Colleen LaSota

Minneapolis, MN

Four Gates Studio

Qoya Instructor, Acupuncturist, Mother

Over the last 5 years Qoya has remained one of the most important parts of my life. For me it is an experiential path that leads to profound energetic shifts and an internally validated life, and so importantly: it’s fun! My analytical skills and external experience dominated my perception until a year or so of weekly Qoya classes sank in. The consistent practice of moving in a way that feels good shifted my way of being, guided me to slow down enough to feel my life and honor my intuitive and instinctual nature.  Qoya also provides a structure that supports our freedom, and nourishes our capacity to trust ourselves and act on the wisdom we receive from within. My intention for every class is to offer each woman a space where she feels supported to go within, feel her essence and share it authentically. I hold infinite gratitude for Qoya's global community of women who are embodying the Feminine, guided by Love.

When did you take your first Qoya class? Spring of 2009

What does it mean for you to teach Qoya? I have the honor of holding space for women to experience their inner world through movement that feels good.

What is your favorite song to dance to right now? Stevie Wonder - "As"

What book has inspired you on the path to embodying the feminine? Five Spirits by Lorie Dechar


What would you tell someone who is thinking of taking a Qoya class for the first time? You must go... because if you love it like we do and choose to make Qoya part of your life, your whole life just gets better and better, and all you have to do is show up and move however feels good to you.