“Before you can care for others,
you must first care for yourself.”

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Our story

Several years ago I was juggling a demanding career in London and alongside a fast-paced lifestyle, it quickly became exhausting.

I eventually suffered a burn out; physically and mentally. With the help of therapy and support from my husband Jonathan, I slowly recovered and in that process realised that I never took time for myself. I wanted to practise a bit more self-care but did not know how. Then, someone recommended yoga and meditation – I gave it a go and was hooked from my first sun salutation!

Slowly I also found my way back to art. I had painted practically all my life but stopped picking up my paintbrushes when London life came along. When I started painting again a few years ago I found that being creative was one of the best ways to calm the mind.

I hope to encourage others to lead a more mindful and creative life and hence The Nook was born. Whether you have come here for a yoga class or an art workshop, or to purchase a calligraphy kit to indulge in at home, know that you have done amazingly to take time for yourself today.

Much love,


Our space

We set out to create a space that is beautiful, cosy and inviting. Every aspect of The Nook Urban Retreat is carefully considered, from the Scandinavian infused design to the natural elements that come together in a minimal fashion. 

Our people

Meet the friendly people who you’ll be spending time with at The Nook Urban Retreat.

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Yoga Instructor

Creative Vinyasa

Meet Amanda >

Chanelle's portrait


Yoga Instructor

Yin, Yinyasa

Meet Chanelle >

Heidi's portait


Yoga Instructor

Ashtanga, Vinyasa

Meet Heidi >

Linsey's portrait


Yoga Instructor

Vinyasa, Yoga Nidra

Meet Linsey >

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Yoga Instructor

Restorative, Meditation

Meet Meryl >

Nicole's portrait


Yoga Instructor

Gentle, Hatha, Yoga Nidra

Meet Nicole >

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Yoga Instructor

Hatha Flow

Meet Pip >

Richey's portrait


Yoga & Pilates Instructor

Pilates, Power, Pregnancy, Yin

Meet Richey >

Sarah's portrait


Yoga & Barre Instructor

Barre, Vinyasa

Meet Sarah >

Valentina's portrait


Yoga Instructor

Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa

Meet Valentina >

Be part of The Nook Urban Retreat

If you are a yoga instructor, qualified massage therapist or someone who is simply excited to be a part or The Nook Urban Retreat, send us an email at hello@thenookurbanretreat.com along with your CV and a short cover letter.