Photo credit: Estefani Correia (It's the Key Photography)

Sparking creativity and promoting wellbeing through the practices of South Asian art forms.


We run Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kandyan Dance and Bollywood classes

in Scotland both in person and online.

We bring South Asian dance forms into local communities, making it accessible and open to all.  


Our Yoga and Meditation programme focuses on each individual. We just don't teach you how to stretch or bend or relax; we also help you find your own path in these practices that works for you and your body and mind. 


We are a group of passionate artists dedicated to South Asian dance forms. 

We share a love for dance and encourage each other in a positive and collaborative enviroment, tackling important and relevant themes.


Theiya Arts comes from the hearts of Gaby Albornoz and Karen Watts. We are passionate about Indian classical dance forms, both as teachers and performers. Karen and Gaby teach Bharatanatyam, Yoga and Meditation in Edinburgh, and around Scotland.

Gaby Albornoz

I guess it was just inevitable, after my first class of Indian Classical Dance, that was it. Something made sense in my brain and my body, both at the same time. I felt connected, full and free. Slowly but surely I started a process in wich dance ...

Karen Watts

I’m a lifelong dancer - I was that little girl who started ballet at the age of 4. I think there was only one moment when I hesitated about dancing – when I was 6 years old, I told my mum I didn’t want to go to class anymore because the teacher..

Board of Directors

As a SCIO, we rely on the support of our Board of Directors who volunteer their time to help us grow and continuously encourage us to continue dreaming...

Our Story

Inspired by the idea of the contrasts and opposites that are ever-present in our daily life, and acknowledging that only when these two halves come together can our existence be whole, the name Theiya started to ring true. We sought a name that...


If you would like to join any of our classes, either visit our online shop to book, or contact us to discuss what you are interested in. 

We would love to help you find exactly what you need, be it Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kandyan, Bollywood, Yoga or Meditation.

Get in touch to arrange your FREE taster sesion.

Bharatanatyam Adult Beginners

Tuesdays 18:30 - 19:30 / In-person & online

Bharatanatyam Adult Intermediate

Tuesdays 19:30 - 20:30 / In-person & online

Bharatanatyam Children  (7+ years)

Thurdays 16:45 - 17:45 / Online

Bharatanatyam Children (4+ years)

Fridays 16:00 - 16:45 / In-person

Bharatanatyam Children (7+ years)

Fridays 16:45 - 17:45 / In-person

Bharatanatyam Children (10+ years)

Fridays 17:45 - 19:00 / In-person

Bharatanatyam Children (4+ years)

Saturdays 10:30 - 11:15 / In-person

Bharatanatyam Children (7+ years)

Saturdays 11:15 - 12:15 / In-person

Bharatanatyam Children (10+ years)

Saturdays 12:15 - 13:30 / In-person

Youth Dance Group (11+ years)

Saturdays 14:00 - 15:00

Kathak Adult Beginners

Wednesdays 18:30 - 19:30 / In-person & online

Kathak Adult Intermediate

Wednesdays 19:00 - 20:00 / In-person & online

Kathak Children (5+ years)

Sundays 12:00 - 13:00 / In-person

Asana Group Class

Mondays 19:15 - 20:15 /  online

Yoga for Parkinsons 

- in partnership with PARKINSONS UK (Edinburgh branch) - 

Tuesdays 16:00 - 17:00 / online

One - to - One sessions

for people with additional support needs

(carers can also join in the class, at no extra cost)

Guided Meditation

Tuesdays 13:00 - 13:30 /  online

Thursdays 18:00 - 18:30 / online

Dance for Carers (past & present)

- in partnership with ERIC LIDDELL CENTRE -

Fridays 11:00 - 12:00 / In-person & online

Summer 2023



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