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meditation & personal development centre

Take a tour

Each Inner Space is thoughtfully  designed to create a feeling of warmth as well as stillness. Inside we have a range of rooms with high ceilings and big windows – simple, uncluttered spaces that are nice to be in. We have a resource section with books, CDs and DVDs; our Quiet Room is a space 'just to be' and our course rooms are always busy with study and classes.  Click here to begin your tour

Historical building

The building that houses Inner Space dates back to 1896 and English Heritage have even recorded it as one of Manchester's Grade II listed buildings. Not only does it have attractive architectural features but it seems that historically it has always been used for good purposes.    Click here to find out more of the story

Resource area

Our spacious reception has an area you can quickly grab information about what we do and what's on. Alternatively you can chat to someone to find out more. We also have a display of easy to understand, affordable and beautifully presented products to promote deep relaxation, meditation, personal growth, coping with stress, the meditation-health relationship and much much more. Find out more  |  See the on-line range of products available

Quiet room

A peaceful oasis available for you to drop-in and to take time out to recover and refresh your energy. Relaxing music, or just quiet if you prefer, comfy chairs and a specially commissioned soothing art feature, by French artist Crystal Leleu. Designed to help you slip into that quiet space ever so easily. Read more


The Conference Hall is our spacious hall which seats up to 75. Its venetian windows and distinctive timber ceiling trusses reveal its medieval character and make it a delightful space for our fortnightly seminars and workshops.

The Lounge

A small cosy space with comfy sofas – perfect for a handful of people.

Seminar room

To give students focused and individual attention in a private atmosphere, we have a course room dedicated to one-to-one and small group tuitions.


Catering facilities when available will be stated in the event details.
At Inner Space we believe that the food we eat absorbs the mood with which we prepare it. That's why whatever you are served will have been made in-house by a team who have especially been trained to cook with a clam and loving mind.

Coming soon

We are hoping to set up a reading corner and meditation ‘tasters’ section where you can just plug into a meditation app and allow yourself to switch off from concerns of the day and tap into the peace and calm that we need to find sensible solutions to life's challenges. Click here for a sample meditation.


Although we don't have our own car park, there are plenty of places all within walking distance where you can park.

Here's some useful information re parking

The building that houses Inner Space dates back to 1896 and English Heritage have recorded it as one Manchester's Grade II listed buildings. It is described in references as The Old Schoolhouse". This elegant and stately frontage has a carving above the door that not only shows the date but also the letter "V" above it, perhaps referring to Victoria. It is a well-executed building incorporating a high level of attention to detail and good architectural features, including moulded architraves, shaped gables, a pedimented doorway and large Venetian-style windows.

From 1999 till 2004 the building served as head office to the Rechabite Friendly Society, who had orginated in 1835 when a small group of men, seeing the poor social conditions of the day decided to set up a friendly society, to support members at times of sickness or death. The group, seeing the negative influence of alcohol were committed to total abstinence from alcohol, and the society members were also required to be non-drinkers. More than an alcohol-free friendly society, its' members shared a common vision of a better way to live and a truly mutual society.