Written by Ainslie Faust   
Monday, July 03, 2017 12:00 AM
 
Last Chance to Order

July 10th  is the last day to order your exclusive 2017 Nationals Sweatshirt. You can order with or without the Athlete text.


Hoodie Order Form

Hotel Rates
End July 13, 2017

Where are you staying for nationals? If you haven’t booked your room yet, you have until July 13 by 4 pm EST to book with the discounted block rate through Pro Event Services for the State Games of America. Rooms are first come first serve, so make sure to book as soon as possible. Here’s the link for where to book (remember, it works best to use a desktop computer, not mobile).
You can also call: 844-554-8810 but try the weblink first!
Important Athlete Info

Packet pickup for State Games' athlete credentials is at the DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI on:
Thursday, August 3, 2017      2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday, August 4, 2017          10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, August 5, 2017      8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday, August 6, 2017         8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Final schedule including Order of Performance: Schedule

Try to make the 4 - 6 pm athlete registration and orientation. Saturday morning late reg is for emergencies and people who cannot attend on Friday.


Posture Changes
You may change your postures once via email until July 21st. After that, you may change on stage by calling out the postures. Please send posture changes to [email protected]

Take 45 Seconds, Get $120
This year, we’re giving out $120 scholarships to use towards Nationals, all you have to do is tell us why you compete. It’s easy! Grab your phone, a background, and maybe a friend, and tell us in 45 seconds or less why you compete. Video entries should begin with “I compete because” and then you fill in the rest. Post your 45 second video on Instagram and Facebook using #USAYoga and #ICompeteBecause (and maybe follow us while you’re there!).

The 5 videos with the most likes, loves, double taps, wow reacts, etc. will be submitted for a board to review and select winners. There’s nothing to lose, and you’ll be able to share with your friends, family, and yoga community why you compete. The submission deadline is July 1.
Athlete's it's your turn!

As we approach nationals, we’re profiling the athletes competing to show off the range and talents of our yoga community. Everyone has a different story for why yoga competition matters to him or her. The latest profile is on Jennifer Vanderhart, who came in first place for the women’s division in Virginia at the March Super Regionals in Columbus, Ohio. Here’s what she had to say about competition:

“Competition day is such a rush! Try to enjoy the day, the people, the heightened awareness and energy. Maybe this year you hit everything perfectly. Maybe that’s for next year. It’s a long yoga life.”

Read the rest of Jennifer’s profile.

We’d love to feature you! If you’re interested in sharing your competition experience, write to [email protected] for more details.

Help Sponsor Nationals
You can help make the 2017 National Championship happen. Your support makes the difference in USA Yoga's efforts to promote Yoga Asana.  This season, over 352 yogis from age 11 to 68 have presented their practices before USA Yoga-certified judges from across the country.

Will you help us invest in making our 2017 Nationals a great day for champions, judges, volunteers, and friends and family watching from home?

$500 helps pay for a professional photographer
$250 helps provide meals for our all-volunteer judges panel
$120 pays for one yogi with financial need to attend nationals
$50 helps promote yoga internationally via live streaming

Donate Here

Won't you join every member of USA Yoga's volunteer board in making a gift?

Gifts are tax deductible and will be immediately acknowledged and put to use to advance Yoga Asana.

Sponsorships for individuals, businesses, and vendors are also available. A list of sponsor levels and benefits is available here.

  • An Individual Sponsorship is only $100
  • A Business Sponsorship is only $200
  • To Reserve a Booth at the event is only $1000

(Both the Individual and the Business Sponsorship's are fully tax deductible.)