"The body remembers, the bones remember, the joints remember, even the little finger remembers. Memory is lodged in pictures and feelings in the cells themselves. Like a sponge filled with water, anywhere the flesh is pressed, wrung, even touched lightly, a memory may flow out in a stream." - Clarissa Pinkola Estes
I participated in Andrew Greenwood's Switch2Move course in Berlin to become a practitioner, providing the appropriate knowledge and skills to guide movement sessions that offer a holistic approach and enhance vitality, health and well-being through artistic movement. This extends to specific programs for people with Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis and the mentally and physically impaired.
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non-linear movement method
Move. Release. Feel. Respond.
I am a qualified practitioner of the Non-Linear Movement method having trained with Michaela Boehm and Steve James on the 'Embodiment Track' in the Netherlands.
This powerful somatic method has been developed by Michaela over the past 2 decades of instruction and practice.
The method is rooted in her early training in Kashmiri Shaivism and fused with her extensive expertise in working with trauma, emotional closures, and physical contractions in her clients and students; as well as in implementing this technique in her own practice.
I am passionate about understanding these inner realms for myself, guiding others into deeper experiences, providing a safe environment and tight container that is conducive to personal exploration and deep practice.
Wise. Wild. Free.
“Qoya is based on the idea that through movement, we remember. We remember our essence is wise, wild and free. Imagine if you knew the pathways into yourself to access your inner wisdom, creativity, sensuality and soul so that you could fully embody and express your intuition, do your sacred work, receive life’s blessings and commune with the divine. These are things that Rochelle invites you explore in Qoya, not just in class or on a retreat, but so that you can feel the physical sensation of your truth in your body and follow that feeling as North on your compass as you navigate the journey that is your life. ”
— Rochelle Schieck (Founder)
Wise: calling on the wisdom of yoga.
Wild: the creative expression in dance.
Free: expanding our capacity to enjoy being in our bodies through feminine movement.
Qoya invites new ways of being to be expressed as a woman.
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.