All teachers/therapists who use The Space Upstairs are appropriately qualified and insured practitioners


PEOPLE AT THE SPACE UPSTAIRS

Alan Gould


I have been practicing Iyengar Yoga now for 24 years and completed my Introductory level training in 1994 at the Iyengar Yoga centre in Edinburgh.  Pretty much since then I have been earning my livelihood from teaching Yoga.  I also completed 2 more teaching levels in 2005 and 2006.


Most of my teaching has been in Edinburgh (and still is).  I have been living and teaching in Burntisland now for 2 years. This will be the third move for my Mon night class and hopefully the last !!!
In my classes I encourage a careful, non-forcing and mindful way of working to harmonise the body, breath and mind.  The emphasis placed on creating space, freedom, lightness and hopefully a feeling of peace in the practice.

I hope to see you soon at one of my classes- You've got Nothing to lose and Everything to gain !!

www.iyengaryoga.org.uk

Cheryl Stewart

I have always been passionate about functional and performance fitness, particularly intense, high energy workouts and anything that pushes you past your limits leaving you feeling great knowing you have not only excelled physically but also mentally.  
I qualified as a gym instructor/personal trainer/exercise to music instructor a few years ago and have done various other fitness courses including group cycle, kettlebells, metafit, core stability, health and fitness testing and am also qualified as a children's fitness instructor.   The challenge of helping people achieve their goals, get fit, grow in confidence and positively change is a rewarding experience.  I regularly immerse myself in new ventures such as olympic weightlifting and bodybuilding style method training so that my knowledge and mind continually expand and remain open.  Trying a new class for the first time can sometimes be tough especially when not knowing what to expect but I always do my best to make sure everyone feels comfortable and welcome in class.  At the studio I teach metafit, kettlebells and kids forever fit classes any questions feel free to contact me.

07833 228519


A space for something new - breath, creativity, possibility............................

Sandra Gallagher  Mindfulness Facilitator

I have been practicing mindfulness for the past 3 years and recently achieved my attainment certificate in mindfulness practice. My employment/ educational background is in child education development and Law.  Moving from these fields I was led to reach out and seek a more tranquil pace of life. I have always been interested in a holistic approach to the person and deliver this to my own life through the daily practice of mindfulness.  I also have training in Reki (level 2) and  am a qualified eating disorders coach (D.I.P)

Mindfulness is delivered on an introductory level and will allow participants to gain an understanding and awareness of the benefits of daily practice and engage with others in a relaxed friendly environment. Any guidance within the programme is voluntary and participants only engage with what they feel comfortable with. Mindfulness is not a self help group or therapy but a simple, gentle course in basic mindfulness practices (people experiencing major life challenges may not be suited to undertake the course at this point in their life)

By the end of the course participants will have knowledge, understanding, experience and awareness of the benefits of mindfulness, better relaxation skills, calm, greater energy level, and an appreciation for life.

Contact me on 07951463588 http://mindfulnessfife.co.uk/      


Ever wondered who works away behind the scenes keeping the space clean???

It’s Chelsea Birch, our cleaner for over TWO years now.  Where would we be without her cleaning the expanse of mirrors and chasing away the dust and dirt?

Thank you Chelsea!

Chelsea is available to clean YOUR home, call her on 07398 163986


Gill Mahady


I have always been passionate about fitness and exercise and started teaching  classes over 17 years ago after qualifying as an Exercise to Music Instructor in 1999.

I have worked for Fife Sports and Leisure and Mind and Body Studio in Kirkcaldy teaching a variety of classes including aerobics, body conditioning, body max, spinning, aqua aerobics and Zumba.

In 2010 I became hooked on the highly infectious Zumba workout which is a Latin inspired dance fitness workout suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. This class is guaranteed to give you that feel good factor.

In April 2015 I started teaching PIYO – a low impact workout focusing on strength and flexibility and incorporating yoga and Pilates moves.

I currently teach Zumba and PIYO at the studio and have a new Circuits and Abs class starting soon.

Classes are fun filled and friendly and are suitable for all levels of fitness – why not come along and give them a try.

If you require any further info please feel free to contact me on 07738890908 or at gillmahady@hotmail.co.uk


 


Andrea McDonald


I was a pupil of the legendary Isa Duncanson until she retired in May 2009 and I took over the teaching of her classes. I achieved my Highland Associate teacher qualification in 2007,  just after I had qualified as a primary school teacher, and then went on to pass my Highland National Associate teacher qualification in 2009. Highland Dancing has given me many great experiences over the years, and I have enjoyed dancing and competing all over Scotland and performing displays in Greece and Belfast. I was fortunate to be a member of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo Highland Dancers in 2003, dancing for over 9000 people a night. We have a great group of dancers from 2 1/2 year olds  to adults and from beginners to very experienced dancers. We are always ready to welcome new dancers, feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.


Andrea McDonald - School of Highland Dance

Clare Taylor

After a career in general and psychiatric nursing, I discovered Yoga.  This was part of a healing journey after a prolapsed disc, surgery and constant pain for 20 years.    My healing journey of self-awareness has strengthened my aim in helping others explore the steadiness of yoga.

I offer a beginners yoga class introducing postures, breathing awareness and meditation to deliver a complete mind body toning experience.  Putting you at ease, I will introduce you to some of the most common sequences, step by step, making yoga accessible to all.  Slow deep stretches will help you achieve a long graceful physique.  The postures will nourish the muscles, joints and connective tissue, while helping your release stress and tension – a complete mind body toning experience. Yoga can be for all abilities and I extend my skills to include one 2 one instruction for individualised needs, chair, restorative, group or corporate classes.

I remain true to my healing aim by inspiring others to explore yoga’s lifelong skills to improve mental and physical health.   



Jinti Wight-Boycott - Nia Brown Belt, Green Belt Certified  


 My professional background is in drama education and drama and movement therapy in which I hold a Post Graduate degree.  In childhood I wanted to dance but was not considered the ‘right’ height or shape for ballet which I longed to do. At college, having signed up to do dance as my special subject I was discouraged and steered towards drama instead.  When I found Nia I found a dance that was fun, accessible and accepting, no right or wrong here; a place for self expression, for health and fitness and most importantly a place for everybody no matter what age or stage.  I want to share the joy of movement with others, best of all I get to dance – LOTS!





Karen Small - Nia Black Belt, Green Belt Certified


When I went to my first Nia class in 2007 I had no idea what to expect; and could never have imagined that a few years later I would be taking the class.

 

That first experience of Nia was enough to set me on a path of both personal and professional discovery, obtaining my White Belt in May 2009 and teaching Nia in Fife since then.

 

Nia creates a space in which it is possible to 'switch off' from some of the pressures of everyday life and experience a high-powered, energizing work-out that will inspire you to love your body and love your life.



Scotland’s first

Nia Black Belt

Please get in touch if you have any questions or if you want to register for my class!


 07545 837 606


Info@anamcara-yoga.com


More details are on my website: www.anamcara-yoga.com

Alex Turner

“Yoga is not about touching your toes – it’s about what you learn on the way down.”


I have been practising yoga for over 10 years, and in July 2016 I completed my yoga teacher training with the Classical Yoga School in Perth. I love my practice, which mainly involves Ashtanga and I love how the principles apply both on and off the mat. I want to share this, along with the benefits of mindfulness and meditation so I teach a range of yoga classes including ashtanga, vinyasa and yin. I like to incorporate elements of meditation and breathing technique to my classes to develop relaxation, calm and well being. Classes are suitable for anyone at any level, though I also teach on a 1 to 1 basis to work with individuals to develop specific areas of your practice.


In my Introduction to Ashtanga class I will introduce the Primary series sequence, exploring the postures and the method as well as introducing the traditional aspects of Ashtanga – the eight limbed path.




Adrina Wallace

Awsome Kids


I have always enjoyed working with children and have done so for almost 15 years.  It has been a dream of mine to set up my own fun filled fitness classes and this is how AWsome kids was born. 


After 2 successful blocks of classes and a summer camp I am happy to be offering a second class in The Space Upstairs. 


Each session is aimed to improve childrens’ fitness and knowledge of their health and well being. Sessions look at balance, coordination, developing social skills and building self confidence and esteem. 


I look forward to meeting a new group of kids at classes over the coming months.


You can contact me either by email or text

adrinawallace@gmail.com

07986 769 979