through movement we remember our essence is wise, wild and free.
Qoya classes are based on the idea that through movement we remember. We remember our essence is wise, wild and free. Wise, wild and free draw reference to the movement modalities of Qoya:
Wise: calling on the wisdom of yoga.
Wild: the creative expression in dance.
Free: expanding our capacity to enjoy being in our bodies through feminine movement.
Through an 11-hour in person training with supplementary online training, you will learn teaching methods, teach practice classes to friends and family, and most importantly, take video and audio Qoya classes with Rochelle, deepening your understanding of Qoya through your own experience.
The course includes your live training with a Qoya teacher, 11 audio and video classes to take online, and the Teacher Trainers Manual.
Who you can teach: Practice classes to friends and family for free
Where it's available: Online + In Person
UPCOMING DATES: 2 & 3 NOV 2019 at Studland, Dorset
UK QOYA WORKSHOPS
VIBRATIONAL MEDICINE - QOYA & GONG at Lulworth Cove 12.10.19
WOLF MEDICINE - QOYA & THE FULL MOON at Branksome Dene Community Hall 10.01.20
SHAMANIC MEDICINE - QOYA & FIRE CEREMONY at The New Forest Retreat 21.03.20
WOMB MEDICINE - QOYA AND PELVIC PRACTICES at Worth Matravers Hall 16.05.20
QOYA was created by Rochelle Schieck, a yoga and dance teacher with training in 4 Directions Shamanism. She received the call to create a women’s embodiment practice whilst visiting sacred sites within Peru. Where many popular meditation practices ask us to transcend the body, Qoya is a meditation practice that invites us to embody the sacred through movement - to fully feel and celebrate the full human experience within our body in recognition of our capacity to bridge the mundane and the divine.
The process is profound, transformational and courageous.
Qoya is designed to feel how the body and movement are a portal to remembering, to feel our perspective shift from going through the motions to savouring life as sacred. From being in our heads to being in our body. Qoya stands for embodiment. As we dance Qoya, we encourage one another to shine confidently as a woman who remembers she is wise, wild and free.
Find out more at www.qoya.love.
WHY IS QOYA FOR WOMEN ONLY?
Qoya is about creating a safe space for a woman to truly feel. To go inwards and honour the Intelligence within the cells of her being. This is a courageous intention in a world that leans towards numbing the internal and pleasing the external world. By creating a woman-only environment, we minimise the distractions and support the journey inwards. After Qoya, we are better able to love and support the masculine within us and around us!
WHAT ARE THE PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR QOYA?
Because Qoya is inviting you to tap into the Intelligence within your body, there is no way you can do it wrong. Nobody gets to be the authority on how you move, only you. This means that Qoya can be practiced by every level of physical ability.
HOW WILL A SESSION UNFOLD?
We shall open our session with some simple breath work, calling our awareness to our internal environment, soothing the body and stilling the mind. We shall dance Qoya to mindfully choreographed beautiful, uplifting music. The movement draws primarily on traditions of yoga and dance, with a gentle thread of The Four Winds Shamanic lineage and a deep tantric respect for the sacredness of the physical temple that is our body. Our session will close with a deep guided relaxation.
WHAT WILL YOU NEED TO BRING?
Water and clothes that you can move in.
INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR TEACHER.
Sonja has been teaching Qoya since 2016 when she trained with founder Rochelle Schieck in France. On a personal level, Qoya has transformed Sonja's life by giving her the tools to finally feel truth in her own body, to access and trust her intuition and to allow the unfolding of a deep remembering of who she is - courageous, sensual and intelligent. Sonja trains Qoya Teachers in the UK via The Initiation in Poole, Dorset twice a year. She is a mother, vinyasa yoga instructor, massage therapist, breathwork and meditation teacher.