Qoya is based on the idea through movement, we remember. We remember our essence is wise, wild and free. Using movement as metaphor and infusing movement with meaning, the words wise, wild, and free are not only archetypical energies that we all possess, but these words also draw reference to the movement forms we practice.
Wise - calling on the wisdom of yoga
Wild - evoking our creativity and authentic expression through dance
Free - expanding our capacity to enjoy being in our body through sensual movement
Through movement, we remember those things that can never be put into words. When you see a sunset, and your whole body exhales. When you feel the thrill of adventure as you get in your car and hit the open road. When you get caught up in the contagious laughter of a child. When you feel the warmth of your lover's body in bed or the fulfillment of doing your soul work in the world. When you catch up with a dear friend and at the end of the conversation, you really feel like everything is going to be okay. When you switch from going through motions and living out of obligation or just getting through the day into the realm of the sacred.
In Qoya movement, there is no way you can do it wrong and the way you know you are doing it right is that it feels good to you. More than feeling good, that it feels honest. That it feels true.
Qoya is designed to help you remember the physical sensation of truth in your body and reclaim your inner knowing, intuition and instincts so that you let that feeling be north on your compass and let your body guide you on your soul's journey.
Qoya is Wise, Wild and Free. So are you.
To access our rituals page, visit qoya.love/about-ritual
To explore learning to teach Qoya, you can do the first portion of teacher training online to deepen your personal connection to your body and learn how to create a home practice, a 10+ hour training that introduces the 13 pillars of Qoya and the fundamentals of the 3 essences of Qoya, our philosophy of embodying the woman who is wise, wild, and free. Learn more at qoya.love/qoya-teacher-training
To have an immersive experience with Qoya, check out our retreats page, qoya.love/retreats
There's also a book! The book QOYA: A Compass for Navigating an Embodied Life that is Wise, Wild and Free will help you go beyond illusion to remember the physical sensation of truth in your body as your North Star.
Rochelle Schieck draws on spiritual teachings from across the globe, personal pilgrimages from suburban Minnesota to the Madre de Dios River in Peru, and extensive studies of the divine feminine to craft a book that is part memoir, part social commentary, and part workbook, with over 35 detailed exercises that initiate your own life’s journey back to yourself.
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Blessings on all your journeys ~ inner and outer as you remember to remember,