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Shiva Yoga 15hr Weekend Intensive with Garth Hewitt at Agoura Power of Yoga!


Join Garth Hewitt for a 15hr Shiva Yoga Weekend Intensive at Agoura Power of Yoga!  

This weekend intensive will begin with a philosophy discussion and pranayama exploration, with meditation practice on Friday night.  

Saturday afternoon, students will practice Garth's signature Shiva Power master class, followed by a Shiva meditation class.  Saturday evening there will be an Arm Balancing Workshop.  

Sunday afternoon, students will practice another Shiva Power master class, followed by another Shiva meditation class.  Sunday evening there will be an Inversions 101 Workshop, exploring the head balance and the shoulder stand.

More Information & Registration:
Call: 818-735-0057
akadorrris@gmail.com
AgouraPowerofYoga.com

Weekend Schedule: October 13th - 15th

Friday Night: 
Philosophy Discussion + Pranayama Exploration & Meditation 7-10pm

This philosophy and meditation discussion will introduce students to yoga philosophy, pranayama, and meditation practices.  Students will learn concepts from classical and traditional yoga philosophy and gain a better understanding of the philosophy that informs modern yoga and meditation practices.   Students will explore seated meditation postures, discuss different types of meditation, explore pranayama practices, learn about concentration and meditation techniques, and the advanced meditation practice of Samadhi.  

Saturday:
Shiva Power Master Class 12:30-2:30pm. 

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, letting go of the attachment to the ego, quieting the mind, and working towards Self-realization.  This class will contain advanced variations as well as modifications for beginners and will conclude with an extended final rest and a seated meditation practice. 

Shiva Meditation Class 2:30pm - 3:30pm

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 class culminates with seated concentration and meditation techniques designed to quiet the mind and lead to a state of Samadhi, the experience of the true nature of the Self. 

Arm Balancing Workshop 7-10pm

This workshop will help students understand the actions used in each arm balance pose, key muscles involved in achieving balance on the arms, and how proper alignment affects the center of gravity, making gravity either a friend or foe.  Balancing on the arms is not just about brute strength.  Advanced variations will be taught for intermediate and advanced students to practice.  Preparation poses for those not ready to balance on their arms yet will also be explored.

Sunday:
Shiva Power Master Class 12:30-2:30pm. 

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, letting go of the attachment to the ego, quieting the mind, and working towards Self-realization.  This class will contain advanced variations as well as modifications for beginners and will conclude with an extended final rest and a seated meditation practice. 

Shiva Meditation Class 2:30pm - 3:30pm

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 class culminates with seated concentration and meditation techniques designed to quiet the mind and lead to a state of Samadhi, the experience of the true nature of the Self. 

Inversions 101: Head Balance & Shoulder Stand 7-10pm

An exploration of the head balance and shoulder stand inversions.  This workshop will break down the alignment in these inversions and also look at the bigger picture, exploring why these poses are two of the most important poses in yoga, known as the vipareeta karani mudras.  Students will learn how the body creates stability by using opposing actions, how to use the core to stabilize the low back, and how the muscles of the shoulder girdle work both with and against each other to provide a foundation for a healthy inversion practice.  Beginner, intermediate and advanced options in each pose will be looked at as well as various options for the shoulder stand sequence.