The Yoga Warrior

Hue Nguyen

“I’m divinely guided. I’m supported. I'm loved. I’m grateful.”

Empowered with incredible strength and support from those around her, Hue Nguyen is taking home a $10,000 grand prize and will be the focus of a 2-page advertorial spread in Yoga Journal following an “all about yoga” photoshoot in Toronto. Hue says yoga is a tool that helps her connect with herself and others. The physicality of yoga allows her to feel good in her body. Its meditative side allows her to feel good mentally. Look for her full story in an upcoming issue of Yoga Journal magazine.

Making a difference

Veterans Yoga Project®

Yoga Warrior is proud to donate $301,219.26 to Veteran’s Yoga Project from this year’s competition. The foundation is dedicated to the idea that all veterans, service members, and first responders can bridge the gap from post-traumatic stress to post-traumatic growth. From free Mindful Resilience Yoga classes to Mindful Resilience for Compassion Fatigue and Mindful Resilience Training for teachers and clinicians, VYP is committed to serving and supporting those who have served and sacrificed, their families, and their communities. Learn more at

thank you to all of our


We would also like extend our deepest gratitude to everyone who participated in this year's competition. Every one of you is a warrior in your own right. This competition brought together thousands of people from around the world who all share a love for yoga! It has been an absolute joy to hear all of your stories and see the growth that has happened over the course of the competition. We can't wait to see what you all do next!