Dear Dancers on the Path,

While it's normal to doubt, there is one interesting thing to notice about its source. Doubt is most often rooted in the repetitive thought patterns of the mind. These habitual forces are like a strong wind with the power to shift you from the place of center when you feel the most authentically yourself.

Those moments, when you feel the most authentically yourself, also have a usual source. Authenticity of being is most often rooted in the full embodied experience of the Self in the present moment. It's a feeling. An awareness. A presence. A blessing. This experience is fleeting if dependent on external stimulus, but so much of the human journey is about learning how to make the experience of being your true self become the source of your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and actions.

Each of our journeys are unique. One of the keys to healing is the same desire innate to the human condition yearning for freedom: the power to choose. Some of the more interesting dynamics of this are when our freedom increases because we decide to no longer hold our own energy back. By developing, strengthening and honoring the truth of how we feel in our body, we are more able to flow with the truth of our own life force. 

Our resident astrologer, Virginia Rosenberg, shares how to align with energy of the full moon:

The Full Moon in Aries on September 24, 2018 (10:53pm EST) is a dawning. It is a sign of the Self. Not simply the self you know, but also the emerging Self. The You that is generated from being awake and attuned to the leading edge. The leading edge is an undiscovered place, and because of this, we may not deem it a safe place. Our sense of security may be challenged. We may wonder if we’ll be alone in this unknown place. Unmet. Feel those sensations, and go forth anyway. It takes tremendous courage to pursue the proddings at this edge. At this stage, if we are going to heal, pursuit and decisive action are the only options. We are required to summon strength and shed veils of false peace and complacency. Something new is unfolding. We are living in unprecedented times. And we are here for it. We are motivating, integrating, and showing up to help lead ourselves to a future home. Active participants, recipients, and makers of this revolution. Each of us is called to rise. We are called to live into our part of the leading edge. In doing so, we will piece together a new wave of harmony. The answers to old questions are changing. And so, we ask them again: who am I? Why am I here? With all the love in my being, what am I willing to fight for?

To make this shift from doubt to confidence is often to make the shift from identifying with our thoughts alone to feeling our soul embodied. From that aligned place, notice what thoughts emerge. What is the easiest way to align with that feeling? I'm biased here, but I'm going to go ahead and say again: movement. There's only one way to know if it works for you, and that's to do it. 

Wishing you an empowered experience of yourself with the equinox, full moon and the emergence of truth that is happening within each one of us each and everyday.

With gratitude for every moment we can dance together,


Last Week for Early Bird Discount

There's one more week to take advantage of the Early Bird Discount for our Qoya Collective Retreat at Blue Spirit retreat center in Costa Rica on March 23 - 30, 2019! This retreat not only celebrates 10 years of retreats at Blue Spirit, but it is also Qoya's 10th birthday celebration! Now through October 1st, save $300 off with the code CONNECT.

Click here for all the details and to register.



Women's Dance Festival

Join forces with Toni Bergins, MEd, of JourneyDance, Rochelle Schieck of Qoya, and Parashakti of Dance of Liberation. This powerful collaboration of evolutionary soul transformation calls you to gather on the dance floor and remember the truth that lives in the wisdom of your body.

October 5th - 7th in Santa Cruz, California

Click here to learn more and register.

Upcoming Events with Rochelle Schieck

September 27th - 30th: Commune Retreat in Malibu Mountains, CA

Sunday, September 30th at 8:00pm: Qoya Class in Los Angeles, CA (Electric Lodge in Venice Beach)

October 5th - 7th: Women's Dance Festival in Santa Cruz, CA

Thursday, October 4th at 7:30pm: Qoya Class in Sacramento, CA

Monday, October 15th at 8:00pm: Qoya Class in New York, NY (Chelsea location will be emailed to you upon registration.)

October 26th - 28th: Omega Retreat in Rhinebeck, NY

October 28th - 29th: Initiation Teacher Training in Kingston, NY

Saturday, November 3rd at 6:00pm: Women Rising Rooted Workshop in New York, NY

Click here to find other classes near you.

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Bali Retreat with Betsy: October 6 - 13

Omega Retreat (Rhinebeck, New York) with Rochelle: October 26 - 28

10 Year Anniversary of Qoya at Blue Spirit: March 23 - 30, 2019


Commune Retreat (Malibu Mountains, California): September 27 - 30

Multiversity Women's Festival (Santa Cruz, California): October 5 - 7


Minneapolis, Minnesota with Angharad: October 12 - 13

New Zealand with Samar: October 26 - 29

Rhinebeck, New York with Rochelle: October 28 - 29

Online Initiation with Claire: November 14 - 22 (taught in French)

Paris, France with Claire: February 9 - 10, 2019 (taught in French)


Woodstock, New York with Rochelle: November 13 - 18

New Zealand with Samar: December 10 - 17

Nosara, Costa Rica with Samar and Claire: March 30 - April 6, 2019

Theologos, Greece with Sara and Claire: May 7 - 14, 2019