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.

See our letter of support from B. K. S. Iyengar here.

Upcoming events

    • 12 Sep 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 29 Sep 2020
    • (MDT)
    • Virtual

    2020 USA YOGA VIRTUAL COMPETITION FINALS
    MEMBER VOTING

    The top six competitors from each division in the Virtual Competition Video Round will move on to the finals.

    The finals for each division will be held weekends of September 12 (youth), September 19 (50+), and September 26 (adult).

    The finals will be judged through audience participation - members of USA Yoga will have approximately 3 days to vote (until midnight Eastern of the following Tuesday).

    Each vote will include scores on a scale of 1-10 for the following criteria: precision, fluidity, difficulty, originality, and overall. The videos will be made available at 10 am Eastern of the specified day. The final routines will each be 5-minutes (max) that are choreographed by the competitors themselves. These routines can be less structured and may include music. The final scores will be announced the Wednesday following the close of the judging period.

    Member Voting will be available from Saturday-Tuesday on the schedule  posted above for each athlete group.

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    • 27 Sep 2020
    • 12:00 AM (MDT)
    • 29 Sep 2020
    • 10:00 PM (MDT)
    • Virtual


    2020 USA YOGA VIRTUAL COMPETITION FINALS
    Men and Women 18-49
    MEMBER VOTING

    The top six competitors from each division in the Virtual Competition Video Round will move on to the finals.

    The finals for the 18-49 Division will be held  the weekend of September 26, with Member Voting opening at 10:00 am EST on Sunday, September 27, and closing at Midnight Eastern on Tuesday, September 29 - members of USA Yoga will have approximately 3 days to vote.

    Each vote will include scores on a scale of 1-10 for the following criteria: precision, fluidity, difficulty, originality, and overall. The videos will be made available at 10 am Eastern of the specified day. The final routines will each be 5-minutes (max) that are choreographed by the competitors themselves. These routines can be less structured and may include music. The final scores will be announced the Wednesday following the close of the judging period.

    Facebook Streaming for the 18-49 Division - USA Yoga will host a live Watch Party to view competitors' final videos on our USA Yoga Facebook page - open to everybody! 

    When: Sunday, September 27, 7:00 pm EST

    Plan to watch with your friends and cheer on our competitors!

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    Results 2020 Virtual Competition

    • 6 Oct 2020
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)

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