50-Hour Philosophy & Subtle Body Training


Sep 14 - Oct 27, 2019


Brooklyn Heights


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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


September 14 – October 27, 2019
Saturdays & Sundays | 1:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


Meets the following 4 weekends:
September 14-15 & 28-29
October 12-13 & 26-2


Yoga for a World Out of Balance by Michael Stone
Yoga Sūtra: Discipline of Freedom by Barbara Stoller Miller (or any other version of Yoga Sūtra you own)


YogaWorks Brooklyn Heights
53 Court Street
Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201


$700 when you pay in full by August 14
$750 after August 14

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: August 25, 2019 – February 23, 2020 Click here to register!

50-Hour Philosophy & Subtle Body Training: September 14 – October 27, 2019

50-Hour Asana Training: November 9 – December 8, 2019  Click here to register!

Practice Teach Series: February 12 – March 18, 2020   Click here to register!

50-Hour Teaching Skills Training: March 7-22, 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.

Learn More


Nora Heilmann

Nora is a Brooklyn-based yoga teacher and movement educator. She is interested in sharing yoga as a multi-dimensional practice exploring dynamic asana, restorative, pranayama, meditation, deep listening, sound, philosophy, and yogic ethics. She is passionate about environmental consciousness, species and gender equality, veganism, and loves to make music on the didgeridoo and handpan.

Nora has studied with many wonderful teachers who have communicated different aspects of yoga. Her teaching practice is a remix of the teachings she received, together with her continuous personal research. She has completed 1600 hours of teacher training in yoga and meditation and has been teaching since 2007. She facilitates the Philosophy and Subtle Body Teacher Training at YogaWorks and teaches didgeridoo classes at DidgeProject in Brooklyn. Learn more about Nora Heilmann at yoganora.wordpress.com.

Tamar Samir

Tamar has been practicing yoga since 2001 and teaching since 2007. She is a YogaWorks 500hour certified teacher trainer. Tamar’s classes center on an immersive, flowing practice that is meditative and uplifting. Tamar sets the tone for the class with an ambient, atmospheric soundscape that aims to take you deep inside. She is known for her calming voice and clear instructions.

Tamar aims to create a safe and considerate space for students. She gives hands-on assists only with affirmative consent from students, and uses yoga flip chips to empower students to consider their needs every time they practice.

Tamar is inspired by empathy, activism, the natural world, the Sanskrit language and the poetic quality in everything. She is a teacher because she loves to share what she’s learned. And loves to see the happiness and transformation that unfolds in students’ lives. Learn more about Tamar Samir at immersiveflow.org.


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