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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25hr The Art & Science of Sound (Mermaid Beach Studio)

27th & 28th August 2022 | Early bird ends 8th July 2022

This course is designed to introduce you to the theory and science of sound together with dipping your toes into the vast ocean of the history and uses of sound across religions, healing and timeless sacred rituals.

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50hr Bhagavad Gita for Living Teacher Training (Mermaid Beach Studio)

5th - 9th September 2022 | Early bird ends 18th July 2022

During this 5 day immersion we will cover the foundations and fundamentals of Tantra, as well as deepen our understanding of core areas that when utilised regularly, bring greater joy, fulfilment and purpose into our lives. This course has been designed for those who are thirsty for understanding more philosophy and discovering the richness this practice has to offer beyond the asana.

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200hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training (Mermaid Beach Studio)

3rd - 28th October 2022 | Early bird ends 15th August 2022

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 Fitness Teacher Training (Mermaid Beach Studio)

24th October - 11th November 2022 | Early bird ends 5th September 2022

This course is ideal for pilates enthusiasts and those wanting to teach Pilates for fitness. Using the foundations of the classic Pilates method, in this course you will learn how to create fun, modern classes that move to the beat! Our systematic approach teaches our trainers to be capable and dynamic Pilates instructors.

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Barre Fitness Weekend Teacher Training (Mermaid Beach Studio)

12th November - 11th December 2022 | Early bird ends 1st October 2022

Continue to develop and further your skills as a dynamic pilates instructor. This 100-hour training course is comprehensive, providing trainers with information not only on the wide selection of equipment-based exercises themselves, but how to effectively teach them in an inspiring and uplifting way.

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25hr Meditation & Pranayama Retreat 

19th & 20th November 2022| Early bird ends 7th October 2022

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 Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training 

6th February - 3rd March 2023 | Early bird ends 26th December 2022

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 Fitness Teacher Training 

27th February - 17th March 2023 | Early bird ends 16th January 2023

This course is ideal for pilates enthusiasts and those wanting to teach Pilates for fitness. Using the foundations of the classic Pilates method, in this course you will learn how to create fun, modern classes that move to the beat! Our systematic approach teaches our trainers to be capable and dynamic Pilates instructors.

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100hr Yoga Sequencing & Adjusting

8th - 19th May | Early bird ends 27th March 2023

Go deeper into the study of yoga principles, philosophy, asana, pranayama and meditation, but more importantly the study of the ‘self’. We study the awakening of deeper levels of the energetic body as well as the attunement to the subtler messages of the body’s intelligence.

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100hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training

29th May - June 9th | Early bird ends 17th April 2023

This course will inspire you to teach a safe and effective Yin Yoga class that will suit all different skeletal variations and health conditions. You will learn different practices to awaken the meridian channels of the body, creating an overall feeling of calmness and contentment for your students.

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Barre Fitness Teacher Training (Mermaid Beach Studio)

17th - 28th July 2023| Early bird ends 5th June 2023

Continue to develop and further your skills as a dynamic pilates instructor. This 100-hour training course is comprehensive, providing trainers with information not only on the wide selection of equipment-based exercises themselves, but how to effectively teach them in an inspiring and uplifting way.

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50hr Bhagavad Gita for Living Teacher Training (Tallebudgera Valley)

21st - 25th August 2023 | Early bird ends 10th July 2023

During this 5 day immersion we will cover the foundations and fundamentals of Tantra, as well as deepen our understanding of core areas that when utilised regularly, bring greater joy, fulfilment and purpose into our lives. This course has been designed for those who are thirsty for understanding more philosophy and discovering the richness this practice has to offer beyond the asana.

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50hr Patanjali Yoga Sutras (Tallebudgera Valley)

4th - 8th September 2023 | Early bird ends 18th April 2022

This course will allow you to dive deeper into the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. You will unpack them, dissect them & understand them with the guidance of Michelle. Over five days, you can lose yourself in the wisdom of the sages with like minded lovers of ancient philosophy.

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25hr The Art & Science of Sound (Tallebudgera Valley)

16th & 17th September 2023 | Early bird ends 5th August 2023

This course is designed to introduce you to the theory and science of sound together with dipping your toes into the vast ocean of the history and uses of sound across religions, healing and timeless sacred rituals.

LEARN MORE (bookings open September 2022)

200hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training (Tallebudgera Valley)

2nd - 27th October 2023 | Early bird ends 21st August 2023

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.

LEARN MORE (bookings open October 2022)

Pilates Fitness Teacher Training (Tallebudgera Valley)

23rd October - 10th November 2023 | Early bird ends 11th September 2023

This course is ideal for pilates enthusiasts and those wanting to teach Pilates for fitness. Using the foundations of the classic Pilates method, in this course you will learn how to create fun, modern classes that move to the beat! Our systematic approach teaches our trainers to be capable and dynamic Pilates instructors.

LEARN MORE (bookings open October 2022)

25hr Meditation & Pranayama Immersion (Tallebudgera Valley)

18th & 19th November 2023| Early bird ends 7th October 2023

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.

LEARN MORE (bookings open November 2022)

Got questions?

Michelle (owner of Essence of Living and facilitator of the Teacher Training Academy) would love to give you a call to discuss any of her trainings!

Simply use the booking form to select a time.

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 3rd Oct 2022

Early Bird ends 15 Aug 2022!

Starting 24th Oct 2022

Early bird ends 5th Sept 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!

 19th & 20th November 2022
Early bird ends 7th October 2022!

Starting 30th May 2022
Early bird ends 18th April 2022!

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

Starting 5th September 2022
Early bird ends 25th July 2022!

Starting 27th August 2022
Early bird ends 16th July 2022!

 

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

– Combine up to 50 hours of 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