Changes at Satmya Yoga

 

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Term 2 will start May 2nd. In the interests of truthfulness (satya) I am letting students know that I will not be returning to teaching my regular group classes.

However, I am returning to teach yoga with NEW classes!

Following much reflection and exploration of ways I can best connect with students and share yoga while maintaining my own best self care, I will be offering my group yoga classes to you in a different format.

These new classes will be a longer length and run fortnightly for women only.

This will allow time and space for a deeper, more nurturing experience while building community amongst women.

The focus will be on having a mini retreat from busy lives every second week instead of the weekly, shorter sessions squeezed in amongst kids activities, work and spouses schedules. Perhaps in such busy lives it is the quality of an experience, not quantity, that truly matters.

We will move
We will stretch
We will sweat
We will breathe
We will meditate
We will truly relax
We will connect over herbal teas, snacks & time to chat with other women


 

This change coincides with changes in my life following my miscarriage and in my personal yoga and movement journey.

I have been fortunate enough to experience QOYA classes – yoga which also combines some dance and sacred movement. Following the profound shifts I’ve experienced in my own body, mind and life through this practice I am training to become a QOYA teacher.

I will be exploring aspects of this movement practice in my yoga classes as I complete my QOYAtraining. We will be deepening our connection to our bodies and breath through yoga poses and movement as we explore the idea that:

“If it feels good, then you’re doing it right”



About QOYA

QOYA is a movement practice for women developed by Rochelle Schieck that combines yoga, dance, sensual movement, meditation, breathwork, intuition, sacred community and more. To learn more about this beautiful work click here.

No prior yoga, dance or movement experience is required. This work is open to women of all ages, body types, stages of life and levels of movement experience.

As we move, we remember our essence is wise, wild, and free.

Wise, wild and free also draw reference to the movement forms that we practice:

Wise: the wisdom of yoga
Wild: the creative expression in dance
Free: expanding our capacity to enjoy our bodies through feminine movement

In every QOYA class, you experience 13 core components expressing a unique theme for the day that supports the embodiment of your feminine essence.

  • You slow down and feel. You sweat. You play and have fun!
  • Your perspective shifts from going through the motions to savoring life as sacred.
  • You find the answers you seek in your body, and as well as the support to follow them.
  • You also engage in ritual, pilgrimage, and community connections to open your heart, mind, and spirit.
In Qoya, imagine there is no way you can do it wrong… 
and the way you know you’re doing it right is when it feels good.