2016 Lineup

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YogaSlackers Matt & Kristen

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June

10
3:00PM - 5:00PM

Slackro: Slacklining and Acrobatics

Drawing on the YogaSlackers expertise of yoga, slacklining and acrobatics, this workshop will be an in depth exploration moving toward redefining our perceived limits of what is possible.
With the foundation of a strong vinyasa practice, we will first explore the art of inversions and dynamic balance. We will then begin the journey in earnest as we transition back and forth between acrobatics and Slackline work (Slackasana), learning how to use each other and the line to experience a whole spectrum of yogic positions; including standing, kneeling, walking, arm-balance, sitting, and inversion. Practitioners will spend much of their time doing "yoga" without touching the ground!

Open your mind to what is possible.

No experience necessary, but experience with some body awareness practice (climbing, vinyasa yoga, dance, etc) recommended.
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June

11
11:00AM - 1:00PM

Fundamentals of Slackline Yoga

Slackline Yoga or Slackasana is a unique practice that teaches complete body awareness. It is a moving meditation that will redefine your sense of balance and mental focus. This joyful practice, involves balancing on a 1 inch wide 'yoga mat' (aka: a slackline).
Salute the Sun in a completely new way as you learn the basics of the Slackasana series. This includes standing (commitment), kneeling (core strength), sitting (focus) and arm balancing (breath). Slacklining is great way to take your practice to a new level. Yogis, climbers, couch potatoes, and athletes of all kinds will find a new sense of balance and exploration. The practice includes exercises for more seasoned slackers to expand their comfort zone on the line.

All skill levels encouraged to come. No experience necessary.
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June

12
8:30AM - 10:30AM

Fundamentals of Slackline Yoga

Slackline Yoga or Slackasana is a unique practice that teaches complete body awareness. It is a moving meditation that will redefine your sense of balance and mental focus. This joyful practice, involves balancing on a 1 inch wide 'yoga mat' (aka: a slackline).
Salute the Sun in a completely new way as you learn the basics of the Slackasana series. This includes standing (commitment), kneeling (core strength), sitting (focus) and arm balancing (breath). Slacklining is great way to take your practice to a new level. Yogis, climbers, couch potatoes, and athletes of all kinds will find a new sense of balance and exploration. The practice includes exercises for more seasoned slackers to expand their comfort zone on the line.

All skill levels encouraged to come. No experience necessary.
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About YogaSlackers Matt Wilson and Kristen Golden

Matt and Kristen, YogaSlackers teachers based out of Colorado Springs, are known for their dorky spin on movement based activities. Believing that we all have the ability to improve our health and live a more mindful existence, we are able to learn these skills through play and physical challenge. Matt and Kristen love to share their practice. Teaching Acro Yoga and Slackline Yoga together since 2014, Matt and Kristen earned their affectionate nickname, the AcroDorks. As same-sized acro partners, Matt and Kristen understand that anything is possible with a little bit of knowledge, determination, and a lot of practice.

Matt is an enthusiastic and goofy teacher with a passion for the physics and anatomy of movement. Matt started his journey with the YogaSlackers 6 years ago where he quickly discovered the power of mindful play.  Certified YogaSlackers Teacher, AcroRevolution Teacher, and Neuromuscular Therapist, Matt has a unique blend of technical and playful instruction which cultivates confidence and redefines possibility.

Kristen (E-RYT 200) loves to share the playful, healing qualities of Yoga through mediums both on and off the ground. Promoting strength and balance in the body and mind, Yoga takes us deeper allowing us to take risks to explore new boundaries. It teaches us we are able to achieve goals we never knew possible!


About YogaSlackers

If you’ve ever doubted that single day can change the course of your whole life, look no further than the YogaSlackers for proof. In 2005, Jason Magness and Sam Salwei were caught on camera doing yoga poses on a slackline at the Yoga Journal Estes Park event, and as of that one fateful day, the YogaSlackers were born!

Over the next decade The YogaSlackers grew into a group of over 100 adventure seeking yogis and athletes from all over the world, including the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, France, and more. Each person on this world-renowned team of teachers naturally seeks growth and self-discovery within themselves, and thus they are able to create a comfortable and fun environment for their students to do the same.

Dropping into any YogaSlackers class, you might find yourself practicing a traditional yoga sequence, or discovering the yogic elements behind various adventure activities such as slacklining, acrobatics, climbing, and more. You might find yourself realizing that your true potential lies way beyond your expectations. Who knows, the day you drop into a YogaSlackers class could change the course of your whole life as well. After all, life truly begins where your comfort zone ends.



Teaching Style

Slackline Yoga, AcroYoga

Where You Can Find Me

Colorado Springs, CO

Affiliations & Endorsements

  • YogaSlackers
  • AcroRevoution

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