Shut Up & Yoga is creating a funny & visual digital magazine about yoga
15

patrons

$70
per month
Who are we?

Founded by Anastasia Buterina and Ksenia Sapunkova, Shut Up & Yoga is an independent digital magazine and collective of yoga teachers, writers, and illustrators. 
Our members live in Toronto, New York, Vancouver, San Francisco, Moscow, Johannesburg, Perth, Paris, Calgary and Whistler.

We take a humorous approach to dissecting popular ideas on health, yoga, and self-development. We write about yoga injuries, functional movement, the business of yoga, realities of being a yoga teacher science and  history of yoga, modern yoga myths, mental health, power abuse,  boundaries, and many other important topics. We create unique guides on yoga in different cities and honest reviews of yoga studios across the world. 

Shut Up & Yoga has had a great start and we've developed an enthusiastic readership. Over the last 8 months, SU&Y became a full-time job for the founder (Anastasia), as well as a part-time job for a few key team members, including our art-director Ksenia. We know two things now:

  1. We want Shut Up & Yoga to go on for a long time. We have dedicated readers, and we have literally hundreds of topics in our brainstorming document that we're planning to cover (and thousands of funny illustrations to draw...).
  2. We need to make Shut Up & Yoga sustainable for this to work. We're excited to partner with Patreon to kickstart our donation process. The way Patreon works is a reader can donate whatever they want per month and the donation is recurring each month after that. So anything, from $1/month up, is hugely helpful to the cause.

What We'll Use the Money For:


Our initial goal is $ 5,000/month. This money plus the store income will be enough to keep Shut Up & Yoga going. Here's the breakdown of SU&Y costs:

  • Writers and illustrators' compensation (we currently have 30+ freelance writers and 5 fantastic illustrators);
  • Part-time editor;
  • Hosting;
  • Mailchimp;
  • Facebook post "boosts"; 
  • Us (founder & art-director) - we need to eat things, wear things and drink a good amount of fairtrade coffee while we brainstorm, write, edit and draw. 
We are beyond grateful for any support you can offer if you decide to, and thanks for being a reader!

- Anastasia



Tiers
Inner Circle
$2 or more per month 9 patrons
You're on board! Hooray! Get the insiders' only email with early updates and other exciting news. 
Warrior
$5 or more per month 1 patron
You're a wonderful human being, and we want you to know that! Your pledge will add up to a very meaningful amount over the course of a year.


  • Get a unique 5% discount code for all our merch created by 5 talented illustrators exclusively for Shut Up &
    Yoga (notebooks, art prints, laptop sleeves, phone cases, bags, t-shirts... the list goes on)
  • Get our "inner circle" email updates;
Activist
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
You are our hero. Pledging $10 or more a month puts you in hero territory. We all have a handful of monthly $10 costs, and we seriously appreciate you carving out one of yours for us.


  • Contribute to our exclusive brainstorming document where we put our ideas and vote what articles we should work on next;
  • Get a unique 10% discount code for all our merch  created by 5 talented illustrators exclusively for Shut Up &  Yoga (notebooks, art prints, laptop sleeves, phone cases, bags, t-shirts... the list goes on)
  • Get our "inner circle" email updates;
Spiritual
$25 or more per month 1 patron
We don't know who you are, but we are huge fans of yours.


  • Get wallpapers with our illustrations for your smartphone, tablet or different monitor sizes;
  • Contribute to our exclusive brainstorming document where we put our ideas and vote what articles we should work on next;
  • Get our "inner circle" email updates;
  • Get a unique 10% discount code for all our merch (notebooks, art prints, laptop sleeves, phone cases, bags, t-shirts... the list goes on)


Athlete
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Who are you?! We'd like to meet you! Just know that somewhere out there, we're drowning in an uncomfortable amount of gratitude.


  • Get a special mention on our About page;
  • Get priority on your suggestions in the brainstorming document.
  • Contribute to our exclusive brainstorming document where we put our ideas and vote what articles we should work on next;
  • Get a unique 15% discount code for all our merch  created by 5 talented illustrators exclusively for Shut Up &  Yoga (notebooks, art prints, laptop sleeves, phone cases, bags, t-shirts... the list goes on)
  • Get wallpapers with our illustrations for your smartphone, tablet or different monitor sizes;
  • Get our "inner circle" email updates.
Goals
$70 of $5,000 per month
Any funding we raise on Patreon is hugely helpful, but this is the goal that would allow us to keep Shut Up & Yoga going for a long time. See the text in 'About' for more details and breakdown of our costs. 


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Who are we?

Founded by Anastasia Buterina and Ksenia Sapunkova, Shut Up & Yoga is an independent digital magazine and collective of yoga teachers, writers, and illustrators. 
Our members live in Toronto, New York, Vancouver, San Francisco, Moscow, Johannesburg, Perth, Paris, Calgary and Whistler.

We take a humorous approach to dissecting popular ideas on health, yoga, and self-development. We write about yoga injuries, functional movement, the business of yoga, realities of being a yoga teacher science and  history of yoga, modern yoga myths, mental health, power abuse,  boundaries, and many other important topics. We create unique guides on yoga in different cities and honest reviews of yoga studios across the world. 

Shut Up & Yoga has had a great start and we've developed an enthusiastic readership. Over the last 8 months, SU&Y became a full-time job for the founder (Anastasia), as well as a part-time job for a few key team members, including our art-director Ksenia. We know two things now:

  1. We want Shut Up & Yoga to go on for a long time. We have dedicated readers, and we have literally hundreds of topics in our brainstorming document that we're planning to cover (and thousands of funny illustrations to draw...).
  2. We need to make Shut Up & Yoga sustainable for this to work. We're excited to partner with Patreon to kickstart our donation process. The way Patreon works is a reader can donate whatever they want per month and the donation is recurring each month after that. So anything, from $1/month up, is hugely helpful to the cause.

What We'll Use the Money For:


Our initial goal is $ 5,000/month. This money plus the store income will be enough to keep Shut Up & Yoga going. Here's the breakdown of SU&Y costs:

  • Writers and illustrators' compensation (we currently have 30+ freelance writers and 5 fantastic illustrators);
  • Part-time editor;
  • Hosting;
  • Mailchimp;
  • Facebook post "boosts"; 
  • Us (founder & art-director) - we need to eat things, wear things and drink a good amount of fairtrade coffee while we brainstorm, write, edit and draw. 
We are beyond grateful for any support you can offer if you decide to, and thanks for being a reader!

- Anastasia



Recent posts by Shut Up & Yoga

Tiers
Inner Circle
$2 or more per month 9 patrons
You're on board! Hooray! Get the insiders' only email with early updates and other exciting news. 
Warrior
$5 or more per month 1 patron
You're a wonderful human being, and we want you to know that! Your pledge will add up to a very meaningful amount over the course of a year.


  • Get a unique 5% discount code for all our merch created by 5 talented illustrators exclusively for Shut Up &
    Yoga (notebooks, art prints, laptop sleeves, phone cases, bags, t-shirts... the list goes on)
  • Get our "inner circle" email updates;
Activist
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
You are our hero. Pledging $10 or more a month puts you in hero territory. We all have a handful of monthly $10 costs, and we seriously appreciate you carving out one of yours for us.


  • Contribute to our exclusive brainstorming document where we put our ideas and vote what articles we should work on next;
  • Get a unique 10% discount code for all our merch  created by 5 talented illustrators exclusively for Shut Up &  Yoga (notebooks, art prints, laptop sleeves, phone cases, bags, t-shirts... the list goes on)
  • Get our "inner circle" email updates;
Spiritual
$25 or more per month 1 patron
We don't know who you are, but we are huge fans of yours.


  • Get wallpapers with our illustrations for your smartphone, tablet or different monitor sizes;
  • Contribute to our exclusive brainstorming document where we put our ideas and vote what articles we should work on next;
  • Get our "inner circle" email updates;
  • Get a unique 10% discount code for all our merch (notebooks, art prints, laptop sleeves, phone cases, bags, t-shirts... the list goes on)


Athlete
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Who are you?! We'd like to meet you! Just know that somewhere out there, we're drowning in an uncomfortable amount of gratitude.


  • Get a special mention on our About page;
  • Get priority on your suggestions in the brainstorming document.
  • Contribute to our exclusive brainstorming document where we put our ideas and vote what articles we should work on next;
  • Get a unique 15% discount code for all our merch  created by 5 talented illustrators exclusively for Shut Up &  Yoga (notebooks, art prints, laptop sleeves, phone cases, bags, t-shirts... the list goes on)
  • Get wallpapers with our illustrations for your smartphone, tablet or different monitor sizes;
  • Get our "inner circle" email updates.