YogaTrail, the Social Network that’s Just for Yoga, is Crowdfunding a New Mobile App on Indiegogo

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The mobile app seeks to make communication between yogis and yoga instructors easier than ever

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We wanted to create a way to simplify the yoga class planning process and give yogis a way to easily communicate with each other, their instructors, and studios. YogaTrail is the ultimate online networking service for yogis.

YogaTrail is a free online platform where yoga practitioners connect with their yoga providers and with their own, personal yoga world. In 2014, over 1 million people found their yoga on the website, and the success of the platform is now overwhelming the creators. For this reason, Team YogaTrail is reaching out to the crowd to raise funding for their new and improved mobile app (for both iOS and Android), and to make much-needed platform improvements. YogaTrail is now live on Indiegogo with a funding goal of $50,000.

Their mobile app promises to solve a ubiquitous problem for yoga practitioners- namely, how to keep track of the classes and schedules of their preferred yoga teachers and studios. By bringing multiple schedules into one consolidated calendar, the app will make it very simple for a yogi to plan their own yoga schedule by seeing all of their options. The app will also provide instant notifications about class cancellations or schedule changes. With over 100,000 yoga providers and 15,000 yoga events in YogaTrail’s database, it will also be the largest “yoga finder”-type mobile app on the market.

Similar to the website, the YogaTrail mobile app will be entirely free for all yogis and yoga providers. Independent teachers and studios can fully participate in the database, in stark contrast to other existing yoga directory apps that only include paying clients. Another notable difference is that the YogaTrail app will provide dense coverage not only in the major U.S. yoga hubs, but in thousands of smaller towns and regions in over one hundred countries throughout the world.

“As passionate yogis ourselves, we got tired of sifting through countless studio websites and Facebook pages to figure out when and where our next yoga class could happen,” said Alex Klein, co-founder of YogaTrail. “We wanted to create a way to simplify the yoga class planning process and give yogis a way to easily communicate with each other, their instructors, and studios. YogaTrail is the ultimate online networking service for yogis.”

Perks available through the YogaTrail Indiegogo campaign range from small, handmade Mala beads and custom Sure Design t-shirts to exclusive yoga teacher training courses and exotic yoga retreats around the world. These perks range from $5 contributions to $3,000, offering perks for all wallet sizes.

YogaTrail is also offering a unique referral program for aspiring yoga teachers, who are invited to crowdfund their yoga teacher training as part of the YogaTrail campaign. Backers who sign up for teacher training are eligible to receive 50 percent cash back when they get their friends and family to contribute to the campaign, and can earn back part or even all of the costs of their training course. In addition, a general referral incentive that is open to all rewards everyone with 20 percent cash back on any contributions from their referrals.

YogaTrail is now live on Indiegogo. To learn more, visit the campaign page at http://asan.as/Indiegogo.

ABOUT YOGATRAIL

YogaTrail is the World’s Network where yogis from all walks of life can find and follow their yoga, stay up to date with classes and events, and connect with their own personal yoga world as well as the greater yoga community. To learn more, please visit http://www.yogatrail.com/.

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