Using movement to uplift and inspire in a difficult season:
A chat with Karen Kobel
In this week’s episode I am chatting Karen Kobel, owner of Kahlena Movement Studio. As the owner of a business that historically relied on in-person services, Karen had to pivot quickly when everything closed down last year. We chat about the challenges she faced in those first few months as she moved her business entirely online, and also what she did to stay balanced in her home life. Karen shares how her passion for movement and dance has been integral for her throughout her life, especially when things get tough. She shares different ways that she uses movement in self-care, and to help her focus and process.
Karen’s other passion has always been community, and her love of flash mobs and community dances is legendary. During the evening cheers for the front line workers, Karen and her dance class members would go to a local hospital to dance and bring joy to the staff and other cheerers. She also started regular visits to entertain residents at local long-term care and assisted living facilities. Throughout this season, Karen and her dancers has inspired so many in the community, bringing light in what can often be a dark time.
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