Three days of music, movement, health, food & fun! You can choose from lectures on health and wellness, a wide range of yoga classes, music, yummy food, live music and guided meditation along with lots of outside fun like a climbing wall, ropes course, canoeing, an observatory and swimming pool! Absolutely plan on coming, it will be phenomenal!
YMCA Camp Oakes, California – 47400 Monte Vista Drive – Big Bear, CA 9231
August 22, 23 & 24 in 2014
We love the mountains, but weather can vary and you should plan accordingly. In August the days can be warm, and the nights cool. Bring hats, sunscreen, and appropriate clothes. If you plan on spending time in the water, bring swim gear. If you are camping or using our accommodations, make sure to bring any necessary items to make your stay fun and relaxing. Make sure you bring your bedding and towels! Oh, and of course your yoga mat and any props you prefer using! A blanket or meditation cushion is helpful if you plan to participate in meditation. You may also want to bring a notebook and pen, a refillable water bottle, slip-on shoes and of course, comfortable clothing that will allow you to move freely. NEW: We have a new wonderful vendor offering healthy plant-based – organic raw vegan food – at the festival! Organic Circus Cafe will be offering yummy foods! 100% organic! Juices, smoothies, salad, entrees & desserts.
We have multiple yoga classes going on over three days, including music, movement classes, lectures on health and wellness, guided meditation and more! Also our location has a small lake for canoeing, a swimming pool and observatory! Come ready for fun and willing to share in your great energy!
Sorry, but ABSOLUTELY no pets whatsoever (except service animals). We love animals, but they should stay home where they are safe.
The festival location is about 15 – 20 minutes away from Big Bear Lake and Big Bear City. We love Big Bear, so make sure you take time to check it out too! Lots of shopping, great hikes and don’t miss the lake! Grocery stores, restaurants, banks and hotels are just a short drive.
Some mobile phones work, but there is spotty coverage. Wireless internet is available in the main building.
FREE water is readily available from the camp’s own well! Right from Mother Nature!
YES! Children are welcome! We do NOT provide child care, please plan accordingly. There are plenty of family-friendly activites – ping pong, swimming pool, canoeing, climbing wall, and more!
Everyone is welcome! Anyone new to yoga is especially welcome – we have beginning, easy and introductory classes just for you! This is a wonderful opportunity to explore and try something new! More experienced students will also have a wide range of classes to pick from, and an opportunity to deepen your practice. Bring an open mind!
In addition to your choice of workshops, lectures and classes with master yoga teachers, you have access to: Guided Morning Meditations, Meditation space by the Lake, Canoeing, Climbing Wall, High Ropes Course, swimming pool, live music, Observatory, Ping Pong, Sand Volleyball, Horseshoes and more! Transportation, meals, and lodging are not included in basic fees. Packages are available that include meals, which we encourage you to take advantage of. Lodging is not included, but we offer camping and dorm style accommodations.
Meals are not included in basic fees. However, packages are available that include meals at a very reasonable cost. We encourage you to take advantage of the meals packages and break bread with yoga teachers and fellow students!
So sorry, but ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS. Ticket includes all kirtans, yoga classes, lectures and workshops from August 23 – 25, 2013. Camping and on-site housing are sold separately. You may transfer a ticket to a friend if you can’t attend. Please email us firstname.lastname@example.org
We have many wonderful housing options for you! There is RV and camping, rustic bunk houses with bunk-beds, and dormitory bunk-bed accommodations. You can also find hotel accommodations in town, about 15 – 20 minutes away.
You must check in at the festival at the venue. 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 an Festival Schedule and Map, filled with event times and a map to find your workshops.
Yes! We would love your help! Please email us at: email@example.com
No, there is no storage for your belongings. We strongly discourage bringing any valuables to the festival. We are not responsible for any lost or stolen items throughout the festival.
Expect a beautiful yoga event in the San Bernardino Mountains. We play under the sun and stars. Our yoga workshops are held inside and outside. Music is by the campfire. The vending area is simple. We have showers, bathrooms, and a pool. More than anything, expect a welcoming and fun festival full of music, movement, health, food and fun!
The festival offers primitive tent camping in the festival camping area with other festival goers. We have showers, a pool, bathrooms, etc. RV camping is also invited, but there is NO HOOK-UPs.
All you need is the name or email you registered with you can bring a copy of your receipt.
No, our location is not available early or after the event. However, we encourage you to explore the cities of Big Bear City and Lake. There are accommodations and plenty to do in town!
Food is included in the cost of attendance in some of the ticket options. Vegitarian and vegan food options will be available. This is a festival for everyone, and we would like to create an environment where all people feel welcome. If you diet requires other food options, you may wish to bring food. However, there is not food storage or preparation spaces. Fires are not permitted. NEW: We have a new wonderful vendor offering healthy plant-based – organic raw vegan food – at the festival! Organic Circus Cafe will be offering yummy foods! 100% organic! Juices, smoothies, salad, entrees & desserts!
Yes! You may bring and prepare your own food. However, there is not food storage or preperation spaces. Fires are not permitted. NEW: We have a new wonderful vendor offering healthy plant-based – organic raw vegan food – at the festival! Organic Circus Cafe will be offering yummy foods! 100% organic! Juices, smoothies, salad, entrees & desserts!
You do not need any experience for the majority of classes. All our teachers are trained professionals, and can accommodate beginners. Classes are marked by level of difficulty. Classes geared towards intermediate or advanced students are identified for your information.
Yes, we encourage you to bring your free standing canopy or screen house to protect you from the elements. They must be free standing, not tied to trees. They must be reasonably sized for your party. It must weighted down, or be staked down properly.
We also offer rustic bunk accommodations along with dorm style accommodations. You can also bring an RV. There are many very nice hotels within a few miles.
Please, no pets. No loud music. No drinking and no drugs. No selling things without a vendors spot. Sorry, NO alcohol. NO judgment.
No. All of the classes are open to all festival goers with tickets, first come first serve. You may choose to take whichever classes you wish, when you wish.
Yes! We are seeking vendors that fit with our focus on music, movement, health, food and fun! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The festival is easy to drive to, and is within a few hours drive from Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Orange County, and San Diego. We encourage people to carpool! Coming from a distance, you can fly into the Ontario Airport. There are a few commuter buses too.
Volunteers can attend for free – contact us to find out more. Another option is to buy your ticket in advance! Lower ticket prices are available if you take advantage of the Early Bird tickets. Day passes are also available at low costs. Group discounts are available too, contact us with groups of 5 or more!
Full access to all Music, Yoga Classes, Workshops, and offerings like the Climbing Wall, Ropes Course, swimming pool, observatory and more!
We want you to have the best time at the Big Bear Yoga Festival! Bring yourself and your amazing gifts and energy to share. Leave any worry, let it wash away as you travel to come to the mountains and open your heart to an amazing experience. Focus on bliss, having an open heart and open mind. Say hello to someone new, met a new friend, give someone a hug and connect with new people. Share your thanks and appreciation with the musicians, volunteers and teachers! YOU ARE A BLESSING!