Bali and Australia
I’m a dreamer, dancer and seeker. I was born and raised in Sydney with everything I needed, but I never felt free there. From an early age, I found myself captivated and allured by the ‘unseen’ spiritual world, and dance was the portal that guided me there. My mother introduced me to ballet before I could barely walk, which was the greatest gift of my life. When I was 12 years old, I won a scholarship to The McDonald College of Performing Arts in Sydney where I studied classical ballet and contemporary dance. Dancing and writing combined were the remedies that saved me from falling down the dark corners of my mind and somehow set me free to higher places.
When I was 22, I left Sydney, curious and craving to soak up diverse cultures and explore a deeper spiritual practice and ritual in understanding the depths of why must we feel pain and suffering. I quickly discovered this globe was my residential address and home was wherever my heart felt free to fully express, uninhibited. I am a free spirit, passionately devoted to human and spiritual evolution and esoteric metaphysical magic, which is why I live inside the womb of Mamma Bali, one of the most magical islands that forever holds a great suspicion and where I feel most connected to my own divine source of love.
When did you take your first Qoya class? I was traveling through India in 2017 as an Ambassador for the Rise as One project, which is a local women’s empowerment program to rise young girls and women above poverty and childbirth. It was on this project that I met Lyndsey Love Azlynne who introduced me to Qoya. When Lyndsey guided us through hip opening, my hips whispered hidden secrets to me which had been held captive for years. My body remembered the power of feminine movement and the energy release I experienced was quite intense. As tears of relief and joy ran down my cheeks, my hips radiated life, an awakening that transmuted old wounds to magic, and every single cell in me cried yes! I knew in that moment Qoya was potent and I was going to be a Qoya teacher.
What does it mean for you to teach Qoya? When I think about teaching Qoya, my body lights up with goosebumps and I just feel alive! I grew up a dancer, yogi and personal trainer, studied holistic counseling and many energy healing modalities in search to find ‘that’ remedy where I could combine this delicious fusion together to be of service to the world. This has been my life’s dedication and sacred work to meet with Qoya and help lift up the vibration of love on this planet through dance movement.
What is your fav song to dance to right now? Shaking it out to Mayapuris' "Mridanga" can send me wild, and my hips just love to open up sensually with Paula Cole's "Feelin' Love" and "Glory Box" by Portishead.
What book has inspired you on the path to embodying the feminine? Rise Sister Rise by Rebecca Campbell. Qoya: A Compass for Navigating an Embodied Life that is Wise, Wild and Free by Rochelle Schieck. Autobiography of an Orgasm by Betsy Blankenbaker. Women who run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. Her Blood is Gold by Lara Owe.
What would you tell someone who is thinking of taking a Qoya class for the first time? It’s time to let go of all inhibitions, set yourself free, and reclaim your feminine divine through movement. If you get the opportunity to experience Qoya, I strongly encourage you to gravitate towards this high vibrational medicine and explore how it feels for you. Give yourself full permission to waken your feminine empowerment and just have fun! Qoya is a spirit that called for me, and I trusted in its potent healing which changed my life after one class.