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 Meditation + Pranayama (25hr) Course takes place at the Essence of Living Tallebudgera Valley Retreat on the stunning Gold Coast, Australia.  Find out course dates, requirements and a course overview below.

Are you a yoga teacher wanting to be able to facilitate meditation retreats and classes that will support your students spiritual growth?

We are offering an advanced meditation and pranayama teacher training course to all practitioners wanting to deep-end their own knowledge and practice in the vast ocean of meditation and pranayama tools and techniques used by the sages.

Expand your earning potential and inspire your teaching

Students will be eligible to receive a 25 hour certification upon completion of all course work. This certificate can be used towards a 300hr yoga teacher training.

Gold Coast Course

11th & 12th July 2020
Lectures and training: 2 days, Saturday (7am – 4pm) & Sunday (5am – 4pm)


23rd & 24th January 2021
Lectures and training: 2 days, Saturday (7am – 4pm) & Sunday (5am – 4pm)
Save $48! Early bird ends 11th December 2021


21th & 21st November 2021
Lectures and training: 2 days, Saturday (7am – 4pm) & Sunday (5am – 4pm)
Save $48! Early bird ends 8th October 2021

Where: Essence of Living Tallebudgera Valley Retreat

Participation: 2 full days of training (included in course cost)

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or calling 07 5526 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

$398. Early bird $350!

The course cost includes all required classes and course workbooks.

You can find our refund and cancellation policy here.

Course Outline & Assessments

Course Outline

  • History of Meditation and Pranayama
  • Steps to Yoga Meditation
  • 15 Pranayama tools & techniques
  • Practicum

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.

  • 1000 word reflective essay on ‘The Untethered Soul’ the journey beyond yourself by Micheal Singer

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 25 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
Meditation + Pranayama
1 – 1.30pm
1.30 – 4pm
Meditation + Pranayama