Qoya was founded by Rochelle Schieck in March 2009 in New York City.

It started out as the answer to the question:

"People keep saying I should get out of my head and into my body - but how do I do that?"

The first Qoya gatherings were classes, but after months of teaching, Rochelle was moved to offer a longer, deeper experience of Qoya in the form of a retreat, where the movement classes would be supported by ritual, pilgrimage, and community connection.

In 2010, she began offering Qoya retreats, and since then, she and other Qoya teachers have led over 60 retreats all over the world. Enjoy this virtual tour of all the dances, rituals, pilgrimages, and memories of time we've spent gathered in community to remember our essence is wise, wild and free.

 

2010

Hamptons

Costa Rica

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2011

Costa Rica

Omega

India

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2012

Hawaii

Costa Rica

Woodstock

Greece & Turkey

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2013

Costa Rica

Miami

Woodstock

Peru

Burning Man

Italy

Zimbabwe

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2014

Mexico

Costa Rica

Miami

Amazon Jungle in Peru

Burning Man

Italy

Woodstock

Zimbabwe

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2015

California

Costa Rica

Miami

Kripalu

Bali

Woodstock

Zimbabwe

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2016

Costa Rica

Hawaii

Costa Rica Collective

Costa Rica Co-Ed 

Guatemala

Kripalu

France

Woodstock

Zimbabwe + Capetown

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2017

Woodstock

Hawaii

Bali

Costa Rica Collective

Costa Rica Fierce Feminine

Belize

Tulum

Zimbabwe

Guatemala

Kripalu

Multiversity

Greenville

Iceland

France

Australia

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2018

Guatemala

India

Costa Rica Collective

Woodstock

France

Kripalu

Multiversity

New Mexico

Omega

New Zealand

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2019

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Will you join us?

Whether you've never done Qoya before or attended 20 retreats, a Qoya Retreat is the best way to reconnect with your essence in a beautiful natural environment and circle of supportive women.

At every retreat, no matter what location, you will make a pilgrimage to a location with access to nature, get moving with daily Qoya classes, participate in rituals to cultivate deeper connection with the divine both within and outside of yourself, and spend time in a community of like-minded women who share your blessings and challenges and act as mirrors to reflect love back to you.. 

Save the dates for our official 10th anniversary celebration at the 2019 Qoya Collective Retreat in Costa Rica: March 23 - 30, 2019. Enrollment is opening soon!

We also have Qoya retreats now open for enrollment with more being added all the time.