Barre Teacher Training

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.


Course cost

$1990. Early bird $1750! (Payment plans available). 

The course cost includes all required classes (participation, observation and assists), workshops (with your course facilitators and guest experts), 2 months access to EOL TV, course workbooks and a studio branded singlet.

You can find our refund and cancellation policy here.

Our upcoming courses

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6th - 17th June 2022

Lectures and training: 10 days consecutive, 12pm – 3pm
Where: Essence of Living Mermaid Beach Studio
Save $240! Early Bird ends 18th April 2022.
Includes 2 months access to EOL TV!

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Course Outline


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 class participations (can be signed off before course commencement)
  • 4 class observation reports
  • 3 one hour class deliveries (with your fellow teacher trainees)
  • 1 written exam
  • 1 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.

Course Facilitators

Meet our lovely teachers

Michelle Cassidy

Primary Facilitator

Jack Hersee

Course Facilitator

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