I teach Full Moon Qoya Workshops by the ocean in Poole, Dorset.
To find out more look at www.sonjalockyer.com.
Sonja is a leading expert in wellbeing, having helped hundreds of girls, teenagers and women navigate anxiety, insomnia and depression with the wellbeing tools of breath, stillness, movement and creativity. She is the founder of Wellbeing Made Simple, an organisation that brings Wellbeing Rituals into schools, businesses and Womens' Shelters in the UK. Through education and policy she aims to reinstate a foundation of self care on the National Curriculum. Sonja has always been passionate about the pursuit of enlightenment - through art, sisterhood and yoga. She worked in London as a fashion photographers' agent in her 20's, then moved to yoga and family life in her 30s. She has survived domestic abuse, post natal depression, self harm and eating disorders within her family and shares her lessons courageously and truthfully.
When did you take your first Qoya class? October 2016
What does it mean for you to teach Qoya? Qoya to me is about dropping unapologetically into my core truth. It is about being a part of a community of inspirational, intelligent, heart-led women. It is about learning to heal yourself and the world. Qoya is so much more that yoga and dance, it takes you through dimensions to a timeless place of grace, love and truth. It's not always easy, but it is always healing. To dance Qoya is a profoundly soul enriching experience. To teach Qoya is the greatest honour I know.
What is your favorite song to dance to right now? A Thousand Years by Christina Perri
What book has inspired you on the path to embodying the feminine? So many books - Light is the New Black & Rise Sister Rise by Rebecca Campbell, Mists of Avalon, Gaia Codex, Reveal by Meggan Watterson, Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Pussy by Regina Thomashauer, The Magdalene Manuscript by Tom Kenyon, Return of The Divine Sophia by McGannon.
What would you tell someone who is thinking of taking a Qoya class for the first time? If you love kitchen dancing, yoga and truth you can't go wrong. It's your ticket to remembering your own magic.