300-Hour Core Curriculum & Electives

Understanding Requirements & Electives

The 300-hour Professional Development Certification facilitates a deep knowledge of: yoga philosophy in the Tantric Hatha Yoga tradition, anatomy, advanced asana instruction, and techniques. In order to ensure all advanced Pranakriya teachers are well-rounded in your experience and education, but also have the opportunity to customize your experience, we offer a number of core curriculum requirements and program electives. 

We offer special pricing for repeat attendance at programs and encourage students to repeat as often as they like. Each program will only count once toward the 300-hour certification, regardless of repitition. 

It is the responsibility of the student working to complete the 300-hour certification to ensure that you have met all the core requirements, taken electives according to any guidance below, and that your education credits amount to at least 300 hours when you apply to graduate. We encourage you to keep an electronic copy of all letters of attendance, and an ongoing list of your courses (including course name, dates, instructor, studio you attended/virtual, and hours earned). You will need this information when the time comes to apply for graduation.

Questions about the 300-hour Certification? Contact info@pranakriya.com

Core Curriculum Requirements

  • 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 (discontinued 10/13/2020)
  • Musculoskeletal Assessment (replaces Holding Space after 10/13/2020)
  • 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


Take Any Additional Courses of your choice from this list to accrue 300 hours or more (minimum 3 different courses)

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
  • 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

*Please note that these programs are no longer offered.

Update 11/09/2020: 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. 

Update 10/14/2020: *Musculoskeletal Assessment replaces Holding Space beginning 10/13/2020. If you took Holding Space, you may still count it as a core course, and Musculoskeletal Assessment may be used as an elective. If you did not complete Holding Space, you must take Musculoskeletal Assessment as a core course.

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