Conference FAQ

When is the Victoria Yoga Conference?
The 2018 Annual Victoria Yoga Conference will be held February 9 to 11, 2018.
How do I get to Victoria?
Tourism Victoria has an awesome list of options on getting to our beautiful city.
Where is the Conference taking place?

FRIDAY NIGHT
ILLUMINATION EVENT AND CONFERENCE OPENING NIGHT

This event is at Alix Goolden Hall located at 907 Pandora Street in downtown Victoria. The evening features multiple different speakers and performances including acro yoga, belly dancing and more. For attendees with a Full Access pass the Friday evening event is included. Note:  you must be wearing your wristband, picked up in advance at lululemon.  If you have a one day pass and would like to purchase tickets for you/friends, click here.

SATURDAY/SUNDAY
WORKSHOPS, CLASSES & WELLNESS MARKET AT UVIC

Packages not picked up Friday evening will be at UVIC at the main registration desk located on the top floor of the Cadboro Commons Building between the hours of 7:30am and 5:30pm on February 11th and 12th.  A map showing the various locations and parking we are using at the University is located here.  Be sure to visit the Wellness Marketbetween 9:30 am and 5:00 pm.

Where do I go to pick up my registration package?

REGISTRATION PACKAGE PICK UP
FOR ALL PRE-PURCHASED TICKETS

You can pick up your registration package at lululemon – 584 Johnson Street in Victoria between 3 pm and 6:15 pm on Friday, February 9th. If you are attending Friday night’s Illumination Event you must have your wristband on your wrist!  Any registration packages/wristbands not picked up Friday can be picked up at UVIC on Saturday or Sunday at the main registration desk upstairs in the Cadboro Commons (open from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm). Please note that your wristband must be worn all weekend and is non-transferable.

What hotel should I stay at?
This year we have partnered with the Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA.   The rates are as follows (taxes not included):

  • Comfort City View – $105
  • Superior City View, One King Bed – $125
  • Superior Harbour View – One Queen or King Bed – $145

Contact the hotel at 250.360-1211 to book your room!

Hotel Website

 

Getting to UVic?
If you choose to drive to UVic, we recommend that you park in Lot 5. Please click here to view parking prices and parking lot maps. There will be lots of parking as it is reading break for the students over this weekend.    If you choose you could bike or take public transit to the campus – UVic has all the information on their website.

We will have a shuttle that departs the Coast Hotel at 7 am and returns from the University 30 minutes after the end of classes (7 pm Saturday and 6:45 pm Sunday).  The meeting place at the University will be Lot 5.  There will be a volunteer on the bus with you!

Can I sign up for single classes?
Single class passes may be available on the days of the Conference for classes that have space.  Sign up for our newsletter to be notified of all VYC news!
Is the Wellness Market open to the public?
Yes the Wellness Market is free and open to the public on all three days of the Conference. Please view our exhibitors here.
Food and Beverage

We will offer complimentary water to all attendees.  In addition we have a tea station with teas from Earth’s Herbal and cold-pressed juices from Good Life Juice. You are encouraged to bring a refillable water bottle and/or travel mug to fill and take with you during workshops and events.   Lunches were pre-purchased with your conference pass.

 

What to Bring with You
In addition to any personal items you like to have with you, please ensure you bring:

  • Yoga Mat and any props for floor seating
  • Journal/Notebook and pen/pencil
  • Water Bottle
  • Layers of clothes (depending on what room you are in and the level of activity you are doing, you’ll want to be comfortable)
  • Cash or credit card for purchasing fabulous items in our market place from our vendors. There is ATM machines very close by.
Things to know before you arrive
  • The Victoria Yoga Conference is hosted in a scent free building. Please respect the comfort of others and enjoy a ‘scent free’ weekend.
  • No showers are available at the University of Victoria, you may be able to pay a drop in fee at the pool to use the showers there.
When you Arrive

There is no need to bring a printed ticket to the conference.  We will have your name on a registration list and give you the appropriate ticket or wristband for your level of registration.    Wristbands will be issued once and will need to be worn for the whole weekend in order to access classes and the opening night.

Cancellation Policy
If you need to cancel for any reason you must notify us by Monday, January 1​8th, 2018 for a refund. Tickets cancelled before December 31, 2017 will receive a refund less 25% of your purchased ticket price; tickets cancelled between January 1st and January 1​8, 2018 will receive a refund less 50% of your purchased ticket price. If you need to transfer your ticket to someone else, you must do so by January ​30, 2017 and there will be a $60 transfer processing fee.

Cancellations and transfer requests must be in writing by email to community@victoriayogaconference.com

After January 18, 2018, all tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.  We cannot issue partial-refunds or support partial-ticket-swaps of any kind.

In the unlikely event that the conference is cancelled, we will refund all tickets. We will not, however, be able to refund flight, hotel, or other purchases people may make. All listed speakers are confirmed — however, sometimes life events such as sickness or death in the family prevent them from making it at the last minute.​

Questions?

If you have any questions, please email us at community@victoriayogaconference.com

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