Qoya

Through movement we remember.
We remember that our essence is Wise, Wild, and Free!

Surprised and delighted at how deep and moving this practice is!
— Tiffany B.
Qoya gives me permission to feel, experience my own emotions and move my body without expectations or self judgments. I feel grounded and motivated to be myself, to move forward with joy!
— Linda G.

Through movement we remember.

We remember, that as women, our
physical essence is Wise, Wild, and Free.

Wise: inspired by the wisdom of yoga

Wild: the creative expression in dance

Free: the freedom to feel pleasure in the body through sensual movement

"Qoya is so much more than movement. Through Qoya we tap into the pulse of life. You know those moments where you see a sunset, when you’re on the open road and life feels full of possibility, when you are caught up in the contagious laughter of a child, when you feel the warmth of your lover’s body in bed, when you experience the fulfillment of work that you are proud of – when life expands and becomes sacred? 

Qoya is based on the idea that through movement we are able to tap into this essence, this sacred pulse of life. Once we experience it, we learn how to honor and express it. We learn how to cultivate this sense of the sacred, more and more, and not only in our dance, but in our lives.

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."                                                                                                                                              - Rochelle Schieck , Creator of Qoya

Qoya allows you to deeply connect with yourself, your body, and community. By sharing this sacred space with other women, your dance is honored. Your story and body are revered and reflected back to you. 

"I came to Qoya in 2014, and fell in love at first dance. I felt a deep stirring in my soul, and a welcoming home into my body. I cried tears of joy while swaying and dancing to the music.
 
I finally found a place to be in my body without having to deal with my constant running thought process, without judgment from other women, without judging the way my body was moving.

As i finished, my body kept repeating, 'thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!'

With each class that I attend or lead, I get the same sense of reverence for my body, movement, my intuition, peace, and pure joy as I did the first class. Every class is a new experience, and a deeper unveiling of clarity, community, and self love."
                                                                   - Sara

Qoya lingers in my body for days! I find myself dancing, and moving, and just being in the flow in my daily life.
— Stephanie E.

Join us for Qoya in Greenville, South Carolina!

Austin Bellydance Studio

In Qoya, you dance and feel free, AND you connect spiritually, emotionally, and with other amazing incredible women. It’s truly an experience like no other.
— Dawn G.

     Please sign up for our Greenville Meetup group to join us for Qoya classes
www.meetup.com/qoya-sisterhood-circle-greenville