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5-MONTH JOURNEY:  Meets Saturdays + Sundays  9-5 PM PST
April 15 + 16, May 13 + 14, June 10 + 11, July 15 + 16, + Aug 12+ 13
Course offered both IN PERSON or ONLINE



Yoga has been around for over 5,000 (documented) years. During these lifetimes of people, they, too, have experienced great plagues, crises, quarantines, isolations, great health crisis, and  societal troubles. The yoga practice has worked to help as medicine for the people.


Yoga is only around today for two reasons: (1) its offerings (an 8 limb path that helps mankind find peace) continuously delivers results. It works and has again and again for life time after life time. (2) Teachers. If there were no yoga teachers, the yoga would not be able to survive.

The course will work as a journey where you will get the tools needed to help you thrive in this fragile time we are in. From these tools, you will go inward and work on yourself. You will learn how to use the yoga for your self healing. Then, from here, you will be prepared to teach it and help others. 


We need to do the work on ourselves to find peace and balance. We then need to come together and serve one another. This training is a self-therapy course that prepares you to do this. 


It is human nature to push things off. Now is the time. There is actually no better time.


This is an official 200-Hour training leaving you certified to teach Hatha + Vinyasa Yoga + Meditation internationally accredited and Yoga Alliance certified to leave you both as a certified and registered yoga teacher.Graduates can intern at the Yoga With Shawna upon completion  of the course.

This special 5-month training is designed for students who want to take their time in understanding this. It is also designed for people who can only dedicate one weekend a month.

We will meet Saturdays + Sundays 9-5 PM PST:

Nov  12 + 13

Dec 10 + 11 

Jan.  14 + 15, Feb.  11 + 12

March 11+ 12

Students can take this class live in studio or live online via zoom.

TOPICS COVERED: The training will cover how to properly do and teach over 80 yoga poses, various pranayama (breathing exercises), Mantras, chants, mudras, and  how to meditate and teach meditation using various meditation techniques. You will do deep inward studying learning 10 yogic principles that help cultivate inner and outer peace. These topics vary and discuss how to bring peace to money issues, relationships, self esteem, self discipline, etc. You will  connect deeply with the 7 chakras, understand food as medicine and the yogic diet, explore Ayurveda (ancient Indian Medicine), altar making, goal setting,  and many more transformative life skills that you will be able to pass on to others. 

You will leave understanding the basics of the business of yoga  creating a yoga business plan and have an internship opportunity teaching online (or in person when the studio opens) at Yoga With Shawna or be involved with San Diego Yoga Festival.(when it happens again) These opportunities will help you jumpstart your career or just give back to the community. 


Techniques Training/Practice: 120 hours 

Includes asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation and other traditional yoga techniques. Teaching: 1) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques and 2) guided practice of the techniques themselves. 

Teaching Methodology: 55 hours 

Includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, the student's process of learning and business aspects of teaching yoga.


Anatomy and Physiology: 20 hours 

Includes both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc). 

Philosophy, Lifestyle/Ethics for Teachers: 30 hours 

Includes the study of yoga philosophies, yoga lifestyle and ethics for yoga teachers. 

Practicum: 10 hours

Includes practicum to practice teaching, receive feedback & observe others. Upon graduating, trainees will have a job opportunity for SEVA work teaching at the Yoga With Shawna studio in Imperial Beach or online. 

Electives: 15 hours 

​Includes extra yogic experiences to nurture the soul and future yoga teacher. 

Additional interning hours: 

2-Month, 3-Month or 6-month internship commitment of 24 hours a month working at the studio as a yoga teacher/front desk 

Because this training is held in a special and unique time, Shawna is also offering the following opportunities:
  • Small class size: This training is open to a limited amount of  people for safe social distancing + so the students get optimal attention. 

  • Extended payment plans: for as low as $450 a month($365 with the scholarship!).  

  • Partial Scholarship Opportunities: Four $500 scholarships will be offered to help students in need to offset costs.

  • Immediate Internship Opportunities after graduation: Intern in an unpaid internship and gain extensive work experience + continued mentorship after graduation at 5-star rated studio voted "Best of" Yoga Studios in various publications. 



$2725*by the first day of school

or various extended payment plans to help meet your budget 


This training  is fully accredited by the Yoga Alliance leaving you internationally recognized as a Registered 200-Hour Yoga + Meditation Teacher.

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