Jason Rupaka, Inventor, Founder & CEO

I’ve never been known for my flexibility.

But back in 2019, I started getting tired – really tired. Tired of having to roll off the couch to get up. And tired of not getting enough sleep because I was constantly stiff or achy. (sound familiar?)

It was at that point that I knew something had to change.

I started reading up on yoga, and while I thought it might help, the thought of stepping foot into a yoga studio with my “stiff as a board” body was a little intimidating!

Knowing I had to do something, I got up the courage and started with a few beginner classes. I could feel it helping and was really enjoying the process, but was finding that I needed a little extra help getting into and holding those deeper poses. I felt like I could push my body further and take my flexibility to the next level if only I had the right tools.

I couldn’t find anything on the market that would help me achieve me goals, so I created something that would – and that’s how the Butterfly Board was born.

Thinking back to the pegged boards I remember seeing in my middle school gym class, I wondered what would happen if I placed a yoga mat on top of the board to create a specialized stretching device. The objective was to use the dowels to deepen the stretches and provide assistance in stabilizing some of yoga’s more challenging poses and exercises.

Several prototypes later, and we had a product that worked! When I began using the Butterfly Board regularly, my flexibility and mobility improved – as did my overall yoga practice (I’m also happy to report that I no longer need to roll off the couch!)

If you are interested in feeling better, increasing your flexibility or want to take your yoga practice to the next level, the Butterfly Board is for you. I welcome you to join me on this new, exciting chapter. Please let me know what you think of the Butterfly Boards and how your journey is progressing. I would love to hear your feedback.