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Are you a person who learns best in group settings and want to be a part of a community + work with others? Sign up for a group training where you learn with other likeminded people interested in yoga or becoming a yoga teacher. The other students that you meet in the training can be so important to your education, your personal growth and your business. Group training expand your social circle, start your yoga network and establish a bond with others. We become a family + you gain not only new friendships but new colleagues and people who inspire you in the yoga field. 


Trainings can be taken both in person or online. In person trainings are tangible  experiences where you met + learn at the studio space. They are designed for those who prefer to learn in person and can get to the space for class. Trainings are offered in various location from Shawna's studios in Imperial Beach, CA + Oakhurts, CA along with sister studios in Joshua Tree, CA + Tulum, Mexico.


If you do not feel like waiting for the next community training to start and want to start now or have a specific start date in mind sign up for a private training. Private trainings include you working one-on-one with Shawna. Together you pick the schedule + pace that works best for your education. You can start when feels right + complete the training at a pace that makes sense to you. Private trainings are private for people with busy or unique schedules or those who just learn better in a private setting. 


Trainings can be taken both in person or online. Online trainings are offered live via zoom and ideal for those who prefer to learn from the comfort of their own home or on the go. Trainings can also be done in a hybrid fashion both online + in person.

Yoga Practice


May 10-July 20 

Meets two weekends for three months  in Joshua Tree, CA or online

Apply or inquire for details. 

Private trainings are open enrollment.


Yoga has been around for over 5,000 (documented) years. During these lifetimes of people, they, too, have experienced great plagues, crises, quarantines, isolations, great health crisis, and  societal troubles. The yoga practice has worked to help as medicine for the people.


Yoga is only around today for two reasons: (1) its offerings (an 8 limb path that helps mankind find peace) continuously delivers results. It works and has again and again for life time after life time. (2) Teachers. If there were no yoga teachers, the yoga would not be able to survive.

The course will work as a journey where you will get the tools needed to help you thrive in this fragile time we are in. From these tools, you will go inward and work on yourself. You will learn how to use the yoga for your self healing. Then, from here, you will be prepared to teach it and help others. 


We need to do the work on ourselves to find peace and balance. We then need to come together and serve one another. This training is a self-therapy course that prepares you to do this. 

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“ Shawna is so deeply committed to teaching and living yoga that it inspires everyone around her, myself included. I am so thankful to have been able to start my yoga teaching journey in the beautiful community she has created. She emphasizes healing and creativity and encourages all of her students to truly live the yoga. Teacher training with her felt more like a spiritual journey than study. She gave great insight into why each pose is used, how it's used, and the safest ways in which to practice and to guide students through their practice. I have learned so much through her teacher training and interning at her studio that I will carry for the rest of my life.”


-Graduate 2021


This comprehensive program will be a transformative journey that will provide you the skills + community needed to become a confident + inspiring yoga teacher. This comprehensive training is designed to equip you with the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to lead safe and empowering classes. 

The training will cover how to properly do and teach over 80 yoga poses, various pranayama (breathing exercises), Mantras, chants, mudras, and  how to meditate and teach meditation using various meditation techniques. You will do deep inward studying learning 10 yogic principles that help cultivate inner and outer peace. These topics vary and discuss how to bring peace to money issues, relationships, self esteem, self discipline, etc. You will  connect deeply with the 7 chakras, understand food as medicine and the yogic diet, explore Ayurveda (ancient Indian Medicine), altar making, goal setting,  and many more transformative life skills that you will be able to pass on to others. 

You will leave understanding the basics of the business of yoga  creating a yoga business plan and have an internship opportunity teaching online or in person at one of Shawna's yoga studios, festivals or retreat centers. These opportunities will help you jumpstart your career or just give back to the community. 

This is a duel certification in Hatha + Vinyasa styles of yoga.



Warrior One



 Includes asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation and other traditional yoga techniques. Teaching: 1) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques and 2) guided practice of the techniques themselves.

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 Includes the study of yoga philosophies, yoga lifestyle and ethics for yoga teachers.

Yoga Child's Pose



  Includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, the student's process of learning and business aspects of teaching yoga.

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 Interviewing techniques, resume writing, insurance, permitting, proper paperwork + preparation for working as an independent contractor or starting your own business

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Includes both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc).

Yoga Teacher



Includes practicum to practice teaching, receive feedback & observe others.

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"Most amazing experience of my life! What I learned has created a path of constant change and growth, and I look forward to what other doors this will open! Thank you with all my heart!"

-Graduate, 2019




 This training supports + encourages you to bring what we discuss out into the world. This educational internship experience will have you teaching in the yoga field applying the lessons learned directly to students on the mat and in real life. By focusing on the sacred philosophy of yoga and its relevance in today’s society, this program equips you to contribute meaningfully to the yoga community and to the lives of your students. The internship allows you to bring this to life.
You will have the opportunity to do one or more of the following:


  • intern  in person at a successful yoga studio

  • create yoga classes and/or workshops, and that implement the  studies and wisdom gathered in the training and demonstrate your understanding of it through teaching a class that provides an example of living the teachings.

  • create a real life opportunity to speak about the concepts you are learning and help your students embody them further advancing their practice

  • find your yoga teaching voice 

  • be inspired by helping others 

  • fteach the poses, meditation and breathwork discussed in the training to see the results of people in the real world. 

  • learn the business of yoga first hand in an operating yoga studio 

  • create your presence as a teacher

  • commit to something meaningful + purposeful 

  • gain confidence in becoming a teacher 

  • gain material for your yoga resume 

  • gain Shawna as a reference for you to use to help advance in your career

  • open the door to for more opportunity in the yoga field 

What past interns are saying:

"Authentic teacher, intimate settings, flexible learning environments with individual guidance. Practicing what we were learning along the way, and great encouragement and support at every step of learning."

"Shawna got me teaching right away which was a game changer. She helped me feel confident and guide me far after graduation. She really cares + was my teacher far after our training and far after I paid for the training. She really just cares about helping you and the world."

"The internship was one of my favorite memories. I got connected with students and really made a difference in people's lives. This gave me purpose + improved my health."

"If you have the opportunity to take her internship I highly recommend it as this helped a lot in my teaching and taught me a lot about cueing, general communication and professionalism. Personally I am grateful to have taken this training with Shawna and am happy to recommend her to any friends interested in starting the yoga teaching journey or anyone looking to deepen their own practice. Thank you so much Shawna and I hope I see her soon in another course!"


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Yoga With Shawna (The Holistic Health School of San Diego) is a 5 star rated accredited institution offering various programs + certifications in the science ofholistic health. The school was founded in 2012 and has certified thousands of
students locally, nationally and internationally. The institution provides accreditation internationally recognized through the Yoga Alliance + board certifications through The American Association of Natural Wellness Practitioners (AANWP) + Board
Certification by the AADP (American Association of Drugless Practitioners)accreditation through the International Association of Reiki Professional (IARP).

What is unique about this institution is it is also a community center and yoga studio offering the opportunity for the school's graduates to intern to gain real life experience. Dependent on the program, the student's education will be fostered +
supported through interning either during and/or after the completion of the program(s). We learn from doing and this institute provides the space to do.

You will be learning directly from the founder, writer, and creator of the curriculum, Shawna Schenk. While many other schools hire others to teach programs they have created, Shawna, the founder,  both writes + teaches the programs. Aside from
having thousands of hours + certifications + diplomas in various holistic health modules, has a BA in Education, BA in Sociology + MA in Rhetoric + Curriculum Development. Shawna has been an educator since 2006. Prior to opening her own school, community center, and yoga studio, she was a post secondary professor at  10 different colleges in universities online + on the east + west coast for 7 years.
Shawna has experience in understanding teaching pedagogy and understanding learning styles and human interactions to teach all levels of students. She has certified students with various learning disorders, physical disabilities and PTSD along with certifying students as young at 12 and "old" as 76. She is a published author of over 12 books, workbooks + manuals.
The main thing about Shawna is she will always be genuine with you. She started this work on her own journey of finding health and wellness after battling anxiety and depression + being medicated for it for many years. Through holistic health she has found her peace and restored her health. She cares deeply about passing this on to others and believes it is a priceless tool that saves lives and that it is everyone's birthright to feel peace + happiness.
Different from many institutions, as a student in these programs you will work with the person who created the curriculum. Shawna is lead [and sole] instructor in every program offered at the school. She feels this is very important because she wrote the program, and she knows the program. This school focuses on nurturing and enriching your education with a highly competent instructor. Shawna owns two yoga studios, Yoga With Shawna + Yosemite Yoga + Wellness. With this, Shawna is also the founder of San Diego Yoga Festival + the co-owner of the yoga retreat center in Twentynine Palms, CA, Desert Dimension which  provides students the unique opportunity to be a part of these successful projects through interning or working there.

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"Studying my 200-YTT with Yoga with Shawna during the middle of the pandemic and early 2021 was one of those decisions I was called to at a time that I really needed it and that I am very happy I took. Shawna's YTT course was very complete, flexible, adaptable, and compassionate. Her classes adapted not only to the current events and restrictions but also to our personal needs. Both sessions in-person and online were complete, immersive and educational. Not only did you learn more about the poses themselves and the philosophy, history and symbolism of yoga, but you also learnt a lot about yourself. Shawna also provided reading materials, videos, resources, homework assignments, writing prompts, books and an opportunity to intern in order to get more hands-on practice teaching. As a teacher and a mentor she is sweet, caring, encouraging and maintains respect and healthy boundaries with her students. She has very sweet and thoughtful gestures and as a teacher is someone who is very generous and resourceful.

-Graduate, 2021



This is an official, multi-accredited certification.

  • Internationally Accredited 200 Hour through the Yoga Alliance (200 RYS)

  • Board Certificated through The American Association of Natural Wellness Practitioners (AANWP)

  • Board Certification by the AADP (American Association of Drugless Practitioners)

  • Course led by founder of  Yoga With Shawna, Yosemite Yoga + Wellness, Desert Dimension, San Diego Yoga Festival + The Holistic Health Institute of San Diego, Shawna Schenk who has over 20 years of teaching experience, two Bachelor Degrees, one Master's Degree + over 25,000 hours of yoga teaching experiences + certifications  

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This program is perfect for:

  • Aspiring yoga teachers

  • Practitioners seeking to deepen their knowledge + practice.

  • Individuals looking for personal growth + transformation

  • If you just gave a gut feeling + want to join 


Yoga at Home

"I loved my overall experience with Shawna’s yoga instructor training program. Shawna is a wealth of information and a great motivator. She encourages you to incorporate your own style in your classes. The class and the experience changed my life for the better."

-Graduate, 2018

Yoga Stretch

What you will gain from joining the 200-Hour YTT


  • Learn over 80 yoga poses

  • Understand various breathwork exercises

  • Learn mantras, chants, and how to meditate using various meditation techniques 

  • Deep inward study of various yogic principles that help cultivate inner and outer peace. These topics vary and include addressing bringing peace to money issues, relationships, self esteem, self discipline, and inner haramoney

  • Understand food as medicine and the yoga diet

  • Connect deeply with the 7 chakras

  • Cultivate a regular yoga practice 

  • Understand an introduction to Ayurveda

  • Explore goal setting

  • Explore altar making 

  • Gain transformative life skills that you will be able to pass on to others 

  • Connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for yoga

  • Transform your practice + go deeper  

  • Develop the skills needed to be a safe + effective yoga teacher


Yoga Group


$2999 or

4 payments of $755, 6 payments of

$550 or 12 payments of $290

“ Yoga with Shawna provides a well-rounded 200-hour yoga teacher training program. Over the course of the eight-week program we were introduced to a variety of topics that provided depth and further understanding of yoga, its origins and philosophy. The live instruction, additional resources and supplemental materials were well thought out, useful and I plan to continue using them beyond the training and in my teaching. This truly felt like a worthwhile investment of my time and resources. Each week I was excited to learn about the next topics and felt supported throughout the entire journey. Shawna was available, responsive and truly held and cultivated a space of learning in a safe environment.


- Graduate 2023


 The 200-Hour yoga teacher training is open to all people: any level, any age, any sex, any race: all are welcome as long as you have the desire to study the yoga practice with the aim to become a healthier human. No prerequisite is needed. The training is education with experience in learning that yoga is medicine + hear to help humanity. As stated above, all are welcome + all are needed to help bring this healing module more to the world. 

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