Frequently Asked Questions
What should I bring to the event?
Here is a list of some items to remember to make your VIVA experience awesome:
- Water Bottle (water onsite from the tap, bring filtered if you prefer)
- Snacks (There are little restaurants nearby, but it’s nice to have a little something to munch on)
- Lunch (If you want to eat onsite)
- Towel (If you have the tendency to sweat)
- Change of Clothes (You may work hard and want to change into some clean dry clothes after a hard day)
- Yoga Mat (We will have very few onsite so please take care of your back as the space is hardwood floor)
- Some Cash (There will be some fun swag on sale at the event, you can always use transfers and paypal too!)
- A Hat (We may go outside depending on weather)
- Sunscreen (Outside possible)
- Notebook (If you like to take notes)
Do I need a partner?
Not at all! Partners are great, however, we work often in groups of three (or more). Expect to meet many people at the event. Of course, if you have a partner you like to work with, it’s fantastic that you both see the same material to either work together or remember and review together later.
Is there food onsite?
We may have some snacks onsite, however, you will want to find lunch at one of the many interesting and tasty restaurant/cafe options nearby. More details at the event!
Can I pay onsite?
It is a good idea to reserve your spot before the event. The space does limit the number of participants possible at the festival. That said, if spots are still available, there will be options to pay onsite, either using our online payment system or in cash.
What is the closest metro?
The space is located almost equidistant from the Metros Parc and De Castelnau. Check the location page for more information on how best to arrive.
Is there parking onsite?
There is free parking nearby on some of the cross streets. Parking will be easier on Saturday and Sunday so come earlier Friday to find a good spot.
What if a class is too challenging or too easy for my abilities?
You are welcome to change classes within the first 15 minutes. We discourage switching after 15 minutes as warm ups and progressions specific to the content will have already been explored. Switching also disrupts the flow of groups. You are also welcome to ask your instructor for more preparatory versions of the material presented or intensifications.
What if I buy a ticket and then cannot attend?
We will give a full refund up until May 31st. We will return 50% of your fee from June 1st to June 14th. From June 15th on there will be no refunds. You are welcome to sell your ticket to someone else and inform us of the switch so we can change the name on our participant list.
What if I want to volunteer?
We are looking for dedicated volunteers both for help before the festival and during. We will certainly need people who can take registrations and handle the front desk at the event. Also we would love to have help with getting sponsors, with making press releases, with taking photos and videos at the event, and with first aid onsite.
Are there vendors at the event?
If you have an awesome product that appeals to the acroyoga community or if you know of someone who does, please email the VIVAcroyoga team with a description of the product and we will try to get you a spot at the festival to sell your amazing stock!
How can I find lodging for the weekend?
Please post on the facebook event page if you are looking for a place to stay during the festival. Our community is very welcoming and we will do our best to find you a spot to rest your body and mind.