Our Instructors

Meet Our Pilates Instructors!

At Pilates North East, we offer a warm and friendly service from the moment you walk in the door. We have a great team who meet and greet you and they are Lynn Dowson, Anne Purdy and Nicola Marshall. We also aim to bring you the best Pilates Instructors so you can get the most out of your practice. You can read about our lovely instructors below.

Gill firmly believes that it’s all of the links in the chain that keep the bicycle balanced and moving forwards and her whole team truly mean the world to her.

Gill Bennison-Souri | Pilates North East | Pilates Instructors

Gill Bennison-Souri

I am the owner of Pilates North East. I started teaching Pilates at a very young age and immediately knew that I had found my vocation.

Meeting the needs of the individual is very important to me, and quality is always in the forefront of my mind. >>Read More

Andreas Souris | Pilates North East

Andreas Souris

Andreas is our in-house Therapist. He is highly qualified in NST (Neurostructural Integration Technique), The BOWEN Technique, CranioSacral Therapy, reflexology, various therapeutic massage techniques, Pilates level 1, applied Kinesiology, NLP and life coaching.

Pamela Wilson | Pilates North East

Pamela Wilson

Pam has been a fitness enthusiast for many years, attaining qualifications in the Health & Fitness Industry which led her into the world of Pilates. Pam is a keen believer that Pilates principles can be applied to daily activities for well-being and should not be confined to a studio.

Kim Wells | Pilates North East

Kim Wells

Kim is an experienced practitioner working in the health, wellness and fitness industry and has been teaching group fitness classes since 1989. She is skilled in Wellness Coaching, Pilates & Yoga and gains great satisfaction seeing a client’s movement quality improve.

Jayne Raine | Pilates North East

Jayne Raine

Jayne became a Pilates practitioner 6 months prior to early retirement and after a further eighteen months practising decided to train as a Pilates teacher. Her love of knowledge has led to further qualifications in the Pilates field, and her belief is whatever your dream follow it and know that movement is so beneficial for the mind and body.

Craig Scorer Pilates North East

Craig Scorer

Craig has been working as a personal trainer since 2004, but his quest for further knowledge led him to a Pilates course in 2007.

Friendly, personable and knowledgeable, his pilates classes are well structured and very enjoyable for all from beginners to the more experienced student.

Sarah Salter | Pilates North East

Sarah Salter

Sarah is a BWY Diploma (500 hrs) teacher and has also qualified with YIHA to teach the Yoga4Health programme.

Sarah’s friendly class blends mind, body and breath work to create ‘SmoothYoga ~ smoothing out life’s ups and downs’.

Noel Sharpe | Pilates North East

Noel Sharpe

Noel is the holder of a British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) Teachers Diploma and he has been teaching since 2007.

Noel seeks to challenge but not over challenge anyone. Most of all, Noel believes that all classes should be enjoyable.

Laura Wilkie | Pilates North East

Laura Wilkie

Laura is a highly qualified massage therapist specialising in deep tissue massage, sports injuries, lymphatic drainage, rehabilitation after surgery, relaxation & stress relief. She has studied in depth diet, nutrition, anatomy, physiology & clinical aromatherapy.

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

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

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