A special training with Qoya founder Rochelle Schieck to make becoming a Qoya Teacher accessible to those who are unable to travel
"The Qoya Intensive Teacher Training was one of the most profound experiences I’ve been blessed to have. While the weeklong Intensive was transformative, I have really begun to feel the transformation during the integration process. Rochelle masterfully delivers the most transcendental transmission of each pillar of Qoya in a way that defies time and space. The energetic shifts I received in Costa Rica began as a download straight into my heart and lovingly absorbed into every molecule of my being. My perspective of presence and participation in the world around me truly is an unfolding as the embodiment of my Divine essence. I am eternally grateful for the gifts Qoya has offered me. Thank you to the lineage of Qoya, and thank you to Rochelle for following the call to create a movement system that is rooted in and in service to love, always."
LEIGAH LOCKE, Qoya Teacher
The Qoya Teacher Training is a profound experience for personal growth that empowers you to hold space for others in your community as they dance with the blessings and challenges of their lives.
Qoya is designed to teach you how to keep your channel open and reconnect to the lineage of those who have come before you, those who dance alongside you, and those who will benefit from your efforts in this lifetime.
My desire is to empower you to continue to share Qoya with your communities. The Intensive is also a prerequisite for those who with to learn how to lead Qoya retreats and teacher trainings.
Everyone in the training will lead a Qoya class and receive feedback from me and the other women in the training. We will go deep into the philosophy and metaphysical reason each pillar is needed to hold up a Qoya class through initiatory rituals.
The days are full and magical! A sample itinerary is below, but be prepared to flow.
There are reading and homework assignments before and after the Intensive with group calls for each that are recorded to reference as you need.
The books are:
The Desire Map by Danielle Laporte
Radiance Sutras by Lorin Roche
Autobiography of an Orgasm by Betsy Blankenbaker
Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
For this special training, also expect extra assignments that I’ll give individuals and the group as needed.
Any questions, please email me directly at email@example.com. Otherwise if you feel the call in your body, I invite you to listen to it, and live into the experience of trusting your inner knowing and your body. Trust it not only as a home where you live for this life, not only as the temple where your spirit dwells, not only as a guide that offers intuition and felt sense, but as a beloved companion for this journey.
Qoya is based on the idea through movement, we remember.
We remember our essence is wise, wild and free.
SAMPLE ITINERARY (subject to change)
Saturday, May 4th
10am-1pm ET: Session One: Opening Ceremony, Qoya Class + Sacred Space Lineage Workshop with Rochelle
3pm-6pm ET: Session Two: Authenticity Class + Creating a Theme Workshop
Sunday, May 5th
10am-1pm ET: Session Three: Intention Class + Intention Workshop
3pm-6pm ET: Session Four: Circling Class + Circling Workshop
Monday, May 6th
3pm-6pm ET: Session Five: Heart Opening Class + Heart Opening Workshop
Tuesday, May 7th
3pm-6pm ET: Session Six: Hip Opening Class + Hip Opening Workshop
Wednesday, May 8th
3pm-6pm ET: Session Seven: Yoga Class + Yoga Workshop
Thursday, May 9th
3pm-6pm ET: Session Eight: Shadow Workshop + Emotional Healing Sensitivity Training
Friday, May 10th
3pm-6pm ET: Session Nine: Choreographed Dance Class + Choreographed Dance Workshop
Saturday, May 11th
10am-1pm ET: Session Ten: Free Dance Class + Music Workshop
3pm-6pm ET: Session Eleven: Community Sharing Workshop + Closing Ceremony
"The Qoya Teacher Training Intensive is one of the richest experiences I've ever had. Get ready to dive deep into yourself, magic, and community. This training removed many layers of falsehood I hadn't known I was carrying. At times I felt I was running a spiritual marathon - and loving every second of it. My heart burst open. I was taken to the center of the mysterious spiral of life. Come as you are, leave as yourself unbound. Why wouldn't you?"
VIRGINIA ROSENBERG, Qoya Teacher
With the intention to make Qoya teacher training even more accessible, I am offering this training ONLINE so that a group of women who are unable to complete their Intensive training due to travel are able to become Certified Qoya Teachers and bring Qoya to their communities.
To align with this intention, you must complete an application to the program to give us an idea of your circumstances and why completing your training online will make it possible for you to become a teacher.
+ You are required to take a Mentorship Circle with Sara Ballard. Your tuition for this is included in your Intensive tuition.
January 4 - March 15, 2019: Winter Mentorship Circle
March 29 - June 14, 2019: Spring Mentorship Circle
+ You must teach 11 practice classes to friends and family in order to prepare, since you will teach a class to the group at the Intensive.
+ You must video yourself teaching a class and submit this video to us no later than April 1st, 2019.
*A strong high-speed internet connection
*A computer/laptop with video capability (The course cannot be done on a phone or other mobile device.)
*A free Zoom account on Zoom.us
*A Spotify account
*A phone or mobile device to play Spotify on, separate from your computer
If you’d like some guidance on how to complete these requirements, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To become a Certified Qoya Teacher offering Qoya classes to the general public, you must complete the Intensive training and sign our Teacher Training Agreement. At the Intensive, you will have the opportunity to teach your certification class, and you can also opt to teach your certification class after the Intensive, if you desire more time to work on your teaching. To maintain your certification, you must participate in our Continuing Education program ($55/year), which includes monthly phone calls with Rochelle and other resources to support your teaching practice.
"The Qoya Intensive Teacher Training in Costa Rica went far beyond my expectations. I've been teaching Qoya classes for three years and the Intensive week took my teaching to a whole other level with an even bigger expansion in my spiritual growth. I feel fortunate to teach and live the message of Qoya. It would be well worth it to take this course every year just for my own personal growth."
BETSY BLANKENBAKER, Qoya Teacher
COST + REGISTER
This training is for women only, ages 18 and up.
Your $1,800 tuition includes:
Mentorship Circle Tuition
Your tuition does not include:
cost of books or any materials you choose to use in your teaching practice
Apply for your spot today
Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel for any reason and we can find a person to take your spot, we will refund the amount paid minus a $250 administration fee. If we cannot find a person to take your spot, there are no refunds; however, you can transfer your paid spot to someone else, so you can send a friend or family member to the retreat in your place.
You were born to share yourself fully in this life.
The only thing harder than going for it is not going for it. Join us and step into alignment with your purpose, your sacred work, and finally living as the woman you were born to become.
Frequently Asked Questions
+ Will I be a certified teacher after the training is complete?
To be a Qoya Certified teacher, all the 3 course levels must be completed (Intro, Initiation, and Intensive), and you must teach a class for a Qoya Teacher Trainer, either at the Intensive retreat or afterwards either live or via video. To maintain your certication, you must also sign the Qoya Teacher Training Agreement and participate in our Continuing Education program.
+ I am interested in the teacher training itself, but I’m not sure if I want to teach. Is that okay?
If you are a regular Qoya participant, Teacher Training is an amazing way to bring more structure and inspiration to your personal practice, and to go deeper into the fundamentals of Qoya. That said, the focus of the Intensive will be on teaching Qoya to others. We have many teachers who incorporate Qoya into other offerings they have, like workshops, and those who simply wish to offer it to family and friends in a ritual space, without holding formal classes.
+ How do I start?
To recap: the first part, the [Intro to Qoya Online Training], can be done online and is a great introduction to the principals of Qoya and teaches you how to start leading your own at-home practice.
The second part, the Initiation to Qoya Teacher Training, is completed by taking 11 Qoya classes online or in person, attending an in person Initiation training, and teaching 11 Qoya classes to friends and family. We want you to be initiated into the powerful and transformational aspects through your experience, and the best way to learn to teach Qoya is by teaching Qoya!
The third part of the Qoya Teacher Training is the Intensive.
+ Teaching 11 classes sounds hard! How do I do it? Can I advertise and charge money?
Some women feel comfortable to teach after completing the Intro training, but most women find they feel comfortable teaching others after the Initiation training. When you register for the Initiation training, you'll receive access to the Qoya Portal, which contains 11 audio and video classes for you to take. After you've taken them, we recommend that you teach each class to a friend or family member.
Your 11 classes cannot be advertised to the public, nor can you charge money for them; however, you can leave a basket by the door and ask for any donations for space rental and supplies so that your community can support you.
You do not need a large group to constitute a class. A class can be taught to 1 person. You can teach a class to another Qoya teacher locally or via Skype and count that as one of your 11.
The most important thing is that you arrive at the Intensive completely comfortable to teach a class to the group, so that you can focus on the real training of the retreat, which is not about the logistics of the movement, but about the deeper philosophies of Qoya and going into them first so you can then lead others.
+ I have more questions. Who do I contact?
Any questions we haven't covered here? Email us at email@example.com.
"Qoya Intensive was more than I could ever have imagined. Each day felt like a lifetime in the best possible way. Each individual day was worth the investment, let alone the whole week. I know Rochelle put a lot of time and planning into the training, but it definitely felt more divinely inspired than anything else. Each exercise, ritual, discussion, lecture, and class were woven together perfectly. I went in knowing what Qoya is and I was able to teach a class. I came out feeling the spirit of Qoya in my bones- like it was alchemically transferred into my being. Along with Rochelle’s amazing leadership, the way the group comes together in this environment is nothing short of magical. I know that the intentions, dreams, and desires I brought to the Intensive are being nurtured in the hearts of all the women who held space for me to plant them."
KACI FLOREZ, Qoya Teacher
"The Qoya Intensive Teacher Training week was powerful and profound. It was a turning point in my teachings. I am more aware of how to co-teach with the music and let it guide the group. I have much greater respect, understanding and tools given to harness the power of music to touch and move people. I had already done a teacher training in Brooklyn, two whole weeks in Costa Rica, not to mention many many classes and retreats with Rochelle in India, Peru, Miami, CA, Woodstock, NYC, and nothing came close to how transformational this week was. Rochelle puts her heart and soul into all she does, and my teaching quantum leaped after the Intensive; it was night and day. I feel so confident and eager to teach now, and beyond that, I feel passionate and moved to share. What I learned about teaching Qoya was like everything in Qoya: a metaphor for how to live. It was a modern day initiation, a rite of passage, and it marked a new era for me, a big YES to my dreams and purpose. A seed was planted, and I'm growing more free, joyful, centered, open, and ready to expand and move upwards and forward, one dance at a time."
FABIOLA BERGI, Qoya Teacher