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

2023 & 2020 Justice Movement, Online

Safety & First Aid


Wilderness First Responder (Exp 2019)

Other Certifications


PADI Open Water Diver

Future Events

May 2024
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July 2024
December 2024
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May 1, 2024
May 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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June 13, 2024
June 16, 2024
Berkshire Yoga Fest

YogaSlackers at the 2024 Berkshire Yoga Festival

The inaugural 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. ...

8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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July 30, 2024
August 4, 2024
YogaSlackers Sam and Raquel

Northwest Acro Camp-Out

Connect, Play and Recharge! Acrobatics, Therapeutics, Swimming, Amazing food & more ...

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Bellingham, WA
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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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