The nomadic trio, Sam Salwei, Jason Magness and Chelsey Gribbon, are the core of Team YogaSlackers. With their roots in climbing and yoga, they found a way to combine their love of expedition-style adventure and yoga practice. The racing team, which also includes yogic athletes, Daniel Staudigel, Mark Lattanzi, Andy Magness, Paul Cassedy and Dan Norgard participates in several grueling adventure races each year. At first their penchant for stopping on a rain-slick mountain side to do yoga poses seemed odd. After they started to win adventure races, it seemed like a revolution. The YogaSlackers now number over 30, including well known yoga teachers, acroyogis, and master slackliners Adi Carter and Paige Wyatt. Together they organize yoga events, workshops and retreats, host adventure races and climbing competitions, teach the art of ‘slackline yoga’ (which brings on the origination of their team name) and share their experiences through blogging and videos. Their main goal is to bring awareness to the joy of human-powered endeavor, and the inherent connection between meditative movement and extreme effort.
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