Owner Sue Bailey – Pilates Instructor, Yoga teacher and Holistic Therapist welcomes you to Body Nurture

Yoga, Pilates and Holistic Therapies are an immensely important part of my life.  Here’s how my journey began…..

It started with massage…..qualifying as a Therapeutic Massage Therapist in 1990 I retrained as a Remedial Massage Therapist at the Northern Institute of Massage in 2006 and gained my Sports Massage Diploma in 2008

My work in this field led me to taking an Advanced Personal Trainer course which allowed me to recommend exercises to compliment my treatments. Part of this course involved a Pilates Module which I loved and 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 instructor, I continued to broaden my knowledge and obtain more qualifications – retraining as a STOTT PILATES® instructor in 2011.

In 2012 I trained with Simon Low of The Yoga Academy – obtaining my RYT200 yoga teacher qualification

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

In 2016/2017 I embarked on a Somatics educator training programme.  Somatics is system of movement  which focuses on release and alignment.  It is a very gentle practice that I often incorporate into my private sessions and classes, I also offer weekend workshops which have proved very popular

More recently I have qualified with The College of Sound healing as a Sacred Drumming Practitioner – leading me to rediscover my passion for healing crystals and essential oils to compliment this beautiful and ancient healing therapy.   I have also qualified as a Gong Master Practitioner and able to offer the wonderfully relaxing and healing benefits of monthly Gong Sound Baths

A passion for teaching – and other things………..

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 the covid lockdown enabled me to ‘embrace’ my now silver locks. 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!

When I’m not teaching I love walking, photography, hobby crafts, crystals, playing my ceremonial drums and Gongs and making heirloom teddy bears.  In October 23 I finally picked up my cello again after 17 years – even managing to track down my original teacher. We have picked up where I left off and I’m thoroughly enjoying my lessons

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

In 2022/23 several of my amazing clients celebrated 10 years with me!  During 2024 more will follow – bringing the total number of clients putting up with me for 10 years + to 18!

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!

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

Qualifications and training


Advanced Reiki Training – Reiki III (Master Healer) with Sarah Gregg (CMA)

Reiki Master Teacher – Reiki IV – Shinpiden with Sarah Gregg (CMA)


First Aid – Appointed persons in the workplace L2 (VTQ) – renewal

The Nine Munay-Ki Rites with Sara Gregg

Reiki Drum Practitioner with Sarah Gregg

Usui Reiki L2 – Okuden with Sarah Gregg (CMA)


The Akasha Process – Sarah Gregg (CMA)

BioSonic Tuning Forks Workshop – Kieth Oddy 6.5 hours CPD

Usui Reiki L1 – Shoden with Sarah Gregg (CMA)

Graduated as Gong Master Practitioner (CMA)

Moon Magic Manifesting - with Gaynor Mentiply of Spirit Walker Crystals  (IPHM)


Harmony of Spheres Gong Master Practitioner Intensive with Sarah Gregg


First Aid – Appointed persons in the workplace L2 (VTQ)

Aromatherapy - with Gaynor Mentiply of Spirit Walker Crystals – (IPHM)

College of Sound Healing – Sacred Drumming Practitioner – (CMA & TSA)

Crystal Healing with Gaynor Mentiply of Spirit Walker Crystals – (IPHM)


College of Sound Healing Sacred 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

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