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At Essence of Living, we are committed to holding high ethical standards for our yoga teachers.

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25hr Yoga History & Philosophy Course July 2021

Are you interested in learning more about yoga beyond the asana? Want to learn more about the history and philosophy of yoga and understand the true intention of the practice well beyond achieving a handstand and touching your toes?

We are offering an in-depth discovery to the vast ocean of yoga’s history and philosophy that will give you the fundamental pillars of yogic practices and principles that have guided endless sages, saints, seers and mystics. This course is available and accessible to all practitioners wanting to explore and unlock the true potential that the practice offers beyond the asana. Perfect for beginners and committed practitioners alike.

Begins 19th July 2021!

Save 20% with our Early Bird. Offer ends 7th June 2021. Take advantage of the offer here!

Go deeper and reach higher all at the same time.

Course Outline

  • What is yoga philosophy
  • Timeline of Yoga Philosophy
  • Indus Valley Civilisation
  • The Vedas
  • Vedanta: The Upanishads
  • The Bhagavad Gita
  • Patanjali Yoga Sutras
  • Tantra Yoga
  • Hatha Yoga

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.

  • 24 x online modules to complete
  • 7 x online quizzes
  • 1000 word reflective essay on ‘Breathe Bend Blossom’ by Michelle Merrifield


During this 2-week delivery you will be given course content to read and watch through every Monday in your email.

You will be given 24 modules in total to work through systematically step by step and at the end of each module you will have an assessment task to complete in order to unlock the next module.

  • Each Monday you will receive your weeks modules to enjoy during the week.
  • Each Sunday 7pm (QLD Australia time) you will join Michelle on Zoom for a group Zoom Meeting (1hr) to discuss the weeks content and to answer and questions that may come up. If you miss the meeting it will be recorded and sent to you via email.


Students will be eligible to receive a 25-hour certification upon completion of all course work. This certificate can be used towards a 200hr yoga teacher training or as continuous education credits.