100hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training

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 at theEssence of Living Tallebudgera Valley Retreat on the stunning Gold Coast, Australia. Our training program truly over delivers, providing you with 110 hours of training, including 98 of face-to-face learning. Find out course dates, requirements and a course overview below.

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Course cost

$1592. Early bird $1400! (Payment plans available). 

The course cost includes all required classes (participation, observation and assists), workshops (with your course facilitators and guest experts), course workbooks and a studio branded singlet.

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Our upcoming courses

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17th - 28th May 2021

Lectures and training: 2 weeks (Monday - Friday), 7.00am – 4:00pm
Save $192! Early bird ends 5th April 2021.

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Where: Essence of Living Tallebudgera Valley Retreat
Participation: 40 scheduled classes (included in course cost)
Observations: 8 classes
Assisting: 10 classes

Or reserve your spot by emailing essence@essenceofliving.com.au or calling 07 5526 6600

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 class participations (can be signed off before course commencement)
  • 1 class observation report
  • 2 one hour class deliveries (with your fellow teacher trainees)
  • 1 written exam
  • 4 reflective essays/book reports
  • 4 two minute presentations on assorted topics

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
  • Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind – Shunryu Suzuki

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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