Teachers

Vicky

Studio Owner Body Control Pilates Teacher Yoga Alliance Affiliate Sports Yoga Teacher

Vicky opened Studio 21 way back in 2010, she teaches on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at the studio and 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’s squad.

‘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 working with young people, she runs the junior Pilates section at Studio 21, we hold classes for 3 age groups, 3-5 years, 6-10 years and 11-16 years. Outside of the studio, Rhiannon runs RYDC (Rhiactions Youth Dance Company), of which Studio 21 is a sponsor. So if you know any young people who may be interested, either in dance or Pilates, send them her way!

‘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’s our resident Yoga teacher, she’s 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 and Jon

Mindfulness & Meditation Liz - Life Coach and Mindfulness Trainer Jon - 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.’

 

Jon is a Member of the Mindfulness Association and the British Psychology Society and listed on the UK network of Mindfulness teachers.

‘I have a personal mindfulness practice over the past 8 years and am passionate about the ways in which mindfulness practice can help people navigate through their own lives in more constructive ways.’