All teachers/therapists who use The Space Upstairs are appropriately qualified and insured practitioners
PEOPLE AT THE SPACE UPSTAIRS
A space for something new -
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 email@example.com
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.
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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
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-
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.
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
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-
I hope to see you soon at one of my classes-
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 -
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!
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 -
These classes are what I love to do -
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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.
Men Only, for all those who fancy giving it a go but are not sure if their shorts or tracksuits are good enough. Any one to come try it, aimed at beginners or rusty returners but any one welcome, even if you think your back isn’t up to it or you're not stretchy enough
Runners Yoga for all those who run but perhaps don’t stretch regularly, a chance to think about building your own daily practice to keep you in peak fitness improving performance and recovery whilst having a bit of fun
Fit and fabulous after 45. Get menopause kicked into shape, come have some fun and feel good at the end of it too. Aimed for beginners and those who think they can’t but want to have a try.
Sun 4th August 1000-
Love your lower back a gentle class for those with lower back pain or those who want to strengthen their backs, no back pain or experience necessary.
Contact 07974 949 181
YogaBellies exists to empower women to feel better! About themselves, about their body and their work-
American Tribal Style Belly Dancer
I am running a four week course exploring the foundations of American Tribal Style Bellydance in a relaxed and friendly class.
You will learn the basic movements of this format and start exploring group improvisation in a safe and supportive environment.