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Simplify & support your yoga practice with this combination yoga block and water bottle.
Simplify & support your yoga practice with this combination yoga block and water bottle.
148 backers pledged $10,002 to help bring this project to life.

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Ujjaya Balance Bottle (Yoga Block + Water Bottle)

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What is a prototype?

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Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

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The Ujjaya Balance Bottle lets you keep your water bottle & yoga block handy with less hassle and more ease.
The Ujjaya Balance Bottle lets you keep your water bottle & yoga block handy with less hassle and more ease.
This is a photo of the real product, in foam. (Video was filmed with a 3D-printed, painted model.)
This is a photo of the real product, in foam. (Video was filmed with a 3D-printed, painted model.)

Yoga Block Meets Water Bottle

Now you can keep your water bottle & yoga block handy with less hassle and more ease.
Now you can keep your water bottle & yoga block handy with less hassle and more ease.

Yoga is Supposed to Be Peaceful, Right? 

 Have you ever . . .  

  • Come to class with just enough time to unroll your mat and jump in? 
  • Gotten to class and found there were no yoga blocks left? 
  • Set up your mat and just not felt like getting back up again to get a block?

What's the big deal? It's the little things.

The Patent-Pending UjjayaTM Balance BottleTM lets you:  

  • Bring less gear to class   
  • Keep your space more serene 
  •  Avoid using blocks with O.Y.S. (Other Yogis’ Sweat)

Benefits of the Ujjaya Balance Bottle:  

  • You can take it with you on vacation 
  • Yoga is a part of your lifestyle, so should your props 
  • Yoga blending into your life 
  • No more knocking over noisy water bottles
  •  Arrive at class just on time – no worries about grabbing or returning a studio block

Wish there was a nice way to carry it? Introducing the Signature Tote!

Ujjaya Signature Tote
Ujjaya Signature Tote

The Ujjaya Signature Tote sets you and your hands free. Carry your Balance Bottle by itself, or even bring your yoga mat. With convenient outer pockets and an inner zippered pocket for your phone / wallet / keys, you can bring everything you need to class in one easy lift. Plus, you can use the Signature Tote as an everyday bag too! With an adjustable strap, wear it over your shoulder or cross-body. Bag is constructed from durable cotton canvas with a cotton liner.

What Color is Your Yogi Bag? Signature Tote comes in two color options, for now. 

Starting with two color options: Navy and Black. We may add more colors & fashions later. If you choose a reward with bag, you'll get a follow up email to choose your color. 

The Ujjaya Balance Bottle in Action

Triangle or shivasana, the Balance Bottle is ready by your side.
Triangle or shivasana, the Balance Bottle is ready by your side.
Every backer will receive an electronic copy of the Ujjaya Self-Care guide. Reward shipping costs vary by reward and by country.
Every backer will receive an electronic copy of the Ujjaya Self-Care guide. Reward shipping costs vary by reward and by country.

But is the bottle removable to use on its own? You know it.  

What is this thing made of?

Design renderings of the Ujjaya Balance Bottle
Design renderings of the Ujjaya Balance Bottle

The Ujjaya Balance Bottle consists of:

  • Insulated double-wall stainless steel water bottle made from high-quality 18/8 type 304 stainless steel.
  • Water bottle cap is polypropylene plastic (PP) inner with stainless steel outer and silicone sealing gasket
  • Block is EVA foam (yoga block material)

The Ujjaya Balance Bottle goes where you go

Balance Bottle also works as a portable meditation seat
Balance Bottle also works as a portable meditation seat

Dimensions

The Ujjaya Balance Bottle offers stability & support in three dimensions
The Ujjaya Balance Bottle offers stability & support in three dimensions

Design Process

We have worked with our talented friends at AKA Imagine on the design and engineering for the Ujjaya Bottle Block. From the start, we knew that it had to perform awesomely as a water bottle AND as a yoga block. You can see in the "Prototype Gallery" some of the concepts we tried out early on as well as some of our prototypes. We appreciate all of the feedback that we received along the way and we are proud of how the design evolved. AKA Imagine is a product design and engineering consultancy with expertise in healthy living products.

Design & engineering CAD renderings
Design & engineering CAD renderings
Looks Like, Works Like Prototype
Looks Like, Works Like Prototype

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Timeline  

We have built in some time for the unexpected and hope to beat this timeline:

Gratitude

Kickstarter backers know better than anyone that it takes a village to bring a product to life. We’d like to publicly thank the following folks:  

  • AKA Imagine (our creative and talented design & engineering team) - www.akaimagine.com
  • ClearSketch (our incredible video team) – www.clearsketch.com 
  • DJ Drez (inspiring musician, kind enough to grant us permission to play his amazing song Nectar Drop in our Kickstarter video. www.djdrez.com/)
  • Ashley Richer Photography – www.instagram.com/ashleyricherphotography/
  • riChard Graumann (Chard), Head of Chard Grau Creative (Sr. graphic, textile, interior) - www.chardgraucreative.com
  • Honoring our teachers & inspiration from the yoga, personal growth, and business communities: Mitchel Bleier, Tracy Bleier, Donna Jackson, Kia Miller, Carrie-Anne Moss, Dan Millman, Amy Jo Martin, Tim Ferriss, Guy Raz
  • Our mentors, fellow entrepreneurs, and business folk who have been kind enough to share their time, experience, and wisdom with The Kickstarter community
  • Our family and friends, for your support and encouragement 

* In the video we used the name Banda Bottle but due to trademark considerations we have changed the name to Balance BottleTM. Our apologies for any confusion.

Risks and challenges

Every project comes with risks and challenges. We have tried to plan conservatively for the unexpected so that we can deliver on time or early.

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    Ujjaya Self-Care Guide

    For every pledge of $5 or more, we will send you an electronic copy of our Ujjaya Self-Care Guide. We believe that when we take better care of ourselves, we have more to give to others. Backers at every level will receive this guide, chock full of ideas for taking better care of self to create a kinder world.

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    Ujjaya Stainless Steel Water Bottle

    We bring our water bottles everywhere. This one is double wall insulated and the narrow grip feels great in your hand. Will keep your cold cold and your hot hot. 350mL / 12 ounces. Bottle is approximately 9.25" x 2.5" x 2.5".

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    Ujjaya Balance Bottle - Early Backer

    Thank you, early backer. The Balance Bottle will retail at $35.

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    Ujjaya Balance Bottle

    Thank you for supporting our campaign. You will be one of the first people in the world to have an Ujjaya Balance Bottle, and as a backer you will play an important role in bringing this invention to the world.

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    Ujjaya Signature Tote

    You will be one of the first people in the world to have an Ujjaya Signature Tote! Made from cotton duck canvas, fully lined with cotton liner. Three roomy pockets on the outside of the bag perfect for your sunglasses, phone, and more. Interior zippered pocket for valuables. No hassle adjustable strap lets you use over the shoulder or cross-body. Dimensions are 16 inches tall x 14 inches wide by 5 inches deep. Accomodates the Balance Bottle and your yoga mat, or use as a day bag or purse. How versatile!

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    Two Balance Bottles

    One for you, and one for a friend. Or perhaps a gift for your favorite yoga teacher.

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    Balance Bottle & Tote- Early Backer

    Thank you, early backer. The Ujjaya Balance Bottle will retail at $35 and the Ujjaya Tote will retail at $50.

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    Ujjaya Balance Bottle and Ujjaya Tote

    Thank you for supporting our campaign. You will be one of the first people in the world to have an Ujjaya Balance Bottle and Ujjaya Tote! And, as a backer, you will play an important role in bringing our products to the world.

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    Two Balance Bottles + Two Ujjaya Totes

    A set for you and a set for a dear friend.

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Funding period

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