Yoga Conference

Frequently Asked Questions

Who comes to Yoga Journal LIVE?
Yogis of every experience level from brand new beginners to those who have been teaching for years. The event is a great convergence of yogis from San Diego, the U.S. and abroad!

What is the Yoga Marketplace and Sangha Space?
In addition to classes and special events, 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, 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 this event 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.

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 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?
No, meals at the event are not included in tuition. There are six restaurants located at the Sheraton.

What should I 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 Yoga Journal Event Tips for more.

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. Click here for a list of approved sessions.

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.

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.

Cancellations received on or before June 19, 2014 will be issued a refund, minus a $100 processing fee. All cancellations must acknowledge an understanding of the $100 processing fee.

Cancellations received after June 19, 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. 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 Friday evening classes, Friday Evening with Deepak Chopra, or Saturday evening events.

Where is the event being held?
All classes and events will be held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, 1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, California 92101. Phone: (619) 291-2900 Located on San Diego Bay, enjoy the beautiful San Diego city skyline, bay and marina views at Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina--just minutes from the historic Gaslamp District, Seaport Village, the San Diego Convention Center, the San Diego Zoo and many other great attractions.

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?
Hotel parking for Sheraton guests is $22/day for self parking, and $30/day for valet. For non-guests, parking is $6 for the first hour and $4/hour for any additional hours with a $22/day maximum. Click here for directions to the Sheraton.

Is there a message board?
Yes! Use the message board to contact other participants to find a roommate or carpool to the event. Click here for the message board. The access code is 619.

Can I register for just one class during the weekend?
Advanced registrations are only accepted for day passes or full weekend pass. Single class passes will be available for sale (on a space-available basis) on-site at the Sheraton beginning on Thursday, July 10, 2014.

What if I want to change a class?
Class changes will be available on-line, by email or phone until June 30. After June 30, class changes can be made via phone, email or on-site for a $10 class change fee. Please have the codes of what you would like to change into ready if you call.

How do I add something to my existing registration?
Contact the Yoga Journal Registration Coordinator at 720-406-7407 or 800-561-9398 or via email to yoga@horizonconferences.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. 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. 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.

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 voucher consideration will be completed after the event, and all supporting documentation for voucher requests must be received by July 21, 2014. No refund or voucher will be given for no-shows. View the full refund and cancellation policy here.

Will there be water easily available to refill my water bottle?
Yes. There will be water stations throughout the hotel. We encourage you bring your own refillable water bottle to stay hydrated.

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 Horizon Conferences via email at yoga@horizonconferences.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! 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 Sheraton are not responsible for any lost or stolen items throughout the event.