Pranakriya 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Pranakriya 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Pranakriya 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training 1024 683 Evolation Yoga Atlanta


The 200 Pranakriya Teacher Training training is taught in nine intensive weekends, and class size is limited to 24 students. This format supports students having time to integrate the material, complete homework, and prepare for assigned practice teach sessions. A cap of 24 students is conducive to an interactive student/teacher relationship.

In the first half of the program students will learn an effective methodology for teaching postures and pranayamas (breathing exercises). They will learn 25 postures and five pranayamas that are appropriate for beginning level students. In the second half of the program they will learn to design and lead three kinds of classes: a vinyasa workout class, a meditative posture class, and a gentle stretch class. Our graduating teachers are prepared to teach in a variety of settings.

All sessions of each weekend must be attended and full participation in each session is required. Daily schedule may vary but will total 21 session hours.

This program is led by Vladimir Tchakarov; Pranakriya 500-hr Certified Director

Please review the registration details and submit your application to Pranakriya for review

Students should have:

  • At least two years of yoga practice (at least six months of classes with a certified instructor).
  • The ability to demonstrate an experiential understanding of yoga practice and its benefits.

Program Dates
Weekend 1: March 22-24, 2024
Weekend 2: April 26-28, 2024
Weekend 3: May 17-19, 2024
Weekend 4: June 21-23, 2024
Weekend 5: July 26-28, 2024
Weekend 6: August 23-25, 2024
Weekend 7: September 20-22, 2024
Weekend 8: October 18-20, 2024
Weekend 9: November 15-17, 2024
HOLD for Make up: December 6-8, 2024

Program Hours
Fridays: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

$3050 Earlybird 1 (through November 10, 2023)
$3300 Earlybird 2 (November 11, 2023 through February 16, 2024 )
$3450 Full Rate (after February 16, 2024)
$2500 Repeat Attendance
+ $170 Materials Fee for all participants

$50 non-refundable application fee
Application deadline: March 15, 2024

The  Pranakriya Basic 200-hour YTT is registered with Yoga Alliance and meets or exceeds all its requirements for 200-hour teacher training programs.

Vladimir Tchakarov (M.A., ERYT-500) – Born and raised in Bulgaria, Vladimir was introduced to yoga as a child by his mother who was a practitioner. Growing up, he studied martial arts and began teaching classes in his father’s dojo at age 12. In adolescence he was introduced to Qigong, meditation and eastern philosophy by his father who practiced daily.  A few years after Vladimir emigrated to the United States, his father was diagnosed with cancer and passed away six months later. Seeking healing and following his father’s final wish to grow spiritually, Vladimir began practicing yoga at a nearby studio. There he met his teachers William Hufschmidt and Yoganand Michael Carroll.

Soon Vladimir was practicing yoga and meditating daily for up to 8 hours. Over the last 10 years he has completed his 500-hour certification with Pranakriya and has continued his daily practice without fail, enjoying the profound insight and vitality generated by it. His teaching style emphasizes a slower paced practice with longer held postures, internal focus on breath, sensations and emotions, and a deep understanding of yoga philosophy.

Currently Vladimir teaches yoga full time in Atlanta, GA, and around the country as a Pranakriya Director and serves on the School’s Curriculum Committee and 200-hour subcommittee. He obtained a Master’s degree from Georgia State University in the academic study of the history and philosophy of Eastern Religions, and taught to undergraduates. He also specializes in teaching trauma-sensitive yoga to incarcerated youth in metro Atlanta youth detention centers and is currently working in partnership with the School of Public Health at Georgia State University and the National Institute of Health to study the effects of yoga on incarcerated youth. Contact Vladimir at

Pranakriya Is certified by yoga alliance!