QOYA & Gong Bath
sonja & scania • 2 hours
Canford Cliffs Village Hall | 7.30-9.30pm
Qoya is movement as medicine - a deeply restorative and transformative blend of yoga, dance, tantra and shamanic healing. Designed for women to become fully embodied and remember their essence is wise, wild and free.
The Gong Bath is a vibrational meditation that uses the powerful tibetan gong to realign your vibration, heal and restore.
Please bring nesting materials to be cosy and clothes you can move in.
2019 DATES: Jan 24, Feb 21, March 21, April 19, May 23, June 20, July 18, September 19, October 24, Nov 21.
£15 or concessions from £10
most fridays @ 1pM • 90 MINUTES
Canford Cliffs Village Hall | 1-2.30pm
SPRING TERM DATES
Jan 11, 25 | Feb 1, 8, 22 | March 8, 22, 29 | April 5
An opportunity to gather for 90 minutes weekly and dance Qoya. This session is about community, connection and remembering to remember how to come back to your essence as wise, wild and free.
SUMMER TERM DATES:
April 26, May 1, 10, 24, 31, June 7, 14, 28, July 5, 12.
£100 SUMMER TERM or £15 drop in
What is Qoya?
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.
Qoya helps us to remember those things that can never be put into words. The moment when you see a sunset and your whole body exhales. When you are on a road trip and feeling the sensation of adventure. When you get caught up in the contagious laughter of a child or feel the warmth of your lover’s body in bed whilst it is raining outside.
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 Workshop 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 and tantric meditation teacher.