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Yogi approved & eco-friendly.  Every purchase helps support an independent yogi & artist.
Yogi approved & eco-friendly.  Every purchase helps support an independent yogi & artist.
114 backers pledged $12,715 to help bring this project to life.

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Sankalpa Yoga Community

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Hello Yogis! Thank you so much for supporting this awesome project! More than just a yoga mat or product company, Sankalpa Yoga's mission is to support independent yoga teachers and to connect people through yoga.  Each product and every design represents an independent yoga teacher, and both the artist who created the design, and the yoga teacher, will receive a royalty for every product sold bearing their design. 

We're offering beautiful eco-friendly yoga mats complete with unique and personalized designs that represent independent yoga teachers.  Yoga mats are boring.  They all look the same and lack uniqueness, creativity and individuality. 

We've created a company offering top of the line quality, eco friendly yoga mats with beautiful designs. 

Our yoga mat is created from all natural rubber with a polyester based lining that is conducive to having beautiful designs printed on the surface.  Tapped from rubber trees, natural rubber is a renewable and sustainable resource that also performs better than its alternatives, like PVC.  

Each product will feature a unique design, specially created to represent an independent yoga teacher.  Both the artist who created the design, and the yoga teacher will receive a royalty for every product sold bearing their design. 

Once the project closes, you will be able to select which design you'd like featured on your product. You can choose from the below, as well as additional options that are currently being created by artists all over the world.

Our Mission

Sankalpa Yoga exists to support independent yoga teachers and connect people through yoga.  The ancient yogic tradition is brimming with wisdom and insight that has tremendous power to improve lives and make the world a better place. We've created an international platform to support & empower those who spend their lives sharing the gift of yoga.  Every purchase made at Sankalpa Yoga helps support an independent yoga teacher.  

Testimonials

Blanca Aviles | Chicago, IL
Blanca Aviles | Chicago, IL

"I think this is a really great way to support teachers and I think there needs to be more companies with this sort of mission"

"What I wanted for my yoga mat and what I really wanted to offer was something that would motivate people even more to get on their mat"

Alexia Bauer | Chicago, IL
Alexia Bauer | Chicago, IL

"I like the idea of supporting the community - both artists and yoga teachers – and I think this does that and I love the people behind the business"

"My design was created by Ben Brown who is an amazing artist that lives in Australia. Josh & Elyse thought he would be a good match for me and my mat because I’ve always been attracted to skulls and skeletons and he does a really good job of that"


Kirk Warner | Chicago, IL
Kirk Warner | Chicago, IL

"Sankalpa Yoga Community reminds me of the good old days back in snowboarding when people who were friends started companies just to help out other people. I see a lot of similarities and it makes me feel really good"

"If my design can spark some sort of ambition to hit their mat six days a week, that’s all that really matters"

Rewards

$25+ - One Sankalpa Yoga Graphic Designed i-Phone Case bearing the design of your choice. Our i-Phone case is constructed as a one-piece, impact resistant, flexible plastic hard case. Simply snap the case onto your phone for solid protection and direct access to all device features. Free shipping to USA.

$30+ - One Sankalpa Yoga Graphic Designed T-shirt bearing the design of your choice. Free shipping to USA.

$55+ - 1 10" x 26" Framed Art Print bearing the design of your choice. Designs printed on high quality gloss finish paper with archival quality Epson K3 inks. Custom trimmed with a 1" border for framing. Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free, thick fine art paper (250 gsm, 15 millimeter thickness). Poly based frame made from recycled materials. Free shipping to USA.

$80+ - 1 12" x 32" Framed Art Print bearing the design of your choice. Designs printed on high quality gloss finish paper with archival quality Epson K3 inks. Custom trimmed with a 1" border for framing. Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free, thick fine art paper (250 gsm, 15 millimeter thickness). Poly based frame made from recycled materials. Free shipping to USA.

$95+ -SANKALPA/MOKSHA EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL - One exclusive all natural rubber, eco-friendly Sankalpa YOGA MAT bearing the design of a Moksha Yoga Teacher PLUS ONE FREE CLASS OF YOUR CHOICE AT MOKSHA YOGA CENTER (www.mokshayoga.com). Founders Josh & Elyse earned their teacher training certificates at Moksha Yoga so it holds a special place in their heart. This offer is exclusive for designs featuring Moksha Yoga teachers. See FAQ for information on which designs and teachers are included in this deal. Yoga mats are 24"x72" with 5mm thickness. Free shipping to USA.

$95+ -EARLY BIRD SPECIAL FIRST 25 ORDERS - One exclusive all natural rubber, eco-friendly Sankalpa YOGA MAT bearing the design of your choice. 24"x72" with 5mm thickness. Free shipping to USA.

$105+ -One exclusive all natural rubber, eco-friendly Sankalpa YOGA MAT bearing the design of your choice. 24"x72" with 5mm thickness. Free shipping to USA.

$200+ -Two exclusive all natural rubber, eco-friendly Sankalpa YOGA MATS bearing the design(s) of your choice. Free shipping to USA.

$475+ - STUDIO PACK (5) - Five Exclusive all natural rubber, eco-friendly Sankalpa YOGA MATS bearing the design(s) of your choice. Free shipping to USA.

$750+ -CUSTOM DESIGN AND SPECIAL LINE OF SANKALPA YOGA PRODUCTS CREATED TO REPRESENT A YOGI OF YOUR CHOICE - We will create a design and full line of Sankalpa Yoga products to represent a yogi that you nominate. We will also send you one exclusive all natural rubber, eco-friendly Sankalpa YOGA MAT bearing your newly created design. 24"x72" with 5mm thickness. Free shipping to USA

$900+ -OM SHANTI SHAKTI PACK (10) - Ten exclusive all natural rubber, eco-friendly Sankalpa YOGA MATS bearing the design(s) of your choice. Free shipping to USA.

$2125+ - SUPER KARMA PACK (25) - Twenty-five exclusive all natural rubber, eco-friendly Sankalpa YOGA MATS bearing the design(s) of your choice. Free shipping to USA.

$4,000+ -SANKALPA SHIVA SAVER (50) - Fifty exclusive all natural rubber, eco-friendly Sankalpa YOGA MATS bearing the design(s) of your choice. Free shipping to USA.

FAQ?

Q: When will  I select the design for my yoga mat(s)?

A: Following the end of the project (December 19th, 11:59pm CST), backers will be contacted to confirm design and color choices.

Q: Where can I see the designs I'll be able to pick from for my product?

A: Our storyboard above lists all currently available designs.  Each design will be available for a yoga mat, iPhone case, framed wall art print, and shirt.  We also have new designs being created right now from artists around the world.  You will be able to select from whichever designs are available by the time our project closes. 

Q: Can I select different designs for each mat if I order a package with more than one mat?

A: Yes, you can select a different design for every single mat in your order.

Q: Do I add the shipping fee to the pledge amount or is that charged later?

A: We offer Free Shipping to the USA.  For international orders, please add the shipping fee to your pledge total.  If you did not do so, click the "Back this Project" button again and it should take you to a screen where you can edit your original pledge amount to include the cost of shipping.  The cost for international shipping is listed for each reward.  

Q: What is the size of the yoga mat?

A: 24" x 72" x 5 mm width 

Q: What is the yoga mat made of?

A: Our yoga mats are made from the highest quality, eco-friendly all natural rubber featuring a polyester based lining that is optimal for performance and printing beautiful designs on the surface.

Q: How do I clean the mat?

A: Gently scrub with warm water and mild soap

Q: Which designs are included in the SANKALPA/MOKSHA EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL?

A: The following designs are currently included in this special: Balance, Cosmos, Sky Sandhi, Check Out Your Mind, Lotus Moon, Behind the Unusual Opening, Lotus Feet, Mipham's Horse, and Sólsetur.  Any other designs that represent a Moksha yoga teacher or artist coming out between before the project ends will also be available with this deal. 

Thank you for your support. Please visit us at www.sankalpayogacommunity.com and join the Sankalpa Yoga global community on www.sankalpayogacommunity.com.  

Risks and challenges

Marketing and Sales - We're a new company that people haven't heard of. How will we gain exposure and traction? The quality of our product is top of the line and people will talk about it. Also, all of the amazing yoga teachers and artists who stand behind our brand lend authenticity to the product and brand.

Paying for Inventory - Our yoga mats are high quality, which costs more money. Paying for the inventory is expensive. We'll make sure our model is profitable enough to help fund future rounds of inventory, but we may also need to seek some additional capital. Also, once we're up and running, we'll be more attractive candidates to receive a larger and more favorable loan from the bank, and we'll also likely be more open to investment opportunities.

Continuing to build the Sankalpa Yoga Teacher and Artist Communities: The yoga teachers and artists behind our products make Sankalpa Yoga what it is, and we exist to support them. How will we continue to onboard top quality teachers and artists? First and foremost we need to maintain our authenticity & integrity. We believe strongly in yoga and the Sankalpa Yoga mission, and will stay true to the brand, the ethics behind it, and selling top quality products that yoga teachers and artists will be excited to get support. Our model is designed to be mutually beneficial for yoga teachers, artists, and Sankalpa Yoga, so we think onboarding additional artists and yoga teachers will happen naturally.

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    One Sankalpa Yoga Graphic Designed i-Phone 5/5s, 6 or 6 Plus case bearing the design of your choice.
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    One Sankalpa Yoga Graphic Designed organic t-shirt bearing the design of your choice. Free shipping to USA.

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    1 10" x 26" Framed Art Print bearing the design of your choice. Designs printed on high quality gloss finish paper with archival quality Epson K3 inks. Custom trimmed with a 1" border for framing. Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free, thick fine art paper (250 gsm, 15 millimeter thickness). Poly based frame made from recycled materials. Free shipping to USA.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL FIRST 25 ORDERS - One exclusive all natural rubber, eco-friendly Sankalpa YOGA MAT bearing the design of your choice. 24"x72" with 5mm thickness. Free shipping to USA.

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    SANKALPA/MOKSHA EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL - One exclusive all natural rubber, eco-friendly Sankalpa YOGA MAT bearing the design of a Moksha Yoga Teacher PLUS ONE FREE CLASS OF YOUR CHOICE AT MOKSHA YOGA CENTER (www.mokshayoga.com).

    Founders Josh & Elyse earned their teacher training certificates at Moksha Yoga so it holds a special place in their heart. This offer is exclusive for designs featuring Moksha Yoga teachers. See FAQ for information on which designs and teachers are included in this deal.

    Yoga mats are 24"x72" with 5mm thickness. Free shipping to USA.

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    One exclusive all natural rubber, eco-friendly Sankalpa YOGA MAT bearing the design of your choice. 24"x72" with 5mm thickness. Free shipping to USA.

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    Two exclusive all natural rubber, eco-friendly Sankalpa YOGA MATS bearing the design(s) of your choice. Free shipping to USA.

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    STUDIO PACK (5) - Five Exclusive all natural rubber, eco-friendly Sankalpa YOGA MATS bearing the design(s) of your choice. Free shipping to USA.

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    OM SHANTI SHAKTI PACK (10) - Ten exclusive all natural rubber, eco-friendly Sankalpa YOGA MATS bearing the design(s) of your choice. Free shipping to USA.

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    SUPER KARMA PACK (25) - Twenty-five exclusive all natural rubber, eco-friendly Sankalpa YOGA MATS bearing the design(s) of your choice. Free shipping to USA.

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    SANKALPA SHIVA SAVER (50) - Fifty exclusive all natural rubber, eco-friendly Sankalpa YOGA MATS bearing the design(s) of your choice. Free shipping to USA.

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