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Master Classes and Weekend Workshop with Garth Hewitt


Master Classes + Weekend Workshop with Garth Hewitt

From journeying into stillness, exploring mudras, bandhas and pranayama to advanced asanas such as handstands and backbends; Garth offers something for everybody and every body. 

Join L.A teacher, Garth Hewitt, for a transformational week of yoga, meditation and philosophy. 

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Schedule:

Wednesday
8-9am All Levels Vinyasa

Thursday
930-1130am Shiva Master class
7-8pm Shiva Meditation


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Weekend Workshop

Friday
5-8pm Yoga Philosophy & Meditation Discussion + Shiva Meditation Practice

Saturday
9-11am Shiva Power Master Class
12-1pm Shiva Meditation
2-5pm Handstand Workshop

Sunday
9-11am Shiva Power Master Class
12-1pm Shiva Meditation
2-5pm Backbending Workshop

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Pricing:

Friday - Sunday Weekend Workshop: 200USD

Individual Purchase Options
+ 2-5pm Workshop Only: 65 USD
+ Yoga Philosophy + Meditation Discussion: 35USD
+ Master Class + Meditation : 25USD


*Super early bird: 150USD for Friday-Sunday if registered by June 1st
*Early bird: 175USD for Friday-Sunday if registered by June 15th


*Register at bajasoulyoga@gmail.com to reserve your space


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Garth Hewitt

Garth is a 500hr E-RYT, Teacher Trainer, Yoga Therapist, Certified Yogaworks Teacher, Certified DharmaYoga 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 contributed to; Yoga Journal, Men’s Health Magazine, Mantra Magazine, Yoganonymous, LA Yoga, Yoga in China and Shanghai Daily News. Garth 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. He also completed the Yoga Therapy Rx program, at Loyola Marymount University, with Dr. Larry Payne and completed Yoga Tune Up® teacher training, with Jill Miller. Garth is also the creator of the Shiva Yoga system and the founder of the Yoga108Project. His signature Shiva Vinyasa and Shiva Power classes focus on setting intentions, practicing gratitude, concentration, surrender, balance, non-attachment, and quieting the mind. Garth also teaches Shiva Meditation classes, as well as Pranayama and Yoga Nidra Guided Meditation classes, and sees students privately for Yoga Therapy sessions.




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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Shiva Power Master Class (2hrs)

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: (1hr)

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. 



Friday Night: Yoga Philosophy & Meditation Discussion + Shiva Meditation Practice 5-8pm

This philosophy and meditation discussion will introduce students to yoga philosophy 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 also explore seated meditation postures, discuss different types of meditation, learn about concentration and meditation techniques, and the advanced meditation practice of Samadhi. This workshop culminates with a Shiva meditation practice.


Saturday Handstand Workshop 2-5pm

This workshop will explore the key actions in the shoulder girdle that allow us to stand upside down on our hands. Students will learn how to activate the shoulder stabilizers in conjunction with the core muscles in order to find balance. Tips, tricks, and exercises to help develop the core muscles and the shoulder stabilizer muscles will be taught. Students will learn how to balance in the middle of the room and "get off" the wall. There will be ample time to practice the full handstand. There will also be advanced transitions for intermediate and advanced students and variations suitable for beginners. Some challenging and fun partner yoga exercises will help each student learn to trust and gain confidence and courage.  



Sunday Back Bending Workshop 2-5pm

This workshop will explore a number of peak pose backbends. Breaking down these poses into their component parts, students will explore ways to deepen each pose, by working on different parts of the body individually before bringing things together. Students will learn how to create space in their backbends and how to practice deep backbends in a healthy and safe way. Advanced variations will be taught for intermediate and advanced students to practice.