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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 breathwork or becoming a breathwork teacher. The other students that you meet in the training can be so important to your education, your personal growth and your business. Group trainings expand your social circle, start your breathwork 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 breathwork 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.

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PART 1: Fall 2024 in Imperial Beach, CA

More information coming soon. 

Private trainings are open enrollment.


Nothing is more important than our breath.​ The breath is our most sacred gift: it brings us life. Without the breath, we cannot have the human experience. I used to joke that people paid me the big bucks to remind them to the one thing they came into the world naturally knowing.

The breath is directly correlated to the health and well being of the mind, body, and spirit. Our breath patterns mimic the patterns in our life. The breath can be reprogramed to healthy + new patterns. This reprogramming brings profound healing to the mind, body, emotions, heart, and soul. It helps us to change to be more balanced.There is a serious link between breath work + trauma. Think of the times life took your breath away or you cried so hard you couldn't breath. 

Breathing exercises help us heal. They help us take back our breath. They help us appreciate the gift of our breath, the gift that is life. 


This is a two part training. Each part is offered at a separate time leaving a break so you can apply and integrate the information taught. Each part offers a separate certification. You do not need to take both certifications and you do not need to take either in a set order. They complement each other but each offer  understanding how to do and teach different breathing  exercises. Both trainings focuses on helping you find your breath again maybe for the first time ever or if you have a connection to your breath, to go deeper.  


Breath medicine is for our entire being. This medicine is only around for two reasons: (1) it has proven to work and stood the test of time (2) it has been passed down and along by teachers for lifetime(s).


NONE; a prerequiste is not required for either Part 1 or Part 2 and you do not need to take Part 1 before Part 2. They are two sepearte trainings offering two different types of breathwork. 


 There is no minimum or maximum age requirement or experience needed. This training is open to anyone who breathes.  

 Those looking to do profound and deep inner-work as the breath gives us our life should take this training. The breath helps us transform. It helps us heal.  Breathing is our main job as human, yet over 70% of us do not know how to breath properly.  Improper breathing leads to various health concerns and issues. 

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 "The healing I received in this raining was 100 times more powerful than years of talk therapy. I did this training for myself. I changed profoundly + now I am inspired to pass it on to others. I feel so lucky to have found this program and my breath."  

-Graduate 2022


This comprehensive program will be a transformative journey that will provide you the skills + community needed to become a confident + inspiring  breathwork teacher. Because breathwork is so vast and dynamic there are two sepearte trainings that can be taken (both are encouraged to take!). They cover different topics + bring different healing through the breath in different ways. Most students take both certifications but students should enroll in the program that sounds most interesting to them. 



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 This coursework focuses on ancient breathing exercises that have been helping people for over 5,000 + years, along with just a few modern, new styles of breathing. Students will engage in 5-15 minute breathwork practices and be able to hold space for themselves + others using these techniques.  

This training covers:

  • ​understanding the proper way to breath + correcting bad breath patterns

  • learning and deeply studying 8 ancient  pranayama+ modern breathing exercises

  • understanding proper positions for completing breath work

  • exploring the science of breath

  • understanding the emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical benefits of the breath

  • using mudras associated with breath

  • using plant medicine for breath

  • engaging in hygiene for proper breathing

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This course works focuses one  modern breathing exercise that transforms the mind, body and subconscious of the individual.  Students will engage in circular breathing and engage in 45 minute to 60 minute breathwork practices.Upon graduation they will be able to hold space for others + themselves using the learned techniques for this specific style of breathwork, Circular Breathing with Toning. 

This training addresses  the  physical and energetic components of the respiratory system. It Includes understanding the principles of demonstration, observation, instruction through cueing, teaching styles, qualities of a  breathwork teacher, the student's process of learning and business aspects of leading Breathwork courses, classes + experiences.

The training addresses breath in relationship to body mapping. It also uses a sound healing component in using toning to  realign stuck energy. 

 Where as part 1 focuse on various breathing strategies, part 2 focuses on one style of breathwork and how to use it properly + safely teach it to others. 

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" I am one of the many, many souls that have been touched by one of Shawna's trainings. I am a teacher myself and so I know what it is like to teach others. Shawna holds space for others in a way I have not seen before. Her passion and care is next level. The Breathwork Training brought my own teachings and wellness to the next level. I will be back for more trainings with Shawna.

-Graduate, 2023




 This training supports + encourages you to bring what we discuss out into the world. This educational internship experience will have you teaching in the breathwork field applying the lessons learned directly to students on the mat and in real life. You will have the opportunity to do one or more of the following:

  • intern  in person at a successful yoga studio

  • create breathwork classes and/or workshops, and that implement the  studies and wisdom gathered in the training  

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

  • find your breathwork teaching voice 

  • be inspired by helping others 

  • learn the business of breathwork + holistic health first hand in an operating yoga studio 

  • create your presence as a breathwork teacher

  • commit to something meaningful + purposeful

  • gain material for your  resume 

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

What past interns are saying:

"I didn't think I wanted to teach but I did the intership anyway. After my first class, I knew I had to do this. Now I have been helping people breath for over 3 years and it all started because Shawna pushed me to try the intership."

"The internship agreement was for only 3 months...4 years (literally) I am still here. I cannot leave! I just love this studio and what I learn and the students and the community we have created. The internship has helped me to get my own business going and be successful but I stay around the studio because I learn so much every time I am there. It is a gift."

"You never really know what it is like to teach breathwork until you have a class where you are the teacher. The intership experience provided me the opportunity to teach to people who wanted it (not just my friends and family who were being nice). This was a game-changer for me in understanding breathwork and how to teach."

"I do not know of any of school or teacher in the breathwork field that would generously provide an internship right after graduation to ensure you understood and can apply everything learned in the training. Shawna cares about your education. She is a great investment."


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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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This is an official, multi-accredited certification.

  • Internationally Accredited 80 Hours through the Yoga Alliance 

  • 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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The breath opens the door to do powerful work that helps transform. Take these trainings to: 

  • help heal old emotional wounds

  • reprogram old subconscious patterns

  • find peace/health/harmony in your mind, body and heart

  • spiritually expand

  • amplify your vibration

  • improve your physical, mental, emotional ,energetic or spiritual health

  • gain more self awareness or get to know yourself better

  • teach others the power of the breath


Why teach breathwork?

Breath work has a number of benefits including helping with: 

  • anxiety

  • stress

  • depression

  • ADHD

  • obesity/being over weight/looking to lose weight in a healthy and safe way

  • trauma and PTSD

  • chronic pain

  • addiction (specifically healing for those looking to quit smoking cigarettes or marijuana)

  • physical pains/discomfort in the body

  • cancer or other chronic conditions/illnesses

  • a suppressed immune system

  • obsessive compulsive disorder

  • focus/clarity

  • spiritual awakening/inspiration 


Kundalini Yoga Breathing


$1599 or

4 payments of $405 or

6 payments of $273 or

8 payments of $207 or 

12 payments of $140

per part or pre-pay upfront for both parts for $2599

“You can days without food and water. You cannot go very long without breath. This is the exact way I feel about taking these trainigs with Shawna. 

- Graduate 2023


Breathe in. Breathe out.
Now apply for the breathwork training and watch it change everything for the best for you. 


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