When we took over our space in West Norwood, it was a vast 250 meter square cavity with no natural light, no heating, minimal plumbing and a severely leaking roof. It took some imagination to picture just what an amazing space it could be. Our vision was to create a bespoke yoga centre dedicated to mind body practices. It was to be a beautifully simple, serene and warm space, which retained the warehouse character of the building. We wanted loads of natural light with views of the sky. We wanted it to be intimate, yet spacious, personal but uncluttered, airy, but cosy. We wanted our carbon footprint to be as small as possible. It was to be a place for self-nurture, healing, and community. The beautiful purpose-built centre we have created has the luxuries of a big yoga centre (showers, underfloor heating, wooden floors), whilst retaining the charm and character of a small independent studio. The new space is a sanctuary, peaceful, but vibrant and always warm and welcoming.