300-Hour Yoga Certification

Welcome to the Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts 300-Hour Professional Development Certification!

Pranakriya Yoga is one of the most solidly grounded, transformational and logically structured yoga teacher trainings in the country. Our program trains practitioners who have a love for yoga born out of practice and experience. Our goal is to skillfully encourage personal reflection regarding physical, mental and emotional aspects inherent in each pose, pranayama and meditation, helping students recognize that what is discovered on the mat can be used in everyday living. Our Directors are compassionate and reassuring, asking teachers-in-training to play with the edges of their comfort zones so they can feel fully alive. Once they discover this aliveness, they in turn can share it with others.

Our program consists of 300+ hours of coursework and practicum, exceeding the Yoga Alliance standards. Completion of this program will earn you your RYT-300 designation from the Yoga Alliance. This program is for students that have already completed a 200-hour basic yoga teacher training with Pranakriya or any other certified yoga school. Within this program you will complete:

    • 200+ hours of required core curriculum
    • 80+ hours of specialized electives

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There is a $50 registration fee to review your letters and issue your certificate. With this certificate you may register with the Yoga Alliance as a 300-hour graduate of a Registered Yoga School. We encourage teachers to participate in our training courses in a way that suits each one’s interest, time and financial well-being.  Due to the nature of the advanced courses, we recommend students take three to four programs per year; completing certification in 3-4 years. We believe this allows for the greatest integration of the program material, opportunity to deepen your own practice, put the learning into your teaching and have time for reflection/questions before your next course.

If you’d like to travel for a program, many of our Host Studios offer housing options for out-of-town guests.  Contact the specific studio to find out more.

All 300-hour students must complete the following courses:

  • Anatomy for Yoga Practitioners & Teachers
  • Deepening the Asana Experience (take THREE of these Asana Courses – 20 hours each)
    • Asanas for Yoga Workout 1
    • Asanas for Yoga Workout 2
    • Asanas for Meditative Posture 1
    • Asanas for Meditative Posture 2
    • Asanas for Gentle Yoga 1
    • Teaching Restorative Yoga
  • *Holding Space: Developing Skills for Presence & Touch 
  • Musculoskeletal Assessment replaces Holding Space after 10/13/20
  • Meditation: Theory & Teaching
  • Pranayama: Theory & Teaching
  • The Client Relationship: Cultivating Intuitive Presence, Ethics & Boundaries
  • Yoga Philosophy (take ONE of these Tantric Hatha Yoga courses)
    • Bhagavad Gita
    • Hatha Yoga Pradipika
    • Asanas as Spiritual Doorways


NOTE (11/09/20): Due to COVID-19, Yoga Alliance (YA) has not released the new 300-hour standards .  Therefore, students working to complete their 300-hour program under the current curriculum now have until March 30, 2022.  Further updates will be posted here as we learn more from YA. *Musculoskeletal Assessment replaces Holding Space beginning 10/13/2020.

 NOTE (1/1/2016): Client Relationship is required for students beginning their program in 2016 or who have only completed 5 or fewer programs by 1/1/16.


Take Any Additional Courses of your Choice from this list (Minimum 3 different courses)

to accrue 300 hours or more

{Choose any courses from this list you have NOT taken to satisfy Core Requirements}

  • Basic Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
  • Advanced Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
  • *Skills for Hands-on Assisting and Manipulations
  • Asana for Yoga Workout 1
  • Asana for Yoga Workout 2

*Please note that these programs are no longer offered.


  • Asana for Meditative Posture 1
  • Asana for Meditative Posture 2
  • Asana for Gentle Yoga
  • Teaching Restorative Yoga
  • Bhagavad Gita
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • *Pranakriya Vinyasa Flow–A Sustainable Practice
  • Asanas as Spiritual Doorways
  • Musculoskeletal Assessment is a requirement beginning 10/13/20
  • Pranakriya Approach to Yin Yoga
  • The Universe inside the Body of the Yogi: A Journey into the Chakras, Granthis, and Nadis
  • *Yoga Nidra & Savasana:  Leading Yoga’s Inner Practices  (20  hours)
  • Kids Yoga
    • PK Little Kids 
    • PK Tween to Teen 
    • PK Kids: Growing a Body: Anatomy and Development from Two to Teen
    • PK Kids: Making Yoga Philosophy Accessible For Kids

How to Receive Your 300-Hour Certificate

Complete all core curriculum and electives

Submit list of programs completed to Pranakriya at info@pranakriya.com

Either scan and email your Letters of Attendance  or submit an email listing the program name/date/studio attended

Wait for confirmation from PK that all courses will be accepted

Submit a processing payment of $50 made payable to Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts

Mail to: PKSYHA, P.O. Box 5892, Atlanta, GA 31107

Please note that processing a certificate can take up to 3-weeks.  If you would like your certificate given to you at your final program, please allow enough processing time.