Frequently Asked Questions

Register for IYF 2024!

About the IYF

How can I register for IYF 2024?

Click here to register for IYF 2024!   Eventbrite is the ONLY way to purchase tickets for Parmarth Niketan’s International Yoga Festival 2024. Our official correspondence is only through There may also be some tickets to purchase on location at Parmarth Niketan each day of the festival, subject to availability.

Where is IYF held?

The International Yoga Festival is held at Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India. To learn more about Parmarth and how to get there, click here. Please note: IYF’s venue is ONLY at Parmarth Niketan, not at any other locations throughout Rishikesh.

Will I need to show proof of a negative COVID test?

There are currently no COVID protocols in place at the ashram.

What styles of yoga will be taught at IYF?

Every year we have more than 70+ hours of yoga classes, taught by renowned teachers from around the world practicing multiple styles of Yoga including Kundalini Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Iyengar Yoga and Hatha Yoga.  To see the full list of IYF 2024’s presenters, click here.

When will the schedule be released?

We’re sure you can appreciate that with the large number of teachers, classes and days that we need to coordinate, it isn’t always possible to confirm an exact date when a schedule will be released. However, it will be shortly before the Festival opens. Look for updates on website and social media.

List of presenters and schedule is subject to change at short notice.

Do I need to attend every class?

While we encourage you to participate fully in the Festival, attendance is optional.

What is included with my ticket?

All registration options include meals, hot drinks, classes, lectures and performances. In an effort to keep our waste to a minimum, please bring a reusable water bottle. We have filtered water machines throughout the Ashram at no charge.

How do I become a country ambassador?

The first person to register from each country will become a country ambassador.


About the Ashram

What are my transport options getting to the event?

By car, train, air, and taxi. Please see for specific information.

What is included with my accommodation booking?

Accommodation is provided from 2pm on March 7 until 12pm on March 15. The Ashram will provide you with mattresses, pillows, pillow covers, sheets, blankets, and towels. We also have a laundry service available at a minimum fee. We ask that you bring your personal toiletries and in an effort to keep the environment clean, please be mindful that your products be as environmentally sound as possible.

Can I have a single/private room?

Single/private rooms are available on a limited basis.

Do the rooms have hot water?

Yes – in all rooms. If your room has a geyser please turn it on 30 minutes before showering and switch off immediately after use. Please help conserve! Other rooms have solar heated water which is instantly available.

Do I need to bring my own yoga mat?

You are welcome to bring your own yoga mat, however, there will be mats available to purchase at the festival.

Where can I eat & what are the dietary options?

Dining facility will be available for all participants. Food is vegetarian. Vegan options include dal, rice, salads, vegetables & fruits. Please remember that we host hundreds of guests, and it may not be possible to have everyone like everything that’s offered at the meal times.

What food/drink is prohibited?

Please note: In respect for the traditions of the ashram, within the ashram the following food/drink are strictly prohibited: drinking intoxicants, eating egg or other non-vegetarian foods. We also recommend that you refrain from eating onions and garlic.

Are there guidelines on what to wear in an ashram?

Be sensitive and respectful, dress as modestly as possible, especially during the Aarti. In respect to the traditions of our ashram, shoulders and knees should always be covered at all times, including in classes. See-through clothing is not allowed and tight/revealing clothing is discouraged.

Are there laundry facilities?

Specifics of laundry services will be updated closer to the festival.

Where can I receive medical attention?

Parmarth Niketan/Swami Shukdevanand Charitable Hospital hours are Monday to Friday, 10am to 12pm and 3pm to 5pm. If you require attention outside these hours, please go to the Help Desk and someone will contact the resident doctor. Remember to carry your regular/prescription medicines.

Are there safety precautions I should take?

Rishikesh is a safe place in general, it is inadvisable for females to travel alone into deserted areas day or night. It is not safe to venture into the forest before dawn or after dusk as elephants and leopards inhabit this area. No unauthorized guests allowed in guest rooms at any time.

How can I meet with Pujya Swamiji for darshan/blessings and/or the havan (fire) ceremony before Aarti?

At our IYF registration & help-desk, there will be sign-up sheets for both of these events.


About Registering for IYF

What are the visa requirements?

Please be sure that you have a valid visa for India and that your passport is current. Requirements may change so be sure to check the Indian Embassy website for your country to ensure that you have the most updated visa information and visa.

What is included with my ticket?

All registrants can access 12+ hours of programming a day for the 7 days of this year’s IYF.

Can I purchase tickets for a specific day?

Day Passes give access to 1 specific day of IYF 2024, which includes all classes, workshops, lectures, and performances from Mar 8 – Mar 14, including Opening & Closing Ceremonies, along with the meals.

Are there discounts for group bookings?

Yes! Discounts of 10% off all full week passes are available for groups of 20 or more (the discount is reflected on the prices online).

Are there discounts for Indian Citizens?

YYes! We offer a significantly reduced pass for Indian resident citizens (ID required). For the Indian citizen week pass, accommodations are included.

Can I stay at the ashram before the festival / after the festival?

We are offering selected dates via Eventbrite to be booked in with your festival pass.

Can I change details on my booking?

If you need to make changes to your booking, please email

Can I purchase passes at the door?

We strongly encourage you to purchase your passes in advance to avoid delayed entrance, due to the increased popularity of IYF. If passes are still available, onsite purchases can be made by cash (rupees, dollars or sterling) or credit card.

I have received a higher charge on my card than expected.

International transaction fees may apply. Please check with your banking institution.

I am getting an error when inputting my card details.

Some credit cards/banks won’t allow transactions in a different currency. Please check with your bank to be sure you’re able to make international transactions with your card.


How can I donate to the ashram?

You can make an additional donation to the Ashram when booking your IYF pass. If you wish to make donations at the Ashram, please only do so at the Main Reception desk. Make sure to receive your receipt (even if you don’t require it). Please do not tip anyone, as this is against Ashram policy.

Where can I give feedback for future International Yoga Festivals?

We will be sending out an electronic Feedback Form following the festival. Please keep your mind open to improvement, and fill them in.

Refund Policy

No refunds are possible for cash, cheque, bank transfers or money orders. Refunds can only be granted for online donations by credit card under the following schedule: Before 1 Jan 2024,full less $75 processing fee. After 1 Jan 2024, 50% until 8 Feb. After 8 Feb, NO REFUNDS.

Are ticket transfers possible?

You can transfer your ticket to another person, at no charge, before February 8, 2024. Ticket transfers are not possible after this date. Transfer requests should be made in writing by the original purchaser to with full details of the person.

Terms and Conditions

All fees are per person / per registration. We cannot modify / discount residential packages for partial stay or participation for any reason. Accommodation and meals before and after the festival are additional. There is no guarantee of room type / preference at any point, however we will do our best to accommodate all requests. By purchasing your IYF ticket and collecting your wristband from our Registration Desk, you accept the following Terms & Conditions: Parmarth Niketan and it’s representatives shall be not held liable for any injury, damage, loss, delay or irregularity that may be occasioned for any reason by guests attending IYF, including but not limited to: death, personal injury, illness, delay or cancellation of scheduled performances and loss of or damage to personal property. Your wristband must be worn to gain entry & re-entry to venues and performances. Any wristbands removed or damaged will be consider null and void and will not be replaced. Parmarth Niketan has the right to prohibit anyone without a wristband from gaining access to any of the festival venues. All participants grant the International Yoga Festival & Parmarth Niketan the rights to utilise the participant’s image, likeness, actions and statements in any live or recorded audio, video, film, or photographic display or other transmission, exhibition, publication or reproduction made of, or at, the Event in any medium or context for any purpose, including commercial or promotional purposes, without further authorisation or compensation.