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Jo Everill-Taylor BSc (Hons), PT Dip.


Jo is a highly experienced Movement Specialist and has now been looking after people’s health and fitness goals as an instructor for over 22 years. 

Having suffered back problems after the birth of her children, she is determined to share her knowledge and experience to help you become pain free.


Jo originally studied contemporary dance alongside her degree in International Business and German and ran the contemporary dance society at university, choreographing and dancing in productions.


She holds many qualifications over a vast range of subject areas:

Level 4 Advanced Pilates Coach, Pilates Reformer Instructor, Biomechanics Trainer, Level 4 Specialist Back Care Instructor, Exercise Referral Specialist, Pre/Post Natal Exercise Instructor, Pelvic Floor Safe Instructor, Children's Exercise Instructor, Personal Trainer, Nutritional Counsellor, Group Exercise Instructor and Aqua Instructor. She has also completed studies on Covid-19 Rehabilitation.


Jo has recently launched an instructor training programme called Groovelates.


Jo combines her coaching with international presenting for Drummond Education tutoring the next generation of instructors. 


Jo writes and delivers qualifications on a range of subjects  from special populations to aqua.


You can catch Jo around the country when she presents at national events.

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Susie  Evea


Susie was introduced to the Pilates method after she had spinal surgery. It was a large part of her rehabilitation and she found it helped her become mobile again and enabled her to look after her three children.
She has completed the Masters Diploma in Pilates, a classical mat Pilates diploma teaching adults, children and Pre and Post Natal clients. She also completed a 14 month apprenticeship with Jo and is currently adding Exercise Referral specialisms to her training.
"I have really enjoyed the course I attended and found it most beneficial. Amongst the dozen or so Pilates instructors whose classes I have attended, Susie is one of the best." M.B.
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Megan Jayawardena
Megan has come from a background in Dance, having begun Ballet at age 3 and then moved into Scottish Highland Dance, competing at Open Level until she was 19 and had to stop to focus on her studies and work. 
Whilst she managed to avoid many of the typical dance injuries, in 2000, while pregnant with her first child, Megan was in a car accident which affected her neck and spine. 
By the time Megan had her third child, she was in constant pain and did not want to take medication, as she was allergic to it. 
Megan's GP suggested Pilates, which enabled her to return to pain-free movement and flow.  Pilates also enabled her to return to dance and sporting activities, which she had thought would be impossible. 
In 2011 Megan returned to teaching Aerobics and Dance, and in 2017 she completed her Mat Pilates training. 
Megan loves sharing the joy of movement through Pilates, and she enjoys watching participants discover how it feels to move freely and without pain. 
Megan has completed further training in Pilates for Osteoporosis, the Pelvic Floor and keeping active as we age.
Megan hopes that her sessions are both challenging and playful and that participants feel lighter and stronger and more mobile each week.
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Virginie Buckingham
Virginie is a Body Control Pilates mat teacher, she also teaches equipment and Springboard.
She is a member of the Body Control Pilates Association. 
Virginie is a contemporary, eclectic teacher who loves creating and trying out different exercises.
Her style of teaching is inclusive, adapted and relaxing. 
Virginie started Pilates when she was diagnosed as having osteoporosis.  She changed her lifestyle, her diet and got herself a dog to encourage her to walk every day. 
Virginie believes that Pilates can heal and transform and she is a strong advocate and a testimony that the Pilates method works. 
She has recently added to her qualifications with a Distinction in her Level 3 Yoga Diploma Course.


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