“We Battle to Raise Awareness, Spread Yoga, and Have Fun!”
Battle Asana is a fun event created around the game Y-O-G-A (similar to H-O-R-S-E or S-K-A-T-E) where players go back and fourth setting yoga poses to be completed by the other player until one spells the word YOGA. The game was created to raise awareness and spread yoga. Through mindfulness the game Y-O-G-A inspires yogis all over the world to learn new postures, balance their strengths, and have fun with their friends. Yoga Asanas (the physical yoga moves) are challenging and come with consistent practice. We want to inspire everyone to practice yoga, be more aware, and discover what yoga means to you.
Our goal with the Battle Asana Event is to have fun, entertain, and raise awareness for the yoga athletes and their causes. We want to shine light on the yoga asana events that take place in the world and progress the sporty nature and lifestyle of yogi’s in a fun and exciting way. Alongside the athletes are their charitable organizations they have chosen to raise money and awareness for. Some have family members who are directly affected by and benefit from these organizations. We Battle for our mission to spread yoga, raise awareness, and keep yogis thriving!
What or Who do you Battle for? We love to balance out the fun with real cash money for the players and the causes. Its The Yogi WAY. Tickets to the events are donation based with a suggested min donation of $10 or more to be donated evenly to the players selected causes. We will also be selling custom apparel to help raise funds for future events, donations, and prize money.
Next Battle will take place Sunday April 23rd at 2pm at Bikram Yoga Richardson. See You there along with:
John Schoggins/ Legal Hospice of Texas
Pachi Shanaberger/ My Stuff Bags
Henry Winslow/ National Alliance on Mental Illness
Jennifer Mendel/ Those Texas Women
George Diamond/ Shriner’s Hospital for Children
Adriana Fernandez Garza/ Angelitos de Cristal
Gil Perez/ Conviction Yoga
Ainsley Ayres/ For A Reason World Foundation
Check out our Athletes and the charities they are battling to support above. If you choose to donate to any of these foundations, please help us spread awareness for their cause by sharing your contribution on social media and using the hashtag #battleforacause . Our athletes choose to support charities that are reputable, relevant, and impactful, and we hope you will explore and join in supporting some of these wonderful causes as well.
RULES- BACK & FOURTH GAME
The rules are basic. The rounds are 12-15 min in length.One yogi (player) sets a pose by doing a particular yoga pose of their choice. If the pose is not landed another player attempts to set a pose. Must hold pose for a solid 3 count. Once a pose has been set (landed), the other player(s) must respond by doing the same pose in their first try in the way it was called. Up to two toe taps are allowed in balancing strength postures but If you fall out of an inversion once your feet are up, there is no forgiveness. If they land it the game continues and attempt to set next posture. If they miss it, they receive a letter, starting with Y. When a player has missed four postures, spelling Y-O-G-A, the battle is over and that players is out. If times runs out, the player with the least amount of letters wins the battle. If the score is tied there will be a sudden life playoff and next letter loses. After 3 Sudden Life Postures, there is a posture hold off voted on by the audience. No pose may be set more than once by the same person and a yogi defending on their last letter may receive two attempts at that pose.
RULES – KNOCKOUT GAME
The rules are similar except you can play with no time limit if you choose… One yogi (player) sets a pose by doing a particular yoga pose of their choice. If the pose is not landed another player attempts to set a pose. Once a pose has been set (landed), the other player(s) must respond by doing the same pose in their first try the way it was called. If they make it the game continues and attempt to set the next pose. If they miss it, they get a letter, starting with Y, and player A continues setting the next posture. When a player has missed four postures, spelling Y-O-G-A, the battle is over and that players is out. If times runs out, the player with the least amount of letters wins the battle. If the score is tied there will be a sudden life playoff and next letter loses. If one player is down YOG-Nothing the turn switches and the game continues. No pose may be set more than once by the same person and a yogi defending on their last letter may receive two attempts at that pose.
*More detailed rules for bracket play
1. Coin flip decides who goes first.
2 20 sec to call out the asana(s),to be acknowledged by referee and opponent, before attempt.
3. Battle’s last 12-15 min rounds, player with least amount of letters wins. If tied, will go to sudden life playoff.
4. If Pose is landed, other player has to land it in the same way called to avoid a letter. First to spell YOGA is out. Must hold for solid 3 count. 2 toe taps allowed in balancing strength postures except inversions once feet are up.
5. Turn swtches after each posture for B&F round.
6. In the knockout game if player is up Y-O-G to nothing the turn automatically switches.(knockout rules are players keeps setting until other player lands their pose.)
7. Can not combine more than two asanas, per attempt.
8. Can not repeat same asana more than once, per bracket round.
9. On last attempt, to prevent elimination, yogi gets two chances to land it.
Are you a yogi looking to inspire and help a good cause?
We’d love for you to participate in Battle Asana! We are always planning our next Battle and would love to help you raise awareness towards your charitable cause. Fill out the form below to become a player at one of our next events!