At the Essence of Living Academy on the Gold Coast, Australia we are deeply dedicated to teaching an outstanding Roll & Release course 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 Roll & Release (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.


Two days 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.’


This course is designed so that by the end you have enough understanding and confidence to run a ‘roll and release’ style class and/or incorporate this methodology into private sessions with your clients. This will build on your understanding gained though either a Yoga or Pilates teacher training courses, but is also open to general practitioners.


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

18th & 19th July 2020
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)

Find out more information by

emailing us here.

or calling 07 5526 6600


An Accredited Exercise Physiologist with an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and a Masters degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology. He has been working to rehabilitate war veterans almost exclusively for the past 3 years and prior to that worked in the Medicare system as well as strength and conditioning at Body Dynamics Training.

Alex Butschies

Primary Facilitator

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


Course Cost


Early Bird $350 until 05.06.20

EOL Yoga & Pilates graduates 20% discount

The course cost includes all required classes and course workbooks.

You can find our refund and cancellation policy here.

Course Outline & Assessments

Course Outline

  • Breath work
  • Roll & Release classes
  • History, Breath work theory, Anatomy, Trigger Point Therapy
  • Ball Techniques, Sequencing, Special Considerations, Client Screening
  • Anatomy, Target muscle modifications, language & communication skills for healing, Written exam
  • Teaching assessment

Course Assessment

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

  • Written Exam
  • Plan, prepare & deliver 1hr Roll & Release class
  • Client screening form
  • 500 word reflective essay: The Roll Model by Jill Miller
  • 500 word reflective essay: Becoming a Supple Leopard by Kelly Starrett

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
Breath Work
7.30 – 9.30am
Roll & Release Beginners class
9.30 – 10am
10am – 12.30pm
History, Breath work theory, Anatomy, Trigger Point Therapy
12.30 – 1pm
1 – 4pm
Ball Techniques, Sequencing, Special Considerations, Client Screening, Day Review, Q & A