Written by Ainslie Faust   
Monday, November 20, 2017 12:00 AM
 
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Info on Youth

Please see our Yoga Youth Program and watch for updates such as a suggested class structure for youth and other coaching tips.

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  • $500 helps pay for a professional photographer
  • $250 helps provide travel funds for our judges
  • $75 pays for one yogi with financial need to join and compete
  • $50 helps promote yoga internationally via live streaming

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Save the Date for Nationals!

Nationals will be held in Madison, WI on June 29th through July 1st. Check out the event page here.

And Thanks to our Bronze Sponsor Of The Saints

 

2017-2018 Competition Season


This season we have some exciting changes that will create more opportunities for athletes, hosts, and sponsors.

The 2017-2018 USA Yoga season schedule has been set, and we are happy to announce Four Regions, (please note that we have combined the Southeast and the Southwest Regions into the Southern States) including the:


Midwest (CO, DC, IL, IN, KY, KS, MD, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, OH, SD, VA, WI, WY)
VIDEO SUBMISSION DEADLINE ON: 1/3/18

Northeast (CT, DE, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT) 
VIDEO SUBMISSION DEADLINE ON: 1/10/18

Southern States (AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, NC, NM, MS, OK, SC, TN, TX)
VIDEO SUBMISSION DEADLINE ON: 1/31/18

West Coast (AZ, CA, HI, ID, NV, OR, UT, WA)
VIDEO SUBMISSION DEADLINE ON: 2/7/18

As the details on the Event Pages describe, these are second level events, and entry is by invitation only. In order to qualify for consideration for any of the four Regionals, a video submission is required to be submitted no later than the listed video submission deadline dates.

All videos will be scored and a determination will be made for the score cutoff to invite to the Regional events. However, if you are the only submission for your state and category, you will have the option to move straight to the National Championship, unless you prefer to compete in the Regional.

USA Yoga adopted this new format for several major reasons:

  • Consolidate many smaller events into four larger, regional events
  • Create more consistency with judging
  • Increase participation at the local level to expand the athlete base

With video submission as the entry level point, yoga studios can easily host “Video Qualifier Events” that can be stand-alone events or paired with other studio offerings. Keep in mind that individuals can always submit a video completely on his/her own initiative and not be tied to any singular Video Qualifier Event, but this new feature makes it very easy to encourage new athlete participation.

If you wish to host a “formal” Video Qualifier Event, see our organizer agreement here or please contact [email protected] for more information.

A Big Thank you to our title Sponsor for the Year One Love One Tribe!

New Divisions
Please encourage your Youth and [formerly] Senior students to participate. The Male and Female 50+ Division is the fastest growing division in USA Yoga!The divisions are as follows:
Youth 7 to 11 yrs of age
Youth 12 to 17 yrs of age
Male and Female 18 to 49 yrs of age
Male and Female 50+ yrs of age

And another thank you to our Silver Sponsor Superieur Electrolytes!



How to get Involved!


There are several ways to become involved with the Regional events as either a table sponsor or business sponsor. Please see the links below:

USA Yoga Yearlong Sponsor Levels

2018 Midwest Regional Sponsorship

2018 Northeast Regional Sponsorship

2018 Southern States Regional Sponsorship

2018 West Coast Regional Sponsorship

Or if you would like to help us organize and volunteer for the event or would like to share any ideas on how to make the Regional events bigger and better, please let us know at: [email protected].