ARRIVAL IN HAWAII
Which airport should I arrive in?
We recommend using one of the travel planning websites such as Kayak, Expedia or Orbitz to search for your flights and also visiting Hawaiian Airlines and Go Airlines (local airline). Hawaiian Airlines has recently opened up more flight options from the U.S./Canada mainland, Asia and South Pacific. The airport you will fly into will be Honolulu Airport (HNL). Honolulu Airport is only about a 30-45 minute drive to Waimanalo. There are direct flights from many major U.S. cities, however you may also find cheaper flights, flying to one of the surrounding islands and then taking a local flight over to Oahu.
How do I arrive to/depart from the training location and off-site accommodations?
Transportation to and from Waimanalo is not included in the cost for the Yoga Teacher Trainings and students attending shall make arrangements for their own transport to their accommodations using a Taxi, Uber, Lyft, rental car, etc.
What accommodations are available in the area?
You have the choice to stay Off-Site for this training at the private home nearby as indicated on the training website pages or you can also choose to find your own accommodations. To see images and descriptions of the OFF-SITE Accommodation Options for the Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training Course you can visit the link below. If you are looking to find your own accommodations, Peak Beings will do everything they can to assist you.
WHAT TO BRING
Do you have a list of recommended things to bring?
It is recommended to travel light and remember that you are traveling to a tropical area. Yoga mats are not provided at the training so please bring your own yoga mat or you can purchase one in one of the nearby towns. Yoga blocks and straps will be provided by Peak Beings. If you want to bring any other props you like to practice with please feel free to bring them. Other items that we recommend to bring during your trip are: flashlight (essential), yoga clothes, water bottle, sandals/water shoes/comfortable walking shoes, short-sleeve shirts (cotton or light synthetic), light fleece/sweatshirt (it can get chilly at night), pants (cotton or light synthetic), shorts, socks (1-2 pairs), undergarments, swimsuits, light raincoat or small umbrella, hat/bandana, notebook/pen, sunscreen, binoculars, back/daypack, camera, toiletries. We promote natural clothing items (cotton), but synthetic clothing does dry better in the humid environments. Teacher Trainees bring a notebook or journal and if possible an ipod or mp3 player and associated chargers/batteries if you would like to use music during your class. Ipads, iphones, and other tablets are not allowed in Teacher Training classes for note taking.
What is available for food in the area?
There are many local cafes and restaurants as well as a local market where you can purchase food to make on your own. Peak Beings will do as much as possible to assist you to make sure you are receiving the nourishment you require throughout the training.
AMENITIES AT OFF-SITE ACCOMMODATIONS
What amenities are available at the Off-Site Accommodation Location?
You will love this property. It is located one block from 5 miles of beaches. There is great Wifi for streaming or if you need to do work calls. There is a covered lanai (patio) in the backyard where there is grill for barbecuing. There is Boogie Boarding, Body Surfing, Snorkeling, Kayaking, and Surfing right down the street.
Is there internet/phone access at the Lodges?
Yes, there is both internet and phone service available at the location.
Is there laundry available?
Yes, There is a washer and dryer at the property so you can pack light and wash your clothes whenever you choose.
ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA
What tours and activities are available?
It is located one block from 5 miles of beaches. There is Boogie Boarding, Body Surfing, Snorkeling, Kayaking, and Surfing right down the street.
What are the options for transportation in the area?
You can utilize taxis in the area as well as ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft, however there are a limited number of drivers in the area so it is good to plan a little extra time to have a driver pick you up. You can also rent a car from the airport or other local car rental agencies. Biking is an option as well. You can rent a bike in the area or other students have ordered bikes online and had them shipped there and then assembled them for use during the training. This is likely the cheapest option if you plan to use a bike as a main means of transportation during the training.
What is the weather like in Hawaii?
Hawaii’s weather is very tropical, located 18 degrees north of the equator and hours of daylight do not change much throughout the year. Sunrise is anywhere from 5:40 am to 7:00 am and sunset is anywhere from 5:40 pm to 7:00 pm, depending on the season. Daylight Savings Time is not observed, so it is important to check the local time when you arrive or are departing. Hawaii, being in the tropics, has very consistent temperatures (at sea level). Hawaii has two seasons: the Summer season is from May to October and the “Winter” season is from November to April. Summer time highs average 85 degrees F, while winter month highs average 78 degrees F. Summer and Winter are both beautiful times to visit Hawaii. The warmest months are August and September. The location where the training is in Oahu enjoys Hawaii’s ideal climate: light ocean breezes, sunny days, pleasant year-round temperatures (65-85°F) and occasional tropical showers that provide a cooling and nourishing change to the beautiful warm weather.
What equipment is available?
Yoga mats are Not provided for the training so we recommend bringing your own or planning on purchasing one at one of the local stores when you arrive so you are able to use it for the first class. Peak Beings will be providing blocks and straps for use during the training. If there are other particular props that you like to use during your practice, please feel free to bring them.
Is theft a problem?
The neighborhood is very safe as well as the surrounding area. Theft has never been a problem at any of the resorts or beaches, but like any tourist area we do recommend that you are mindful of your belongings in public and at the beach and try to avoid leaving any valuable items out in the open.