What is the most important thing I need to know about It’s Just Yoga Festival?
The message of “It’s Just Yoga” is: Yoga for Everyone, Yoga for You. Classes are donation based and open to all. Space may be limited so please come with an open mind and sharing attitude. The festival is built around local businesses, local yoga studios and benefits New Hope for Kids. Even if you choose not to participate in a class please enjoy the Health & Fitness Marketplace and the other activities offered at the festival.
Where is the festival being held?
The festival will be held in the heart of Downtown Orlando at Lake Eola Park. We are located on the Northeast side by the old Panera Bread. Lake Eola Park 227 N Eola Drive Orlando.
What is the festival date and hours?
The festival will be held on Sunday, March 10th from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Classes are scheduled throughout the day. Click here for class schedule.
Where should I park?
There is both free and paid parking in Downtown Orlando. See the City’s web site for Downtown Parking at http://www.cityoforlando.net/parking/downtown-parking-locations/
Do I need a ticket to attend a class?
No. All classes are donation based and benefit New Hope for Kids. Class sizes will be limited based on available space but we hope to accommodate all who attend. Though there is no fee to attend a class all participants must sign a release waiver. (Print Waiver Here)
Does the event benefit charity?
Yes. All classes are donation based and benefit New Hope for Kids.
What will I find at the Health & Fitness Marketplace?
The Marketplace is a free the public show where attendees can interact, sample and explore the latest trends in health, wellness, fitness and eco products. Many vendors will also be offering opportunities to win great prizes throughout the day. You will also have the chance to meet several local yoga studios and find the right fit for you! Click here to see exhibitor list
What should I do when I first arrive at the Fest?
Get an IJY Magazine/event directory at the Information Tent and sign a release waiverto get a participation wristband. Choose which classes you would like to attend or watch and relax and visit the Marketplace. Wristband is good all day! (may be required to sign additional waiver for Aerial Rig)
What is a release waiver?
All class participants must sign a release waiver before participating in any class. Children under 18 years of age must have a waiver signed by parent or legal guardian. You will receive a wristband with a signed waiver that will be good for all classes. Waivers are available at the Fest or you can request one ahead of time at Colette@inPowerEvents.com. No waiver is required to enjoy the Marketplace or watch classes.
Can I come if I’m new to yoga?
We welcome newcomers to It’s Just Yoga. The message of “It’s Just Yoga” is: Yoga for Everyone, Yoga for You.” It’s Just Yoga” festivals are for yogis of all experience levels, ages, shapes and sizes. If it’s your first time on the mat this will be the opportunity to learn something new or if you’re an experienced yogi you can go to new heights of yoga fun.
Please listen to your body, pace yourself throughout the day, and feel free to sit back and watch and rest at any time. This is completely acceptable in any class.
A limited number of yoga mats will be available for use if you do not own one.
What should I bring?
We suggest that you bring your yoga mat and any props that you regularly use in your practice. A limited number of yoga mats will be available for use on a first come first serve basis. You may also want to bring a refillable water bottle, slip-on shoes, sunscreen and of course wear comfortable clothing that will allow you to move freely. Also please bring a donation for New Hope for Kids and fun money for all the great exhibitors on site!
Is the event family friendly?
Yes. We encourage a safe and nurturing environment for people of all ages. There is a special children’s class but children may participate in other classes as well. All children must have a release waiver signed by their parent or guardian. We encourage a safe and nurturing environment and you are responsible for your children at all times.
Can I bring a pet?
Yes. We love animals, but we ask that you be a responsible pet owner.
Will there be food vendors available?
Yes. We will have small food and drink options on site but the Sunday Farmers Market next our even has plenty of vendors selling all sorts of healthy, tasty food options. You may also bring your own food and water into the park. No alcoholic beverages are allowed into the festival.
What happens if it rains?
Rain or shine we will be there with a smile to greet you. If there is lightning we’ll postpone until we have been in the clear for 30 minutes. With the Altamonte Mall connected to the festival site we have a great place to escape from a quick Florida rain shower.
Rights of Festival Organizers
The Event Manager or a representative reserves the right to inspect all bags and containers.
It’s Just Yoga Festival and its representatives, with the exception of gross negligence or willful misconduct, shall not be held liable for any injury, damage, loss, delay or irregularity that may be occasioned for any reason by festival attendees, including but not limited to: death, personal injury, illness, delay or cancellation of scheduled performances and loss of or damage to personal property. All attendees who choose to participate in a class will need to sign a release waiver
For the safety and enjoyment of all Festival guests, volunteers and staff, It’s Just Yoga Festival reserves the right to accept or reject any participant at any time without liability, in any event it determines appropriate, at its sole and exclusive discretion.
Festival Organizers takes no responsibility for lost or stolen property.