Sheung Wan | Hong Kong
Yoga Teachers College
Hong Kong night views for travelers
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 fulltime, 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 it’ll 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, lots to see & 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.
For transport options, schedule, and fare information visit Ground Transportation.
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 11 minutes’ walk from Sheung Wan MTR station, a 13-minute walk from the bars on Hollywood Road, and 3 km from the fireworks and light shows of lively Victoria Harbour.
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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 km from Victoria Harbour and 11 km from the aquatic-themed attractions of Ocean Park.
Sleek, trendy rooms with harbour or city views offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPod/iPhone docks, plus tea and coffee making facilities, and modern bathrooms with room views. Airy family rooms add window benches, workspace and soaking tubs.
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60 WEST – set among high-rises, shops and eateries on a bustling street, this relaxed apartment hotel is a 7-minute walk from the Sai Ying Pun MTR station and 2 km from the tram to the scenic Victoria Peak observation point.
Modern studios offer free Wi-Fi, iPod docks and flat-screen TVs, as well as kitchenettes with minifridges, microwaves, and tea and coffeemaking facilities; some add dining areas. The 2-bedroom apartments come with separate living rooms.
Amenities include a gym, coin-operated laundry facilities, and a simple lounge with games consoles.
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HOTEL LBP – This bright budget hotel is located 1 km from Central Ferry Pier and 4 km from Happy Valley Racecourse.
Decorated in muted colors and polished furnishings, the airy rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, as well as safes, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Upgraded quarters add sitting areas, while suites add separate living rooms and kitchenettes.
The hotel has a cozy restaurant and a lobby lounge. Perks include a fitness studio, a mini-theatre, and a rooftop garden terrace with BBQs. Massage is available for a surcharge.
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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
Couchsurfing – is a vibrant travel community of over 14 million locals and travelers. Use Couchsurfing to find accommodation in Hampton. Click Here to Learn More
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 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 here
- Yoga clothes, at least two to 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