Motive Yoga Co.

A yoga community on a mission to expand our capacity for good!

BREE
Health + Science
$5,505
pledged of $15,000 goal
45
Backers
38
Days Left
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Project Ends on December 28, 2018

Project Description

All humans want to feel good. And yet, too often we leave our health and happiness up to chance.

A year ago, Motive, set out on a mission to address this problem. Why? Because when we feel good, we're more likely to do good. 

Feel good, do good. 

We wholeheartedly believe in the benefits of yoga— it empowers us, positions us to step more fully into our lives, equips us with tools to realize our immense capacity, and to surmount being a victim. This feels good! 

But, what we didn't know then that we know now is that community plays a huge role in our quest for health and happiness. The degree to which we can connect and support one another makes all the difference.

When Motive opened its doors, into the quiet, intimate space of our Seattle studio we drew a collection of humans eager to relate to one another. In a world full of transactions, anonymity, and noise, Motive was the anthesis. Our students craved a place where they felt known, seen and understood. Student by student we created a community, empowered by yoga, to feel and do good. 

For Phil, Motive has provided a safe place to refuel so he can maximize his roles as a father and professional. 

For Lora, Motive is a laboratory where she experiments with movement and mindfulness to feed her need to play.

As we watched our small little studio in the heart of bustling Seattle fill a deep and soulful need we realized something special was taking shape.

And now, a year later, we know who we are. We are a community that thrives on building relationships as much as we do yoga. As teachers, this means we witness our students and teach to exactly "where they are". As students, we aren't afraid to ask questions. Together, we create a dialog that moves beyond the mat. This is our biggest win— seeing each other and relating through the practice of yoga. 

Motive is crowdfunding because, like many small businesses, we're at a tipping point.  In order to sustain this work going forward, we need to expand our community. With your support, we will be able to hire a marketing guru who can help us share our work with a broader audience and develop the necessary measures to serve more people.

Thank you for choosing to support us! In turn, you will feel good, you will fuel our collective capacity to do good, and share in the power of a common endeavor.

May this "good" grow like wildfire! 

Updates

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: I love the $100 class pass option but I don't live in Seattle or the Methow Valley. How can I support you? 

A: You can gift your classes to a friend who lives in either place or contribute at the $50 level twice. After all, who doesn't want two beanies!?!

Q: I would really like to support at the $500 or $1000 levels. Can I still get a private session or my personal yoga plan even if I don't live close to the studio? 

A: Yes, both of these can be conducted over Skype, Facetime or other virtual platforms.  Don't let distance hold you back from getting what you need!

Q: Is my contribution to Motive's campaign tax deductible? 

A: Motive is not a charitable organization 501(c)(3) so the IRS considers your support as a personal gift NOT a tax deduction.  

 

 

 

Teresa Castner
10/22/2018
Free Class Pass for You & a Friend
$100
Caitlin Mac
10/18/2018
Motive Beanie
$50
Patrick
10/13/2018
Better Posture, Better Life Download
$25
10/12/2018
Private Lesson + Yoga Mat Strap
$500
10/12/2018
Monetary Contribution
$100
patricia steelman
10/10/2018
Monetary Contribution
$10
Brooke Sullivan
10/09/2018
Monetary Contribution
$30
Maren
10/08/2018
Better Posture, Better Life Download
$25
10/08/2018
Monetary Contribution
$20
10/07/2018
Monetary Contribution
$100
Monetary Contribution

Your gift without the expectation of anything in return is humbling.  Thank you for your goodwill and trust in our work!

12 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Handwritten Note-Of-Kindness

There’s nothing like opening an unexpected handwritten note sent in the mail. It’s rare and it’s special. For supporting us with $10 we’ll send an anonymous handwritten note-of-kindness to a recipient of your choosing.

2 Supporters
Select this reward
$25
Better Posture, Better Life Download

Good posture has massive life benefits so we’ve created a power-packed, yoga-inspired, downloadable guide for supporting us at $25! We’ll send it direct to your email inbox. 

4 Supporters
Select this reward
$35
Smudge Stick + Matchbook

Our handmade smudge stick made from Washington harvested sage, and palo santo— a holy wood from South America with scents of pine, mint, and lemon.  The perfect aromatherapy for for your meditation practice. 

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$50
Motive Beanie

This is a super soft lifestyle beanie with a branded Motive hemtag. You can flip the fold and wear it slouchie, too! Colors available are Heather Navy, Cargo Green or Maroon. Specify your preference and we'll do our best to honor it. 

15 Supporters
Select this reward
$75
Beanie + Keychain + Smudgestick

Our sweet little swag pack— a super soft beanie with a Motive hemtag (let us know your color of choice), a custom keychain complete with your initials and a handmade smudgestick with Washington harvested sage and palo santo. 

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$100
Free Class Pass for You & a Friend

Sharing is caring! For supporting this campaign at $100 we’ll set you up with a free class pass for you and a friend in our boutique Seattle studio or our remote Mazama location.

4 Supporters
Select this reward
$250
The Equipped Yogi

This is a full package of all the things you need to support your practice - a wool Pendleton meditation cushion and leather yoga mat strap custom made by Cecelia Stitch, a handmade smudgestick with Washington harvested sage and a soft Motive beanie (let us know your preferred color). 

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$500
Private Lesson + Yoga Mat Strap

Our core expertise is making yoga relevant for you. If you support us with $500 you’ll receive the best of what we offer— a 90 minute private lesson with Motive’s founder, Bree Dillon. Choose to schedule this at our boutique studio in Seattle, virtually, in your home, or on site at one of our retreats. This session includes a consultation to identify what you want and need most, movement, breathing and mindfulness practices to get you to where you want to be and tools to integrate them into your life after the session.  Our friends at Ceclia Stitch have custom-made a yoga mat strap just for our campaign! Each one is handmade with veggie dyed leather so it’s good for the earth, too!

5 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
Personal Yoga Plan + Meditation Cushion

Your support at this level is huge and we want to reward you deeply! You’ll work directly with Bree to identify a yoga practice that is congruent with you. We’ll start with a 30min in-person or virtual consultation. Bree will then create 3 lesson plans that will include movement and mindfulness practices specific to your physical and mental goals and yours to keep forever! You’ll reconvene for a 90minute private yoga session to review and practice your plans with Bree’s guidance and insight. To top it off, our friends at Cecelia Stitch have made a 20”x 20” Pendleton meditation cushion to support your new yoga plan. Get ready, get set, practice!

0 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Your gift without the expectation of anything in return is humbling.  Thank you for your goodwill and trust in our work!

12 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Handwritten Note-Of-Kindness

There’s nothing like opening an unexpected handwritten note sent in the mail. It’s rare and it’s special. For supporting us with $10 we’ll send an anonymous handwritten note-of-kindness to a recipient of your choosing.

2 Supporters
Select this reward
$25
Better Posture, Better Life Download

Good posture has massive life benefits so we’ve created a power-packed, yoga-inspired, downloadable guide for supporting us at $25! We’ll send it direct to your email inbox. 

4 Supporters
Select this reward
$35
Smudge Stick + Matchbook

Our handmade smudge stick made from Washington harvested sage, and palo santo— a holy wood from South America with scents of pine, mint, and lemon.  The perfect aromatherapy for for your meditation practice. 

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$50
Motive Beanie

This is a super soft lifestyle beanie with a branded Motive hemtag. You can flip the fold and wear it slouchie, too! Colors available are Heather Navy, Cargo Green or Maroon. Specify your preference and we'll do our best to honor it. 

15 Supporters
Select this reward
$75
Beanie + Keychain + Smudgestick

Our sweet little swag pack— a super soft beanie with a Motive hemtag (let us know your color of choice), a custom keychain complete with your initials and a handmade smudgestick with Washington harvested sage and palo santo. 

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$100
Free Class Pass for You & a Friend

Sharing is caring! For supporting this campaign at $100 we’ll set you up with a free class pass for you and a friend in our boutique Seattle studio or our remote Mazama location.

4 Supporters
Select this reward
$250
The Equipped Yogi

This is a full package of all the things you need to support your practice - a wool Pendleton meditation cushion and leather yoga mat strap custom made by Cecelia Stitch, a handmade smudgestick with Washington harvested sage and a soft Motive beanie (let us know your preferred color). 

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$500
Private Lesson + Yoga Mat Strap

Our core expertise is making yoga relevant for you. If you support us with $500 you’ll receive the best of what we offer— a 90 minute private lesson with Motive’s founder, Bree Dillon. Choose to schedule this at our boutique studio in Seattle, virtually, in your home, or on site at one of our retreats. This session includes a consultation to identify what you want and need most, movement, breathing and mindfulness practices to get you to where you want to be and tools to integrate them into your life after the session.  Our friends at Ceclia Stitch have custom-made a yoga mat strap just for our campaign! Each one is handmade with veggie dyed leather so it’s good for the earth, too!

5 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
Personal Yoga Plan + Meditation Cushion

Your support at this level is huge and we want to reward you deeply! You’ll work directly with Bree to identify a yoga practice that is congruent with you. We’ll start with a 30min in-person or virtual consultation. Bree will then create 3 lesson plans that will include movement and mindfulness practices specific to your physical and mental goals and yours to keep forever! You’ll reconvene for a 90minute private yoga session to review and practice your plans with Bree’s guidance and insight. To top it off, our friends at Cecelia Stitch have made a 20”x 20” Pendleton meditation cushion to support your new yoga plan. Get ready, get set, practice!

0 Supporters
Select this reward