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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Ignite Your Soul Business & Inspire Your Teaching

13th & 14th November | Early bird ends 1st November 2021

A 2-day in-person transformational training to level-up your confidence, worthiness & excitement, & land all the pieces you need to start your soul's biz or your yoga/Pilates teaching career. Gain clarity, get practical hands-on training and leave with tangible results.

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25hr Meditation & Pranayama Retreat

20th & 21st November | Early bird ends 8th October 2021

Deep dive beyond the body & the mind. This will be an insightful journey for anyone wanting to deepen their own knowledge and integration of the vast ocean of meditation and pranayama tools and techniques used by the sages of the ages.

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200hr Yoga Teacher Training - Intensive

7th February - 4th March 2022 | Early bird ends 20th December 2021

Acquire the skills & expand your knowledge necessary to teach a variety of Yoga classes. Registered with Yoga Alliance 200hr Certification, we offer our students the highest standards for their future success.

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Pilates Mat Teacher Training - Intensive

28th February - 18th March 2022 | Early bird ends 10th January 2022

This course is ideal for pilates enthusiasts and those wanting to teach pilates. We focus on the classic pilates method with a systematic approach that teaches our trainers to be capable and dynamic pilates instructors.

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Heart-to-heart in person Teacher Trainings

Direct absorption of our teacher's teachings

Held at our stunning Tallebudgera Valley Forest Academy with a mixture of practical, theory and observation hours, and self-directed assessment, all of our teacher trainings over-deliver every step of the way.

Master Trainings

Starting 7th Feb 2022
Early Bird ends 20th Dec 2021!

Starting 28th February 2022
Early bird ends 10th January 2022!

Starting 6th June 2022
Early bird ends
28th April!

Short Courses

Combine any of these heart-to-heart in person courses and any online courses to a total of 300hrs to receive an EOL 300hr Teacher Training Certificate!

Starting 25th April 2022
Early bird ends 14th March 2022!

 20th & 21st November
Early bird ends 8th October

November 13th & 14th 2021
Early bird ends 1st November

Starting 16th May 2022
Early bird ends 4th April!

Starting 11th October!
Early bird ends 30th August 2021


Online Offerings

Learning online has never looked so good!!

– Start ANYTIME and go at your own pace! 

– 6 months access to work your way through the content

– PLUS each course has its own exclusive EOL Academy Facebook group with a monthly Q&A with Michelle Cassidy

– Combine any of these online courses and any of our heart-to-heart in person courses to a total of 300hrs to receive an EOL 300hr Teacher Training Certificate!

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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