Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who comes to the festival? Yogis of every experience level from beginners, to those who have been teaching for years.
  2. I’m not an advanced student or yoga teacher. Is the festival for me? Absolutely, this is a wonderful opportunity to explore something new, as well as, deepen your practice. An open mind is the greatest asset for your festival experience; you will find many new ideas presented.
  3. What is included in my registration fee?  If you choose the Full Festival Pass, in addition to your choice of 10 hours of Main Track Workshops with master yoga teachers, you have access to: daily Morning Meditation, Friday night Opening Ceremony, Saturday night Special Event (TBD), Sunday evening Closing Ceremony, and festival shuttle service to get you around town.  You may add Optional Workshops, lectures or the Friday All Day Intensives to your schedule for an additional fee.  If you choose the Ala Carte Festival Pass, you may register for any of the Optional Workshops like Yoga Figure Drawing or the Saturday Lecture with Sarahjoy Marsh.  Transportation, meals, and lodging are not included in any Pass.  Please see the specials offered by Cannon Beach businesses on the Cannon Beach and Lodging & Travel pages.
  4. Can I register for just one Main Track Workshop or for one day?  Beginning February 1, we will open any available workshops in the Main Track for individual registration.  They will be $40/hour (2 hour workshop is $80, 3 hour workshop is $120).  A Saturday Festival Pass ($210) and a Sunday Festival Pass ($190) will also be available.
  5. Are meals included in the price of the festival?  No, meals at the festival are not included in tuition.  However, there is no shortage of wonderful restaurants for all budgets in Cannon Beach.  Some restaurants are offering specials during the festival.
  6. What should I bring?  We suggest that you bring your yoga mat and any props that your instructor has requested or that you regularly use in your practice.  A blanket or meditation cushion is helpful if you plan to participate in meditation.  You may also want to bring a refillable water bottle, slip-on shoes and of course, comfortable clothing that will allow you to move freely.  Please read course descriptions carefully for other items that are needed for your workshops. These items may also be for sale on site during the Welcome and registration check-in.  Or pre-order items you need from Cannon Beach Yoga Arts:  503-440-1649.
  7. Are there Continuing Education Credits available? All  of the Main Track Workshops with our Master Teachers are eligible for Continuing Education Credits with Yoga Alliance.  To receive Yoga Alliance credits, simply save a copy of your workshop record (either your badge or confirmation email.)  Separate certificates are not needed for Yoga Alliance.
  8. What is the cancellation and refund policy?  All refund requests must be made in writing via email to: or to Cannon Beach Yoga Arts P.O. Box 1038, Cannon Beach, OR 97110. A refund, minus a $100 processing fee, will be made for cancellation requests postmarked on or before February 1, 2017. All requests must acknowledge an understanding of the $100 processing fee.  No refund will be given for no shows.
  9. Where is the Festival located? The Festival will be held in a variety of venues throughout Cannon Beach. These venues include Surfsand Resort, Hallmark Resort, Cannon Beach Chamber Hall, Sea Ranch Resort, Tolovana Inn, Cannon Beach American Legion, and Cannon Beach Yoga Arts.  The venue assigned to a particular workshop is subject to change.  Final assignments will be stated in the welcome packet that you will receive at registration check-in. Please check in to know where you will need to go and to get your badge for entry.
  10. What is the closest airport? The closest airport is Portland International (PDX) and is about an hour and 45 minutes drive from Cannon Beach.
  11. How will I get to the festival from the airport? You’ll want to rent a car or use the public bus transportation that leaves from downtown Portland twice a day.  The Portland to Astoria route stops in Cannon Beach:
  12. What are the accommodations? We have many wonderful housing options. And great group rates offered by a variety of properties.  See the lodging page for options.
  13. Can I register for just one workshop during the Festival? You may register for any of the Optional Workshops like Yoga Figure Drawing with a Partial Festival Pass.  Depending on availability, Main Track Workshops will be open for registration Feb. 1, 2017. Workshops will be prices at $40/hour.  A 2-hour workshop will be $80.  A 3-hour workshop will be $120.  We will also offer a Saturday Only ($220) and Sunday Only Pass ($190).  But please remember that the venues are very small, space is extremely limited.  If you want more than one class, it may be more economical to register for a Full Festival Pass and get the classes you want.
  14. What if I want to change a workshop?  If you would like to request to change a workshop, there is a charge of $10.00 each time you make changes, but not for each workshop change (therefore, try to make any changes all at once). Contact the Registration Coordinator at 503-440-1649 to request changes, or via email to  Changes are subject to space availability.
  15. How do I add something to my existing registration?  Contact the Registration Coordinator at 503-440-1649 to request changes, or via email to  There will be no additional processing fee to add a workshop.
  16. Is there a check-in procedure at the festival?  Yes.  You must check in at the festival Yoga Lounge located in Cannon Beach Yoga Arts. You must have a photo ID or a copy of your registration records to sign in.  Festival badges will be presented to you upon check-in and will be your only admission to events.  Badges MUST be presented at the door to be admitted.  If you loose your badge, there will be a $20 badge replacement fee.  You will also be given a Festival Schedule and Map with event times and a map to find your workshops.
  17. What happens if I lose my badge?  Be sure to check in with the Registration Desk as soon as you realize you’ve lost your badge.  Most badges are found by other attendees and turned in to the Registration Desk.  If your badge is not found, a replacement badge will be reissued for a $20 fee.
  18. Will there be water easily available to refill my water bottle?  Yes.  There will be water stations in each classroom.  We encourage you bring your own refillable water bottle to stay hydrated.
  19. May I pass out flyers and brochures before the festival?  Yes, we would love your help in spreading the word about the festival! Please Email: if you are interested in becoming an Outreach Volunteer or Studio Partner.  And as a way to thank you for your help, yoga teachers and studio owners who are registered for a Full Festival Pass will receive a $20 credit for students that they tell and register for a Full Festival Pass. To qualify, you must be a yoga teacher or studio owner, be registered for a Full Festival Pass, be identified by the student at the time of their registering for a Full Festival Pass (there is a place to do this on the Registration form).  Credits will be mailed after the festival.
  20. How do I join the Ambassador Team?  If you’d like to be considered to join our Ambassador Team, please submit the 2017 Ambassador Application pdf.  If selected to join the team, you will earn a Full Festival Pass.
  21. Is there someplace to store my mat and props during lunch and other long breaks?  No, there is no secure place to store your belongings during the breaks.  You may be able to place your mat and props into your next classroom during the breaks.  However, we strongly discourage bringing any valuables to the festival.  We are not responsible for any lost or stolen items throughout the festival.