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Next training: Aug. 13-Sept. 24, Tuesdays, 3-5 PM PST




This is an official, multi-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. 

Yin Yoga is a powerful style of yoga that teaches us how to "be." These teachings are necessary for our current world state.   This training is highly therapeutic. It is created for those who want to deepen their yoga practice and for those who want to be a yin yoga teacher. We will sit in each pose for anywhere from five  to ten minutes to gain deep insight to your self through the medicine of the poses. If this is not something you are comfortable with, it is ok. This has been shown to, at first, stir up feelings of extreme  discomfort followed by pure. bliss. Through sitting in discomfort, intense comfort follows. This lesson will follow you off the mat and into your life. Take this training to make serious, positive shifts in your life and then help  guide   others do the same. It will focus on you helping you be ok with being in the moment, teach you how to nurture inner patience and support others in being present, patient, and slowing down.



This training is open to all beings focused on finding  balance and peace and helping others do the same. You do not need to have any formal yoga teacher training in any other style of yoga to take this training. All you need is an open heart and mind.  



The yin yoga teacher training prepares to be be a certified Yin Yoga teacher. Course of study includes:



Includes 26 yin asanas, Teaching: 1) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques and 2) guided practice of the techniques themselves.


Includes principles of demonstration, observation, instruction through cueing, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, the student's process of learning and business aspects of teaching Yin Yoga in a comprehensive way including deep study of the poses and their:

  • Counter-poses

  • Emotional Benefits

  • Physical Benefits

  • Energetic Benefits

  • Spiritual Benefits

  • Mental Benefits

  • Alternatives and Modifications

  • Contraindications/Ways to Safely Get Your Students into the Pose

  • Effective Prop Use with the pose

  • Thoughtful, Safe and Clear Cueing of Yin Yoga Poses

  • Sequencing a Yin Yoga Class

  • Observing a Yin Class

  • Yin VS Advanced Yin Yoga



Includes both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, and the meridian system on the hands and feet ) in a way that is simple and applicable to yourself and the students.


Includes practicum to practice teaching, receive feedback, & observe others.


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.  

  • $600 scholarship opportunities

  • Payment plans available 

  • Extra fees include learning materials of 2 manuals  + student must own a yoga mat, 2 blocks, a bolster + yoga blanket. These props are available for purchase through the studio at 15% off.

  • 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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