Get to know scholarship winner, Riley

Speaking with Riley Hole is like taking a crash course in living your life to the fullest. A Canadian music lover with a penchant for holistic health and immersing herself in nature, we couldn’t think of anyone more fitting to be our final Teacher Training Scholarship award winner for 2023. Put your hands together for Riley!

Hello, Riley! What a treat it is to meet you. Tell us a little about yourself and your hobbies…

I am 26 years old living in Ucluelet BC, over in Canada. You will usually find me in the surf, stalking mushrooms and plants on hikes, or making medicine from them. A lot of the time I am nose-deep in a book curled up by the fire, attending some workshop, at the gym or sweating in the sauna. I love dancing around the house to vinyls in my silks, early morning walks with a cup of tea and a bold glass of red while crocheting. 

I am a licensed acupuncturist, reiki therapist, licensed massage therapist, medicine maker, budding craniosacral practitioner, and astrologist. 

I have officially launched my own business and have started to run an educational Instagram by offering simple tools in hopes to help people take their health into their own hands by whatever resonates with them. 

Um, your life sounds like heaven! Dancing around the living room with a bold glass of red? Riley, you’re speaking our language. Now, tell us: what is it that attracted you to Barre Body?

The supportive environment created a slightly intimidating world.

From our sports bras to our teaching style, we’re all about support. Why does the scholarship mean so much to you?

It will allow me to confidently add movement coaching to my toolbox and have more well-rounded lifestyle advice to advance the healing and strength of others. I hope to soon offer community-style classes to share low impact movement practice with a community that sees and motivates people to show up for themselves.

Nice one. Sounds like a plan! What’s your relationship with movement like?

Movement to me is the link to not becoming stagnant. To staying fluid. It strengthens the body, clears the mind, and empowers the connection between both bodies. It helps us move through emotions and cycles, smooths the functioning of our organs and systems. It is the root of change and healing within.

We concur. Movement is everything! Now, back to the training. What are you most excited to get out of the course?

Confidence. Knowledge of movement and posture and isometric movement.

Three things you’ll gain quicker than you can say “plié squat pulses.” Let’s talk community. What message do you hope your story will give others?

To never stop learning and growing. Health is always worth your time and investment.

You can say that again. Thanks so much for speaking with us, Riley. It’s been a dream. We’ll let you get back to your vinyls and crotchet!

Is Pilates your jam? Have you always aspired to be an expert teacher? Are you facing obstacles – financial pressures, mental blocks, time restraints – and need extra support? We’ve got you. 

Our 2023 Teacher Training Scholarship applications are open and give you the choice of Barre, Pilates Mat or Reformer Pilates training. We review applicants quarterly, so you can apply right now, next month, or whenever your heart desires. The choice is yours. (And the pleasure is ours!)