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JANUARY 15-19, 2024

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. 


This is one-week intensive  opportunity to come to the desert + earn an official certification as an accredited Sound Healing  Facilitator  while experiencing the healing power of the desert in a retreat setting

  • 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


This Sound Healing Certification is retreat is led by Shawna Schenk of Yoga With Shawna on her desert retreat property, Desert Dimension, with her partner, John Bebbling. Desert Dimension is located in Twentynine Palms, CA. This land is 5 acres out in the desert, about 15 minutes away from grocery stores, restaurants and Joshua Tree National Park. It is the rustic desert: dark and quiet, vast and inspiring. We are in the middle of no where off a dirt road.  It is approximately a 3 hour drive from San Diego+ LA. The closest airport is Palm Springs. experience is one of a kind: the desert is a very healing, powerful and humbling place. 

The price of the retreat varies upon the sleeping arrangement you agree to. Cheaper accomdations include tent camping or shared rooms. You can also find your own accommodations. The price includes official certification, meals and snacks  explained on the schedule, accommodations (unless you opt out of this option), entrance to Joshua Tree National Park, a sound healing session at the Integratron (if open)  + entrance to the hot springs.  

You do not need to bring any sound instrument to this training as wall will be provided. There will also be sound tools that you can buy for a discounted rate that will be blessed by the desert. 

  For pictures + details on each of the different sleeping accommodations  go here. 



    • Sound + Fruit Infused Water along with filtered water will be provided throughout the training

    • Light, healthy snacks will be provided throughout the training along with most meals

    • Students will have access to teas + coffee substitutes throughout the day

    • from 7 am-10:30 AM fresh fruit will be provided to snack on 

    • Students will have access to two kitchens, two grills, one griddle + two refrigerators to store + cook their meals along with free time to go into town to explore local restaurants  


12:00 Check In: Light snacks will be provided as you get settled in your room + explore the property. 

1:00-5:30 PM: Course Work: THE  BOWLS + THE ENERGY OF SOUND

6:30 PM: Dinner: "Sound Infused" Spaghetti + Salad

8:00 PM: Sound Healing Session Under the Stars: You will receive a healing session under the vast + inspiring desert night's sky!



7:00 AM: Fresh Fruit // Coffee Substitute // Tea 

[Students are responsible for cooking their own morning breakfast but will have access to fresh fruit + tea + coffee substitutes daily from 7-10:30 AM Daily.]

9:00 AM: Yoga with Sound Healing: A restoring practice of yoga + sound bowls for self healing + balance 

11:00: Course Work: THE GONGS

1:3:0: Community Lunch:  "Sound Infused" Soup  + Salad 

2:15-5:30 PM: Course Work: CHANTING + PRACITCUM

6:00 PM: Community Dinner: Veggie Tacos + Rice  

After dinner, enjoy free time to practice sound healing, star gaze, have fun in the gameroom or karaoke lounge or soak in the hot tub, lay in a hammock or hang by the firepits. 


DAY 3:

9:00 AM: Yoga + Silent Meditation: A quiet practice to settle in + get grounded for the morning before the coursework begins.

10:15 AM: Coursework: TUNING FORKS

12:45 PM: Community Lunch: Salad // Sound Infused Dressing // Hummus // Fruit // Dips 

1:30 PM: Class at  Joshua Tree National Park: Coursework: Sound Frequency

 We will walk out to a special place, discuss sound frequency + you will do a headphone meditation various sound healing frequencies on the rocks of the park. You will then partner up with a partner + give_ receive  a tuning fork healing session. 

4:00 PM: FREE TIME: The rest of the night is yours to explore more of the park, practice more sound healing, go into town for dinner or shopping, come back to the property + relax or enjoy all of its amenities (hot tub, pool, gameroom (darts, shuffle board, air hockey, basketball and more), volleyball, horseshoes,  zen garden, labyrinth, affirmation path, karaoke, black light lounge, etc) 

Day 4:

7:00 AM: Fresh Fruit // Coffee Substitute // Tea 

9:00 AM: Yin Yoga with sound healing frequencies: A grounding + restorative

10:00-1:00 PM: Coursework: SHAKERS, RATTLES + DRUMS

1:00-1:45 PM: Community Lunch: Salad + Sound Blessed Snacks 

1:45-5:30 PM: Coursework: PRACITCUM + CHANTING 

6:30 PM: Community Dinner: *Sound Infused* Chili // Corn Muffins //Honey Butter 

8:00 PM: Hot Springs with Sound Healing: We will drive to a private hot springs + soak in private granite tubs while giving + receiving sound healing from the tub: a true bath where we are bathed with healing waters + sound frequencies. 


Day 5: Graduation Day

8:00 AM: Breakfast: Sound Blessed Yogurt Bowls 

9:00-12:00:Coursework: Final Projects + The Business of Sound Healing 





  • Guests can enjoy indoor showers and bathrooms. There is also a portapotty outside + outdoor shower.

  • If you have dietary restrictions let us know. You can bring extra food and snacks to eat at any time. Guests can cook in the outdoor or indoor kitchen + store food + drinks in the outdoor or indoor refrigerators. Grills, griddles and stoves provided.

  • Snacks will be provided throughout the trip! 

  • Filtered water is provided. There is a coffee maker; although we will not offer caffeine on the retreat, you are welcome to make your own coffee . 

  • WIFI

  • You must be pet friendly: your hosts John + Shawna have two dogs, a 125 pound St. Bernard who is a big lover knows no boundaries and a 5 lb Chauhauha who is sweet + feisty all in one. These two fur babies will be staying in the house (sleeping in our bedroom) but do keep that in mind if you are sleeping in the house.

  • The retreat is alcohol free. 

  • No refunds or credits. We understand things happen but due to the limited availability and nature  of this retreat, we cannot afford to refund guests who have to cancel. All  are sales final. We thank you for understanding. 

  • The property is still a work in progress. We have so many great things to share with you and we are looking forward to spending our time together. There will be things in construction but this will not effect any of our offerings at the retreat or your stay. 

Please select the sleeping accommodation you prefer:
Do you have a vaild national park pass?

Thanks for submitting! We will get back to you with details + payment information soon. We are looking forward to our time in the desert.

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