House that Breathes – regular online gathering – Thursdays at 7.30 pm AEDT (Melb / Sydney time)

Join us as together we find meaningful ways of being responding and adapting to the new world around us.

Each week we provide a nurturing space for participants to be together and navigate the every day challenges. House that Breathes’ intention is to encourage authenticicity, keeping it real and applied rather than fluffy and conceptual (even though we allow space to open conceptual ideas with the knowledge that these will likely lead us towards intentions and potential outcomes).

Respecting all perspectives we enable participants to connect to their own sense of what feels right in the moment. In the longer term we intend to create integrated action through the trust built through our being / presencing each week…

House that breathes is a mix of deep listening, being with and transforming blockages. Karen uses sound healing at the end of each session to pick up on the themes that have emerged in the session taking participants into an empowered way to connect with feelings arising. We help participants centre in their own being and find strength and solace in who they really are.  Every week is slightly different but every week we are deeply present with each other to provide a soft space to land and navigate our way through….

After consultation with our initial community we have now moved into our regular House that Breathes community membership with online events running each Thursday at 7.30 pm. We leave room for new participants by offering a trial package of three sessions. We are delighted the way the community gatherings are unfolding and how everyone involved is receiving such support for their life, a safe space to land and for nurturing each participant’s expression.

Our membership levels have been created through a process of consultation with the general community since we commenced the Series in September 2020:

1. General membership – weekly attendance, fee $43 per week(general) and $33 per week (concession) – weekly online gatherings usually involve some form of sound healing or other healing self care practice to support the members through what is happening in the week. There are two options listed at the drop down menu at PayPal – general (weekly) or general (monthly) instalment payments paid by eft.

2. Trial general membership – for people wishing to give House that Breathes a trial – we offer a 3 week package at $30 per week – please contact us here if you wish to make arrangements for a general 3 week trial package.

3. If you wish to do a “drop in” one week please contact us the day beforehand (ie: Wednesday) and we will be happy to include you.  Rate will be $43 for the drop in session.

4. For those only able to attend once a fortnight we have created a fortnightly option in the drop down menu (payable as a regular weekly or monthly instalment)

You can also make payments via eft (rather than PayPal) if you prefer. Contact us for details if you wish to pay via eft

As always, please contact us at any time if you have any queries.

Regular Time for online live events
Events are continuing each Thursday night at 7.30 pm

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.

Future Plans for on demand content
Content will be curated for members who wish to be “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 our on demand content.

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

– Author Unknown

The initial intention for the Series

We were all shaken in 2020 to wake up to a completely different reality in a few short few months. The House that Breathes online gatherings of relaxing music, reflections and insights is our response to this time in history. 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 face and adapt to 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.

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

It is so important for community to gather to share personal stories so people feel able to unravel and 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 occur weekly so there is regular support mechanism. 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

Karen Knowles, Founder of The House that Breathes

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)

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))

Dr Christina Fraval

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

Any Questions?:

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Be well in All Ways ….

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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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