BarreAmped Certification in Thailand

BarreAmped Teacher Training in Thailand

22 - 29 September 2018 at Samahita Retreat, Koh Samui

with BarreAmped Master Trainers Karen Lim and Mylène Mackay

Samahita Panoramic

Embark on a life-changing journey at the barre.  

7 Days - Comprehensive BarreAmped Certification, Level 1 & 2 (22-29 September)
  • Private Room: HKD 25,500 (SOLD OUT)
  • Semi-Private Room: HKD 24,300 (SOLD OUT)
  • Share Two Bedroom Loft: HKD 22,900 (SOLD OUT)
4 Days - Level 1 BarreAmped Certification (22-26 September), or Level 2 BarreAmped Certification (25-29 September) 
Level 1 is now full. Limited spots available in Level 2. To register for Level 2, please provide proof of completion of Level 1. Contact us for details
  • Private Room: HKD 16,000
  • Semi-Private Room: HKD15,000
  • Share Two Bedroom Loft: HKD 14,000

This training will provide you with the tools needed to successfully and safely guide clients through a body and mindset changing experience. 

Training is open to anyone:

  • barre enthusiasts who want to deepen their practice or enjoy a healthy and active week in paradise
  • personal trainers or group fitness instructors looking to add barre exercises to their teaching repertorie
  • boutique fitness studios wanting to add barre to their programming
  • certified yoga or Pilates instructors hoping to enrich their practice and teaching skills.
BarreAmped Coursework: Daily Schedule:

Principles of BarreAmped

BarreAmped Terminology and Language

Basic Anatomy & Movement for Barre

BarreAmped Exercises Breakdown & Learning

Modifications for Pregnancy (pre & post natal)

Modifications for Injury

Class Framework

Lesson Plan Sequencing

Music & Environment

Teaching Skills & Practice

Teacher's Code of Conduct

BarreAmped Teaching Community

Further Development & Training Options

Final Day: Written and Practical Exams

Sat, Sep 22: Resort check-in 2 pm and Welcome Reception at 6 pm

Daily Schedule (subject to change):

7 am – Breakfast

8 am - Barre Practice

9 am – Tea Break

9:30 am - Coursework

12 pm - Lunch

2 pm - Teaching Skills Lab

4 pm - Barre Practice

5 pm - Beach Break/Self Study/Group Work Sessions

7 pm - Dinner

8 pm - Optional Evening Activity (anatomy workshop, meditation, or film)

Tue, Sep 25th: 6 pm - Level 1 & Level 2 Reception

Sat, Sep 29: Check-out at 12 pm


Frequently asked questions:

1) What does the cost include?

Our rates include BarreAmped teacher training and certification, daily accommodation, airport transfers (transportation to and from the resort), three wholesome & healthy buffet meals, plus full use of resort facilities.  Please note that airfare is not included.

2) What are the different certifications that you offer?

BarreAmped Level 1 Certification is the pre-requisite for further levels of certification. It’s an intensive training to prepare you to not only understand and perform each foundational exercise well, but to also gain skills in teaching the method while inspiring and correcting clients.

BarreAmped Level 2 Certification effectively doubles your repertoire of BarreAmped exercises for mixed- and advanced-level classes and provides additional training to hone teaching and correcting skills. Level 2 also includes training in the Boot Camp & Fire formats. 

You have the option to complete the full certification of Level 1 & 2 in one go, or attend each one separately to accommodate your schedule.

3) Will there be an exam?

Yes, there will be a written (theory & anatomy) and practical teaching test at the end of each training. Upon successful completion of the course, you receive one year's access to the teacher's website with videos and sample classes. We also have a facebook group where you can interact with teachers from all over the world, a BarreAmped Teacher's Conference and retreats.

Yearly recertification is not necessary and only required in order to maintain your access to the teacher's website. You can recertify by attending Level 2 or any of our other trainings (Power Stretch, Bounce, Pre and Post Natal, etc.). 

4) At the end of the training, do we receive a certificate? 

Yes, you will receive a certificate issued by BarreAmped. It will confirm that you have completed training and are a "Certified Barre Teacher" with BarreAmped.

Since BarreAmped is a licensed method, you are only allowed to call yourself a "BarreAmped Teacher" if you are teaching at a licensed studio such as Barre 2 Barre. 

You can call yourself a Certified Barre Teacher with BarreAmped, but not a Certified BarreAmped Teacher. 

In the same way someone might take a Yoga Teacher Training at Pure Yoga or similar, after successfully completing training they can call themselves a "Certified Yoga Teacher" but not a "Certified Pure Yoga Teacher".

5) When should I arrive and depart?

Resort check-in time is 2 pm on your arrival day and check-out time is 12 noon on your departure day. Please join us for a welcome reception at 6 pm on Sat, Sep 22 (Level 1 arrivals) and Tues, Sep 25 (Level 1 & 2 Reception).

6) What are the terms and conditions? 

Terms and Conditions

Minimum students

This teacher training retreat requires a minimum of 15 participants


All registrations must be made online at

Refunds / cancellation


Refund Policy

Before 14 May  

100% refund

14 May – 30 June

50% refund

1 July – 31 July

25% refund

After 31 July

No refund

HKD150 administration fee applies to all refunds and cancellations. Participants are responsible for all transaction costs relating to the refund/cancellation.

In the event that the event is cancelled due to insufficient enrolments, Barre 2 Barre will refund all monies paid in full.

Payment online

Payment must be made in full within 7 days after registration online. Upon registration online, your space will be held for you for 7 days. Thereafter, your space will be automatically released.

Travel and Flights

You must book your own flights to Koh Samui. Please book early to get a flight that will allow you to get to the resort at 2pm, which is check in time.

Visa Entry & Requirements

Please comply with all visa and health requirements of Thailand. Barre 2 Barre is not liable for any illness, delays or costs resulting from your failure to meet these requirements.

Please ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months from the day of arrival in Thailand


Email us for more details! Space is limited, so reserve your slot now.


Samahita Pool

Samahita Retreat are leaders in health and wellness in Asia, with a strong purpose: to provide a place in which to practice balanced and healthy living in all areas of life. The retreat lies on the south coast of Koh Samui, a tropical island in the Gulf of Thailand that has long stretches of pristine beaches and unspoiled land.  Only about an hour away from Bangkok by air, an hour plus from Singapore, and three hours from Hong Kong, Samui has the allure of a remote island paradise but with the accessibility of the region’s most popular destinations.


Apart from their stellar reputation as pioneers in holistic health, one of the main reasons we chose Samahita as the location for our first resort retreat is their beautiful beach shala with barres. We searched hard and long for the perfect beachside location and environment for maximum barre enjoyment and learning, and we can't wait to get shaking and moving with you - inspired and motivated by vitamin sea.


All rooms are set back from the main retreat, perfect for quiet contemplation and relaxation. The eco-friendly buildings make use of cross ventilation, natural lighting, rainwater harvesting, and solar power. There are rooms for couples and singles, as well as loft-style accommodations that are ideal for families or two people sharing.

Regardless of which room you stay in, the beach shala, restaurant and lounge, swimming pool, and beach are only one minute away. You can see the ocean from some of the balconies in the top level rooms  but we cannot guarantee sea views.

Private Room

suitable for singles or couples
(Max capacity 2 adult, 1 child)

Approximately 35 square meters of personal space, which includes a private balcony. The room has a Queen-size bed with individual reading lamps and personal built-in shelf space at the headboard. Also included is a large writing desk (2.5m), bookshelves, storage cabinet that can be locked and can accommodate even large laptops, hot-water kettle, medium-size fridge, built-in wardrobe with sufficient space for luggage, ceiling fans, and air conditioning. Fully equipped bathroom with large shower area and room for clothes hanging and drying.



Semi – Private Room

suitable for family of four or two people sharing
(Max capacity 2 adults, 2 children)

Approximately 25 square meters of personal space, including a private balcony. Room features include a queen-size bed with individual reading lamps, writing desk, bookshelves, lockable storage cabinet, hot-water kettle, medium-size fridge, built-in wardrobe, ceiling fans and air conditioning. The bedroom section of these rooms is private and includes a dedicated entrance as well as direct access to a fully furnished bathroom, which is shared between two rooms.

(Our reservations team will arrange bookings so guests of the same sex are in these room types, unless guests are friends and request otherwise).


Share Two-Bedroom Loft

suitable for two people sharing or family of four
(max capacity 2 adults, 2 children)

Approximately 50 square meters of personal space, which includes a private balcony. The room is split-level, with a loft. Each bedroom has its own private space. There is a fully equipped bathroom shared by both bedrooms. Some of these rooms are equipped with an outdoor rain shower. Each bedroom has a Queen-size bed with individual reading lamps and a personal built-in shelf space at the headboard. Also included is a large writing desk, bookshelves, storage cabinet that can be locked and can accommodate even large laptops, hot-water kettle, medium-size refrigerator, two wardrobes with sufficient space for luggage, two ceiling fans, and air conditioning.

(Our reservations team will arrange bookings so guests of the same sex are in these room types, unless guests are friends and request otherwise).





Great emphasis is placed on the importance of food at Samahita Retreat. It serves a dual purpose of healthily nourishing the body and mind while also delighting the senses through great taste and variation. The food philosophy is based on the principle
of “Sattva”, a Sanskrit term that means pure and light with a basis of easy to digest. The emphasis is on natural ingredients including yoghurt, kefir, soy milk, coconut milk, breads, jams, muesli and breakfast juices all homemade daily.