At the Essence of Living Academy on the Gold Coast, Australia we are deeply dedicated to training outstanding philosophy courses for both teachers and practitioners. Our teachers are well-respected and sought after in the industry. Essence of Living philosophy graduates are trained in a respectful manner in order to honour the traditions of this practice while also remaining considerate of the ever-evolving holistic health world.

The Essence of Living In the business of Holistic Health (25hr) Course takes place at the Essence of Living Tallebudgera Valley Retreat on the stunning Gold Coast, Australia. Our training program truly over delivers, providing you with 26 hours of training, including 18 hours of face-to-face learning. Find out course dates, requirements and a course overview below.

Are you a yoga, pilates or health professional, new or established, who want to learn inside industry secrets on how to take your business to the next level?

Michelle Cassidy is offering a two day immersion sharing over 14 years of experience and insight on how she built a million dollar business with no collateral, just a whole lot of heart and passion.

This will be a detailed 2 day master-course in the theory and practice of conscious business planning & processes. Learn the do’s and dont’s, that will save you both time and money.

Expand your earning potential and ignite your business.

Students will be eligible to receive a 25 hour certification upon completion of all course work. This certificate can be used towards a 300hr yoga teacher training.

Gold Coast Course


Lectures and training: 2 days, Saturday & Sunday, 7am – 4pm

Where: Essence of Living Tallebudgera Valley Retreat

Participation: 2 full days of training (included in course cost)

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or calling 07 5526 6600


Michelle Cassidy is the founder and operator of Essence of Living Yoga & Pilates studio and Teacher Training Academy on the Gold Coast. After first discovering Yoga and Pilates at the young age of 16, Michelle knew this was her calling and she wanted to share both the spiritual and physical benefits of the practice with others.

Michelle Cassidy

Primary Facilitator

Course Cost

$398 | Early Bird $350

The course cost includes all required classes and course workbooks.

You can find our refund and cancellation policy here.

Course Outline & Assessments

Course Outline

  • Marketing
  • Finances
  • Continuous improvement & strategic innovation
  • Personal development & improvement / Continuous education

Course Assessment

In order to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to be able to share the philosophy, there are a number of assessments required as a part of the course.

  • 2000 word: Business Plan using the 6 steps to Business Brilliance Guideline
  • 3 year business goals and development plan

Many of these pieces of assessment will be delivered during your training, however you do have a total of 6 months to complete all of your assessment.
Receive a 25 hour certification upon completion of all course work.

A typical day at Essence of Living Yoga Teacher Training

7 – 7.30am
7.30 – 9am
9 – 9:30am
9.30am – 1pm
In the business
1 – 1.30pm
2.30 – 4pm
In the business