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THE QOYA INITIATION

SPRING or autumn EQUINOX / DORSET, ENGLAND

Join me in Dorset, England as I guide you on the most beautiful journey of The Qoya Initation.

Autumn Equinox will be my fifth experience of sharing The Inititation. I feel deeply honoured to be a gateway for so many women on their journey home to their true self, through Qoya. The Initiation is a weekend of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual growth that transforms and enrichens the lives of all who take part.

Who is The Initiation for?

The Initiation is suitable for any woman interested in exploring paths towards an embodied life - that means being fully present, sensual, creative, vibrant and aligned with a lifestyle of reverence. Some women go on to complete their Qoya teacher training at The Intensive, others take what they learn and allow the teachings to ripple out into every part of their life, others explore the teachings to simply better understand themselves. All who take part share a sense of wonder and deep internal resonance with the truth fully felt: through movement we remember our essence, as women, is wild, wise and free.

How does the Qoya Training work?

The Qoya training process is broken into 3 stages. There is no fast forward, this is a journey to be taken with deep respect and commitment, a journey slow enough for the experience and learning to be fully felt and anchored within the body.

  • Step 1 is The Intro, and online introduction to Qoya that takes approximately 10hrs and can be completed at your own pace at home. Intro to Qoya Online Training

  • Step 2 is the Initiation, a weekend opportunity to dive deeper into the pillars of Qoya and to begin teaching Qoya to friends and family.

  • Step 3 is the Intensive, a week long training that allows you to become a fully qualified Qoya teacher.

What is included in the Initiation?

All Initiation weekends include the live Initiation Training with Sonja for 11 hrs, one group follow-up call a month later to assist with integration of the teachings, and our online Initiation Training supplement, which includes 11 video and audio Qoya classes.


The Initiation with Sonja: I offer The Initiation in 2 formats:

Autumn Equinox Fully Residential Training - the most restorative way to undertake The Initiation is the fully residential Initiation, hosted by Abbots Court Hotel in Dorset. This extraordinary rural retreat is home to The Tickled Pig kitchen with full kitchen garden, live chickens and pigs on site, extensive Dorset coutryside, elegant interiors and heavenly rooms. You will arrive on the Friday and have all your food and accommodation cared for with impeccable care and luxury. The fully residential Initiation is for those able to spare the time and investment to go deeper into Qoya within the cushion of ultimate self care. September 20-22nd 2019

Spring Equinox Non-Residential Training - the more functional, simplistic way to experience the Initiation is the non-residential route, hosted by Studland Village Hall, Dorset. This wild, rural location is close to the beach, the heath, the Jurassic coastline and is perfect if you are looking to stay at an airbandb in nearby Swanage or Poole. The non-residential Initation has the air of a pilgrimage: less frills and pure, simple growth. You are invited to create your own package (transport, accommodation, lunch) to suit your budget and preference. March 21 & 22nd 2020

The initiation training for both course is $600 (approximately £450) and is bookable direct at qoya.love. Prices for the Fully Residential aspect of the Autumn Equinox Training will be payed direct to Abbots Court Hotel and shall be posted live soon.

Deadlines for applications are August 31st for the Autumn Equinox, February 29th for the Spring Equinox.

  • How to prepare.

The following 5 steps will help you make the most of the Initiation weekend.

  1. Complete and practice The Intro course.

  2. Read Qoya - a Compass for Navigating an Embodied Life that is Wise, Wild and Free by Rochelle Schiek.

  3. Download, print and read thoroughly the Initiation Teacher Training Manual ahead of your training weekend.

  4. Partake in as many live Qoya classes as you are able to attend in person.

  5. Get Spotify, explore music and kitchen dance at every opportunity!

  • Sample schedule of the Autumn Equinox Fully Residential Initiation:

Friday: 1pm arrive / 2-6pm QOYA practice, breathwork and opening circle / 7pm diner

Saturday: 8.30am breakfast / 10-2pm QOYA practice and introduction to the pillars / 2pm lunch / 3-6pm Qoya philosophy / 7.30pm diner.

Sunday: 8.30am breakfast / 10-2pm QOYA practice and play / 2pm lunch / 3pm closing ceremony and farewells.

Sample schedule of the Spring Equinox Non residential Initiation:

Sat & Sun: 9.30am arrival / 10-2pm QOYA practice and introduction / 2pm lunch / 3-5pm Qoya Philosophy / 5pm departure


In Summary.

To complete the full Initiation requirement to be eligible for the Intensive*, you will:

-attend this live training in person
-take 11 Qoya class either online or in person
-teach 11 Qoya practice classes to friends and family
-submit review forms for 3 classes

*You can also attend Initiation training if you do not wish to complete the Intensive, but simply wish to deepen your home practice.

What you'll learn: Through the 11-hour live training with accompanying online course, you will learn teaching methods, practice what you’ve learned by teaching to friends and family, and most importantly, deepen your understanding of Qoya through your own experience.

Who you're certified to teach: Friends and Family for free

If you have questions, please contact me at sonja@sonjalockyer.com