Commonly asked Questions
1) What is the cost of the festival?
Early Bird Tickets are on sale now. Q375 for the first 50 tickets or until March 5th.
Then tickets go up to Q425 until opening night.
Entrance into all the workshops and events is Q450 at the Opening at Del Lago.
If you only want to go to one workshop it is Q100 per workshop and does not include entrance into the events.
The Awakening the Dreamer Symposium on Monday, March 21st is included in the pass.
It is advised that you pre register so we know how many people are planning on attending.
2) Where and when can I buy tickets?
Festival passes are on sale online now. Passes at the door (Del Lago) March 17th, will be Q450 cash.
If you want to pay via pay pal at the door you are responsible for paying the credit charges.
Single day passes are CASH ONLY Q250 and will go on sale on Friday, March 18th from 7:30am
at the Pass table in front of Shambhala.
Individual workshop tickets are Q100 each if you are not investing in a day or Festival Pass.
3) Do I have to sign up for each workshop I want to go to?
No, just go to your desired workshop. Some workshops may be limited for space so get there early..
4) Will there be a map? How far is it between workshops?
Yes, there will be a map posted. There are workshops in various places around and close to town. The Yoga Forest is a bout a 15 minute walk through the valley. San Pablo is the next village over and is Q5 / direction. It takes about 10 minutes to get there, people will meet you in the basketball court so you can find your way.
Boats to Tzununa will cost Q5 and Tuk Tuks Q15-Q30 depending on your driver...
5) How do the timings of the workshops work?
Most workshops are 90 minutes (unless otherwise stated). Workshops begin fifteen minutes after the hour and then finish fifteen minutes before the next. (ex: 8:15-9:45) Everyone has 30 minutes to get to there next workshop.
6) Can I buy tickets/passes at the individual workshops?
NO! You must have your pass or tickets on hand at each workshop.
Facilitators will check for passes and collect tickets at each workshop.
If you do not have one, you will be asked to return to the Pass vendor and purchase one.
It takes a lot of time and energy to organize this event and it is the Festival of Consciousness,
so Please be conscious and honest and purchase your tickets. Thank you!
7) Where can I stay?
There are hostels and hotels in San Marcos, the average price for a dorm room is Q50 per person. In a few places you may be able to make a reservation but most work on a walk in basis. Feel free to check Facebook or web pages for these recommended places to stay:
La Paz Eco Hotel, Hotel Quetzal, Del Lago, Aaculax Hotel, Circles Cafe and Hostel, Bosque Encantado, El Arbol Hostel, Posada Schumann, Paco Real, Pete's Place, Horus, Hostel San Marcos, Hotel Silani and Panabaj. Maya Moon and a new hosel in Tzununa may also have places. Connect with the San Marcos Atitlan community page. This page also has various rental properties listed.
Mayan Moon Lodge is in the next town, a 5 minute boat ride and 30 minute walk.
San Pedro is a 10 minute boat ride away. The first boat heads to San Marcos at 6am and the last heading back to San Pedro is at 7:30pm. If there are enough people staying in San Pedro we will arrange a private boat to take you home later in the evening. (Let us know if you are interested)
Panajachel is about an hour away, first boat leaves at 7am and last returns to Pana at 5pm.
Private boats can be arranged and will cost you about Q200- Q250 depending where and when you are going.
8) What should I bring?
There are NO BANKS HERE so bring enough cash to get through the weekend. Also bring your own water bottle as FREE water will be available thanks to ECO FILTERS and because you create less garbage that way. If you have your own cups that is also great to minimize waste. Comfortable clothes, a pen and a great attitude are always useful.
9) If I do not understand some of the workshops, is there someone who can explain them to me?
Yes, there will be a long version at the Pass Table and posted on this site.
10) How does it work if I am giving one of the workshops?
All facilitators get a weekend pass that allows you to attend the workshops and parties. You MUST come and see Katherine between Monday, March 14th - Wednesday, March 16th from 1-4 in the afternoon at Shambhala collect it at the door on March 17th at Del Lago or Friday at the Pass table to get your pass. Facilitators will have a different colored wrist band so they are ONLY available from Katherine.
If after your workshop, you return and tell Katherine how many people attended your workshop you will receive a small gift.
Any more question?
Click on the CONTACT button above or Facebook Festival of Consciousness and someone will get back to you!