Rise of the Embodied Goddess

In the deepest corner of your heart,
in the secret chamber of your mind,
in the soft stirring of your being,
you awaken to your divinity.

When you awaken, your flow is effortless,
your spark blazes,
your essence strenthens,
and your spirit expands.

You feel ready:
to open,
to leap,
to FLY!

When you awaken to your divinity, you feel alive.


This journey with Qoya flows around embodying the different aspects of the Goddess in the Hindu Pantheon.

The Goddess

She is the Divine Force in Shakti.

She is Love, Fertility and Devotion in Parvati.

She is Abundance and Fortune in Lakshmi.

She is Warrior in Kali.

She is Wisdom and Knowledge in Saraswati.

She is Prosperity and Success in Radha.

She is Creatrix in Madadevi.


SHE IS YOU.


As you step into the sacred land of the Goddesses here in India, open your heart, mind, body and spirit to walking the path of the Embodied Goddess.

An Embodied Goddess is a woman who is in the process of loving herself ferociously. A woman whose love knows no bounds, and by truly loving and accepting herself, she loves and accepts her world.

An Embodied Goddess is a woman who lives a life filled with joy and passion. She believes in her infinite capability to create a life she loves, and in doing so, she gives others around her permission to do the same.

An Embodied Goddess is a woman who knows how to have fun, for in her childlike heart, she captures the essence of her divine beauty. In her presence, laughter abounds.

An Embodied Goddess is a woman who lives in deep gratitude for the gifts she carries within her. By trusting her intuition, she is a creatrix and changes the world as others know it to be.


On this retreat, you will dance through the essence of each of the Hindu Goddesses to experience this path of love, joy, passion, creation, fun, and gratitude.

Whether you feel the call to travel to India or not, the Embodied Goddess already lives within you in every moment of every day. You are Her and you can find Her wisdom, love, strength, courage, passion and patience within you.

And - we were not born for our gifts to lie within, but to be EMBODIED and experienced in our lives.

May the rise of your Embodied Goddess begin today.


“My time in India on the Qoya retreat was a life enriching experience. Prior to going, I had never taken a Qoya class, hadn't met Rochelle, and didn't know any of the women who were going. I had seen some of Rochelle's videos online and received her newsletter. I loved her message, and the call to go on the retreat was unresistable! This was the Universe presenting me with exactly what I needed. I needed to rebuild my spirit, my confidence, and my love for myself. I had just gotten out of a 4 year relationship that wasn't the healthiest. Doing Qoya every morning in a place that was away from the distractions of home, allowed me to tap into my essence, my power, my beauty...it was a reminder. The vacation part was one adventure after another - I can't believe all the cool things we did!  It was a good mix of relaxing, shopping, and cultural excursions. And one of the best gifts was getting to know the 14 other women. I learned so much from them - they were the role models I needed.  They helped to insight my own desires and show me what could be possible in my life."

TERESA NICOLA, Past Retreat Attendee


On this retreat, you will:

* Ease your resistance to flow. India is the master teacher of learning how to adapt with grace and harmony.

* Connect to wisdom. All of the Goddesses we will study mirror the seeds of potential that we each hold.

* Expand your patience with time. Everything on this retreat invites us to expand our capacity for timeless practices that reconnect us to the infinite eternal pulse of life and release suffering from attachments and unmet expectations.

* Pray and experience the sensation of prayer not only with your mind but with your body.

* Feel reverent, inspired, and connected - to self, others, nature, India, and spirit.

* Go on an adventure! Travel to a mystical land and be forever changed by studying these goddesses and honoring the goddess that lives within you.


If you feel the call to travel to India and be hosted by an Indian family, immerse yourself in prayer and ceremony, and integrate the experience through Qoya movement in an intimate gathering of women, we invite you to follow that call.


ITINERARY

Day 1 - March 2, 2018 - Arrival in Dharamshala
Noon to 5:30 pm - Pickup from Airport and checking into the Monastery/Coming to Radzy's Home.
6:00-7:00pm: Delicious Dinner at Radzy's Home (RH)
8:00-9:00pm: Welcome Ceremony
9:45pm: Head back to Monastery

Day 2 - March 3, 2018
7:30am: Pickup from Monastery
8:00-9:00am: Beautiful Breakfast
9:30-11:30 am: Qoya Class (Invoking the Goddess Shakti)
12pm-1pm: Lovely Lunch
2:00pm-6:00pm: Leisure Time
6:00-7:00pm: Delicious Dinner
7:30-9pm: Evening Ritual (followed by Dropoff at Monastery)

Day 3 - March 4, 2018
7:30am: Pickup from Monastery
8:00-9:00am: Beautiful Breakfast
9:30-11:30 am: Qoya Class (Ode to Parvati, a consort of Shiva)
12pm-1pm: Lovely Lunch
1:30pm-6:30pm: Visit Baijnath Temple (temple dedicated to Lord Shiva) on the way back stop at Andreta to visit Sir Sobha Singh art gallery. Light Refreshments will be available at home when we return.
7:30-8:30pm: Delicious Dinner
9:00-10pm: Small Evening Gathering Circle (followed by Dropoff at Monastery)

Day 4 - March 5, 2018
7:30am: Pickup from Monastery
8:00-9:00am: Beautiful Breakfast
9:30-2:30 am: Visit to the Dalai Lama Monastery- Lunch will be in McLeodganj
4pm-6pm: Qoya Class (Invoking Goddess Lakshmi)
7:00pm-8:00pm: Delicious Dinner
8:30-9:30pm: Evening Circle (followed by Dropoff at Monastery)

Day 5 - March 6, 2018
7:30am: Pickup from Monastery
8:00-9:00am: Beautiful Breakfast
9:30-11:30 am: Qoya Class (Goddess Kali)
12pm-1pm: Lovely Lunch
2:00pm-5:00pm: Visit to Chamunda Temple
7:00-8:00pm: Delicious Dinner
8:30-9:30pm: Evening Circle (followed by Dropoff at Monastery)

Day 6 - March 7, 2018
7:30am: Pickup from Monastery
8:00-9:00am: Beautiful Breakfast
9:30-11:30 am: Qoya Class (Goddess Saraswati)
12pm-1pm: Lovely Lunch
3:30pm-6:00pm: Visit Kunalpathri temple: program in the temple, sing with the Goddess
7:00-8:00pm: Delicious Dinner
8:30-9:30pm: Evening Circle (followed by Dropoff at Monastery)

Day 7 - March 8, 2018
7:30am: Pickup from Monastery
8:00-9:00am: Beautiful Breakfast
9:30-11:30 am: Qoya Class (Goddess Radha)
12pm-1pm: Lovely Lunch
2:00pm-5:00pm: Visit to Kangra Devi Temple
7:00-8:00pm: Delicious Dinner
8:30-9:30pm: Labyrinth Ritual (followed by Dropoff at Monastery)

Day 8 - March 9, 2018
7:30am: Pickup from Monastery
8:00-9:00am: Beautiful Breakfast
10:00-4:00 pm: Visit Jwalaji Temple (We will take a packed lunch and light snacks.)
4:00pm-5:00pm: Evening Tea
7:00-8:00pm: Delicious Dinner
8:30-10:00pm: Despacho Ceremony (followed by Dropoff at Monastery)

Day 9 - March 10, 2018
7:30am: Pickup from Monastery
8:00-9:00am: Beautiful Breakfast
9:30-11:30 am: Qoya Class (Mahadevi the Creatrix)
12pm-1pm: Lovely Lunch
2:00pm-6:00pm: Leisure Time
7:00-8:00pm: Delicious Dinner
8:30-9:30pm: Fire Ceremony (followed by Dropoff at Monastery)

Day 10 - March 11, 2018
7:30am: Pickup from Monastery
8:00-9:00am: Beautiful Breakfast
9:30-11:30 am: Final Qoya Class (Embody the Goddess Within)
12pm-1pm: Lovely Lunch
Blessings for your next adventure!

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HOUSING OPTIONS

The retreat will be held at Radzy Chugh's family home (one of our Qoya teachers!) in the foothills of the Himalayas. This is a Qoya home blessed with walks leading into the pine forest and lots of space to relax and find your comfy corner. It is designed to keep joy and freedom in the heart of the space and provides ample opportunity to relax and be at ease. Radzy's healing room welcomes you into a space of complete relaxation and rejuvenation.

Accommodation is available at Radzy's house and at the the Norbulingka Institute.

Norbulingka Institute acts as a cradle for the revival of Tibetan art, and provides a haven for artists to practice their crafts. At Norbulingka, the aim is to retain the artistic knowledge and techniques which were achieved at the pinnacle of Tibetan Buddhist civilization and to pass these on to new generations of artists who are interested in pursing their cultural heritage.

Producing museum-quality art, Norbulingka Institute also runs a variety of hospitality operations including three guesthouses and two restaurants. All income generated by Norbulingka  goes back into the Institute, through which they can support social programs such as health and child care for their staff, as well as apprenticeships in traditional arts and the patronage of various scholastic projects.

In this way Norbulingka acts as a self-sustaining community, where all members contribute to the larger vision of preserving Tibetan culture, and where the income generated is re-invested to create a better life for our staff and future Tibetan generations.

For those who stay at Norbulingka, transportation to the retreat each day will be provided and is included in your tuition.


COST + REGISTER

This retreat is for women ages 18+ only. All movement levels are welcome.

Pricing is per person.

Single room means you have a room to yourself.

Shared room means you will have a roommate.

Your tuition includes:

  • 10 nights' accommodation
  • 3 meals a day of delicious, nourishing food
  • Qoya classes and rituals
  • all excursions in the itinerary
  • Drop off/Pickups from Norbulingka
  • Airport Pickup & Dropoff at Dharamshala airport

Your tuition does not include:

  • travel to India
  • meals or private excursions you choose to make in your free time
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Register to reserve your space today.

Payment Plans are available through December 23rd, 2017.

STAYING AT NORBULINGKA

Cancellation Policy: 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 administration fee. 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?

It starts with dinner at 6pm on the 2nd, and ends at 1pm on the 11th! We recommend that you arrive around between 12:00pm and 4:00pm on the 2nd to have time to settle in before dinner.

+ How do I get to the retreat center?

You should fly into Dharamshala airport, which is about 30 minutes from the retreat. We will arrange a pickup and dropoff for you at the airport.

+ If I arrive a day early, can I pay for an extra night and stay there?

You can contact Radzy to arrange this at support@qoyawithradzy.com.

+ I have more questions! Who do I contact?

Any questions we haven't covered here? Email us at info@qoya.love.