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Maria Anzola

Bogota, Colombia


I am teaching in Bogota at the moment at different locations. For more info about location and price please write to: write to

I studied Anthropology in Colombia, and I was always searching and exploring about human connections, cultures, ways of expression and healing. 

In 2012, I went to explore the sea life in New Zealand where I studied plants, flower essences, yoga, and aromatherapy. I found Qoya there and yayyy it was such a great integration of all what I love!

Now I am in Colombia, and I just finished a Diploma in Dance and Movement Therapy based on conflict scenarios and peacebuilding. I can see and feel that movement, breathing and dancing are powerful tools for building peace, connection, trust and community. I love to combine different modalities in my own healing journey and I love to share what I learn. Qoya is part of it! The name of my project its earth bliss, combining the magic of the earth (making blends with plants and oils!), movement, and art for transformation.

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When did you take your first Qoya class? I took my first Qoya class in Auckland few years ago with Samar (amazing!). It was like I’d been doing Qoya my whole life!

What does it mean for you to teach Qoya? Teaching Qoya for me means sharing what I love the most! Moving and connecting with our bodies, not judging, just being present. Teaching Qoya for me means to always be a student of life, willing to keep opening, trusting and dancing.

What is your favorite song to dance to right now? I am reconnecting with salsa again! The name of the song I love dancing at the moment is “Merecumbe.”

What book has inspired you on the path to embodying the feminine? Oh!! So hard to choose just one. But I love “Qoya: A Compass for Navigating an Embodied Life that is Wise, Wild and Free” by Rochelle Schieck, and I love as well “Wild Feminine” by Tami Kent.

What would you tell someone who is thinking of taking Qoya class for the first time? Don’t think too much! Go for it.
You will be surprised!