Shiva Yoga® 500hr Yoga Alliance® Registered Teacher Training Program with Founder of Shiva Yoga® Garth Hewitt

The Shiva Yoga® 500hr program is divided into 2 Parts:
Part 1: The Shiva Vinyasa® 200hr Level 1 Program.
Part 2: The Shiva Vinyasa® 300hr Level 2 Program.

All students who register for the Shiva Vinyasa® 300hr Level 2 Program must complete a 200hr Yoga Alliance® Registered Teacher Training Program as a pre-requisite. Students do not have to complete the Shiva Vinyasa® 200hr Level 1 Program but it is recommended.

Training Outline & Course Description: 

The Shiva Yoga® 200hr Yoga Alliance® Registered Teacher Training Program is the ideal program for the serious practitioner of yoga and essential for those who want to become a certified Shiva Yoga® teacher and a Yoga Alliance® registered yoga teacher.

Shiva Yoga® draws inspiration from; Dharma Yoga, Vinyasa Krama, Vinyasa Flow, Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Yoga Therapy Rx and Yoga Tune Up.  

This program is ideal for aspiring teachers and those who are interested in deepening their yoga practice.  Students will begin each day with a Shiva Power® class or a Shiva Vinyasa® class, and finish each day with a Shiva Meditation® class or Personal Sadhana meditation practice.  The rest of the day will consist of: practice teaching, yoga theory, learning anatomy and physiology, studying yoga philosophy, learning about yoga history and the Shiva Yoga® lineage, practical workshops, and studying alignment and asana breakdown.

Founder of Shiva Yoga®, and creator of this program, Garth Hewitt, draws on his extensive knowledge and practice of yoga with his teacher’s; Sri Dharma Mittra, Srivatsa Ramaswami, Annie Carpenter, the Patthabi Jois family, Dr. Larry Payne, Dr. Christopher Chapple and Jill Miller, as well as over 15 years of teaching experience. 

The Shiva Yoga® 200hr Yoga Alliance® Registered Teacher Training Program introduces students to:

·     Yoga Lineage

·     Modern Styles of Yoga

·     The History of Yoga

·     Yoga As a Practice

·     Yoga As a System of Philosophy

·     Yoga Anatomy

·     Applied Anatomy

·     Asana Breakdown

·     Yoga Etiquette

·     Practice Guidelines

·     Teaching Guidelines

·     Sequencing a Yoga Class

·     Using Props & Modifications 

·     Adjustments 

·     Pre-natal Yoga

·     The Business of Teaching Yoga

·     Samkhya Yoga Philosophy

·     Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

·     The 8 Limbs of Yoga

·     Meditation

·     Tantra Yoga Philosophy

·     The Hatha Yoga Pradipika

·     Cleansing & Purifying Techniques

·     Bandha, Mudra and the Chakras

·     Anatomy of Breathing 

·     Yogic Breathing

·     Pranayama 

·     Self-Practice

·     Personal Sadhana

·     Practice Teaching


Highlights of the Program Include:

-      200+ Contact Hours with Program Founder Garth Hewitt

-      60+ hrs of Yoga Theory

-      40+ hrs of Asana Breakdown

-      40+ hrs of Practice Teaching

-      Opening & Closing Ceremonies 

-      A Special Fire Cleansing Ritual

-      Daily Personal Sadhana 

-      Daily Shiva Meditation® Classes

-      Daily Shiva Power® Master Classes 

-      Daily Shiva Vinyasa® Classes

-      Advanced Shiva Yoga® Workshops

-      Partner Yoga

-      A Shiva Yoga® Maha Sadhana