Become aBarre&Baby PostnatalTeacher

"Our hope is that by bringing women home to their own bodies, they will come to trust themselves more, as well as their power to create change in their own lives, and the world"

Elisa Reinerio and Claudia Richli - Barre&Baby trainers

The postnatal period may arguably last a lifetime.

The Barre&Baby Postnatal Teacher Training covers the full journey of mothering following the birth. It covers the physical and anatomical adaptations of the body, as well as the emotional transition that follows birth.

In Barre&Baby postnatal classes, babies above 6 weeks old and above (with no age restriction) are welcome: classes also talk to mothers who are not necessarily new mothers as motherhood is a continuous growing movement.

The course itself includes a Babywearing Peer Supporter Training and Certificate by Carrying Matters


Barre&Baby™ Philosophy

  • “Why we do what we do” and the full Barre&Baby mission
  • Introduction to Matrescence: the extensive range of physical and emotional changes women experience when they become a mother are a magnificent engine towards movement. We go through anthropological studies about the transition of becoming a mother and the role that movement can play in enhancing the maternal journey as well as creating an intimate bond with her babies.


Anatomy of a Postnatal Body

How the body of a new mum changes and how can we support these changes

  • Anatomy and Alignment study
  • Postural changes during the postnatal period
  • Exercises to support these changes
  • Possible Ailments and how to support them


How to hold a Barre&Baby™ Postnatal space

    • Which exercises and movements are beneficial for a healthy post-birth recovery
    • Guided breaths, scripts
    • Multiple exercises combinations provided


Emotions during motherhood: Matrescence

What is matrescence and how does it impact emotions after birth and beyond?


How to move your emotions

  • What movement is made of
  • How to use this notion to express emotions
  • How to consciously create teaching material that supports adaptation during motherhood emotional journey



  • History and benefits
  • How to safely and comfortably wear in class and outside in real life!
  • Exploration of the types of carriers available
  • Adjustments and tips to comfortably wear each carrier

This part of the course is delivered together with Dr Rosie Knowles from Carrying Matters and passing this module will certify you as a Peer Supporter with Born to Carry


Words matter!

  • How to best relate to mums about their physical and emotional feelings
  • Getting a class started: Marketing to support your class’s launch and promotion


Final Barre&Baby™ Assessments

Supported by the whole Barre&Baby teachers team, you will be assessed and guided into confidently and professionally teaching Barre&Baby

"There was a tremendous amount of information shared and also helpful tips and tricks which was most valuable. I’m very excited!"

Amanda Good

How To Apply

The Barre&Baby™ Postnatal course is open to dancers and movers, healthcare professionals and those who believe in the power of movement.

To apply, please email Elisa to register your interest and receive the application form.

Course fees and booking policy

Course fee is £890 (or 3 monthly instalments of £300)

Because we want the space to be intimate and in order to support you at best, the training course has a limited number of participants.

The following terms and conditions apply:

  • You must attend the entire course and pass every assessment in order to receive your Barre&Baby™ Teacher certificate.
  • You must fulfil the entire payment in order to receive the certification, once you passed the assessment.

Before the course

Once you’ve submitted your application form, you’ll be invited for an online informal interview.

During the course

  • You are expected to attend and participate in all classes
  • You will be assessed on your ability to teach a class, including your ability to suggest modifications and additional support as sometimes needed by pregnant or postnatal women.

Barre&Baby™ Postnatal Teacher certification

Trainees who attend the whole course and successfully pass every assessment will receive the Barre&Baby™ Postnatal Teacher certificate. This means you are a qualified Barre&Baby™ Postnatal teacher and ready to hold Barre&Baby™ Postnatal spaces.

To stay accredited, you must pass a fresh assessment every year. This assessment is tailored to the individual teacher and will be done remotely.


Pre Course study: January 2024

Pre Course Quiz to be completed by January 30th 2024


Module 1 Barre&Baby Philosophy

Live session: Thursday 1st February 10am – 12pm UK Time

Module 2 Anatomy of a Postnatal Body

Release of Anatomy Video: Thursday 1st February

Optional Live Q&A: Tuesday 6th February 1pm – 2pm UK

Module 3 How to hold a Barre&Baby™ Postnatal space 

Live session: Thursday 8th February 10am – 12:30pm UK

Optional Live Q&A: Thursday 15th February 1 – 2pm UK

Live session: Monday 19th February 11am – 13:30pm UK

Module 4 Emotions during Postnatal: Matrescence

Release of Videos: Monday 19th February

Module 5 How to move your emotions

Live session: Monday 26th February 10:30am – 1:30pm UK

Live session: Monday 4th March 10:30am – 1:30pm UK

Optional Live Q&A: Thursday 7th March 1pm – 2pm UK

Live session: Thursday 29th February 10am – 12:30pm UK

Module 6 Babywearing

Release of Videos: Monday 5th February

Live session: Thursday 14th March 9:30 – 2:30pm UK

Module 7 Words matter!

Live session: Monday 18th March 11am – 1:30pm UK

Optional Live Q&A: Thursday21st March 1pm – 2pm UK

Module 8 Final Barre&Baby™ Postnatal Assessments

Live session: Wednesday 27th March  10am – 2pm UK time




Cancellation and Refund Policy

We can offer a full refund at the beginning of the course if all following statements apply:

  • you have not completed (or attempted to complete) Module 1 (but only reached to the Pre Course Study)
  • you have not downloaded the Barre&Baby Teacher Training Manual

If refund is requested after the above conditions, refund won’t be possible and monthly payments are still expected to be fulfilled for the entire course cost.

If the above conditions are met, full refund will be made within 28 days, however, a £50 admin fee will be applied. i.e. You will receive the full course fee minus £50.

Once you request a refund access to the course will be removed and you will not be able to receive a certificate for the course.



Pre Course Study

It will be sent 1 month before the start of the course, and will be followed by an online assessment before starting the course.

8 Modules

You’ll be able to organise your own time schedule

13 Live Sessions

We’ll connect as a group 13 times during the course.

30 Pre Recorded Videos

Anatomy explanations, Physical exercises, Movement combinations, Guided relaxations

You’ll have unlimited access to these videos, which you’ll be able to revisit them as many times as you'll need: they are yours for life!

One-to-One Session

1 hour private session with Elisa before final assessment

Teaching Assessments

You'll be assessed on your theory and your teaching practice, with real time feedback and mentoring support

Marketing support

You'll receive a marketing kit to promote your classes, plus support and advises on how to set up and build your own classes

Music Playlist and Ideas

Barre&Baby teachers' best playlists will be shared to inspire you in your teaching experience

Supportive Group

You'll become part of a supportive and intimate group of Barre&Baby teachers, sharing resources, ideas, inspirations and support