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Natural Awakenings Austin

Spiritual Enlightenment Can Be Fun

Sep 02, 2014 01:18PM

Rochelle Schieck, creator of Qoya, a movement practice for women that focuses on doing what feels good and reminds participants that their true essence is to be wise, wild and free, will be offering a workshop called Gratitude as a Superpower, two Qoya classes and a Gratitude Despacho Ceremony, from 10 a.m. to noon, October 4 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., October 5, at Castle Hill Fitness at The Studio, in Austin. She will also lead an Introduction to Qoya Teacher Training, October 6, at Casa de Luz.

Schieck visited Austin last year to Introduce Qoya, and since then, two weekly classes are now being taught by local teachers, Susan Anderson and Mia Pem. Each class involves creating sacred space, setting intentions, movements to open and connect with the body, a little yoga and a bit of dance— all practiced to fun and inspiring music.

Qoya has become an international practice and is featured on as a top spiritual workout. It is a fun practice that creates an opportunity to connect with our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual selves. Qoya classes are held at Up Yoga Collective (2326 East Cesar Chavez), Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., and beginning September 3, at Casa de Luz (1701 Toomey Road), Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $40 (Oct. 4), $50 (Oct. 5) or $80 (both days). Location: 1112 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin (Oct. 4-5); 1701 Toomey Rd., Austin (Oct. 6). To register, visit For more information call Susan Anderson at 512-964-4554, email [email protected] or visit and

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