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 and completed Yoga Tune Up® teacher training, with Jill 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, founder of the YogaSphere® and the Yogi Pro Kit and progressive yoga strap system, and the Director of the Shiva Yoga® Practice online yoga studio and platform.