in chemical oceanography.  She began to notice the impact that just one hour of class twice a week had on her students: physically, mentally, emotionally. That's when Raquel decided that she would benefit the world more by being a full time yoga teacher than a marine biologist! (Yay, for us!) She has since quit her studies, her research, and her job and decided to travel the world meeting amazing humans and teaching the art of balancing. As Raquel has continued to travel and avidly pursue her passions, she's completed even more training and certifications, including several pranic healing certifications, Akhanda yoga 500 hrs teacher training, Ashtanga yoga teacher training, Reiki master, yoga for children, and prenatal yoga. She became a doula (because why not?!), an AcroYoga teacher and completed slackline yoga training with YogaSlackers.  These days, you can find Raquel (somewhere in the world) balancing the 'real work tasks' of managing YogaSlackers, playing, and sharing her passions with others by leading workshops, retreats, festival classes, and teacher trainings. Her classes are highly influenced by her travels, and her honest desire to connect with people through compassionate communication and inclusion.  She still employs her scientific background to solve complex problems, making no hurdle too large for her to cross.  Raquel will patiently and enthusiastically guide you to the edge of your perceived limits… and beyond! She can't help but create an encouraging environment where learning and growing result through playful discovery. So what are you waiting for?! Let's play!  Join her free monthly handstand training program YogaSlackers 12 Days of Handstands
Country of Origin
Puerto Rico
Current Location
Full Time Nomad
Phone Number
787-704-9613
Email
poweredbyyoga@gmail.com
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Teacher Posts

21 Jun 2022

Have you ever though, I would be so good if only I could slackline every day. Erica McCormick had a similar thought *and* a plan of action.

09 Dec 2021

Gear Junkie wrote an article detailing the modifications made to our van and a few of our stories from the road.  Head to their site to read the full article.  A rare 1988 Mitsubishi Delica has hundreds of custom features and modifications, almost too many to number (and maybe more than any other van of […]

20 Oct 2021

Our SlackerVan has been with us for over 4 years. It has taken tons of human hours, ingenuity, boldness, stubbornness, blood, sweat and tears to get it to be what it is today. We have been honored by @expeditionportal with a featured article detailing our build and life on the road. “@slackervan ‘s Mitsubishi Delica L300 4×4 is […]

17 Mar 2021

Sam and Raquel’s 1988 Ford Festiva is featured as a perfect example of making the best out of a tiny space.

28 Dec 2020

After living on the road for over 8 years, we know a thing or two about what you need to cook while traveling. This guide can be used to create your car camping kitchen anywhere you go. Even while flying places!

24 Dec 2020

We made it into The New York Times! Check an excerpt of the article and links to read it all.

21 Dec 2020

Ready. Get Set. Pack! We asked the most nomadic YogaSlackers to share their packing ideas and packing essentials with you. Hope they inspire you to plan a summer full of traveling adventures. By Adi Carter, Chelsey Magness, Kendra Charts, Sam Salwei and Raquel Hernández This article contains affiliate links. It you were to purchase an […]

07 Dec 2020

After living on the road for over 8 years, we know a thing or two about what you need to cook while traveling. This guide can be used to create your car camping kitchen anywhere you go. Even while flying places!

30 Nov 2020

After living on the road for over 8 years, we know a thing or two about what you need to cook while traveling. This guide can be used to create your car camping kitchen anywhere you go. Even while flying places!

18 Nov 2020

Check out the SlackerVan kitchen setup. After living on the road for over 10 years, Sam (co-founder of YogaSlackers) and Raquel have identify a list of ‘must have’ items for cooking on the road.

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