Travel Information · Manila, PH
Yoga Teachers College
Manila is the heartbeat of the Philippines. Being the hub for culture and entertainment, Manila epitomizes the perfect place for growth and discovery. Choosing Manila, Philippines as a destination for teacher training was easy. The beauty is obvious, as its modern culture is effortlessly integrated within the natural beauty of the land.
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.
If you’d like to arrive early or depart late, that’s completely up to you. During your course duration, you’ll have unlimited access to Sage’s classes in Fallbrook (San Diego), so if you’d like to schedule in some extra practice and travel time, please go right ahead!
BOOKING TICKETS (sites and recommendations) Makati City, Manila (Philippines) 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.
Commonly Used Airfare Sites:
Ninoy Aquino International Airport or NAIA (MNL) it’s the main international gateway for travelers to the Philippines. Formerly known and still commonly referred to as Manila International Airport, is the airport serving Manila and its surrounding metropolitan area about 7 kilometers (4.3 mi) south of Manila proper and southwest of Makati City’s Central Business District. More Information here.
TERMINAL TRANSPORTATION There is a shuttle bus system which connects all terminals for passengers who have connections on flights departing from another terminal. Is required to clear customs and immigration. Frequency of 15 minutes. Philippine Airlines has it’s own service between Terminals 2 and 3.
MANILA AIRPORT (NAIA) TRANSPORTATION: Check here
PHOTO: Rockwell Center – Shopping Mall in Makati
WHAT TO DO Makati is a city in the Philippines’ Metro Manila region and the country’s financial hub. It’s known for the skyscrapers and shopping malls of Makati Central Business District, and for Ayala Triangle Gardens, an area dotted with trees and sculptures. Ayala Museum houses the Filipinas Heritage Library and craft collections documenting the country’s history. The Rizal Monument is a memorial to national hero José Rizal.
3F Cambridge Centre
Tordesillas cor. Gallardo Sts.
Salcedo Village, Makati City
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.
Fraser Place Manila – This upscale extended-stay hotel is 8 km from both the Embassy of the United States and the SM Mall of Asia.
Featuring contemporary decor with bright accents, the polished 1- to 4-bedroom apartments come with free Wi-Fi, living rooms with flat-screen TVs, and full kitchens, as well as laundry facilities. Some have modern 4-poster beds, study areas and/or balconies with city views. Room service is available.
Continental breakfast and parking are free. Other amenities include an outdoor pool with sun loungers and a separate kids’ pool, and a kids’ play area, along with a fitness center and a sophisticated restaurant.
One Pacific Place Serviced Residences – Set 1.4 km from Buendia train station, this modern, high-rise hotel is also 7 km from the Embassy of the United States of America and 8 km from Manila Ocean Park theme park.
Relaxed rooms with contemporary decor offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks, plus minibars and tea and coffee making facilities. Upgraded rooms add kitchenettes and dining areas. Suites include living areas.
Amenities include complimentary breakfast, an airy restaurant and a relaxed cafe/bar. There’s also a gym and an outdoor pool, plus meeting rooms, event space and a kids’ playroom.
THE PERLA HOTEL – yoga+ has a special partnership with The Perla Hotel. By calling, making a reservation for the duration of the course, and saying you are a yoga+ student, you qualify for a special discount.
Call to make your reservation today!
+63 (2) 831-0049 or +63 (917) 655-5339
CITADINES SALCEDO MAKATI – In a high-rise building in the Central Business District, this high-end hotel off Makati Avenue is a kilometer from the archaeological Ayala Museum, and the shopping and dining options in Ayala Center.
Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with city views, the airy, casual studios feature Wi-Fi (fee) and flat-screen TVs, plus kitchenettes and sitting areas. The 1- and 2-bedroom apartments add living rooms with dining areas.
Breakfast is offered for a fee. There’s an indoor pool with a kids’ section and city views, as well as a hot tub and a gym.
THE PICASSO BOUTIQUE SERVICED RESIDENCES – This chic, design-centric hotel in the main business district is an 11-minute walk from Ayala Triangle Park, 7.2 km from Ninoy Aquino International Airport and 10 km from downtown Manila.
The colorful, contemporary suites feature free Wi-Fi, iPod docks and flat-screen TVs, plus partitioned living rooms, kitchenettes and minibars. Studios add dining/study areas and balconies. There’s also a split-level loft suite.
Free perks include a gym, a 24-hour business center, a local shuttle and a gallery featuring contemporary Filipino art. There’s also a spa, a beauty salon, meeting space and an upscale bistro.
AIRBNB – 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 in Barcelona. 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