International Day of Yoga

Every year, Small World Yoga hosts a donation-based evening of yoga to celebrate International Day of Yoga on June 21.

Hundreds of yogis gather for a fun outdoor yoga flow, live music, a marketplace of vendors, merch, food and drink, and more. This event is free to the public, family friendly, and suitable for all levels.

IDY 2024

International Day of Yoga 2024 will be held at beautiful Centennial Park in Nashville on Friday, June 21 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. An all-levels yoga flow will take place from 6:00 to 7:00 pm with sound healing provided by Kristin Gore during savasana. Afterwards, enjoy the marketplace and live acoustic music by Moses James.

If you would like to learn more about being a sponsor or vendor at International Day of Yoga 2024, email giving@smallworldyoga.org.

International Day of Yoga

Meet IDY 2024’s instructors!

Alyssa Borg

Originally from Houston, Texas, Alyssa studied pilates and movement, eventually becoming a paid mime and performing as an actor and singer in various festivals including SXSW.

Alyssa began her yoga teacher training at Encourage: Handcrafted Yoga in Croton-on-Hudson, NY. Since 2019, Alyssa has taught yoga to community members and MNPS students through Small World Yoga. Alyssa teaches gentle yoga and focuses on connecting breath to movement. She loves sharing about the anatomy behind movement and poses and creating a welcoming and encouraging environment for all people.

Reggie Ford

Reggie was introduced to yoga in 2016 by Hot Yoga of East Nashville after experiencing nagging aches from his days of playing college football at Vanderbilt University. After finding SWY as a student during COVID, Reggie completed his 200-hour yoga teacher training through Baptiste Power Yoga Nashville as one of our first TEJAS scholarship recipients. Reggie joined the SWY board in 2021.

Reggie is the founder and president of RoseCrete Wealth Management and is the author of Perseverance Through Severe Dysfunction (PTSD): Breaking the Curse of Intergenerational Trauma as a Black Man in America.

Alexandra Moga

Born and raised in New York City and abroad, Alexandra’s yoga journey began in her childhood, when during summer breaks in Romania she would meditate alongside her aunt. After four years of art history studies in Paris, she returned to New York where she immersed herself in the yogic path and has been teaching since 2010.

She specializes in pranayama and breathwork, two distinct breath experiences which deliver powerful insight and healing to the mind, body and spirit. Global travels, Bhakti yoga, the arts, and her own varied practices inform her perspectives and teachings, which she is grateful to share with others.

Savanna Starko

Yoga slowly became a pillar of Savanna’s life when she moved to Nashville in 2016 to attend graduate school at Vanderbilt. It was a way to escape the endless swirl of thoughts about schoolwork and to instead focus on gratitude for being a whole and complete person. Wanting to share those feelings of gratitude with others, she completed her RYT 300-hour training through Baptiste Power Yoga Nashville in October 2021.

Her now full-time career is as a PhD physicist at Vanderbilt University, where she is a Senior Lecturer for introductory physics courses.  She loves sharing yoga with students of all ages.


Meet this year’s musical performers!

Moses James

Moses has a master’s degree in education and is in the middle of earning a doctorate as well. He started practicing yoga and meditation in 2010 and began teaching mindful meditation to his public-school students in 2012. His classes concentrate on the integration of mind, body, and spirit through mindful alignment and focused flow.

Moses is featured as The Black Keys’ yoga instructor in their music video “Go.”

Kristin Gore

Kristin moved to Nashville in 2002 to pursue a music business degree at Belmont University. After graduating, she discovered yoga and fell in love with its ability to transform the mind, body, and soul. Kristin then went on to become a 500-hour registered yoga teacher and has taught over 1,000 hours to earn her E-RYT 200 certification. She teaches a variety of styles and also has extensive training in meditation, yoga nidra, sound healing, and reiki.


Thank you to our 2024 sponsors: