The Wellbeing Ritual 7 Week Collective Course is a unique opportunity for people inspired to learn about caring for their own physical, mental and emotional wellbeing in a way that works. Over 7 weeks you will learn simple, effective Wellbeing tools that fit with real life and deliver you autonomy as you create the Wellbeing Ritual that works for you.
You've felt the call to be a lightworker. To study. To teach. To share your unique gifts with others through a soul-centred offering. To do sacred work that makes your heart sing. (Why spend your life doing anything else?)
To FEEL GOOD in your body, your work, and your life.
Do any of these resonate with you?
- You know you want to help women, but struggle with exactly how to start.
- You desire to feel useful and create joy for the people in your community.
- You feel more connected with yourself, others, and the divine when you move your body.
- You crave deep soul shifts and radical self-discovery.
- You already have a wellness practice, and hunger for deeper nourishment of your mind, body, and soul.
- You want to integrate your Qoya practice not only as a class, but as a lifestyle.
- You long to be part of a sisterhood, not only as a member, but as a co-creator.
If one or more of these are true for you, you are in the right place.
There are 3 phases to the Qoya Teacher Training:
- Phase 1: INTRO
- Phase 2: Initiation
- Phase 3: Intensive.
This Qoya Initiation Weekend invites you to complete Phase 2 of the Teacher Training.
The Location: Studland Village Hall is on the Jurassic Coast of Purbeck, surrounded by outstanding natural beauty and wildness.
Lunch: You are welcome to bring your own lunch each day or you can pre-order a delicious Vegan Feast from Wyld Green Kitchen. Email me for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Schedule for Saturday 21st April.
10am - Qoya
11.30 - 1.30 - Introduction to Qoya
1.30 - 2pm - LUNCH
2-3.30 Pillars 1-6 - Getting into the Body
3.30-4pm - tea break
4-4.30pm - Yoga As Prayer
The Schedule for Sunday 22nd April.
10.00 -11.15am - Qoya
11.30-12.30 - Shadow & Shake
12.30 - 1.30 LUNCH walk / break
1.30 - 2.30 - Dance
2.30-4pm Closing the class
Prerequisites: Intro to Qoya Online Training
What you'll learn: Through an 11-hour in person training with supplementary online training, you will learn teaching methods, practice what you’ve learned by teaching classes to others, and most importantly, take Qoya classes with Rochelle, deepening your understanding of Qoya through your own experience. You will attend a live training, take 11 Qoya classes in person or online, and teach 11 Qoya classes to friends and family.
Who you're certified to teach: Friends and Family for free.
How to book: CLICK HERE
The Wellbeing Retreat on Silver Island in Greece is a 7 day immersion into balancing your Divine Feminine and Masculine energies through movement, breath, stillness and creativity.
This beautiful Greek private Island will be our home as we practice yoga, Qoya, meditation and breath exercise in the company of great women, Mother Nature and the delicious food and wine of Silver Island.
Every day of the retreat will open with a Qoya session. Qoya classes are based on the idea that through movement we remember. We remember our essence is wise, wild and free. Wise draws on the ancient wisdom of yoga, Wild calls on the creative expression of dance. Free calls on expanding our capacity to enjoy being in our body through feminine movement.
Qoya is accessible to every age, shape and size. There is no way you can do it wrong, the only way you know you are doing it right is that it feels good. This deceptively simple movement practice has a profound way of bringing you face to face with your truth.
Wellbeing Rituals® are simple, sustainable daily practices of wellbeing tools that soothe the nervous system and recalibrate the body to maintain emotional, physical and mental wellbeing. By exploring the tools of movement, breath exercises, simple meditation practices and creative themes, we will discover the tools that suit you.
This Retreat is dedicated to uncovering the most potent daily ritual for you. Your bespoke Wellbeing Ritual® will be a transformational daily practice within a realistic time frame for your actual lifestyle, allowing you to anchor each day in living an embodied, conscious and bountiful life.
Silver Island is a privately owned Island dedicated to impeccable retreats. This is truly a place you can unwind and merge with nature and self, where modern distractions become a distant memory. This paradise island will be your safe place to shed the layers of illusion and become more completely true to yourself, exploring the tools of movement, breath, stillness and creativity to remember your essence is wise, wild and free.
This Qoya Full Moon Ceremony will be hosted in a private residence in Throop, Dorset. Open to 15 women, we shall be dancing to the Blue Full Moon in Leo, Queen of Your Life. No more putting yourself last. We are done with Martyrdom and rise confidently to take the lead role in the story of our own life. £20.
Address details will be included on your confirmation email.
THE MAGDALENE MEDITATION
The Magdalene Meditation is a beautiful ancient tantric meditation system that is transformational, deeply healing and sensual.
By threading your awareness, your breath and the movement of light around your body, the Magdalene Meditation enables you to embody your feminine spirit within your female body.
Every week we come together across the globe to take part in this beautiful Meditation system, to heal the Collective and share this ancient Wisdom. Monthly subscription of £22 includes weekly Zoom group meditation session and follow up recording for your home practice, plus inspiration to your inbox from Sonja every New Moon.
Teen Meditation & Mindful Breath
The secret to unstoppable wellbeing lies in the nervous system. When we remember how to soothe and calm our nervous system, our body is able to nourish, maintain and care for itself.
Todays' world moves incredibly fast and the pressures of being young without understanding how to care for our own wellbeing can be overwhelming.
Taking a moment to slow down, to self soothe your own body and to remember your essence is calm can reframe everything and better prepare you for daily challenges.
3hrs dedicated to getting clear on how you want to FEEL in 2018 in 3 simple stages:
- Mindful breath and the Magdalene Meditation dedicated to the pelvis to clarify what needs to be released.
- Journaling to receive wisdom on how we want to feel.
- QOYA to move as medicine and complete the process.
The Workshop opens with Mindful Breath and the Magdalene Meditation to connect with the wisdom within your pelvic bowl. Together we shall invite the ovaries and womb to guide you as to what needs releasing for you to thrive - trust me, they know.
In this state of deep connection and consciousness we shall explore through writing how we want to feel through the year ahead;
- in body & wellness
- in creativity & learning
- in career & lifestyle
- in relationship & society
- in essence.
Releasing and receiving - the two sides of the coin. Let's be clear. What are you releasing? What are you calling in? Let's feel into 2018 and Dance Your Desire in.
QOYA is movement with meaning. It's founded on the idea that through movement we remember, as women, our essence is wise, wild and free. Wise, wild and free also draw reference to the movement forms we practice. Wise from the wisdom of yoga. Wild from the wildness and creative expression of dance. Free from feminine movement and the ability to feel the sensuality of our own body. There is no way you can do it wrong, and the way you know you are doing it right is that it feels good.
12.00-1pm Mindful breath and The Magdalene Meditation devoted to the pelvis. RELEASE.
1-1.30pm Pages of clarity - writing to understand how we want to feel. RECEIVE.
1.30-3pm QOYA Dance Your Desire.
Open to 8 women only, this gathering is about slowing down to savour the threshold as we move from 2017 to 2018. It's an opportunity to fine tune our awareness about how we want to feel. It is an invitation to create space for that feeling to settle into your bones.
Set the tone for the year ahead. Make it purposeful, make it sacred, make it FEEL good.
LIVESTREAM Online Mindful Breath & Meditation with the Radiance Sutras - 7 week course.
This Breath and Meditation course draws on the tantric text The Radiance Sutras as translated by Lorin Roche PHD. Tantra is an ancient yogic system that helps us to remember our bodies are a bridge between heaven and earth. Our bodies ARE the divine.
You will learn breathing techniques to help you feel calm, energised, centred and balanced. You will practice soulful Meditations that build resilience, energy and clarity. You will be inspired by the beautiful words of the Tibetan Tantric text The Radiance Sutras as translated by Lorin Roche PHD.
"The roar of joy that sets the worlds in motion is reverberating in your body and in the space between all bodies. Beloved, listen."
Deeply nourishing, deeply calming and deeply inspiring, these sessions are weekly reminders to "celebrate the boundary where body meets infinity".
How does it work?
The class will be held in person at my home and on Zoom. You will be sent a link to the Zoom room and your Login details which will enable you to join us through your screen. If you are unable to attend in person then you will receive a downloadable audio recording of the session to practice in your own time. Open to all.
Dates, times and cost.
Thursday 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 November & Thursday 7, 14th December at 9.30am GMT. £35
Come together beneath the Harvest Full Moon to dance Qoya and dive into a gong Bath Meditation.
Who is hosting this?
This incredible event is hosted by 2 teachers: Sonja Lockyer creator of Wellbeing Rituals® and Qoya teacher and Scania Price, Counsellor specialising in Women's Health and Gong Bath host.
What will we be doing?
7.00-8.15pm Sonja will take us through a Harvest Moon QOYA class.
8.30-9.10pm Scania will take us deeper still with her magnificent Gong Bath meditation.
9.10-9.30pm closing ceremony under the full moon.
This exceptional gathering will take you back to the primal part of you that danced around the fire with your sisters many generations ago. You will dance to the seasons, dance to the ocean, dance to the moon and dance to the truth that lies within your bones.
Scanias Gong, Sedna, will take us on a sound journey deeper than the ocean.
All of this surrounded by sisters, beside the ocean, beneath the glorious full moon.
How much does this cost?
The ticket price is £20.
Who is this event for?
This event is for any woman.
What do I need to bring?
Please wear warm and comfortable clothes. The space is very rugged so we recommend you bring nesting accessories - blankets, cushions, yoga mats. You will want to feel comfortable to move and to rest. Please also bring a flask of tea or your favourite mug - we will bring a range of herbal teas and biscuits.
Where is it?
Branksome Dene Community Hall is at the end of a long drive on Pinewood Rd, BH13 6JP. There is plenty of parking in the beach car park.
Need more details? Get in touch - email@example.com
A word from Sonja: QOYA
QOYA is a movement practice based on the understanding that through movement we remember. We remember our essence is wise, wild and free. When we partake in a QOYA session we come home to the truth of ourselves, being guided by our internal wisdom rather than the dictates of an external authority.
By combining the wisdom of yoga, the wild expression of dance and the freedom to explore the realms of pleasure within your own body, QOYA is a transformational portal back to yourself.
Expect yoga, dance, connection and deep awakening within.
A word from Scania: GONG BATH MEDITATION.
GONG BATH MEDITATION
The Gong will be played in many different ways and for various purposes and intentions. There will be different builds and release cycles that can release old emotions. Due to Scania’s intuitive ability, each session will be different. At this point, the body and mind are in a vastly altered and receptive state of consciousness. For most people, this is a profound and deeply moving experience.
WHY THE GONG?
The Gong is a psychoacoustic gateway to heightened states of awareness and consciousness. It is an ideal tool for stress reduction, stimulation of the glandular system, and to break up emotional blockages. When skilfully played, gongs stimulate and resonate all cells in the human body simultaneously and recalibrate the parasympathetic nervous system.
Magic happens when there is no separation between the gong, the Yogi, the player and the listener. Playing and listening to gongs is about spiritual, physical and emotional resolution. The opening of doors and windows to the Universe, the moving of collective energies to enter a spiritual dimension.
For more information, please email:
Sonja Lockyer - firstname.lastname@example.org
Scania Price - email@example.com
QOYA - Through movement we remember our essence is wise, wild and free / Canford Cliffs Village Hall 1-2.15pm
QOYA / Canford Cliffs Village Hall / Fridays 1pm-2.15pm weekly from September
Qoya is based on the idea that through movement we remember. We remember that our essence is wise wild and free.
Wise drawn on the ancient wisdom of yoga, wild draws on the creative expression of dance and free refers to our ability to expand the potential to feel good in our bodies through sensual feminine movement.
Qoya invites you to dance with your truth and live a fully embodied life.
- Breath and Meditation, with the Radiance Sutras / Thursdays 8-9pm, Poole, Dorset.
This 10 week course with be a blissful dive into your inner world, guided by the tantric spiritual jewel, The Radiance Sutras, as interpreted by Lorin Roche PHD.
If you are wild and longing for a more profound experience of love, you can trust the magnificent journey The Radiance Sutras offers. You will be blessed by these practices - they will forever change you in the most positive, surprising ways.
Tantra is an ancient yoga system that draws on our bodies ability to unite the mundane and the divine together as one. Your body is a bridge, an electric circuit joining heaven and earth. A simple breath holds everything you need to experience the pure joy that sets the world in motion. Take a moment to ride the breath, come into stillness and relax deeply into the ever-changing inner landscape of your magnificent self.
Dates: Sept 21, 28 / Oct 12, 19, 26 / Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.
Cost: £50 for 10 weeks.
Recommended Reading: The Radiance Sutras - 112 Gateways to the Yoga of Wonder and Delight by Lorin Roche PHD.
Bring: wear comfortable clothes, bring a flask of your favourite tea and something to nest in - cushion, blanket, mat.
Location: 100 Conifer Ave, Poole, Dorset. This class is in my home and I have cats and dogs, so it is not suitable to people with allergies, sorry. Please park on Alton Rd.
Begins September 18th / Yoga for age 9+ / Pure Chill, Whitecliff / Mondays 4.30-5.30
The aim of this educational yoga course is to teach life-tools that remind us how to soothe our nervous systems when under extreme pressure or feeling stress. The content draws on my experience working with students in primary & secondary schools and college. I shall be teaching Wellbeing Rituals® that include movement from Vinyasa Yoga and Qoya, breath sequences and very short meditations with the aim of giving students the tools to take home and practice.
I encourage students to write a diary during this course, with a weekly suggested focus. This is a great tool for uncovering the thought patterns and inner dialogue that hold the key to greater contentment.
This 10 week program is perfect if you are looking for mental, emotional and physical wellbeing and has proven beneficial results when coping with anxiety, insomnia and stress.
Mindful Breath & The Magdalene Meditation / Tuesdays in Parkstone / 8.30-9.30pm
Open to women only, this simple but potent meditation system will nourish you from the inside with all the good stuff - love, light and powerful feminine strength.
Mindful breath is a simple and direct way to soothe your nervous system, allowing your body to move from a state of 'fight or flight' to the more sustainable state of 'rest & digest'. We need to remember how to be in this restful state if we want to optimise mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.
When you combine mindful breath with the power of your imagination and intention, transformation happens. The Magdalene Meditation is a gentle tantric practice that uses light to move around the body and harness your awareness, allowing the subtle body to thrive. You will feel calm, empowered, energised and restored.
Mindful Breath & The Magdalene Meditation / Tuesdays in Poole / 8.30-9.30pm
The simplest methods are always the most profound, and mindful breath is proof of this, Learning to understand your breath, what it tells you and how it effects you is a total life changer. Everything you need for wellbeing is there, within one mindful breath.
The Magdalene Meditation is an ancient tantric meditation system that can be traced back thousands of years to Tibet and to the Egyptian Goddess Isis. By combining deep conscious breath with the power of your awareness and imagination, The Magdalene Meditation nourishes the nervous system, balances the Subtle Body and provides you with a vehicle to bridge the mundane with the Divine.
This guided meditation session is gentle but profound. You may feel elated, you may feel emotional, you may feel that you are coming home.It is particularly powerful for exhausted, depleted women.
Book online or text me 07736 784446 - £30 for 4 weeks or pay what you can.
- Wednesday 10th May / 7.30-9pm / £35 / Branksome Dene Chine
Under the light of the full moon, beside the ocean and surrounded by nature we gather to dance our truth with QOYA.
Qoya classes are based on the idea that through movement we remember. We remember our essence is wise, wild and strong. Wise calls on the ancient wisdom of yoga, wild calls on the creative expression in dance, and free calls on the expansion of our capacity to enjoy being in our bodies through feminine movement.
Qoya is designed to help us feel how the body and movement are a portal to remembering, to feel our perspective shifts from going through the motions to savouring life as sacred.
Qoya invites new ways of being to be expressed as a woman in her life. Ways we can build our strength: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Ways we can be agile: like a child who falls down and gets right back up. Ways we can love and honour: what is - as it is - and still dare to dream bigger dreams.
Qoya encourages you to shine confidently as a woman who knows she is wise, wild and free.
Open to women only, located at Branksome Dene Chine Hut in Poole, Dorset. Bring a journal, something for the altar, warm clothes that you can move in and a flask of your favourite drink.