Meet scholarship winner, Cassie!

You know what we love in the new year? A new, great story to read! And boy oh boy, do we have one today. We’re introducing you to our newest scholarship winner, Cassie. With a proud Yorta Yorta heritage and a history of playing competitive sport, Cassie has a passion for movement that has inspired us immensely (and has no doubt inspired the primary school students she teaches!). She recently found Pilates and has completed her 100th class (woohoo!), and now joins our Teacher Training community to take her practice to the next level. Let’s get to know the incredible Cassandra Tye!

Hi, Cassie! Tell us a bit about yourself!
My name is Cassie (she/her) and I am 27 years old and currently reside in Brisbane. I have a degree in Health and Physical Education and Primary Education and currently work as a full-time Primary teacher. I grew up in Hobart, Tasmania and am Yorta Yorta on my Dad’s side and Greek on my Mum’s. I have a long history of sport having played soccer for 14 years and an on again/off again relationship with HIIT workouts. After multiple injuries I decided to swap the rough and tumble life for the low impact sports that are Pilates and Yoga.

What is it that attracted you to Barre Body?
I had heard great things from Barre Body alumni who raved about the online course. It seemed like a supportive and inclusive community and I loved the opportunity to participate using an online platform.

Why does the scholarship mean so much to you?
It has given me the opportunity to pursue something I felt was just a thought or dream. I am so grateful that I was provided this scholarship so I could follow a passion!

Can you tell us what movement means to you?
Movement has become such a valuable and vital part of my life after neglecting it for many of my adult years. Making it a priority to incorporate movement into my day has had a flow on benefit on my overall health (especially mental health). I find that I have more energy during the day when working with 24 5-year-olds as a teacher and also suffer from less injuries.   

What are you most excited to get out of the training?
Building a community and growing and expanding on my own practice and fitness. I think that there is a lot of wiggle room for creativity to make my own brand and put a personal spin onto it. 

What impact do you hope that your story has on your community?
To give things that are scary and seem out of reach a go! People want to help support your dreams and change is as good as a holiday.

Oh, Cassie. We are so proud to be a part of your change, and that you’ve chosen Barre Body as your new home of movement. We are honoured to have you with us. Follow along with Cassie’s journey on Instagram right here.

Is Pilates your jam? Have you always aspired to be an expert teacher? We’d love to have you join our family. Check out all things Teacher Training right here, and reach out any time if we can help you on your journey.