hudson barry pilates


About Melissa Barry, Founder & CEO

Melissa has worked within the field of mind body medicine for 25 years, helping thousands of people through touch, intuition, breathwork & Pilates.

A fully qualified Naturopath, Massage therapist and Pilates practitioner. Her approach has always been holistic and filled with a passion for what is possible when you ask the right questions. She loves to get upside down, you'll discover she's not your average teacher, mother or 50 year old!

Pilates & personal growth are the key principles Melissa uses to work on Mindset & Wellness. She has proven time and again that when mind and body align you can manifest all that you desire!

These concepts are the passions she loves to live by and share, to help her family, her circle of influence and her clients to find their inner power, their confidence & the inspiration to step forward and create their best lives yet!

A mother of 4 (and doula 9 times now), Melissa is also very passionate about helping women prepare for an empowered birth and recovery.

The Wondermum Wellness tribe she has created is all about supporting women and their partners to birth without fear and to have access to coaching, resources and support to confidently raise their children naturally with holistic remedies (choices that support the microbiome) and building the emotional resilience to conquer any anxiety along the way. She understands that helping couples have healthy relationships is the foundation of a strong family and healthy children. It all matters.

A teacher and healer at heart. Melissa is walking her truth.

Having comprehensively trained in both contemporary and classical Pilates methods with a teaching & studio owner career now spanning close to 20 years, she has a unique and expansive knowledge base to share with the next generation of teachers and Pilates entrepreneurs.

She has now started the Melissa Barry Academy for pilates teacher training encompassing the traditional method as well as her own unique course, The MAP method, designed to help pilates enthusiasts and teachers alike deepen their understanding of the method and learn how to harness the 7 principles of wellness to amplify their pilates results and manifest the life and business of their dreams!

Whether its coaching mums, professioal athletes, actors, rockstars, or truck drivers Melissa has done it all and the attention to detail is always the same. The focus is always to help her clients transform how they "perform" their everyday life. To rekindle purpose and passion in how they move and to relieve pain and blocks so that their best performance can be achieved.


Adv. Dip. Pilates, Adv. Dip. Naturopathy, Dip. Nutrition, Dip. Botanical Medicine, Dip. Homoeopathy, Dip. Remedial Massage, Cert. Biomesotherapy, Cert. IV in Workplace Assessment & Training, ATMS full member, PAA Principal Trainer and full member of the Pilates Alliance of Australia

"If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old. If it is completely flexible at 60, you are young."

                                                           Joseph Hubertus Pilates