USA Yoga is a non-profit organization committed to developing and promoting Yoga Asana (yoga postures) as a sport.

Yoga Asana competitions originated in India hundreds of years ago and are still being conducted there today. USA Yoga is now bringing 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. USA Yoga believes that the sport of Yoga Asana will inspire many of these practitioners to improve their practices and encourage many newcomers to take up the practice of yoga and the sport of Yoga Asana.

USA Yoga is developing educational programs, rules and regulations so that the necessary competitive skills can be understood and mastered by competitors, coaches, judges, administrators and yoga studio operators. Successful competitors will need to achieve mastery of physical strength, stamina, balance, flexibility, breath and concentration. Today, USA Yoga sponsors annual regional Yoga Asana competitions as well as a national competition held in late winter of each year. These competitions are open to competitors from any yoga school or style and all are encouraged to participate. To borrow an ancient phrase, ‘the paths are many, the sport is one.’

Your participation as an athlete, coach, judge, audience member or donor inspires others to practice yoga. With your involvement, you show that Yoga Asana is beneficial for the physical and mental health of all practitioners - children, teens, adults and seniors. You know that Yoga Asana will encourage existing practitioners to sharpen their skills through training, dedication, and devotion to the sport, and will inspire new practitioners to begin a practice which leads to a healthier and happier life. Thank you!

USA Yoga is the exclusive body recognized in the US as the US member federation of the International Yoga Sports Federation.

Upcoming events

    • 3 Feb 2021
    • (MST)
    • 20 Apr 2021
    • (MDT)
    • Virtual

    2021 USA YOGA VIRTUAL REGIONALS

    The Online Virtual Regionals are exclusively for members of USA Yoga.
    Please renew your membership or become a member today.

    Virtual Regionals Submission Form

    Please review video submission requirements here before submitting!

    Cost: $75

    Members please login to access the form and competition details

    Virtual Regionals Competition Submission Deadlines:

    Adult Women 18-49: March 15, 2021

    All Other Groups: April 20, 2021

    Registration Cost: $75

    • 6 Mar 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (PST)
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    SATURDAY MARCH 6 - 12:00 pm Eastern/9:00 am Pacific (California)  

    Judges Clinic 

    Date: Saturday, January 9, 2021; 12p ET; 9a PT. 

    This workshop is free for all USA Yoga Members, though pre-registration is required. If you haven't renewed your membership yet, Renew Here The Judges Certification Exam costs $30 and the link will be available Sunday, March 7, from 10:00 am-10:00 pm EST; the test limit is 45 minutes.

    As a part of our judges clinic series, Ky Ha is returning to teach a workshop looking at advanced postures as well as timing deductions. This workshop will look at common advanced postures on stage while breaking down how athletes can receive time deductions. This workshop is free for all members, and is the first step for those who would like to become certified USA Yoga judges.

    Ky was the International Yoga Champion representing the United States in 2007. Since then, he has used his experience as an athlete, a teacher, and a practitioner to coach multiple international champions: Almania Columbia (2016, 2018); Gloria Suen (2012, 2014); and Dev Kapil (2009). Ky is the director of Progressive Hatha Yoga.

    • 11 Mar 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (PST)
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    THURSDAY, MARCH 11 - 7:00 pm Eastern/4:00 Pm Pacific (California)  

    Judges Clinic 

    Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021; 7p ET; 5p PT.   Champions series: Yoga Sports drill with Dev Kapil 

    This workshop is free for all USA Yoga Members, though pre-registration is required. 

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1-208-951-2141
Address: P.O. Box 2133, Boise, Idaho 83701

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