Teacher Training Team

meet our expert instructors

We pride ourselves on being the best, so with that said we’ve collected, trained and formed a team that has years of experience and an abundance of knowledge to deliver the most comprehensive Pilates courses world wide.

Emma Seibold

Founder

As founder and creator of Barre Body and Bende, Emma Seibold has cemented her place as one of Australia’s leading health and wellness professionals. Having launched the brand’s first studio in Melbourne’s Flinders Lane ten years ago, Barre Body has held its place as the Australian powerhouse for barre and Pilates.

Emma knew that delivering exceptional classes relied upon having exceptional teachers and thus, exceptional training. And so, she worked with industry leaders to create Barre Body’s world-class training programs.

Emma herself holds a Bachelor of Business, yoga teaching certification (over 750 hours of training undertaken), a Certificate IV in Contemporary Pilates and Teaching Methodology, and a certification in teaching meditation. Emma’s 12 years of teaching experience, thousands of hours teaching clients, and 10 years owning and running barre and Pilates studios gives her unique and expert experience in all things Pilates, barre and business.

Emma has a special interest in meditation, pre & postnatal exercise, business, marketing, and barre (of course!).

Liana Hudson

Head Teacher Trainer

Liana Hudson is currently Barre Body’s head of training and teachers. Her role involves the development and management of all face to face and online training for Pilates Mat, Barre, Reformer Pilates and short courses. She also manages the mentoring, development and continued education of the Barre Body instructor team in Melbourne, Sydney and Byron bay.

Liana’s role in training is driven by passion, something she wanted to achieve since stepping into the fitness industry in 2014. Sharing knowledge and assisting people how to learn, build confidence and become an authentic instructor, is forever rewarding and a dream come true. Her love for movement started young as a gymnast and ballet dancer, and continued to grow when finding Pilates. She has completed training and certificates in Pilates mat, Reformer Pilates, Barre, many short courses and is currently undergoing her certificate IV in training and assessment.

Liana has been a part of the Barre Body family since 2016, and was drawn in by the brand’s core values around movement. The brand and format is welcoming and inclusive, it’s all about body neutrality, moving the body based on feel not image, finding joy in movement and allowing each individual to take it at their own pace.

She started out at Barre Body as an instructor, turned studio manager in Brisbane as well as joining the teacher training team and now into her current role. Continuing self development, growth and research is important to Liana as a teacher but also to ensure the courses are up to date with recent science and research. She is still just as passionate as when she began!

Sophie Bredenkamp

Senior Trainer

Sophie fell in love with dance at a very young age. Hailing from regional Victoria, she tried her hand at every dance style available to her. Her passion for dance and movement eventually led to her obtaining a BA in performing arts (Musical Theatre) from WAAPA in 2014.

Since graduating from university, Sophie fused her passions of Pilates, dance, and people together and became a Barre, mat Pilates, and Reformer Pilates fitness instructor with Barre Body.

Having managed the Barre Body teams in both Sydney and Melbourne, Sophie has discovered a true passion for the nurturing and mentoring of teachers. She joined the Teacher Training team in 2020 and is excited to continue working with new teachers on their journey to becoming the best Pilates and Barre fitness instructors they can be!

Rebecca Lockyer

Senior Trainer

Rebecca’s Pilates journey began at age 17, when she was told she would only get into full time ballet school in New Zealand if she sorted out her posture with Pilates. Since then, it has become the backbone of her physical health and one of the things she can’t live without.

After a dance career performing in such places as Tokyo Japan and Macau, along with numerous cruise ships and other shows and events, she did her Pilates Mat and Reformer teacher training in 2011 along with her 200HR Yoga teacher training in 2013, and numerous Barre trainings including the Barre body teacher training. She continues to educate herself and has completed atleast 500 hrs of Yoga Teacher training and many other short courses in Pilates and Barre.

Rebecca is the Training and online Manager for Barre Body Online and Bende Byron Bay. She hires and mentors new and current teachers at Bende in Byron Bay. She has been involved in the training of teachers with Barre Body since 2018 and also worked on numerous Yoga teacher trainings.