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. 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.
Join us for Qoya at Four Gates Sundays at 7pm! Cost for class is $20. Please bring cash or a check.
Each Qoya class follows a structure of 13 core components. There is always different theme, but the same structure holds our dance with it.
A message from Colleen....
Over the last 9 years Qoya has remained one of the most important parts of my life. It is an experiential practice that leads to profound energetic shifts and an internally validated life, and so importantly: we have fun! There are about 10 of us teachers who lead the Sunday evening class at Four Gates. I try to keep the schedule updated with who is teaching, or you can check out our Qoya Minnesota facebook page for more information on upcoming classes- here and at other locations throughout the metro area.
My analytical skills and external experience dominated my perception until a year or so of weekly Qoya classes sank in. The consistent practice of moving in a way that feels good shifted my way of being, guided me to slow down enough to feel my life and honor my intuitive and instinctual nature. Qoya also provides a structure that supports our freedom, and nourishes our capacity to trust ourselves and act on the wisdom we receive from within. My intention for every class is to offer each woman a space where she feels supported to go within, feel her essence and share it authentically.
Qoya is based on the idea that through movement, we remember. Through teaching and practicing over the last years I remember that we are all in this together, I remember the sacred nature of our existence, and I remember how much I love life.
I look forward to dancing with you soon. Please feel free to email me with any questions about Qoya classes at Four Gates.
With gratitude and Love,