Karen Safrit And Dance Santa Monica

Karen Safrit And Dance Santa Monica

5.0 (5)
1 employee
16 years in business

About this pro

I consider my specialty intelligent movement practices. Presently, I offer in-person individualized GYROTONIC®️mind/body conditioning practice as well as virtual spine mobility sessions. I also specialize in ballet technique for beginning adults.

As a young, competitive figure skater, I found my passion: momentum. Performing with contemporary dance company,Nikolais and Murray Louis Dance, studying with contemporary classical and jazz dance legends and earning a Master of Fine Arts degree at NYU, I embarked early on in a mission to understand movement in many forms. I have choreographed, studied, trained and taught in many disciplines, loving all levels of body artistry--all ages, and all stages. I love creative projects that focus on collaborative process and in turn elicit thoughtful little gems of discovery.

*GYROTONIC® is a registered trademark of Gyrotonic Sales Corp and is used with their permission.

I love giving students renewed confidence to stand tall, strong and free of some of their everyday "noise," both physical and mental.

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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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5 Reviews


  • Camila Arnold

    I love going to Gyrotonic classes with Karen! Its the first time in my life that I have continuity and joy of going to an excercise class. It helpes me a lot to become aware of my body, to take better care of it and to loose weight. Combining Gyrotonic and a diet based on meat, grains and vegetables, I lost 36 pounds in one year. I was born with hip and neck problems and Karen gives me specific excersices to strengthen them and it really helps me to feel better. Karen is very patient and explains things very well. It makes the class very fun. My Gyrotonic classes are the highlight of my week and I go twice a week. Thanks Karen! I recommend it 100%

  • Marianne Smith

    Love this teacher and her classes! The breath, the relaxing yet active exercise, and freedom of movement I feel during and after class. Always look forward to coming to Karen and learning more.

  • Mary Beth Powell

    Karen is very knowledgeable about her craft and has the skill to pass that knowledge on to her students. The Movement Center is an amazing space to work in.

  • Anita Brown

    Dance Studio is refreshing, on the second floor with windows that look out on the ocean. The equipment is diverse and supports the training provided by the skilled trainer. I take private lessons and Karen ensures that we are not overextending to result in muscle pulls. The stretching we do enhances my strength for daily life and the ballet classes i take.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I recommend an introductory package of 3 private sessions for students to familiarize themselves with the practice.  

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I hold an MFA in dance from NYU as well as certifications in the GYROTONIC®️ methodology.