Kathryn Holt

New York, NY



Qoya in Nashville: Saturday, May 17th 10-11:30am at Sanctuary Yoga in Green Hills 

Qoya in New York: Sunday Ceremony + Ritual at 1123 Broadway, Suite 1113 in Flatiron District

Kathryn is a trained Qoya instructor and psychotherapist. Trained at Columbia and Northwestern Universities, Kathryn became interested in the field of embodiment through her education and professional experiences in social work. She is passionate about helping pave the way for the female body to be a safe, sacred, and powerful place to live. In the Spring of 2014, Kathryn attended Qoya teacher training with Rochelle. This practice blended Kathryn's interest in movement, embodiment, and community-building and she is excited to share this practice with others. 

When did you take your first Qoya class?   My first Qoya class was in Costa Rica on retreat with an amazing group of women. I kind of just jumped right it and it was amazing. 

What does it mean for you to teach Qoya?   To me teaching Qoya is part of bringing more of our feminine voices and hearts into this world. I am passionate about helping the female body be a safe and powerful place to live. Qoya is an incredibly effective way to experience the joy and pleasure of embodiment. Another essential component of Qoya for me is the community built through the creation of safe and sacred space and experiencing the truth of our lives and hearts with others. 

What is your favorite song to dance to right now?  I LOVE to shake to Sigur Ros "Inni mer syngur vitleysingur" and I love to dance to Beyonce's "Countdown."

What book has inspired you on the path to embodying the feminine?   Women Who Run with the Wolves and Leap of Perception 

What would you tell someone who is thinking of taking a Qoya class for the first time?   Go, go go! Please go! Qoya is difficult to explain in words so the experiencing it is the way to go. It also requires curiosity and willingness to try. So take a risk and just go. It will not hurt you. But it might change your life.