FAQs

What is Ashtanga Yoga?

The Eight Limbs of Yoga
Yama – Universal Ethics: Non-violence, Truthfulness, Non-stealing, Continence and Non-covetousness
Niyama – Personal Observances: Cleanliness, Contentment, Self Discipline, Self Study and Devotion to God
Asanas – Postures
Pranayama – Breath Control
Pratyahara – Control and Withdrawal of the Senses
Dharana – Concentration
Dhyana – Meditation
Samadhi – Union with the Divine

How do I get to the event?

The Ashtanga Yoga Confluence will be held at the Kona Kai Resort & Spa, at 1551 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106, just 12 minutes from the airport on Shelter Island. RECEPTION 619.221.8000

When do I check in/out?

When you arrive at the Kona Kai Resort & Spa, please stop by the Confluence registration desk in the lobby. Please bring your ID to pick up your badge and event guide, which includes complete schedules and locations. Your badge will be your admission to classes and events and you will need identification to pick up your badge.

Who may attend the Ashtanga Yoga Confluence? 


The Confluence is open to both experienced Ashtanga yoga practitioners as well as yoga students who are new to the Ashtanga practice. We offer a unique opportunity for students of all levels to learn from master teachers of this profound and ancient system. To get the most out of the classes, some experience of yoga and a basic level of fitness are recommended.

What is a Mysore style class?

This is the method Pattabhi Jois used at his Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore, India. Students practice independently without verbal instruction, which requires that they have the primary series committed to memory. Teachers provide hands on guidance and attention to specific needs. To participate in Mysore style classes, we ask that you have a regular ashtanga practice and be familiar with the primary series of Ashtanga yoga.

Will there be an alternative to the morning Mysore class?

Yes, there will be a led (guided) intro level or primary series class running concurrently with the morning Mysore class. The guided class will be appropriate for all levels of students with a reasonable level of fitness. Guided classes provide an opportunity to learn proper pacing, alignment cues, traditional Sanskrit terminology, etc.

What is included in my registration fees?

In addition to your classes, you have access to daily special events, panel discussions, kirtan and evening events including the Ganesh Puja and catered opening ceremony. (All special events are free unless otherwise noted.) Transportation, meals and lodging are not included in tuition fees.

What should I bring? 


Please bring a yoga mat and, although Ashtanga yoga does not generally encourage the use of props, you may bring props that you feel are necessary.  A blanket or meditation cushion is helpful in meditation or pranayama 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. Don’t forget your sunscreen!

Will there be water readily available to refill my water bottle?

Yes. There will be drinking water provided at the venue.

What is your cancellation policy? If you would like to request a cancellation or refund, please use the registration confirmation you receive via email when you register for the event which contains your confirmation number and click the link provided to access your registration. Once on the registration summary page, click the Unregister button at the top of the page. You will receive an email confirming receipt of your cancellation; keep this confirmation of your cancellation. Cancellations received on or before March 16, 2017 will be issued a 50% refund. All cancellations must acknowledge an understanding of the refund policy. No refunds will be issued for canceling after March 16, 2017. Please take this into consideration when registering for the Ashtanga Yoga Confluence.

Where to have meals?

There are restaurants on the premises that will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner offering healthy menu selections for this event. There are also a variety of restaurants nearby accessible by affordable Uber or cab rides.

Starbucks
1552 Rosecrans Street
San Diego, CA 92106
619.758.1728
www.starbucks.com

Better Buzz Coffee
1480 Rosecrans Street
San Diego, CA 92106
619.222.2899
www.betterbuzzcoffee.com

Peet’s Coffee
955 Catalina Blvd #103
San Diego, CA 92106
619.858.0157
www.peets.com

Supannee House of Thai
2907 Shelter Island Drive, #110
San Diego, CA 92106
619.795.8424
sdthai.com

Bali Hai Restaurant
2230 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
619.222.1181
www.balihairestaurant.com

Point Loma Seafoods
2805 Emerson Street
San Diego, CA 92106
619.223.1109
www.pointlomaseafoods.com

Mitch’s Seafood
1403 Scott Street
San Diego, CA 92106
619.222.8787
www.mitchsseafood.com

Fathom Bistro Bait and Tackle
1776 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
619-222-5835
www.fathombistro.com

Brigantine
2725 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
619.224.2871
www.brigantine.com

Miguel’s Cocina
2912 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
619.224.2401
www.miguels-cocina.com

Harbor Town Pub
1125 Rosecrans Street
San Diego, CA 92106
619.224-1321
www.harbortownpub.com

Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern
4990 N Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
619.226.2103
www.j-fat.com

C-Level
880 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
619.298.6802
www.cohnrestaurants.com/islandprime

Coaster Modern Mexican
880 Harbor Island Dr
I’ve
San Diego, CA 92101
619.814.1300
www.cohnrestaurants.com/coasterra

Liberty Station Public Market
2820 Historic Decatur Road
San Diego, CA 92106
619.487.9346
www.libertypublicmarket.com

Tender Greens
2400 Historic Decatur Road
San Diego, CA 92106
619.226.6254
www.tendergreens.com

Ocean Beach People’s Organic Food Market
4765 Voltaire Street
San Diego, CA 92107
619.224.1387
www.obpeoplesfood.coop

Ranchos Cocina Mexican & Vegetarian Cuisine
1830 Sunset Cliffs Blvd
San Diego, CA 92107
619.226.7619
www.ranchoscocina.com

Sundara Indian Cuisine 
1774 Sunset Cliffs Blvd
San Diego, CA 92107
619.889.0639
www.sundaracuisine.com

BO-beau Kitchen + Bar
4996 W Point Loma Blvd
San Diego, CA 92107
619.224.2884
www.cohnrestaurants.com/bobeaukitchenbar

Wonderland Ocean Pub
5083 Santa Monica Avenue
San Diego, CA 92107
619.255.3358
www.wonderlandob.com

Naked Café 
3555 Rosecrans Street, Suite 109
San Diego, CA 92110
619.226.7866
www.thenakedcafe.com

Native Foods Cafe
3369 Rosecrans Street
San Diego, CA 92110
619.225.1155
www.nativefoods.com