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

Regular Time for online live events
Events are continuing each Thursday night at 7.30 pm
consisting of a fortnightly online public gathering and the consecutive week being a sound healing session with Karen or a sound, movement and sight healing session with Karen & Michael Christian.

We also have received interest in a sound healing regular fortnightly session on a Saturday afternoon. Please be in touch if you would like to join this group.

On demand content
Content is also being created for “listeners only” so that you can access relevant House that Breathes content at other times on demand (pre-recorded) and watch at a time that suits you. Please be in touch if you would like to register your interest for on demand content.

If you would like to join the House that Breathes community please register here and we will be in touch with log in and other details.

The intention
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 session in between – sometimes a sound healing session and other times as a webinar with a wellness or other supportive practitioner – the overall intention is to create a community of belonging to both support people, work with the issues that arise and most of all move through things so we can all 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 and gratitude


Karen Knowles
Singer / Founder
The House that breathes


Our first online public gathering event was held on Friday 4th September 2020 and continue each Thursday night at 7.30 pm AEST or AEDT (daylight savings) (Australian time).

Events are now running regularly at 7.30 pm on Thursdays. Other themed events and retreats will be added as things evolve. As always we will listen to the community feedback and what is happening in the world and respond.

Karen Knowles, Founder of The House that Breathes

An update!

An update on the progress of the series so far and details of the new membership framework for the weekly sessions on Thursdays at 7.30 pm…

House that Breathes initial general membership – 16 weeks (with two weeks off around Christmas (the 24th December and New Years Eve 31 December) – this is a fortnightly public online gathering (commenced on 15 October 2020 but new participants can join at any time) and fortnightly sound healing or other healing practice (commenced 22 October 2020). We will conclude this initial block on Thursday 11 February 2020 and as agreed we will then review and adapt as necessary. So glad for the connections that are forming as this listening and caring community learns and adapts…

Thanks so much for your presence so far and your involvement in this new evolving community!

Further details are available here

(Note drop ins and trial packages are also available in addition to general and concession memberships)

Our presenters

Presenters (previous events – Michael & Christina are involved with Karen in an ongoing way and we are extending the reach or an open window so we can embrace many people’s gifts so they can be honoured and valued in this community)

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, sound healing sessions and webinars will be regularly updated 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 did not request any fixed payment for the initial events but have offered an opportunity for you to make a donation to help us continue to cover the costs of running the initial events and continue to keep inspiring people in this time of lockdown. It has been a flexible arrangement for these flexible times. We have so appreciated your understanding and kindness in doing what you can (without any expectation). We have now defined a framework for the initial stage of this community with people who are becoming foundational members of The House that Breathes Series or for those that have loved the Series so far and wish to make a commitment that will be a baseline for the Project’s sustainability. If you would like to be involved in the initial circle (either through financial support, membership or via an in kind contribution) please contact us 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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