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Update 1: Testimonials!

"I had so much fun using Yoga Dice with my partner that I almost fell off my stool! All my chakras were spinning! While at first I felt a little inhibited and silly, after a few rolls we were laughing and sharing together and having a great time! All the stresses of our daily lives: kids, jobs, schedules, demands, and details -seemed to fall by the wayside! I felt as if I were 16 again - joyful, fun loving, happy, and easily absorbed and stimulated by the present moment! I would highly recommend Yoga Dice to all people who are interested in exploring themselves and connecting deeper to others and the world. Yoga Dice are awesome!"

Betsy Stix, Yoga Teacher at Lulu Bandha's, Ojai, CA; Founder of Ms. Stix Yoga

“Yoga Dice are a fun way to begin taking your yoga and meditation out into the world. Using the dice keeps things moving and lets you focus on getting to know your partner. There's no advance planning, just like the real world, you never know what comes up next. That keeps it moving and fun.”

Winifred Wilson Founder, Yoga Blue; Yoga Teacher, Lulu Bandha's, Ojai, CA

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The perfect gift for any Yoga Couple!

A Great Way to take your Yoga out into the World!

In today’s fast paced and digitally connected world, meaningful personal relationships, deep joy, and rejuvenating relaxation are in short supply. Yoga Dice is a simple and elegant game that uses your Yoga skills to help you connect with a partner in an enjoyable way. There is no homework required and no complicated rules to master. It is intended for players with a basic understanding of Yoga.  Once you have that all you need to do is show up with a partner and a playful spirit! Then roll the dice and enjoy connecting on emotional, mental, physical and spiritual levels.

What is Yoga Dice?

Yoga Dice is a game using dice to suggest different partner yoga activities. The activities are based on the ancient Indian Chakra system. The Chakras are centers for different types of energy present in a healthy and balanced life. The actions are suitable for those with a basic understanding of Yoga. Over time these actions provide a framework for exploration of yourself, your partner and the connections between you that can grow as deep as you wish to go.

  • Friends game uses a set of 7 dice suitable for friends and beginning couples.  First roll the Selection die to select one of six activities: Give/Receive, Standing, Floor, Conversation, Meditation, or Relaxation . Then roll the appropriate Activity die enjoy the activity chance provides with your partner. 
  • Couples game adds 4 additional dice with more personal poses suitable for couples plus an additional die that can be used to set the emotional tone. (Everything is still G-Rated, just more personal.)
  • The dice suggest the next move leaving you free to enjoy each round as it unfolds.
  • A 10 round game has over 3.6 million billion possible combinations. That’s more than the number of stars in our Galaxy, so you’ll never run out of options.
  • No homework required, simply show up, roll the dice, and enjoy. Brief illustrated instructions guide you through the activities.
  • Beautiful laser engraved wooden dice are made in the USA from wood reclaimed from used shipping crates. 

What’s on the Dice?

Friends Set

Here are the faces on the selection die. It is rolled first and used to select the activity. Wood dice are beautifully laser engraved as shown in the photos and video. The printable paper dice set is in color as show below.

Selection

Here are the faces on the six activity dice in the friends set. One of them is rolled next to determine the activity.

Meditation and Conversation, Friends Set

 Standing and Give-Receive, Friends Set

 Seated and Relax, Friends Set

Couples Set  

The couples set adds 4 additional dice with more personal poses suitable for couples. The Couples set also includes an optional Emotional Tone die that can be used to set the tone of an entire game or of each round. Wood dice are beautifully laser engraved as shown in the photos. The printable paper dice set is in color as show below.  

Here are the faces on the additional dice used in the couples game.

Emotional Tone, Couples Set

Standing and Give-Receive, Couples Set

 Seated and Relax, Couples Set

Poster

The poster shows all of the activities.  It comes with the printable 12 dice couples set and printable game board.

Example of printable die:

 

Play

The game starts simply and naturally builds over time as you deepen you understanding and gain experience. It is designed to stimulate connection on multiple layers, based on the ancient chakra system. See below information on the chakras. Play is simple. You will want a yoga mat or a floor you are comfortable sitting and lying down on. Get into loose clothes and set aside an hour or so to be alone together. You may want to light a candle or play your favorite instrumental music softly.

Partners alternate dice rolls. First roll the selection die to choose from the six activities: Standing Pose, Give/Receive, Seated Pose, Conversation, Meditation, or Relaxation. Then roll the appropriate activity die based on the results of your selection roll. There is one die for each of the activities. This sets the specific action for the round. Then you’re done with the hard part. Now you spend 3 to 5 minutes engaging in the activity that chance and Yoga Dice have offered up for your enjoyment.

You may want to use a timer for the rounds, especially when you first start out. It’s also completely fine to hide the clock and forget about time as you play. There are no winners or losers. Both players win by enjoying interesting and fun ways of connecting with each other. If either player doesn’t like a roll you can always agree to roll again, you won’t run out of options.

Inspiration

In today’s hyper connected world we all spend a lot of time sitting alone in front of a computer.  We feel this time should be balanced by time spent in movement and time directly connecting to other human beings.  A truly rich and rewarding life has the right balance of time alone and time with others. This can be difficult to achieve.  Enter Yoda Dice. 

Everyone knows Yoga energizes your body, clears your mind, and empowers your emotions.  As the body, mind and emotions come into alignment Yoga also creates sacred time and space that welcome spirit to flow more freely into your life.  In order for Yoga to deliver these benefits it is best if you go into the practice in an easy and stress free way.  Yoga Dice was designed to offer a constantly varying set of fun ways to relate and takes the stress out of deciding what to do next. Practicing with a partner also brings the energy of relationship into your Yoga.  It's a great way to start taking your Yoga out into the "real" world and exercising it in a less structured environment.  After all, the world may not always send you carefully choreographed challenges.  Its good be be able to address what life offers up as it comes.

Chakras

We all have many layers or aspects to our lives and our personalities.  A deep understanding of another person can only arise when you truly connect with them on multiple levels.

The seven primary Chakras represent the main energy centers of our bodies.  In a successful life they are all active and in balance with each other.  Our digital culture tends to over use the 1st, 3rd and 5th chakras (Security, Power, and Communication) and under use the 2nd, 4th and 6th chakras (Creativity, Love, and Vision).  This can result in feelings of discontent, lack of purpose, and lack of connection.  Playing Yoga dice can help bring your chakras into balance in a fun way.  The balance is obtained by playing the game, not by reading complicated instructions or doing homework. The Chakras are shown in the table and two figures below.

 Chakras, Side View

 Chakras, Front View

Rewards

Great gift!  Download Your Printable Gift Card here.

Printable Friends Set: Download of printable friends dice set.  Print, cut out and assemble a set of paper dice with tape or glue. Includes printable game board and instructions. Great for parties or when you are on the go!

Poster: Beautiful 24” by 36” (61 cm by 91 cm) poster showing all of the yoga dice games poses and activities. Includes download of printable 12 dice couples game and game mat. Labeled as Limited Kickstarter Edition.

Friends Set: Set of 7 Yoga Dice beautifullylaser engraved on 1.5” reclaimed wood blocks and game mat in cloth pouch. Includes download of printable 12 dice couples game and game mat.

Couples Set: Set of 12 Yoga Dice laser engraved on 1.5” reclaimed wood blocks and game mat in cloth pouch. (Adds 4 dice with more personal poses and the emotional tone die to the Friends Set.) Also includes download of printable 12 dice couples game and game mat in case you need an extra copy on the road.

Deluxe Sets:  Upgrades game mat to deluxe silk screened version, Upgrades cloth pouch to deluxe carrying bag, Adds: 2 Yoga Dice yoga straps and 2 Yoga Dice Yoga Blocks. Also includes download of printable 12 dice couples game and game mat in case you need an extra copy on the road.

Couples Workshop and Spa Retreat: Includes 2 nights lodging for 2 at a luxurious Ojai Valley Retreat Center, Group dinner with a Yoga Dice Creator, Private Yoga Dice Workshop (1 hour evening of arrival, 3 hours on second day), Meals, and 2 Deluxe Yoga Dice Sets.  You get to Ojai and the rest is all covered. You will have time to tour the Ojai Valley if desired.

Views of Ojai Valley:

Yoga Dice are Made in the USA.  Shipping in the USA is included in the reward amounts. International shipping please understand that your country may add additional fees or taxes in addition to the amounts stated.

Use of Funds

Funding of the project will allow us to finalize detailed design elements and set up the fixtures necessary for manufacturing.

Risks and challenges

As we produced our prototypes we have proven out the dice shaping, laser engraving, printing, silk screening and sewing operations necessary to manufacture all of the game components. Funding of the project will allow us to set up manufacturing. Our manufacturing partner, Jonco Industries, has been engaged in contract manufacturing for more than 30 years and specializes in small and medium sized custom manufacturing jobs. We believe risks are minimal because our prototypes have proven out the concepts and processes necessary for production and because of Jonco’s extensive experience with the manufacturing operations required for our project.

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