Guest Teacher Program

The Yoga Academy – Yin and Yang Yoga Teacher Training

With Simon Low
February 2 – March 3, 2019

About This Training

Barrerinas, mark your calendars for an exciting trip to Samahita Resort in Koh Samui, Thailand this September! If you are looking simply to strengthen your technique or wishing to become a barre instructor, attend this week-long comprehensive training with BarreAmped Master Trainers Mylene Mackay and Karen Lim, and earn your BarreAmped certification!

You can opt to cover just the foundational or both foundational and advanced BarreAmped repertoire. This training will emphasize technique, cueing, troubleshooting, correcting, transitions, and flow. Upon completion of the program, you will be able to teach multi-level barre classes to clients at any fitness level.

Check our website for rates, which will include daily accommodation, airport transfers, wholesome and healthy meals, and full use of resort facilities. Early bird prices end May 14, 2018.

Karen Lim

BarreAmped Teacher Trainer & Barre 2 Barre Co-Owner

As a former finance professional and like many working in a high-stress environment, Karen suffered from lower back and shoulder issues. It was then that she was exposed to the amazing physical and mental benefits of barre and Pilates.

Initially, she took the teacher training courses for her own benefit – to deepen her knowledge and improve her practice. But she discovered that she enjoyed teaching and has not stopped since. She loves working with students and showing them how their bodies can benefit from proper alignment. She finds joy in seeing the positive change, not just in their bodies but also in their outlook, as they get stronger and more flexible with each class.

Each day she enjoys the blessings of wonderful family and friends. She also loves good food and wine, reading, baking, and hiking.

Karen’s credentials:

  • Certified BarreAmped Teacher Trainer & Manager, BarreAmped Asia
  • Level 3 Pilates Mat Teacher with Body Control Pilates UK (Intermediate Matwork)
  • Pilates for Bone Health with Body Control Pilates UK
  • Pre & Postnatal Pilates Specialist with The Center for Women’s Fitness
  • TriggerPoint Foam Rolling for self-myofascial release (SMR)
  • The University of Western Austrailia Alumni

Mylène Mackay

BarreAmped Teacher Trainer & Barre 2 Barre Co-Owner

Mylène discovered Pilates as a college student in Boston and was introduced to barre at the Lotte Berk Studio while living in London. She describes it as Dzlove at first After many years working internationally in luxury hotels, what was a healthy hobby soon developed into a passion for mind-body wellness and eventually a second career.

Eternally grateful for the opportunity to help people keep healthy through movement, she enjoys sharing with everyone the benefits of a regular practice and appreciates the inner strength and balance this brings to one’s life.

Apart from barre and Pilates, she is also a student of yoga and kung fu. She’s happiest on a sunny beach in the Philippines with family and friends.

Mylène’s credentials:

  • Certified BarreAmped Teacher Trainer & Manager, BarreAmped Asia
  • Level 3 Pilates Mat Teacher with Body Control Pilates UK (Intermediate Matwork, Pre and Post Natal Pilates)
  • Yin Yoga Training with Jo Phee (Acupressure, Qigong & Lower Leg Anatomy)
  • Wellness Qigong Training with Master Tan Soo Kong Matthew Kenney Academy Certificate for
  • Sports Nutrition with Brendan Brazier Thomas Myers’ Anatomy Trains for Movement and Fitness Professionals
  • Southern New Hampshire University & Les Roches Swiss Hotel School Alumni

Training Assistants:

Jessica Felicia and Hayley Lief, Certified BarreAmped Teacher Trainers

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Daily Schedule

Sat, 22 September 2018
-Arrivals by 5pm for orientation followed by dinner

Tue, 25 September 2018
-Level 2 Arrivals by 5 pm for gathering followed by dinner

Wed, 25 September 2018
-Level 1 Departures

Sat, 29 September 2018
-All Departures

7.00am Breakfast
8.00 am Barre Practice
9.00 am Tea Break
9.30 am Coursework
12.00 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Teaching Lab
4.00 pm Barre Practice
5.00 pm Beach Break/Self Study/Group Work Sessions
7.00pm – 8.00 pm Optional Evening Activity (talk, anatomy workshop, meditation, or film) & Dinner

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