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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. 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

    • 19 Jul 2024
    • 10:00 AM (PDT)
    • 21 Jul 2024
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • 8110 Aero Dr., San Diego, California, 92123
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    USA Yoga National Yoga Asana Championship

    San Diego July 19th-21st

    The Championship is by invitation only to athletes who qualified during the 2023-24 season starting last September.

    Tickets are free for most State Games of America events. Athletes who march in the Opening Ceremonies parade get into the event for free. Bring family and friends! If you cannot be there, the event will be live-streamed on USA Yoga's YouTube channel.

    The event will be held at the conference center at Four Points Sheraton Diego, 4 miles from the University of San Diego main campus. Book your room early! DISCOUNT ROOM BLOCK GOOD THROUGH JUNE 3rd.  Athlete rates are available at several hotels, including the Four Points Sheraton.

    Locations throughout the city will host 18,000 athletes this July for the biennial State Games of America.  State Games begins on the 17th and there will be an athlete parade on Friday evening.


    The State Games of America is an Olympic-style event featuring competition between State Games medal winners (gold, silver, bronze) from across the nation. There are currently 30 states conducting or organizing statewide sports festivals known as State Games. 

    The State Games of America have been conducted biennially since 1999, with host cities including:

    St. Louis (1999, 2001)
    Hartford (2003)
    Colorado Springs (2005, 2007, 2009)
    San Diego (2011)
    Hershey-Harrisburg, PA (2013)
    Lincoln, NE (2015)
    Grand Rapids, MI (2017)
    Lynchburg, VA (2019) and 
    Ames, IA (2021)

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(801) 648-YOGA (9642)

Address: 487 State Street #2, Portsmouth, NH 03801

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