300-Hour Teacher Training

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300-Hour Teacher Training Certification

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.

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.


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.

Vinyasa Students

Who are engaged and immersed in practice of yoga within a lineage and who understand that additional structure and learning can jumpstart a new level of practical experience.

Healing Practitioners & Therapists

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.

Mysore Students

Mysore Students with a year or more of consistent practice with an authorized teacher who would like to integrate a curriculum of skills, tools and expanded mindset into their regular practice.

Your Teachers & Facilitators

Derek Hopkins

Derek Hopkins

Student, Teacher, Adventurer

1,000 Hr Certified Yoga Therapist, Specialist in Injury Recovery.

Nadia Hopkins

Nadia Hopkins

Student, Teacher, Adventurer

17 Year Yoga Practitioner, Holistic Health & Intuitive Arts Coach

Monika Brass

Monika Brass

Senior Meditation Instructor

Lived for 3 years in a Tibetan Buddhist Community studying meditation

David Newman

David Newman

Kirtan Artist & Teacher

Internationally renowned Kirtan singer, author, mentor & spiritual teacher

300-Hour Teacher Training Format and Schedule

Key Modules Will Include

  • In-Depth Understanding of Yoga Teaching 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 for Beginners to Practiced Students
  • Advanced Anatomy with Asana Applications
  • The Five Elements and Chakra Balancing
  • Sanskrit Study and Chanting the Yoga Sutras
  • Tibetan Buddhist Meditation and Teaching Meditation
  • Observing Your Own Bias and Limitations
  • Maintaining Individual Clients/The Business of Yoga
  • The Practice of Living Your Principles
  • Prenatal Yoga through the Primary Series
  • Introduction to Incorporating Intensive Healing Arts
  • Advanced Chakra Exploration and Energy Healing with Yoga
  • Kirtan/Chants and Mantra

Course Reading


  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Satchitananda
  • Nonviolent Communication by Marshall B. Rosenberg
  • The Diamond Cutter by Geshe Michael Roach
  • Wheels of Life by Judith Anodea
  • Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long MD
  • Key Poses of Yoga by Ray Long MD


  • 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

Course Tuition

Pay in Full Investment (Save $500)

$ 3,250
One Time Payment
  • Must be paid in full
  • Due by the start of the program, Non-Refundable
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Payment Plan: Deposit + 11 Monthly Payments

$ 300 monthly
($500 non-refundable deposit)
  • $500 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is required
  • Monthly payments (11) are due at each month′s meeting
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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!

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.

Yes. We are a Yoga Alliance Certified school and this training is a certified RYS 200 program. Following graduation you will receive an official Yoga Alliance recognized certificate.

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