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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

    • 12 Apr 2024
    • 14 Apr 2024
    • 1:30 PM
    • Hot Yoga Chicago, 4945 North Damen Ave., Chicago, Il, 60625
    • 36
    Register

    USA Yoga 2024 Open National Qualifier

    Open to Athletes from any state 

    International Athletes Welcome*

    Hot Yoga Chicago, Chicago, IL

    Host: Cat Koo 

    Registration to compete is open; workshop registration will open in February 2024.

    COMPETITON WEEKEND SCHEDULE

    Friday, April 12th Public Classes and Routine Review

    Pre-Event Yoga Classes

    Athletes are welcome to attend regularly scheduled classes with special pricing. You MUST pre-register. Hot Yoga Chicago is at maximum capacity on weekends. 

    For USA Yoga Athletes:  One week (7 consecutive days) of unlimited yoga for $50 or $20  drop in. Please use promo code usayogaweek or usayogaday.

    7 am Hot Yoga (60 mins)

    9:30 am Hot Yoga (90 mins)

    12 pm Silent Class (60 mins)

    1:30-2:30 pm Routines Review with Cat Koo (included with special $50 unlimited week of yoga for athletes)

    5:30 pm Hot Yoga (60 mins)

    Saturday, April 13th

    Pre-Event Yoga Classes

      8 am Original Hot Yoga Class (90)

    10 am Original Hot Yoga Class (90)

    12:30 pm - 4:30 pm 2024 National Qualifier 

     SAMPLE SCHEDULE -- Exact timing will be posted once registration deadline has passed.

    12:30 pm Opening Ceremony and lineup / photo 

    12:45 - 1:40 pm 15 - 17 Girls

    1:00 - 1:30 pm 50+ Women

    1:30 - 2 pm  50+ Men

    2:00 - 2:15 pm Demonstration

    2:15 - 3pm Appeals for first 3 divisions 

    3 - 3:45 pm 18 - 49 Women

    3:45 - 4 pm 18 - 49 Men

    4 - 4:15 pm Appeals last two divisions

    4:15 - 4:30 pm Champion Demonstrations

    4:30 pm Awards 

    5 -7 pm Unity Vinyasa Yoga Workshop with Michael Lubbert

    General Admission for Attendees - $15

    Sunday, April 14th

    Post-Event Yoga Classes

      8 am Yoga ShapeShifting

    10 am Yoga Class (90 mins)

     5:30 pm Yoga Class (60 mins) 

    HOTEL INFORMATION and ATTRACTIONS

    Green Mill (live jazz), Art Institute of Chicago, The Bean, Millennium Park, Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Lincoln Park Zoo, Bahaii Temple

    Airbnb and VRBO are the most cost effective best housing options.

    *International athletes may compete and qualify for US Nationals in order to qualify for IYSF World Yoga Championships. International athletes' placement will be shown separately from US athletes.

    • 13 Apr 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Hot Yoga Chicago
    Register

    Join Michael for a Unity Vinyasa Yoga Workshop

    Michael's signature style, called Unity Vinyasa, syncs the entire class in a state of flow, with a moving meditation linked to pranayama. Michael also infuses his class with practical spirituality which students use to bring the peace and focus of Yoga into other areas of their lives. Being a part of his class is an unforgettable experience.

    $50 USA Yoga members, $55 not-yet-members


    • 11 May 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Link will be sent with your confirmation email.
    • 30
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    USA Yoga 2024 Live Virtual National Qualifier

    Spring Qualifier - May 11th

    Deadline for entry is April 27, 2024

Contact Us

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(801) 648-YOGA (9642)
Address: 487 State Street #2, Portsmouth, NH 03801

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