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meditation & personal development centre

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.


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


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.

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.