training: embody 108

Empower 200 Asana Series©

Empower 200 Asana Series©

Check out an example vid from the Empower 200 Asana Series© - 38 how-to-teach each pose - part of the Embody 108 Online Course

Meet the team!

Meet the team!

Meet some of our crew for Embody 108

Gymea Eco Retreat

Gymea Eco Retreat

Find out more about Gymea - our beautiful retreat space in Nth NSW. 6 nights in paradise!

Yinbody 85 Pose Series©

Yinbody 85 Pose Series©

Click here for a free video on teaching Sphinx & Seal from our Yinbody 85 pose series. One of our Embody Extras for Embody 108

Angie Cowen - Retreat Foodie

Angie Cowen - Retreat Foodie

Check out renowned caterer Angie Cowen from Love, Life & Gluten Free - she will be proving lush, organic and delicious goodness at retreat!

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Embody 108: Activate Your Alchemy 


Step In - Step Up - Step Out




Embody 108 is a life changing training designed for a wide range of yoga teachers. It is for people who are ready to level up and grow in their teaching and activate their reality into its highest potential. This training has solid tools and practices that will support participants in their unique journey as a teacher, providing a grounded framework to teach from.


This program is for people who have completed a 200hr yoga teacher training – from experienced teachers to teachers who are fresh out of their first training. Embody 108 is held over 4 weeks with a professional online course and 4 day Deep Immersion luxury retreat near Byron Bay. This high quality program is dynamic, multi-layered and experiential! We have brought together some of Australia’s most experienced specialist facilitators to create a rich program aimed at supporting personal transformation.

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Consider the following questions:

  • Are you ready to change your life to live in an empowered, authentic and purposeful way?

  • What would you do if you could?

  • Are you willing to journey inwards, explore unknown territory, to be challenged with compassion to unravel and grow?

  • Is it time step into your truth, to expand and really supercharge your experience of life?

As well as for experienced teachers, Embody 108 offers a powerful space for yoga teachers who are not actively teaching, who may have lost confidence or never quite made the transition from their initial yoga training to teaching. We feel this is an area not well supported by the yoga community – many people go through their yoga teacher training, have peak experiences and breakthroughs, and then only teach for a short amount of time or not at all. There are a lot of reasons for this, internal and external – life sometimes simply just happens! Often newly trained yoga teachers keep going to courses and training, hoping to develop the skill and confidence to teach – that illusive ‘thing’ that will help them move through their edge. 


This program is designed to awaken your inner teacher and shine a light on that which limits your full empowered expression as a teacher (and of course in the world!). We believe it is all within you and that authenticity is the hallmark of being truly embodied. Embody 108 will help to open the door for your authentic self – and your powerful, unique personal journey provides the key.


Step In 

(go within)

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Step Up 

(level up to your potential) 


 Step Out 

(shine, bring your gifts and be seen!)

Embody 108

Embody 108 participants will learn to teach the Embody Sequence© – a balanced flow with a variety of modifications (especially useful for non-vinaysa trained teachers to start building confidence teaching flow). Participants will learn to cue from an embodied place, develop skills in teaching integrated philosophy, and experience being present and holding space in a grounded way. 


The retreat component of the training is an opportunity for participants to really engage in their own transformational journey. Along with an experiential dive into course content, this retreat includes powerful processes, ceremonies and practices to awaken. Your experience will take you to your edges in a safe and supported way. Retreat is an initiation – it is where the alchemy happens!!

Embody 108 is led by Justine Janssen, a highly regarded Australian senior yoga teacher who co-founded Power Yoga Canberra in 2009 and Embody Wellbeing in 2017. This program is co-facilitated by co-founder of Embody Wellbeing, Rebecca Passey. Special guests include Dr Kellie Toohey – Clinical Exercise Professor and practicing Physiologist (and experienced yoga teacher and studio owner) and master Qigong teacher – Rosa Mauvra. The facilitation team are supported by a fabulous crew. 


In this program, you will learn to apply the Embody Wellbeing principles and teach with a strong grounded presence, mindfulness and greater sensitivity. Through Embody 108, we seek to navigate levels – deep physical embodiment, accepting and understanding the emotional experience, refining and expanding the mind and exploring higher states of consciousness.

Embody Wellbeing trainings are unique and ground breaking. Participants will:

  • Explore their own inner landscape

  • Learn to get more grounded, present and empowered in their bodies

  • Experience teaching from a more embodied space

  • Learn the Embody Sequence© 

  • Learn simple Qigong based practices for self-practice or to integrate into a yoga sequence

  • Have access to the Empower 200 Asana Series© videos

  • Develop skills with working in the energetic field of a group, and experience being more sensitive to energy

  • A deepening into the healing art of assisting


And so much more!! We have a number of powerful workshops and sessions in the Deep Immersion retreat including:


  • Playshops with Dr Kellie Toohey: Hip Openers, Arm Balances, Core Activation and Inversions – dynamic, experiential workshops with an anatomical focus to help teachers understand these families of poses and feel confident teaching them

  • Qigong classes and Qi-dive sessions with Rosa Mauvra – an opportunity to experience, practice and learn about Qigong and how to teach basic practices 

  • A transformational sound journey with special guests

  • One-on-one mentoring session with Justine Janssen

  • A rejuvenating and healing spa, sauna and steam room experience at our beautiful retreat space Gymea Eco Retreat centre

  • Ceremonies, activities and practices that incorporate a variety of supportive tools such as sound, movement, breath, oils and essences. 


Plus the retreat is catered by the gorgeous and talented Angie Cowen from Love Life & Gluten Free. Click here to check out her recipe books. We are so excited to have Angie on board with us for this journey – high quality, lovingly prepared food is such an important component of retreat-world! 

Please email us for an application form or for more information:

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Embody Extras

We know that not every teacher will have the same interests and learning focus, and to help reduce costs, we have included Embody Extras that can be purchased separately:


•  A lifetime subscription to the interactive anatomy course with world-renowned yoga educators and authors of the best selling text Yoga Anatomy, Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews. This comprehensive and progressive course is very different to what teachers would have experienced with their initial 200 hours level training.

• Personal coaching and mentoring with Justine Janssen through the Embody 108 Mentoring Program over a 3 month period.

• The Yinbody 85 Series© videos – a comprehensive breakdown of classic Yin Yoga poses which includes cueing, contraindications, with bonus props video and Yinbody 85 Guide. Click here for an example video.

• Massage and other healing spa treatments at the retreat may be organised and a single room may also be requested. 


Click here for more details and pricing on Embody Extras. 

2019 Dates

  • TBA: Online

  • 4 – 8 October: 4 night Deep Immersion Retreat @Gymea Eco Retreat Northern NSW

Please email us for an application form or for more information:

For participants with busy lifestyles, this training also may be completed over a 10 week period to allow for longer integration. 





A deposit of $500 is required to secure a place in Embody 108. 


Payment plans are available on request. 


*the early bird closes 31 January 2018.

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Deep Immersion Retreat 

A fundament part of the training a four night deep immersion retreat at the stunning Gymea Eco Retreat centre in northern NSW near Byron Bay. The retreat component of the training is an opportunity for students to deeply engage in the material and also into their own transformational journey. This retreat is a full experience – days and nights are full plus there is some time scheduled for relaxation and integration during the retreat.


This exquisite retreat space is set in lush surrounds at the base of majestic Wollumbin / Mt Warning in the northern rivers region of New South Wales. Rooms are eco deluxe twin share and are equipped with luxury 5 star eco inner sprung latex topped single beds. All bedding, manchester and room furnishings have been carefully selected to meet biodynamic or organic certification standards. Each room includes its bathroom. Single rooms with a king size bed are available at additional cost of $288.


During the retreat, students will have access to a magnesium plunge pool and have a complimentary sauna and steam-room experience. Massage and other healing spa treatments may be organised at additional cost. Healthful, ethical, conscious and delicious vegetarian food is catered by the gorgeous and talented Angie Cowen.


Accommodation, food and activities are included in the course fee. Travel and transfers to Gymea are not included.


Online Learning

The online learning component includes the following:

  • Empower 200 Asana Series© videos

  • Audio Yoga classes with Justine Janssen

  • Qigong practice videos

  • Meditation practices

  • Online material and required reading

  • Applied philosophy and self-exploration practices

  • Group Zoom sessions

  • Journaling

  • Facebook Group

Embody Extras include:

  • A lifetime subscription to online interactive anatomy course Yoga Anatomy 

  • Personal coaching and mentoring with Justine Janssen through the Embody 108 Mentoring Program over a 3 month period

  • The Yinbody 85 Series© videos and course material

  • Massage and other healing spa treatments at the retreat and a single room with king sized bed. 


Click here for more details and pricing on Embody Extras. 

Pre-requisites and requirements

This course is aimed at people who have completed their initial 200hr yoga teacher training.


Students will need to apply to enter into this training. Please email us for more information and for an application form:

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My experience of Empower 200 was so much more than I expected. I came away from it not only with the knowledge and tools I required to teach yoga, but a totally transformed perspective on my life and world. Justine, Bec and their co-facilitators created the most amazing environment where I felt completely grounded, connected, safe and encouraged. This allowed me to really explore and rewire my inner workings and patterns, accessing facets of myself I wasn’t sure existed. I can’t recommend this program highly enough to anyone looking to become a yoga teacher or deepen their yoga experience. It was truly life changing, completely embodied and has seeped into every aspect of my world in the most amazing but often unexplainable ways.

2018 Empower 200 Graduate

No words could ever truly explain what I experienced on this course. It’s a life changing experience that I would recommend to anyone wanting to journey inwardly and explore their abilities. It’s so much more than yoga, it’s a uniting, liberating, breathtaking experience. Going into this I thought sure I want to be a yoga teacher I need to get my qualifications, it will be like any other form of study, course.... Well I was wrong it was so eye opening. I burnt in the fire and emerged a new person with a whole new outlook on my life and self. I wish I could better explain my experience but I can't so I could only encourage others to take part so they too can understand the magnificence experience of Empower 200 YTT. 


2018 Empower 200 Graduate

Embody Wellbeing Yoga Teacher Training Empower 200 Justine Janssen