Yoga Conference

Frequently Asked Questions

Who comes to Yoga Journal LIVE?
For 18 years, Yoga Journal events have provided the unique opportunity for yoga practitioners of all levels, from all over the world, to experience Yoga Journal Magazine LIVE!

Attendees come to explore new styles, get inspired and connect with our top-tier roster of highly regarded yoga teachers and luminaries. Yoga Journal events - held in Colorado, New York, San Francisco, San Diego and Florida - feature classes, panels, keynotes, intensives and a Yoga Marketplace with products and services for healthy balanced living.

I like yoga, but I'm not an advanced student or yoga teacher. Is Yoga Journal LIVE for me?
Yes! You need not be an advanced practitioner to enjoy this Yoga Journal LIVE event. If you are unfamiliar with many of the styles of yoga, this is your chance dive in and explore. An open mind is a great asset for your experience, as you will find many new ideas presented. Yoga Journal LIVE is a unique opportunity to study with teachers who you have read about or perhaps even seen on their DVDs. It is a chance to experience world-class yoga instruction, discover how your favorite styles of yoga are evolving, and sample many styles of yoga in one place.

What is included in my registration fees?
In addition to your classes you have access to many special events including demos, panel discussions, and many Sangha Space events between sessions. (All special events are free unless otherwise noted.) Transportation, meals, and lodging are not included in tuition fees.

What is the Yoga Marketplace and Sangha Space?
Each Yoga Journal LIVE event features a Yoga Marketplace that is free and open to the public. Here you will find products, services and samples from a variety of sponsors and vendors. The Sangha Space is a place for community to gather within the Yoga Marketplace. Throughout the event, the Sangha Stage will feature exciting demos and other events that are free and open to the public.

Can I help promote the event?
Yes, we would love your help in spreading the word! Find out more about our promotional partner programs here.

Are you looking for people to volunteer at the event?
Yes, we have a work exchange volunteer program. Work exchange volunteers do not register for classes but can participate in classes on a space-available basis when not fulfilling their assigned duties. Work exchange volunteers pay a nominal fee to participate. Positions are limited; apply early. For more information visit https://2014horizonconf.theregistrationsystem.com/en/2105 or email yoga@horizonconferences.com.

Are there Continuing Education Credits available?
Yoga Journal is recognized by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) as a continuing education specialist, and many Main Weekend classes are eligible for CECs for athletic and fitness professionals. Approved sessions will be listed online a month before the event.

All classes are eligible for Continuing Education Credits with Yoga Alliance. To receive Yoga Alliance credits, simply save a copy of your class record (either your badge or confirmation email.) Yoga Alliance will contact you when they need you to submit your continuing education information. Separate certificates are not needed for Yoga Alliance.

I'm not a yoga teacher but am thinking about becoming one. Are Continue Your Education classes for me?
The Continue Your Education classes are geared towards yoga teachers and teachers-in-training. However, advanced students thinking about becoming yoga teachers may appreciate the in-depth discussions and explorations that these classes provide.

Can I register for just one class during the weekend?
Advanced registrations are only accepted for day passes, main weekend passes or full event passes. Single class passes will be available for sale (on a space-available basis) on Monday, September 15.

How do I add something to my existing registration?
Contact the Yoga Journal Registration office at 720-406-7407 or 800-561-9398, or via email to yoga@horizonconferences.com. We do not charge a fee to add classes or events to your registration.

What if I want to change a class?
Class changes can be made on-line, by email or phone until September 4. After September 4, class changes can be made via phone, email or on-site for a $10 class change fee. Please have the class codes of what you would like to change into ready if you call.

Is there a check-in procedure at Yoga Journal LIVE?
Yes. You must check in at the Yoga Journal Registration Desk in the Administration Building. You must have a photo ID or a copy of your registration records to receive your badge, which provides entry to your classes and events. Badges MUST be presented at the door to be admitted. If you lose your badge, there will be a $20 badge replacement fee. At registration you will also be given an Event Guide, with event times and a map to find your classes, and a goody bag.

What happens if I lose my badge?
Be sure to check in with the Registration Desk as soon as you realize you've lost your badge. Most badges are found by other attendees and turned in to the Registration Desk. If your badge is not found, a replacement badge will be reissued for a $20 fee.

Where is the event located?
Yoga Journal LIVE: Colorado will be held at the Estes Park Center YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, CO, located 70 miles northwest of Denver and 40 miles from Boulder.

What airport should I fly into?
Denver International Airport (DEN) is the closest airport.

How do I get from DEN to Estes Park?
Estes Park is approximately two hours from Denver International Airport (DEN). The Estes Park Shuttle can take you from DEN directly to the YMCA. Call 970-586-5151, or visit estesparkshuttle.com for information. Book online by September 7 using group code "EP14" and receive a 25% discount ($33.75 one way / $63.75 round trip) Note: There are a limited number of shuttles per day between DEN and Estes Park-if you plan to take the Estes Park shuttle, check the shuttle times before you make your flight arrangements.

What are the accommodations?
The YMCA offers a wide range of accommodations to suit every budget. Prices range from $62.25 per person per night for a shared room (4 to a room) and $134-$184 per person per night (for a single room), including three vegetarian, cafeteria-style meals per day.

Meals begin with dinner the day of arrival and end with lunch the day of departure. If you are staying off site, individual meals can be purchased for $8.50 (breakfast), $10.50 (lunch), and $14 (dinner).

Single guest rooms are limited. We encourage you to request a roommate on the lodging request form.

The YMCA has a limited number of cabins available for the week. Please call 970-586-3341, ext. 1010, for availability. Please note meals are not included with cabin reservations.

Visit the Travel & Lodging page for more specific information. And, for more information on the YMCA of the Rockies, visit ymcarockies.org.

Do I need to stay at the YMCA of the Rockies?
No. However, staying on site at the YMCA of the Rockies does enhance your experience. You will not have to worry about commuting to the event and you will share meals with the other attendees-a great way to meet new friends and expand your yoga community!

What should I bring?
Bring your yoga mat and any props that you regularly use in your practice. A blanket or meditation cushion is helpful if you plan to participate in meditation classes. You may also want to bring a notebook and pen, a refillable water bottle, slip-on shoes (or flip flops) and of course, comfortable clothing that will allow you to move freely. Please read course descriptions carefully for other required items. These items may also be for sale on site during limited hours in the Yoga Marketplace. Check out our event tips for more: http://www.yogajournal.com/lifestyle/269.

Is there someplace to store my mat and props during lunch and other long breaks?
No, there is no place to store your belongings during the breaks. You may be able to place your mat and props into your next classroom during the breaks. However, we strongly discourage bringing any valuables to the event. Unfortunately, losses have occurred at past events. Yoga Journal and the YMCA are not responsible for any lost or stolen items throughout the event.

Will there be water stations easily available to refill my water bottle?
Yes. There will be water stations set up in several buildings. We encourage you to bring your own refillable water bottle and visit the water stations often. It is important to drink plenty of water to stave off the effects of the high altitude. The YMCA of the Rockies is at 8,000+ feet.

Who do I contact if I can't make it to the event?
Contact the registration office at yoga@horizonconferences.com. Cancellation notifications must be received via email before your first scheduled class in order to be considered for a voucher. All voucher consideration will be completed after the event, and all supporting documentation for voucher requests must be received by September 29, 2014. We do not give refunds or vouchers for no-shows.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?
All cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing via email to yoga@horizonconferences.com or to Horizon Conferences, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, CO 80302. You will receive an email confirming receipt of your cancellation; keep this confirmation of your cancellation.

Cancellation requests received on or before Friday, August 22, 2014 will be issued a refund, minus a $100 processing fee. All cancellations must acknowledge an understanding of the $100 processing fee.

Cancellation requests received after Friday, August 22, 2014 will receive a nonrefundable voucher (minus $100 processing fee) toward a future Yoga Journal event, valid for one year. Vouchers will be issued two weeks after the event.

All cancellations must be received via email at least 24 hours before your first scheduled class in order to receive a voucher. All supporting documentation for voucher requests must be received by September 29, 2014. Voucher consideration will be completed after the event.

We do not offer a voucher if you: cancel less than 24 hours before your first scheduled class; do not show up; or, leave an event early for any reason.

There are NO REFUNDS for Friday evening classes or the Krishna Das concert.