Congratulations Ashlee!

Congratulations Ashlee!

Congratulations to my student, Ashlee! Ashlee completed her 200hr Teacher Training with me, at Baja Soul Yoga, in Cabo San Lucas last year. Ashlee recently completed her post training assignments and has now officially graduated and is eligible to register with Yoga Alliance. Great job, Ashlee! Proud of you. Excited to see you begin your teaching journey. Namaste! 


I am in Cabo for the next 2 weeks, leading a 10 day - 50hr Intensive program. Baja Soul Yoga is also hosting my Shiva Yoga 200hr Teacher Training program again this summer from July 15-August 16!!! Want to join me in paradise for a month and take your practice to the next level?

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Teacher Training Programs for 2019!

Teacher Training Programs for 2019!

Yogis! If you are looking for a deep and rich yoga teacher training program I’d love to see you in one of our Shiva Yoga® programs next year. I will be partnering with several studios in 2019 and leading several 200hr and 300hr teacher training programs. I’m excited to share these teachings with you. There will be a 200hr program at Baja Soul Yoga, in Cabo San Lucas, in July & August, and a 300hr program (spread out over 3 modules), in September, October & November, at Kula Yoga in Port Orange, Florida. I’m excited to partner with both of these studio’s again.

Please have a look at my website http://www.garthhewittyoga.com/teacher-training-1/ and click on the teacher training page for more information about each program. You can see video testimonials, pictures from past training programs, and details about our upcoming offerings. Reach out if you have any questions.

These programs will help you deepen your existing practice, understand the philosophy behind the practice, and give you a solid foundation to begin a yoga teaching career. Shiva Yoga® is growing too and there will be opportunities within our Shiva Yoga® community for qualified graduates of these programs who want to become Shiva Yoga® teachers. 2019 could be the year to change your life! Are you ready?

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Go deeper!

Go deeper!

I was talking last night in class about the need to contemplate the knowledge you are learning…

Go deeper.  There is always more you can learn about something.  

It’s through deeper concentration on an object that MORE is revealed.  This process of concentration, meditation, and Samadhi can be applied to anything.  You have to sit with something.  You have to dig deeper.  There’s MORE there.  You just can’t see it yet.  You have to do your practice, over and over again, and you have to be curious, open, and receptive.  The ego loves to have us believe that we’ve got it, we’ve figured it all out, there’s no more to learn.  The mind says, "I’m bored.  What’s next?  Give me something else.  Give me something harder.  What’s next?"  There is NO NEXT.  This is it!  Right here.  Right now.  And you haven’t come close to figuring this out yet.  You’re ready to move on already?  You’re barely scratching the surface of this place.  There is no place to go.  And if you are constantly thinking about the destination, and what is coming next, you aren’t really right here and right now.  Pay attention!

Your practice can be as hard or as easy as you make it.  Move slower.  Move like you are moving through water.  Reach.  Stretch.  Contract.  Open and close.  Follow the breath.  Inhale and exhale.  Slow it down.  Slow down.  Get more juice out of the orange!  Have you really figured out that pose?  Really?  Are you really present right now?  Look at each pose like you are looking at them for the very first time.  Approach your practice like you haven’t got it all figured out.  Slow down. Breathe deeply.  Take your time.  Experience everything you can.  Breathe into each moment.  Feel your body.  Feel how amazing it is to move your body, to stretch, to feel your muscles contracting.  

Your practice will keep getting more subtle and more refined but you have to keep practicing. The minute you buy into the idea that you’ve got it all figured out is the minute you stop learning and growing.  There is nowhere to go!  It’s all happening right here.  Right now your life is happening, while you are thinking about something else.

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