Travel Information
Olympia | Washington, USA

Yoga Teachers College

The Washington State Capitol building in Olympia Washington

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.

Less than 1-hour from Seattle, this course is conducted at Gravity Yoga in Olympia, Washington, at the studio founded by senior Yoga Trapeze instructor and local resident, Lori Capra. Olympia is a beautiful and friendly town with a vibrant music and arts scene, a historic downtown, and a very open-minded community.

Why Olympia?

  • Easy access in/out of Seattle (less than a 1-hour drive)
  • Affordable accommodation & food options
  • Fun and historic downtown and local community vibe
  • Great place to connect with other like-minded people this summer

BOOKING TICKETS (sites and recommendations) (Olympia, Washington) 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: Seattle–Tacoma International Airport

Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA) offers daily national and international flights. Located within less than an hour’s drive, getting to the Olympia region is a breeze. For private plane service, The Olympia Regional Airport is a public airport right in Thurston County.

Ground Transport from Seattle-Tacoma Airport with great public transportation links, taxis, plenty of parking and a large array of rental car companies to choose from, Sea-Tac Airport has never been more convenient.

For transport options, schedule and fare information visit Ground Transportation.

Rental Cars Facility at Seattle-Tacoma Airport all rental car companies currently operating at Sea-Tac Airport operate at a separate rental car facility, with dedicated shuttle buses operating on a 24-hour-a-day schedule. Two passenger pick-up areas are located outside baggage claim at the north and south ends of the main terminal. For more information visit Rental Car

Studio Location & Local Guide


Gravity Yoga
Olympia’s Healthy Hangout

623 5th Ave SE
Olympia Wa 98501

Parking: Private parking available

Accommodation Options

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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Shared Room & Other Options – 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.

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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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What to Bring

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