50hr Patanjali In-Person Course

Dive deeper into the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. You will unpack them, dissect them & understand them with the guidance of a teacher. Over five days, you can loose yourself in the wisdom of the sages with like minded lovers of ancient philosophy.


At the Essence of Living Academy, we are committed to training world-class yoga teachers. Teachers who respect and honour this eternal practice and those teachers who have come before us. The teachers trained at Essence of Living are sought after and recognised as some of the best yoga facilitators in the industry. At Essence of Living we equip you not only to be an amazing yoga teacher, we also prepare you for the business of yoga. Our training is not only for aspiring yoga teachers, many students take on our training in order to deepen their own personal practice and delve deep into the philosophy beyond the mat. The Essence of Living course is registered with Yoga Alliance, offering you the best quality yoga education. We welcome you to the Academy!

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Michelle has been running Essence of Living since 2004 and these teacher trainings are truly her passion. She would LOVE to discuss any questions you have! Just use the form to book in a time!

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Our upcoming courses

Get ready to pursue your passions

30th May - 3rd June 2022

Lectures and training: 5 consecutive days 6.00am – 2pm

Where: Essence of Living Tallebudgera Valley Retreat

Full cost


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Early bird

Expires 18th April 2022!

Reserve your spot

The course cost includes all required sessions, course workbooks and 1 month access to EOL TV.

You can find our refund and cancellation policy here.

If you have any issues booking online, please email [email protected]
or call 07 5526 6600 Monday-Friday 9:30am-1:30pm

4th - 8th September 2023

Lectures and training: 5 consecutive days 6.00am – 2pm

Where: Essence of Living Tallebudgera Valley Retreat

Bookings open September 2022

Course Outline



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 part of the course, which you have 6-months to complete

  • 4 x 500-word reflective essays on each chapter of the Yoga Sutras and what they mean to YOU

Course Facilitators

Meet our lovely teachers

Michelle Cassidy

Primary Facilitator

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