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

Sparking creativity and promoting wellbeing through the practices of Indian art forms and Yoga.


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.

Book your FREE taster sesion. Summer term is starting soon!

Adults Classes


Tuesdays 13:00 - 13:30 (Online)

Yoga for Parkinson's

Tuesdays 16:00 - 17:00 (Online)

Vinyasa Yoga

Mondays 19:15 - 20:15 (Online)

Kathak Beginners

Wednesdays 18:30 - 19:30 (Online & In-person)

Kathak Intermediate

Wednesdays 19:00 - 20:00 (Online & In-person)


Thursdays 18:00 - 18:30 (Online)



Tuesdays 18:30 - 19:30 (In-person & Online)



Tuesdays 19:30 - 20:30 (In-person & Online)

Children Classes


Sundays 12:00 - 13:00 (In-person)

5+ years


Thursdays 16:45 - 17:45 (Online)

8+ years


Fridays 16:00 - 17:00 (In-person)

4-6 years


Fridays 17:00 - 18:15 (In-person)

7+ years

Bharatanatyam Beginners

Saturdays 10:15 - 11:15 (In-person)

4-9 years


Saturdays 11:15 - 12:15 (In-person)

7+ years

Youth Dance Group

Mondays 17:30 - 19:00 (In-person)




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