This is a new website, and I am still learning how to do everything myself. This FAQ page is one of the things on the list. Members can ask questions by clicking here.
Thank you for your patience as I get this site going. – Ian
Training in Orillia (2)
Long term: The cost of living in Orillia, for a single person, is over $2,000 per month. But rentals are hard to come by. Vacancy is less than 1%. (As an interesting aside, social assistance in Ontario pays, I believe, a little over $700 dollars per month for basic needs and shelter.)
Short term: Hotel rates are between $70 and $300 per night.
Current rates may be lower due to the pandemic. But I do not teach in person during pandemics.
There are Bed and Breakfast, and Couch-surfing options, through Couchsurfing.com
Restaurant meals can range from $15 to $50 per meal. When I eat out, I hardly ever pay more than $20.
My dream is to build a full-time residential training facility where people can board and train. An alternate vision is to get myself installed at a nice resort where I can teach the guests all day. *sigh*
I would like to come to Canada to learn from you. Is that possible? What is your class schedule?
Since March of 2020, all in-person classes have been suspended due to the pandemic. I am hoping to resume regular classes after everyone get vaccinated. Covid-19 vaccinations will be a prerequisite for students attending classes.
I am hopeful that regular classes will resume by the end of 2021.
While I do normally offer regular local classes, most of my students come from out of town, or overseas. People come for a few days, a few weeks, or sometimes for months at a time. Some have moved here permanently to train. The cost varies depending on the number of hours per day or per week that they can attend.
I do not know what format my business will be using when the pandemic is over. Many of my friends have already closed their schools. I depend on income from donations to this website and revenue from online lessons.
– Ian Sinclair