Sam Salwei & Raquel Hernandez
1988 Mitsubishi Delica (replaced Peace Love car)
SkyLine Towers, JetStream Crossbars, SkyBox 18 (X2), Dr.Tray, HoldUp EVO 2", HoldUp EVO +2, Shop Sam and Raquel's Gear
Teacher, Nomad, Vanlifer, Slackliner, AcroYoga, YogaSlacker
MEET 'N GREET
As YogaSlackers, we are lovers of movement. Limitations are a foreign concept to us as a teaching duo, so we spend our time traveling the world and fulfilling our dreams of being true modern-day nomads. Whether it’s driving coast-to-coast, or hopping on an airplane to travel overseas, the motivation is usually the same: bringing our passion for teaching to students all over the world.
Favorite Place in the Wild
Sam: Driving to Newfoundland and Alaska… plus a one-day trip to Antarctica.
Raquel: Grand Canyon… and watching the Northern Lights several nights on a road in Alaska.
One of the hacks we use the most, on a daily basis, is attaching a water bladder to the back of the driver seat. This allows us to have access to drinking water at all times, increasing the probability we’ll actually drink it! After a while, we added a carbon filter to the bladder. This makes gas station and other random water taste wonderful.
YOU HAVE ONE WISH…WHAT WOULD YOU WISH TO MAKE IT EASIER TO DO WHAT YOU LOVE?
Sam: I would love to give the SlackerVan the powers of the magic school bus. Traveling not only through space, but through time! Wouldn’t that be cool?
Raquel: I would love to be able to speak and understand all languages. I have a deep desire to connect with people.
WHAT’S A FEATURE YOU APPRECIATE ABOUT YAKIMA PRODUCTS THAT MAKES LIFE EASIER FOR YOU?
Raquel: We both agree that ease of use is our number one priority. Yakima products are really easy to use and we appreciate that. They make our life easier, and much more organized and effective.
HOW DO YOU HAVE FUN, KICK BACK, RELAX, AND “TAKE IT EASY”?
Raquel: Sometimes we wonder if we actually know how to relax and take it easy. Sam likes to drive. When he is stressed he likes to drive long-distance, which is a good skill and maybe the one reason we keep going! I enjoy time outside and movement. This can be anything from yoga, handstands, mountain biking, or running. All I need is fresh air, solitude and some sweat.
Sam: 1951 M37 Dodge Power Wagon
Raquel: 1990 Mitsubishi Montero
If you could stand in someone else's shoes...
Raquel: The Dalai Lama… I always want to improve my meditation practice… more than anything my dedication to the practice.
Sam: The President… so I can actually understand what’s going on.
What would your TED talk be about?
Why Slackline Yoga Is Actually Yoga.
Imagine a world where everyone travels…
Raquel: I’m really good with spreadsheets. 🙂
Sam: I don’t think so… While I would say mine is learning mechanic work from YouTube.