Yoga Conference

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 Weekend classes 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?
All cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing via email to or to YJ LIVE! Registration Team, 2520 55th Street Ste. 200, Boulder, CO 80301. You will receive an email confirming receipt of your cancellation; keep this confirmation of your cancellation for your records.

Cancellations received on or before April 3, 2015 will be issued a refund, minus a $100 processing fee. All cancellations must acknowledge an understanding of the $100 processing fee.

Cancellations received after April 3, 2015 will receive a nonrefundable voucher (minus $100 processing fee) toward a future Yoga Journal LIVE! event, valid for one year from time of cancellation. Vouchers will be issued two weeks after the close or the event.

All cancellations must be received via email at least 24 hours before your first scheduled class in order to receive a voucher. A voucher will not be issued 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 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 on-site at the hotel does enhance your experience as you will not have to worry about commuting to the event.

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 20.

What if I want to change a class?
Class changes are welcome on a space-available basis and can be made online, by email or phone in advance by April 13, 2015, or on site during the event. After the first change, a $10 fee will apply.

How do I add something to my existing registration?
Contact the coordinator at 303.625.1650 or 800-561-9398 or via email to 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 before your first scheduled class in order to be considered for a voucher; all cancellations within 24 hours of your first class are not automatically eligible for a voucher. All voucher consideration will be completed after the event, and all supporting documentation for voucher requests must be received by May 4, 2015. 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

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. However, we strongly discourage bringing any valuables to the event. Unfortunately, losses have occurred at past events. Yoga Journal and the Hilton New York are not responsible for any lost or stolen items throughout the event.