Rochelle Schieck loves to move- in her body and around the world. She started dancing as a young girl growing up in Minnesota until she was summoned by the call of adventure. Her love of movement and the desire to explore life’s meaning compelled her to spend the last 10+ years traveling around the world as a student and teacher to places throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, India, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Rochelle has led over 4,000 movement classes and facilitated hundreds of private sessions while living in New York and California. Deeply inspired by the study of the divine feminine, sensuality, and other womanly arts, she started to integrate a more feminine approach to movement with her experience as a personal trainer, certified massage therapist, shamanic energy healer and her degree in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts to create the movement system, Qoya. 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 are practiced. Wise evoking the wisdom of yoga, wild- the creative expression in dance and free- the ability to really enjoy one’s body through sensual movement. There are over 50 certified Qoya teachers and classes, workshops and retreats scheduled worldwide in 2013 in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Europe, Peru and Zimbabwe. To learn more, visit www.wisewildfree.com.
The divine light within me bows with gratitude for the gifts, blessings, and challenges that have been along my path and bring me to this divine moment right NOW. As each breath flows through me, I ask and intend that inspiration to create this work does, too. May the lessons that are most important to be shared come through with ease and grace. May the right people to collaborate with feel the magnetic pull to join our tribe. May the abundance flow in all directions, enhancing the well-being of all who choose to get inspired and move. May the wisdom traditions inform us, the wildness in us re-invent life anew, and the soul wings be set free to feel true freedom. May we also feel the strength of the community flying high together and dwell in kindness and compassion for each living being knowing we are all one.
To every task, yes and thank you.
To every inquiry, yes and thank you.
To every day, yes and thank you.
Experience that led to the creation of Qoya:
Taught over 4,000 movement classes and hundreds of private sessions, 2000- Present
Certificate as Master Practitioner of Energy Medicine, The Four Winds Society, 2010
Shiva Rea, Yoga Trance Dance Teacher Training, Kripalu, 2009
Mastery and Inner Circle Graduate, Enrollment Staff and Pleasure Revolutionary Award Recipient at Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts, 2007-2009
Foundation in Energetics, Global Alliance for Balance and Healing, California, 2007
Various Coursework in India, Thailand, Australia, and New Zealand in the topics of: Yoga, Vipassana meditation and sacred Indian Yogic texts
Shiva Rea Vinyasa Teacher Training, Kerala, India, 2007
Hirudaya Certified Massage Therapist, San Luis Obispo, CA, Spring 2006
Shiva Rea, Embodying the Flow Vinyasa Yoga Training, San Francisco, CA, 2006
California Artist In Residence 2006: teaching yoga, dance and meditation in CA schools
YMCA Mind/Body Fitness Director at San Luis Obispo YMCA, 2004-2006
YMCA Certified: Personal Training, Cycling, Group Exercise, Active Older Adults, 2005
NIA Technique White Belt Certification San Rafael, CA, 2004
Bikram Hatha Yoga College of India 300+ hour Certification, Los Angeles, CA, 2003
B.F.A. Interdisciplinary Studies of Fine Arts (I created my own major to prepare for further studies in movement therapy by focusing on Dance, Psychology, and Humanities). University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ , 2001