Susan SimpsonOwner & Instructor
Having worked in the corporate world for 20 years, a passion for Dance, Yoga & Pilates led Susan to retrain as a Pilates Instructor. Susan studied Business at Edinburgh University and upon graduating joined Tesco as a Graduate Trainee. Having held various HR roles in Retail & more latterly the Financial Services Industries, Susan worked as a Senior Business Partner, partnering members of the Executive Committee, developing & coaching their senior teams. Managing & training in her own Studio is a huge departure from being part of a large organisation but one she is determined to make a success of! Now a fully qualified Pilates Instructor, Susan is certified to teach all of the Pilates apparatus, having completed her training & examinations with Lolita’s Legacy.
Susan Simpson

Front of House

Shannon Watson Studio Manager
Shannon has taken on the Studio manager role. You can find her on Reception throughout the week, welcoming you to the Studio & helping with any queries. Running the Facebook page and answering your calls and emails, she is always happy to help. Shannon trained as an Early Years Officer but fancied a change and moved into Hospitality in 2013. With a keen interest in Fooball and Ice Hockey, Shannon worked at Fife Flyers games, but is now with us full time.
Rhona MacFarlaneReceptionist + FitSteps Instructor
Having spent the last 20 years in the beauty industry, initially as a spa therapist and business manager and laterally recruiting beauty specialists for a luxury skin care brand, Rhona is embracing turning 50 and engaging in a different pace and direction. With her vast dance experience, Rhona has also become a FitSteps instructor and teaches 5 classes here at the Studio. When not at the studio she will be found spoiling and walking her two French bulldogs, Darcy and Maddie!

Beauty Therapists

Dawn NisbettBeauty Manager
Dawn is our longest serving team member. Having previously worked in a top spa and building up a local clientele, she has now been with us for over 10 years! As our Beauty Manager, she is an integral part of the team, we could not be without her. Known for her HD Brows, Dawn’s precision in brow maintenance is second to none. Dawn is currently on maternity leave and is due back in April 2024.
Islay ConnellyBeauty Therapist
Having come to us straight from college, Islay now has three years of beauty experience under her belt. Alongside beauty, she has an interest in Gymnastics and Ice Hockey. Islay’s favourite beauty treatment is the lash lift and tint. Ditch the mascara and treat yourself to this long lasting, eye opening treatment, she would love to work her magic on you!
Devan CassellsBeauty Therapist
Devan joined our team in 2023 after working with a luxury spa for some time. She has a very keen interest in makeup and has done from the age of 14! Devan’s favourite treatments are our Thalgo Spa Massages and Rituals. She also loves doing lashes and brows, and making people look their best.
Nicola McElhinneyBeauty Therapist
Nicola joined our team in 2022 and added her own touch to our beauty menu. She specialises in nails, lashes and brows. Nicola loves to make people feel good about themselves and always provides the best service to do just that! Please note – Nicola’s services are currently unavailable.


Nicola DuncanMat/Reformer Pilates Instructor
Valentina PintusMat/Reformer Pilates Instructor
Carmelina GriffinMat/Reformer Pilates & Yoga Instructor
Michele GallowayPilates/Yoga/Fitness Instructor & PT
Nikola ParkerFitness Instructor & PT
Debbie SmithFitness Instructor & PT
Adele WardFitness Instructor
Kirsty BirrellFitness Instructor
Nikii FentonZumba & Fitness Instructor
Darlene BellYoga Instructor
Tina WestYoga Instructor
Claire McArthurFitness Instructor

Our Other Staff

Wolfgang SpenkeClinical Hypnotherapist
Wolfgang specialises in supporting clients who want to quit smoking and those who suffer from eating disorders. Most issues such as phobias, eating disorders and anxiety-related issues can often be dealt with in 1 or 2 hypnotherapy sessions. Giving up smoking can often be addressed in 1 single session. Please telephone Wolfgang directly for further information or to book an appointment – initial telephone consultation is absolutely free. 0777 999 7330.
Susan BrownHolistic Therapist
Established in December 2014, Susan’s business Blissful Brown is a small artisanal business, committed to creating handmade, raw and organic products. Take a look at her stand of products in our reception area. Susan also provides services with us such as: Thai Herbal Compress Massage, Oncology (and other various) Massages, Reiki, The Chrysalis Effect and more. Contact 07950739836 of the Blissful Brown Facebook Page for booking.
Michele GallowayInstructor, PT & Sports Massage Therapist
Michele at Mhance Health & Wellbeing recently joined Mind + Body Studio again as a Pilates and Hot Yoga instructor on a Thursday night. We are so excited to announce that Michele now also teaches a Saturday Hatha Yoga class. Alongisde her new class, Michele offers Personal Training, Sports Massage, Reiki and more! Get in touch for booking and for availability.
Heather BrownBowen/Emmett Therapist
Heather Brown has practiced Emmett and Bowen here at the Studio for years now! Bowen involves precise movements over muscles and soft tissue, allowing breaks for the body to respond, re-balance, relieve tension and reduce pain by releasing stress at a very deep level. The Emmett Technique involves the application of light finger pressure at specific points on the body.