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 2023

International Day of Yoga 2023 will be held at beautiful Cumberland Park in downtown Nashville on Wednesday, 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 Kayce Laine 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 2023, email

International Day of Yoga

Meet IDY 2023’s instructors!

Kristin Gore

Kristin grew up in Lake of the Ozarks, MO and is happiest outside in nature, especially when a boat and sunshine are involved. Her childhood consisted of all things dance and music, and she moved to Nashville in 2002 to pursue a music business degree at Belmont University.

After graduating and starting a family, she discovered yoga and fell in love with its ability to transform the mind, body, and soul. She very quickly realized she had to share this powerful practice with others and became a certified yoga instructor through the esteemed Asheville Yoga Center. She has been teaching ever since, utilizing yoga to help her students lead more fulfilled, empowered, and loving lives, on and off the mat.

Peter Healy

Peter Healy

Peter has been practicing yoga since 2010 and began teaching with Small World Yoga in 2018. He loves being a part of the community that aims to bring yoga to people who need it most.

Peter has taught yoga at KIPP Collegiate High School and with various partners in our community.

Meghan Henry

Meghan began practicing yoga in 2015 on a whim thinking it was only stretching. In 2018, she was given the opportunity to participate in 200-hour yoga training with Baptiste Power Yoga Nashville, and she have been teaching yoga with Small World Yoga ever since.

During the day, Meghan teaches English at Hume-Fogg High School.

Akiko Schooley

Akiko was introduced to yoga by a friend in 2014. Akiko received her RYT 200 in 2016. Through the teacher training and dedicated yoga practice, her meaning of yoga has transformed from “my hobby” to “my life.”                                  

Akiko was born and raised in Japan. Since she was a little girl, she always dreamed of becoming a global person who would be a mediator between communities and people all over the world. Teaching yoga has given her the opportunity to connect and contribute to multiple communities. She has been able to connect people who have different backgrounds, different ages and even different nationalities.  She truly believes that when yoga is practiced together, everyone speaks the same language and we all become one.

Meet 2023’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.”

Kayce Laine

Kayce is a Certified Sound, Crystal and Reiki Practitioner based in Nashville. As a life-long musician with a degree in music from The University of Virginia, Kayce found the effects of vibrational healing techniques to be extremely beneficial to her creativity and overall well-being. Kayce undertook formal studies in Crystal, Sound and Usui Reiki Healing and earned her diploma in Sound Healing with Crystal Bowls with the Sound Healing Academy. 


We have free parking available in Lot R near Nissan Stadium. From there, walk under the Pedestrian Bridge toward the Bridge Building at the river, and you’ll see us waiting to greet you!

Public restrooms are available at the Bridge Building.

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors:

Thank you to our 2023 vendors: