YIN YOGA TEACHER
TRAINING PROGRAM [30 HOURS]
Fall Semester 2023: Oct. 8-Feb. 18, one Sunday a month, 10:00-5:45 PM PST
[Oct. 8, Nov, 19, Dec. 17, Jan. 21, Feb. 18]
Summer Semester 2024: 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:
TECHNIQUES, TRAINING + PRACTICE: 10 HOURS
Includes 26 yin asanas, Teaching: 1) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques and 2) guided practice of the techniques themselves.
TEACHING METHODOLOGY: 10 HOURS
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:
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
ANATOMY + PHYSIOLOGY: 5 HOURS
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.
PRACTICUM : 5 HOURS
Includes practicum to practice teaching, receive feedback, & observe others.
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.
$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.