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 Roll & Release (Online)

Starting 21st September 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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Pilates Mat Teacher Training - Weekends (Tallebudgera Valley)

26th September - 15th November 2020

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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Barre Teacher Training - Intensive (Mermaid Beach)

20th - 29th November 2020 | Early bird ends 9th October.

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 Immersion (Tallebudgera Valley)

5th & 6th December 2020 | Early bird ends 23rd October 2020.

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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Starting 1st February 2021

Starting 26th April 2021
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Starting 26th September 2020

Starting 20th November 2020
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Starting 17th May 2021
Early bird ends
5th April!

Starting 11th October 2021!

Combine our short courses to a total of 300hrs to receive an EOL 300hr certificate!

Learning online has never looked so good

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

Starting 26th April 2021
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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