Raquel Hernández-Cruz

YogaSlackers Teacher Since 2012

Raquel is an international recognized yoga, handstands, acroyoga and slackline yoga teacher. Known for her clear, safe and progressive teaching style, Raquel has the ability to transform complex movements into simple attainable forms.

During her 16-years of teaching career, Raquel has lead classes ranging from private pre-natal yoga, to multi-level handstand trainings, multi-day retreats and beginner and advanced teacher trainings. In 2012 Raquel joined the YogaSlackers and have been an instrumental part of our trainings, company and movement.

Originally from Puerto Rico, Raquel has been living fully nomadically for over 10 years! Her travels have been featured in many magazines, blogs and articles. She has presented in festivals such as Wanderlust, Yoga Journal, Nantucket, Breckenridge Yoga Festival, AcroLove and Dutch Acrobatics Festival among many others. She has co-taught teacher training with AcroLove and YogaSlackers and have taught in every state in the US and over 10 countries.

Raquel’s goal is to bring yoga mindfulness to all her practices and to inspire people and herself to become gentle, kind, compassionate and happy humans regardless of the situation.

You can train with Raquel in person or online through her community funded handstand training program.

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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

30 - 12
Nov - Dec
All Day
Oasis Yoga Bungalows
Koh Lanta, Krabi, Thailand

Handstands Retreat – Thailand

Join us in Thailand this December for 12 days of handstands, coconuts and beautiful sunsets. ...

Ireland Cycling Retreat
22 - 29
All Day
County Mayo, Ireland

Ireland Cycling Adventure

Join Sam and Raquel as they cycle and site-see along the Irish Wild Atlantic Way. Without needing to pack your bike! ...

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Latest Blog



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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