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


PEOPLE AT THE SPACE UPSTAIRS

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

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


I have been practicing yoga for almost ten years and am a hatha vinyasa yin/yang yoga teacher. For me, the ideal yoga practice helps us sit, stand, and move with greater ease, less tension, and more joy. At my classes/workshops you will breathe deeply, receive clear directions that guide you through yoga poses, be offered modifications to suite your range of motion and level of experience, improve strength and flexibility in a fun and safe way, and conclude with moments of meditation to leave you calm and clear.

Namaste and I’ll see you on the mat!


Peggy Beardmore Yoga


email:
yoga.reiki.peggy@gmail.com / beardmore.peggy@gmail.com

website: https://yogapeggy.wordpress.com
mobile: 07972510047

Although I’ve only recently qualified as a Hatha Yoga teacher, I have been practicing yoga for many years and I’m very passionate about helping others to experience the physical, mental and emotional benefits of yoga. During class we’ll do a range of breathing practices (pranayama), yoga postures (asana) and relaxation (svasana) to build strength in mind and body. I believe that one of the hardest poses is one of the first that we are taught (and the one I used to think was the easiest) Tadasana or Mountain pose where we stand tall with our feet planted firmly on the ground - in this pose we embody all our challenges and we face the world exactly as we are.



Namaste Lou


Louise Smith

 louise@do-bemindful.com

 07545090203

Jo Bechard - Reiki Master: Swedish Massage Therapist, Sound Therapist


www.soulistictherapies.co.uk

hello@soulistictherapies.co.uk

www.facebook.com/soundasabellfife


I have been a holistic therapist for 20 years, practicing Swedish Massage, Reiki and most recently gained my Diploma in Sound Therapy. I am hugely passionate about music and moving into sound therapy was just such a natural progression for me. Sound therapy has been around for thousands of years and is known to induce relaxation and reduce stress and anxiety. During a sound bath session I use quartz crystal bowls to create beautiful tonal sounds which induce a meditative state, helping the body and mind to relax. Participants lay on a yoga mat with a blanket, pillow and optional eye mask and allow the sound to 'wash' over them during this hour long session. Benefits of a sound bath include improved sleep, increase in vital energy flow, strengthened immune system and helps recovery from physical illness amongst other significant benefits. I look forward to welcoming you to your first sound bath at The Space Upstairs! 


Karen Small - Nia Black BeltGreen Belt Certified, GROOVE Facilitator


When I went to my first Nia class in 2007 I had no idea what to expect; and could never have imagined that a couple of years later I would be the one teaching the class! It set me on a path of both personal and professional 

discovery, obtaining my White Belt in May 2009 (then Green, Blue, Moving To Heal, Brown and Black) and teaching Nia in Fife and beyond ever since. 


In November 2017 I became Scotland's first GROOVE facilitator. Incredibly simple and easy to follow I love how good GROOVE makes people feel. It's completely different to other group fitness classes, and perfect for anybody who feels like the whole gym thing is just not them.


 

Both Nia and GROOVE have amazing music and will leave you feeling great - body, mind and spirit. They are completely adaptable to all fitness levels and abilities. Both are ideally done barefoot (or with soft soled indoor shoes). Classes are welcoming and very friendly - both are non-competitive and all about being in a supportive environment. All you need to bring is water. 


These classes are what I love to do - and I really look forward to meeting you and finding which one is the best fit for you.


Mandy Abbott

  +44 7734 877 179

mandy@growyourcakeandeatit.com


Mandy lives locally and  has practiced yoga for 20 years and knows the benefits it has given her both mentally and physically and would like to share some of her joy in Yoga for free. She is offering four free  taster sessions to  gauge what people may like and may want more of. Mandy has practiced mainly Hatha Yoga and has trained in Zen Yoga, which combines three elements, asanas or postures, the qi or energetics  worked by the postures and meditation which when the three are combined still the mind and can powerfully effect our health and wellbeing.






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

I have always been passionate about fitness and exercise and started

teaching  fitness classes over 17 years 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.

I currently teach Dance Fit and Aerobics at the studio.

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


Gill Mahady

The cleaning at The Space Upstairs is undertaken by ‘Time for You’ and JULIE is our cleaner.

Thank you!

 And if you want to get in touch with Ralph or Hazel Watson who run this service, just click on the link below

https://timeforyou.cleaning/uk/home-cleaning/fife/

Yoga is about connection, with yourself, with others. It’s about letting go of stuff you don’t need and marvelling in what wonderful individuals we all are. It is about building strength, flexibility and balance, both physically and mentally. It is a life skill that everyone can have access to, no matter what age, size, race, gender, bendiness or food preference!  My classes are rooted in this philosophy, so nobody feels left out or unable to be who they are.  I also enjoy weaving a little pranayama and meditation teaching into every class. This leaves my students feeling centred, refreshed, and ready to take on the day.

I run weekly classes and workshops and also work privately on a 121 basis.


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07854 856 573

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Jinti Wight-Boycott  mob: 07773391801 jinti@thespaceupstairs.com


 I have recently completed a 200 hour instructor course with Long White Cloud Qi Gong and am excited to begin to share the practice with you.  This along with recent experience of dancing Nia for the last 13 years will inform my practice for the Qi Dance that I will also offer.


As the Chinese adage has it

“A Moving Hinge Never Rusts”


Move your body - Free your mind!