50-Hour Philosophy & Subtle Body Training


Oct 12 - Nov 24, 2019


Larkspur, California


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Join us in this deep exploration of yoga as a philosophical study. In this 50-Hour four week course, you will dive deeper into areas related to the subtle body, ancient yogic texts, pranayama, and meditation. This training is open to aspiring teachers and serious students of yoga. Graduation from a 200-hour Training is not required.


Training Summary


October 12 – November 24, 2019
Saturdays & Sundays | 12:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.


Meets the following 4 weekends:
October 12-13
October 26-27
November 9-10
November 23-24


The Bhagavad Gita – Introduced & Translated by Eknath Easwaran
Yoga Sūtra: Discipline of Freedom by Barbara Stoller Miller (or any other version of Yoga Sūtra you own)


YogaWorks Larkspur Landing
2019 Larkspur Landing Circle
Larkspur, CA 94939


$700 when you pay in full by September 12, 2019
$750 after September 12, 2019

If you sign up for all modules at once you will receive a 10% discount on each module.

Tuition must be paid in full by the early registration date to receive the discounted rate. Contact us for more details.


This training accounts for 50 hours of the YogaWorks 300-Hour program. You can take this alone as continuing education, or apply this to your 300-hour program hours. For 200-hour graduates who would like to continue their training and get full credit for the YogaWorks 300-Hour Program, you will be required to complete all remaining modules over the next two years. See below for complete 300-hour Modular Format schedule.


Apprenticeship: September 6, 2019 – March 8, 2020 Click here to register!
50-Hour Philosophy Module: October 12 – November 24, 2019

50-Hour Asana: January 4-19, 2020 Click here to register!

50-Hour Teaching Skills: February 15 – March 15, 2020  Click here to register!

Practice Teach Series: March 21 – May 9, 2020  Click here to register!


Modules can be taken in any order. In order to get credit for the full 300-Hour Program, all modules must be completed within two years from the start date of the first module you attend.

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Melanie Salvatore-August

“Melanie began practicing yoga about 20 years ago to shift out of destructive thought patterns and to heal from anxiety and feelings of powerlessness. Through yoga she have changed her perception of life and transformed it in every way. “”It takes courage and power to stop negative thoughts/habits and to unconditionally love yourself. Global consciousness healing starts at home with our own self-love and then moves out in service to others.””

Melanie uses and teaches asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra/affirmation, visualization and guided svadhyaya/self-study to create a pause in the Thought-Emotion-Action cycle and empower herself and her students to transform lives from what is conditioned to what is authentically our ideal. Now is the time to live your ideal life, are you ready? With Fierce Kindness, Tantra and the well-aligned flow of the YogaWorks Method, Melanie awakens students to the ever-present light in and around them that ignites them to live their best life. Learn more about Melanie Salvatore-August at melaniesalvatoreaugust.com.”.

Nikki Estrada

“Nikki has more than 20 years teaching experience and has been leading 200 and 300-hour teaching trainings for more than 12 years. She is YA500hr E-RYT and was Director of Trainer Development for YogaWorks for more than 7 years where she supported and mentored teacher trainers. She leads intensives, immersions and workshop series in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. She contributes to Yoga International where you can find her articles and videos. She also contributes video content on www.yogaanytime.com. Nikki was a 2016 Athleta Ambassador for embodying the Power of She, was sponsored by Zobha, has presented at Yoga Journal conferences and was voted best yoga teacher by Marin Magazine 2016.

With more than 20 years of teaching experience, Nikki shares her love, knowledge and passion for yoga through daily classes, workshops, immersions and teacher trainings. Each class is a combination of asana, pranayama, meditation and additional yoga techniques to create the right alchemy for spiritual growth and insight. Her style and delivery is practical and applicable, making yoga accessible and useful for all. Yoga is so much more than poses or developing physical capacity, it’s a means of living a better life; A life of integrity, personal power, love, compassion, faith, goodness and reaching true potential. Learn more about Nikki Estrada at nikkiestradayoga.com.”.


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