All Essence of Living Academy alumni are entitled to 20% off ALL courses plus if you redo a course you will receive 50% off as a returning student!

Returning Student

At Essence of Living we offer our teacher training graduates the opportunity to join our returning student program in order to water the seeds of knowledge planted during their initial Teacher Training experience.

Our mentorship students are not only able to repeat the entire teacher training experience again but this time they can do it whilst helping and supporting other students along the way. All mentors are NOT required submit all the written course work of the training however are required to re-sit:

- All practical components (teaching assessments and session participation, observation and assists)

- All written examination during the training

The Essence of Living returning student program is for teachers who want master their skills and deepen their knowledge. Michelle will be giving you even more detailed and refined feedback on your teaching skills and personal practice. This is an incredible opportunity for anyone wanting to not only refresh their knowledge but also wanting to go to the next level as both a practitioner and a teacher.

This is also a very popular pathway for those interested in running and creating their own teacher training courses.

Yoga 200hr






100hr Yin Yoga


50hr Patanjali Yoga Sutras


50hr Bhagavad Gita for Living


Apply for the returning student program here

Be sure to include which course you would like to do!!

The Level One Yoga Teacher Training at Essence of Living is always adapting. So are we. Through the mentorship I was able to embrace the content of my first Teacher Training on a more expansive level.
The experience was an immersion of the teachings I received four years earlier and there was more! Back then I found the philosophy, sanskrit, methology and physical practice beautiful, intriguing, and captivating. I still do. I was spellbound and at times a little bamboozled! Honestly I could not contain it all. Many teachings did seep in, some integrated slowly as I delved deeper into my own practice, inner work and realisations. Others remained as seeds waiting to open & bud when I was ready.

The mentorship was my ripening. I drew in that which had slipped through my fingers and mind originally. I tapped in to the old work, sipped with delight the new additional components and became more clear and bright as a teacher, practitioner and an individual.

It was endearing be mentored and to have my commitment acknowledged. It was an honour for me to be a mentor to the other teacher trainers. This added a responsibility and accountability to myself, my service of others and the method of Yoga. I am deeply grateful for the experience and to my mentor Michelle Cassidy.