Program Description

Registered Teacher Training Program with Founder of Shiva Yoga® Garth Hewitt

Founder of Shiva Yoga® and creator of the program, Garth Hewitt, draws on his extensive knowledge and practice of yoga with his teacher’s; Sri Dharma Mittra, Srivatsa Ramaswami, Annie Carpenter, the Patthabi Jois family, Dr. Larry Payne, Dr. Christopher Chapple, Dr. Richard Miller and Jill Miller, as well as 25 years of practicing yoga and 18 years of yoga teaching experience.  

•    200+ Contact Hours 
•    *3 Month Unlimited Classes Membership at Shiva Yoga in West Hollywood (3           Month 12 Weekend Program Only)
•    40+ hrs of Yoga Theory
•    40+ hrs of Asana Breakdown
•    40+ hrs of Practice Teaching
•    Opening & Closing Ceremonies 
•    A Special Fire Cleansing Ritual
•    Daily Personal Sadhana 
•    Advanced Shiva Yoga® Workshops
•    A Partner Yoga Workshop
•    Shiva Yoga® Maha Sadhana Event
•    A Special Presentation of the film “A History of Yoga” by Deepika and Ramji.

The Shiva Yoga® 200hr Yoga Alliance® Registered Teacher Training Program is the ideal program for the serious practitioner of yoga and essential for those who want to become a certified Shiva Yoga® Shiva Vinyasa® Level One teacher and for those who want to become a Yoga Alliance® registered yoga teacher at the 200hr level. 

Shiva Yoga® draws inspiration from; Dharma Yoga, Vinyasa Krama, Vinyasa Flow, Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, iRest, Yoga Therapy Rx and Yoga Tune Up. 




·      Samkhya Yoga Philosophy
·      Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
·      The 8 Limbs of Yoga
·      Meditation
·      Tantra Yoga Philosophy
·      The Hatha Yoga Pradipika
·      Cleansing & Purifying Techniques
·      Bandha, Mudra and the Chakras
·      Anatomy of Breathing 
·      Yogic Breathing
·      Pranayama
·      Self-Practice
·      Personal Sadhana
·      Practice Teaching
·      Yoga Lineage
·      Modern Styles of Yoga
·      The History of Yoga
·      Yoga As a Practice
·      Yoga As a System of Philosophy
·      Yoga Anatomy
·      Applied Anatomy
·      Asana Breakdown
·      Yoga Etiquette
·      Practice Guidelines
·      Teaching Guidelines
·      Sequencing a Yoga Class
·      Using Props & Modifications 
·      Adjustments
·      Pre-natal Yoga
·      The Business of Teaching Yoga


Garth is a 500hr E-RYT with Yoga Alliance®, Teacher Trainer, Yoga Therapist, Certified Yogaworks Teacher, Certified Dharma Yoga Teacher, and has led Classes, Workshops, Retreats, and Teacher Trainings, in Los Angeles, and around the world.

Garth taught for several years at the original Yogaworks in Santa Monica and at Exhale – the Center for Sacred Movement in Venice.  He led the first Pure Yoga Teacher Training, in Los Angeles, at Equinox, with Ashley Turner.  He has been featured in and contributes regularly to: Yoga Journal, Yoga Journal China, Yoga Journal Japan, Men’s Health Magazine, Mantra Magazine, Yoga Life Magazine Dubai, Yoga & Wellness Dubai, Yoganonymous, LA Yoga, Yoga in China and Shanghai Daily News.  Garth has completed over 2000 hours of Teacher Training with his teachers and Yoga Therapy Rx training at Loyola Marymount University.

He completed teacher training at Yogaworks in Santa Monica with Annie Carpenter & James Brown, mentoring with Annie Carpenter, advanced teacher training at the Dharma Yoga Center in New York, with Sri Dharma Mittra and additional advanced teacher training at Loyola Marymount University, with Srivatsa Ramaswami. He has spent time in Mysore, India, studying Ashtanga Yoga, with the Sri K. Patthabi Jois family, practicing with Saraswati Jois, and in Chennai, India, studying Yoga philosophy, meditation, and Vedic chanting at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram.

He also completed the Yoga Therapy Rx program, at Loyola Marymount University, with Dr. Larry Payne, completed Yoga Tune Up® teacher training, with Jill Miller, and completed iRest yoga nidra training with Dr. Richard Miller. Garth is the creator of the Shiva Yoga® style of yoga.  His signature Shiva Vinyasa®, Shiva Flow™ & Shiva Power® classes focus on setting intentions, practicing gratitude, finding balance and quieting the mind.  He also teaches Shiva Deep™ deep stretching classes, Shiva Rest™ yoga nidra guided meditation classes, Shiva Breath™ seated pranayama classes, Shiva Meditation® seated meditation classes, the DharmaYoga advanced psychic development meditation technique, and sees students privately for Yoga Therapy sessions.  Garth is also the owner of the Mama Kuka™ yoga props company, which founded the YogaSphere® and the Yogi Pro Kit and progressive yoga strap system, and the owner of the Shiva Yoga® flagship Studio in West Hollywood, California.


$500 Deposit
$3000 Early Registration Price - Paid in Full - December 1st, 2023
$3250 Regular Registration Price - Paid in Full - January 1st, 2024
$3500 Late Registration Price - Paid in Full - February 1st, 2024