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


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............................

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


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 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.

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

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Baby Yoga with Sarah

Baby yoga is the shared practice of touch & movement between a mother (or other carer) and baby.

It involves working through some basic adjusted yoga sequences, playing and moving together – which helps aid learning and development. The moves for adults are tailored to the postnatal mother, and can be adjusted to your level of fitness post-birth. No prior yoga experience is necessary. Moves for babies are scaled for the level of development your baby is currently at.

The sessions also involve sharing in relaxation with your baby at the end of the lesson, allowing your both to reflect and bond together.

I teach two classes – one for babies from 12 weeks, until they are mobile, and the other for mobile babies (tots) – from when they first get on the move, until approximately 18 months old. The classes are booked in blocks of five weeks – get in touch to find out when the next course starts.

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Kirsty Henderson and Krafty Kidz

I’m Kirsty, and I run Krafty Kidz classes for children under 5 in and around the Kingdom of Fife.  The classes incorporate messy play, arts, crafts and loose parts play.  As a qualified primary school teacher, I am passionate about the value of play in the early years.  My more recent focus in this stage has given me an insight into the benefits of messy play and loose parts play first hand.  It is something that I am enthusiastic about and enjoy.  I would love to share my knowledge with others in a practical and hands-on way.


Throughout the duration of the classes, the children will be given the opportunity to create an arts and craft project that they can take away.  They will also be encouraged to make use of the messy play and loose parts stations.  More information about these activities, and the value of them, can be found on my website

Ever wondered who is keeping the studio and toilets so nice………………………….

The cleaning at The Space Upstairs is undertaken by ‘Time for You’ and LINDA 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

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 !!