Worthing, United Kingdom & Europe
You can find out more about classes throughout the UK on the UK Collective Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/QoyaCollectiveUK
You can also find out more about my Qoya & Kundalini retreats at http://blushloveretreat.com
As a creativity and empowerment coach, Qoya teacher and NLP practitioner, I understand the balance of mind, body and soul, which is why I call my work practical magic.
I believe that there’s magic inside all of us and that only we have the power to tap into that magical kingdom within. I believe that you are the secret to unlocking all of the rich jewels that live within you. I believe that you have all of the answers you’re ever going to need. And in order to unlock the key to that treasure chest of rich creativity that is buried within you we need to go on a voyage of discovery using practical magic to live a creative life on your own terms.
Living creatively is simply living a life you want to live and doing it on your own terms. In your own way. It’s being a soulful rebel in a sea of normality.
When did you take your first Qoya class? I danced my first Qoya class with the wonderful Jayne Goldheart in London 2015. It was from that very moment that my heart remembered how to feel. I remember distinctly the moment in free dance that I was spinning around and around with my arms wide open to receive joy, and the smile on my face was as wide as my movements. I signed up to the Qoya Teacher Training the very next day!
What does it mean for you to teach Qoya? It means the opportunity to drop out of my head and into my heart. It is also the opportunity to join in circles of women as we remember our divine essence. I love that moment when something shifts. It can be subtle, or it can be a huge awakening, but it's always there - in every dance.
I came to Qoya at a time when I could no longer access any emotions in my body. I was numb from the neck down and it was terrifying. Qoya has meant connecting back to my heart which had been wrapped in layers of grief and pain over the last 10 plus years. I knew there were feelings inside of me that I just wasn’t able to access, so Qoya meant digging deep to get to them.
Each and every day more joy finds its way into my body. With every dance, with every moment that we share our hearts and our voices, with every ritual to release, awaken and fill our cups the layers started melting and my heart has unfurled its petals. And my creativity has exploded! I can see in the colours of my soul, and see other peoples shining like bright jewels.
What is your favorite song to dance to right now? I have a big love for Same Sea by LIGHT for Circling. I recently lead Qoya teaching at my Blush Love Retreat in Portugal. They have a word there 'saudade', it relates to a feeling you get from a song or poetry which evokes a sense of longing, or a nostalgia, maybe even a remembrance of something that strikes a chord. I embrace the feeling of saudade when I hear this song and move my body.
What book has inspired you on the path to embodying the feminine? Oh, so many. I devoured 'Women Who Run With Wolves' by Clarissa Pinkola Smith. I am loving the work of my dear friend Lisa Lister with 'Code Red', and 'Love Your Lady Landscape', which teach us how to get more in rhythm with our natural rhythms.
What would you tell someone who is thinking of taking a Qoya class for the first time? You've felt the calling. Trust your instincts and try it. If you're feeling conscious about moving your body in front of people, take it at your own pace. It will pass as you remember the joy of what it feels to move in the way your body desires to move. Even if you feel that all you can muster is to tap a foot, then come and tap a foot!