Brick, New Jersey
I am currently teaching the first Thursday evening monthly, at Integrative Healing and Wellness in Bayhead, NJ. Register at www.integrativehealingandwellness.com
OR visit http://mindfulnessmovementmusic.webs.com/ to schedule a Qoya personalized ritual movement which can be done in Toms River. New Jersey or online.
From a young age, I played with and in nature. I spoke to daddy long legs, many a praying mantis, who by the way tilt their heads to listen to you, and had two-way conversations with sacred mourning doves. I had wonderful relationships with all the crawlers, winged ones, and the four-leggeds I met. I hugged, sang and hung out with the trees. I still do. My experiences with nature and animals deeply infused the concept in me that we are all connected.
I am a lifelong learner and live a life of service. I have been blessed to have been able to share these gifts with my two multi-talented daughters. I have officially been a student and teacher of the healing arts since early 2000 when I won a Reiki session at a women's conference. I believe the book, Conversations with God had a hand in this as well. In addition to being a Qoya teacher, I am a sound healer, a Shamanic practitioner, a certified drum circle practitioner through HealthyRhythms, a Reiki Master/Teacher, a certified teacher of Mindfulness, a Healing Rhythm facilitator, and a teacher of English and of the handicapped. I am currently studying energy work, the Healing Hands modality, MSBR and pursuing a Masters in Holistic Health. I am honored to have studied advanced holistic healing modalities in person, with experts in their field through years of apprenticeships, to have studied for a short sacred time in a monastery, as well as learning through the trainings around the country. I have always been led by my heart and passion for helping others. Over the years I have taught many classes, from Introduction to Holistic Healing to Movement with Mozart, in public schools, universities, churches, wellness centers and volunteered my services in some of the same venues as well as with oncology patients. I have led and facilitated many drum circles, classes, and retreats.
A year and a half ago Spirit guided me to form my own business, Mindfulness, Movement, and Music to continue my life of service in a different vein. It was no accident that I was led to Qoya at that time. It has become the sacred Movement part of the business. I believe Qoya has helped me to be more conscious of my feminine softer side while igniting my passions and the peaceful warrior I have inside me.
My goals are to share my experiences and healing passions and spread the joy, blessings, and love that these sacred healings bring and to show the world that we are all connected in love. We can help each other create joy, balance, and peace for all through mindfulness, movement, music.
When did you take your first Qoya class? I am blessed to have taken my first in-person Qoya class in August 2016 at Kripalu.
What does it mean for me to teach Qoya? Teaching Qoya is a sacred part of my life journey. Qoya has helped me to connect to my soft but fierce feminine side. It has helped me gain confidence and invited one serious girl to let go and play.
What is your favorite song to dance to right now? Aloha Ke Akua – Medicine for the People is aligning with my heart at the moment.
What book has inspired you on the path to embodying the feminine? I believe it is Goddesses Never Age by Dr. Christine Northrup...it is full of sage advice for us Goddesses to help embody the feminine.
What would you tell someone who is thinking of taking a Qoya class? If you are thinking about taking a class, follow your heart and try it. Your whole being, mind, body, and soul will thank you.