About Sue Bailey

Body Nurture’s Owner – Pilates Instructor & Yoga Teacher
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Hello and a very warm welcome to Body Nurture.

If you are wondering how I became a yoga teacher and Pilates instructor then here’s all the information you need.

Already qualified in therapeutic massage I retrained as a Remedial Massage Therapist at the Northern Institute of Massage in 2006. I then qualified as a Sports Massage Therapist in 2008.

My work in this field led me to taking the Advanced Personal Trainer course. This then allowed me to prescribe exercises to compliment my treatments. Part of this course involved a Pilates Module which I loved. Within hours of passing my exam I was teaching my first class and I’ve not looked back since. Establishing myself throughout Bolton and the Northwest as a committed and passionate freelance Pilates teacher, I continued to broaden my knowledge and obtain more qualifications. I retrained as a STOTT PILATES® instructor in 2011 and qualified as a yoga teacher in 2012 with Simon Low of The Yoga Academy.

Three years after teaching my first Pilates class, I was absolutely thrilled to bring everything together under one roof at Body Nurture.

During 2016 I decided to give up my therapy treatments so I could devote more time to my one to one Pilates and yoga sessions which were continuing to grow in popularity – often in a remedial capacity. This also allowed me to complete my Somatics educator training in 2017 – a system/approach to movement that I can now incorporate into my private sessions and classes.

A passion for teaching yoga and Pilates

I came into teaching late in life. I’m not the most flexible person on the planet. I have a little extra padding around my waist and my hairdresser performs miracles with my greying hair. I don’t like doing headstands or handstands. And no I can’t sit in the Lotus position!

I enjoy wine and chocolate and the occasional chippy tea. Does this make me a bad Pilates instructor or yoga teacher? My clients don’t seem to think so! In fact I think they like to know that I’m human!

I am truly passionate about what I do. I love my clients to feel comfortable at Body Nurture. It does not matter to me if they are not wearing the latest fashion workout gear. Or if they have two left feet, no coordination and no idea what Pilates and yoga is all about. The important thing is that they feel good about themselves after coming here.

It really is a privilege to use my skills as a yoga teacher, Pilates instructor and therapist to guide people towards liberation from the stresses and pressures of life. Even if it is only for the time that they are in class or a treatment. Thankfully this feeling of liberation soon spills over into daily life though!

I am always totally amazed by my clients’ achievements. I see people relax, come out of their shells and grow in confidence. I witness changes in body shape, in strength, stamina and co-ordination. I hear joyous laughter and see new friendships developing. I have observed complete stillness in mind and body.

My clients make these changes themselves. Body Nurture just guides them safely .

I thank you all for making every day special and rewarding. You truly are amazing.

Sue’s Qualifications and training


College of Sound Healing Ceremonial Drumming Course with Mike Barron


STOTT PILATES® Intensive Cadillac Essential and Intermediate

Essential Somatics HSEC L2 3 day training


Essential Somatics HSEC L1 3 day training

STOTT PILATES® Athletic Conditioning on the Arc Barrel

STOTT PILATES® Intensive Barrels Course

Chakra Aerial Yoga Restore and Relax teacher training with Aerial Yoga UK – Devi Kaur


Mandala Yoga Ashram  3 day Mudra Bhanda retreat

Chakra Aerial Yoga teacher training with Aerial Yoga UK – Devi Kaur

STOTT PILATES® Advanced Reformer

Michael King Pilates and Movement weekend, Stockholm 12 hours workshop attendance


STOTT PILATES® Stability Chair Essential and Intermediate


STOTT PILATES® Reformer Essential and Intermediate

Pink Ribbon Program Breast Cancer Post Operative Exercise Specialist


STOTT PILATES® ISP – Injuries and Special Populations

Yoga Academy Yin/Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Intensive

Just Jhoom!  Bollywood Dance Teacher

Yoga Academy RYT 200 Yin and Yang Yoga Teacher Training Intensive – Samui, Thailand



STOTT PILATES® Mat Work Essential, Intermediate and Advanced

STOTT PILATES® Pre and Post Natal


Thai Foot Massage – Gateway Training

Reiki L1 – Gateway Training

Ear Candling – Gateway Training

Indian Head Massage – Samtosha Training


Dynamic Alignment through Imagery workshop – Eric Franklin

iMove Freely – Biomechanics course – Group X Training


Advanced Personal Trainer

Pilates Mat Work beginners and Intermediate OCR 2

GP and Exercise Referral

Nutrition and Weight Management

Applied Nutrition

Psychology of Behaviour Change & Personal Training

Circuit Training

Torso and Core Training


Northern Institute of Massage:

Sports Massage Therapist


Pre and Post Event Massage

Foot Dysfunction and Orthotics

Strapping, Taping and Bandaging

Baby and Pregnancy Massage

Treatment of Arthritic Patients


La Stone Therapy – Hot and Cold Stone Massage

Myofacial Trigger Points – Northern Institute of Massage


Remedial Massage Therapist – Northern Institute of Massage


Therapeutic Massage – ITEC – International Therapies Examination Council