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So much of Qoya is an invitation to embody one's feminine essence. We live in a time that inspires an evolution of consciousness, which also requires a revolution of language and how we communicate ideas. More than having a conversation about the masculine and the feminine, the conversation is about embracing our wholeness. So may of us get initiated into a patriarchal paradigm of left brain logic, which is great for many life situations. However, there are also many human moments that require an open heart, compassion, empathy, or simply the right side of our brain to express how we feel! In these moments, the invitation is to feel the moment vs. strategize through it. To be present. Qoya is based on the idea that through movement we remember our essence, our wholeness. And the prayer is that we can source our thoughts, feelings and actions from that whole and holy place. As we approach our dance with this holiday season, whatever presents we give and receive, may they include our presence! This photo was taken by @danielnjohnson when we were looking to visually capture the dance between the masculine and the feminine energies for our first Qoya Co-ed Retreat in 2016 with Qoya Founder @rochelleschieck and @jacycunningham If you love photography that holds an intentional visual transmission, follow @danielnjohnson and check out his new periodic book to see those images come into physical form. -- #Qoya #wisewildfree #Movement #Ritual #Community www.qoya.love
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About a year ago, a girl named Jena walked up to me as I was dancing on the beach and asked me what I was doing. I told her I was dancing qoya, a movement where we remember that our essence is wise, wild, and free. So when she contacted me to see if we could meet up and dance on the beach together, I said yes! Qoya was founded by Rochelle Sheick, check her out on Instagram. @qoya.love #sunsetitis #sunset #sunsetlover #thisiscalifornia #beach #california #losangeles #shuffleoracle #dancelikenooneiswatching #dance #sayyes #labyrinth #newfriends #remember #qoya #wisdom #wise #wild #free #soulpath
Get to know your inner girl again! Wise, Wild, and Free Qoya is a movement practice empowering you to embody your authentic self. Join Susan Cotter at The Playful Soul, every Wednesday at 10:30 am and Sunday at 5:15 pm. #qoya #movementculture #qoyalove #movement #indyqoya #qoyaindy
I’ll do it for you; you do it for me. In hope together. 💕 . . . . @angelaivyleong 📷 #yoga #proseandposes #hope #inthistogether
QOYA FEELS // . . Tonight we got talking about the positive changes we’d experienced since Qoya. The main one is being able to share your thoughts..more deeply than the normal ‘how are you? Yes really well thanks!’ the other was awakening our sensuality. Feeling connected, alive and awoken. It’s so hard to explain Qoya and what it’s about but connection and a deeper awareness of yourself and your body is such a big part. Tonight we danced our relationship to ‘anchoring light’. Imagine that you have a light that can never be extinguished - like a pilot light. The light ‘behind the light’. It never goes out. Not with heart ache, anxiety, self doubt, grief.. . Taking care of this light, nurturing it, knowing how it feels when it burns bright, versus feeling diminished and faint is the key to self care and wellbeing. . Qoya has helped me remember who I am and what it takes to feel good in my skin and take care of myself. How it actually FEELS rather than what I ‘think’ it feels. . So much gratitude for that 🙏 @qoyawithellie . . . . #qoya #dance #freedom #selfesteem #confidence #truth #yoga #savasana #music #intention #love #expression #self #selflove #metime #wisdom #sisterhood #friendship #breathe #sister #essence #connection #live #explore #canfordcliffs #poole #women #danceclass #circle #infinite
Dancing with the Divine! Bring out your inner Diva! This Friday @ibodydenver 6:30p-8 #diva #dance #qoya #wise #wild #free #celine #cher #beyonce
🇮🇹🇺🇸 swipe for English. Possa la tua vita essere piena 🔥❤️ . 🇺🇸 May your life be filled with enchantment and wonder and magic and everything that you desire. Remember that you are the main actress and you are the creatrix of your world. ❤️🔥. #adventures #italiangoddess #femaleempowerment #divinefeminine #yoni #spirituality #sexmagic #sacredsex #sacredpleasure #selfcare #selflove #tantra #sensuality #wordporn #sacredwomb #feminineawakening #embodiment #womenswork #sensuality #selfmastery #lifegasm #bossmomlife #wisewildfree #lamiavita #qoya #mybodymytemple #womenempowerwomen #luna #moon
Catch a Qoya session TODAY 12/11 at @serasanabeecave with @soul_inspired_living. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Through movement we remember our true essence is Wise, Wild, and Free! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #serasana #serasanabeecave #qoya #essence #movement #wise #wild #free #wellness #beecavetx #events
#Repost @serasanabeecave with @get_repost ・・・ Qoya with @soul_inspired_living at @serasanabeecave coming up on 12/11 from 12:30- 2 PM. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Find your freedom through movement. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Click the link @serasanabeecave bio for registration details. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #serasana #serasanabeecave #qoya #movement #wise #wild #free #freedom
My life has always been about learning and experiencing as much as possible, but my real Transformation has taken place over the last year, and most of it is because of Qoya. It has taught me to honor my humanity, femininity, and divinity in a way nothing else has. I’m teaching my final class in Indy on December 17th. I’d love to have you join me if you’re near the Eastside at Still Waters. #qoya #qoyalove @qoyaindy @qoyaindy #qoyaindy
This is so excited for the #shaktitribe , Starting January weekly Qoya classes with amazing soul @lane_nikki Qoya is centered on the idea of appreciating our bodies through feminine movement. The focus of the class is to move your body in ways that feel good. It is great for woman of any age, shape or fitness level. Each class focuses on a theme, something that feels relevant. Some of the topics I’ve introduced in classes include, Gratitude, Authenticity, Strength and Breathe. The class is about an hour and a half. Nikki select songs relevant to the theme, and then creates a playlist to move us through the different parts of the class, each part has its own style of movement. Below is a breakdown of the class: Arrival in class - we lie down, taking the time to relax and fully arrive. Setting an intention - we begin deep breathing and set an intention for the class. Circling - starting to slowly wake up and moving different parts of the body in circles. Heart opening - opening up the heart, and dancing your heartbeat. Hip opening - opening up the hips with a slow and gentle hip sequence. Yoga - dancing yoga as prayer, with a simple yoga sequence. Shadow - dancing with your shadow, with the idea being to dance with the opposite of our chosen theme. So if the theme is happiness, we would dance with sadness. Shaking - we shake each part of our body. Choreography - a simple choreographed dance routine. Free - dancing anyway you want. Sharing - while sitting in pigeon we discuss anything that may have come up during the dance. Stretching - stretching the body. Relaxation - final relaxation.
I’m very fortunate to now have a small space in my family’s home to dance Qoya. It can fit me, and maybe 2 more, but I’m not complaining. Even if it’s just me, I’m super grateful! But I’m not just sharing this to talk about my blessing, it’s actually to encourage all of you who are a part of the Qoya Community to create a sacred space for you. Even if it’s just a corner, for an hour... The point is, you are everything you need to have a fantastic Qoya experience. Here’s my playlist for creating a Qoya Dance space. https://open.spotify.com/user/erdward82/playlist/3zuCo26ge56HQ4VpBpV3ex?si=_qWL03vhTcCw_-sflFgmqA #qoya #movementculture #qoyalove #movement #indyqoya #qoyaindy
Yep, now is the time. The time for action. Give yourself permission to just seriously GO for it 😎
Danced with the power of sisterhood. Feeling community hold us like muscle wraps our bones. Next class is this Saturday at 10am at Portsmouth yoga where we will dance with our light and let our festive hearts shine. #qoya #qoyaaltar #sisterhood #divinefeminine #workyourlightoracle #crystals #womenincircle #shineyourlight #flowers #altar #sacredspace #dance #community
✔CHECKLIST✔ 🦋 3 days to go! Party with us at A Taste of Wonder - WONDERFRUIT Dec.13-16 at Siam Country Club, Pattaya, and get wildest experience of the year. See you guys! @wonderfruitfestival FB: qoya.vacation Line: @qoya (with@) 🦋🦋🦋 #qoya #qoyavacation #soakupthesun #summervibes #resortwear #livefree #outfitinspo #summerlook #beachfashion #vitaminsea #weekend #acolorstory #likeit #luxurylife #stylediary #普吉岛 #假期 #휴가 #曼谷 #방콕 #wildernessbabes #thailand #bangkok #phuket #samui #aTasteofWonder #Wonderfruit2018
Day 9 #31daysoflove post 2/2 💃 I always ask women who have just participated in their first #qoyaclass how they would describe it to someone who’s never been. 💃 Today’s response, “FREEDOM”...”It’s like removing the chains of daily life and setting them aside awhile to focus on you.” “I came in all clenched and tight and now I’m so much more loose and open.” “I love your class! can I pay you now for next month?!” 💃 Such an incredible honor to hold space for women to experience that!! 💃 I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- magic happens when women gather!!! 💃 Next class is 1/13. Link to register in bio.
Really looking forward to dancing with the theme of sisterhood tomorrow morning at 10.45 in Rowlands Castle Parish Hall. There is a mat for you if you want to dance with the feeling of community in your bones. #qoya #qoylove #community #sisterhood #rowlandscastle #support #sisters
Who inspires me? Cynthia. She’s a yogi, therapist, and friend. I’ve had the honor of teaching/practicing with her for the past 8 years, but she’s been practicing for over 50 years! That’s a lifetime of commitment to personal growth and wellness. This year, we’ve both undergone cervical spine surgery, and while our healing stories are different, our devotion to yoga remains. It feeds us and heals us. Today we took Peach’s (fury & stillness) Vinyasa class, and I was able to see how Cynthia made smart choices—from where to strengthen, to where to soften and pause. It was an education. We are not alone in our challenges or our grace notes. Still standing (on one leg). Still smiling. Still here, now. . . Who is inspiring your personal growth and wellness today? Meet me in the comments; tag and let them know you see them, and it makes all the difference. 🙏🏻 . . . . #yoga #proseandposes #devotion #cervicalspinesurgery #healingstories #shesmyinspiration
My friend Kelsey @thespiritualtravelagent , recently wrote a post inspiring me to walk a labyrinth. I love the one in Chesterfield, Indiana because it’s close to a Native American heritage site at Mounds SP. The mound is over 2000 years old! Continuing to grow, expand, and be more of me has amazing, mind-blowing, face on the floor, in awe moments, and it also has uncomfortable, icky, sitting with feelings I’ve conditioned myself to repress moments. But through it all, I’m learning how to love me in greatness and horribleness, in the holy and unholy, the beautiful and the ugly. The WHOLE me! And she’s amazing! Courageous, generous, loving, and infinite. As I explore deeper, farther, I see more and more cultural conditioning rising to be confronted, my Americanism, my whiteness, my womanhood. All of what society has conditioned me to believe, versus the truth. And little by little, I am laying it down. Letting go. Releasing. I walked this labyrinth to release 2018 and everything before, which isn’t serving my highest good. Then I went and gratitude danced at the Mound. It was empowering and connecting. #girlintransformation #empoweredwomenempowerwomen #empoweringwomen #spiritualawakening #labyrinth #spirituality #spiritjunkie #qoya #qoyalove
Este domingo, hazlo lento y siente más... . Y de repente ya es diciembre... lo que queda del año, te deseo lo hagas lento y puedas sentir más. Haz la prueba: respira y haz lo que estés haciendo el doble de lento de lo que lo estabas haciendo... observa... ¿sientes más? . La prisa nos saca del presente. Baila a esta canción y recuerda... es seguro sentir. Es seguro tomarte el tiempo que necesites. No tienes que correr. No siempre hay a donde llegar. Tómate tu tiempo... . H a z l o. L e n t o. S i e n t e. M á s . #qoyamexico #qoyasong #qoyalove #qoya #slowdown #bajaelritmo #hazlolento
Last night, the smirk and I got gussied up and went out to spend an evening with @emily.dancinguniverse It was spurred on by @tandavadancer saying “Come out and dance please” (More or less 😂) And my body and Self could tell magic was going to happen. She could tell: this body was going to move and be listened to. She was going to be appreciated. She was going to play. She was going to be able to shake and swing to the music, loosening up, sharing the space with amazing women. And it reaffirmed that more #Qoya is coming for damn sure. (I’ve just needed some time for me and some other things) Is there a “namaste” of sorts for “The sexy beast in me sees the sexy beast in you?” 😏🙌🏼💃🏻
GET NANCY'S LOOK @happynancyfranky @qoya.vacation ☀️ 5 days to go! Party with us at A Taste of Wonder - WONDERFRUIT Dec.13-16 at Siam Country Club, Pattaya, and get wildest experience of the year. See you guys! @wonderfruitfestival FB: qoya.vacation Line: @qoya (with@) ☀️☀️☀️ #qoya #qoyavacation #soakupthesun #summervibes #resortwear #livefree #outfitinspo #summerlook #beachfashion #vitaminsea #weekend #acolorstory #likeit #luxurylife #stylediary #普吉岛 #假期 #휴가 #曼谷 #방콕 #wildernessbabes #thailand #bangkok #phuket #samui #aTasteofWonder #Wonderfruit2018
Qoya with @soul_inspired_living at @serasanabeecave coming up on 12/11 from 12:30- 2 PM. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Find your freedom through movement. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Click the link in bio for registration details. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #serasana #serasanabeecave #qoya #movement #wise #wild #free #freedom
Self-intimacy is a walk in companionship with your inner world and physical sensations--the breeze lifting your hair, a comet tail of memory that you may have only shared with one other person, animal, or landscape. It's a spiralic journey into your quietest, softest places, and an unwinding back into the world still tethered to that part of you. Wear your promise like a ring. Re-member yourself daily. 💎 . . Come meet yourself as you Spiral into Self-Intimacy at Sagrada. @sagrada_wellness . January 18-21, 2019. . . #yoga #proseandposes #yogaandwriting #spiral #selfintimacy #poetrylover @noemondesignstudio 🏹
The horse, in animal medicine, symbolizes personal drive, passion and appetite for freedom. Where you can tap into the powerful, majestic spirit of the horse today?
YOUR BODY // . is made of the same elements that lionesses are built from. Three quarters of you is the same kind of water that beats rocks to rubble, wears stones away. Your DNA translates into the same twenty amino acids that wolf genes code for. When you look in the mirror and feel weak, remember, the air you breathe in fuels forest fires capable of destroying everything they touch. On the days you feel ugly, remember: diamonds are only carbon. You are so much more." Curtis Ballard . . @qoyawithellie . . . . #qoya #dance #freedom #selfesteem #confidence #truth #yoga #savasana #music #intention #love #expression #self #selflove #metime #wisdom #sisterhood #friendship #breathe #sister #essence #connection #live #explore #canfordcliffs #poole #women #danceclass #circle #infinite
ME TO MY 9 YR OLD SELF // . WHY DANCE DARLING GIRL? BECAUSE THAT’S HOW YOU TAKE ALL YOUR POWER BACK ⚡️ . If a quote could explain the essence of my classes. This is it. . Claim it back. All of it. Everything that seeped away when you were to young, too scared, too busy, too afraid of what might happen. Now is the time my darling girl, to scoop it all up like stardust and infuse it into every cell and when you see there’s too much - share it, shoot it up into the sky like glitter cannons full of love⚡️⚡️⚡️ . . . #qoya #dance #freedom #selfesteem #confidence #truth #yoga #savasana #music #intention #love #expression #self #selflove #metime #wisdom #sisterhood #friendship #breathe #sister #essence #connection #live #explore #canfordcliffs #poole #women #danceclass #circle #infinite
ARE YOU READY 🦋 5 days to go! Party with us at A Taste of Wonder - WONDERFRUIT Dec.13-16 at Siam Country Club, Pattaya, and get wildest experience of the year. See you guys! @wonderfruitfestival FB: qoya.vacation Line: @qoya (with@) 🦋🦋🦋 #qoya #qoyavacation #soakupthesun #summervibes #resortwear #livefree #outfitinspo #summerlook #beachfashion #vitaminsea #weekend #acolorstory #likeit #luxurylife #stylediary #普吉岛 #假期 #휴가 #曼谷 #방콕 #wildernessbabes #thailand #bangkok #phuket #samui #aTasteofWonder #Wonderfruit2018
EXTRA 🔶 ORDINAIRE ✨ 🌸 🌸🌸 🚲🌸🌸 🚲✨🌸🌸 🚲🚲🚲🌸🌸 🚲🌸🌸🌸 ✨✨✨ 🌟 Mettre de la beauté dans son quotidien, voilà toute la magie que j’aime 🥰 et qui est en notre pouvoir et je dirai même, relève de notre « devoir » ✨ 🌸 Le sacré apparaît de la manière dont nous décidons de créer au quotidien, et cela démarre dans chaque pensée, geste, pas ou mot. Aussi simple que ça. 🌸 Happy new moon 🌚✨✨ 🌸 Personnellement je vais prendre un moment pour décider de la manière dont je peux mettre de la magie dans mon quotidien pour les 30j à venir et comment clôturer cette année 2018 en beauté!! 🌸🎄 Crée et réinvente !! ✨🚲🚲 🚲✨🌸🌸 🚲🌸🌸 🌸🌸 🌸 ✨ #newmoon #rituel #souhait #magic #metsdelamagie #kif #yogini #bike #flowerpower #yoga #cycle #connexion #sacredspace #life #newlife #creation #inspiration #beauté #qoya #wildlife #wildspirit #qoyawoman
The moon represents dreamer energy, possibly one of the most beautiful and poignant representations of it. We are all comprised of dreamer and warrior energy, and nature is constantly reminding us of this duality.
Qoya. My Initiation class begins tomorrow! Nervous, but I know this is where I need to be to serve in the way I want to serve. #excited #qoya #qoyalove #training #love #wisewildandfree #grateful
The winter solstice is upon us and with it the darkest day. It is a time to honor the cycle of the last year as the solstice marks its completion. It is also time to dive into the shadows of self. An opportunity to see what is hidden and waiting to be revealed. ✨ The ultimate paradox on the awakened path is the realization that we can only find the light by reaching through the darkness. There is no way around this, only through. Try as we might to skip the steps of discomfort, and even closing our eyes and heart to avoid the inevitable. We must put one foot in front of the other as we step forward. Trusting that the light will re-appear. Because it has. And it will. ✨ We have really exquisite offerings at Niraj this month as the days grow even shorter and we become blanketed by the quiet and enveloping arms of winter... ✨ LINK IN BIO - read about all our special events! . . . #dark #light #divein #portlandmeyoga #solstice #winter #restorativeyoga #yogatrancedance #qoya #love
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R A P T U R E 🌹 1pm today, Canford Cliffs Village Hall. I’m so ready to dance this through my body! #qoya #poole #forevergrateful 🙏 #love #yoga #dance
#Repost @qoya.love (@get_repost ) ・・・ The focus in Qoya is to encourage people to trust the physical sensation of truth in their bodies, because it's incredibly common for people to go against their truth and mentally rationalize why they can't authentically act in a way that resonates with their true mind, heart, body, and soul. Most of us grapple with cultural conditioning that there's not space for us to be loved and belong when we're true to ourselves.⠀ ⠀ Does the idea of being able to be who we are and where we are seem mysterious and beyond your ordinary understanding? When you dance or have any other peak experience in life where your connection to self, others, nature and spirit deepens, does the idea of potentially for this to be true expand? ⠀ ⠀ Wishing you an orphic day.⠀ ⠀ Gratitude to original post by @altarlust ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ See full New Moon Qoya Blog post in our bio link or by visiting qoya.love ⠀ #qoya#wisewildfree
Our @qoya.love resident astrologer @virginiarosenberg shares shares how we can dance with this New Moon. She writes: The New Moon in Sagittarius on December 7th, 2018 (2:20am EST) is an ineffable tide. How do we grasp that which is too great to be expressed in words? The whole of life is like that, especially when experienced all at once. Rather than try to grasp or define it, empty yourself out. Surrender to it. Dive in. Resist nothing and become one with all-that-is. “The momentum of collective events runs toward floodtide when there is a major transition from one whole cycle to another.” —Ellias Lonsdale This is the final New Moon of 2018 and the beginning of an eclipse season which will be underway at the next New Moon. We are transitioning into a grand new cycle. This Moon could whelm us with profundity. Etymologically, the word profound means “before deep.” Profundity precedes meaningful discovery. When we become present, willing to see and feel as much as we can, there are no borders, no boundaries, no limits to what we discover and how much of ourselves we are able to find. This Moon can be felt as confusion, anxiety, disappointment, grief, or loss. Do not allow yourself to be deceived - or if you are, learn from it. Take rest and protect your energy. On the outside, practice direct honesty and clean boundaries. On the inside, trust your emotions and allow all to flow. It is also a Moon of great cleansing, release, and inspiration. Spiritual guidance is at a high - invite it. Trust the voice of intuition and instinct. Tend to your visions, and allow them to grow you into the person you need to be to bring them to fruition. Imagine that whatever comes next, you can meet it with enormous faith and trust. Harness your biggest faith and seal it into your spirit. To read the full Qoya new moon blog post, click on the link in the @qoya.love bio! #qoya #wisewildfree #newmoon
Let’s. Dance. Link for tickets in profile. . . . . #qoyaclass #qoya #qoyachicago #dance #dancechicago #sacredfeminine #immerse #flow #chicagoladies
You can be sweet AND strong. You can be light AND heavy. You don't have to think of things in terms of either/or. Sometimes we have to be strict, or bold, or loud, or gentle. These characteristics are like petals, they're part of, but not the whole flower.
The path of self-honoring is important, and the prayer in Qoya is that as people honor themselves, their perspective expands into compassion for others as well. From this place, of truth-telling and commitment to resonance in self there's simultaneously a consideration of what serves the highest good of all involved. Instead of a tug of war between self and other, there is a co-occurring embodied prayer that life nourish self, and in self being nourished, self can better support others.⠀ ⠀ How is this interdependent flow possible? By cultivating the spiritual strength to create boundaries.⠀ ⠀ Explore how your No to what intuitively feels misaligned is actually a Yes to standing for the sacred alignment you know is possible.⠀ ⠀ Forgive yourself for being honest. Trust that the most valued relationships actually want to work through what is true.⠀ ⠀ Dance. The functioning nature of the mind is to separate and compartmentalize. The nature of the body is to unify. Just as it balances the various systems into interdependence, through sensation we can return to the feeling of wholeness, stay present with discomfort, and soften into the deeper truth underneath.⠀ ⠀ Believe that you are magnetic to the magic you are asking for. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ See full New Moon Qoya Blog post in our bio link or by visiting qoya.love ⠀ ⠀ #qoya #wisewildfree #newmoon
Adventures into the dark damp woods on this eve of the new moon in Sagittarius 🌑 ・・・ This is the final New Moon of 2018 and the beginning of an eclipse season which will be underway at the next New Moon. We are transitioning into a grand new cycle. This Moon could whelm us with profundity. Etymologically, the word profound means “before deep.” Profundity precedes meaningful discovery. When we become present, willing to see and feel as much as we can, there are no borders, no boundaries, no limits to what we discover and how much of ourselves we are able to find. This Moon can be felt as confusion, anxiety, disappointment, grief, or loss. Do not allow yourself to be deceived - or if you are, learn from it. Take rest and protect your energy. On the outside, practice direct honesty and clean boundaries. On the inside, trust your emotions and allow all to flow. It is also a Moon of great cleansing, release, and inspiration. Spiritual guidance is at a high - invite it. Trust the voice of intuition and instinct. Tend to your visions, and allow them to grow you into the person you need to be to bring them to fruition. Imagine that whatever comes next, you can meet it with enormous faith and trust. Harness your biggest faith and seal it into your spirit. . Written by intuitive astrologer @virginiarosenberg for @qoya.love
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The focus in Qoya is to encourage people to trust the physical sensation of truth in their bodies, because it's incredibly common for people to go against their truth and mentally rationalize why they can't authentically act in a way that resonates with their true mind, heart, body, and soul. Most of us grapple with cultural conditioning that there's not space for us to be loved and belong when we're true to ourselves.⠀ ⠀ Does the idea of being able to be who we are and where we are seem mysterious and beyond your ordinary understanding? When you dance or have any other peak experience in life where your connection to self, others, nature and spirit deepens, does the idea of potentially for this to be true expand? ⠀ ⠀ Wishing you an orphic day.⠀ ⠀ Gratitude to original post by @altarlust ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ See full New Moon Qoya Blog post in our bio link or by visiting qoya.love ⠀ #qoya#wisewildfree
Tonight we dance our relationship to Releasing Expectations. @ceremonyhealing Let’s move! Through movement we remember ! #qoya #wise #wild #free #feminine #movement #ceremony
The theme for tonight’s Qoya class is Permission to Play. In the middle of the holiday bustle and rush, let’s spend a fun-filled hour of dance and play! — See you at 6:15pm for this special evening to celebrate our bodies! $8 drop-in.
CENTERING THE FEMININE IN COMMUNITY & SELF _ Best decision of 2018. Events around the 2016 US election reinforced the importance of centering of feminine principles within the self and the collective for so many of us. For me that meant searching out already existing feminine centered communities and co creating one as well. _ In 2018 I completed a #Qoya teacher certification and collaborated with @kristinawingeier on group of offerings called Celestial Embodiment (see below for more about both communities) _ Centering the Feminine is about healing the imbalance created from aeons of the Feminine being marginalized. _ About Qoya: a Dance based movement system that is all about how movements feel and not how they look. And how through movement we remember that we are wise, wild and free. _ Celestial Embodiment is a social movement that can be explored / lived out through a variety of ways, including individualized self reflection and through community circles. Celestial Embodiment is about embodying the cosmos, bringing the high and lofty down to the low and grounded— applying the principles of “the universe” to our earthly life, drawing the mind (creativity, intellect and intuition) down into the body, uniting the theoretical with our actions. In ourselves first and then in community. _ So grateful for this shift back to the Feminine that will help to rebalance the Masculine. Because we all are both. So grateful to be held by strong Feminine based communities like Qoya and to be a conduit for the Feminine in co creating Celestial Embodiment. _ @qoya.love #wisewildfree #celestialembodiment #embodythecosmos #bestdecisionof2018 #decemberreflections #decemberreflections2018 #beherenow #awakeintheworld #feminineleadership #shifttheparadigm #newparadigm #innerwork #meditationinaction #movementasmedicine #selfcare #feelfreefeed #teachers #healers #leaders #witchesofinstagram
Come in and practice Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning from 6am to 8am. This will be a Mysore style class. Students practice independently, according to the Ashtanga sequence, under Rob’s guidance. Students receive the support, adjustments and level of challenge that encourages the development of their individual practice. Suitable for beginners. #vinyasa #vinyasayogaandotherarts #yoga #ashtanga #meditation #yinyoga #qoya #hatha #kundalini #mensyoga #restorative #northbayyoga
Getting festive today, with a new haircut and a sparkly Santa hat to match. Grateful for my gorgeous clients this week, and looking forward to Crimbles and the holidays. I love that we’re still seeking, adventuring, developing and transforming our lives, bodies and relationships at this time of year. Sometimes the season of slowing down is indeed the exact time to get real and get active... we’re all unique and there’s no rule that fits everyone, all of the time. But you know, and your body knows. Let’s slow down enough to hear (and trust) our inner wisdom. It’s always there! Trusting your instincts and intuition... and I am trusting mine. On this basis, I’m about to release a VERY exciting festive offer... if you’re thinking you’d like to make a change in your life, relationships or career, if you want to uplevel and create reality out of your dreams, PLEASE stay tuned. You do not want to miss this! It’s coming from a place of such love.... because I love you, of course 😘🙏✨❤️
“Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen —that stillness becomes a radiance.” ~Morgan Freeman, master yogi 💕 . . #proseandposes #stillness #spiral #antibes #picassomuseumantibes
DIMINISHING YOUR LIGHT. . How are you bending yourself into a shape that is not yours, that does not fit? . This was one of the questions that we dove into on our wild woman book club call last night. . What arose for me is that I find it difficult to stand fully in my light. To boldly claim my joy and my love. Perhaps out of fear that it is too bright and shiny. . I have noticed this lately specifically when I speak about Qoya. I often find myself adding a minimizer, a statement of diminishment. "Oh, I JUST love it." "It's JUST really fun." As if I need to make it smaller. As if love and joy are not enough. As if they are not the whole freakin' point. . This morning, while I was enjoying my coffee I decided to pull a card from @alana_fairchild Earth Warrior's oracle and it was absolutely perfect. . "Don't avoid the spotlight or try to hide yourself nor dull your light to appease another or your own fears. Your true inner divine light and beauty is meant to help others, and the only way that can occur is if you allow yourself to fully be and express it." . So my question for you today, wild ones, is how are you diminishing your light? How are you making yourself smaller or bending yourself into a shape that is not your own? What would be possible if you allowed yourself to boldly stand in the light of your wild authenticity? . #wildwomanwednesday
Our Qoya resident astrologer @VirginiaRosenberg shares shares how we can dance with this New Moon. She writes:⠀ ⠀ The New Moon in Sagittarius on December 7th, 2018 (2:20am EST) is an ineffable tide. How do we grasp that which is too great to be expressed in words? The whole of life is like that, especially when experienced all at once. Rather than try to grasp or define it, empty yourself out. Surrender to it. Dive in. Resist nothing and become one with all-that-is.⠀ ⠀ “The momentum of collective events runs toward floodtide when there is a major transition from one whole cycle to another.”⠀ ⠀ —Ellias Lonsdale⠀ ⠀ This is the final New Moon of 2018 and the beginning of an eclipse season which will be underway at the next New Moon. We are transitioning into a grand new cycle. This Moon could whelm us with profundity. Etymologically, the word profound means “before deep.” Profundity precedes meaningful discovery. When we become present, willing to see and feel as much as we can, there are no borders, no boundaries, no limits to what we discover and how much of ourselves we are able to find. This Moon can be felt as confusion, anxiety, disappointment, grief, or loss. Do not allow yourself to be deceived - or if you are, learn from it. Take rest and protect your energy. On the outside, practice direct honesty and clean boundaries. On the inside, trust your emotions and allow all to flow. It is also a Moon of great cleansing, release, and inspiration. Spiritual guidance is at a high - invite it. Trust the voice of intuition and instinct. Tend to your visions, and allow them to grow you into the person you need to be to bring them to fruition. Imagine that whatever comes next, you can meet it with enormous faith and trust. Harness your biggest faith and seal it into your spirit.⠀ ⠀ See full New Moon Qoya Blog post in our bio link or by visiting qoya.love ⠀ ⠀ #qoya #wisewildfree #newmoon Image gratitude to @cocorrina.co
Not all bridges are meant to be crossed. You chart your own path. Don't forget to look up and check course, change if needed. Just because it's a common path, doesn't mean it's yours.
Fire rising within, coursing through my veins. ⠀ Transmuting and Transforming all that no longer serves me. ⠀⠀ Feel like a serpent shedding many layers of unnecessary bullshit. The person that I had created to fit someone else's mould, the thoughts and ideas put upon me of how I should be as Woman, the dimming of my own light...shining a light on it all. ⠀ Feel like an ancient Oak , my roots going deeper and deeper to the heart of Mother Earth connected to all. ⠀ Standing in my power today ⠀ Gratitude for it all ⠀ #fire #firekeeper #gratitude #sheddinglayers #serpent #dragon #phoenix #wildwoman #embodiment #qoya #kinesiology #divinefeminine
Qoya teacher training is designed to be a powerful catalyst for your own path of personal growth so that you can hold space for others to remember, honor and embody the physical sensation of truth, creativity, and freedom that lives in each of us.⠀ ⠀ A little louder for those who live down under! We are so honored to have Jill Lacina @qoyasydney leading a Qoya Initiation teacher training in Sydney, Australia, February 8-10, 2019! To join her or to learn more about the Qoya teacher training program and other times and locations follow the link in our bio! ⠀ ⠀ #qoya #wisewildfree
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