Yoga Teacher Training & Immersion

350 Hour Part Time Program

Begins April 2024

Yoga Australia Certified


For curious practitioners ready to embody the heart and soul of yogic wisdom.  Whether you’d like to dive deeper into the practice to feel more confident and connected, or you feel the call to share with others as a teacher, this is for you.


Start Here: Yoga Immersion

A 3 month long immersion to discover the yoga philosophy and how to bring it into everyday life and developing a personal yoga practice.

Next Step: Yoga Teacher Training

If you feel the call to share the light of yoga with others…this 7 month part time program with Michelle Freeman is a journey of embodiment where you start with you.

Module One

Yoga Essentials Immersion

What You’ll Learn

  • Establish a breath focused personal practice founded in anatomical and energetic foundations to promote longevity
  • Introduction to Yoga Philosophy and how to bring it into life daily
  • Introduction to Energetics of yoga:  the key to having a practice that invites balance
  • Introduction to Chanting and Meditation
  • Basics of Pranayama to calm the nervous system and develop greater awareness of sensation and breath
  • Posture fundamentals including technique and alignment
  • Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology and how this relates to your yoga practice

Modules Two & Three

Yoga Teacher Training Pathway 

What You’ll Learn

  • Deepening personal practice
  • Introduction to Advanced Poses
  • Pranayama Level 2 & 3
  • Yoga Philosophy
  • Principles of Teaching
  • Intelligent Sequencing
  • Functional Anatomy & Physiology
  • The Art of Holding Space 
  • Hands on Assisting to inform and empower
  • Introduction Yin Yoga and principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Trauma Informed Teaching 
  • Business of Yoga

The Practice 

Our practice is an exploration of traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa and Hatha yoga with a modern understanding of both physical and metaphysical transformation.  The practice is about going back to the source of teachings through the guidence of sacred texts including study, chanting, through self enquiry and going inward.  This training will help you establish a daily self practice that includes asana (physical practice), pranayama, chanting and meditation.

We focus on foundations and practicing for longevity and vitality.  Each session of the course is designed to help you build healthy habits and to establish strength and deepen self awareness through study and reflection.

The practice is designed to help you step towards embodiment, where you not only understand the poses and methods of practice, but live them.  More than a routine on the mat, this course is about developing a healthy and conscious  lifestyle and how to discover your most authentic self.

We believe each person has unique gifts to share and part of the process not only in the teaching method, but also practice, is creating a safe space for you to express yourself authentically and powerfully.

What You’ll Learn

  • Traditional yogic practices including Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga and breath informed hatha yoga
  • How to access compassion and intelligence in your daily practice to adjust to life’s rhythms
  • Beginner meditation techniques
  • Introduction to pranayama (yogic breathwork)
  • Yoga philsophy and history 
  • Introduction to Yin Yoga 
  • How to articulate clear, direct and intelligent cues
  • How to teach yoga with safety and flexiblity to accommodate diversity
  • Trauma informed teaching
  • How to develop intelligent and balanced yoga sequences
  • Verbal and Hands on assisting
  • Anatomy and physiology of yoga
  • Teaching skills, voice, connection and space holding
  • How to teach from an authentic and embodied place
  • Introduction to the buisness of yoga

"I have nothing but praise and admiration for Michelle and her team. She has such a wealth of knowledge and is happy to put extra time in if you are struggling with any concepts. Michelle made learning enjoyable and broke all of the content down exceptionally well. I especially enjoyed studying about yoga philosophy and it has made me want to study more. I've also made many new friends during the course. I highly recommend this teacher training to anyone wishing to enhance their practice or to teach yoga. "

Michelle Fraser

"Michelle is a dedicated and passionate yoga teacher and trainer who has made it her mission to share her deep and expansive knowledge of yoga and the human body with every student who enters the studio doors. With Michelle's knowledge I feel safe and supported on my unique yoga journey. Michelle's guidance and support has enabled me to continue a daily practice with a complex injury. Thank you Michelle and the Nambour Yoga Centre. You have gifted me a life long tool of Ashtanga Mysore practice. I can practice anywhere at any time. I feel so grateful to have not only found an authentic yoga studio on the Sunshine Coast but also to be gifted with the wisdom of a truely passionate guru."

Megan Toy

Program Dates

Module One:  Yoga Essentials Immersion

April 27, 28  / May 4, 5 / June 1, 2 

Saturdays 10 am – 3 pm / Sundays 7:30 am – 3 pm

Module Two:  Art of Vinyasa

July  6. 7 / Aug 3, 4 / Aug 24, 25 

Saturdays 10 am – 3 pm / Sundays 7:30 am – 3 pm

Module Three:  Integration & Insight

Sept 14, 15 / Oct 5, 6 / Oct 19, 20

Saturdays 7:30 am – 3 pm / Sundays 7:30 am – 3 pm

Graduation Ceremony TBA

Apply Now

There is an application process to ensure there is alignment between practitioners and the course intention.  Please click here to submit your application of consideration.  We will respond within 3 working days.

This 350 Hour course is certified by Yoga Australia.  Upon completion, you will be eligble to register with Yoga Australia as a member.  Yoga Australia has the highest standards for yoga teacher certification and is recognized world wide.

About Michelle

About Michelle

Program Director and Head Teacher

Michelle began her yoga journey over 25 years ago in the United States, her home country.  She fell in love with yoga’s grace and strength and over time began to appreciate the spiritual depth available through yoga.

As someone who has great compassion for the human experience with all of it’s ups and downs and a sincere interest in sharing tools of transformation through yoga as a guide to lean deeper into life rather than away, Michelle’s teaching is about connecting with presence and awareness moment to moment.

In 2009, Michelle discovered Ashtanga yoga and began a daily mysore practice.  This transformed her relationship to yoga to become more internal, self paced, and orientated towards a process as opposed to a destination.  This led to later travels to India to study with her current teacher, Vijaya Manja, a traditional Ashtanga yoga teacher and spiritual guide.

Throughout these years, Michelle also undertook studies in bodywork through Zen Thai Shiatsu Therapies and is currently studying Clinical Exercise Physiology.  She is the owner of the Nambour Yoga Centre and a registered yoga teacher trainer with Yoga Australia.



100 Hour Yoga Essentials Immersion

In this option, you will build necessary foundations for a balanced and evolving yoga practice that gives you the opportunity to immerse in the yogic lifestyle and philosophy.


  • Establish personal practice in a mysore style setting
  • Introduction to Yoga Philosophy
  • Introduction to Energetics of yoga
  • Introduction to Mantra and Meditation
  • Basics of Pranayama
  • Posture Fundamentals (alignment, technique, bandhas)
  • Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

Total fee of course $2200

Payment plans available.  To secure your space, please apply below.  Upon acceptance of your application, a non refundable deposit of $500 will be required to secure your space.

350 Hour Teacher Training Pathway

This option includes the Yoga Essentials Immersion and gives you the opportunity to become a 350 hour certified yoga teacher.  You will also receive one on one mentorship post training with head teacher, Michelle.


  • Yoga Essentials Immersion Program
  • Yoga philosophy study of Yoga Sutras
  • Advanced pranayama and breathwork techniques
  • Teaching Fundamentals with clear and concise cueing, assists, sequencing and more
  • Principles of holding space and trauma informed teaching
  • Posture Fundamentals including introduction to advanced postures (alignment, technique, bandhas)
  • Functional Anatomy and Physiology for yoga teachers
  • Introduction to sound healing with special guests
  • Introduction to yin yoga and traditional chinese medicine
  • Business of yoga
  • Post training support and mentorship

Total fee of course $5500 (includes module one)

Payment plans available.  To secure your space, please apply below. Upon acceptance of your application, a non refundable deposit of $500 will be required to secure your space.

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