Sheung Wan | Hong Kong
Yoga Teachers College
DATES: The published immersion dates always include an arrival and departure day. This means if the course is the 1st to the 6th of any month, you should arrive on the 1st and depart on the 6th. Arrive and depart any time that fits your schedule.
Hong Kong is the epicenter of yoga in Asia, with hundreds of thousands of yoga students and an amazing, vibrant energy. Many trainees in this course live in Hong Kong full-time, but for those of you traveling from other countries, prepare for a fun and easy trip. The city is extremely well organized, has great transportation and infrastructure, and will likely become a place you’ll return to again and again.
Why Hong Kong?
- Incredible yoga scene
- Affordable transportation & accommodation options
- Great food
- Vibrant energy
- A lot to see and do
BOOKING TICKETS: Hong Kong is easily accessible from just about anywhere in the world via dozens of major airlines. These days most of the big online travel sites are extremely competitive (meaning the prices are very similar), so we recommend you just pick a favorite booking site and find a flight that meets your needs.
Commonly used airfare sites:
Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) is the main airport in Hong Kong. It is located on the island of Chek Lap Kok, which largely comprises land reclaimed for the construction of the airport itself.
See transport options, schedule, and fare information here.
Si Toi Commercial Building, 4 樓, Queen St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
We’ve compiled a list of resources to help make the process of booking an accommodation easier! From simple search engines to hotel partner discounts, you’ll find the perfect space to stay for your training period.
IBIS HONG KONG CENTRAL AND SHEUNG WAN – Set in a modern, glass-fronted building on a road lined with shops and office buildings, this laid-back hotel is an 11-minutes walk from Sheung Wan MTR station, a 13-minute walk from the bars on Hollywood Road, and 3 kilometers from the fireworks and light shows of lively Victoria Harbour.
Check it out here.
BUTTERFLY ON WATERFRONT BOUTIQUE HOTEL – This contemporary, upscale hotel in a high-rise building is a minute’s walk from the nearest bus stop, 5 kilometers from Victoria Harbour, and 11 kilometers from the aquatic-themed attractions of Ocean Park.
Sleek, trendy rooms with harbor or city views offer free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and iPod/iPhone docks, plus Philips air purifiers that make it easy to relax, refresh, and rejuvenate.
Check it here.
60 WEST – Nestled amongst high-rises, shops, and eateries on a bustling street near the Central Business District, this minimalist serviced apartment and hotel is a 7-minute walk from the Sai Ying Pun MTR station and 2 kilometers from the tram to the scenic Victoria Peak observation point.
Modern studios offer free WiFi, iPod docks, and flat-screen TVs, as well as kitchenettes, if you prefer to cook meals yourself.
Amenities include a gym, coin-operated laundry facilities, and a simple lounge with video game consoles.
Check it out here.
HOTEL LBP – This bright, budget hotel is located 1 kilometer from Central Ferry Pier and 4 kilometers from Happy Valley Racecourse.
Decorated in muted colors and polished furnishings, the airy rooms come with free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and mini-fridges, as well as safes and tea and coffee makers.
Hotel perks include a fitness studio, a small theater, and a rooftop garden terrace that hosts barbecues. Massages are also available for an additional fee.
Check it out here.
AIRBNB – Airbnb is a great resource for finding accommodation to fit your budget.
Check it out here: www.airbnb.com
CouchSurfing – Looking for a quirkier, yet authentic way to travel? Try couchsurfing. Internationally, the CouchSurfing community includes 400,000 hosts and four million surfers. This accommodation option guarantees you will meet local residents and receive some insider tips about the region.
TRIP ADVISOR – The well-known travel website has all the latest reviews on just about every hotel in Hong Kong. You can look at the map view and search for hotels near the location of the training.
Click here to find the right hotel for you.
BOOKING.COM – We’re sure you know what Booking.com is.
Find the hotel that fits your needs and expectations here.
During the course, we’ll be moving, practicing, and teaching all day, so please wear loose yoga clothing—and you might want to pack two changes of clothes per day as you’re sure to sweat.
Clothing/gear to consider:
- Check average temperatures in Hong Kong here.
- Yoga clothes, at least three outfits (more if you can)
- Comfortable walking/hiking shoes (we’ll move around throughout the day and probably take a hike)
- Layered clothing
- Backpack/shoulder bag
First/last day travel planning:
- All course dates include a first and last ‘travel day,’ meaning the start and end dates of every course are for arrival and departure.
- On the first day, we have orientation in the evening, but if you miss it due to a late flight, it’s not a problem.
- On the last day, there are no scheduled activities, just your flight home.