Here's How a Dublin Studio Fuses Modern Style and Safety During the COVID Era
Yoga Journal|January - February 2021
In the midst of daily highs and lows, life unfolds in the gray middle area—and at the Space Between, a Dublin yoga studio that recently celebrated its first anniversary in the wake of a pandemic, it’s that challenging intersection of dark and light where yogis deepen their practice.
Por Megan Johnson

Trying to provide community and in-person instruction while protecting practitioners and teachers against covid-19, the Space Between has cultivated creative solutions, incorporating unique design elements into its permanent business model as we settle into a global new normal.

Two unique studio spaces, named Here and Now, serve as a connection for that duality of light and dark, representing polar opposites in their designs. Approximately 800 square feet, Here emphasizes simplicity with stark white walls, high ceilings, and pale oak hardwood floors with underfloor heating, all complemented by streams of natural light. The Now studio is slightly larger and has a gritty vibe with dark anthracite ceilings, walls, and floors. A state-of-the-art infrared heating system radiates warmth throughout the studio rather than heating the air, which supports the body’s recovery with anti-inflammatory benefits. Together, Here and Now provide plenty of negative space, both in terms of physical distance and aesthetic function, a naked canvas that allows each person to develop and delve into the practice they desire, free from distracting surroundings.

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