Garth currently travels out of town several times a year to lead Shiva Yoga teacher training programs, teach weekend intensives, workshops, master classes, and present at yoga festivals & conferences.  The Shiva Yoga teacher training program is Yoga Alliance registered.  If you would like to collaborate with us and host a Shiva Yoga teacher training program, book Garth to come and lead a weekend intensive, workshops or master classes at your studio, or have him present at your festival or conference, please have a look at the offerings below and fill out the form that follows at the bottom of this page.  Please reach out to us with any questions to: mail@garthhewittyoga.com.  

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Weekend Intensive Programs:

The Weekend Intensive programs are our most popular bookings.  Garth has taught these weekend intensives all over the world.  The Weekend intensive gives students a chance to experience a number of different practices.      

9hr/11hr Intensive
Friday: 7-10pm - Philosophy discussion + Shiva Meditation® class
Saturday: 9-12pm/9-1pm or 2-5pm/2-6pm - Shiva Power® master class
Sunday: 9-12pm/9-1pm or 2-5pm/2-6pm - Workshop

12hr/14hr Intensive
Saturday: 8-10am or 9-11am - Shiva Power® master class
Saturday: 12-1pm - Shiva Meditation® class
Saturday: 2-5pm/2-6pm - Workshop 1
Sunday: 8-10am or 9-11am - Shiva Power® master class
Sunday: 12-1pm - Shiva Meditation® class
Sunday 2-5pm/2-6 - Workshop 2

15hr/17hr Intensive
Friday:  7-10pm - Philosophy discussion + Shiva Meditation® class
Saturday: 8-10am or 9-11am - Shiva Power® master class
Saturday: 12-1pm - Shiva Meditation® class
Saturday: 2-5pm/2-6pm - Workshop 1
Sunday: 8-10am or 9-11am - Shiva Power® master class
Sunday: 12-1pm - Shiva Meditation® class
Sunday 2-5pm/2-6pm - Workshop 2

18hr/21hr Intensive
Friday: 8-10am or 9-11am - Shiva Power® master class
Friday: 12-1pm - Shiva Meditation® class
Friday: 2-5pm/2-6pm - Workshop 1
Saturday: 8-10am or 9-11am - Shiva Power® master class
Saturday: 12-1pm - Shiva Meditation® class
Saturday: 2-5pm/2-6pm - Workshop 2
Sunday: 8-10am or 9-11am - Shiva Power® master class
Sunday: 12-1pm - Shiva Meditation® class
Sunday 2-5pm/2-6pm - 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)
This class takes students on a journey into stillness.  The class begins with seated pranayama techniques.  Students use bandhas, mudras, and specific breathing techniques, to work with energy and find balance.  Students are then led through a guided yoga nidra meditation practice, in order to let go of the outer world, and the body, and turn inward.  This is followed by a seated concentration and meditation practice, designed to quiet the mind, move into stillness, and experience the true nature of the Self. 

Philosophy discussion + Shiva Meditation® class:  (3hrs)
This philosophy discussion and meditation workshopwill give students an overview of yoga philosophy, compare different philosophies, explore different types of meditation, and help students better understand the different philosophies that inform different styles of modernyoga and meditation practices.  Students will do a full Shiva Meditation® class with pranayama, yoga nidra, and seated concentration practices at the end of the workshop.  

Shiva Yoga® Maha Sadhana:  (3-4hrs)
This ‘great practice’ is a celebration of yoga which honors Sri Dharma Mittra and is a showcase of the "best of the best" that yoga has to offer. Students experience a sample of teachings from Sri Dharma Mittra, Srivatsa Ramaswami, Annie Carpenter, and Garth’s other teachers.  The practice begins with a philosophy discussion, followed by a strong asana practice, with partner yoga, cleansing practices, pranayama, guided yoga nidra meditation, seated concentration & meditation practices, and a special yoga demo offering. 

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Workshop Menu:

Sun Salutations:  (3-4hrs)

Sun Salutations Workshop: (3-4hrs)
This workshop will explore the sun salutations.  Students will review anatomy, discuss sequencing and the purpose of the sun salutations in a yoga practice, learn about the origins of the sun salutations in yoga and why sun salutations are so widely practiced by so many different styles of yoga, discuss early practices of chanting during sun salutations, and look at the differences between traditional and modern sun salutations.  Students will practice healthy and safe ways to jump forward and jump back.  Advanced variations will be taught for intermediate and advanced students.  There will be modifications for beginners.  This workshop is suitable for all levels and would be especially useful for teachers and those who want to become teachers, or for students who simply want to deepen their practice. 

Standing Warmup Poses:  (3-4hrs)
This workshop will explore the standing warmup poses.  Students will review anatomy, learn about the muscles involved in the standing warmup poses, breakdown poses into their component parts, and discuss sequencing and the purpose of the standing warmup poses in a yoga practice.  Students will learn how to build more fire in each pose, create more space in their body, find the balance between strength and flexibility, learn their boundaries and limitations, and generally become more aware of their body and areas of their body that are out of balance.  This workshop is suitable for all levels and would be especially useful for teachers and those who want to become teachers, or for students who simply want to deepen their practice. 

Standing Balance Poses: (3-4hrs)
This workshop will explore the standing balance poses.  Students will review anatomy, learn about the muscles involved in the standing balance poses, breakdown poses into their component parts, and discuss sequencing and the purpose of the standing balance poses in a yoga practice.   Students will learn how to build more fire in each pose, create more space in their body, find the balance between strength and flexibility, learn their boundaries and limitations, and generally become more aware of their body and areas of their body that are out of balance.  This workshop is suitable for all levels and would be especially useful for teachers and those who want to become teachers, or for students who simply want to deepen their practice. 

Arm Balances:  (3-4hrs)
This workshop will explore a number of intermediate & advanced arm balance poses and transitions.  Students will review anatomy, learn about the muscles involved in arm balancing, breakdown poses into component parts, and discuss sequencing and the purpose of arm balances in a yoga practice.  Advanced variations and transitions from inversions, and downward dog, will be taught for intermediate and advanced students.  There will be modifications for beginners and preparation poses will be explored for those not ready to balance on their arms yet.  This workshop is suitable for all levels and would be especially useful for teachers and those who want to become teachers, or for students who simply want to deepen their practice.   

A Strong Core:  (3-4hrs)
This workshop will explore the core exercises.   core muscles, their function, and how they are used in different poses.  Students will review anatomy, explore a number of different core exercises, 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 practice. Students will learn how to stabilize their low back with core bracing techniques, learn how to engage the transverse abdominals, and take a closer look at the muscles used during respiration, pranayama, and bandha practices.  Students are encouraged to work at their own pace.  There will be modifications for beginners.  This workshop is suitable for all levels and would be especially useful for teachers and those who want to become teachers, or for students who simply want to deepen their practice.

Hip Opening:  (3-4hrs)
This workshop will explore hip opening.  Students will review anatomy, learn about the muscles involved in hip opening, breakdown poses into component parts, and discuss sequencing and the purpose of hip opening in a yoga practice.  Students willlearn what is holding them back from achieving a full range of motion in their hip joint, and how to work safely on advanced seated meditation poses, advanced backbends, and advanced forward folds.  This workshop is ideal for students who find it challenging to sit for long periods of time in meditation, and for those who want to prevent lower back pain and generally feel more comfortable off of their mat.  Advanced variations will be taught for intermediate and advanced students.  There will be modifications for beginners, and preparation poses will be explored for those not ready for deep hip opening.  This workshop is suitable for all levels and would be especially useful for teachers and those who want to become teachers, or for students who simply want to deepen their practice. 

Shoulder Opening:  (3-4hrs)
This workshop will explore shoulder opening.  Students will review anatomy, learn about the muscles involved in shoulder opening, breakdown poses into component parts, and discuss sequencing and the purpose of shoulder opening in a yoga practice.  Students willlearn what is holding them back from achieving a full range of motion in their shoulder joint, and how to work safely on arm balances, inversions, and while doing advanced backbends.  This workshop is ideal for students who have a limited range of motion in their shoulder joint, and for those who are experiencing pain in their shoulders, neck, or upper back area.  Advanced variations will be taught for intermediate and advanced students.  There will be modifications for beginners, and preparation poses will be explored for those not ready for deep shoulder opening.  This workshop is suitable for all levels and would be especially useful for teachers and those who want to become teachers, or for students who simply want to deepen their practice. 

Inversions 101: Head Balancing: (3-4hrs)
This workshop will explore the Head Balance poses.  Students will review anatomy, learn about the muscles involved in the Head Balance, breakdown the pose into its component parts, discuss the Head Balance as a mudra, its effects on the energetic body, and discuss sequencing and the purpose of the Head Balance poses in a yoga practice.  Advanced variations will be taught for intermediate and advanced students.  There will be modifications for beginners and preparation poses will be explored for those not ready to balance on their head yet.  This workshop is suitable for all levels and would be especially useful for teachers and those who want to become teachers, or for students who simply want to deepen their practice. 

Inversions 102: The Shoulder Stand Sequence: (3-4hrs)
This workshop will explore the Shoulder Stand and the Shoulder Stand sequence.  Students will review anatomy, learn about the muscles involved in the Shoulder Stand, breakdown the pose into its component parts, discuss the Shoulder Stand as a mudra, its effects on the energetic body, and discuss sequencing and the purpose of the Shoulder Stand sequence in a yoga practice.  Advanced Shoulder Stand sequence variations and transitions will be taught for intermediate and advanced students.  There will be modifications for beginners and preparation poses will be explored for those not ready for the full pose yet.  This workshop is suitable for all levels and would be especially useful for teachers and those who want to become teachers, or for students who simply want to deepen their practice. 

Handstands:  (3-4hrs)
This workshop will explore how to practice handstands.  Students will review anatomy, learn about the muscles involved in practicing handstands, breakdown the handstand into its component parts, and discuss sequencing and the purpose of handstands in a yoga practice. Several techniques will be taught to help students find balance in the middle of the room.  There will be lots of time to practice.  Advanced variations will be taught for intermediate and advanced students.  There will be modifications for beginners, and preparation poses will be explored for those not ready to balance on their arms.  Some challenging and fun partner exercises will help each student learn to trust, and gain confidence and courage.  This workshop is suitable for all levels and would be especially useful for teachers and those who want to become teachers, or for students who simply want to deepen their practice. 

Backbending:  (3-4hrs)
This workshop will explore a number of beginner, intermediate, and advanced backbends.  Students will review anatomy, learn about the muscles involved in backbending, breakdown poses into component parts, and discuss sequencing and the purpose of backbending in a yoga practice.  There will be emphasis on how to practice deep backbends in a healthy and safe way.  Advanced variations will be taught for intermediate and advanced students.  There will be modifications for beginners, and preparation poses will be explored for those not ready for deep backbending.  This workshop is suitable for all levels and would be especially useful for teachers and those who want to become teachers, or for students who simply want to deepen their practice.  

Twisting:  (3-4hrs)
This workshop will explore a number of beginner, intermediate, and advanced twisting poses.  Students will review anatomy, learn about the muscles involved in the twisting poses, breakdown poses into their component parts, and discuss sequencing and the purpose of twisting poses in a yoga practice. Students will learn how to build more fire in each pose, create more space in their body, find the balance between strength and flexibility, learn their boundaries and limitations, and generally become more aware of their body and areas of their body that are out of balance.  This workshop is suitable for all levels and would be especially useful for teachers and those who want to become teachers, or for students who simply want to deepen their practice. 

Forward Folding:  (3-4hrs)
This workshop will explore a number of beginner, intermediate, and advanced forward folds. Students will review anatomy, learn about the muscles involved in forward folding, breakdown poses into component parts, and discuss sequencing and the purpose of forward folding in a yoga practice.  There will be emphasis on how to practice deep forward folds in a healthy and safe way.  Advanced variations will be taught for intermediate and advanced students.  There will be modifications for beginners, and preparation poses will be explored for those not ready for deep forward folding.  This workshop is suitable for all levels and would be especially useful for teachers and those who want to become teachers, or for students who simply want to deepen their practice.  

Awakening the Kundalini:  Mudra, Bandha and the Chakras:  (3-4hrs)
This workshop will explore the Hatha yoga practices of mudra, bandha, and awakening the Kundalini. Students will learn about Tantra philosophy, Hatha yoga, the subtle body, and the chakra system.  There will be lots of time to practice different mudras and bandhas and experience the effects of each practice on the nervous system and the energetic body.  This workshop is suitable for all levels and would be especially useful for teachers and those who want to become teachers, or for students who simply want to deepen their practice.

Hatha Yoga Cleansing: (3-4hrs)
This workshop will explore the Hatha yoga cleansing techniques.  Students will learn about Tantra philosophy, Hatha yoga, Ayurveda, and the purpose of cleansing in a yoga practice.  There will be lots of time to practice different cleansing techniques.  This workshop is suitable for all levels and would be especially useful for teachers and those who want to become teachers, or for students who simply want to deepen their practice.

Yogic Breathing & Pranayama: (3-4hrs)
This workshop will explore breathing, yogic breathing, and pranayama.  Students will review anatomy, learn about the muscles involved in breathing and different pranayama techniques, learn about Tantra philosophy, Hatha yoga, the subtle body, and the chakra system, and discuss the purpose of pranayama in a yoga practice and how pranayama fits into the bigger picture of yoga.  There will be lots of time to practice mudras, bandhas, and different pranayama techniques. This workshop is suitable for all levels and would be especially useful for teachers and those who want to become teachers, or for students who simply want to deepen their practice.

Yoga Nidra:  (3-4hrs)
This workshop will explore the practice of Yoga Nidra.  Students will breakdown the traditional eight limbed path of Asthanga yoga, learn more about the fifth limb, pratyahara – sense withdrawal, and learn about the practice of Yoga Nidra.  Students will study the components that make up a Yoga Nidra sequence, and use writing exercises, partner work, and group sharing, to help them with intention setting.  There will be lots of time for the practice Yoga Nidra and for a full Yoga Nidra class at the end of the workshop.  This workshop is suitable for all levels and would be especially useful for teachers and those who want to become teachers, or for students who simply want to deepen their practice.

Ashtanga Yoga - Yamas & Niyamas:  (3-4hrs)
This workshop will explore the Ashtanga yoga practices of yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, and pratyahara.  Students will breakdown the traditional eight limbed path of Asthanga yoga, study the yama’s and niyama’s, learn how to move through the world in ways that reduce conflict and cultivate peace, and learn how practicing yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, and pratyahara, prepares the mind for the advanced practices of concentration, meditation, and Samadhi.  This workshop is suitable for all levels and would be especially useful for teachers and those who want to become teachers, or for students who simply want to deepen their practice. 

Ashtanga Yoga - Samadhi:  (3-4hrs)
This workshop will explore the advanced Ashtanga yoga practices of concentration, meditation, and Samadhi. Students will breakdown the traditional eight limbed path of Ashtanga yoga, learn about different types of Samadhi, and examine in greater detail the first chapter of “The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali”.  There will be lots of time to practice different concentration and meditation techniques.  Students will leave with a better understanding of how to practice meditation and with a number of tools that will allow them to create a daily meditation practice.  This workshop is suitable for all levels and would be especially useful for teachers and those who want to become teachers, or for students who simply want to deepen their practice.  

Samkhya Philosophy:  (3-4hrs)
This workshop will explore Samkhya philosophy, one of the oldest philosophies that comes out of the Indus Valley region.  Students will learn that “The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali”, and the Ashtanga yoga system outlined by Patanjali in the text, are supported by Samhhya philosophy, and understanding Samkhya philosophy is key to understandintg the practice of Classical yoga. Students will learn about Samkhya Philosophy’s ‘Theory of the 3 Constituents of Nature’, ‘Theory of the 25 Principles’, how the world was created according to Samkhya philosophy, and how the practice of Ashtanga yoga reverses this process of creation.  This workshop is suitable for all levels and would be especially useful for teachers and those who want to become teachers, or for students who simply want to deepen their practice. 

 

 
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