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Liberate Mental Fitness Studio

Virtual mental fitness community to strengthen collective well-being

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Project Description

Grant Recipient

 

The Problem
Stress

COVID-19 has exposed a mental health crisis. Over 50% of people feel stressed and anxious on a daily basis, and 1 in 3 people feel lonely on a regular basis. Majority of these people report not knowing how to solve this problem - there is a gap for accessible resources to support mental wellbeing. The existing options: 
1. Physical fitness focused studios that feel unapproachable and physical body focused
2. At home workouts that prioritize physical fitness and lack meaningful community connection
3. Meditation apps that lack accountability and community

The Solution
Meditating and Journaling

We created the first mental fitness studio! Liberate focuses on proactive mental fitness through a proven Method. We lead approachable and accessible virtual classes with built-in accountability. Participants in our programs report on average feeling 42% stronger across five skills of presence, courage, gratitude, pride, and resilience. Most importantly, we prioritize community with meaningful human interaction.

Every human is invited to join us - all you need is a body and an open mind.

How It Works
Group Class

Our 30 and 60 minute classes are held over Zoom, and practice a flow of movement, journaling, conversation, and meditation to empower participants to proactively strengthen wellbeing and become their best selves. Just like a physical fitness workout, there are challenging moments and participants leave feeling stronger and better for it.

Every class flows around a mindful theme that represents a skill to strengthen: presence, courage, gratitude, pride, and resilience.

Your Investment
Funds

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, the time of year where mental health is most talked about and explored on an individual and team level. In our industry, we have to be part of the conversation in May in order to build awareness and be seen as a leader in the mental fitness space. With your support we can reach hundreds of thousands of people and spread the movement of mental fitness, becoming a meaningful resource of proactive wellness for all human beings.

 

Our Founder
Founder

Liv is an Upstate New Yorker turned West Coaster with a background in digital marketing, fitness, and “better for you” start-ups. As employee #1 at a promising start-up in a new city, she felt overwhelmed and alone with life experiences. As a last resort, she turned to mindfulness practices like yoga and meditation to strengthen my mental well-being and to her surprise, they actually worked! This ultimately led her to become a certified meditation and mindfulness teacher and discover her purpose to strengthen collective mental health.

While leading digital marketing at a start-up, Liv spent one year building the business plan for Liberate and decided to launch the mental fitness studio virtually when COVID-19 hit in 2020. Since then Liv has been featured in Forbes, Nasdaq, Business Insider, and more as a leading expert on mindfulness and mental fitness. 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who is Liberate for?
Our classes and community are for every human being. All you need is your body and an open mind to join us. All fitness levels are welcome and no prior experience required.

What does a class look like?
We lead our classes over Zoom where you have the option to turn your camera on so we can see each other’s beautiful faces! Our 60-minute class starts with an intention setting before moving into 10 minutes of yoga, 10 minutes of journaling and conversation, and closes with a grounding meditation.

Where can I take a class?
Right now, all classes are held virtually so you can join from anywhere! We offer in-person classes in LA as COVID restrictions allow.

How long is a Liberate class?
Classes range from 30 to 60 minutes long. 

What should I wear to class?
We recommend wear comfortable clothes or activewear for our 60 minute classes, as they include 10 minutes of light yoga, so you’ll want to feel supported in that movement. For a Gentle Flow or Express class we focus on seated stretching so all apparel works!

What do I need to bring to class?
You’ll want a yoga mat or large towel for the movement portion of class. If you' don’t have either, space for movement works! Please bring a pen and paper, and have Spotify handy if you’d like to listen to music throughout class. Most importantly bring your open mind!

Can I purchase a membership?
Yes! We encourage you to grab a membership here to build on your practice. Just like physical fitness, the more you exercise your mental well-being the stronger you become.

Do you lead private classes?
Heck yes we do! We lead private classes for birthdays, reunions, hangouts, and everything in between. Plus, we’ll customize the theme and music for your session to make sure it’s perfect for your crew. 

 

Emma Buckhout
04/30/2021
Liberate Light
$25
t_holland
04/30/2021
Liberate Member
$120
Ash DePass
04/30/2021
Liberate Explorer
$60
Ciara O'Sullivan
04/30/2021
Liberate Explorer
$60
Kelsey D
04/28/2021
Liberate Light
$20
04/28/2021
Liberate Member
$120
Katherine Najera
04/27/2021
Liberate Light
$20
Alex Verbeck
04/26/2021
Liberate Member
$120
TYLER KENLY
04/26/2021
Monetary Contribution
$100
Jon
04/26/2021
Monetary Contribution
$250
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

25 Supporters
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20.00 USD
Liberate Light

Receive a Liberate class and one month access to our On Demand Library of Liberate Method classes, meditations, and workshops. From 10 minute meditations to 60 minute classes, you can practice mindfulness whenever it fits in your schedule!

32 Supporters
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60.00 USD
Liberate Explorer

Commit to positive change with a supportive community through a Liberate course which includes five Liberate Method classes available live and on demand, plus meditations (value: $200).

37 Left
13 Supporters
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120.00 USD
Liberate Member

Liberate Merch Bundle (T-shirt, stickers, journal, and tumbler) + three month membership (value: $375)

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20 Supporters
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500.00 USD
Liberate Insider

2 private Liberate Method classes for you and your friends/family (value: $1,000)

0 Supporters
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1,000.00 USD
Liberate Angel

As a thank you for supporting our purpose of strengthening collective mental fitness, we will add your name to a dedicated page on liberatestudio.com

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2 Supporters
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2,000.00 USD
Liberate Founding Team

4 private Liberate Method classes for you and your friends/family (value: $2,000), Liberate Merch Bundle, and mention on the dedicated team page on liberatestudio.com.

0 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

25 Supporters
Select this reward
20.00 USD
Liberate Light

Receive a Liberate class and one month access to our On Demand Library of Liberate Method classes, meditations, and workshops. From 10 minute meditations to 60 minute classes, you can practice mindfulness whenever it fits in your schedule!

32 Supporters
Select this reward
60.00 USD
Liberate Explorer

Commit to positive change with a supportive community through a Liberate course which includes five Liberate Method classes available live and on demand, plus meditations (value: $200).

37 Left
13 Supporters
Select this reward
120.00 USD
Liberate Member

Liberate Merch Bundle (T-shirt, stickers, journal, and tumbler) + three month membership (value: $375)

30 Left
20 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Liberate Insider

2 private Liberate Method classes for you and your friends/family (value: $1,000)

0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Liberate Angel

As a thank you for supporting our purpose of strengthening collective mental fitness, we will add your name to a dedicated page on liberatestudio.com

98 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
2,000.00 USD
Liberate Founding Team

4 private Liberate Method classes for you and your friends/family (value: $2,000), Liberate Merch Bundle, and mention on the dedicated team page on liberatestudio.com.

0 Supporters
Select this reward