Qoya is based on the idea that through movement, we remember. We remember our essence is wise, wild and free. Wise, wild and free also draw reference to the movement forms that we practice. Wise- the wisdom of yoga. Wild- the creative expression in dance. Free- expanding our capacity to enjoy being in our bodies through sensual movement.
Qoya also helps us remember those things that can never be put into words. Like 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 while it is raining outside. The feeling of accomplishment when you completed work you are really proud of or when you catch up with an old friend and at the end of the conversation you really feel like everything is going to be ok.
Qoya is designed to feel how the body and movement are a portal to remembering, to feel our perspective shifts from going through the motions to savoring life as sacred. Qoya does this through classes, workshops, rituals, retreats/pilgrimages, teacher training, offering free videos online, and a blog in hopes that all that feel the call to remember can be supported on their journey.
Qoya invites new ways of being to be expressed as a woman in her life.
Ways we can build our strength: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual.
Ways we can be flexible: not only in our hamstrings, but in the flow of our day.
Ways we can be agile: like a child who falls down and gets right back up.
Ways we can savor: an exhale that takes us into a hip circle of remembering the gift of being a woman.
Ways we can love and honor: what is — as it is — and still dare to dream bigger dreams.
Ways we can say yes!
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We dance to amazing music from around the world, knowing that “music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent.” -Nietzche
We dance with purpose and abandon. We dance like our ancestors around a fire. We dance with joy and enthusiasm We dance without reservation. We dance because we can no longer not dance.
We reach out to our community, empower ourselves physically, clarify our intentions, and dance with our desires. In doing so, we activate a movement of women who connect with their essence as wise, wild, and free. We stand for the embodiment and feeling of more feminine ways of being that include but are not limited to deep transcendent love, intuition, transparency, self-expression, and radiance. We encourage one another to shine confidently as a woman who knows she is wise, wild and free.