Faqs

You asked. We answered.

  • 2022 Safety Update

    We’ve spent the last few months asking ourselves the best route to move forward, with our participants at heart and how we can bring back our festival community. For anyone who has held on to their 2020 ticket it is transferrable to our or 2022 festival - thank you for sticking with us through this difficult time.

    Our goal as we move forward is to deliver something to our 2020 participants that makes you happy that you purchased them when you did. We are still waiting on some key information to confirm the proper policies, however we will will be back with our range of classes, showcasing Canadian instructors, and new ways to move your body. As a festival focused on wellness, we will ensure that we are moving forward with your wellbeing as our priority.

    City of OM will focus on the comfort and safety of our participants; this year we are partnered with a local cleaning company to ensure the indoor venues are cleaned between classes, outdoor class options and ask that all participants are double vaccinated when collecting their festival bracelets.

    For indoors classes numbers will be limited according to capacity within government guidelines. If you are concerned about sharing indoor space, please do choose our Outdoor classes and workshops, where distancing will still apply. We are still unsure of what some of our restrictions will be however we will adhere to all COVID restrictions that are in effect that the time of the festival.

    Care for your immune system with plenty of rest, good nutrition and plenty of metta

  • How can I get there? Are there buses to Lansdowne & TD Place?

    Certainly. Check out the TD place guide for your best options.

  • When will the events run throughout the day?

    You can check our schedule here.

  • What should I wear?

    Wear weather-appropriate comfortable clothing that allows you to move is best. Don’t forget to rock your own unique style!

  • What should I bring?

    Bring as little as possible to the event to keep things simple! Here are the essentials:

    • Yoga Mat*

    • Sunscreen

    • Cash/Credit/Debit

    • Your favourite humans

    A cell phone is a great way to take photos and stay in touch with friends during the festival, however we ask that you please turn your phone off or on silent during yoga classes and workshops. Be present for your practice and mindful of others!

    *A limited amount of yoga mats and reusable water bottles available for purchase onsite.

  • What about bad weather?

    We are no strangers to unpredictable climates; the festival is RAIN OR SHINE!  In the event of severe inclement weather, the outdoor yoga classes will be relocated to indoor venues onsite.

  • What level of fitness or yoga do you need to be at to attend?

    Yoga and wellness is for EVERYBODY! City of Om 2022 has something for everyone. From expert to curious, newbies to experienced yogis alike!  Listen to your body, go at your own pace and have fun!   

  • How accessible is the event?

    City of Om 2022 is an accessible event that offers services to make the event more accessible to all attendees. Your ticket allows you to ride OC Transpo for free and Para-Transpo drop off is available. There is no parking onsite during the festival. The accessibility drop-off location is along Exhibition Way near the South West corner of the Aberdeen Pavilion. Festival terrain is largely flat, with paved pathways, and there are accessible washrooms onsite. Patrons with a disability who require an attendant are welcome to bring one attendant to the festival at no extra cost; please visit the ticket booth upon arrival.  

    * Please note that the festival does not provide wheelchairs for patron use at the festival.

  • I’d like to volunteer! How do I apply?

    Volunteer Applications will open March 2022.

  • 5K Run - What is included in the Fun Run?

    The 5k Fun Run includes:

    · A well-marked route along the picturesque Rideau Canal;

    · A cheer squad to encourage you along the way;

    · Bag check at Aberdeen Pavilion;

    · A treat from Pure Kitchen at the finish line.

  • 5K Run - Who can run with me?

    The 5k Fun Run is open to everyone! Runners can bring their pets and children in strollers along with them on the run. Pets must be on-leash and under control at all times during the run.

  • Will Queen Elizabeth be closed on Festival Day? (NCC Bikeweekends!)

    More info on that here.



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