Qoya is based on the idea that through movement we remember. We remember our essence is wise, wild and free. Wise, wild and free also draw reference to the movement forms that we practice:
Wise: calling on the wisdom of yoga.
Wild: the creative expression in dance.
Free: expanding our capacity to enjoy being in our bodies through movement.
Qoya is a movement practice for women, supporting them to embody their feminine essence.
In every Qoya class, you experience 13 core components expressing a unique theme for the day that supports the embodiment of your true essence.You slow down and feel. You sweat. You play and have fun!
Qoya also helps us remember those things that can never be put into words. Like when you see a sunset and your whole body exhales. When you are on a road trip and feeling the sensation of adventure. When you get caught up in the contagious laughter of a child or feel the warmth of your lover's body in bed while it is raining outside.
In Qoya, there is no way to do it "right"-- the only way you know is that it feels good. And using this as a metaphor for life, what if we could trust what feels good, true, and honest to guide our lives?
WHY SHOULD I TRY IT?
Qoya classes combine the traditional benefits of fitness — including strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, and agility training — with a unique empowering approach that is expressive, and, most importantly, fun. Qoya helps you enjoy and revel in your body. In other words, the focus becomes more on the enjoyment of the experience in the present moment vs. all the traditional motivation factors of exercise (losing weight, toning, burning calories, stretching, reducing stress, etc.). All those become pleasurable bi-products, but not the reason you go. The reason you go is your joy.
TEACHER - ERIN FOWLER
Erin completed her Qoya Teacher Training in Feb 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand with Qoya founder and creator Rochelle Schieck.
Tuesdays 8:00am - 9:00am
NO CLASSES CURRENTLY RUNNING
WHERE: Lundie Gardens, 21 South Terrance, Adelaide Parklands. See photo.
Participants should wear loose clothing and bring a water bottle.
Bring some stillness into the silliness of the festive season!
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art and mediation practice. The mind and body move as one as you practice meditation in motion. It increases your balance and co-ordination, body awareness and mechanics and helps you quiet the mind, increasing relaxation. Tai Chi is taught in slow and relaxed movements. Tai Chi developed into a martial arts originally based on Taoism. It is often referred as the mother of martial arts.
Classes are open to anyone of any age, and no prior knowledge or movement experience is required. Erin will teach the basics of Qigong and Tai Chi including the Baduanjin – a simple stretching series and Taijibu (tai chi walk) which creates a sense of grounding and relaxation in the practitioner.
Erin is a dancer and choreographer and fell in love with Chinese martial arts after travelling to Wudang Mountain in China in 2012. She then spent 6 weeks training at the Guigu Culture School in Wudang in 2013. This training had a profound impact on her dancing - as well as providing her with a regular movement practice that helps her find balance and stillness in a busy world.
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