A Space to Be, Being in the Cycles

Lammas / Pratyahara

Today is the first day of August and it is on or around this day that the festival of Lammas is celebrated. We are now half way between the Summer Solstice and the Autumn Equinox. The days have been shortening since the end of June and an 'exhalation' into the darker half the year is… Continue reading Lammas / Pratyahara

A Space to Be

Introducing Our Community App

We established A Space to Be in 2009 to provide a small, safe and protected space for the practice of yoga, massage and meditation. Our Community App is the online version - private and distraction free to help you create your own 'space to be' at home.

A Space to Be, Yoga

Yoga and the Environment

When I was asked to teach a workshop on the theme of 'Yoga and the Environment' I immediately said 'yes'. From 'Being in the Cycles' to 'Mother Earth Has Got Your Back', my yoga practice and teaching has always been infused with imagery from the natural world and I have written before about My Guru.… Continue reading Yoga and the Environment

A Space to Be, Retreats

Our Northumberland Retreat

Stay with us at A Space to Be. Whether you simply want to soak up the views and fresh air or plan a full itinerary of yoga and massage you are welcome as a guest in our home. Guests have exclusive use of our self-contained accommodation with sea views. There are lovely walks on the doorstep and it is a short drive to the beach. We can accommodate individuals, couples or groups of up to three.


Yoga for You: 1:1 Yoga Sessions

Available via zoom or in person. The purpose of individual yoga tuition is to support you in developing, maintaining (or re-kindling) a regular home practice. The sessions are held in the spirit of 'the viniyoga of yoga', an approach to the specific application of yoga for individuals developed by TKV Desikachar. While this approach provides… Continue reading Yoga for You: 1:1 Yoga Sessions


29 October – Holistic Yoga Day

Holistic Yoga Days are an opportunity to immerse yourself in a complete practice of active and restorative postures, seated breathing practices and meditation. Overall this is a restful and meditative experience based on the Eight Limbs of Yoga set out by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutra. It is a chance to go deeper into both the theory and practice of yoga within in a friendly group.