Athens | Georgia, USA
Yoga Teachers College
PHOTO: Athens, Georgia, USA downtown cityscape
DATES (when to arrive/depart?) 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.
This Yoga Trapeze Teacher Training course is conducted in University of Georgia performing arts facilities in Athens, Georgia (an easy 75-min drive from Atlanta). This quaint college town is affordable, vibrant, and has one of the best rigging setups in the USA for inversion-style yoga.
Why Athens, Georgia?
- Top facility in the USA for inversion-style yoga
- Easy access in/out of Atlanta
- Affordable accommodation & food
- Vibrant, diverse, and intriguing city & culture
- Great place to connect with other like-minded people
BOOKING TICKETS (sites and recommendations) (Atlanta, GA) 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 usually recommend you just pick a favorite booking site and find a flight that meets your needs.
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PHOTO: Atlanta Airport
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is the busiest and most efficient airport in the world and, by some accounts, the best in North America. Is a global gateway, offering nonstop service to more than 150 domestic and nearly 70 international destinations. These locales include major commercial centers in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Africa, and South and Central America.
Shuttle Service from Atlanta Airport Commercial ground shuttle service is available from the Atlanta Airport to Athens almost every hour on the hour and drop off point is at the UGA Georgia Center (just across the street of the dance building and same building as the University of Georgia hotel listed.
For shuttle schedule and fare information call 1-800-896-9928 or visit Groome Transportation (Atlanta-Athens GA) online.
*Groome Transportation (Atlanta airport to Athens) also makes stops at some other near-by hotels besides the University of Georgia Hotel, as long as someone arranges at least 24hrs ahead of time. Each person should inquire when they make reservations.
Department of Dance and New Dance Theatre
PHOTO: The Arch | University of Georgia
The University of Georgia Department of Dance and New Dance Theatre is located in the Dance Building, which is connected to the Marine Sciences Building, located across the street from the South Campus Parking Deck. This is the best place to park. You may enter the South Campus Parking Deck from Sanford Drive or Lumpkin Street.
WHAT TO DO
Tour the UGA campus!
One of the oldest institutions of the country, UGA has both historic as well as state-of-the Art buildings. The landscape throughout is beautiful.
UGA Ramsey Center: Student recreational facilities are rated among the best in the country. The Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities has 3 gyms, 3 pools (one Olympic-sized, a 17-foot diving well, and a lap pool), a 1/8 mile indoor suspended rubberized track, a 44 feet-high climbing wall, 14-foot outdoor bouldering wall, 10 racquetball courts, 2 squash courts, bicycle repair stands, 8 full-length basketball courts, and 19,000 square feet of weight-training space. (must have a guest pass to gain admission).
The Georgia Museum of Art: The Georgia Museum of Art is an academic museum as well as the official art museum of the state of Georgia.
State Botanical Garden of Georgia: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia comprises ornamental gardens, trails and a vast array of educational programs.
Georgia Museum of Natural History: The Georgia Museum of Natural History is a consortium consisting of 14 natural history collections of archeological, biological, geological and paleontological materials.
Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library: A department within the UGA Libraries, the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies serves as a center for research and study of the modern American political system. 300 South Hull Street
* Since the Yoga Trapeze College is being held during UGA spring break, campus busses, dining halls and facility schedules will be altered.
University of Georgia
Department of Dance
263 Dance Building,
Athens, GA 30602
Parking: Private parking available
HOTELS – We’ve compiled a list of resources to help make the process easier! From simple search engines to hotel partner discounts, you’ll find the perfect space to stay for your training period.
University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel – In the heart of Athens and at the center of campus, the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel offers more than a convenient and scenic location.
Here, you’ll enjoy stylish and comfortable accommodations among our 200 guest rooms and suites as well as a diverse coterie of onsite dining options like Jittery Joe’s coffee at Georgia Java, southern comfort dishes and after-dinner drinks in the Savannah Room, and delicious deli options at the Courtyard Café.
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Holiday Inn Athens-University Area – Each standard Athens hotel room ensures a comfortable travel experience. Free high-speed, wired and wireless Internet access and an executive desk offer an environment conducive to work. During their downtime, guests can enjoy HBO movies on the 32-inch flat panel TV as they relax atop plush bedding.
A bistro with bar serves casual food; kids 12 and under eat free. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a fitness center, a business center and 6 meeting rooms. Parking is free.
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Hilton Garden Inn Athens Downtown – 3-minute walk from the University of Georgia, this urban hotel is less than 2 miles from the Georgia Museum of Art.
All of the contemporary rooms have custom-designed beds, flat-screen TVs with premium cable, microwaves, minifridges, desks, and free WiFi. Larger Executive corner rooms are available. Suites add separate living areas with pull-out sofas, and whirlpool tubs.
Breakfast is available (fee-free for kids under 12), and there’s an on-site American restaurant, as well as a bar and 24/7 pantry. There’s also a fitness center, indoor pool and whirlpool.
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Hampton Inn Athens – Located 3.3 miles from the Georgia Museum of Art, this modern hotel is also 5.2 miles from the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.
Flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and both full and lap desks (for working on the bed) are offered in each room, as well as free Wi-Fi and custom-designed beds.
There’s an outdoor pool and an exercise room in addition to the free daily hot breakfast (on-site) and weekday breakfast bags to go. Other amenities include a business center and complimentary parking.
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Hotel Indigo Athens-University area – A 9-minute walk from the University of Georgia, Athens and an 11-minute walk from the Athens Warehouse Historic District, this contemporary hotel is 5.6 miles from the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.
Stylish rooms featuring hardwood floors have modern furnishings. They include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, desks and coffeemakers.
A casual restaurant featuring a sleek bar and courtyard seating serves a seasonally changing menu and locally roasted coffees. There’s also a fitness room, plus paid parking.
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AIRBNB.com – A very good resource with a variety of price ranges is Airbnb. With Airbnb, you live in a home with a local family (or roommates). It’s a great way to meet people and also learn about the city.
There are reviews of the accommodation as well. It’s pretty credible. Check it out here: www.airbnb.com
TRIP ADVISOR – Has all the latest reviews on just about every hotel you could imagine. You can look at their map and search for hotels near our location.
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BOOKING.COM – Offers a pretty navigational accommodation search online. You can specify what you’re looking for and in what district.
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During the course, we’ll be moving, practicing, and practice teaching all day, so please wear loose, yoga clothing—and it’s a good idea to have two complete changes of clothes per day as you will get sweaty during classes.
Clothing / Gear to Consider:
- Check average temperatures here.
- Yoga clothes, at least 2-3 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
- Notebook / Journal
First/Last Day Travel Planning:
- All course dates include a first and last “travel day,” meaning the publish start and end dates of every course are for arrival and departure
- On the first day, we always have an evening orientation in the evening, but if you miss it due to a late flight, no problem
- On the last day, there are not scheduled activities, just travel home