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Winter Semester 2024: Jan. 23-March 2, Tuesdays, 3-5 PM PST, off Feb. 20  

Fall Semester 2024: Nov. 9-March 8, One Saturday a month, 10:00-6:00 PM PST

[Nov. 9, Dec. 21, Jan. 18, Feb. 15, March 8]





This is an official, accredited certification.

  • Internationally Accredited 50 Hour through the Yoga Alliance (YACEP)

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

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

  • Course is a part of  the 1000  HOURS Holistic Health Practitioner Program but can be taken a separate certification


  • Programas de certificacion disponible en español.

  • Course can be completed in studio or live online via zoom. 

  • The training is limited to a set number of students to ensure your educational experience is supported fully. 

The Certified Aromatherapist Program will allow  you to gain a solid foundation of aromatherapy and introduction to herb use. You will interact with over 80 essential oils hearing their stories and seeing how they speak to you as teachers. We will meditate with the plants and understand how they serve us. The course discusses safety and plant medicine, self responsibility and wisdom with plant use, how aromatherapy is made and used, various application methods and the understanding of the plant systems and body systems. You will learn how to make medicine for yourself and help guide others in choosing what essential oils and herbs can be a good fit for them. Graduates receive 8% off essential oils purchased through the studio.


There is no prerequistie for this training.  There is no minimum or maximum age requirement or experience needed. No experience needed.

Nature speaks to those who listen. This  is the first of a two part program. You need not take both levels. This course is open to those looking to listen. 

Like an onion, each of the 2 Levels of the course work peel back the layers of the divine simplicity yet power of plants as medicine. In the same, the coursework peels back layers of your soul and entire being as you work with these sacred teachers. 

The course asks you to tap into the subtle energy of the plants and  explore the effects of plant medicine on your mind, body and soul. From this place, you will be able to become friends with the plants and trees and co-exist with them through wisdom to use them for your own healing. As the coursework progresses,  you will not simply understand how to use aromatherapy for your own healing: you will become deeply connected to the sacredness that is plant medicine and develop a respectful, safe and meaningful relationship with the plants and trees to help expand yourself and others. 



In this program you will gain a solid foundation of aromatherapy and be prepared to prepare aromatherapy treatments for yourself and others. Course of study includes:



  • interaction with approximately 80 essential oils

  • understanding the benefits and uses of the oils

  • safety and plant medicine, self responsibility and wisdom with plant use

  • how aromatherapy is made


  • understanding various application methods

  • choosing essential oils for yourself + others

  • proper use and "prescribing" of the plants



  • the understanding of the plant systems and body systems and how they work together and affect each other ​



Includes practicum to practice exposing and instructing students and clients on how to use essential oils for their own well being


Yoga With Shawna (The Holistic Health School of San Diego) is a 5 star rated

accredited institution offering various programs + certifications in the science of

holistic 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 ceritifcations 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. 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.




​   $2000 + plus cost of learning materials

  • $350 deposit reserves your spot + is applied to full payment.  

  • $500 scholarship opportunities

  • Payment plans available  

  • Certification processing fee: waived for students who complete the training by due dates and do not need an extension. 

  • Course is non-refundable + nontransferable. Students are required to complete coursework by required due dates + fulfill all requirements to earn the certificate. One extension may be requested in writing. If approved, students will have to pay an additional $99 certification processing fee. Failure to complete the course results in failure to earn 

  • Space is limited.



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