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


As founder and creator of Barre Body and its suite of brands, Emma Seibold has cemented her place as one of Australia’s leading health and wellness professionals. Having launched the brand with a single studio in Melbourne ten years ago, Emma has led the Barre Body group to become an international staple in barre and Pilates.

Early on in Barre Body’s inception, 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. These programs have since trained tens of thousands of aspiring instructors from every corner of the globe, who have gone on to open their own studios, start fitness empires, teach incredible classes, and to have rich, rewarding lives.

Emma holds a Bachelor of Business, a 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 15 years of teaching experience, thousands of hours teaching clients, and over 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

Let’s hear it for Liana. Part of the Barre Body fam since 2016, she’s the brains behind developing and managing all face-to-face and online training for our Pilates Mat, Barre, Reformer Pilates and short courses. She also mentors, develops and educates our training team team in Sydney and Byron Bay. She’s basically our version of a unicorn.

What are you passionate about? Being the person that can teach people about something they are passionate about. Seeing someone’s growth and change in self-belief from the beginning till the end of a course always gets me right in the feels.

What’s your favourite way to move? I chop and change between movement styles I enjoy, which is what I love about Pilates, Barre and Reformer. I am in my reformer era at the moment.

What’s your favourite book? This can also change a lot based on what season I am in. I am currently opting for page-turner reads, which are all the Colleen Hoover books!

Sophie Bredenkamp

Senior Trainer & Training Manager

Meet sweet Sophie. She helps facilitate our in-person Barre, Pilates Mat and Reformer Pilates training, plus she manages the admin of all current trainees and assessments. She brought her love of dance to the Barre Body studio in 2017 when she first started as an instructor and has since discovered the joy of mentoring when she joined the Teacher Training team in 2020. Seriously. What can’t she do?

What are you passionate about? Helping new teachers thrive and find their new career path!

What’s your favourite way to move? Definitely Pilates mat, but also Ballet/Jazz dance.

What’s your favourite book? I’m not a huge reader, but I can tell you my favourite movie! It would have to be “The Mummy” — I love the action, the little bit of history, the Egyptian theme, and the romance. I have watched it more times than I can count and I will go back for more!

Rebecca Lockyer

Senior Trainer

Look up “icon” in the dictionary, there should be a photo of Rebecca. She hires and mentors our new and current teachers at Bende in Byron Bay, and has been helping train teachers with Barre Body since 2018. At 17, she was told she could only become a ballet dancer if she sorted out her posture — since then Pilates has become the backbone of her physical health. Pun intended.

What are you passionate about? Sharing everything I know about being the best instructor you can be and seeing new instructors light up.

What’s your favourite way to move? Strength training. I love lifting weights and feeling strong and empowered.

What’s your favourite book? The Outlander series. Which I have now almost finished (tears)

Sam Sales

Teacher Trainer

Sales is her name, support is her game. Sam guides and facilitates our future instructors towards living their dream lives, through teacher training and ongoing support. She’s passionate about alignment and safety through all elements of movement. She’s also our spiritual guru. If you’re in need of inspiration, Sam is your gal.

What are you passionate about? I love sharing my passion for the human body with instructors and aspiring instructors.

What’s your favourite way to move? Free, fluid and flowy deliciousness.

What’s your favourite book? The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran.


Catilin Quinn

Teacher Trainer

As a Reformer, Mat Pilates and Barre instructor, you’d think that would be enough for Caitlin, but it turns out she is also a musical theatre triple threat. As a professional performer, she discovered her love of Pilates and mindful movement through a need to condition her own body, to strengthen her core and rehabilitate a serious injury. From theatre to Pilates, Caitlin’s teaching experience spans over 12 years, with a style focussed on cultivating an innate awareness of the body and its form through breath, postural alignment and strong, mindful movement. This can also be said for her trainings and she feels inspired to be helping to facilitate the next generation of instructors through the Barre Body brand.

What are you passionate about? Sharing my experience and expertise as an instructor and supporting people to feel confident on their own unique journey.

What’s your favourite way to move? I love walking, a strong and flowy reformer class and a good boogie!

What’s your favourite book? Love Stories by Trent Dalton. For ALL the feels.

Teresa Valentini

Teacher Trainer

As one of Barre Body’s first ever team members, Teresa Valentini is a Pilates and barre encyclopaedia with over 17 years of experience. Also a trained physiotherapist, Teresa first discovered the transformative benefits of Pilates in 2004 whilst recovering from a dance-related injury, when she instantly fell in love. After completing a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, she relocated to San Francisco where she completed the renown 600-hour Fletcher Pilates Program, developed by Pilates elder Ron Fletcher. She has since complimented her classical Pilates background by completing contemporary training through STOTT, Yogaworks, and Club Pilates. Teresa holds a Doctorate of Physiotherapy from the University of Melbourne, and has worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. With a comprehensive understanding of injury rehabilitation, she’s dedicated to helping others achieve optimal health through movement.

What are you passionate about? Helping people learn about their body.

What’s your favourite way to move? Hiking outdoors. Preferably in a forest!

What’s your favourite book? The Rules of Civility by Amor Towles.

Sara Heilpern

Teacher Training Asistant

Sara puts the super in superstar. She delivers face-to-face and online training for Pilates Mat, Barre, and Reformer Pilates. She started her journey as a Teacher Training graduate herself back in 2019, and is also an instructor at Bende in both our Byron Bay and Ocean Shores studios. She’s been there, done that, and is here to help the next generation thrive.

What are you passionate about? Building and connecting with a community of like-minded people and sharing my love of movement through Pilates.

What’s your favourite way to move? With high energy, preferably to a beat!

What’s your favourite book? Flatshare by Beth O’Leary (I’m a sucker for romance).