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!