YogaSlackers co-Founder 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 180 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 the passion he puts 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

  • YogaSlackers

    Slackline Yoga, AcroYoga & Slackro Teacher

    2005 Co-Founder of YogaSlackers

Inclusion, Communication & Consent

  • Peer Space Holder​

    2021 Justice Movement, Online​

  • Aiming for Allyship

    2023, 2020 Justice Movement, Online

Safety & First Aid

  • Wilderness First Responder

    2016 - 2019

  • Emergency First Response – CPR/AED/First Aid

    2024 HSI Adult First Aid | CPR AED

Other Certifications

  • Open Water Diver

    2015 PADI Open Water Diver
    San Juan, Puerto Rico

  • IKO Level 1 Instructor

    2024 LEK Laurel Eastman Kiteboarding
    Cabarete, Dominican Republic


August 1, 2024
August 12, 2024
Free Handstands Training

12 Days of Handstands – Online Training Program

Join us each and every month for 12 days of handstand training. ...

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August 23, 2024
August 31, 2024
YogaSlackers Co-Founder Sam Salwei showcasing his custom Ozone Edge 11m kite!

Create Your Own Adventure Homestay Retreat in Puerto Rico

Are you seeking a unique and flexible yoga and adventure retreat in Puerto Rico? Look no further! Our Create Your Own Adventure Homestay Retreat offers you the opportunity to customize your experience with a variety of activities such as climbing, kiteboarding, yoga, handstands, and more. Tailor your itinerary to match your interests and skill level for a retreat that's uniquely designed for you. Book now and embark on an unforgettable adventure! ...

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October 26, 2024
November 2, 2024

Kiteboarding, Slack & Acro Retreat in Madagascar

8-days 7 nigh retreat in Madagascar. Enjoy kiteboarding lessons with IKO certified instructors plus yoga, slackline yoga, and acro with the YogaSlackers. ...

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Baie de Sakalavascar, Madaga
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December 1, 2024
December 18, 2024

YogaSlackers Teacher Training

Mark your calendar and start training for next year's teacher training. The 2024 training will have a strong focus on slackline yoga, acroyoga, and slackro. This is your opportunity to learn to deepen your practice, learn new teaching techniques, and join a supportive community of like-minded individuals. This training is perfect for those looking to expand their knowledge and take the next step in their teaching journey. ...

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December 1, 2024
December 8, 2024
2024 YogaSlackers Thailand Retreat

Thailand Retreat and Module One Teacher Training

The Thailand ‘retreat’ is an intensive and immersive event that covers yoga, slackline yoga, acroyoga, handstands and conditioning. A week of focusing on learning the foundations of all these practice in an effort to deepen your understanding and take your practice to the next level. You will receive expert guidance from experienced instructors, benefit from progressive training and one-on-one coaching in a beautiful location. Includes double occupancy accommodation, a snack and three meals per day. ...

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December 21, 2024
December 27, 2024

Waterline Adventure Retreat in Thailand

Pack your swimsuit, the YogaSlackers Slackline Adventure is back! Now better than ever. Less time boating from place to place. More time on the slacklines! ...

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Koh Ngai, Thailand
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February 1, 2025
February 8, 2025

Cuba: Climbing Adventure with Earth Play Retreats

Join in Cuba for an amazing climbing retreat. This event will include sightseeing, yoga, acro, slacklining, handstands and much more. ...

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Havana, Cuba
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February 14, 2025

Puerto Rico: Climbing, Slacklining, AcroYoga and Surfing Retreat

Your choice of 4 to 7 Days of Climbing, Yoga, AcroYoga, Slackline, Handstand, and Surfing in Puerto Rico. This is an All Level event. ...

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June 12, 2025
June 15, 2025

Berkshire Yoga Festival

The Berkshire Yoga Festival is a 4-day event featuring over 100 offerings including yoga, meditation, music, hiking, art installations, YES talks, social gatherings, a vendor village and more. World-renowned teachers, artists, and scholars lead classes at the breathtaking campus on Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort. ...

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2XTM Expedition

The “To Cross The Moon (2XTM) Expedition” was a two-year event where we crossed the entire state of North Dakota on snow kites, showcasing the capabilities of wind energy combined with outdoor education.

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SlackerVan Tour Video

This video was filmed and published by the Overland Expo. We were honored by teaching slackline yoga, yoga and acroyoga at the 2022 festivals. There,

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Indoor Slackline Setup

Depending on the situation, rigging indoors can be as easy as using a column as a “tree” or as complex as having to reinforce a

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Raquel Hernández-Cruz

Reconnecting at the Berkshire Yoga Festival

After 5 years away from yoga festivals, the Berkshire Yoga Festival gave us the perfect opportunity to reconnect with friends, share our favorite practices, and feel the joy of community once more. From meticulous preparations to transformative workshops, experience the magic of this incredible festival through our journey there and back.

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  • YogaSlackers

    YogaSlackers Teacher Training ​

    2014 - Present, Lead Teacher

  • Wanderlust Festival: Slackline Yoga, Slackro And Conditioning​

    2019 - 2013: O'ahu, WV, VT, CO, CA, Mnt Tremblant CAN, Whistler, CAN
    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​

    201-2016: AcroYoga & Slackro

  • Acro Israel

    Israeli Acro Convention​

    2019 & 2023: Slackro

  • AcroYoga International

    Divine Play

    2018 - 2013: Slackro and Handstands​

  • Red Rocks Rendezvous

    Red Rocks Rendezvous

    2018 - 2013: Slackline Yoga & AcroYoga​

  • AcroLove

    AcroLove Festival

    2019-2018: AcroYoga & Slackro​

  • Mammoth Yoga Festival

    Mammoth Yoga Festival​

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

  • Dutch Acro Convention

    Dutch Acro Convention

    2017 & 2016: Slackline Yoga, AcroYoga & Slackro​

  • yoga journal

    Yoga Journal Life!

    2015 - 2013: Slackline Yoga, Slackro and Conditioning​

  • Nantucket Yoga Festival

    Nantucket Yoga Festival

    2016 & 2015: Slackline Yoga, AcroYoga & Slackro​

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