100hr Yin Yoga Hybrid Teacher Training

Learn the art of teaching and creating a safe and supportive Yin Yoga class suitable for all skeletal variations and health conditions. Learn the sacred formula to truly hold space and allow people to unravel and disentangle from whatever they need using open language & mindful prop placement.

Gain the wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine and buddhism to intelligently and creatively express and deliver a holistic offering that ensures your future students both feel calm and centred. 

This course is now delivered in a hybrid method making pursuing your passion even more affordable and accessible! With half of the training delivered online and the other half in a retreat style setting on the Gold Coast in a place we like to call Paradise Valley.

Accommodation options are available to stay in close proximity to the training centre & enjoy the tranquility of living in complete serenity during your immersion. Eat. Sleep. Yoga. Repeat.


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

The Essence of Living Yin Yoga (100HR) training takes place on the stunning Gold Coast, Australia. Our training program truly over delivers, providing you with 40hrs of face-to-face learning, along with an extensive online learning and assessment component that can be done anywhere, anytime. Find out course dates, requirements and a course overview below.

Please note: in order to teach Yin Yoga you must have your 200hr Yoga certification.

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Michelle has been running Essence of Living since 2004 and these teacher trainings are truly her passion. She would LOVE to discuss any questions you have! Book a call with her!

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Our upcoming courses

Get ready to pursue your passions

21st - 25th October 2024

Lectures and training: 5 days in person | Monday - Friday | 6am - 2pm | Lifetime Access to Online Content

Where: Gold Coast Hinterland

Full cost


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$492 x 3 monthly payments

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The course cost includes 6 months access to EOL TV as well as all of the online learning material and assessments from the date you register for the course. If you require more time to complete your course a written email will be required for an extension.

Course workbooks will be provided on the first day of training as well as supportive material for you to download online.

You can find our refund and cancellation policy here.

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Course Outline


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

  • 20 x yin yoga classes which can be done either online or with your favourite teacher.
  • 1 x observation report
  • 2 x one hour class deliveries (completed in the face to face component with your fellow teacher trainees)
  • 1 written exam
  • 2 x 500 word reflective essays/book reports (Insight Yoga - Sarah Powers & Yin Yoga - Paul Grilley)
  • 2 x 500 word reflective essays/book reports (The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching - Thich Nhat Hanh & The Dhammapada - Eknath Easwaran)
  • 3 x two minute presentations on assorted topics
  • Online Anatomy Learning & Assessments
  • Online Traditional Chinese Medicine Learning & Assessments
  • Online Foundations of Buddhism Learning & Assessments

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.


There are a number of books required to complete the course, these will be referenced within the training. You do not have to read them cover to cover before training commences.

  • Insight Yoga – Sarah Powers
  • Yin Yoga – Paul Grilley
  • The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching – Thich Nhat Hanh
  • The Dhammapada – Eknath Easwaran

Online retailers we suggest to find your materials include Book Depository, Amazon and AbeBooks. Fishpond.

Course Facilitators

Meet our lovely teachers

Michelle Cassidy

Primary Facilitator

Erin Bourne


Johny Yang


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