Hi! My name is Kaaren
I currently live in the rainforest in the Northern Rivers NSW. Australia
Ive been a Yoga and Dance Teacher for 35 years
I fell in love with Cuban Dance and Music about 20 years ago after exploring a number of Latin style dances So I started teaching Cuban Style Salsa. Of course I had to go to Cuba! I have just taken my 13th journey to Cuba spending another 4 months studying Cuban Dance styles, Cuban life and Culture. Whilst in Australia i continue to teach Cuban Style Dance Classes & workshops and host regular Latin Dance parties. Recently I have been working with clients in drug and alcohol rehabilitation , sufferers of stroke in their rehabilitation and people with medically diagnosed mental illness using dance as a method for healing. In most of our classes we eventually end up dancing Rueda (wheel) a Cuban Salsa ? casino group based dance which has become very supportive in creating healthy community relationships…Together we have fun and support each other to learn and grow
Each year I offer Dance Music & Cultural Tours to Cuba (not at present due to Covid) for dancers to deepen their dance experience and journey into the heart of Cuba and its culture. We live , learn, and enjoy Cuban festivities with the local people and professionally trained dancers. After many years of living in Cuba I can offer you a Cuban experience that is authentic and very different to the usual “tourist” type of holiday. Ill be looking forward to being able to offer this tour again soon
On my yearly travels to Cuba I collect new dance content and the latest releases of Cuban music which I then share with my students and dancers so there is always something fresh and new!.
My knowledge of Yoga also serves my students as I incorporate movement techniques to awaken their bodies and my training in personal development encourages my students to express themselves openly and freely within the framework of the dance. Choreographed performance instills a sense of self confidence and personal achievement.
I love nature, art, clean living, swimming ,snorkelling, beach & bush walks and camping dancing, yoga, community and travel.
I look forward to meeting YOU one day soon.