FAQS

How do I get to the event?

The Ashtanga Yoga Confluence will be held at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina at 333 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, just 10 minutes from the airport on the San Diego Bay. RECEPTION 619.234.1500

When do I check in/out?

When you arrive at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, please stop by the Confluence registration desk at the Marina Ballroom lobby on the 2nd floor just up the escalator from Starbucks. 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.

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 in walking distance. Below is a list of some local favorite places to eat.

What is your cancellation policy - All cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing via email to info@ashtangayogaconfluence.com. You will receive an email confirming receipt of your cancellation; keep this confirmation of your cancellation. Cancellations received on or before April 24, 2014 will be issued a 50% refund. All cancellations must acknowledge an understanding of the refund policy. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after April 24, 2014. Please take this into consideration when registering for the Ashtanga Yoga Confluence.

Starbucks
333 W Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
619.234.1500
http://www.sandiegomarriottmarquisandmarina.com/dining/index.html

Marina Kitchen
333 W Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
619.234.1500
http://www.sandiegomarriottmarquisandmarina.com/dining/index.html

Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine 333 W Harbor Drive
333 W Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
619.234.1500
http://www.sandiegomarriottmarquisandmarina.com/dining/index.html

Tequila Bar & Grille
333 W Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
619.234.1500
http://www.sandiegomarriottmarquisandmarina.com/dining/index.html

The Fish Market
750 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
619.232.3474
http://www.thefishmarket.com

Royal Thai Cuisine
467 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
619.230.8424
http://www.royalthaicuisine.com