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$3,272
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
60
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, March 21 2014 10:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

Audible Yoga is an online platform where yoga students can download unlimited recorded classes from yoga teachers around the world. The classes are audio (MP3) files you save to your favorite mobile device, so you listen and practice yoga.

Audible Yoga was created with these goals in mind:

  • Design a way for yogis to practice by listening rather than watching  
  • Support yoga teachers who want to reach more students
  • Help students practice more types of yoga from a variety of teachers
  • Make yoga available as a daily practice  
  • Eliminate the barriers of distance, schedule, and cost that keep us all from doing more yoga

Because Audible Yoga classes are taught to be listened to, the file size is small and you don't need an Internet connection once you've downloaded and stored the classes. Download a free audio yoga class.

We specifically chose audio classes because we believe that yoga is essentially a practice to be done by listening rather than watching.

Make a Pledge to receive a great price on 1-year of Audible Yoga
Make a Pledge to receive a great price on 1-year of Audible Yoga

Subscribing members have access to their library of downloaded yoga classes anytime, from anywhere they are in the world. Practice in the park, on the beach, at work - anywhere you like!

Find the perfect class? Add it to any mobile device.
Find the perfect class? Add it to any mobile device.

Audible Yoga is limitless. We'll have as many types of yoga as the teachers can dream up.

  • Yoga for kids
  • Yoga for healing
  • Yoga for seniors
  • Yoga for back pain
  • Yoga for the office
Give yourself and a friend the gift of Yoga and practice Where ever, Whenever You Want
Give yourself and a friend the gift of Yoga and practice Where ever, Whenever You Want

Unlimited Yoga Classes Taught to be Practiced by Listening

Our yoga classes are taught to be practiced by listening. Experienced yoga teachers know how to guide a student through the flow of poses with voice. By listening and following the teacher's voice, your practice becomes more personal and more rewarding. Plus, it fits your life - not the other way around.

Smart Search to Find Your Favorite Yoga or Try New Classes

Our smart search will make it easy for you to find the type of yoga you know you like, or help you try something new.  

  • Love Hatha but curious about Ashtanga? Select the new type, listen to some classes, and download away!  
  • Need a special class for weight loss or relaxation? Select that purpose, listen to a few, download, and get started.  
  • Connect with a new teacher at a retreat? Follow that teacher on Audible Yoga and take their classes anywhere, anytime!
Smart Search the Audible Yoga Library
Smart Search the Audible Yoga Library

Save Your Favorite Yoga Teachers  

When you find a teacher you love - one that takes your practice to a new level - save them to your favorites. Take a great class on vacation or visiting friends? Now you can keep your teachers and take their classes no matter where you (or they) are.  

Practice yoga in the park with your favorite teacher's guidance.
Practice yoga in the park with your favorite teacher's guidance.

Review Classes and Share Your Experience

We know not everyone likes surprises. Review the classes you take and share your experience with others. When yoga teachers know what students like, they can record more of it.

Do yoga your way - anywhere you like.
Do yoga your way - anywhere you like.

Practice Anywhere, Anytime

Best of all, with Audible Yoga you get unlimited classes you can take wherever and whenever it works for you. 

  • Got an unexpected layover? Find a quiet corner, tuck in your earbuds, and get started.
  • Finally got the baby to sleep? Pull out your phone, tuck it into your arm band, and practice without disturbing the baby. 
  • Stuck in a hotel with no workout facilities? Push that chair aside, tuck your player in your pocket, and get the workout you need.

As a yoga teacher, you earn a one-time fee for every class you load plus royalties for each download. You also earn when students sign up from your site.

Create specialized yoga classes to suit the needs of your students and community. Got a new idea for yoga specialized for skiers or cyclists? Record it, upload the file, and we’ll take it from there. 

You get to do more of what you love - practicing and teaching yoga - while earning income. See the complete description of how it works for yoga teachers on our website - and check out the Teacher FAQs for more details.

If you’re a teacher interested in contributing classes and you're near Santa Barbara, select the Yoga Teacher pledge. We'll help you set up your teacher page and link your social media accounts, so you can attract new students as soon as we launch. 

Where Audible Yoga is Now

By applying our web design and writing skills and reaching out to the yoga community, we’ve come a long way in designing the Audible Yoga platform. The Audible Yoga website is about halfway ready (read the blog for how we got started). We’re reaching out to yoga teachers now and MP3 files are rolling in. 

Our files are MP3s, so you don't need an Internet connection once they're loaded.
Our files are MP3s, so you don't need an Internet connection once they're loaded.

Where the Money Goes

If we’re going to make this work, we need more recorded classes. We need to help yoga teachers record their classes. We also need a few technical bits of the platform - specifically, a host service with grow-as-you-need-it bandwidth, a dashboard for students and teachers, and maybe an app.

This is where you come in.

While much of the front-end for Audible Yoga is working, we’ll need lots more classes and that is where we’ll be spending our time and effort. We know that getting 24/7 access to yoga is important to many of you, and we’re working hard to deliver it as quickly as possible. 

It’s not likely that we’ll be able to make Audible Yoga come to life without your help. If you want to be a part of opening up the world of yoga, there are a few things you can do to help:

  • Back this project with a pledge that’s right for you.
  • Tell your friends about the project and help us spread the word.
  • Tell your favorite yoga teachers and encourage them to join. 

We thank you in advance for all your support!

Thank you from the Audible Yoga team and Namaste!
Thank you from the Audible Yoga team and Namaste!

Risks and challenges

While we have a team that is confident we can pull this off, and more great feedback than we know what to do with, we don’t know what we don’t know.

Our biggest challenge right now is funding and reaching every yoga teacher willing to record their classes.

We believe we're answering the very real challenges that keep us all from practicing yoga. We believe Audible Yoga will make a big difference to the yoga students and teachers of the world - especially those who want to specialize in a particular type of yoga or have a regular student base for only part of the year.

Help us remove the barriers that keep us all from doing more yoga.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Karma Boost

    Get a big thank you from us and your name on the eternal wall of karma on AudibleYoga.com.

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    Honor a Yoga Teacher

    Share your love for a yoga teacher who made a difference in your life by making a pledge in his/her honor. Recognize that no matter where that teacher lives now, you'll be able to follow his/her classes in the future once we get to build Audible Yoga. Send us a message to tell us who you are honoring, and we'll honor them as well on our social media. This is an unlimited pledge, so you can honor as many teachers as you like!

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    Friends and Family Pledge

    This pledge is for all our great supporters who might not be yogis. You get a big thank you from us, your name on the eternal wall of karma, and one of the first Audible Yoga totes to carry your good karma (and your groceries) around.

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    Jump Starter Yoga Pledge

    1-year subscription to Audible Yoga

    Just getting started with yoga? Get going with one full year of access to Audible Yoga. Take your time learning to fit yoga into your schedule and practice where and when it works for you. You also get a big thank you from us and your name on the eternal karma wall. (Buy more than one - give them as gifts!)

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    Yoga Booster Pledge

    2-year subscription to Audible Yoga

    Been away from yoga for awhile? Step back into yoga gently with two full years of access to Audible Yoga, so you can learn to work yoga back into your schedule. You also get a big thank you from us and your name on the eternal karma wall. (This pledge makes a great gift for someone else too.)

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    Yoga Enthusiast Pass

    5-year subscription to Audible Yoga

    The complete Audible Yoga experience and all the yoga classes you want for five years. Take audio classes from your favorite teachers and learn new types of yoga by downloading classes and following the teacher's voice. This is a huge price break off our expected monthly access price of $15. Act quickly because this offer has limited availability.

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    2 Yoga Enthusiast Passes

    Two 5-year subscriptions to Audible Yoga

    At a slightly better price, you get two five-year passes to Audible Yoga - one for you and one for someone special (an excellent gift for a friend, a partner, or a parent). This is a killer price break (our expected monthly access price is $15), and you get unlimited yoga for two. Act early because this pledge has very limited availability.

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    Yoga Teacher Special

    Includes a 5-year subscription to Audible Yoga

    This pledge gets you pre-launch access to load your classes (be one of the first teacher channels on Audible Yoga - we'll help you set it up!). In return for loading yoga classes, you get a one-time payment and royalties on every download. This pledge includes a five-year Yoga Enthusiast Pass so you can download yoga classes (a great way to learn from other teachers and enhance your own practice). You also get free admission to our Santa Barbara training party where you can try out recording equipment, gather with other yoga teachers and the founders of Audible Yoga, and share ideas. Food, drinks, grab bags and other fun stuff included. This pledge has VERY limited availability, so act early.

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    Kickstarter Enterpreneur Special

    Are you looking to launch a kickstarter project or start a company yourself? Want to get the inside scoop on what worked (and didn't)? Get a one-hour interview with the starters of this project plus professional support for your website: one logo design and a 4-page Wordpress website complete with content (up to 2 revisions) for your company. A package like this usually costs $1,500, so this is an excellent deal for startups!

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    Yogi Traveler pledge for 2

    This pledge is unusual, we admit, but we wanted to throw in something fun and inspiring. This pledge includes a weekend for two in gorgeous Santa Barbara. You get two yoga classes - one in a studio and one on the beach! Lodging for two nights at a stylish (4-star minimum) inn in Santa Barbara as well as a bike or Segway tour (you pick) with the co-founders of Audible Yoga. We'll have so much fun, you may never want to leave! Claim this award within one year from the end of the Kickstarter project. Quantity of this pledge is severely limited ... after all, we hope to be busy building Audible Yoga! (Limited pledge but what a great idea for a girlfriends' getaway!)

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Funding period

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