About this project
MyYogaPro is an an online yoga program that combines 16 in-depth yoga video courses with a cool way to track your progress, earn rewards for your achievements and interact with other yogis on your journey. MyYogaPro puts YOU in control of your practice, wherever your are.
This is the story of a yoga teacher (Erin) and a lifestyle entrepreneur (Andreas), who realized that practicing yoga at home can be so much more than just watching boring videos.
In early 2013 Erin developed an online yoga video series to motivate people from around the world to do yoga for 30 days straight. Never had we expected that within a few months over 20,000 yoga enthusiasts would sign up for the 30 Day Yoga Challenge on the daily yoga blog DoYouYoga.com. We received thousands of emails and comments from people asking us for more. So we decided to create something bigger...something huge. The idea for MyYogaPro was born.
During months of research, development and planning, we have created MyYogaPro to be a super easy to use, all-inclusive online yoga program that will inspire your practice like nothing you've seen before.
MyYogaPro was developed with three goals in mind: Create an amazing yoga experience, make it rewarding, and make it social. Based on these principles we developed 16 targeted yoga courses that each contain between 5 and 30 classes. All in all, MyYogaPro comes with over 200 yoga classes. Since motivation is key in reaching your goals, you will earn a reward badge with every course that you complete. With every badge you earn, you collect points and level up. Kind of like in a video game! Your personal dashboard will help you keep track of your achievements and progress... just watch your progress bar advance as you complete your courses. MyYogaPro lets you connect with your friends or other yogis from around the world. You can share your badges, chat with your yoga buddies and do your courses together. Whether you're a beginner or have been practicing or years, MyYogaPro will keep you busy and learning for months, maybe even years.
MyYogaPro comes with a directory of over 200 yoga classes, video how-tos, sequences and poses at your fingertips. Each full yoga class comes with additional video tutorials that show you how certain poses are done or explain background information. Want to study Triangle pose in more depth? Click! There's a video for that.
Your yoga practice is based on 16 in-depth courses that are organized in 4 segments: Strong, Slow & Steady, Restore and Lifestyle. Each course consists of between 5 and 30 online yoga classes and has a specific goal. Whether you are looking to strengthen your core or become more flexible. There's a yoga course for everything. Pick your course, set your personal level and start practicing!
MyYogaPro lets you easily keep track of your progress. Watch your personal progress bar advance as you complete all the classes of a course. You will always know exactly how far you’ve come, when you will complete your current course and what your next yoga classes are.
MyYogaPro keeps you motivated with a cool system that lets you earn points, level up and even win badges while you practice. Finished all the classes of the „Getting Bendy“ course? Wohoo! You just earned the „Flexmaster“ badge. Depending on your level, we'll even recommend the right courses and difficulty levels, if you like. You'll always know how far you've come! And celebrating those little (and big) success moments with a shiny badge or new level is gonna make you feel oh so gooood!
MyYogaPro lets you connect and practice with yogis from all around the world. You'll get to share your newly earned badges, post status updates and chat and discuss with your buddies. Of course you can also choose to be entirely invisible, but that's no fun.
MyYogaPro allows you to practice on 3 different levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Expert. Each course will be available on all three levels. Completed all courses in beginner mode? Well, maybe it’s time to take it to the next level!
We understand you have a busy schedule and might sometimes need a reminder for your next yoga class. Well, we have a solution for that. MyYogaPro comes with full email integration, which means that we’ll send you an email when it’s time for your next class.
Remember the amazing morning yoga video with Briohny Smyth? The makers of the video, more specifically Sanford Livingston and dstllry music, have joined us to create a yoga soundtrack that will put you in the perfect mood for your practice.
With MyYogaPro, you get full access to your yoga practice from any laptop, desktop, iPhone, iPad or Android device. As long as you have access to the internet, you can literally practice anytime and anywhere.
Pledge $5 or more and get a massive thank you karma boost from us. You're not only a beautiful person, your name will also appear on the eternal wall of cool karma on MyYogaPro.com including a link to your homepage!
Remember the amazing morning yoga video with Briohny Smyth? The makers of the video, more specifically Sanford Livingston and dstllry music, have joined us to create an exclusive yoga music compilation for MyYogaPro. Pledge $15 and get the full compilation (8 track) as digital download. By the way, dstllry is part of the MyYogaPro team and will create the entire music experience of the platform!
Pledge $55 and get 1 lifetime access pass for MyYogaPro.
Frankly. this is still an incredible deal. You save a handsome $45 (i.e. 45%) off the expected sales price. On top of that, you get full lifetime access to all 16 courses, which is only available on Kickstarter. Regular access passes will be limited to 12 months. Again, you don't only save 45 bucks, you also get a lifetime pass which will NOT be available ever outside of Kickstarter.
Pledge $75 and get 2 lifetime access passes for MyYogaPro.
Get your friend on board too and save a hefty $120 off the expected sales price (you pay less than $38 per access pass)! This is the ultimate buddy pass that gives you and a person of your choice full access to all 16 courses. Boost your motivation, earn your badges and level up together. On top of that, you get lifetime access, which is only available on Kickstarter. Regular access passes will be limited to 12 months.
Pledge $100 and get 3 lifetime access pass for MyYogaPro.
Get the whole gang on board! This is the best deal you'll ever get. You pay less than $34 per access pass with this cool buddy package (save $130 off the expected sales price). Get full access to all 16 courses for you and two friends. Do yoga with your buddies and grow your practice together. And don't forget, you get full lifetime access, which is only available on Kickstarter. Regular access passes will be limited to 12 months.
There's also a FIVE WARRIORS pass. Claim it here >
Are you a company or organization? Do you share our love for yoga and healthy living? Let's join forces and get you on board for an exclusive sponsorship of MyYogaPro. Before your pledge, shoot us an email to email@example.com to discuss details, so we can make sure we're on the same page!
If you have pledged at least $45, there are two cool addons you can get by simply adding $5 (YOGA JAMS), $10 (EARLY BETA ACCESS) or $15 (both) to your pledge. Head over to this page to increase your pledge.
YOGA JAMS: Get the official MyYogaPro soundtrack produced by Dstllry Project as a digital download (8 tracks).
EARLY BETA ACCESS: Get early access to the beta version of MyYogaPro, weeks before we go live. Please note that "beta" means that the platform is still under construction. However, there will be yoga videos available at this stage.
Example: If you pledged $55 for the One Warrior pass, simply increase your pledge to $65 to get early beta access or $70 to get beta access and the yoga jams. Click here to increase your pledge.
*** Stretch goal reached ***
We've spend the past three weeks gathering feedback and ideas from all of our awesome backers. Based on that feedback we created a set of features to make MyYogaPro even more awesome!
We're adding the following features at the $120,000 mark!
*Please note: All of these features are optional and can be turned off*
MyYogaPro timeline: MyYogaPro is really turning into a full social network for yogis. All your status updates, new badges, comments, updates and posts now appear in your personal timeline (similar to the Facebook activity stream). Login to MyYogaPro and instantly see what the network is up to. View all public updates and connect with new people or just view your personal network. Comment, like and post just like on other social networks.
Your personal blog: You will have a personal blog/journal attached to your MyYogaPro profile. Share your thoughts with your yoga buddies or just keep a personal yoga journal.
Global yogi directory: Look for and connect with yogis in your town. Find new buddies and meet yogis when you're traveling. You'll be able to search the yogi directory by location.
Public & private groups: Join and create local or themed groups, discuss with fellow group members and connect with like-minded yogis. You can also create public or private groups and use them to connect with your friends, discuss your practice or plan your next yoga course.
Share your yoga videos & photos: Just like on Facebook you'll be able to post your videos and photos publicly or privately. Get feedback on your videos and photos from other yogis or just have fun posting all sorts of stuff.
Fully integrated forums: We're adding full featured forums to MyYogaPro. Start new discussions, search for existing topics and leave your comments and answers. This will be the ultimate discussion hub about all things yoga!
Unlock secret classes: Well, this says it all. We are hiding secret classes that you can unlock along the way.
Comments & likes: You'll be able to comment on everything. Be it yoga classes, courses or status updates. And of course you can also "like" all the good stuff out there to show your appreciation.
And they have websites too: Kasimir Zierl, Adrien Edwards, Anna Coventry, Anthony Kurtz, Amir Payman, Bjorn Troch, Philipp Schall, Sanford Livingston, Sebastian Canaves, Conni Biesalski, MyYogaPro Ambassadors
Where We Are
Thanks to an amazing team of supporters and advisors, we've come very far with developing the MyYogaPro platform and designing the courses.
The MyYogaPro technology is almost completely ready and the course material has been finalized. What's missing now is the video material.
Where The Money Goes
Making a project like this possible doesn't only require lot's of great people who put in their ideas and work, it also costs money. In fact, creating 200 HD yoga videos is a VERY costly matter. If we want to make MyYogaPro available for you, we'll need to produce crystal clear and fun to watch yoga videos. On top of that, we will have to invest a large sum of money in filming hardware, location rental, clothing, yoga equipment and technical aspects such as web servers, video streaming bandwidth and hosting. All of this adds up to quite a sum. And that's why we need your support.
Since most of the technical aspects have already been taken care of, we'll be able to deliver MyYogaPro within a few months. Here's a breakdown...
We can't make MyYogaPro come to life without YOU! If you want to be part of the home yoga revolution, then there are two things you can do to help us make MyYogaPro possible...
1) Back this project with a pledge that works for you.
2) Tell your friends to do the same (click here to spread the word)
We'd be absolutely stoked if you joined us on this fun and exciting journey!
Risks and challenges
We have an awesome team of seasoned developers, yoga teachers, videographers and business people working to make MyYogaPro come to life. Still, we’re not done yet. While the technical framework and online platform are almost entirely developed, we still need to produce the video content. Our biggest challenge is funding: we need to meet our Kickstarter goal to film 200 video yoga classes, edit them and make them available on MyYogaPro for you. If you don't help us meet our goal, we won't be able to make MyYogaPro happen.
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