“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 people

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

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Resident Yoga Instructor

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Linsey's portrait



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Yoga + Meditation

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Be part of The Nook Urban Retreat

If you are interested in joining our team, pop us an email at hello@thenookurbanretreat.com along with your CV and a short cover letter.