APRIL 12-15 • METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE

Information

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.
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Participation Options and Fees

There is both a SHOW / MARKET PLACE and a CONFERENCE. Your Conference badge gains you admission to the Show Floor and activities in the Yoga Garden and Kirtan Area. The Show Floor Pass gains you admission to the Show Floor vendors, the Yoga Garden and the Cultural / Kirtan Arts area. You may simply select any classes you wish. 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.
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Conference Pricing

Prices

All Class/workshops are range in price from $19.99 to $38.00 per hour. As more hours are selected the rate per hour decreases.

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?"
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What to Bring

Mats, props and food will be available for sale from Friday April 13th 2018 and Saturday April 14th 2018 from 10:00 - 20:00 and Sunday April 15th 2018 from 10:00 - 18:00 on the Show Floor. We strongly suggest that you bring your own yoga mat, blanket, belt, blocks and whatever other yoga prop you might normally use for your practice. The Toronto YOGA Conference and Show will not provide these items.
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Meals

A variety of food vendors are available on the show floor – see show floor hours above - 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 12th 2018.
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Attendance Certificates

Certificate of Attendance: there is a $15.00 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.
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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 12th 2018. All requests for refunds must acknowledge an understanding of the 30% processing and administration fee. Refund requests postmarked after March 12th 2018 will require a Personal Medical Certificate in order to be considered for a voucher to be used toward YOGA, the Conference and Show March 28 – 31 2019. No vouchers are to be guaranteed or assumed after March 12th 2018. After March 12th 2018, 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 March 28 – 31 2019 Toronto Yoga Conference. 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 during the April 12 – 15 2018 event or be provided with a full credit of the equivalent hours on their account for use in the March 28 – 31 2019 event only.
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Waiver Of Liability

Registrants, Attendees and Readers of the Conference Guide (hereby referred to as "Participants") of The Toronto YOGA Conference and Show operating under 2107459 Ont. Ltd. must comprehend that serious risks may be associated with physical activity of any kind including any variety of yoga, meditation, dance, pilates, physical exercise, breath work practice and participation in yoga related activities, including Concert, Yoga Rave, Kirtan and Yoga Dance attendance and participation. Participants must acknowledge such potential risks may be minor or serious and participants must attend all sessions and/or activities accepting and assuming the inherent risks associated with their participation in any activities of YOGA, the Conference and Show and any 2107459 Ont. Ltd. events. YOGA, the Conference and Show operating under 2107459 Ont. Ltd., or its founders, are NOT responsible for any injury, including death, to any person participating in YOGA, the Conference and Show. In consideration of my acceptance and my participation in YOGA, the Conference and Show, I hereby release and covenant not to sue YOGA, the Conference and Show operating under 2107459 Ont. Ltd., or its founders, for any and all present and future claims resulting from ordinary negligence and inherent risk during YOGA, the Conference and Show activities, including but not limited to, any loss, injury, damage, or liability sustained by me.
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Directions to Metro Toronto Convention Centre

FROM THE AIRPORT FROM 401 EAST FROM 401 WEST FROM QEW FROM NORTH PUBLIC TRANSIT
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Hotels

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 rate code is available from March 29, 2017 - April 3, 2017
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 9, 2018

What’s the Difference between The Yoga Conference and The Yoga Show?

The Yoga Conference

In the same building at the same time as the Toronto Yoga Show is the Toronto Yoga Conference. The Conference is held in the lower levels of the MTCC and runs from Thursday April 12, 2018 to Sunday April 15, 2018. The workshops are not accessible with a Free Show Pass and are hosted by internationally renowned teachers such as Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman Yee, Tiffany Cruikshank, and Ashley Turner among many others.

The Yoga Show

The Toronto Yoga Show runs from Friday April 13, 2018 to Sunday April 15, 2018. With over 300 vendors, there’s sure to be something you like. The show floor stretches out across 460,000ft as one of the biggest yoga markets you’ll ever see.

If you want to get a taste of our world-class faculty, the Yoga Garden is the perfect place to get started. We will have FREE and open classes with Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman Yee, Tiffany Cruikshank and many more of our faculty all weekend long.

Meditations, Music, Demonstrations and Talks will be happening all weekend throughout the show floor as well as the Cultural Arts Area. Take part in the community and try something new. If you are looking for something healthy and tasty to eat you can indulge at our Food Court with Vegetarian and Vegan options. Those of you with Free Show Passes can access the yoga garden and cultural arts area.

I have a Free Show Pass, what does this get me?

A Free Show Pass gets you access to The Toronto Yoga Show, taking place Friday April 13 – Sunday April 15, 2018. The Show Floor has over 300 Exhibitors, a Delicious Food Court as well as the Yoga Garden and Cultural Arts areas that will feature Free and open classes, discussions, meditations and music throughout the weekend. Your Free Pass does not include any Conference classes or Interactive areas such as Arial/ Suspension Yoga, Mala Making, Reformer Pilates or Core Ball (These classes may be purchased in the main lobby at Registration).

Are there any employment opportunities at the Toronto Yoga Show and Conference?

While we have our "Core Team" at the Yoga Conference and Show we are always looking for Volunteers who can offer us… (Waiting to hear from Joan)

Do I get a Certificate for every class that I take part in at the Conference?

You do not receive an individual Certificate for each class at the Conference. However, if you wish to Purchase a Certificate of Attendance for the 2018 Toronto Yoga Conference for $15.00 + hst, you will be mailed one certificate 4-6 weeks after the Conference that will list all of the classes you took part in, the teachers that taught you and how many hours each class was.

How do I change Conference courses I have selected and paid for online?

It is a very easy process to change classes online. Simply…. (David to Explain)

Will my Evening Event tickets be mailed to me? Where do I get them?

You can pick up your Bracelets for the Evening Events in the main lobby of the MTCC at Registration.

Who can attend the Toronto Yoga Conference?

The Toronto Yoga conference is open anyone from all over the globe with an interest or desire to grow, share and live a positive and healthy life. Our event brings together yoga practitioners of all levels as a community, to make new connections, and to try new things related to yoga, health and wellness. Attendees range from many backgrounds with many interests such as Yoga/ Pilates Teachers/ Practitioners, Meditation, Thai Massage Therapists, Coaches, Nutritionist and so much more.

Is there parking available on-site?

Yes, paid parking is available on-site. More details…

I am interested in presenting at the conference. How do I apply to present?

The Toronto Yoga Conference does accept applications to present at the conference. We are no longer accepting applications from 2018. Please check our website in spring 2018 for applications to present in 2019.

Are volunteer positions available?

We have many opportunities for volunteer positions during the conference weekend and will begin accepting applications in the New year.

I've never done yoga before, will I still find value in the conference?

Yes. You can learn about yoga at the conference, or choose to take other topics that may interest you more — like Thai Massage, Meditation, or other approaches to cultivating healthy habits of mind and body. The focus of the conference is about your wellbeing, not just yoga.

Can I register for just one class or session?

Yes. There is no minimum to what you can sign up for. If there is only one class that interests you then that is totally fine.

How can I help to promote the conference?

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