USA Yoga wholeheartedly supports the LGBTQ+ community. Athletes are permitted to compete according to their gender identification, which they may indicate when registering as a USA Yoga member and when registering for specific competitions. All athletes must adhere to the costume guidelines for the category in which they are competing. USA Yoga respectfully requests that the athlete declare a gender category in which they choose to compete. In a given year, an athlete must remain in the same category.
Welcome to USA Yoga
Yoga Asana competitions originated in India hundreds of years ago and are still being conducted there today as a means to inspire yoga practice.
With your support, you bring this spirit of healthy competition to the United States, where, according to the most recent study by Yoga Journal and Yoga Alliance, more than 36 million people practice yoga in the US today.
As a donor, athlete, coach, judge or sponsor, you inspire practitioners of all ages to improve their practice. Your gifts and membership brings newcomers to the practice of yoga and the sport of Yoga Asana.
USA Yoga’s mission is to promote the practice of yoga as a means to improve the physical health and mental well-being of people of all ages and fitness levels, and to advance yoga asana as a sport.
With your participation as a donor, an athlete, judge, coach, audience member or sponsor, you advance yoga as a sport. Your gifts and membership create educational and outreach programs, regional and national yoga championships, and scholarships to yogis. Your participation provides athletes the opportunity to demonstrate competitive excellence and to inspire others to participate and advance in their own practice.