Samar Ocean Wolf Ciprian 

Mount Albert, Auckland, New Zealand

When did you take your first Qoya class? At my own house in New Zealand where Rochelle appeared through a series of magical circumstances in 2013.  It was the beginning of a beautiful and deeply profound journey with so many deep connections to people and place.  

What does it mean for you to teach Qoya? It is an honor to teach Qoya. It feels like a path of spiritual service to the body, to women, to humanity, to the Earth through JOY and through WHOLENESS.  It feels like one of the many lights shining in the world to guide us towards a more reasonable way to live.  Its such a blessing.  I am so grateful. 

What is your favorite song to dance to right now? Oh the songs! No one prepared me for the Guru that music was going to become in my life.  I have so many songs ot be grateful to and for.  At the moment 'The Currents' by Bastille, 'Send My Love to Your New Lover' by Adele, '7 Years' by Lukas Graham, and the 'Sundara Chalisa' by Krishna Das - as well as a million billion more.  Yum! 

What book has inspired you on the path to embodying the feminine? There are so many books that have healed my heart and opened my body to truth so deeply.  'Untie the Strong Woman' by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes is a book like no other.  'Wolf Totem' by Jiang Rong changed my life.  Recently, the 'Architect's Apprenctice' by Elif Shafak just blew me away and reminded me that no matter what, our true calling is never lost.   

What would you tell someone who is thinking of taking a Qoya class for the first time? I am really really so happy and excited for you.  There is a mystery to Qoya that words cannot explain.  If you're feeling called, come, and be ready for a sweetness to enter your life like no other.