Sydney Zwicker

Denver, Colorado + Worldwide

I love being a Qoya teacher because Qoya is shifting the paradigm of healing. There is no 'one' way, nor 'right' way to heal. Every person is different.

My path as a healer has been one of self-discovery, healing and empowerment. I am a Qoya teacher, a Yoni Crystals practitioner, and a certified Reiki master with a background in integrative body therapy. I works with clients using breath, the body, and intentional movement to feel what is working and understand what may no longer serve.

My intentions as a healer is to give students the tools to journey into wholeness. My work is centralized around themes of intimacy, sensuality and intuitive self nourishment.

When did you take your first Qoya class? Qoya appeared in my life multiple times before I found myself in the classroom. All throughout 2016 the name kept coming up in the work I was doing and finally in November I listened and looked it up. From the first 30 seconds of Rochelle's introduction video, I was in tears--my body remembered, and there was no turning back. Two days later, I took my first Qoya class and it changed everything. I had been exploring somatic healing, and movement healing practices for over 5 years at this time, but when I walked out of this Qoya class, I just knew. Qoya cut through all the bullshit--out of the mind, and into the body.

What does it mean for you to teach Qoya? Being a Qoya teacher is an honor and sharing Qoya with other women is a blessing I am so grateful for. It means showing up, in a community of women who are present and intentional. I am speechless, time and time again, as I meet other Qoya teachers and Qoya dancers, by their courage and willingness to do the work and share their experience. The Community is the foundation of the sacredness of Qoya.

What is your favorite song to dance to right now? When in doubt, Beyoncé.

What book has inspired you on the path to embodying the feminine? There is no one book, but if there had to be a bible, Women Who Run with the Wolves, is a sure candidate. A French novel that changed my life by Luisa Myrial called "L'ile: Les sept nuits d'Eve à Lilith"-- or The Island: The seven nights from Eve to Lilith. It tells the story of being a women, and all the facets, light and shadow for embodying what it means to be fully feminine, and fully human in that experience.

Just a taste of its beauty--

"Let us stop looking at life backwards and the world upside down. Let us start at the beginning: the world could not have been created in seven days. No. The world was created in seven nights! It is in the night that plants grow...children, lovers ... Everyone knows it! Seven, yes, seven nights were enough to create the world, but of course, they are not just any nights. They must pile up, answer each other like constellations in the sky, like seven cards, which must be mixed, drawn, made to speak. To each man, to each woman, there exist seven nights."

What would you tell someone who is thinking of taking a Qoya class for the first time? Welcome Sister! If you are even thinking about Qoya, you are on the right path! Let your body lead you, whether into a class, a workshop, or a retreat, there is no way to do it wrong! Your body knows! Are you willing to take a moment to notice and listen?