Anatomy Breakdown at Guruv Yoga.

Anatomy Breakdown at Guruv Yoga.

I had so much fun teaching anatomy yesterday afternoon at Guruv Yoga in Orlando! Thank you Tymi Howard for inviting me to be a part of your teacher training program. Great group of students! Really open and receptive and hungry for knowledge. Going to be some great teachers coming out of this program. I’m back with the trainees on Thursday (tomorrow) for more anatomy and applied anatomy. Lots of asana breakdown. I love breaking down the poses so we can better understand what’s going on in the body in each pose. Look forward to seeing you tomorrow everyone! Have a great day with Tymi today.  I’m leading an open Vinyasa class at 9:30 tomorrow too. Please join me if you are free. You don’t have to be in the training program to come to the class. Look forward to practicing with you.

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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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When you practice teaching others, you learn so much about what you know and what you don't know.

When you practice teaching others, you learn so much about what you know and what you don't know.

When you practice teaching others, you learn so much about what you know and what you don’t know. Our students, and teaching itself, is such a good mirror for us. Just like in your own practice, the yoga mirror shows you the things you need to look at, and the areas that are disconnected. Are you being effective when you are teaching, or not? Are you communicating with your students? Do they understand the things you are sharing? The real measure of a good teacher is not what you can do on your mat yourself, but how effective are you at connecting with your students, helping them to grow and transform. Show me pictures of your students. I want to see them. I want to see what they have learned. I want to meet them. Are they closer to balance? Are they more Sattvic? Do they have a deeper relationship with themselves, and deeper relationships with other people and the world around them?

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Go into the fire!

Go into the fire!

There is no growth without discomfort. There is no healing without pain. Go into the fire. Go towards the heat, the discomfort, the pain. That's how you're going to heal yourself. Yoga is not about avoiding things. Stop distracting yourself. Sit with your suffering. Breathe into it. Heal yourself. Take the journey. It's all about the journey. And if the journey is leading you anywhere but inward and closer to your Self then you aren't really on the journey at all. What's this journey all about? Learning to love. Learning to love every moment. Learning to accept yourself right here and right now. This moment is all there is. Imagine there is no future and no past. There is only right here and right now. Can you open up more in this moment? Can you expand more in this moment? What are you waiting for? Contract and you get ego. Expand and you become pure consciousness. How much could you open up right now? How much could you expand? How incredible is this moment right here and now? Are you loving it all? Are you breathing it all in? This is your life. Don't take even one second of it for granted. And stop running away from your pain. Stop! Right now. Back yourself. Show up for yourself. Now is the time! Go into the fire!

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