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.

Commonly Used Airfare Sites:

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.

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON HOTEL OLYMPIA – Located in downtown Olympia, just steps from the waterfront. Walking distance to the capitol, dining and the only hotel by the water with an onsite bar.

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THE GOVERNOR – OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON‬ – Stepping out for a walk and heading downtown and enjoying a variety of unique shops, art venues, and plenty of dining. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere as you stroll through Olympia where you will feel relaxed and at peace.

Imagine waking up in a comfortable guestroom with panoramic views of Olympia’s Sylvester Park or Capitol Lake and take in the picturesque views. This is the start of your day and there is so much more to do and see. Your Governor Hotel experience has just only begun!

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TOWNEPLACE SUITES OLYMPIA‬‬‪‬‬‬ – Located in the heart of Olympia, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hands On Children’s Museum, State Theater, and Washington State Capitol. Percival Landing and Governor’s Mansion are also within 15 minutes.‬

A fitness center, coffee/tea in a common area, and a business center are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free buffet breakfast, free Wi-Fi in public areas, and free self-parking are also provided. Other amenities include a meeting room, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities.

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FERTILE GROUND GUESTHOUSE – Fertile Ground is a confluence of past/future, urban/agrarian and local/global influences. With our mature gardens and towering bamboo, you’ll enjoy both quiet green seclusion and the walkable convenience of staying downtown. Built in 1908, this old wooden house gives the feeling of going back in time while offering the best of today’s technology. Olympia is a perfect launching point for exploring the region.

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GROUND INN – Ground Inn is perfect for travelers who enjoy the convenience, comfort and security of home at an affordable price. We’ve sacrificed nothing in bringing you this very clean and well-furnished lodging establishment specializing in private and shared lodging.

All accommodations include an organic continental breakfast, shared bathrooms, use of a well-equipped self-service kitchen, common rooms & locked security.

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THE SWANTOWN INN & SPA BED AND BREAKFAST – Located in a quiet neighborhood in the heart of Olympia, Washington, the Inn can be your headquarters for exploring the Puget Sound region, or your refuge to escape from it all.

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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.

There are reviews of the accommodation as well. It’s pretty credible. Check it out here:

Couchsurfing – is a vibrant travel community of over 14 million locals and travelers. Use Couchsurfing to find accommodation in Olympia. 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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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