Barre Teacher Training

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


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.


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Michelle has been running Essence of Living since 2004 and these teacher trainings are truly her passion. She would LOVE to discuss any questions you have! Just leave your details and she'll be in contact soon.

Our upcoming courses

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6th - 17th June 2022

Lectures and training: 10 days | Monday - Friday | 12pm – 3pm
Where: Essence of Living Mermaid Beach Studio

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Course cost includes all required sessions (participation & observations), 2 months access to EOL TV, and course workbooks.

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17th - 28th July 2023

Lectures and training: 10 days | Monday - Friday | 12pm – 3pm
Where: Essence of Living Mermaid Beach Studio

Bookings open June 2022

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 session participations (can be signed off before course commencement)
  • 2 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.

Course Facilitators

Meet our lovely teachers

Michelle Cassidy

Primary Facilitator

Stephanie Boniface

Assistant Facilitator

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