You may not know this about me, but I’ve always been a dancer. I started with jazz and tap when I was little and morphed into a high femme raver in high school. From there, I formed a college Improv dance troupe that performed as part of my architecture thesis, which in turn led to my becoming a NYC Electroclash nightlife dancer, a Zumba enthusiast, and more recently a Daybreaker party crasher. And of course, I still love shaking my ass at home in front of the mirror!
Regardless the form, dance has always been there, in some way, keeping my body moving and reminding me of who I am -- whether it was pulsing to the rhythmic beat of the speakers late into the night or dancing salsa at a Latin club. And now there’s Qoya. It’s founded by the magical Rochelle Schieck on the idea that through movement we remember: we remember we’re WISE, WILD & FREE. It’s the ultimate movement form that has finally brought me back home to my body and connected me firmly to my inner truth. And I can’t wait to share it with you!
Why do I love Qoya? It’s movement with meaning, dance as a form of prayer. It’s profound ritual and sacred space. It’s deep diving into our truth and letting out our authentic expression through the body. It’s beloved community and healing, and most of all it’s an extremely practical and grounding embodiment practice for these troubling times. The best part is, there is no way you can do it wrong, and the way you know you’re doing it right is that it feels good. There’s also a low barrier to entry, meaning no experience is necessary.
I’m thrilled to be offering TWO upcoming opportunities for us to dance together & go deep in the coming month:
The first is a New Years retreat I’ll be co-teaching this winter at MENLA Mountain Retreat & Spa along with Rochelle Schieck, the founder of Qoya; Madeline Giles, the founder of Angelic Breath Healing; and Tami Brunk, who does Shamanic Astrology. I’ll be leading us in Your Soul’s Calling Collage, an elaborate expressive arts ritual to help you call in your vision for 2017 and remember your future. MENLA is holy land that has been blessed by the Dalai Lama, and this weekend retreat will be a magical way to start the New Year! Join us Jan 6 - 8th.
The second is a 3 part ritualistic series to ignite our Divine Feminine Power and Birth a Brave New World together, which I will be co-facilitating with Stephanie Severe. It begins the day after the historic women’s march on January 22nd and ends the day before the Spring Equinox in March. Join us for deep sisterhood, healing and transformation. Think of it as a wild blend of the church you wish you'd always had mixed with the dance party of your dreams. We will come together in an immersive container of transformation to release what’s no longer serving our (r)evolution, access our inner truth, fully move the emotions and energy of these times through our bodies & harness our fierce passion and Divine Feminine power.
Dance with you soon Beloved!