On Friday 4 September 2020 The House that Breathes Series of events and webinars was launched!

Events are continuing each Friday night at 8 pm and content is being created at the moment so that people will be able to access relevant House that Breathes content at other times – both live (in person) and on demand (pre-recorded).

We have all been shaken this year to wake up in a completely different reality in a few short few months. This online gathering of relaxing music, reflections and insights is our response to this time. It is an invitation to come together, listen, reflect and share some insights from various practitioners about ways we may be able to work with what we have to work with now. This is an intense time but yet it is still an incredible opportunity to gather and envisage ways forward so we can grow the world we wish to see.

When you own your breath
no-one can steal your peace….

– Author Unknown

We are creating this space to acknowledge the uncertainty, confusion, fear, grief, and the “not knowing” how we will get through this feeling that is arising for many people during this time of transition.

It seems so important for community to gather to share personal stories so people feel able to fully respond. Some people may be feeling blocked and will need support to being able to actually feel exactly what they are feeling. The House that breathes gatherings will occur fortnightly so we can make space for a follow up webinar with each practitioner in the week in between each gathering – during the webinar we will be able to provide a deeper dive into practices that will assist you in various ways to remain resourceful during this time.

We invite you to come as you are. Come with your tiredness, come with your gifts, come with an open heart to deeply be with us. Be present, listen, discover, contribute, grieve and when the time arises we can start to feel into and imagine a respectful and life-giving way forward. We cannot create the new in a void. It must be grounded in our personal experience and in our own stories.

We so look forward to your company on this journey.

with love


Karen Knowles
Singer / Founder
The House that breathes


Our first online public gathering event was held at 8 pm AEST (Melbourne, Australian time) on Friday 4th September 2020 and continue each Friday night.

Events will be scheduled regularly with different themes presented. As always we will listen to the community feedback and respond.

Karen Knowles, Founder of The House that Breathes


Friday 4 September 2020 at 8 pm

Karen Knowles

singer, lawyer, innovator, Founder of Wiilpa, Tuned2You & The House that Breathes, creative artist, coach (vocal and personal visioning)

Michael Christian

behavioural optometrist, Founder of Microprism Optics, applied optometry (application of healthy vision to wellbeing (being and doing))

Friday 18 September 2020 at 8 pm

Karen Knowles

singer, lawyer, innovator, Founder of Wiilpa, Tuned2You & The House that Breathes, creative artist, coach (vocal and personal visioning)

Dr Christina Fraval

Osteopath, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist, Breathing Educator, osteopath at Melbourne Therapy Centre and Childrens Osteopathic Centre

(see the Full Schedule of Events – gatherings & follow up webinars in the table below).

Any Questions?:

Feel free to contact us at bookingenquiries@karenknowles.com.au

Be well in All Ways ….

Registrations for all gatherings and webinars are essential:

Please Register here

You may assist us to continue and extend our work by making a donation via Paypal here through this link:

Please note:
We are not requesting any fixed payment for these events but offer an opportunity for you to make a donation to help us continue to cover the costs of running the events and continue to keep inspiring people in this time of lockdown. It is a flexible arrangement for these flexible times. We so appreciate your understanding and kindness in doing what you can (without any expectation).

Schedule of Events:

Date & TimeType of eventPresentersRegister
Friday 4 September 2020 – 8 pmOnline gathering based on wellness practices relating to the overlap between the breath, vision, doing & being. Karen & Michael will open for you a peaceful, truthful holding placeKaren Knowles
Michael Christian
Friday 11 September 2020 – 8 pmWebinar – a deeper dive into self care practices & resources with Karen & MichaelKaren Knowles
Michael Christian
Friday 18 September 2020 – 8 pmOnline gathering based on wellness, body structural awareness & breathing practices. Karen and Christina will provide guidance on how to journey inward to find answers within and trustKaren Knowles
Christina Fraval
Friday 25 September 2020 – 8 pmWebinar – a deeper dive into self care practices & resources with Karen & ChristinaKaren Knowles
Christina Fraval
Friday 2 October 2020 – 8 pmOnline gathering based on history / remembering who we areKaren Knowles
Elvina Jean Paulson (Steward of the Worimi country of NSW)
Friday 9 October 2020 – 8 pmWebinar – a deeper dive into foundational concepts of cultural awareness, seeing, hearing and honouring our history and custodianship of the natural worldKaren Knowles
Elvina Jean Paulson (Steward of the Worimi country of NSW)
Schedule of House that breathes events – registrations here
Dr Michael ChristianDr Michael Christian
Michael Christian is a man who over more than half a century has been given
great privilege to have insight into life and facilitate others to be and  do also.
He is a fellow traveller, learning, living and sharing continually with others
in the field of vision , literally and metaphorically.  

Traditionally known now as an Optometrist and PhD, he has also created
his own field Quantum Photo Somatics (QPS) the conscious focus of
vision, mind and body. This is now a recently recognised modality in
health care and promotion. He looks at the integration of breath, light,
movement, structure and more to communicate well being and doing.
He looks forward to meet you in the House that Breathes for simple yet
profound ways of focusing your being.
Dr Chrissy FravelDr Christina Fraval
Osteopath (B.App.Sc(Clin.Sc).B.Osteo.Sc)
Ororacaial Myofunctional Therapist
Breathing Educator
Christina is an osteopath with 18 years of experience in osteopathy in the cranial field, 
biodynamic osteopathy, breathing education and orofacial myofunctional therapy.
Through her own personal struggles with injury and breathing dysfunction she
continues to learn and share her knowledge. She has worked extensively with 
babies, children and adults. She practices osteopathy and breathing education
with respect, patience and humility to the human mechanism. Christina views
the body osteopathically as a single unit of function with all systems
interconnected and influencing each other and has immense respect for
the natural healing forces of the body. Christina looks forward to sharing
her experiences and knowledge with you during the The House That Breathes.
Karen KnowlesKaren Knowles
Karen is the Founder and Executive Producer of The House that Breathes.
She is a singer, performer, lawyer, innovator and educator who brings various
modes of operating into the field and and brings her Whole self into all her offerings.
A household name in Australia since the 1970’s, Karen has been performing at arts
centres for over 35 years around Australia and has received numerous awards for
her recordings. Whether she is presenting performances designed to reach & inspire
people, programs for individuals or communities and gatherings like The House that breathes.
Karen places community and universal values of respect, reciprocity, gratitude
and stewardship of the natural world at the centre of all she does.
Further presentersWe are speaking with other presenters currently about further events.
If you’d like to make an expression of interest in being involved as a
presenter for the House that Breathes series you can contact us here

Promotional video for House that Breathes

Launch event – gathering on 4 September 2020

Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

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