2020 applications accepted.


At Essence of Living, we give out two scholarships each year to those who dream of becoming a teacher, but may not have the financial capability required to pay for the course. We offer our scholarships to people at any level of experience who have lots of passion and a readiness to learn. Pilates? Yoga? Both?

To apply, please submit approximately 500 words, answering the following questions:

  • Why do you want to become a Yoga/Pilates teacher?
  • Why are you a great candidate for this scholarship?
  • What is your current level of experience and knowledge? (Don’t let this question intimidate you!)

We take all applications very seriously, so please apply with your heart and soul.

We look for candidates with lots of initiative, who are passionate about:

  • Yoga/Pilates
  • Health/Fitness
  • Mindfulness/Wellbeing
  • Self-Development

The scholarship program requires 10 hours a week working in the Essence of Living business under the direct guidance of Michelle Cassidy and the EOL management team. The carefully selected candidate will learn the ins and outs of running a successful business and is given unlimited classes to develop their yoga and Pilates practice for six months during the scholarship.

Total scholarship value : $4,700

Time Requirements

For Weekend Course:

  • 11 hours Teacher Training weekly (10 weeks)
  • 10  hours Work Experience weekly (6 months)

For Intensive Course:

  • 27.5 hours Teacher Training weekly (4 weeks)
  • 10 hours Work Experience weekly (6 months)

Please note that all work experience hours must be logged and accounted for otherwise we cannot ensure that you will become a certified teacher.

Apply Now

If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please download the application form here and email it to michelle@essenceofliving.com.au or drop it off at the studio.