Nora Benian (Sundari)
Larissa Hall Carlson
DJ Taz Rashid
Justin Michael Williams
Colleen Saidman Yee
Frequently Asked Questions
Who comes to Yoga Journal LIVE?
Yoga Journal LIVE! is for everybody! It is a community of top teachers, practitioners, enthusiasts, and the curious. Yogis of every experience level from those stepping on the mat for the very first time to those who have been practicing for years come together for 5 days of deeper study and joy. The event is a great convergence of yogis from New York, the U.S. and abroad!
What is the Yoga Market and Sangha Space?
In addition to classes and special events, each Yoga Journal LIVE! event features a Yoga Market that is free and open to the public. Here you will find products, services and samples from a variety of partners and vendors, plus the Sangha Space stage with demos, music, happy hours, and more!
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 Yoga Journal LIVE! This is your opportunity to explore the many styles of yoga, different teachers and to discover the practice that speaks to you. An open mind is a great asset for your experience, as you will find many new ideas presented to the yoga community. Yoga Journal LIVE! is a unique opportunity to study with teachers whom you have read about or followed along online or in a video. 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.
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.
What is included in my registration fees?
In addition to your classes you have access to the Yoga Market and most daily special events-morning meditations, demos, panel discussions, and lunchtime workshops. Transportation, meals, and lodging are not included in tuition fees.
Are meals included in the price of the event?
Meals are not included with the program; however, there is no shortage of great restaurants for all budgets in Midtown Manhattan.
What should I bring?
Don't forget 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 in the Yoga Market. Please check your program for hours of operation.
Are there Continuing Education Credits available?
Yoga Journal is recognized by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) as a continuing education specialist, and many of the Main Weekend are eligible for CECs for athletic and fitness professionals. Click here to learn more.
All classes are eligible for Continuing Education Credits with Yoga Alliance. To receive Yoga Alliance credits, simply save a copy of your class record (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.
What is the cancellation and refund policy?
Feeling the need to take child's pose? If you can't attend some or all of your scheduled classes: Email us at Registration@YJMag.com acknowledging the processing fee below. All cancellations and refund requests MUST be made in writing. Once we've received your request, we'll email you back to confirm and outline how this policy will apply to you and your situation:
Cancellations received on or before March 28, 2016 will be issued a refund, minus a $100 processing fee.
Cancellations received after March 28, 2016 but more than 24 hours before your first scheduled class will receive a nonrefundable voucher (minus $100 processing fee) toward a future Yoga Journal LIVE event, valid for one year. Vouchers will be issued two weeks after the event.
There are NO REFUNDS or vouchers for cancellations received less than 24 hours before your first scheduled class, or for classes you did not attend or left for any reason.
There are NO REFUNDS or vouchers for Friday evening classes or paid special events; however, these tickets can be given to a friend for no additional fee. If you can still attend part of your registration but not all sessions, a portion of the $100 cancellation fee (up to half) will be assessed and the cost of the sessions you attend will be reevaluated. Refunds will be issued for any remaining cancelled class fees. If you would like to transfer your entire registration to another person, there is a $20 transfer fee. You may not transfer a part of your registration. Sometimes, things come up--we understand. If you have a serious reason for being unable to attend, you are welcome to petition for an exception to this policy. To do so, please email us explaining your situation, outlining what you are asking for specifically, and including any documentation to support your case (documentation is optional but recommended). These petitions must be submitted by Friday, April 15, 2016 to be considered, and the decision regarding your petition may take up to one month after the event.
There are NO REFUNDS for any paid special events that you choose to add when selecting your classes.
There are NO REFUNDS for paid special events.
Where is Yoga Journal LIVE located in the city and how do I get there?
The event will be held in Midtown Manhattan at the newly redesigned Hilton New York, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, NYC 10019 (6th Avenue between W. 53rd and W. 54th). The Hilton New York is a sophisticated international hotel conveniently located at Radio City Music Hall and Rockefeller Center, and in the midst of business headquarters and media centers. The hotel is also near Broadway theatres and Times Square, one block from Fifth Avenue shopping, and steps from legendary attractions such as the Museum of Modern Art, Central Park, and Carnegie Hall.
Do I need to stay at the hotel?
No. However, staying at the hotel does enhance your experience. You'll be in the heart of the action and you won't have to be concerned about a commute
Where is the parking and is it free?
Parking at the Hilton New York (Valet) is $55.00 per day for hotel guests and non hotel guests ($67 for SUVs) and includes in and out privileges. The Hilton New York is also very centrally located, on 6th Avenue between W. 53rd and W. 54th, and we recommend taking public transportation to the event if possible.
Can I register for just one class during the weekend?
Advanced registrations are only accepted for day passes or a weekend pass. Single class passes will be available for sale (on a space-available basis) beginning Monday, April 4, 2016.
What if I want to change a class?
Class changes will be available online, by email or phone until April 1, 2016. After April 1, class changes can be made via phone, email or on-site for a $10 class change fee. Please have the class codes ready when calling to make a change.
How do I add something to my existing registration?
Contact the coordinator at 303.625.1650 or 800-561-9398 or via email to Registration@YJMag.com. There is no additional fee to add to your registration.
Is there a check-in procedure at Yoga Journal LIVE?
Yes. You must check in at the Yoga Journal Registration Desk on the 2nd Floor of the Hilton. You must have a photo ID or a copy of your registration records to sign in. Class access badges will be presented to you upon check-in and will be your only admission to events. Badges MUST be presented at the door to be admitted.
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.
Who do I contact if I can't make it to the event?
Last-minute cancellations must be received via email at least 24 hours before your first scheduled class in order to be considered for a voucher. All voucher considerations will be completed after the event, and all supporting documentation for voucher requests must be received by Friday, April 14, 2016. No refund or voucher will be given for no-shows. View the full refund and cancellation policy 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, contact our registration team via email at KMares@AIMMedia.com.
Can I pass out flyers and brochures before Yoga Journal LIVE?
Yes, we would love your help in spreading the word about our event and there are many ways to be involved! Please click here if you are interested in becoming an outreach volunteer or studio partner.
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. But know your items will be unattended. Yoga Journal LIVE! and the Hilton New York are not responsible for any lost or stolen items throughout the event.