A Call to Create:
Our Bodies Were Born to Do This
Experience the Movement and
Wisdom Cycles of the Feminine Body
as a Map for Creation
You may be preparing yourself for...
Birthing a baby
Birthing a business
Birthing a new chapter in your life
Birthing a new civilization that serves all of humanity's children.
Whatever dream, plan, or desire you’re holding in your heart,
this 9-month experience invites you to embody the Qoya philosophy
by learning how to align movement with the wisdom cycles of your feminine body,
forming a map of creation to birth your ideas from the realm
of energetics, of spirit, to manifest into physical form.
In other words - for your dreams to have embodiment!
The one thing that differentiates life from death is embodiment. We are born when we take our first breath in our body and die when we take our last breath. While most things in our life change, our body is our one constant companion for this journey and is the way in which a human experience is possible.
Women are by nature, creators. Our bodies know how to do this.
Think of a pregnant woman. She doesn’t have a to-do list, "make an ear" or "check on the liver.” Her body has an innate intelligence to do this.
If your body is capable of creating life itself, then why isn’t it trustworthy as a resource of intuition, insight, and inspiration?
If your body can co-create a new life with another person, then why can’t it co-create your life with Great Spirit?
To be more like the creator, CREATE MORE!
This course integrates Qoya: A Compass for Navigating an Embodied Life that is Wise, Wild, and Free into your creative process, using movement, ritual, community, and pilgrimage to birth your unique offering to this cosmic puzzle of creation.
We’ve aligned the 9 chapters in the Qoya book with the 9 stages of pregnancy and cycles of feminine energy during menstruation to create a creative framework you can apply to any project you are trying to birth into the world, whether a baby, a business, or even just a new habit you’d like to embrace.
The result is a repeatable 9-step Feminine Map of Creation that will be your ally long past this course, as many times as you wish to use it after this deep integration.
FEMININE CYCLES ARE MOVEMENT.
In addition to using the movements, rituals, community exercises, and pilgrimages to support this Map of Creation, you will learn more about pregnancy, birth, menstration, and moon cycles from leading experts in the field.
Because the feminine wisdom cycles in the body are the creative DNA hard-wired in your body. The more you understand the gifts of each part of these cycles, the more you will be able to harness your creative power, lean into the gift of each time, and trust your body more and more.
Even if you don't menstruate or never plan on being pregnant, as a woman, your body is still a cyclical creature. We study these cycles as metaphor for movement, using them to illustrate development, surrender, and the balance of masculine and feminine energies that is unique to women.
These cycles are your birthright.
The Feminine Map of Creation is:
Get to Work
To embody and integrate these steps into your creative process, you will pick a project for the course. This can be anything you want to create in your life from starting a business to writing a book to starting a movement practice. Don't worry about what your project will be - we have you covered with exercises to help you drop into your intuition to find one.
From there, you will move through 9 course modules that each include:
-4+ course videos to support each month's movement, ritual, community exercise, and pilgrimage
-Workbook with Creative Action Steps and worksheets mapped out for you to apply to your project
-1 Essay on the module's phase in the Feminine Map of Creation
-1 Qoya video movement ritual
-1 Monthly Movement Ritual worksheet and playlist with a short, daily movement ritual for each day of the month
-Reading assignment from Qoya: A Compass for Navigating an Embodied Life that is Wise, Wild, and Free (e-book included)
-2 course audios with an expert on feminine wisdom cycles
-Facebook group to lean on the community of women who will be doing the course alongside you
The course is 100% online, so you can access it from anywhere in the world. You can move through the course at your own pace, and the materials are yours forever.
“Fabiola is a master at going with the flow, fully embodied in her feminine and able to source inspiration, healing and pleasure from whatever comes up in a session. Whenever I have worked with Fabiola, I have not only had a deep experience of her radiance, light and connection to eternal love, but my own.”
-ROCHELLE SCHIECK, Founder of Qoya
"As a busy CEO who spends quite a bit of time in my head figuring out marketing strategy, business plans, and financial reports, it's good to get grounded in my body through movement, ritual, and community. There are so many thought leaders and mentors teaching and preaching what CEOs and leaders SHOULD do to create success; through Qoya and Lindsay's teachings, guidance, and promptings I return back to my body and soul to know what is best for me and my business. She allows me to lead from the feminine."
WHO ARE WE?
Fabiola is happiest when relationships deepen, communities expand, and Mother Earth is honored. Fab experiences and offers this happiness through Qoya classes, workshops, and retreats. Qoya is a fabulous way to find your flow through life by deepening your ability to connect with yourself, others, and something greater than all of us. She believes that when 1+1 come together, magic happens, and the result is often way more than 2! Born in Brazil and currently based in Brooklyn, NY, her curiosity and eternal desire to learn have led her to diverse skills as a Competitive Swimmer, TV Commercial Producer, Mother, Credit Analyst, Health Counselor, Student and Teacher of English (ESL), Yoga, Cooking, and Qoya Teacher. Her first Qoya class was in 2011, and she teaches Qoya every Sunday at Sacred Brooklyn Studio and around the world with the ones who feel called to join this movement.
In the Appalachian Mountains of Roanoke, Virginia, Lindsay works as a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist with over 12 years of experience. As a Childbirth Doula, she bears witness to women as vessels of transformation as they usher their babies into this earthly body and being. Lindsay is a Qoya Dancing Queen and provides space and music that takes others on a journey to the wise, wild, and free frontiers of their own soul. Let's meet there, shall we? Lindsay is committed to holding space for others to dive deeply into their Souls, to feel everything, to process what they find there, and to support them as they create changes that feel good, better, honest, and true. It is her deep pleasure to be a Qoya Teacher and provide a place for dance, for ritual, for community gatherings, and for pilgrimage.
“In Lindsay's Qoya classes, I find and lose myself. She creates a safe, warm space to be vulnerable and free in a judgmental world. She "leads" yet she empowers me to let my body lead. Lindsay is more than a movement instructor; she's my personal shaman.”
“Fabiola is extremely present, open-minded, and passionate about true connection. Those qualities combined with her incredible intuition, wisdom, and grace make Fabiola one of my all-time favorite teachers.”
-JAMIE WATKINS, Founder of Sacred Moon Sisters
WOMEN ARE BORN TO CREATE.
Whether you are new to Qoya, have read the Qoya book and want to go deeper, or are a Qoya teacher or student, if you are a woman, this course is for you.
COST + REGISTER
Your tuition includes:
- Qoya: A Compass for Navigating an Embodied Life that is Wise, Wild, and Free E-Book
- Course Workbook
- 3 fresh and delicious meals a day + tasty snacks
- 20 minute boat ride to and from the Island via Placencia
- Morning Qoya classes
- Evening rituals
- 1 hour full body massage
- 1 intention setting group call, 12 days prior to retreat
- 1 integration group call, 11 days post retreat
- Facebook private group
Your tuition does not include:
- Air fare to Belize
- Transportation from/to airport in Placencia
- Optional Teacher Training
- Departure Fees: airport departure fees are generally included in your airline ticket. When it is not included in the ticket price, passengers must pay upon departing Departure Fees of US $35.50.
Register for your spot today.
If you need to cancel for any reason and we can find a person to take your spot, we will refund the amount paid minus a $250 non-refundable deposit. If we cannot find a person to take your spot, there are no refunds; however, you can transfer your paid spot to someone else, so you can send a friend or family member to the retreat in your place.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
+ What time of day does the course start, and what time does it finish?
Please plan to arrive around 1pm Arrival on Monday, March 6th. We will meet at the Placencia boat dock, then it is a 20 minute boat ride to the island. Plan on an 11am Departure on Saturday March 11th from the Island.
+ How do I get to the retreat?
Fly to BZE, Belize City international airport. From BZE airport, choose one of 4 ways to get to Placencia, where boat to island leaves.
2) By Car Rental: 3-4 hour drive. Cost range between $50-$100/day depending on car.
3) By Taxi: About $300 each way, up to 4 people.
4) By Shuttle: About $75, about 4 hours, departure at 1pm and 5:15pm. http://www.goprass.com/ It's a nice relaxing scenic drive. Others available upon request.
+ Is it women only? What age group?
This is a women only retreat for women ages 18 and up. There are no levels in Qoya, and all levels of movement experience are welcome. No experience with Qoya is required!
+ Do you cater to specific dietary requirements?
We will cater for any dietary requirements provided you let us know when booking. Please feel free to bring any special snacks you desire.
+ What is the Initiation Teacher Training?
Initiation Teacher Training is our second level of teacher training for those people pursuing the journey of becoming a Certified Qoya Teacher or who wish to form their own home practice. If you are a regular Qoya participant, Teacher Training is an amazing way to bring more structure and inspiration to your personal practice, and to go deeper into the fundamentals of Qoya. Similarly, if you are new to Qoya and wish to dive deep with the practices, teacher training is a wonderful way to submerge yourself in all things wise wild and free. For more information: http://www.qoya.love/qoya-teacher-training/
+ I have more questions. Who do I contact?
Any questions we haven't covered here? Email us at email@example.com.