Garth travels regularly to lead; Shiva Yoga® Teacher Training programs, weekend intensives, workshops, master classes, and present at yoga festivals & conferences around the world.  If you would like to collaborate with us and host a Shiva Yoga® Teacher Training program, a weekend intensive, workshops or master classes at your studio, or have Garth present at your festival or conference, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.  Please reach out to us with any questions: mail@garthhewittyoga.com or 310-800-8614.  

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Weekend Intensive Program:

The Weekend Intensive Program gives students a chance to experience a number of different practices over the course of an entire weekend.  This program can be configured for your community.  Days and hours can be added or taken away.

Shiva Yoga® 24hr Weekend Intensive Training:
The Shiva Yoga® 24hr Weekend Intensive Training gives students a chance to experience a number of different practices spread out over an entire weekend.  Each morning begins with a Shiva Power® master class, with a discussion on yoga, yoga practice, and yoga philosophy.  Each afternoon begins with a Shiva Yoga® workshop and ends with a Shiva Meditation® class.   

Shiva Yoga® 24hr Weekend Intensive:
Friday: 8-12pm - Shiva Power® master class with Discussion
Friday: 2-6pm – Shiva Yoga® Workshop 1 

Saturday: 8-12pm - Shiva Power® master class with Discussion
Saturday: 2-6pm – Shiva Yoga® Workshop 2 

Saturday: 8-12pm - Shiva Power® master class with Discussion
Saturday: 2-6pm – Shiva Yoga® Workshop 3

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Class Descriptions:

Shiva Power® master class: (2-3hrs)
Setting intentions and practicing gratitude, students move through a challenging and balanced flow, with an emphasis on concentration and surrendering into the fire, in order to achieve a state of balance, let go of attachment to the ego, quiet the mind, and work towards Self-realization.  This class will conclude with an extended final rest and seated meditation.  Advanced variations will be taught for advanced students, and modifications will be offered for beginners.

Shiva Meditation® class: (1-1.5hr)
Students practice seated pranayama with mudras and bandhas, learning to work with energy and find balance.  This is followed by a guided yoga Nidra practice teaching students to let go of the outer world and the body and turn inward. The practice concludes with seated concentration practices and a Seedless meditation which helps students to quiet their mind, move into stillness, and experience a deeper connection to the true nature of the Self.  

Shiva Meditation® class + Philosophy Talk:  (2-3hrs)
A discussion of yoga philosophy and meditation is followed by a complete Shiva Meditation® class -- with pranayama, yoga Nidra, and seated concentration practices.   

Shiva Yoga® Maha Sadhana:  (3-4hrs)
The "best of the best" that yoga has to offer.  A celebration of yoga which honors Garth’s teacher’s -- Sri Dharma Mittra, Srivatsa Ramaswami, Annie Carpenter, and others.  A philosophy discussion is followed by a strong asana practice, with lots of fun partner yoga, cleansing practices, pranayama, guided yoga Nidra meditation, and seated concentration & meditation practices. Each Shiva Yoga® Maha Sadhana concludes with a special demo offering! 

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Workshop Menu:

Sun Salutations Workshop: (3-4hrs)
Students will review anatomy, breakdown different Sun Salutation sequences, discuss sequencing, the origins of the Sun Salutations, and the purpose of the Sun Salutations in a yoga class.  Students will practice healthy and safe ways to jump forward and jump backward and examine in detail the Low Plank (Chatturanga) and Knees, Chest, Chin (Ashta Namaskara).  This workshop is suitable for all levels.  Advanced variations will be taught for intermediate and advanced students and there will be modifications for beginners.  Excellent for teachers and students who want to become teachers, and for anyone who wants to learn more about the practice of Sun Salutations in yoga.  

Asana Breakdown 101 - Standing Warmup Poses Workshop:  (3-4hrs)
Students will review anatomy, learn about the muscles involved in the standing warmup poses, learn how to breakdown beginner, intermediate, and advanced poses, and discuss sequencing and the purpose of the standing warmup poses in a yoga class.  This workshop is suitable for all levels.  Excellent for teachers and students who want to become teachers, and for anyone who wants to learn more about asana breakdown and the standing warm-up poses.  

Asana Breakdown 102 - Standing Balance Poses Workshop: (3-4hrs)
Students will review anatomy, learn about the muscles involved in the standing balance poses, learn how to breakdown beginner, intermediate, and advanced poses, and discuss sequencing and the purpose of the standing balance poses in a yoga class.  This workshop is suitable for all levels.  Excellent for teachers and students who want to become teachers, and for anyone who wants to learn more about asana breakdown and the standing balance poses.  

Arm Balancing Workshop:  (3-4hrs)
Students will review anatomy, learn about the muscles involved in arm balancing, breakdown beginner, intermediate, and advanced poses, and discuss sequencing and the purpose of the arm balancing in a yoga class.  This workshop is suitable for all levels.  Advanced variations and transitions from inversions and downward dog will be taught for intermediate and advanced students, and there will be modifications and preparation poses for beginners.  Excellent for teachers and students who want to become teachers, and for anyone who wants to learn more about arm balancing.    

Core Workshop:  (3-4hrs)
Students will review anatomy, learn the core muscles, their function, how they are used in different poses, and discuss sequencing and the purpose of the core exercises in a yoga class.  Students will learn how to stabilize their low back with core bracing techniques, how to engage the transverse abdominals, and take a closer look at the muscles used during; respiration, pranayama, and the advanced bandha practices.  This workshop is suitable for all levels.  Students are encouraged to work at their own pace.  There will be modifications for beginners.  Excellent for teachers and students who want to become teachers, and for anyone who wants to learn more about their core.  

Hip Opening Workshop:  (3-4hrs)
Students will review anatomy, learn about the muscles involved in hip opening, breakdown beginner, intermediate, and advanced poses, and explore sequencing and the purpose of hip opening in a yoga class.  This workshop is suitable for all levels.  Excellent for teachers and students who want to become teachers, and for anyone who wants to learn more about hip opening.   

Shoulder Opening Workshop:  (3-4hrs)
Students will review anatomy, learn about the muscles involved in shoulder opening, breakdown beginner, intermediate, and advanced poses, and explore sequencing and the purpose of shoulder opening in a yoga class.  This workshop is suitable for all levels.  Excellent for teachers and students who want to become teachers, and for anyone who wants to learn more about shoulder opening.  

Inversions 101 - Head Balance Workshop: (3-4hrs)
Students will review anatomy, learn about the muscles involved in the Head Balance poses, breakdown beginner, intermediate, and advanced poses, and discuss sequencing and the purpose of the Head Balance poses in a yoga class.  This workshop is suitablefor all levels.  Advanced variations will be taught for intermediate and advanced students,and there will be modifications and preparation poses for beginners. Excellent for teachers and students who want to become teachers, and for anyone who wants to learn more about balancing on their head. 

Inversions 102 - Shoulder Stand Sequence Workshop: (3-4hrs)
Students will review anatomy, learn about the muscles involved in the Shoulder Stand, breakdown beginner, intermediate, and advanced poses, and discuss sequencing and the purpose of the shoulder stand sequence in a yoga class.  This workshop is suitablefor all levels.  Advanced variations will be taught for intermediate and advanced students,and there will be modifications and preparation poses for beginners. Excellent for teachers and students who want to become teachers, and for anyone who wants to learn more about the shoulder stand sequence. 

Inversions 101 & 102 - Head Balance & Shoulder Stand Sequence Workshop: (3-4hrs)
Students will review anatomy, learn about the muscles involved in the Head Balance poses and the Shoulder Stand sequence, breakdown beginner, intermediate, and advanced poses, and discuss sequencing and the purpose of the Head Balance poses and the Shoulder Stand sequence in a yoga class. This workshop is suitablefor all levels.  Advanced variations will be taught for intermediate and advanced students,and there will be modifications and preparation poses for beginners. Excellent for teachers and students who want to become teachers, and for anyone who wants to learn more about the Head Balance poses and the Shoulder Stand sequence. 

Handstand Workshop:  (3-4hrs)
Students will review anatomy, learn about the muscles involved in the handstand, and breakdown the pose.  Several techniques will be taught to help students find balance in the middle of the room.  There will be lots of time to practice.  This workshop is suitable for all levels.  Advanced variations will be taught for intermediate and advanced students, and modifications and preparation poses for beginners.  Some challenging and fun partner exercises will help each student learn to trust, and gain confidence and courage.  Excellent for teachers and students who want to become teachers, and for anyone who wants to deepen their practice and learn more about handstands. 

Backbending Workshop:  (3-4hrs)
Students will review anatomy, learn about the muscles involved in backbending, breakdown beginner, intermediate, and advanced poses, and discuss sequencing and the purpose of backbending in a yoga class.  Healthy and safe ways to explore deeper backbends will be discussed.  This workshop is suitable for all levels.  Advanced variations and poses will be taught for intermediate and advanced students and there will be modifications and easier poses for beginners.  Excellent for teachers and students who want to become teachers, and for anyone who wants to learn more about backbending.  

Twisting Workshop:  (3-4hrs)
Students will review anatomy, learn about the muscles involved in twisting, breakdown beginner, intermediate, and advanced poses, and discuss sequencing and the purpose of twisting in a yoga class.  Healthy and safe ways to explore deeper twists will be discussed.  This workshop is suitable for all levels.  Advanced variations and poses will be taught for intermediate and advanced students and there will be modifications and easier poses for beginners.  Excellent for teachers and students who want to become teachers, and for anyone who wants to learn more about twisting.  

Forward Folding Workshop:  (3-4hrs)
Students will review anatomy, learn about the muscles involved in forward folding, breakdown beginner, intermediate, and advanced poses, and discuss sequencing and the purpose of the forward folding poses in a yoga class.  Healthy and safe ways to explore deeper forward folds will be discussed.  This workshop is suitable for all levels.  Advanced variations and poses will be taught for intermediate and advanced students and there will be modifications and easier poses for beginners.  Excellent for teachers and students who want to become teachers, and for anyone who wants to learn more about forward folding.  

Awakening the Kundalini:  Mudra, Bandha and the Chakras Workshop:  (3-4hrs)
Students will explore Tantra philosophy, Hatha Yoga, the chakra system and the subtle body, different mudras and bandhas, and learn practices designed to awaken the Kundalini force.  This workshop is suitable for all levels. Excellent for teachers and students who want to become teachers, and for anyone who wants to learn more about awakening the Kundalini.  

Hatha Yoga Cleansing Workshop: (3-4hrs)
Students  will explore Tantra philosophy, Hatha Yoga, Ayurveda, and learn about the purpose of cleansing in a yoga practice.  There will be time to practice different Hatha Yoga cleansing techniques.  This workshop is suitable for all levels.  Excellent for teachers and students who want to become teachers, and for anyone who wants to learn more about Hatha Yoga and the Hatha Yoga cleansing practices.  

Yogic Breathing & Pranayama Workshop: (3-4hrs)
Students will explore; breathing, yogic breathing, and pranayama; review anatomy, learn about the muscles involved in breathing and different pranayama technique; learn about Tantra philosophy, Hatha Yoga, the chakra system and the subtle body, and discuss the purpose of pranayama in a yoga practice. There will be time to practice different breathing exercises and various pranayama techniques.  This workshop is suitable for all levels.  Excellent for teachers and students who want to become teachers, and for anyone who wants to learn more about breathing and pranayama.  

Yoga Nidra Workshop:  (3-4hrs)
Students will review the traditional eight-limbed path of Asthanga Yoga, take a closer look at the fifth limb, pratyahara – sense withdrawal, and explore the sense withdrawal practice of Yoga Nidra.  Students will learn about the different components that make up a Yoga Nidra sequence; and use writing exercises, partner work, and group sharing, to better understand the power of  setting intentions.  There will be time to practice a short and long Yoga Nidra sequence.  This workshop is suitable for all levels.  Excellent for teachers and students who want to become teachers, and for anyone who wants to learn more about Yoga Nidra.  

Ashtanga Yoga - The Yamas & Niyamas Workshop:  (3-4hrs)
Students will explore the Ashtanga Yoga practices of; yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, and pratyahara, learn how to move through the world in ways that reduce conflict, and learn how practicing Ashtanga Yoga prepares the mind for the advanced Raja Yoga practices of; concentration, meditation, and Samadhi.  This workshop is suitable for all levels.  Excellent for teachers and students who want to become teachers, and for anyone who wants to learn more about Ashtanga Yoga.  

Ashtanga Yoga - Samadhi Workshop:  (3-4hrs)
Students will explore the advanced Raja Yoga practices of concentration, meditation, and Samadhi, learn about different types of Samadhi, and examine the first chapter of ‘The Yoga Sutras’ of Patanjali.  There will be time to practice different concentration and meditation techniques.  This workshop is suitable for all levels.  Excellent for teachers and students who want to become teachers, and for anyone who wants to learn more about meditation and Classical Yoga philosophy.  

Samkhya Philosophy Workshop:  (3-4hrs)
Students will explore Samkhya philosophy, learn about Samkhya Philosophy’s ‘Theory of the 3 Constituents of Nature’, and ‘Theory of the 25 Principles’, and examine the relationship between Samkhya philosophy and Patanjali’s Classical Yoga philosophy.  This workshop is suitable for all levels.  Excellent for teachers and students who want to become teachers, and for anyone who wants to learn more about Samkhya philosophy.  

 

 
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