Raquel Hernández-Cruz

YogaSlackers Teacher Since 2012

Raquel is an accomplished and internationally recognized yoga, slackline yoga, handstands and acroyoga teacher. She found her passion for yoga when she was studying for her Master’s degree in marine biology and discovered it as a way to alleviate pain in her neck, back, and shoulders. This led her to complete her first of many yoga certifications, including a 500-hour Hatha Yoga teacher training in India. However, Raquel’s true passion lay in sharing her knowledge and helping others find the same balance and peace she had found through yoga.

Over the years, Raquel has continued to broaden her teaching knowledge and skills, completing trainings in Akhanda yoga, Ashtanga yoga, prenatal yoga, slackline yoga, acroyoga and more. She’s also a Reiki master and a doula, and her classes are informed by her diverse background and life experiences. Her teaching style is known for being clear, safe, and progressive, characterized by her ability to simplify complex movements and her compassionate and inclusive approach. She has presented at esteemed events such as Wanderlust, Yoga Journal, and the Breckenridge Yoga Festival, among many others.

Originally from Puerto Rico, Raquel now lives a nomadic lifestyle, traveling while playing a key role as a lead teacher and manager of the YogaSlackers. Her goal is to bring mindfulness to all of her practices and to inspire people, including herself, to become gentle, kind, compassionate, and happy humans, regardless of the situation. You can train with Raquel in person or online, and just like her learn to find new levels of balance and joy through playful discovery.

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General Education


MS Marine Biology

2006 NSU Oceanographic Center, Dania Beach, FL


BS Coastal Marine Biology

2003 University of Puerto Rico in Humacao, Puerto Rico

Yoga & Movement Arts

Slackline Yoga Teacher

2012 YogaSlackers, Virginia, USA

AcroYoga Teacher

2012 AcroYoga International, Guadalajara, México

200 HRS Ashtanga Yoga Teacher

2009 Ashtanga Yoga Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

500 HRS Akhanda Yoga Teacher

2008 Akhanda Yoga Institute, Tapovan, India


YogaEd K-8 and Tools for Teacher's

2007 YogaEd, Soaring Eagle Yoga, Miami, Florida

200 hrs Traditional Hatha Yoga Teacher

2006 Akhanda Yoga Institute/World Conscious Yoga Family
Yoga Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh, India

Inclusion, Communication & Consent

Peer Space Holder

2021 Justice Movement, Online

Aiming for Allyship

2020 Justice Movement, Online

Healing Arts

Pranic Healing, Institute For Inner Studies
Puerto Rico & New York

1998 - 2005: Basic Pranic Healing, Advanced Pranic Healing, Psychotherapy, Crystal Healing, Pranic Feng Shui, Arhatic Preparatory Level, Higher Clairvoyance, Kriyashakti and Soul Meditation.

Reiki Master & Magnified Healing

2009 San Juan, PR

Safety & First Aid


Wilderness First Responder (Exp 2019)


YMCA Lifeguard


Emergency First Response – CPR/AED/First Aid (Exp 2011)

DAN Oxygen & First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries (Exp 2009)

Other Certifications


AAUS Scientific Diver


Basic Boating Safety Course, Natural Resource Department, PR


PDIC Dive Supervisor


SSI Search and Rescue Diver

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

PADI Open Water Diver

Future Events

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YogaSlackers Teacher Training

Present - 2014: Lead Teacher

Wanderlust Festival

2019 - 2013: O'ahu, West Virginia, Vermont, Colorado, Tahoe, Mnt Tremblant
2017: Sunshine Coast (AU) & Lake Taupo (NZ)
2016: Lake Taupo (NZ) & Thredbo (AU)

Breckenridge Yoga Festival

Breckenridge Yoga Festival

2019: Slackline Yoga, AcroYoga, Slackro and Handstands

BKK acro

Bangkok Acro Convention

2019 - 2016: AcroYoga & Slackro

Acro Israel

Israeli Acro Convention

2019: Slackro


AcroLove Festival

2019 - 2018: AcroYoga & Slackro

Red Rocks Rendezvous

Red Rocks Rendezvous

2018 - 2013: Slackline Yoga & AcroYoga

AcroYoga International

Divine Play

2018 - 2013: Slackro and Handstands

Dutch Acro Convention

Dutch Acro Convention

2017 & 2016: Slackline Yoga, AcroYoga & Slackro

Mammoth Yoga Festival

Mammoth Yoga Festival

2018 & 2017: Slackline Yoga, AcroYoga, Slackro and Handstands

yoga journal

Yoga Journal Live!

2015 - 2013: Slackline Yoga, Slackro and Conditioning

Nantucket Yoga Festival

Nantucket Yoga Festival

2016 & 2015: Slackline Yoga, AcroYoga & Slackro

Past Events

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