Future of Heart Space

by Heart Space Yoga & Bodyworks in Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom

We did it
On 22nd September 2017 we successfully raised £40,485 with 238 supporters in 34 days

Our aim is to raise £36,000 to purchase our unique and beautiful building to create a world-class Yoga studio for Dundee.

by Heart Space Yoga & Bodyworks in Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom

New stretch target

We are almost at the end of our crowdfunding campaign, which closes at 8.00pm on Saturday!

Your support so far has been amazing. We have reached our first stage target due to your generosity Now that you have made this possible we can move on to the next stage.

Our new stretch target is £66,000

If we can raise this amount we can carry out the essential planning work required before we start refurbishment. This will involve working with our architects on the finer details of our new studio that will require specialist experts and designers to guide us through what we can build within our beautiful building to create the amazing space we have visualised. It is vital to get this groundwork underway so we can open our world-class yoga studio as soon as possible.

Part of this process will include consulting with you and all the groups, charities and partners we work with so that our future studio is something we can all be proud of, benefit from, and will enjoy for a long time.

All the funds over and above our original target come to us directly now, so this is more exciting at this early stage than we ever anticipated – thank you so much for your support.



 ALL pledgers and supporters will be put into a draw to win a Private Yoga session, each month for 12 months (Announced 16th Sept)

In 2012 Heart Space Yoga & Bodyworks opened its doors after a very careful restoration project that transformed the Logie Church Hall in Dundee’s West End into a beautiful Yoga studio that is loved by many.
In just 5 years we have developed a strong Yoga community of regular students with new students joining class each week. We now host 38 classes a week and have a team of 8 teachers. As well as our scheduled classes we work with many local organisations and charities, schools and community groups delivering yoga and well-being classes in and around Dundee.
All in all, we have come a long way in a short space of time establishing ourselves as Dundee's leading yoga studio and one of Scotland's outstanding dedicated yoga centres presenting a wide variety of classes, workshops and events for all ages and abilities, delivered by a team of professional trained teachers of unrivaled quality.

Heart Space Yoga & Bodyworks is a registered charity (SCIO). We currently rent the studio building with responsibility for maintenance and upkeep. This puts a lot of strain on our resources and restricts our ability to develop our work because we are basically putting the majority of our income into someone else's pocket. Our vision includes maximizing our resources to secure our future and legacy.

The first stage towards achieving this is to own the studio building. This will immediately improve our stability, make better use of financial resources plus it will provide the charity with a working asset as well as a future legacy opportunity. The second stage will be to raise the capital funds to refurbish the studio (see below) by applying to funding organisations like the National Lottery as well as Trusts, Foundations, Just Giving schemes and donations. 



Our bank has approved and agreed to support our vision so we now need your help to raise £36,000 of the £120,000 total required to purchase the building.

We have put together a series of unique rewards in exchange for funding, but it is also possible to just simply donate to the project.  Memberships, vouchers and class passes brought here are valid anytime from the end of this funding programme. Each pledge can be assigned to someone else making these a fantastic gift while supporting this amazing project. Everyone backing this project will be contributing to the creation of a world-class Yoga studio for Dundee and will, therefore, be part of the legacy of Heart Space and your name will be included in our hall of fame.

With your help, our future is very exciting. By funding this project you will become part of the fabric of our beautiful building and you will be providing opportunities for so many others to enjoy Yoga in a very special place.  We will be delighted to have you on board!


Hear from the people who come to Heart Space about why they started yoga and what they think of their studio:

Heart Space co-founder, Ian Alexander, has created a vision inspired by the regular attendance and enjoyment of classes by the many students that turn up each day to get on their mats and by the work and dedication of Heart Space co-founder and Forrest Yoga teacher, Finlay Wilson. Jointly, their aim is to create a beautiful, multifunctional, world-class Yoga facility dedicated to the practice of Yoga and well-being within the walls of the existing building, retaining its stunning features while providing modern comfortable surroundings.  The newly designed space will allow for a more diverse range of classes and workshops timetabled to accommodate everyone's increasingly busy lives whilst at the same time engaging with more people of all ages and abilities from within the local community and beyond. 

With creative design our new studio will feature the following:   
  • a large multifunctional studio that can be split into two with the use of a dividing wall to allow 2 classes to work side by side and a third space accessed via a new staircase leading up to a mezzanine area 
  • a new and brighter welcoming reception area and sign-in desk
  • cafe, juice bar, and social spaces open all day as well as during classes
  • a yoga shop 
  • relaxation and meditation space
  • zen garden and outdoor retreat area
  • improved washroom facilities, including showers
  • new therapy suite (with its own washroom, shower, and changing facilities)
  • improved disabled access to all areas and facilities
  • improved lighting, ventilation, and heating 
We hope our project inspires you and that you will support us by generously donating to this amazing vision for the future of Heart Space. Thank you!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£10 or more

15 of 30 claimed

£10 Reward

Exclusive 60 minute Barre class with former Scottish Dancer Theatre and Kylie Dancer, Alan Lambie.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Class Pass + Limited Edition T-Shirt + Your name in the Hall of Fame + Celebration Party Invite

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Beginner Yoga Kit (Yoga mat, block & strap)

£25 or more

£25 Reward

One Brewing and Fermenting Workshop with Patricia Maxwell +Probiotic starter kit +Milk Kefir +Access to fermenting online group

£30 or more

9 of 15 claimed

£30 Reward

3 Week Aerial Silks Course (Normally £35)

£30 or more

£30 Reward

Integrated Energy session with Gina Dunlevy (Hands-free therapy session)

£40 or more

£40 Reward

3 Week Beginner Yoga Course + Beginner Yoga Kit (Strap, block, & strap)

£40 or more

6 of 20 claimed

£40 Reward

Skype Private Yoga lesson with Finlay Wilson (For international funders) (Normally £60)

£50 or more

£50 Reward

3 Class Passes + £10 Heart Space Whole Foods Voucher + Your name in the Hall of Fame + Celebration Party Invite

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Signed Copy of Kilted Yoga (International Delivery Available!) + Autographed photograph of Finlay + Limited Edition T-Shirt + A pair of tartan leggings

£80 or more

£80 Reward

2 Month Membership (Includes membership benefits) (Normally £96)

£85 or more

£85 Reward

10 Aerial Yoga classes (Normally £100)

£95 or more

£95 Reward

20 Class passes (60-minute classes) (Normally £120)

£100 or more

£100 Reward

5 Class passes + £10 Heart Space Whole Foods Voucher + Limited Edition T-Shirt + Your name in the Hall of Fame + Celebration Party Invite

£160 or more

£160 Reward

4 Month Membership (Includes membership benefits) (Normally £192)

£250 or more

£250 Reward

6 Month Membership (Included membership benefits) + 1 Private Yoga session with Finlay Wilson (Normally £333)

£250 or more

£250 Reward

Sponsor a young person, carers, unemployed or disabled person to get 6 months of Unlimited Yoga. Heart Space will open applications for these pledges.

£495 or more

£495 Reward

One Year Membership (Includes membership benefits) (Normally £576)

£700 or more

£700 Reward

One Year Membership (Includes membership benefits) + 6 Private Yoga sessions with Finlay Wilson (Normally £846)

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

Two Year Membership (Includes membership benefits) + 10 Heart Space Workshops (Normally £1400)

£2,000 or more

£2,000 Reward

BUSINESS WELLBEING PACKAGE 3 Wellbeing workshop at your workplace for up to 20 people + 20% off classes/membership for up to 20 employees + Social Media shoutouts + Your name in the Hall of Fame + Celebration Party Invite

£5,000 or more

0 of 7 claimed

£5,000 Reward

Lifetime Membership (Include membership benefits) + 10 Heart Space Workshops (Normally £6000 over 10 years) + Dedication of one of the beautiful stained glass windows + Yoga Mat for Life + Limited Edition T-Shirt

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