Rochelle Schieck loves to move - in her body and around the world. She started dancing as a young girl growing up in Minnesota until she was summoned by the call of adventure. Her love of movement and the desire to explore life’s meaning compelled her to spend the last 15+ years traveling around the world as a student and teacher to places throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, India, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Rochelle began instructing various yoga styles for all ages and abilities, several dance modalities and NIA. In the last 10+ years, she has led over 4,000 movement classes, facilitated hundreds of private sessions and taken women on over 20 retreats to 6 different continents. (Next stop, Antarctica!) 

Her passion to explore the emerging essence of the feminine in her own life, and then in movement, coupled with her experience as a personal trainer, certified massage therapist, shamanic energy healer and her degree in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts have all influenced her creation of the movement system, Qoya. Qoya just celebrated her 6 year anniversary on March 1st, 2015. Join Rochelle and learn more about her movement in her Ted-style talks below or by reading her book, Qoya: A Compass for Navigating an Embodied Life that is Wise, Wild and Free.


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Qoya is based on the idea that through movement, we remember. We remember our essence is wise, wild and free. Imagine if you knew the pathways into yourself to access your inner wisdom, creativity, sensuality and soul so that you could fully embody and express your intuition, do you sacred work, receive life’s blessings and commune with the divine. These are things that Rochelle invites you explore in Qoya, not just in class or on a retreat, but so that you can feel the physical sensation of your truth in your body and follow that feeling as North on your compass as you navigate the journey that is your life.
— Rochelle Schieck

Rochelle is in the midst of her life as a living experiment into the question, "If you follow your heart, your truth, your soul, will the world conspire on your behalf?"  Trading in fear for love, exchanging doubt for courage and instead of relating to movement with a sense of struggle and obligation- Qoya is about savoring and reveling in what is, exploring gratitude as a superpower and at the end of class, it all comes down to two words: Trust Yourself.  To trust yourself, the trick is to know yourself.  In a world where most of us identify with ourselves as our mind, Rochelle teaches us how to go back into our body to hear the voice of the soul and identify with the infinite essence that is wise, wild and free.  



Take a Qoya class with Rochelle

Rochelle's favorite way to share the transformational essence of Qoya is through the initiation and experience of retreats. Join her at a retreat this year.