Karen Small

Karen Small

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My Credentials

  • BA Hons (Fine Art), Master of Fine Art

Karen Small

Nia Brown Belt Teacher
Burntisland, Scotland, United Kingdom

I first discovered Nia in Autumn 2007 and from my very first class, I felt that this might be the fitness practice I'd been waiting for all my life. Something that would keep me interested week after week, year upon year. It had all the elements of other classes I've enjoyed through various fitness 'fads' rolled into one beautiful space. I went to that first class purely by accident, and still remember walking home amazed that a class like that existed at all, and yet somehow I'd never even heard of it until that afternoon. Seven years later I still love it in that 'new thing' way.

I took my White Belt in May 2009, Green Belt in April 2012 and most recently Blue Belt in July 2014. Over the years, I've had the pleasure of training with Britta von Tagen, Ann Christiansen, Letizia Accinelli and Dorit Noble. I now teach two or three classes a week in Burntisland, Fife and beyond. 

My professional background is in the fields of the environment and creative arts - I am a project manager and I love to organise things - including Nia Intensive Trainings in Scotland. I have always loved to dance. As a child I danced every week from the age of 3 to 18 undertaking BATD exams in ballet, tap and modern dance. But there was something about having to get things perfect for the display and the exams, for that one time only when it would matter, that took away much of the enjoyment from all the 'normal' classes we did week in, week out. I love that with Nia the experience in every class is different - and valuable.

I am always happy to see new faces in my classes - Saturdays are always open to beginners, Thursdays you need to come for the first week of a block. Feel free to email me in advance if you have any questions, otherwise I would love to have a quick chat before class starts and if you can arrive 5 - 10 minutes early that gives us a chance to say hello.

Nia Training in Scotland 2015 Come to Scotland for a White Belt with Britta von Tagen and Letizia Accinelli (24th - 30th July) and a Blue Belt with Britta von Tagen (17th - 23rd July) in The Space Upstairs Studio, Burntisland (we are very near Edinburgh airport). In July 2011 we hosted Scotland's first ever Nia White Belt Intensive training in Burntisland, Fife with Britta Von Tagen and since then I have produced a further four belts with Britta and Letizia Accinelli. This is something I LOVE to do and I'm very happy to help in any way I can, so please feel free to get in touch.


My Locations

Location Link
The Space Upstairs
253b High Street, Burntisland, Fife KY3 9AQ, United Kingdom
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My Nia Classes

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Thursday 7:00pm - 8:00pm The Space Upstairs
253b High Street, Burntisland, Fife KY3 9AQ, United Kingdom
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Saturday 10:00am - 11:00pm The Space Upstairs
253b High Street, Burntisland, Fife KY3 9AQ, United Kingdom
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