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200 Hour Summer Intensive Yoga Teacher Training-Shiva Vinyasa- Yoga Alliance Registered

  • Baja Soul Yoga Cabo San Lucas Mexico (map)

Shiva Yoga 200hr RYT 

Shiva Vinyasa – Level 1 

Training Outline & Course Description

This Shiva Yoga - 200hr - Shiva Vinyasa - Level 1 - Teacher Training Program is the ideal program for the serious practitioner of yoga and essential for those who want to begin the path to becoming a certified Shiva Yoga teacher and a registered yoga teacher through the Yoga Alliance at the 200hr level. 

The Shiva Yoga system emphasizes traditional yoga and the path of Self-realization and teaches students how to pursue this goal using a modern yoga practice. 

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

Founder of this 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 and Jill Miller, as well as over 15 years of teaching experience. 


The Shiva Yoga – 200hr – Shiva Vinyasa - Level 1 - Teacher Training Program introduces students to: 

  • · 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 and Adjustments

  • · Pre & Post Natal Yoga

  • · The Business of Teaching Yoga

  • · 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

  • · Pranayama

  • · Self Practice

  • · Personal Sadhana

  • · Practice Teaching

Highlights of This 200hr Shiva Vinyasa Training Program in Qingdao Include: 

  • - 200 contact hours with program founder and senior teacher, Garth Hewitt

  • - Opening & closing ceremonies and a light ritual

  • - A special fire cleansing ritual

  • - Daily personal sadhana with pranayama, meditation, mudras and bandhas

  • - 2hr master class practices

  • - 40+ hrs of asana breakdown

  • - Specific asana workshops covering: sun salutations 1 & 2, foundational poses, arm balances, head balance poses and the shoulder stand sequence

  • - A special partner yoga workshop

  • - 60+ hrs of meditation, pranayama, sequencing, practice guidelines, teaching guidelines, yoga as a practice, the history of yoga, yoga as a system of philosophy, Samkhya yoga, The yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Tantra yoga, pre & post natal yoga, props & modifications and the business of teaching yoga

  • - 40+ hrs of practice teaching


The course will take place in Cabo San Lucas. 

The course will be 6 days a week with one day off. (Day off Sunday, subject to change)

The hours of the training yet to be confirmed and subject to change depending on students availability. 

If we have enough Spanish speakers practitioners the translator will be present throughout the training as well. 


8-12 / 2 hour lunch break/ 2-6

We are able to help organize accommodation for people traveling from outside for additional cost. 


The cost of the training:

$2300 early bird registration discount if registered by February 15, 2017

$2600 early registration discount if registered by April 15,2017

$2900 full tuition. 

Essay Questions for Teacher Trainees:

1. What is Yoga?  In your own words please tell us what the word yoga means to you.

2. How has practicing yoga affected you and your relationship to the world?

3. What was your first yoga class or experience?  

4. Please tell us a little more about your current practice.  How long have you been practicing?  How many times a week do you practice or come to class?  Who are your teachers and who has influenced you in your practice?

5. Please describe your life history and your profession.

6. What do you hope to get out of this 200 Hour  Yoga Teacher  Training Intensive and why have you chosen this program?

7. What do you want to change in your life?

*Please answer the following essay questions and submit them prior to the start of the program or bring with you on the first day your program begins.


Required Reading Materials:

Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar
Asanas – 608 Yoga Poses by Sri Dharma Mittra
Hatha Yoga Pradipika – by Swami Muktibhodananda
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – Translation by Swami Satchidananda
The Key Muscles of Yoga – by Ray Long
*Training Manual – Pick Up In Person at First Class
*Asana Manual – Pick Up In Person at First Class

*Please visit the recommended reading page at for links to purchase these books online through or ask if they are available at your studio for purchase or will be provided by the studio for your program.

**Please bring all required reading materials with you to class unless otherwise instructed.

***Please start to look over the required reading materials as soon as possible.  You have plenty of time.  There will be time during the training and between modules to read and study these materials.  Don’t be overwhelmed.  Just begin as soon as you can.

Required Course Materials:

Yoga Mat (
YogaSphere Yogi Pro Kit (
Reach Yoga Strap 8’ or 10’ (
Recycled Foam Block (
2x Deluxe Mexican Yoga Blanket – Solid with Thunderbird (
Stainless Steel Tongue Scraper (
Ceramic Neti Pot (
2x Unscented Candles
Personal Item with Sentimental Value

****Most of the above course materials will be provided by the studio that is hosting your program.  You may need to purchase your own tongue scraper and neti pot.  If these are not available for purchase through your studio, please order them directly through the website listed above or on  Please bring your 2 candles and personal item with you on the first day of the program.



Testimonials of previous trainings:

Initially, I registered myself in this training mostly to improve my personal asana practice. Garth’s Hanuman Yoga teacher training gave me so much more. Garth is very committed to share what his teachers have passed on to him while honoring them and honoring the practice. He has extensive knowledge of the different philosophical schools of thought that forged the yogic landscape throughout the centuries until this very day, and he is very adept at illustrating and simplifying complex ideologies for the most concrete thinker.
In this training, I have been able to find and maintain a connection between my personal asana practice and the ethical guidelines that have been followed by yogis since the beginning of the practice; I have started a meditation practice; I have incorporated the teaching of the Sutras into my personal life and I am consequentially experiencing a shift in my social and personal dynamics; I have acquired knowledge of anatomy that I find now essential for a safe and focused physical practice. Most importantly, I have found that this training has taught me just how much there is to know and how fortunate I am as a student to be guided in my journey by such a knowledgeable and trustworthy teacher. This training has presented new possibilities for me, as I am now contemplating on the possibility to continue my education and eventually become a teacher one day. I would recommend this training to anyone who is serious about their practice, whether the intention is to become a teacher or not.

— Sabrina G. Levi

“I came to this program to learn about yoga and left with a wealth of knowledge, new friends, and a community. To me actions speak louder than words and Garth practices what he preaches. He is an amazing instructor and I’ve learned so much from his teachings. We really covered all the bases from philosophy to meditation to alignment. Who knew I was doing Down-dog wrong for 3 1/2 years???!! The program is demanding but it was just the kick I needed to further me along as a teacher and an individual.

— Mercedes

“Garth’s teaching is amazing. In a short time period, I am able to do things I never though possible. He assisted me with both my physical and mental hindrances. He gave instructions that are so specific that even I could grasp. I understood what part of the body needed to shift to achieve the right posture. I live it! Garth challenged me physically and mentally and assisted me with changing my outlook/attitude towards what is possible and what I am capable of. He has enabled me to reach beyond what I presumed to be my physical limits.... thank you for an in-depth yoga teacher training experience. This has been an unforgettable experience leading to an opportunity to grow further.

— Nui Kaessman

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