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Next training: April 9-May 28, Tuesdays, 3-5 PM PST 




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. 

 In this course we build on the foundation that was built in the Certified Medical Aromatherapist Program and go deeper with the consciousness of plants. Here you will engage with about 50  essential oils, many of which are rare and not commonly heard of through the general public. These are not the aromatherapy bottles you can purchase  at a grocery store. We will meditate and work with them to hear their messages. We will go deep with the frequency of the plants. These are sacred plants and trees that speak to the depths of our makeup. The course will also cover the chakras and using essential oils for chakra health. You will tap deeper into making aromatherapy  medicines, sacred anointing, dowsing and tapping into the energy of plants for others and dried teas. You will further your knowledge of applicational methods and how plants work in comparison to man-made medicines. We will cover common ailments like depression, anxiety, weight loss, immune disorders, and respiratory health along with tapping into using essential oils for beauty and emotional health. Graduates  will  receive a  discount of 10% off essential oils purchased through the studio.


Certified Medicinal Aromatherapist through an accredited institution 

Nature speaks to those who listen. This  is the second of a two part program. You must have completed the first program to enroll into this second program.

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. 



 This program expands on the knowledge gained in the Certified Aromatherapist program exposing you to becoming more subtle connected to the plant medicine + giving you experiences with unique + rare types of essential oils + hyrdosols. Course of study includes:



  • interaction with approximately 50 unique and rare essential oils

  • understanding the benefits and uses of the oils

  • connecting with the consciousness of the plant

  • understanding, working with + using hydrosols

  • experiencing the art of making plant medicine with essential oils


  • meditation with the plants

  • working with plant frequency understanding various application methods

  • tapping into the energy of plants / dowsing or pendulum use

  • sacred anointing + ritual with the plants



  • he energy of the plant + the body: the chakras + essential

  • advanced application methods

  • specialized use for common aliments like depression, anxiety, weight loss, immune disorders, and respiratory health along

  • emotional health + essential oils

  • beauty + essential oils (facials, hair care, skin care)



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 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. 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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