Prana Das 300 Hour
Advanced Training

with a fleet of Prana Teachers and Guest Instructors

Training at the Next Level

This is the only upper-level training in the region with instruction from a fleet of highly trained teachers with over 75 years combined experience.

David Newman (Durga Das), Fourth Series Practitioner Elizabeth Sitzler, Myofascial Therapist Ellis Kantrowitz and Mindfulness Leader Monika Brass join Derek and Nadia Hopkins alongside a roster of Prana Das instructors and guest specialists to share a new depth of wisdom with trainees. Encounter powerful & authentic yogic practices rarely taught in the West. This knowledge creates exceptional healers, practitioners and teachers.

Upon completion of this course, participants receive full 300-Hour Certification with a certificate. We also offer an apprenticeship program for new teachers and those looking to refine and advance their capabilities.

Key Modules of the Training Will Include:

  • In-Depth Understanding of Teaching Yoga Philosophy
  • Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Assists and Adjustments
  • Advanced Posture Sequencing
  • A 40-Hour Yin Yoga Immersion
  • Therapeutic Yoga For Diverse Students and Audiences
  • Yin/Restorative Postures/Sequences for Different Goals, Challenges and Limitations
  • Pranayama
  • Advanced Anatomy with Asana Applications
  • The Five Elements and Chakra balancing
  • Sanskrit Basics and Chanting the Yoga Sutras
  • Meditation and Teaching Meditation
  • Observing Your Bias
  • Maintaining Individual Clients/The Business of Yoga
  • The Practice of Living Your Principles
  • Prenatal Yoga through the Primary Series
  • Complimentary Healing Arts
  • Advanced Chakra Exploration and Energy Healing with Yoga
  • Kirtan/Chants and Mantra

The 300-Hour Training is Appropriate For:

  • Dedicated students who have been practicing consistently for at least two years and who are looking to take their practice to new depths and concentrations. (Less than two years of practice? Consider the 200-Hour Training)
  • Certified teachers with at least 50 hours of teaching experience who want to approach a 500-Hour certification and have a more rich and diverse set of skills to offer their students.
  • Healing practitioners with an in-depth experiential knowledge of yoga who would like to add new healing modalities to their practices and work in depth with clients who have physical and physiological challenges.
  • Students who are engaged and immersed in practice of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series and who are preparing to enter the Second Series.
  • Instructors who have training or certification in other styles of yoga (hot, Baptiste, Anusara, etc.) looking to have a more thorough knowledge of the ancient and authentic practices of this style.

Required Readings:

  • Wisdom of No Escape by Perma Chodren
  • Mystery of the Mind by Swami Muktananda
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Satchitananda
  • Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long MD
  • Key Poses of Yoga by Ray Long MD
  • Nonviolent Communication by Marshall B. Rosenberg
  • The Diamond Cutter by Geshe Michael Roach
  • Wheels of Life by Judith Anodea

Suggested Readings:

  • Crucial Conversations by Patterson, Grenny, McMillan and Switzler
  • Yoga Mala by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
  • Ashtanga Yoga Practice & Philosophy by Gregor Maehle
  • Ashtanga Yoga the Intermediate Series by Gregor Maehle

Prana Das 300-Hour Teacher Training Format & Schedule:

Weekends Program:

The 300-Hour Weekends Training meets one weekend per month from 9am – 6pm on Saturday and 9am – 5pm Sunday with a 75 minute break for lunch each day. This format grants you flexibility in your schedule and opportunity to apply your learning experientially.

You may join the training at any time and can graduate once you have completed all eleven modules and all course requirements. We have also found that this is highly immersive, creating strong bonds and collaboration among trainees.

We look forward to welcoming you to the next level of your training!

Upcoming Training Dates:

May 19/20th
June 9/10th
July 21/22nd
September 22/23rd
October 20/21st
November 17/18th
December 15/16th
January 19/20th
March 16/17th

Your Teachers & Facilitators:


What if I miss a class?

We will work with you to make sure you have the opportunity to complete your training and experience all of the course content.  For example, you will have the opportunity to make up missed class hours in future Teacher Trainings.  Depending on the dates missed, we will also work with you to schedule sessions to be made up at a later date.  Please discuss any forseeable conflicts with us when you register so we can collaborate with you to make plans.  Don’t let this be a deterrent!

Can I take classes while doing the training?

Yes!  Teacher Trainers can practice for free during their teacher training as well as two weeks before course start and two weeks after graduation.  You are also required to take one workshop.  We encourage you to practice with a variety of teachers so that you experience their styles and can ask any questions you may have.  You are also welcome to observe classes.

Will the program be Yoga Alliance accredited?

Yes.  We are a Yoga Alliance Certified school and this training is a certified RYS 300 program. Following graduation you will receive an official Yoga Alliance recognized certificate.

Have Another Question?

Send us an email at or
give us a call at 610-896-YOGA
We are happy to answer any other concerns you may have about the program.


*Student, Senior and Veteran discounts do apply.

Pay In Full Option 1


if paid in full up to one month prior

Pay In Full Option 2


if paid in full by the start of the teacher training

Payment Plan Option


on a payment plan
($500 non-refundable deposit required to reserve your spot and materials, then ten monthly payments of $325 due on each month’s meeting)

Getting Started

Completing the online application and a consultation with the Director is required. Please contact us at to get started at 610-896-YOGA or by emailing us at with any inquiries about the program.