Gill Bennison-Souri

Meet Gill

I’m Gill Bennison-Souri and I am the owner of Pilates North East.  I started teaching at a very young age and immediately knew that I had found my vocation.  Over the years I have taught Gymnastics, Acro, and general fitness.

For 12 years I was invited to teach workshops at Yogaplus in Crete. For the past 7 years I’ve been running my own retreats in Crete. Please take a look at and if you would like to spend a week on this beautiful island with us practicing Pilates, therapies, cultural excursions, enjoy wonderful eating experiences and so much more then drop me an email; [email protected].

​On return to England 23 years ago, I attained a teaching qualification and started to lecture for Gateshead College in the Community. In April 2002 I was appointed Team Leader of Health and Fitness in the Community. I managed a team of seven teachers.

I held a post at Sage Academy of Performing Arts for seven years, this entailed writing and delivering a Health and Fitness course designed for Dancers.

I qualified with the much respected Michael King and Stott who are both worldwide recognised Pilates trainers. I have also trained with Cherry Baker in Safe Spine and Diamond Pilates (pelvic floor)

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Gill Bennison-Souri | Pilates North East

Pilates North East

At Pilates North East, we specialise in rehabilitation, postural analysis, spinal health and individual programs.  This work has profound results and is carried out on either the mat or using specialised equipment. Pilates North East runs classes for Beginners to Athletes online.  I am always seeking to improve my knowledge and attend seminars and workshops regularly.

I also offer a one-to-one service and bespoke classes, and we have our own Therapist, Andreas Souris.

Meeting the needs of the individual is very important to me and quality is always at the forefront of my mind.  I am extremely passionate about my subject and it will be a pleasure to share that with you.

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These Zoom classes have been a lifeline to me

Without these Zoom practices I don’t know where I would have been both mentally and physically. I live alone and have been in the shielded group for 5 weeks, not allowed to even go for a walk. Without any idea when circumstances might change for me and others like me. These Zoom classes have been a lifeline to me.

Gill McDermott

Pilates Saved My Life!

After suffering from a niggling back pain for years it became unbearable and I was desperate. I felt better after one session and it just keeps on doing that every time I visit.  I can now get out of bed without my back giving way, I can sneeze without my legs going, the same with coughing.

George Poulter

I Would Wholly Recommend Gill and Her Team

I have been a client of Pilates North East for over 5 years now. The environment is supportive, safe and directed by up to date practitioners. The lesson plans are well thought out and delivered in a friendly but professional way with modifications offered at all stages for beginners. I would wholly recommend Gill and her team.

Dr. Michael Mason