The world is experiencing difficult times.  Yoga With Shawna believes in making lemonade (and lemon essential oil!) out of lemons.  In difficult times, it is important  to come together, to come to the yoga mat, to deeply work on the self to cultivate a steady place of peace and calm within, and to turn to the ancient practice of yoga to help us heal.  The yoga practice teaches us to be present and live in the here and now. This is medicine for us, always, but especially in uncertain times. 


Yoga has been around for over 5,000 (documented) years. During these lifetimes of people, they, too, have experienced great plagues, crises, quarenteines, 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. 


Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, Shawna will be offering two options to take a special 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training completely online. She believes, now, more than ever, the world needs more yoga teachers. This special journey will be held completely online, certifying you in teaching yoga (in the styles of Hatha + Vinyasa) and meditation both as an online teacher and in person teacher. It is an official certification. 

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.


2-WEEK INTENSIVE JOURNEY (in studio): This training will meet every day in person for 2-weeks (weekends off) Nov. 9-20, 2020 from 9:00-5:00 PM on Mondays + Fridays and 9:00-8:00 PM on Tuesdays,Wednesdays + Thursdays with breaks for lunch + dinner.  This training is designed for those who can take two-weeks off from their life and dedicate it to practicing yoga and becoming a yoga teacher. There will be extra hours to be completed at your own pace for the four week period after our two-week journey. These experiences are online and/or in-person and completed at your own schedule.

8-WEEK JOURNEY (online:) This training will meet every weekend for 8 weeks on Saturday + Sunday from 9-1:30 PM via Zoom, along with an hour long studio hall on mid week(TBD). Students are also required to meet up virtually 3 hours a week with an assigned study buddy to practice teaching + applying the philosophy learned in class. The training is Jan 23-March 21 (Off the weekend of Feb 6  + 7). 



This is an official 200-Hour training leaving you certified to teach Hatha + Vinyasa Yoga + Meditation. Graduates can intern at the Yoga With Shawna online or outdoor yoga studio after graduation. 


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. These opportunities will help you jumpstart your career or just give back to the San Diego 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 or online or involvement with San Diego Yoga Festival. 

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 $500 a month.  

  • Partial Scholarship Opportunities: Four $375 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.

600 Palm Ave, Suite 220, Imperial Beach, CA 91932

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