MARCH 31 - APRIL 3, 2016
METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE

Conference Information & Guide

100,000 DOWNWARD DOGS, 5000 YOGA MATS, 8,000 BLOOD PRESSURES TO BE LOWERED, 400,000 DEEP CLEANSING BREATHS TO BE TAKEN, 25,000 TIMES THAT OM WILL BE REPEATED ALL OVER FOUR DAYS OF PROGRESSIVE DE-STRESSING AND COMMUNITY BUILDING

Class Level Definitions

Although most faculty presenters will be able to provide modifications, only you know best what works for your body / mind. YOGA, the Conference and Show encourages participants to select classes that include a variety of activity and reflection/meditation. We hope you find the following guidelines helpful.

  • All Levels: These classes are for participants of all abilities, levels, disciplines and interests.
  • Meditation / Breath / Contemplation: Some or part of this class will be meditative, breath work or contemplation
  • Teacher Training: Teachers, Teachers in training and participants with an interest in the course material are all welcome to attend, usually some lecture.
  • Therapeutic: Continuing Education material for Teachers and Practitioners to progress toward improving the health and well being of the practitioner, through the application of philosophy and practice of yoga techniques.
  • Advanced Beginner: For this level and beyond, should be comfortable with sun salutations and basic/essential poses.
  • Intermediate: Suited for participants who have developed an understanding of the fundamental principles of yoga practice; balance, steadiness and endurance and are interested in refining their practice.
  • Advanced: For participants who have committed to a constant practice and have developed a conscious working relationship with their body/mind.

Participation Options and Fees

You may simply select any classes you wish. There are no package prices. Your sub-total will reflect the price per hour of all of the classes you have selected. This provides you much more freedom to move around the conference as you need.


Conference Pricing

Prices

All Class/workshops are range in price from $19.99 to $40.00 per hour. As more hours are selected the rate per hour decreases. A workshop from 9am - 4pm would be considered a 6 hour workshop. A workshop from 9-11am would be a 2 hour workshop.

Class Changes

There is no fee for any online class changes you make yourself. This does not include the removal of a class(s) from your original selection. If your change requires a refund, you must read through refunds and cancellations. To make a class change, Click Here and enter your email address and password where it says "Have Account?".

There is a $10 over the phone class change charge and a $20 class change charge on site from March 31 - April 3, 2016.


Getting Here

Getting there and away and parking: There is parking in and around the MTCC, for MTCC parking go to MTCC Parking or Click Here to view the MTCC location in downtown Toronto. To access the event by TCC go to the TTC Web Site.

YOGA, the Conference and Show will be held in the North Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre located at 255 Front St West, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6, See Map

Directions to Metro Toronto Convention Centre

From the Airport

  1. Take Highway 401 East to Highway 427 South
  2. Follow Highway 427 South to the Gardiner Expressway
  3. For the North Building exit at Spadina Avenue
  4. Proceed north on Spadina Avenue and turn right on Front St.
  5. Turn right on Simcoe St. then turn right into the garage
  6. For the South Building exit at York St.
  7. Proceed north two lights to Bremner Blvd.
  8. Turn left on Bremner Blvd.
  9. Turn left on Lower Simcoe St. then turn right into the garage

From 401 East

  1. Take Highway 401 West to the Don Valley Parkway South
  2. Follow the Don Valley Parkway South to the Gardiner Expressway
  3. For the North Building exit at Spadina Avenue
  4. Proceed north on Spadina Avenue and turn right at Front Street
  5. Turn right on Simcoe St. then turn right into the garage
  6. For the South Building exit at the Yonge/York exit
  7. As you exit the ramp continue west along Lakeshore Blvd. to Lower Simcoe St.
  8. Turn right at Lower Simcoe St. then turn left into the garage

From 401 West

  1. Take Highway 401 East to Highway 427 South
  2. Follow Highway 427 South to the Gardiner Expressway
  3. For the North Building exit at Spadina Avenue
  4. Proceed north on Spadina Avenue and turn right on Front St.
  5. Turn right on Simcoe St. then turn right into the garage
  6. For the South Building exit at York St.
  7. Proceed north two lights to Bremner Blvd.
  8. Turn left on Bremner Blvd.
  9. Turn left on Lower Simcoe St. then turn right into the garage

From QEW

  1. Follow the the QEW East; it will become the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto
  2. For the North Building Exit at Spadina Avenue
  3. Proceed north on Spadina Avenue and turn right at Front Street
  4. Turn right on Simcoe St. then turn right into the garage
  5. For the South Building exit at York St.
  6. Proceed north two lights to Bremner Blvd.
  7. Turn left on Bremner Blvd.
  8. Turn left on Lower Simcoe St. then turn right into the garage

From North (Barrie)

  1. Take Highway 400 South to Highway 401 West
  2. Follow Highway 401 West to Highway 427 South
  3. Follow Highway 427 South to the Gardiner Expressway
  4. For the North Building exit at Spadina Avenue
  5. Proceed north on Spadina Avenue and turn right at Front St.
  6. Turn right on Simcoe St. then turn right into garage
  7. For the South Building exit at York St.
  8. Proceed north two lights to Bremner Blvd.
  9. Turn left on Bremner Blvd.
  10. Turn left on Lower Simcoe St. then right into the garage

Bus and Streetcar Routes

Please contact the Toronto Transit Commission at 416-393-INFO (416-393-4636), for information on Bus and Streetcar Routes in your area.

Please visit Toronto Transit Commission for more information.

GO Transit

From Union station you can proceed west on Front Street to the North Building , where you can access the Skywalk to enter the South Building. Or exit to Union train station and follow the Skywalk to either the North or South Building.

Please visit GO Transit for information Train and Bus Routes in your area.


What to Bring

Mats, props and food will be available for sale from Friday April 1-3, 2016 on the Show Floor. We strongly suggest that you bring your own yoga mat, blanket, belt, blocks and what ever other yoga prop you might normally use for your practice. YOGA, the Conference and Show will not provide these items.


Meals

A variety of food vendors are available on the show floor to delight in offering you a delicious hot or cold healthy meal or snack, please see show floor hours. Meals are not included in conference prices and must be purchased separately. There is a coffee shop in the convention center that is open during the weekend. There is a very limited amount of food service business in the area, either plan on bringing your own meal or take part in the food vendors on the show floor. The Show Floor is closed on Thursday April 9, 2015.


Attendance Certificates

Certificate of Attendance: there is a $13.00 fee for a certificate of attendance. Most Certificate Hours of this conference or workshop will be commensurate with OYA, Yoga Alliance Continuing education credit, and Can Fit Pro – you must check with your professional organization for further information. You will need to hold onto it until you are asked.


Cancellation and Refunds

All requests for refunds must be made in writing and mailed to YOGA, the Conference and Show P.O. Box 58039, Rossland RPO, Oshawa, ON L1J 8L6. A refund minus 30% processing and administration fee, will be issued for all cancellation requests postmarked by March 1, 2016. All requests for refunds must acknowledge an understanding of the 30% processing and administration fee. Refund requests postmarked after March 1, 2016 will require a Personal Medical Certificate in order to be considered for a voucher to be used toward YOGA, the Conference and Show 2017. No vouchers are to be guaranteed or assumed after March 1, 2016. After March 1, 2016, only submission of Personal Medical certificates applying directly to the person of the registered attendee will be accepted and is mandatory. No family or friend medical certificates will be considered. If a voucher request is accepted, it will be minus 30% processing and administration fee. Please note that there will be no refund or vouchers issued for no shows under any circumstances. All accepted vouchers are only valid for 2017. In the unlikely event that a session is cancelled or the instructor is unable to attend, participants MUST be aware that NO refunds can be provided. Yoga the Conference and Show will permit participants to either change to another session or be provided with a credit of the equivalent hours on their account for use in the 2017 event only.

In the unlikely event that a session is cancelled or the instructor is unable to attend due to illness or unforeseeable circumstances, participants must be aware that no refunds can be provided. Yoga the Conference and Show will permit participants to either change to another class or be provided with a credit of the equivalent hours on their account.


Hotel Information

The event is to be held in the North building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St W, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W6

Hotel Accommodations

Intercontinental Toronto Centre

225 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2X3

For on-line bookings go to: HOTEL REGISTRATION

Complimentary standard wired/wireless internet connection provided in all guestrooms (Savings of $13.95 per 24 hours)

  • The link will direct you to the Hotel Registration page with the GROUP CODE already entered
  • The rate code is available from March 30, 2016 - April 4, 2016

By phone

  • Call 1 877 660 8550
  • When looking for availability, quote the Yoga Conference


The Strathcona Hotel Downtown Toronto

60 York Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5J 1S8

For on-line bookings go to: HOTEL REGISTRATION

  • The link will direct you to the Hotel Registration page with the GROUP CODE already entered

By phone, last day to book by: March 7, 2016

  • Guests can either call 416-363-3321 or 1-800-268-8304 or email reservations@thestrathconahotel.com
  • When looking for availability, quote the Yoga Conference


To view an Interactive map of local hotels for downtown Toronto Click Here