Here’s the new part: You may compete in one, two or all five qualifying events, as you polish your routine toward achieving a National Championship invitation (set for the New Jersey/Philadelphia area in 2023). You must attend at least one.
In the meantime, consider taking advantage of an upcoming optional opportunity to get a judges’ score and head judge feedback on your 2023 routine.
The 2023 season posture guidelines and rules (click here) are up and have minor changes from last year. Please review them as you prepare.
OPTIONAL Judge Feedback Video
Submit by December 31. Open to all USA Yoga members.
You now have an option to submit a video of your routine to be scored by a panel of judges. Add a fifteen-minute session with Technical Head Judge Ky Ha to get tips. Your feedback session will be scheduled with you prior to the first live event.
Optional Judge Feedback Video is $25 for judges’ score; $50 also includes a fifteen-minute one-on-one review with Ky.
Regional Qualifier Events (In person or Virtual)
This year five Regional Qualifier events are open to you. That’s right! You can enter one or more in-person events around the country.
If traveling is not possible for you, there is one Online Virtual Qualifier.
2023 In-Person Regional Qualifiers
February 11, Texas
March 4, California
- PURE Yoga, Austin, TX.
- Hosts: Jeff & Mardy Chen
- Athlete Registration by 1/21 (Posture changes by 2/4)
March 18, New Jersey
- Bikram Yoga San Jose, San Jose, CA.
- Host: Michelle Vennard
- Athlete Registration by 2/11 (Posture changes by 2/25)
April 15, Florida
- Hot Yoga Robbinsville, NJ.
- Hosts:Tim Mizerak & Ian Johnson
- Athlete Registration by 3/4 (Posture changes by 3/18)
- H.O.T. Yoga on the Island, Merritt Island, FL.
- Hosts: Joe & Suzanne Elliott
- Athlete Registration by 3/25 (Posture changes by 4/8)
2023 Live Online Virtual QualifierMay 6, Virtual Zoom
- Athlete Registration by 4/15 (Posture changes by 4/29)
**First, second and third place athletes from each division at each event will be invited to Nationals. First place for each state will be determined after all events are held, and will also earn a spot in Nationals. Remaining invites will be based on the running scores from the season. For repeats in the top three places, the invitation will pass to the score next in line. USA Yoga reserves the right to set a minimum score for invitation.
2023 Nationals Competition
More Details coming [very] soon! (set for the New Jersey/Philadelphia area in late July or first week of August, 2023)