I'm Danielle! A registered nurse, barre instructor, educator, creator and wife. I'm a lover of movement, the beach and lattes. I am excited about health & wellness and sharing this passion with my community. The DH blog is a place where all my passions collide!
As some of you may know, I’ve been training to become a certified Barre instructor for several months! Curious as to what type of training I completed?!
Here’s a quick recap!
// Choosing the right training
If you google “barre teacher training”, a plethora of options are available. It was a little overwhelming at first. I had a few decisions to make. The first was choosing between a franchise training or private training. I opted to complete a private training. This allows me to teach classes independently and not be tied to a specific studio.
// Length of training – Barre teacher training can range from a day long workshop to month long apprenticeships. I truly wanted a solid foundation in anatomy and safety for my classes, and opted for a more intensive in-depth training to prepare me as a barre instructor
// Accessibility – Working as a full time pediatric nurse meant that I need a program with a flexible schedule
// Prioritizing My Values – I value authenticity, safety and anatomy (I am a nurse after all!) in barre classes. Musicality and variety in exercises are also important to me. Once I narrowed my values down, it made choosing the right training so much easier!
I ultimately chose to complete my teacher training through the Barre Guild Academy! I enrolled in November of 2018, and completed the training by March of 2019. I learned the history and philosophy of barre, anatomy, safety modifications for every fitness level including pre-natal modifications, class formats, and body alignment with hands on adjustments. This training is led by the founder of Barre & Soul, a yoga and barre studio based in Boston, MA and Portsmouth, NH.
I could not be happier with my decision to enroll and complete the Barre Guild Academy teacher training. My training was thorough, fun and hands-on. I am so grateful for the community that its brought me, with ongoing support from other barre teachers and continuing educational opportunities.
I can’t wait to share my classes with you!!