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Face your pain and find your purpose by virtue of emotionally connected yoga and visually powerful art.
Face your pain and find your purpose by virtue of emotionally connected yoga and visually powerful art.
Face your pain and find your purpose by virtue of emotionally connected yoga and visually powerful art.
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ANGELUS | experiential chakra workbook

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ANGELUS

Are you ready to face your pain and find your purpose?

We are pioneering Angelus, an experiential chakra workbook that goes beyond the intellectual understanding of the chakras. It presents a proven methodology of emotionally connected yoga and visually powerful art as a means to see and feel your body’s wisdom.

This profound formula has helped us personally through some of the toughest times in our lives. We are beyond excited to now share it with you!

use this workbook to practice at home
use this workbook to practice at home

 

The chakras

For most people, the chakras are mysterious. But they don’t have to be.

Simply put, when a chakra is out of balance, we experience pain and suffering in our lives. This pain is not something we should hide. Rather, it is a sign that there is something to be learned and explored. The more we resist this pain by pulling away or looking towards others, the further we get from our center.

Angelus teaches you how to rely on the chakras as a guide to embrace your pain and find your purpose.

chapter 6, the most colorful chapter of all
chapter 6, the most colorful chapter of all

Yoga & art

In seven chakra-based chapters, we share a compilation of the most valuable and effective practices taught during Erica Jago's retreats around the globe.

Using illustration and graphic design, Erica offers yoga sequences to help you see, soften and heal your emotions.

Through costumes, prop and set design, Roos van der Kamp depicts a heroine's journey through the chakras, giving each chapter an entirely different look. These seven visual worlds help you relate to the chakras on an intuitive level.

all costumes, props and sets are handcrafted
all costumes, props and sets are handcrafted

The book offers

  • 7 relatable stories about a heroine who finds the courage to face her pain to help you connect emotionally to the essence of each chakra

  • 21 heartwarming yoga sequences depicted with easy to comprehend illustrations of the poses (Asanaglyphs) to physically experience the chakras

  • 7 insightful, creative exercises inviting you to recreate thought patterns and shift daily habits as they relate to the chakras

+ beginner meditations to help you find peace of mind

Beautifully printed on FSC approved paper, the book is designed to lay flat, next to your yoga mat, opening to a perfect square format of 14 ½” x 14 ½”. To the touch, 128 pages in the middle of the book will be on gloss, with 32 pages in the beginning and at the end printed on matte paper.

all yoga is depicted with easy to comprehend Asanaglyph illustrations
all yoga is depicted with easy to comprehend Asanaglyph illustrations

About us

Erica Jago

During the making of her previous book, Art of Attention, Erica received the help that she needed to heal an addiction she had been battling for 20 years. Since then, she has been helping others connect to their purpose on her chakra study yoga retreats. With Angelus, you can now create a private sanctuary in your home to gracefully move from pain to purpose at your own pace.  

Roos van der Kamp

Roos has attended three of Erica's retreats and found them to be truly transformational. Through a genuine understanding of the chakras, she reconnected to her creativity. When Erica invited her to collaborate on her new book, she immediately saw the opportunity to give her art a higher purpose.

Roos van der Kamp + Erica Jago
Roos van der Kamp + Erica Jago

Join the movement

If you too are ready to face your pain and find your purpose, then please join us on this journey by clicking on the green Back this Project button on the top right or choosing any of the reward boxes on the right.

the upcoming year we are fully committed to Angelus
the upcoming year we are fully committed to Angelus

Timeline

With the concept and framework of the book done, and we are fully ready to make the remaining six chapters! Having made our sample chapter, we know one chapter is about one month of work. 

Where your money goes

Your funds will help produce, print and ship our book to teachers and yogis everywhere.

Costs per chapter

Costumes + prop + set design: $1000

Photography: $1500

Transportation: $250

Post production: $250

Copy editing: $500

x 7 chapters = $24500

Printing + shipping 2000 books (minimum order quantity) = $23000

Kickstarter fee = $2500

Grand total = $50000

Stretch goals

This is an all or nothing campaign, so we have set our goal at the bare bones minimum needed to produce and print a book for your at-home practices. We believe we can go above and beyond.

Reaching a stretch goal of $60,000 will enable

  • Upgrading to an elegant Linen cover with foil stamping
  • Funding for future print runs
Reaching a stretch goal of $70,000 will enable
  • Involve + compensate more independent artists to the making of the book
  • Upgrading to 100% recycled paper

Reaching a stretch goal of $80,000 will enable

  • Pausing all other paid work and distractions, we dedicate ourselves full-time to the creation of this book. This guarantees delivery in December 2017.
  • Shoot at even more beautiful locations and make even cooler stuff. 
 

Thank you

We know how scary it can be to face your pain respectably. Yet, you can take an important step towards discovering your life’s purpose when you allow pain to be our teacher. We believe there is no better day than today and no better book than this one, to support you on that miraculous journey.

Join us and help make this book a reality! 

Namasté. 

 

NEW ADD-ON PERK: Glam up your home altar with handmade chakra lighters!

 

Handmade chakra lighters
Handmade chakra lighters

 

If you add $20 to your pledge, you will receive one carefully crafted lighter from the chakra of your choice, decorated with the excess materials from the costumes and sets in the book!

Add $20 for one lighter, $40 for two, $60 for three, $80 for four or $100 to receive all seven!

Lighters for the 1st, 7th, 2nd and 3rd chakras.
Lighters for the 1st, 7th, 2nd and 3rd chakras.

 

How this works if you already backed this project: Go to the Kickstarter page, log in, go to "manage your pledge" and raise the amount of your choice. After the campaign, you'll receive a survey to share which one you'd like.

How this works if you're new to the project: If you haven't backed the project yet, just pick the reward of your choice and then add an amount for the lighters. If you haven't backed yet and would just like to receive the lighters, then choose the "pledge without" reward. After the campaign, you'll receive a survey to share which one you'd like.

 

Risks and challenges

Our biggest challenge is time. As you can see, a lot of craftsmanship goes into the book. We believe the magic is in the details and we love getting it right.

But as everybody does, we also have to live and pay our rent. We hope our stretch goal works because then we can dedicate ourselves to the book full-time and guarantee the delivery in December 2017!

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    Handmade Chakra Lighters

    Glam up your altar with our HANDMADE CHAKRA LIGHTERS, decorated with excess material from the sets and costumes of the book. These beauties make it so much more fun to light your incense or sage! Check out the photos in the bottom of this page.
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    ANGELUS Chapter 6 download

    THANK YOU for your support of our magical project. For your contribution, an exclusive preview of Chapter Six: 6th Chakra Studies, depicting three heart-warming yoga sequences + an insightful creative exercise as a digital PDF to ignite your at-home practice.

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    The book

    Upon completion, the experiential chakra workbook, ANGELUS will be on its way to you on 100% FSC-approved paper and bound to lie flat next to your yoga mat.
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    Signed book

    Thank you, thank you. We're thrilled to send your SIGNED copy of ANGELUS, including YOUR NAME published on a special gratitude page in the book!
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    The book x 2

    Give yourself the gift of ANGELUS and inspire your best friend with an extra copy!
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    Signed book + House of Yoga subscription

    Please enjoy a full year of refined online practice with Erica, including other world-renowned teachers at TheHouseofYoga.com. This includes your signed copy of ANGELUS, including YOUR NAME published on a special gratitude page in the book!
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    Ten books for your yoga school or shop

    Receive ten copies of ANGELUS at wholesale price. This reward is good for boutique studios who want to sell the books in-store or for Teacher Training Programs looking to use the book for inspirational study. Of course you're also welcome to claim this perk if you just LOVE our book!
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    Artwork from your favorite chakra

    Choose your favorite image, artwork or spread from the book and receive a high-quality print in the mail. (28x28inches) or (711x711mm)
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    Signed book + private Reiki with Erica

    The world needs healing. No matter where you live, magic can unfold in your home. It is my privilege to offer you 3 intimate and focused hours of private Reiki sessions via Skype.
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    For those who are new to Reiki, it is a personal clearing and powerful spiritual experience that is done in silence. Together we find a deep state of relaxation where the effect is immediate and lasting.
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    In addition, your signed copy of ANGELUS, including your name published on a special gratitude page in the book!

    Plus our signature Chapter Six: 6th Chakra Studies, depicting three heart-warming yoga sequences + an insightful creative exercise, as a downloadable PDF to ignite your at-home practice, as early as April 2017.

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    3-hour workshop with Erica + Roos

    It is our privilege to design and teach one 3-hour workshop at your studio; together we will arrange an offering that will best serve your community. Special fun for studio owners; you may sell this as a workshop for your community.
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    Plus our signature Chapter Six: 6th Chakra Studies, depicting three heart warming yoga sequences + an insightful creative exercise, as a digital PDF to ignite your at-home practice, as early as April 2017.

    Please note if you live outside of Hawaii or the Netherlands, travel costs and housing are not included. Having said that, it is also possible to claim this perk pre-recorded or via Skype.

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