Barre & Pilates Props 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 & Pilates Props teachers. Our Barre & Pilates Props 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 & Pilates Props teachers are well respected and sought after within the Pilates industry.

The Essence of Living Barre & Pilates Props teacher training takes place on the stunning Gold Coast, 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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Our upcoming courses

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Weekend Course: 27th April - 26th May 2024

Lectures and training:¬†5 weekends¬†| Saturday & Sunday | 8am ‚Äď 1pm (Note: Saturday May 4th will be 12pm - 5pm)
Where: Gold Coast

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Course cost includes 6 months access to EOL TV from the date you register, and course workbooks are provided on your first day of training.

Class participations and observations not included in course cost.

You can find our refund and cancellation policy here.

Course Outline


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

  • 20 session participations (can be signed off before course commencement; 10 can be completed from EOLTV sessions)
  • 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

Weekday Primary Facilitator

Simone Kelly

Guest Facilitator

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