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 in person 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.

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.  At first, she wanted to try yoga for exercise but immediately became enthralled by all the cool yoga poses. This led to her practicing yoga on a regular basis. As she practiced more, she began to understand the true meaning of yoga and decided to deepen her passion by enrolling in yoga teacher training. 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.

Last year’s musical performers

Tennessee Dead

The Bus Came By and We Got On. IT STOPPED A FEW DECADES AGO FOR SOME OF US AND A LITTLE MORE RECENTLY FOR OTHERS. We’re musical storytellers who love the Grateful Dead. The vibe. The community. The groove. That feeling you get when you’re listening to Jerry. It’s irresistible.

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors:

Thank you to our 2023 vendors: