Breathe + Stretch
with Karen Arthur
A Weekly Joyful Practice For Every Body
Fridays 7:30am - 8:20am
with time for a slow departure
This invitation is simple.
Meet me as you are.
Using a combination of gentle stretching, breathing exercises, movement and joyful dance we will greet the day and start our weekend energised and refreshed.
Absolutely no experience necessary. Sessions suit every mind and body. Come with an open heart. Smiles will be provided but feel free to bring your own to share.
Photograpy by Rafe Eddington
We have a sliding scale of prices to make all classes as accessible as possible.
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When Karen Arthur, a budding disco queen, was at school her art teacher told her that she could study dance as a career. She thought all her Christmases had come at once! She gained performing arts BA Hons specialising in dance in the early eighties.
Karen Taught contemporary dance in secondary schools in London for two decades. With studying breaks in New York at Alvin Ailey Studios, Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance
She taught jazz and contemporary in Helsinki and continued to teacher dance summer school for Hong Kong exchange students with Excel throughout for a decade. In 2019 she performed with Laban centre for dance at Horniman museum for their summer festival.
Now in her sixties dance and movement has remained a constant in Karen’s life, helping her move slowly through a debilitating mental health diagnosis in 2015 with the onset of menopause and injuries that left her unable to walk without a cane in 2016. Karen will wax loudly and lyrically about the boundless benefits of movement and not taking our bodies for granted as we age.
Photography by Rich Barr