Happy New Year Qoya Tribe!

In the ancient sacred scripture the Bhagavad Gita, there is guidance that it is better to fail miserably at your own dharma (soul work) than succeed at someone else's.

Your soul work can be your garden, the way you parent, a business you start, or whatever way that you infuse your gifts into the world to serve and steward life.

Astrologer Virginia Rosenberg shares that with this New Moon in Capricorn, January 9th, 2016 (8:30pm EST), is an ideal time to set intentions for the year incoming. After a haphazard holiday season, we now have the opportunity to get real. Focus. Look at things clearly. This moon describes sobriety and an awareness of time. Pressure and difficulty in relationships or finances come into view. What are your limitations? Are you able to dance with them alongside you in earnest? Consider this choice: is it time to walk away from challenge or face it squarely and climb it like a mountain? This moon says: venture into maturity. Embrace your soul’s work. Soul work is not always what we might imagine. For some, soul work is running a corporation. For others, soul work is having meaningful conversations with friends. What does your soul work commitment feel like? It is the thing that gives you a sense of purpose. The thing that you’ve been recognized for. The thing you might fear the most: your own greatness.

I'm sure this isn't the first time you've thought about "soul work" before. However, I want to offer you a unique invitation.

As a special New Year's gift, please enjoy this full Qoya class devoted to exploring your relationship to your sacred work through the movement of your body. Instead of thinking and analyzing, or trying to mentally figure it out, see what emerges from the wisdom of your body when you move with intention.

I personally have found so much fulfillment in the expression of my sacred work in the world that I am passionate about encouraging others who feel the call to do the same. It's even an entire chapter of my book, which is so close to being born!

After some unexpected delays with the printer, we are waiting on one more perfect proof before pressing print on the first run. However, if you pre-order the book on Lifestyle of Reverence now, you'll immediately be able to download the PDF e-book and a one hour Qoya class to accompany the book, then your print book will ship as soon as it's ready!

Have you checked out Lifestyle of Reverence yet? Starting with this new moon in Capricorn until the full moon in two weeks, we are inviting you to participate in a giveaway! Enter to win an angel wing kimono by reposting the picture below, tagging #lifestyleofreverence when you do, then following @lifestyleofreverence on Instagram if you haven't already. Deadline is January 22nd at 11:59pm PT, and a winner will be chosen on January 23rd!

May this year inspire us to expand even more into our most sincere offering that nourishes us, others and life.

With love,