Briohny Smyth on PIVOT Yoga

December 18, 2018

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 18, 2018--PIVOT Yoga, the groundbreaking yoga instructional system that enables yogis to get in-the-home feedback from teachers, announced today that Briohny Smyth has agreed to develop instructional content on the PIVOT Yoga platform.

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Renowned yoga teacher Briohny Smyth is developing unique online classes with PIVOT Yoga. Now yogis wearing PIVOT Yoga wear will be able to get Smyth’s feedback on their poses anytime they wish. (Photo: Business Wire)

PIVOT Yoga consists of the world’s smartest yoga wear, a mobile app, and unique online classes in which a teacher’s expertise is directly embedded into the class. Smyth has agreed to develop a series of classes with PIVOT, and yogis wearing PIVOT Yoga clothes will be able to get Smyth’s feedback delivered anytime they wish and customized for each yogi and posture.

“Briohny is truly one of the pioneers in bringing yoga to a wider audience,” said Joe Chamdani, CEO & Co-Founder of TuringSense, intelligent wearables pioneer and developer of PIVOT Yoga. “She’s an extraordinary teacher and we couldn’t be more excited for her to be reaching out through our unique platform.”

About Briohny Smyth

With over 10 years of experience building yoga teacher trainings, online content, festivals and retreats, Briohny Smyth is internationally acclaimed as a leader in the global wellness community. After initiating a worldwide discussion around yoga with over 12 million views of her Equinox videos, Briohny continues to focus on sharing with her large social media following her insights around wellness, parenting and entrepreneurship. Briohny’s dedication to yoga as a practice shines through in her signature classes, which blend an invigorating flow with eye-opening alignment instruction. In building body and mind, her favorite moments are in seeing people find and blend their true values into practice.

“Yoga is an incredibly beneficial practice that has such a positive impact on the body and mind. Up until now, it’s been hard for practitioners to enjoy its full benefits online – there’s always the question: ‘am I doing this right?’” said Smyth. “Which is why I’m excited to be partnering with PIVOT. Students will be able to reap all the benefits of a yoga class at home, without worrying.”

How PIVOT Yoga Works

A PIVOT Yoga user will simply put on the clothes, open the mobile app, and choose an online class to stream. After completing a short calibration routine, the user then begins the yoga sequence. As soon as the instructor appears on screen, PIVOT Yoga will digitally insert a live avatar of the yogi’s body into the video, allowing practicing side by side with one’s favorite teacher. The yogi has complete voice control over playback of the video, including the ability to pause it while adjusting a pose. Plus—and this is also a worldwide first—the yogi can get into the pose and ask the teacher, “How’s this look?” The teacher, in their own voice, will then respond, in an automatic but completely customized way, and make a specific, down-to-the-inch suggestion to the yogi about how to improve the pose. View a video here.

Technical Firsts

PIVOT Yoga’s platform, three years in the making, features patented technology with several industry firsts and unique features:

Live Avatar Display Inside an Online Class Video. On PIVOT only, a yogi can effectively practice alongside the teacher, without leaving home or having a private lesson. Data capture from the yogi’s body is updated at 50 Hz (50 times a second) for a lifelike, accurate avatar presentation. Motion AI: “How’s This Look?” With PIVOT technology each teacher can have a completely different point of view about a yogi’s pose, so each class experience is unique. When a yogi asks a teacher inside a PIVOT online class, “How’s this look?” the answer will differ depending on the teacher leading the class and will be customized to that yogi’s body position at that moment. Teachers can also incorporate variations and modifications, allowing for different body types and flexibility levels. Body-Controlled Operation. Without leaving a pose, yogis can control their experience using voice input and double-taps on particular areas of the body. 720-Degree Views. Because PIVOT technology is based on digital motion capture, PIVOT can display all sides of a pose to a yogi, instantly. Quick Setup. PIVOT technology incorporates new ways to do digital motion capture without using some of the balkier components of standard motion sensors. The result is a radical improvement in ease of use and “put-on-and-go” setup. Million-Dollar Accuracy. PIVOT technology has been tested against multimillion-dollar Hollywood motion capture systems and its accuracy is comparable yet costs thousands of times less.

PIVOT Yoga Pricing & Availability

PIVOT Yoga is now available for pre-order to residents of the U.S. and Canada. The garments are available for a special pre-order price of $99 for BOTH the Top and the Pants, half the cost of high-end yoga clothes using similar fabrics. There is a content subscription charge of $19/month, which will not be charged until the clothes are shipped. The free mobile app can be downloaded from the App Store and will be available on iPhones 6 or later running at least iOS v11. (An Android version is expected later.)

The PIVOT Yoga Shirt & Pant are available online for pre-order now.

About PIVOT Yoga

PIVOT Yoga, the world’s smartest yoga wear and online instruction, offers the first way for yogis to perfect their practice and get a teacher’s feedback anytime from the comfort of their home. PIVOT Yoga is the first consumer product developed by TuringSense, a pioneer in intelligent wearables technology. Revolutionizing instruction for all kinds of human movement activities, the company’s line of PIVOT-branded consumer products uses patented technology to enable consumers to learn skills and track progress. TuringSense is venture-backed and based in Santa Clara, CA, the heart of Silicon Valley. For more information, visit http://www.pivot.yoga/.

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