YogaSlackers Teacher Sam Salwei
YogaSlackers Teacher Sam Salwei

Sam Salwei

YogaSlackers co-founder

Sam Salwei decided over a decade ago that the status quo simply was not for him. Instead, in 2004 he packed up what little material possessions he owned and began living on the road, traveling coast-to-coast in pursuit of a life that uniquely expressed his values for adventure and environmental responsibility. Just a year later, his passions for Slacklining, Adventure Racing, and Rock Climbing came together when he co-created “The YogaSlackers,” a company founded on bringing yoga poses to the slackline, and finding the yogic elements within other body-awareness practices, such as acrobatics and climbing.

Under Sam’s careful guidance, The YogaSlackers has since grown to over 160 highly talented and passionate athletes and teachers. This highly motivated group of individuals are redefining what it means to be a “slacker” as they live, travel, and teach all over the world. Sam’s support and passion he put into the YogaSlackers resulted in something that is really more of a family than a company, held together by the glue of adventure and ecologically sustainable living.


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General Education

BS Social Entrepreneurship

2007 University of North Dakota

Yoga & Movement Arts

Slackline Yoga Teacher

2005 Co-Founder

Inclusion, Communication & Consent

Peer Space Holder

2021 Justice Movement, Online

Aiming for Allyship

2020 Justice Movement, Online

Safety & First Aid


Wilderness First Responder (Exp 2019)

Other Certifications


PADI Open Water Diver

Future Events

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! ...

22 - 29
All Day
Narita to Okinawa

Journey Through Japan

Join us on an unforgettable 8-day tour of Japan, from Tokyo to tropical Okinawa! Experience the country's rich culture and stunning landscapes, while warming up for the AcroYoga Japan Festival. Enjoy off-the-beaten path experiences, sample diverse cuisine, and stay in beautiful and quirky accommodations. Optional movement activities and Japanese language and culture lessons included. Don't miss this opportunity to explore Japan with a group of acrobats and make new friends. Book your adventure now! ...

Japan AcroYoga Festival
1 - 3
All Day
Okinawa, Japan
Okinawa Prefecture Gender Equality Center, Okinawa, Japan

Acro Yoga Japan Festival

The annual celebration of all things acro-yogic! This year, ...

9 - 14
All Day
Puerto Rico

Handstand Retreat in Puerto Rico

Join us for a handstand retreat like no other. Daily yoga, handstands, and site-seeing. Sprinkled with YogaSlackers favorite activities. ...

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