Teachers

Vicky

Studio Owner Body Control Pilates Teacher Sports Yoga Teacher Aerial Pilates

Vicky opened Studio 21 way back in 2010, she teaches on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at the Yarm studio and Monday’s and Thursday mornings in the Saltburn studio and also manages the day-to-day running of the business. She teaches Antenatal Pilates, beginners matwork Pilates and the challenging Pilates equipment classes. Working with amateur and professional athletes is her passion and she also teaches several sessions a week at Middlesbrough Football Club, working with the 1st team and the Under 18 and Under 23 squads.

‘For me, Pilates and Yoga is the relationship built between the body and the mind, it’s moving with an awareness of your body, your breath, how it feels physically and mentally. I believe in teaching natural, functional movement, and in helping people to regain this where it’s been lost and to show people how to improve it when they have it. I look forward to meeting you at the studio’.

Rhiannon

Body Control Pilates Teacher

Rhiannon’s special interests lie in the matwork sequences and choreography.  Outside of the studio, Rhiannon runs RYDC (Rhiactions Youth Dance Company), of which Studio 21 is a sponsor. 

‘Dance and movement are my passions, I’ve been a teacher since I was 15 years old, and I love passing on my knowledge of movement and the body, so much so, some of you may have had a mini lecture off me, sorry, just don’t get me started lol! I really enjoy studying how different people move and I get very excited when I can get everyone moving at the same time (it’s the choreographer in me!)’.

Ellen

200h Vinyasa and Yin Yoga Therapeutics

Ellen is currently travelling around South America and hopes to be back with us in 2020.  She’s one of our resident Yoga teachers and also a physiotherapist and her classes offer something for everyone, from a gentle foundation level to deep vigorous flowing yoga.  

‘I offer a flowing and progressive yoga style, to help improve mind and body. Being a physio, I want to make sure muscles are initiated correctly through yoga bandhas and to ensure safe practice. There will be no fancy yoga words or anatomy jargon and, hopefully clear and concise instructions, however I do sometimes get my right and lefts mixed up.’

Liz

Mindfulness & Meditation Life Coach and Mindfulness Trainer

Liz is a Life Coach and training to be a hypnotherapist.

‘Mindfulness is how we can find peace and contentment in our frantic fast paced lives, it’s a chance to be still and present in the only moment we can control. Mindfulness shows us how to stop living in Auto Pilot and really appreciate the here and now. My classes are relaxed with no pressure to achieve any outcome other than to give yourself some real quality time.’

 

Becky Conry

200 hour Vinyasa Yoga Yin Yoga Aerial Yoga

Becky’s been with the studio since 2018, she teaches most of the Yin and Vinyasa Yoga classes at both the Yarm and Saltburn Studio. Becky was previously a primary school teacher until she decided to teach Yoga full time.  

‘My teaching style is fairly informal, not too serious, I like to crack jokes and I might call the elbow the knee, and get body parts confused. I try to be creative and get people to do things in different ways. ‘Yoga is a practice not perfect’ and it should be accessible to everyone.’ 

Jenni Crowther

200h Yoga Alliance 130h Depth Intensive Dynamic Yoga Yin and Yang Yoga Buddhist Meditation

Jenni has trained extensively in all aspects of the Yoga wisdom teachings in her bid to understand what it is to live life well and find peace within ourselves. From Vinyasa (body movement with breath) and stillness (yin and mindfulness/meditation) practices, to East-Asian spiritual traditions and philosophy, and their intersection with a modern understanding of psychology, physiology and neuroscience. Her classes are accessible for all levels of experience.

‘I am really fascinated by the link between physical tension and mental quietness. I find the more we relax, the more calm and happy we are in ourselves, so my classes are always inviting and encouraging this experience. I have spent many years living, teaching and studying on yoga retreats, and am keen to bring this idea of retreat into my studio classes. I hope each class will be like a mini holiday.”

Nicky Francis

Sports and Remedial Massage Holistic Massage Pregnancy Massage

Nicky has her own treatment room at the Saltburn Studio, it’s the perfect place to retreat and relax, whether your muscles are aching from sport or you’re in need of some pampering in the form of a holistic massage.  You can make appointments directly with Nicky here  

‘If fitness is your life, massage is your prize.’