Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Yoga Teachers College Immersion
Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, is known for its modern skyline lined with steel skyscrapers and colonial architecture for marveling. In this Southeast Asian city, you’ll also find luxurious shopping and dining centers as well as entertainment centers. Being a diverse city, you’ll easily stumble upon small, colorful shops, art deco neighborhoods, and food stalls for local, quick eats. Malay may be the official language, but English is widely spoken. It’s a no-brainer why we chose this mesmerizing place for our next yoga destination.
Reasons to love Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:
- Year-round tropical climate and city escapades
- Delicious foods to try and bountiful vegetarian/vegan options
- Affordable flights, accommodation, and travel expenses
- YOGABODY studio located in a great area near restaurants and shopping
DATES: The published immersion dates include an arrival and departure day. This means you arrive on the first and depart on the last day of the course. Arrive and depart any time that fits your schedule. If you’d like to arrive early or depart late, that’s completely up to you.
FLYING THERE: Kuala Lumpur is easily accessed from just about anywhere in the world via dozens of major airlines. These days, most of the big online travel sites are extremely competitive, so we usually recommend you just pick a favorite booking site and find a flight that meets your needs.
KUALA LUMPUR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: The airport is about 45 kilometers (28 miles) south of Kuala Lumpur city center. The best way to get to Mont Kiara is via taxi. The journey will be around an hour. You can order a regular taxi at the airport counter or order car service via GrabCar (the equivalent of Uber in Malaysia). The cost is around RM 80 ($20 USD).
See all transportation options from the airport to the city here.
WHAT TO DO: The Patronus Towers is the most iconic sight to see in KL. You can also visit China town, a very colorful area known for the local markets (perfect for picking up souvenirs) or any of the numerous Hindu temples (such as the Bantu caves). Kuala Lumpur is also known for the huge shopping malls with often over seven floors of shopping. In fact, our studio is located inside of one. We recommend rooftop pools, craft coffee shops, lounges with great cityscapes, or to go for traditional Malay food at the street-food carts.
LIFE HOT YOGA
Level 3A, unit 3A-01, 163 Retail Park.
No. 8 Jalan Kiara,
Mont’ Kiara, 50480
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
There are two hotels we recommend within walking distance to our studio.
AIRBNB – Airbnb is a great resource for finding accommodation to fit your budget.
TRIP ADVISOR – The well-known travel website has all the latest reviews on just about every hotel in the region.
BOOKING.COM – We’re sure you know what Booking.com is.
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.
Also, keep in mind that Malaysia is a conservative country, so bring appropriate attire if you plan to do tourism. Kuala Lumpur is tropical with average temperatures of 32℃ (89℉). So, pack for summer and bring a hat/umbrella.
Clothing/gear to consider:
- Yoga clothes, at least three outfits (more if you can)
- Comfortable walking/hiking shoes
- Layered clothing
- Backpack/shoulder bag
VISA REQUIREMENTS: You will need to apply for a visa if your nationality requires it. You can check on the Malaysia immigration website here.
POWER VOLTAGE: In Malaysia, the power plugs and sockets are of type G (same as the UK). The standard voltage is 240 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
FIRST & LAST DAY:
- 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, there will be an orientation in the evening. If you miss it due to a late flight, it’s not a problem.
- On the last day, there are no scheduled activities, it’s just taking into account your flight home.
MONEY: Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted. American Express, not so much. The exchange rate at the airport will not be too great but you will need to get some for transportation to the city center. You can simply draw from an ATM if your card has an international network. There are three money exchange houses near the studio, one of which is inside the mall.