This month’s amazing space is at1.SPACE, which has been described as the heart and soul of yoga and wellbeing in Nottingham. It’s a 4,500-square-foot space like no other: ambient in design, a calming and welcoming space, and a modern-day urban sanctuary.
It’s also where you’ll find the amazing Mumtaz Haque, OM’s November 2020 cover star. She works alongside founder Yasmin Gregory, a self-proclaimed corporate hippy who was inspired to set up a yoga space after living in London for years.
She explains the studio's ethos: “To be at one means to be in harmony with ourselves and our surroundings — and this is the driving force behind our studio and everything we do.”
Located in her hometown, on the edge of Nottingham University’s campus, this wellness hub includes a yoga studio, a large open space for events, a fullystocked kitchen, a meditation suite and various smaller rooms for private health consultations.
Like other studios, at1.SPACE has had to adapt in 2020, turning to the internet to deliver live yoga, mindfulness and meditation classes via the new at1.ONLINE service.
The virtual space continues for those who cannot make it to the studio, even though in-person classes have now resumed. The long-term goal is to develop the online community alongside studio classes. The studio is also looking to launch its own yoga teacher training programme from January 2021.
It continues to evolve and is exploring ways to support people in what looks likely to be a full 12 months of Covid-related restrictions on normal life.
Recently, the a1.SPACE team began a series of videos on Instagram’s IGTV called ‘Pandemic Tips’ which included desk yoga videos and breathing practices for when things get a bit too much.
“Our online yoga, mindfulness and meditation sessions have been designed to address the current unexpected climate we now find ourselves living in, with a real emphasis on mind body, and community connection,” says Gregory.
Check this studio out on Instagram @at1.space