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

    • 6 Aug 2021
    • 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • 8 Aug 2021
    • 6:00 PM (CDT)
    • Galt House Hotel, Louisville, KY

    USA Yoga Nationals will take place in Louisville, Kentucky, August 6-8, 2021 at the Galt House Hotel.

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    Parking is available on site in our attached, covered garage for all registered guests.  The current rate is $22.00 per vehicle per night for self-parking, $32.00 per vehicle per night for valet parking.  


    Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) is 6.3 miles (15 minute drive) from the Galt House Hotel.  Transportation from the airport is convenient utilizing taxis, Uber, Lyft or Rideshare Shuttle.  Visit for more information. 


    50+ Athletes Semi-Finals - Friday 2:00 pm Start

    18-49 Male Athletes Semi-Finals - Saturday 10:15 am Start

    18-49 Female Semi-Finals - Saturday 1:30 pm Start

    Youth Athletes Finals - Sunday 10:00 am Start

    50+ Male Finals - Sunday 11:25 am Start

    Adult 50+ Female Finals - Sunday 1:30 pm Start

    Male Finals - Sunday 2:55 pm Start

    Female Finals - Sunday 4:15 pm Start

    Closing Ceremony & Awards - Sunday 5:45 pm

    • 6 Aug 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Galt House, Louisville, KY

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 6 - 6:30 pm Eastern

    26+2 C OMPETITORS CLASS WITH Q&A with Suzanne Elliott

    Get ready for a weekend of competition with Suzanne Elliott, athlete ambassador for USA Yoga. Suzanne will lead a 75 minute 26+2 Plus Yoga Sport class. This workshop will lead students through a 26+2 series with optional advanced USA Yoga postures, leaving time for a Q&A to help athletes mindfully prepare for the competition. With her years of coaching athletes and champions, judging USA Yoga competitions, and teaching yoga, Suzanne is an excellent resource to help athletes safely warm up and prepare their minds and bodies for competition. Suzanne Elliott has been a regional, national and international competitive yoga coach and judge every year since the beginning of USA Yoga. Each year she has coached many athletes including several state, national and international champions. Suzanne has a background in physical education, skill drills, competitive cheer coaching, and counseling, which has made her a sought after coach and judge for all the final details to be physically and mentally prepared. 

    The cost is $50/person, Register Online Here.

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