Our Next Battle Asana will take place at One Fire Fest in The D.C. area of Bethesda, MD.
We are thrilled to be joining One Fire this year and hosting a Battle Asana during the festival. One Fire Fest was born out of a desire to create a gathering space for our global and diverse hot yoga community. Within this community we have assembled an incredible group of yogis who will be battling for their cause this spring.
Gloria Suen—-Zeb Homison—-Garland Hume—-Laura Cryan———JJGarcia–Hargobind Khalsa—–Emily Longfellow—-Gabriel Tavera
If you haven’t heard of Battle Asana yet, get ready because it is going to add an incredible element to your yoga practice whether you participate at an event, watch from the sidelines, or watch from the comfort of home. Inspired by the classic game H.O.R.S.E, Battle Asana is an event where yogis go head to head in a friendly competition showcasing some of their favorite postures. Each participant has an opportunity to win a grand prize and a donation for a charity that is meaningful to them to help raise awareness and motivate others. Through combining athletics and mindfulness, the games create a community of yogis that support and inspire one another to progress yoga as both a sport and lifestyle.
Our First Ever Battle Asana Events came through Bethesda, MD and Austin Texas feat the worlds top yoga asana athletes.
Congrats to our First Battle Asana Winner…International Champion Gianna Purcell!! Her charity www.huntingtonsdiseasefoundation.org raised over $250 and Gianna personally donated some of her $500 grand prize to the runner up Eddie Hall’s charity the www.baldballerina.org …It was a lot of fun battling it out in the Yoga Room to raise awareness for important causes like their charities, the sport, and the lifestyle of yogis. Check out Gianna on instagram at @GiannaYoga and Eddie @EHworkout for more cool pics and information. We’ll see you in Austin, TX Jan 29th at 1pm.
Gianna won her second battle in Austin TX two weeks later defeating world number 3 Brianna Bernal from Merritt Island, FL. Gianna defended her title as battle winner and did not disappoint. All athletes learned and tried new things they have never attempted before and that is the beauty of Battle Asana. The crowd played a big part and everyone was supportive and encouraging of one another. The Yogi Spirit is alive and well in Battle Asana. Gianna’s charity www.huntingtonsdiseasefoundation.org received another $250 donation and the finalists and semi finalists received a $100 donation to their charities. Check out video from Austin and Bethesda Below!
First Round Battles Austin, TX:
Semi-Final Battles Austin, TX:
Final Battle Austin, TX:
First and Second Rounds of the First Battle Asana in Bethesda, MD
Battle to raise awareness for the yoga athletes and their causes, yoga sport, and the yoga lifestyle.
Battle Asana is a donation-based event to participate— Our suggestion is a minimum donation of $10 or more to contribute to the charitable donations of the games. Proceeds will go directly towards athletes charities of choice to help raise awareness for their causes. We will also be selling custom designed apparel to help raise money for future battles and athlete scholarships to upcoming events.
Our goal with Battle Asana is to progress the sport of yoga and the yogi lifestyle in a fun and exciting way. We Battle for our mission to spread yoga, raise awareness, and keep yogis thriving!
Join us in Bethesda, MD for our kick off event at the OM WAY Classic during weekend Jan 13-16th. The Battles will start Saturday night promptly at 6:30 pm. Come out and join us to see what’s new in the sport of Yoga and WAY life in 2017. We can’t wait to show you! Pure Om Bethesda 7832 Wisconsin Ave,Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Our next event will be 2 weeks later in Austin, TX on Jan 29th 2017.
Bikram Yoga East Austin
3801 Berkman Dr.
Austin, TX 78723
RULES FOR BATTLE ASANA BACK & FOURTH ROUND
The rules are basic. 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. If they make it the game continues and do not receive a letter. If they miss it, they get a letter, starting with Y. EITHER WAY THAT PLAYER SETS THE NEXT POSTURE. When a player has missed four postures, spelling Y-O-G-A, the battle is over and that players is out. 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 FOR BATTLE ASANA KNOCKOUT STAGES
The rules are similar except… 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. If they make it the game continues and switches to the other player’s turn. 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. 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.
The last yogi standing is declared the winner.
*More detailed rules for bracket play
1. Coin flip decides who goes first. Lower seed calls it.
2 20 sec to call out the asana(s),to be acknowledged by referee and opponent, before attempt.
3. If landed, other player has to land it in the same way called to avoid a letter. First to spell YOGA is out.
4. Turn swtches after each posture for B&F round. Knockout rules apply in other rounds. Player continues setting until other player lands.
5. Can not combine more than two asanas, per attempt.
6. Can not repeat same asana more than once, per bracket round.
7. On last attempt, to prevent elimination, yogi gets two chances to land and save their asana.
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