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Melbourne 2023

Essence of Living Teacher Training

Barre Teacher Training

Take your Pilates teaching to the next level with this highly practical course!

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At the Essence of Living Academy we are wholeheartedly committed to producing elite level Barre teachers. Our Barre teachers are trained in the latest techniques, with a focus on providing the best support for students in a fun-filled and safe environment. Essence of Living Barre teachers are well respected and sought after within the Pilates industry.

The Essence of Living Barre teacher training takes place at the Essence of Living Mermaid Beach Studio on the stunning Gold Coast, Australia and Live Life Well studio in Melbourne, Australia. Our training program truly over delivers, providing you with 100 hours of training, including 60 hours of face-to-face learning. This course is approved for 15 CEC’s from Fitness Australia. Find out course dates, requirements and a course overview below.

2023 dates to be released











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

  • 40 session participations (can be signed off before course commencement)

  • 4 session observation reports

  • 3 one hour session deliveries (with your fellow teacher trainees)

  • 1 written exam

  • 1 x 1000 word reflective essay/book report

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.

  • Barre Fitness - Fred DeVito & Elisabeth Halfpapp

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

  • Apply Barre philosophy and history to barre instruction

  • Develop and apply awareness of specific barre exercises to session instruction

  • Provide advice to clients on the steps of movement and modification

  • Utilise a broad knowledge of barre philosophy and history in barre planning and programing

  • Plan and deliver Barre programs

  • Plan and deliver a beginners Barre program

  • Plan and deliver advanced Barre programming

  • Apply exercise science principles to planning Barre exercise

  • Plan and deliver personal Barre training


  • Develop a broad knowledge of Barre exercises and adjustments

  • Instruct advanced core, back, legs, buttocks and arm strengthening exercises

  • Apply safe sequencing, teaching method, adjustments and assists for core, back, legs, buttocks, arm strengthening exercises

  • Develop knowledge in mixed apparatus including theraband, swiss ball, chi ball, hand weights, ankle weights and theraloop.

  • Instruct and monitor Barre programs

  • Plan and deliver group Barre sessions

  • Deliver approved community Barre programs



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 “I liked everything about this course. This is one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. I have learnt so much and have grown so much and have been opened up so much from this course. Michelle is such an amazing teacher. I have been so inspired to come into my own light and be my best through this course. The level of instruction was epic. The level of inspiration completely surpassed anything I had expected. Every second was mind, body and soul strengthening. Michelle enlights a level of inspiration in her students that is breathtaking. A complete and groundbreaking course that combines the innovation of Jivamukti, the sacredness of Bali and the tradition of India”.  – Diana Charabin

“I liked absolutely everything about this course. I enrolled to learn 
more about yoga and to gain more physical fitness, the course far exceeded this. I enjoyed the intimate format, the asanas taught and the information provided on yoga. I really appreciated Michelle’s encouragement, one-on-one instruction and admired the way she encouraged individuality and worked at bonding the students”.– Jenny Smith

“I just loved this course! I loved the yoga and I loved the Pilates. I 
have learnt SO much. All effort was made to ensure we received all of Michelle’s knowledge – nothing was held back.  There was constant encouragement and unlimited assistance to make sure we received all the information and guidance we required, Michelle was always there to answer our questions and help us in anyway, and continues to do so even now that the course has finished. I loved 
that we were pushed beyond our comfort zone. It was challenging, but you feel yourself improving so much and so quickly because of it. I have met so many wonderful people through this course and made some beautiful friends J”.  – Radha Melis


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