Become aBarre&BabyTeacher

"I attended Barre&Baby classes when I had my baby, and it was this space that has helped me through a very difficult time. Now, I would love to be able to help other mothers feel as good as I felt"

Svetlana - Barre&Baby teacher-to-be from Croatia

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

BARRE&BABY PRE AND POSTNATAL COURSE CURRICULUM

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.

11 Modules

You’ll be able to organise your own time schedule

24 Live Sessions

We’ll connect as a group 14 times during the course

Over 50 Pre Recorded Videos

Anatomy explanations, Physical exercises, Barre 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

MODULE 1

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.

MODULE 2

Anatomy of an Expectant Woman

  • How the body of an expectant woman changes and how can we support these changes through movement and posture

      • Anatomy and Alignment Study
      • Postural changes during Pregnancy
      • Exercises to support these changes
      • Possible Pregnancy Ailments and how to support them
BARRE&BABY TEACHER TRAINING

MODULE 3

How to hold a Barre&Baby™ Prenatal space

  • Which exercises and movements are beneficial for a healthy pregnancy and birth
  • Guided breaths, meditation and relaxation scripts
  • Multiple movement combinations provided
Barre and Baby

MODULE 4

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

MODULE 5

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

MODULE 6

Emotions during motherhood: Matrescence

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

MODULE 7

The Matrescence Dance

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

MODULE 8

Babywearing

  • 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

MODULE 9

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

MODULE 10

Opportunity to teach

You will be asked to guide a Prenatal and Postnatal Barre&Baby class

MODULE 11

Final Barre&Baby™ Assessments

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

COURSE FEES

Barre&Baby Pre&Postnatal Teacher Training: £1190 (or 3 monthly instalments of £397)

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.

COURSE DATES

Module 1 Barre&Baby Philosophy

Live session: Thursday 2nd May 10am – 12pm UK Time

Module 2 Anatomy of a Prenatal Body

Release of Anatomy Video: Thursday 2nd May

Optional Live Q&A: Tuesday 7th May 1pm – 2pm UK

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

Live session: Thursday 9th May 10am – 12:30pm UK

Optional Live Q&A: Tuesday 14th May 1 – 2pm UK

Live session: Thursday 16th May 11am – 13:30pm UK

Module 4 Anatomy of a Postnatal Body

Release of Anatomy Video: Thursday 16th May

Optional Live Q&A: Tuesday 21st May 1pm – 2pm UK

Module 5 How to hold a Barre&Baby™ Postnatal space 

Live session: Thursday 23rd May 11am – 13:30pm UK

Optional Live Q&A: Thursday 30th May 1 – 2pm UK

Live session: Monday 3rd June 11am – 13:30pm UK

Module 6 Emotions during Motherhood: Matrescence

Release of Videos: Monday 3rd June

Module 7 Moving emotions

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

Live session: Monday 17th June 10:30am – 1:30pm UK

Module 8 Babywearing

Release of Videos: Thursday 16th May

Live sessions:

Thursday 4th July 9:30 – 12pm UK

Tuesday 9th July 11:45am – 2:15pm UK

Module 9 Words matter! And Teaching Opportunities

Release of Videos: Tuesday 9th July

Optional Live Q&A: Thursday 11th July 1 – 2pm UK

Live session: Thursday 18th July 11am – 1:30pm UK

Live session: Thursday 25th July 10th April 11am – 1:30pm UK

Final Barre&Baby™ Assessments

Live session: Monday 9th September August April  11am – 2pm UK time

Live session: Thursday 12th September 10am – 2pm UK time

BOOKING POLICY

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™ certification

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

 

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.

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.