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


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

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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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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 !!

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


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

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 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.

Yoga Bellies with Cara

Contact  07974 949 181 

YogaBellies exists to empower women to feel better! About themselves, about their body and their work-life balance – whatever that work is. We support women to live their best lives by teaching unique YogaBellies practices in a way that’s accessible to everyone. We’re talking about yoga life skills you can use every day to relax, to stay calm, to feel physically and mentally better all round. 

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!

Dance your body - Free your mind!

Aileen McLachlan 07854 856 573