Love transcends all space and time
And love can make a little child smile
Oh, can’t you see
This won’t go wrong
But we got to be strong
We can’t do it alone
We got to let love rule
Let love rule
— Lenny Kravitz

Love - the feeling of love, the sensation of love,
and love in action, love as a verb, love that overcomes fear - is real.

Yes, it is.

One thing our clients consistently struggle with
is feeling love.

Sister, we've been there.

And because we've been there, we know how to navigate our way through.
Feeling isolated, lonely, or even-
"I know that I'm loved, but I still don't feel love in my life."

Welcome to the shift
from external validation
to internal validation!

The first essence of Qoya is shifting from your idea of how something should be (external validation) to the feeling of resonance in your body with how it is (internal validation).

That shift into feeling absolute truth in your body, whether in your life or in a movement class, is where you find love.

Because at the bottom of everything, there is love. At the heart of the heart of the heart of every situation, there is love.

That's really all there is.

How do you make this shift? It's very simple.


In this weekend workshop, we will explore ways to experience love in the body.

Through movement.

Through ritual.

Through community connection.

By taking some time to reconnect with the wisdom that lives in your body,
you will return to love.

Real love.

The kind that isn't dependent on any person or set of circumstances,
 but the love that lives under your skin, always there and always yours.


On September 22nd, the night before our Only Love is Real weekend workshop, we will be celebrating the Autumn Equinox with a Qoya movement class followed by a ritual. You can join us for one or both workshops, gathering to honor the changing seasons that remind us of death and rebirth. Nature is of full of healing metaphors, and the gift of the equinox is waning sunlight, easing into a period of darker, quieter time for reflection and rest. Falling leaves remind us to let go in order to enter the empty space where all creation begins.

This Thursday evening workshop is INCLUDED if you register for the Love is Real weekend workshop, or you can register for the Autumn Equinox workshop on its own.

"Thank you, from the depths of my heart, soul, being, body. You have found me and freed me and brought me home. I will never be the same. I don't often have the words to express my gratitude for life changing moments, and while I know the divine led me there, danced through us, wove her magic spell around us... you were at the wheel. And I am belly laughing with tear-leaking eyes, heart to the earth with gratitude. Thank you for this cellular teaching of my body's wisdom, of ecstatic sisterhood, of divinity here on earth, of reverence. I will simply never be the same. Everything is changing. Everything is open. Qoya is life, and you were right - it is a lifestyle of reverence."

-ELIZA REYNOLDS, author of "Mothering & Daughtering: Keeping Your Bond Strong Through the Teen Years"


Rochelle Schieck

Rochelle Schieck is the founder of Qoya. Since its inception in 2009, she has trained hundreds of Qoya teachers, taught thousands of Qoya movement classes, and led dozens of retreats in the most sacred places on earth with one intention in mind: to remember, and to help others do the same. Her work has been featured in outlets like New York Magazine,, The Telegraph, and Psychology Today. She's the author of Qoya: A Compass for Navigating an Embodied Life that is Wise, Wild and Free.

Sonja Lockyer

Sonja Lockyer is a yoga teacher and light coach, dedicated to igniting the light within each of us. She founded Happy Sexy Mama after navigating post-natal depression, driven by the wish to help other young mothers avoid the void. Her passion for yoga, meditation, healing rituals, self care, and Mary Magdalene have brought her to a deep and profound desire to teach the tools that strengthen and nurture our light. More than anything, it is her belief that by consciously reconnecting to our personal source of energy within, and maintaining a discipline of self care and renewal, we are able to live a life of inspiration and enthusiasm, lighting up the world with our actions and our vibration.

SAMPLE RETREAT ITINERARY (exact times may vary)

Thursday, September 22nd
6:00pm - 9:00pm: Autumn Equinox Workshop

Friday, September 23rd
6-7pm: Delicious Dinner
7-10pm: Opening Ceremony

Saturday, September 24th
8-9am: Bountiful Breakfast
9:30am-12pm: Qoya Class
12pm-2pm: Nourishing Lunch and time to rest
2pm-5pm: Afternoon Workshop
6-7pm: Delicious Dinner
8-10pm: Evening Ritual

Sunday, September 25th
8-9am: Bountiful Breakfast
9:30am-11:30am: Qoya Class
12pm-1pm: Nourishing Lunch and blessings for your next adventure!


Both workshops will be held at a beautiful private residence in Mougins, France.

Accommodations and travel are NOT included in the workshop tuition, but there are some lovely hotels nearby and you can also check out listings on Airbnb. The nearest airport is in Nice, France.


Pricing is per person.

Your Only Love is Real tuition includes:

  • Autumn Equinox Workshop

  • Only Love is Real Weekend Workshop

  • Meals indicated on the itinerary

Your tuition does not include:

  • travel to the workshop

  • accommodations

Register for your spot today.

When you register for Only Love is Real, you'll see the option to add on your FREE Autumn Equinox workshop.