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Sovereignty as Oneness: Full Moon Eclipse!

Qoya means Queen.

Not an emotionally distant, bejeweled, position of inherited power. Queen as a feminine manifestation of consciousness. Queen as embodied wisdom. Queen as expressed creation.

Queen as free. As sovereign. Sovereign not on a throne dominating others. Sovereign as a conscious chooser and co-creator in her own life. Sovereign as a woman who has remembered her essence as wise, wild and free. Because she has a deep experience and awareness of the physical sensation of that truth when it zings through her spine, she recognizes others as expressions of that same eternal light.

She can trust life because she realizes: she is life.

Warning: this is hard to track with an ego-based mind! Virtually impossible actually!

An ego-centric gaze scrambles the system and guides us down the pathways of fear and separation.

Each one of us decides, "What is my fundamental belief system? What do I believe about this world?" The trick, and it is a trick, is to learn how to listen to your inner voice. The wisdom in your body. The love in your soul. The cycles of nature around you. The guardian angels that surround you. The wind that whispers peace.

What you put your attention on grows. For this full moon eclipse, be rebellious in exercising your voice, power, and rights to live an embodied life that is wise, wild, free, reverent, and that protects and honors the earth, families, and our shared future. Also, rebel against the internal voices that amplify external cultural messages and aspects of yourself that you judge.

How do you rebel against them? You love them. Love them with forgiveness. Love them with compassion. Honor the role their journey has had in your awakening.

There are many ways to incite change, and as Einstein said, "You can't solve a problem on the same level it was created."

This eclipse offers you the energetic assistance to take a quantum leap in your spiritual understanding of your sovereignty as part of the oneness of all creation. A beautiful illustration of this is the soul bow that we say at the end of yoga classes, "The divine light in me honors the divine light in you." No one is excluded from divinity. It is not, "The divine light in me honors the divine light in you - but not the person next to you." You claim and shine your divine light as one part of the light of all.

If you are on the edge of trusting the excitement in your heart to surrender and merge with the love in everything, this is your time.

This is our time. 

Our resident Qoya Astrologer Virginia Rosenberg shares:

The Full Moon in Leo on February 10th (7:33pm) is an invocation for the all-pervading light of Self to be present in full manifestation. This moon is a penumbral lunar eclipse. Eclipses come in pairs as portals, or major gateways. They act like a threshold rife with reset buttons, bringing irrevocable events of evolution. The decisions made and actions taken during eclipse season create a new landscape of being, after which there is no going back. We have reached a turning point, and we can only go forward from here. The bells are ringing. They are calling you home to yourself. They ask you to commit, and to bring all of yourself here, unequivocally. You have come here to be in command. Your Self and your purpose are the same. Everything is within you. Allow the ultimate light of the divine to shine through you and illuminate what is hidden. You cultivate the unseen into consciousness. You are an intrinsic element of masterful design. The separation between individual and collective no longer exists. Despite any counter influence, you still shine. The light permeates enough so we can see: there is no division. We are together. Our collective radiance fulfills existence. The world is served. What is truly right and well for one is truly right and well for all. Be yourself, and everything will fall into place. Inside your presence resides a sovereign force. Saturate existence with omnipotent love and the complete light of consciousness. So it is.

I invite you to feel your Sovereignty as Oneness, to embody your radiant light as an expression of the radiance of all life.

During this eclipse, I am leading two Qoya retreats in Kauai to work with this energy doing Qoya, Channeling with Grace Cavanaugh, and Angelic Breath Healing with Madeline Giles to deepen our connection to trusting ourselves, trusting our guides, trusting the cycles of life, and trusting eternity. One of the strong messages that has come through the channeling with Grace is to imagine that you have a choice and then choose wisely.

I invite us all to now take a moment and reflect on what we are choosing.

I Choose Love. I Choose Trust. I Choose Beauty. I Choose Forgiveness. I Choose Compassion. I Choose Remembering. I Choose Life. I Choose Gratitude.

I am grateful for every moment I have the clear mind, open heart, passionate soul, and honest body to choose, and I'm so honored to be choosing and dancing alongside you!

With love and encouragement to keep choosing,


There is no one I personally know on the planet who understands music as access to mysticism, as metaphor for all of life being a vibration, and as a true teacher and portal, like the body we use in Qoya to remember our essence, than Josh Brill. He leads a segment for our Qoya Teacher Training Intensive about music, and it is one of the most powerful experiences for many of the teachers.

Now he has created an online course to begin to embody these teachings through learning how to play guitar as a mindfulness and meditation practice. Check out our video conversation about it here, and this special Qoya discount rate is available this month only, ending February 28th! 

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY for 20% off all pants at Lifestyle of Reverence.

No code required. Pants are priced as marked. Enjoy this time of rest in service to movement!

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Descend to Ascend with this New Moon in Aquarius

Do you remember the story of David and Goliath?

One man against a large giant?

Do you remember how David defeats Goliath?

A slingshot to his head. Let's say his third eye.

Do you know the brilliant metaphor of a slingshot that applies to honoring feminine cycles? The deeper you go within, the more momentum you have to move forward.



Create Your Own Reality: Full Moon in Cancer

Dear Dreamers,

During the Qoya Remember Our Future Retreat last weekend in upstate New York, we created our own sense of reality. We dedicated the luxury of our free time to movement to honor the sacred gift of our bodies that make it possible for our spirits to be here. We did ritual and ceremony to honor the awareness of our consciousness and emotions that pass through our hearts for all things that bring us back to love. We gathered in community to strengthen our spirits on the sometimes arduous journey of life. We followed the call of pilgrimage.



Wishing you a WONDER*FULL New Moon and New Year!

Dear Qoya Dancers of Light,

There's a game I like to play from Ester and Jerry Hicks' book Ask and It is Given called Rampage of Appreciation, and it goes like this: set the timer and for a few minutes, name as many things in the room that delight you.

This game reminds me of a time I had an epiphany after I heard, "If you want to be happy later, you have to be happy now." It was one of the first times I really understood that instead of focusing on external events to determine or derail my happiness, it is dependent on my own perspective. What you look for is often what you see. If you look for a miracle and believe in your heart of hearts it is possible, you are the most likely to experience it. However, if you do not believe that it is possible, it may cross your path but you may not be able to see it, because when you're not looking for a miracle, you may be looking for more evidence of loss.



Contrast is a Powerful Teacher: Full Moon Movement Ritual

Dear Courageous Embodied Soul, 

If you are reading this, you are likely conscious of the transformational process you as an individual and we collectively as humanity are being forcefully initiated into. On a soul level, you acknowledge that you most likely chose or won the lottery to be here for this moment.

You are becoming a master of sensitivity to the non-dual aspect of everything truly being one. One breath. One mind. One heart. One pulse. One love. You are praying for yourself and all others as we courageously face unity's contrast through thoughts of hate, actions of violence, and emotions of fearing the other. 



We All Must Journey: New Moon Movement Ritual

What if someone told you the world is spiraling towards impending doom and destruction and that the prophecies of this time are to break down the old systems that do not serve the highest good of all? Would you get that fight, flight, or freeze feeling in your body?

What if someone told you the world is re-birthing itself into an inevitable fifth dimensional reality where polarity is no longer necessary as a teacher? What if they promised that if you keep doing your energetic practices, you can levitate your consciousness above all that does not appear as love and magically one day ascend to a land with perennial sunshine, rainbows, and unicorns? Would you feel relieved in some ways and simultaneously suspicious?



Sovereignty: Full Moon Movement Ritual

Dear Dancers of the Dance,

A lot has happened since our last cycle of the moon.

Many are shocked and disoriented from the results of the American Presidential election triggering PTSD from past hurts and inciting fear of the future. In the midst of these challenges, there has also been a spark ignited to wholeheartedly commit to co-creating the world we want to live in.

For many of us, activism, service, and participation felt optional. Somewhat unexpectedly, we have all now been thrust into what a friend said to me this week with his eyes and with his words, "Welcome to our Brave New World."



Grief, Gratitude, and the Art of Alchemy: New Moon Movement Ritual

Here's a recipe you may want to consider.

STEP 1) Honor your grief. You don't have to force it. It doesn't really work that way. But if you sit still for a little while, something may happen. When the numbness of being so busy falls away and you can take the true grief in the heart of your heart and offer it the gift of your attention.



Gather Around the Fire: Full Moon Movement Ritual

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

I invite you to gather with me around the fire. Have a seat and rest your bones.


Now we will all inhale together and exhale together and see ourselves and one another more clearly by the light of the fire, even through it may be dark this night.

If we get closer to the flame, the light illuminates our true faces and helps us acknowledge that human desire to be in a circle of support and be part of a community in which we feel supported authentically.


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Loving the Journey: New Moon Movement Ritual

This New Moon is an invitation to see the grace and beauty in the dance of separation as it leads us back together. Through lived experience, day by day, we get initiated into this evolution of consciousness that is happening in us and all around us, and on some special days, like at a wedding, or on a New Moon in Libra, the divine whispers into our soul ear and says, "There is one thing to which there is no opposite. Do you remember what it is?"

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Patience Prays: Full Moon Movement Ritual

Dear Dreamers and Doers,

You know the saying...Patience pays.

I just made up another one...Patience PRAYS.

What do you do when you want something, not indulgently but from a place of needing it SO badly. The perfect home. The perfect partner. The perfect job. The perfect a/b/c/x/y/z. We know that honoring everything has it's fair share of challenges or imperfections, but still, we yearn for the things that are puzzle piece perfect for us.



Take Your Star Seat: Qoya Full Moon Movement Ritual

You are a star. Together we are a constellation. We each shine a unique luminescence of the same light, and when we gather together, we embody archetypes that magnify and mirror our human experiences so that we can see them more clearly.

We are at a crossroads in our individual and collective experience that requires us to know our true essence, embody it, shine it and SHARE it. The antidote to destruction is creation. The elixir to pain is love. The cure for hopelessness is faith. The remedy for isolation is community. The healing from fear-based existence comes by remembering who we are and why we came here.



Where Do You Live? Qoya New Moon Movement Ritual

Dear Dancer,

I'm on the road again. Everything is in storage, and my boyfriend and I have decided to drive across the United States in the shape of an infinity loop. I'm teaching Qoya classes, retreats, and teacher trainings, and together we are having conversations with people about the evolution of consciousness that is happening at this time in a project we are calling the Infinity Migration, which you can check out here.



Summer Solstice Blessings and Movement Ritual to Feel Your Truth and Follow It

Dear Love,

The day with the most light approaches as we honor the Summer Solstice. While there is never a bad time for ceremony, ritual, movement, community, or pilgrimage, if there is one thing you take from this newsletter, know that today and this week is an exceptionally supportive time for anything that brings you to the center of the center, to the brightest part of your own sun, which is your heart.



Love + Lemonade: New Moon in Gemini Movement Ritual

I’m a big fan of this new moon in Gemini. I’m also a big fan of Beyonce’s visual album, Lemonade (more on that later).

Being a Gemini myself, I’m getting ready for my birthday on June 11th and find myself reflecting on all that has happened in the past year of my life.  

Maybe it’s somewhat similar to the past year for you…



Qoya and Shamanic Astrology

On June 9th, I'm leading a co-ed Evolutionary Integration Workshop in Sedona, Arizona with Shamanic Astrologer Sao! I asked Sao to write about the intersection of Qoya and Shamanic Astrology to share with you whether you can attend this workshop or not. Enjoy his vision of creating a global hospice for the old paradigms of fear as we midwife a new paradigm of love in our individual lives and in the collective.



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Activation! Full Moon Movement Ritual

Resident Qoya Astrologer Virginia Rosenberg shares that:

"The Full Moon in Sagittarius May 21 (5:13pm EST) is an activation. For the last three weeks, the skies encouraged us to harness our core values and make investments to support their long-term growth in our lives. Now, we are inspired to take what we’ve consolidated and widen our sphere. What we nourished at the root is entering pollination. We enter a season of change, adaptation, and flexibility. Curiosity is peaked. Spread words and share ideas. Disseminate information. Explore a global, multicultural, multidimensional perspective. Network, adventure, and connect with people. Duality dances; opportunities arise to unite opposites. Look for the rainbow threads of commonality and expansion. Synthesize. Polarities and extremes, when harmonized and braided, create art. Enter into a conversation with life and your world. The desire to learn, understand, and grow motivates. This full moon is energetic. Feeling spurred? Anger, frustration, and heat can arise. Let them be clarifying! Let them facilitate right action. Tame rash impulse, yet firmly protect your boundaries. If conflict emerges, listen to it. Tension can stir to facilitate healthy expressions of sexuality and the masculine-feminine balance in each of us. Hear the struggle and be definitive in your movements. What fires you up? What are you passionate about defending? What action must you absolutely take now? What is your mission to contribute to the health of the globe? Get moving. Act in favor of the passions in your heart and spirit. Tend to the fire within, and keep growing."

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