about us

Founded by cult fitness guru Emma Seibold in 2017, Bende is the home of boutique fitness in Byron.Offering Barre, Yoga, Mat Pilates, Reformer Pilates, Cardio and Yin, you’ll find dynamic, flowing and fun classes at Bende that tick all the boxes. Nourish your body with movement that feels good.

All our classes are strong and energising with the exception of yin stretch, which is nurturing and restorative.

Emma Seibold is the founder and creator of both Bende and Barre Body, Australia’s first barre and yoga fusion technique. A trained yoga and pilates teacher, Emma fell in love with the barre technique as a new mum looking for results, and short on time. Barre Body has flourished since its inception in 2012, with nine studios across three states, an incredible online platform, world-class teacher training program, and a cult following.

Now based in Byron Bay with her husband and business partner, Matt, and her two beautiful children, Xavier and Isla, Emma is one of Australia’s most sought-after wellness entrepreneurs and a regular contributor to Vogue. Find her on the schedule at Bende and you’ll be in for a treat with the most gorgeous Savasana at the end of class. The yogi in her can’t help it.

giving back

We believe in giving generously to causes that make a true difference in the world. We are long-time supporters of One Girl, proudly funding the education of 50 girls in Sierra Leone. In 2016-2017 we also made a $15,000 donation to the Syria appeal via UN Women.