Instructors

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Maria Davies
Level 3 Yoga Instructor for The Performance Clinic

Maria has gained her Junior intermediate level 3 certificate in Yoga and is  now currently training to advance to the senior level and to become a Yoga teacher assessor.She trains and teaches yoga on a daily basis and in 2015 visited the Iyenga institute of yoga in India to help further her studies. As needed for a professional Yoga Instructor, Maria is very well organised, adapts and plans classes to suit all needs. With vast experience teaching she can recognise what beginners require and is more than happy to share her knowledge of simple and complex postures to ensure your goals are met for each session. A necessity of being an excellent Yoga Instructor and something Maria prides herself in, is the patience and enjoyment of getting to know her students, which is the perfect way to work out the best programme for The Performance Clinic clients and ensures that the exercise works for you but does not pose any risks. Let Maria help you to achieve your goals through the art of Yoga by calling our Low Fell Clinic on 0191 435056.

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John Paul
Argentine Tango Instructor for The Performance Clinic

John Paul has been involved in the amazing dance that is Argentine Tango for close to 13 years. He was intrigued by Tango and instantly spellbound by the way the couples danced intuitively to the music to create such beautifully connected and flowing movement, without being 'tied' to set sequences.
 
After attending classes and being asked to assist with them, John Paul felt the passion to teach his own which he now does in many different locations. With John Paul's vast experience The Performance Clinic is delighted to welcome him onto our team!
 
There have been many studies about how dance can be of great benefit to general health, both physically and mentally. The physical benefits are the most obvious, ie movement and therefore inbuilt exercise, but there are more subtle benefits to be gained; improved balance, body awareness and control, posture and mental acuity are all improved by dancing and even more so with Partner Dancing.
 
Argentine Tango itself has been the subject of studies into brain wave and body synchronisation patterns and was found to be the dance form that activated and stimulated the most areas in the brain, including the areas involved with intuition, creativeness, planning and pleasure as well as those involved in movement and balance.
 
Many who study this dance consider it to be very 'Zen' in its principles of shared harmony and experience, mixing the disciplines of mental and physical precision, to produce something almost metaphysical expressed as Dance Art. We are  really excited to bring a unique interpretive Argentine Tango workshop to our Low Fell clinic and share John Paul's enthusiasm with our clients.
 
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Hilary Graham 
Pilates Instructor for The Performance Clinic

Hilary will be teaching the pilates classes and back care classes here at the Low Fell Clinic. She has over 10 years of teaching experience. After a horse-riding accident in which Hilary broke her back, resulting in spinal fusion, Hilary turned her attention to Pilates as a method of exercise to help strengthen her back. After attending classes for a number of years and seeing how Pilates helped her, Hilary decided in 2006 to undertake Pilates Teacher Training with Body Control Pilates, Europes leading Pilates organisation. After qualifying in Body Control Pilates matwork, Hilary then went on to qualify with Pilates Union Uk to teach on the Pilates Reformer machine. Always wanting to add more to her knowledge and her ability to help others she has since gone on to add Pre & Postnatal pilates, Yoga 200hr teacher training, BarreConcept, Nordic Walking, Intrinsic Biomechanics, Restorative yoga and undertaken specialist back care courses. Most recently Hilary has also become a Holistic Core Restore Coach, which includes Pelvic Floor fitness, core restoration and wellness for everywoman. With her own personal back experiences Hilary specialises in helping others with any restrictions and will ensure that all exercises are undertaken safely and tailored to the individual, the small group sessions lend themselves perfectly to this method of teaching.

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Craig Scorer
Level 3 Pilates Instructor for The Performance Clinic

Craig has Worked as a personal trainer since 2004, his quest for further knowledge led him to participate in a Pilates course in 2007. Since qualifying as a Pilates Instructor  his ideologies and training methods drastically changed. With Craig's knowledge and friendly, personable character we are sure you will enjoy his classes and be given the very best attention to ensure you are getting the most from your class.

Craig strives to develop his skills and transfer them into class delivery.

These classes are specialised in teaching to groups of all ability.