What Is Karanda?
Karanda (Sanskrit: wood block) is a handmade premium yoga block built from exceptionally rare 1000 year old cedar, sustainably harvested from the northern tip of Vancouver Island, BC in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest. Karanda can be used in any yoga, stretch, or physical practice as you see fit. The limited availabily of the material used for Karanda means that there will be a finite amount of blocks produced. When they are gone, they are gone; my estimate is that there is enough material for approximately 50 blocks, once the cap for material has been reached the campaign will be closed and no more blocks will be produced. The campaign goal is based on approximately 10 blocks.
What makes Karanda different as a yoga block?
Karandi is made from old growth cedar, an exceptionally rare, dense, and pleasantly aromatic wood. Cedar is naturally anti-fungal, mold-resistant, pleasantly aromatic and is noted for its dimensional stability as well as its cultural value amongst the First Nations of the Pacific Northwest.
Additionally, Karandi features a crisp line of maple running through its center, perfectly dividing the block into two halves, symbolizing balance. The block is heavier than most yoga blocks and provides a strong and solid base for your practice, whatever it may be.
Establishing Karanda as a Kickstarter campaign will allow me to buy the material required in bulk as well as build the blocks in a larger production which is much more efficient than one offs. Its far quicker to build ten of something than to build one. Karanda is also a followup to the successful Seiza campaign, which saw the larger old growth stock used for zen-style meditation benches. Since Karanda only uses smaller stock, and I had some remaining, I thought Kickstarter would be a natural avenue to fund the project.
Where is Karanda's wood from?
Storm downed and sustainably harvested from the small town of Port Hardy, BC and then milled in Port McNeil, before eventually making its way to the mid-region of Vancouver Island where it has now found a home in TGT Studios.
How much is Karanda?
Karanda is $49/block or $99/set. Wholesale is available as a Studio Package. Shipping is $25 within North America. If you wish to buy multiple units, please add the cost of $49/per unit to the pledge total. Karanda is standard yoga block size, coming in at 4.5"x5"x8.5" and weighing a solid 3lbs each.
Risks and challenges
There are no risks. I don't need any additional equipment for this project, I only need to secure the material which is why the project exists. I have a 100% completion rate over the 5 Kickstarter Campaigns that I have run, with many satisfied customers.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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