At the Essence of Living Academy on the Gold Coast, Australia we are deeply dedicated to training outstanding philosophy courses for both teachers and practitioners. Our teachers are well-respected and sought after in the industry. Essence of Living philosophy graduates are trained in a respectful manner in order to honour the traditions of this practice while also remaining considerate of the ever-evolving yoga world.

The Essence of Living Adjustment (50hr) Course takes place at the Essence of Living Tallebudgera Valley Retreat on the stunning Gold Coast, Australia. Our training program truly over delivers, providing you with 60 hours of training, including 36 hours of face-to-face learning. Find out course dates, requirements and a course overview below.


Are you a yoga teacher wanting to learn the art of safe and effective adjustment techniques for multiple body types and postures?


We are offering an advanced teacher training adjustment course to all Yoga Teacher graduates wanting to increase their knowledge and hands on assisting skills to better serve and support their clients during asana class.


Expand your earning potential and inspire your teaching


Students will be eligible to receive a 50 hour certification upon completion of all course work. This certificate can be used towards a 300hr yoga teacher training.

Gold Coast Course

25th May – 2nd June 2019
Lectures and training: 4 days, Tuesday – Friday, 7am – 4pm


5th – 8th November 2019
Lectures and training: 4 days, Tuesday – Friday, 7am – 4pm



Where: Essence of Living Tallebudgera Valley Retreat

Participation: 4 full days of training (included in course cost)


Find out more information by


or calling 07 5520 6600


Michelle Cassidy is the founder and operator of Essence of Living Yoga & Pilates studio and Teacher Training Academy on the Gold Coast. After first discovering Yoga and Pilates at the young age of 16, Michelle knew this was her calling and she wanted to share both the spiritual and physical benefits of the practice with others.

Michelle Cassidy

Primary Facilitator

Course Cost

$795. Past Essence of Living graduates $395

The course cost includes all required classes and course workbooks.

Receive a 5% discount if paid in full 8 weeks prior to the course!

Course Outline & Assessments

Course Outline

Course covers adjustment techniques for
– Sun Salutation Variations, Standing, Balancing, Back-bending, Twisting, Forward folding, Hip opening, Inversions & Closing

Course Assessment

In order to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to be able to share the philosophy, there are a number of assessments required as a part of the course.

  • 10 class assists

Many of these pieces of assessment will be delivered during your training, however you do have a total of 6 months to complete all of your assessment.
Receive a 50 hour certification upon completion of all course work.

A typical day at Essence of Living Yoga Teacher Training

7 – 7.30am
7.30 – 9am
9 – 9:30am
9.30am – 1pm
1 – 1.30pm
1.30 – 4pm