At the Essence of Living Academy, we are devoted to training amazing Yoga and Pilates teachers.

The teachers trained at Essence of Living are sought after and recognised as some of the best in the industry. At Essence of Living we equip you not only to be a brilliant teacher, but we also prepare you for the business of yoga and Pilates.

The Essence of Living courses are registered with Yoga Alliance and Fitness Australia, offering you the highest level of qualifications.

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50hr Patanjali Yoga

Starting 18th May 2020

Dive deeper into the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. You will unpack them, dissect them & understand them with the guidance of a teacher over five weeks.

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25hr Roll & Release

Starting 22nd June 2020

Two weeks dedicated to gaining a deeper understanding of anatomy and physiology and how to utilise trigger point balls and a yoga block to facilitate ‘myofascial release.’

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25hr Meditation & Pranayama

Starting 6th July 2020

Deepen your knowledge and practice in the vast ocean of meditation and pranayama tools and techniques used by the sages.

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25hr History & Philosophy Course

Starting 20th July 2020

Are you interested in learning more about yoga beyond the asana? Want to learn more about the history and philosophy of yoga and understand the true intention of the practice well beyond achieving a handstand and touching your toes?

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Learning online has never looked so good

Join our latest online classes and become part of our growing tribe.

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Michelle Cassidy

Academy course creator & head facilitator

  • Advanced Diploma in Recreational Fitness
  • Business Degree majoring in Marketing
  • International Advanced ‘Stott Pilates’ Mat course with Reformer Apparatus Training
  • ‘Body Control Pilates’ Mat Course
  • ‘Yoga Arts’ 200hr intensive Teacher Training in Ubud, Bali,
  • ‘Brahmani Yoga’ 500hr intensive Ashtanga Teacher Training in Goa India
  • ‘Jivamukti Yoga’ 300hr intensive Teacher Training plus 500hr apprenticeship in New York
  • Trained with Dena Kingsberg for 4 years, completing her one year committed practitioner Ashtanga intensive in Byron Bay
  • Paul Grilley 100hr yin in Mexico along with 50hr Chakra Theory & Meditation, plus 50hr Patanjali training in California
  • 2x 100hr philosophy courses with Alana Kaivalya & Power Living
  • Barre training with Elisabeth Halfpapp and Fred Devito (Exhale)
  • 3 month intensive ‘International Thai Massage’ Teacher Training in Chiang Mai Thailand
  • One-year Holistic Health Coaching course with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition
  • Kinesiology with Ranee Zeller from Bayside Kinesiology
  • Tony Robbins Date with Destiny in Gold Coast, Business Mastery in Vegas, Life Mastery & Wealth Mastery in Fiji, Ultimate Relationship program in Hawaii
  • Brendan Burchard Peak Performance training in San Diego
  • Rod Stryker Vinyasa Krama & Kosha, Kriya, Yoga Master Trainings & Empowering the Heart continuous education