YogaSlackers Teacher Training
Dec 18, 2023 - Jan 3, 2024
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Save the Dates for Next Year's Event:
Dec 1-18, 2024
Looking to become a certified Slackline Yoga and AcroYoga teacher or advance your current practice?
Our YogaSlackers Teacher Training program offers the perfect opportunity to deepen your understanding of these practices. With expert guidance from experienced instructors, you’ll develop the skills and techniques needed to teach a variety of slackline and AcroYoga classes, workshops and retreats. You’ll also learn about yoga, handstands, conditioning and digital marketing, making you a well-rounded and marketable teacher.
Don’t miss this chance to transform your practice and take your teaching to the next level with YogaSlackers!
About This training
We invite you to participate in the next YogaSlackers teacher training program!
Over the course of two weeks, we will provide you with the foundation and tools to become a skilled and effective slackline and acro teacher. While we understand that teaching is a lifelong journey and there is always more to learn, we are committed to setting you on the right path and supporting you along the way.
With over 15 years of experience teaching and having taught over 30,000 people how to slackline, we offer a comprehensive training program that covers a range of disciplines including yoga, slackline yoga, acroyoga, slackro, handstands, and conditioning practices. You will have the opportunity to explore each of these areas in-depth, deepen your understanding of the practice, and develop the necessary skills to teach them to others.
The primary goal of our training program is to teach you how to create lesson plans, develop progressions, find your teaching voice, and improve your coaching skills. While there will be time dedicated to improving your personal practice, our focus is on ensuring that you leave the training ready to teach others and yourself. Additionally, the skills you will acquire during this program will be easily transferable to other movement-based programs. Join us and start your journey towards becoming a great yoga teacher!
Goals of the Training
- Full Team
- Lead Teachers
- Assisting Teachers
- Photo & Video
How to apply
The first step will be to fill our application and send your deposit. The official deadline is August 1st. But we will accept applications after the deadline. The application deadline is intentionally set far in advance to provide ample time to bridge any practice gaps and ensure a smooth transition into the program (more information on the pre-req section).
Along with a full application form you will have to send links to your statement of interest as well as a few pictures and videos. We suggest you start gathering those, add them to a google folder.
If after reviewing your application we understand your skills are not suitable for the training we will refund your deposit minus $50.
If you are accepted into the training, we will provide you with additional information on how to get to the training location, a training program to follow and a reading list.
We have a handful of scholarships to people in underrepresented communities and with financial need. More information on the FAQs below.
$3500 per person (includes a $500 deposit & $50 application fee)
$6000 for committed acro partnerships (application videos must be submitted with that partner)
$500 additional discount provided to teachers and educators
Teacher & Educator Discounts
As part of our commitment to supporting educators, we are providing a $500 discount to all certified teachers.
This discount is applicable to school teachers as well as movement teachers who have completed training programs of more than 100 hours in any movement discipline such as acroyoga, slackline, yoga, dance, climbing instructors, martial arts or any other movement or adventure arts.
We believe in recognizing and valuing the expertise and dedication of teachers in various fields, and this discount is our way of expressing gratitude for their contributions to education and encouraging conscious movement.
Statement of Interest
List of Videos
Provide YouTube Links to three different videos:
- Slackline Pre-Reqs
- Acro Pre-Reqs
- Solo Pre-Reqs
List of Images
- Favorite Slackline Yoga pose
- Favorite Acro or Slackro pose (base or fly)
you Are welcomed
At YogaSlackers, we are dedicated to fostering inclusivity and embracing diversity. We actively promote equal access to our transformative teacher training by offering scholarships based on financial need, with a specific focus on empowering underrepresented groups such as BIPOC and the LGBTQ+ community. Moreover, we extend a warm invitation to locals, particularly encouraging Thai nationals to connect with us, as we strive to create a welcoming space where everyone can thrive.
Recognizing that underrepresented groups may encounter barriers that go beyond financial limits, we gladly welcome individuals from underrepresented groups who may not meet all prerequisites. We will provide an online training program prior to the training and additional in person support during the event to help them prepare and succeed on their journey towards becoming certified YogaSlackers teachers.
We prefer if applicants can fulfill at least 80% of the slackline, acro, and inversion pre-requisites. However, we do make exceptions to accommodate practitioners with different backgrounds and socio-economic needs. If you haven’t yet developed all the pre-requisites, there’s no need to worry!
The application deadline is intentionally set far in advance, providing ample time to bridge any practice gaps and ensure a smooth transition into the program. If we observe gaps in your practice after you submit your application, we will offer you a “conditional acceptance”. This comes with a specialized training program, which has proven successful in helping previous students gain the necessary experience before attending the training.
What matters most to us is your passion, interest, and dedication to the practices.
We are also very accommodating to strong slackliners with limited acrobatic skills and strong acrobats with little slacklining experience. The combination of our online training program and the first week of training, which focuses on foundations, will help participants develop the necessary skills to understand the foundational aspects of the practice before learning to share it.
Moreover, we understand that underrepresented groups may encounter challenges accessing in-person training and obtaining the required equipment. Therefore, we enthusiastically welcome individuals from underrepresented communities who may not meet all the pre-requisites.
We are committed to setting you up for success and helping you share the practice with others. We have confidence that with your dedication and our online training program, along with additional in-person support during the training, you will have the resources and guidance needed to prepare and excel on your journey towards becoming a certified YogaSlackers teacher.
See these pre-requisites as guiding points that help you assess your current practice and set goals for both the near and long-term future. Instead of feeling discouraged, use them to chart your progress and work towards achieving the necessary qualifications. Remember, they are not meant to hold you back, but rather to inspire growth and improvement in your practice.
Foundations & Advanced Foundations
This video will help you learn the Slackline Foundations, Advance Foundations and basic transitions. We would like you to be able to:
- Walk the entire length of an eLine (15 m or 50 ft), turn around and walk again.
- Kneeling Vinyasa (Switching Knees)
- Sit to Stand, Chango or Knee Drop entrance (one of these three variations, both sides)
- Basic turn
Slackro, AcroYoga & Acrobatics
Base & Fly
Bonus (Recommended But Not Required)
- Crock on Feet
- Hand to Hand
Safety, Consent & Inclusion
- Aiming For Allyship Course or equivalent
- CPR/First Aid or Wilderness First Response
- Experience with Collaborative Communication, Non-Violent Communication, Active Listening or Compassionate Communication
- Some teaching experience
Frequently Asked Questions
Our next teacher training will be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand Dec 1- 18, 2024.
The goal of this teacher training program is to master the YogaSlackers’ teaching method, emphasizing safe and thoughtful progressions, a strong focus on fundamentals, clear and concise instructions, and achieving success through well-planned practices and repetitions.
The first week of the training will concentrate on enhancing your personal practice and comprehending the underlying foundational principles. Once you have integrated these foundations, the objective is to learn how to effectively teach them to others. The training aims to create an inquisitive environment that encourages the use of foundational concepts to achieve any goal, from beginner to advanced.
In addition, the program emphasizes cultivating the qualities of safety, approachability, inclusion and compassion in order to create a supportive, welcoming and nurturing learning environment. These qualities are essential for building strong connections with students, inspiring trust, and facilitating their growth and progress on their journey.
Our teacher training programs offers a very limited numbers of partial financial aid spaces. These are meant to help students who may not have the financial means to attend the training. The application form for the training has a section that addresses the need for financial assistance. After reviewing all applications based on factors such as skill level, teaching interest, and overall strength of the application, we will consider providing financial aid to those who have been accepted into the program and are in need of financial aid.
It’s important to note that to increase your chances of receiving financial aid, you should have a strong practice, a strong desire to teach, and are able to demonstrate that you wouldn’t be able to participate in the training without it.
Additionally, before granting financial assistance, we would need to demonstrate that you have explored alternative funding options. You may consider starting a pre-sale, Kickstarter, or GoFundMe campaign, selling tickets to your future workshops to generate funds. This can help you gather support from your community and generate interest in your future workshops. You can use social media platforms to promote your campaign and encourage your friends and followers to support you. By leveraging your network, you can generate the funds you need to attend the training program and achieve your teaching goals.
We are happy to share your events with our community to help increase your reach.
If you don’t have all the pre-requisites, don’t worry! We offer a “conditional acceptance” for applicants who apply with enough time. You will receive a specialized training program to follow, which has proven successful in helping previous students gain the necessary experience and practice before attending the training. Our application deadline is intentionally set far in advance, allowing ample time for you to bridge any practice gaps and ensure a smooth transition into the program.
We understand that underrepresented groups may face challenges in accessing in-person training and acquiring the necessary gear. That’s why we enthusiastically welcome individuals from underrepresented communities who may not meet all the prerequisites. We provide an online training program prior to the main event, along with additional in-person support during the training, ensuring that you have the resources and guidance needed to prepare and excel on your journey towards becoming a certified YogaSlackers teacher.
Application fees and deposits are non-transferable and non-refundable.
Your initial payment of $550 covers your application fee ($50) and a $500 deposit. If after reviewing your application we understand that your skills do not meet our pre-req list, we will refund you $500.
If you decide not to participate in the teacher training you will loose both the application fee and the deposit.
Maybe! We have a very limited amount allocated as work trade opportunities. These must happen before the training, not during the training. Send us a message with the skill that you would like to trade in exchange for partial training payment.
You will be staying in a double shared room. All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom, mini-fridge and kettle.
We can reserve a private room for you at an additional cost.
The training includes breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet in a vegetarian Thai cuisine diet. You will be able to purchase additional food from the hotel’s restaurant and coffee shop.
Our teacher trainings are typically capped at 30 to 36 students.
The closest international airport is Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX).
Alternatively you can fly into any Bangkok international airport (BKK or DMK) and catch a local non-stop flight, bus or train to Chiang Mai.
There are also non-stop flights between Phuket (HKT) and Chiang Mai.
50% of the cost is required to separate your spot.
Final payments are due 2 months before the training starts.
You may cancel your reservation and receive a refund according to the following schedule:
- Please note that there is a non-refundable $500 deposit and a $50 non-refundable fee.
- After making your full payment, if you cancel before or on Nov 18th, you will receive a 50% refund of the total cost.
- If you cancel after Nov 19th or do not show up for your reservation, you will not be eligible for any refund.
Refunds will be processed within 30 days of cancellation.
We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance at the time of booking to protect yourself against unexpected cancellations or emergencies. Most travel insurance policies offer coverage for trip cancellation, interruption, and delay, as well as medical expenses and other travel-related issues. Be sure to review the policy details and restrictions carefully to ensure that you are fully covered.