Become aBarre&BabyTeacher

"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

You can train to become a Pre&Postnatal Barre&Baby teacher by combining both Pre and Postnatal trainings.
You can choose to start with any of the two and complete the second one once you completed and passed the first one.

Being a Barre&Baby pre&postnatal teacher means you’ll be able to support women during their full motherhood journey, from pregnancy, through birth to the postnatal period and beyond, with no age restriction.

This builds a relationship of trust, of intimacy and of full round support of the journey.


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


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 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


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


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 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



  • 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™ Prenatal Assessments

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


Final Barre&Baby™ Postnatal Assessments

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

How To Apply

The Barre&Baby™ Pre and 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.

Before the course

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

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.


First Course as per Barre&Baby Prenatal or Postnatal courses starting January 2024.

The second course will start in April 2024. Dates to be confirmed.

Course fees and booking policy

Barre&Baby Prenatal Teacher Training: £790 (or 3 monthly instalments of £280)

Barre&Baby Postnatal Teacher Training: £890 (or 3 monthly instalments of £300)

Barre&Baby Pre&Postnatal Teacher Training: £1350 (or 3 monthly instalments of £450) – SAVING £460 if booking both courses together


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.

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.