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Next training:

4-Month Training: Jan. 28-April 14  (Jan. 28, Feb 11, March 10, April 14), 11:30-5:00 PM PST 

8 Week: June 4-July 23, Tuesdays, 3:00-5:00 PM PST, off July 2




This is an official, mulit-accredited certification.

  • Internationally Accredited 40 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.

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

Sound can be used to synchronize our energetic  body, physical imbalances, emotional disturbances, and fluctuating brainwaves by providing a stable frequency which the brainwave can attune to.

Largely supported by modern science research yet dating back thousands and thousand of documented years from various cultures throughout the world, sound has been used as a healer since the beginning of all things for sound is the beginning of all things


 "By using rhythm and frequency, we can entrain our brainwaves and it then becomes possible to down-shift our normal beta state (normal waking consciousness) to alpha (relaxed consciousness), and even reach theta (meditative state) and delta (sleep; where internal healing can occur)." with spirituality to come back to the source of what you are. 


Aside from the official certification, this course brings the opportunity for self growth and understanding, collective community, and wisdom of your self as frequency.



This  course is open to all people with little to none to vast experience with sound healing. Each class focuses on s tuning the self and   learning how to play/practice playing various sound tools in a hands on way for the self + others. The student will graduate with vast knowledge in various sound tools and healing instruments + leave prepared to use this knowledge to facilitate healing sessions for the self + others. Aside from in class learning, trainees will engage in a practicum to gets hands on experience in a real life setting.  The practicum includes co-leading sound healing circles, classes, one-on-ones  at the studio. Graduates also will get the opportunity to apply for  an internship at the studio or with San Diego Yoga Festival upon graduation.





The sound healing facilitator program enables the individuals to provide diverse and varied sessions that use sound healing to balance the body, mind, and energy.  Course is offered online live via zoom, in person at the studio in Imperial Beach, CA or in a hybrid fashion of both.  Students receive free access to sound healing community classes offered at the studio during the time of study. Mentorships + internships available upon graduation to provide extended growth and  job experience while giving back to the community  at a well established, 5-star rated, voted "Best of" Yoga Studios in various publications along with various other acclaimdes. Course of study includes:


Includes sound and the chakra system and understanding how to use your energy to help heal and balance yourself balance, while using proper energy to play the instruments and bring alignment for wellness.


Tapping into your own body as an instrument and understanding how to use your own sound for sound healing and why this is important and powerful.


Tapping into healing percussion to connect with the healing sound to bring medicine to the mind, soul and body.



Includes understanding striking technique and gong play including how to make whale sounds and sound of the heart beat, and along with proper mallet uses for providing powerful gong healing sessions for yourself and others.


Includes understanding the science behind crystal bowl healing, how to properly play and proper care for the crystal sound bowls and playing for a group and on others. Other uses of bowls and types of bowls will be shared.



Correlates deep, ancient chants as far back as the Vedic times (thousands and thousand of years) along with seed sounds, mantra and AUM. Acess and exposure to various chants in various languages with various healing benefits and uses.



Includes practicum to practice teaching, receive feedback, & observe others in Sound Healing Experiences through a practicum  at Yoga With Shawna and/or San Diego Yoga Festival.


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 tby 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.  

  • $600 scholarship opportunities

  • Payment plans available 

  • Extra fees include learning materials of 1 manual  + student must own at least one sound tool

    • Discounted sound tools can be purchased  through the studio

  • 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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