TEACHER OF MEDITATION
CERTIFICATE PROGRAM [30 HOURS]
Fall Semester 2023: Nov. 7-Dec 17, Tuesdays, 3-5 PM PST, off Dec. 5
Spring Semester 2024: May 10-Sept. 27, Fridays (once a month), 6:30-9:30 PM PST
[May 10, June 21, July 19, Aug. 30, Sept. 27]
This is an official, accredited certification.
Internationally Accredited 30 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.
Meditation is an important healing module to manage stress, pain, mental health and emotional well being. It is medication for the mind. This course helps understand the magic of the mind and how meditation works and why it is important to do it and guide others through it.
This course will teach you about meditation and mudras and how to engage in the practice. It will help you cultivate a regular or steady meditation with mudra practice. It will show you how meditation and the use of mudras heal and better a person's life.
Through this absorption of wisdom and experience you will leave motivated and prepared to pass the teachings on to others and help other people (of all ages, experiences and walks of life) establish a meditation practice or engage in a meditation class.
There is no prerequistie for this training. There is no minimum or maximum age requirement or experience needed. No experience needed.
This training is open to anyone who is driven to finding or maintaining inner balance and peace and helping others do the same. You do not need to have any formal meditation or yoga teacher training take this training. The course works to leave you certified to lead meditation courses using mudra. You can add this your list of certifications and ways to help people if you are an actively certified holistic health practitioner or teacher or use this as an official certification to lead meditation courses, workshops, retreats and private sessions.
With this, you do not need to be an avid or experienced meditator. You do not even need a regular or consistent meditation practice. You do not need to know what a mudra is. All you need is an open heart and mind.
The meditation teacher training provides the skills needed for teaching meditation specialziing in the use of mudras. Course of study includes:
TECHNIQUES, TRAINING + PRACTICE: 10 HOURS
Understand the magic of the hands through learning various mudras for mental, physical, and emotional health along with chakra balancing and spiritual properties including abundance, expansion, and wisdom.
TEACHING METHODOLOGY: 10 HOURS
Includes principles of demonstration, observation, instruction in guiding others how to do various mudras properly and practice meditation.
PRACTICUM: 10 HOURS
Includes practicum to practice teaching, receive feedback, & observe others presenting and discussing various mudra and meditative experiences for all levels of learners.
Upon graduating, trainees will have a guaranteed job opportunity interning at Yoga With Shawna. for a three month period.
ABOUT THE INSTITUTION + COURSE FACILITATOR
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.