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WHY QOYA?

Qoya is for women of all ages, body types, and levels of movement experience.

I began teaching Qoya in May of 2015.  My personal Qoya journey has been fun, powerful, and healing.  When I began practicing Qoya, I was just looking for a way to move my body on a regular basis that I didn’t dread.  I didn’t expect that I would come to rely on dancing to connect with the divine, find myself being supported by a community of women that always says “Yes!” to following your heart, traveling to dance in countries like Peru, Costa Rica, France, and falling in love with my body and trusting it as my greatest ally.  When you regularly practice honoring your body as the sacred vessel that it is, it’s easy to choose your own magnificence with other healthy choices, like eating clean, nourishing foods and committing to your skincare rituals.

As a Beauty Therapist, I have heard hundreds of women express their frustration with their bodies, even feelings of betrayal and self-loathing.

After two years of practicing Qoya with other women and witnessing this coming home to their bodies transform their lives, becoming a Qoya teacher seemed a natural expansion of my offerings as an Esthetician; besides receiving facials and having an at home skin ritual,

Qoya is the best way I know to feel beautiful in your skin.

YOU WANT TO FEEL GOOD IN YOUR BODY.

At any size, at any age.

I'm here to show you that you can.


WHAT IS QOYA?

Qoya is a shift in consciousness that evolves the way we have been taught to move our bodies as women.

Drawn from the wisdom of yoga, creative expression in dance, and the pleasure found in sensual movement, Qoya helps women enjoy and revel in their feminine bodies. Classes combine benefits of fitness — including strength, flexibility, balance, and agility training — with a unique empowering approach that is feminine, expressive, and, most importantly, FUN! We unite our body and mind, honor the interconnectedness in ourselves and our world, consciously create community, give rise to our intentions, encourage our desires to dance through us — and, thereby, nourish our soul.

Qoya is a movement system 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 our bodies through sensual movement


In every Qoya class, you experience 13 core components expressing a unique theme for the day that supports the embodiment of your feminine essence.

You also engage in ritual, pilgrimage, and community connections to open your heart, mind, and spirit.

You slow down and feel. You sweat. You play and have fun!

Your perspective shifts from going through the motions to savoring life as sacred.

You find the answers you seek in your body, and as well as the support to follow them.

The way you know you’re doing Qoya right is when it feels good.

What if your life could follow the same rule?

(Spoiler alert: it can!)

 

JOIN ME AT A CLASS SOON!

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June 4th at 7 pm

THEME: "Surrender to Spirit"

July 9th at 3 pm

WORKSHOP~FIRE

July 30th at 7 pm

THEME: TBA

August 20th at 7 pm

THEME: TBA

October 8th at 5 pm

THEME: TBA

October 15th at 3 pm

WORKSHOP~EARTH

 

 

 


All classes are held at:

Four Gates logoFour Gates Physical and Energetic Culture

4238 Nicollet Ave Mpls 55409
612.353.4323

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All photos at left by Kristine Heykants, via Four Gates Minneapolis