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2019 TRAININGS

Holistic Pelvic Care - ONE SPACE LEFT
with Tami Lynn Kent 
March 1st to 4th 2019 
Moon Yoga, Mount Albert 

This magical body of work has grown out of Tami's experience as a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist who saw a need to support women all the levels of their being.  Holistic Pelvic Care (HPC) combines gentle internal massage of the pelvic muscles with energy-balancing techniques that work synergistically with fascial-emotional release, giving women access to the medicine contained within their own bodies.

This work maps internal pelvic tension patterns, restores equilibrium, clears trauma imprints and supports the awakening of creative vitality.  It is a support to women healing from many pelvic disorders including bladder and rectal issues, prolapses, post-partum recovery, bonding disruptions and structural imbalances, and can be a profound tool in pre-conception preparation.  Within this work is woven an implicit capacity to support providers' restoration of their own energy reserves. 
Please contact Tami directly on tami@wildfeminine.com to apply 

Cost: $2000 USD 

 
Holistic Pelvic Energy - SOLD OUT
with Tami Lynn Kent 
March 5th and 6th
Moon Yoga, Mount Albert 

The body's energy field is designed to manifest your creative potential.  This class is both practitioner training and personal healing journey.  The creative field can be understood as the space around our physical body that began to be imprinted when we were growing in our mothers' wombs.  This training is a distillation of thousands of hours of Tami's work with women in the realm of the pelvic bowl and its profound energetic imprints and signatures.  Tami will share tools to support your ability to intentionally harness the inherent flow of generative power that dwells in your body and heal whatever may be in the way.  These tools stimulate one's ability to sense energy, cultivate creativity capacity, open to the flow of creation and embody a soul-filled life.  Her book, Wild Creative, is a companion to what is shared on this training.  Any woman who feels the call may apply. 

Cost: $925 USD 

Please email tami@wildfeminine.com to go on the waiting list. 

 
Qoya Intensive Teacher Training 
with Claire Garin and Samar Ocean Wolf Ciprian
March 30th to April 6th
Blue Spirit Retreat, Nosara, Costa Rica 

Culminate your Qoya teacher training journey at a supremely beautiful wild place.  Intensive is the third and final level of teacher training and involves seven full days of immersion into the world of sisterhood and the magical lineage of Qoya.  Embody each pillar of class and receive its energetic transmission.  Each participant with each teach or co/teach a full class, and  thus leave ready to take Qoya further and further into this glorious world.  Click here to learn more about Qoya teacher training. 

Cost: From $2898 US
Prerequisites: Intro (Level 1) online & Initation (Level 2)
Click here to register. 


Qoya Initiation Teacher Training 
with Samar Ocean Wolf Ciprian 
Moon Yoga, Mount Albert, Auckland
August 17th & 18th 2019 

Qoya is a movement practice for women, created by Rochelle Schieck.  It brings together dance, yoga, sensual movement, sacred community, intuition, breathwork and more.  Initiation is the second level on the teacher training path, with the online Intro being the first.  At Initiation, each participant will have the opportunity to teach each part of a class, embodying the whole through deeply knowing each part.  This weekend is rich in ceremony, connection, support and of course, dance.  Initiation prepares a seeker for Intensive - the final stage of the Teacher Training journey.  Intensive will be offered in New Zealand in December 2019.  Click here to learn more about Qoya teacher training.
Prerequisites:  Intro (online)   

Cost: $600 US 
Please email to enquire.  Registration opening soon. 

 
Qoya Intensive Teacher Training
with Samar Ocean Wolf Ciprian 
December 16th to 22nd 2019 
Ashram Yoga Ohui Retreat, Coromandel 
Culminate your Qoya teacher training journey at a supremely beautiful wild place.  Intensive is the third and final level of teacher training and involves seven full days of immersion into the world of sisterhood and the magical lineage of Qoya.  Embody each pillar of class and receive its energetic transmission.  Each participant with each teach or co/teach a full class, and  thus leave ready to take Qoya further and further into this glorious world.  Click here to learn more about Qoya teacher training. 

Cost: $2500 USD 
Prerequisites: Intro (Level 1) online & Initation (Level 2) 
Please email to enquire.  Registration opening soon. 

 

RETREATS
 
Qoya Collective Retreat - 'Celebrating Connection'
with Fabiola Bergi, Betsy Blankenbaker, Colleen LaSota, Virginia Rosenberg, Claire Garin and Samar Ocean Wolf Ciprian 
March 23rd to 30th 2019
Blue Spirit Retreat, Nosara, Costa Rica 

Join us to celebrate Qoya's tenth birthday at this magical location where so much of what we know Qoya to be was born into this world.  The Collective is always a place of deep communion, magical heart opening and a restoration of faith in possibility and infinite sweetness.  Celebrate yourself, celebrate us, celebrate Qoya! 

Cost: From $2310 USD
Click here to register.  Please email to enquire. 

 
Qoya & Sacred Sexuality Retreat
with Cyntha Gonzalez and Samar Ocean Wolf Ciprian 
April 17th to 22nd 2019 
Ashram Yoga Ohui Retreat Center, Coromandel, NZ 

Join us for the first Qoya Retreat in New Zealand - featuring the Sacred Sexuality work of Cyntha Gonzalez.   Surrounded by the fecundity of native bush, the towering strength of mountainous cliffs, the vulnerable trueness of fields of flowers and the depth and cleansing power of the Pacific Ocean, we will traverse the Medicine Wheel.  Dance with the medicine of Serpent, Jaguar, Hummingbird and Eagle as you journey through your unique relationship to relating and to the roots of Creation itself.

This five-night retreat will feature daily Qoya classes and Ceremonies and four strongly grounded and deeply safe immersive Sacred Sexuality sessions with Cyntha.  The primary goal of our work with sacred sexuality on this retreat is to feel safety - in your body, mind, heart, soul, and in the relational field of all beings around you. This work will help you acknowledge, embrace, and integrate your stories and cultural inheritance around sexuality, creation, and self - to alchemize what no longer serves you into art and something holy. Our prayer is that you are truly met as you step into self-responsibility, not feeling like you must fulfill the whims of others, but rather follow and share the bliss that flows from within.  To learn more about Cyntha and her dynamic, magical work click here

There is no inappropriate touching, class-based nudity or sexual activity included in the curriculum. Opoutere Beach is clothing optional but is vast and there is a culture of respect practiced at this location.  This retreat is residential, co-ed and open to couples or single people. Because of the nature of this retreat, a brief application interview with Samar and/or Cyntha is necessary prior to registration.

Cost: $1350 USD 
Click here to apply.  Please email to enquire. 

 
Holotropic Breathwork & Qoya 'Re-Mothering' Weekend 
with Andrea Anstiss and Samar Ocean Wolf Ciprian 
May 11th & 12th 2019
Moon Yoga, Mount Albert, Auckland 

Dive into the wisdom, wildness and eternal Spirit of your subconscious through two profound practices - Holotropic Breathwork and Qoya.  Holotropic Breathwork is a rich healing modality developed by Stan Grof.  This work involves deep, continuous, rhythmic breath and the power of evocative music to take one on a journey guided by the 'Inner Healer' - the part of ourselves that knows exactly what we need in any given moment.  Qoya is a sacred movement practice - melding dance, yoga, sensual presence, prayer and loving community, and on this weekend serves to integrate and give home to the depth of the experiences afforded by the breath.  

The theme for this weekend is 'Remothering'.  Through every piece of our time together we will explore and support the restoration and witnessing of anything within us that seeks healthy, whole mothering.  Did we get our needs met?  What is our relationship to nourishment?  To being able to receive?  To the feminine?  To the watery depths of receptivity and intuition?  To our ability to love wildly?  Dance with all these questions are more.  

This weekend is designed to be supportive, spacious and sacred.  It is co-facilitated by Andrea Anstiss, who is making the journey from Dubai to be with us, and myself.  

Spaces are limited. 

To maintain a supportive and clear environment, all retreats and experiential weekends are by application and involve a short interview process with Samar.

Please email to apply or enquire. 

Cost: $300 (earlybird) OR $350 (after April 11th 2019) single weekend OR $500 total if doing both May & September weekends.

 
Qoya 'A Place to Pray' Retreat
with Rosita Arvigo and Samar Ocean Wolf Ciprian 
July 19th to 21st 2019
Taos, New Mexico, USA

Prayer, ceremony and ritual have been a part of the experience of our species since our very beginnings.  We have prayed for rain, danced for the Sun, left offerings at the mouth of caves, on the crest of waves and deep in the fecund Earth.  To make meaning and animate the living world, recognising its consciousness and deriving succour from its light has always been part of being human.  Praying was, essentially, talking to the Earth.

Now, facing a looming environmental crisis and wading through our dimming sense of hope, lost on screens, we might need this conversation more than ever.

What if prayer were not simply a spiritual act?  What if it was an environmental action?  What if we are not here simply to find technological solutions to 'save' the Earth, but to also honor the inherent intelligence in our Ecology through getting humble enough to listen to Her?  In entering into dialog with her Body are we able to listen more keenly to her solutions?  What does She need from us?  And how?

Through the medicine of Qoya, the wisdom-offerings of Dr. Rosita Arvigo and the ancient magic of the land of Taos, New Mexico, lets live into these questions together and find a place to pray - in our bodies and up against the warm body of the Earth. 

Rosita, apprentice to the late and acclaimed Maya H'Men, Don Elijio Panti and founder of the Arvigo® Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy, is a living treasure of indigenous healing wisdom and a carrier of communion with the sacred world of plant medicine.  Learning from her has been one of the greatest honors of my life.  To learn more about her devotional life click here.
Cost: $450 USD (accomodation not included) 

Registration opens soon.  Please email to enquire.  

 
Holotropic Breathwork & Qoya 'Re-Fathering' Weekend 
with Andrea Anstiss and Samar Ocean Wolf Ciprian 
September 7th & 8th 
Moon Yoga, Mount Albert, Auckland 

Dive into the wisdom, wildness and eternal Spirit of your subconscious through two profound practices - Holotropic Breathwork and Qoya.  Holotropic Breathwork is a rich healing modality developed by Stan Grof.  This work involves deep, continuous, rhythmic breath and the power of evocative music to take one on a journey guided by the 'Inner Healer' - the part of ourselves that knows exactly what we need in any given moment.  Qoya is a sacred movement practice - melding dance, yoga, sensual presence, prayer and loving community, and on this weekend serves to integrate and give home to the depth of the experiences afforded by the breath. 

Following on from the Re-Mothering Holotropic Breathwork & Qoya weekend in May, this weekend utilizes the power of the breath and the magic of Qoya to explore our relationship to being fathered, navigating what that brings up in our personal experience through powerful embodied tools and sacred spaces in which to gather in community.  How were we supported?  How were we held?  Was the world safe for us?  What is our relationship to authority?  To the masculine?  To our self-determination, fire and fierceness?  Dance with all these questions and more.  

This weekend is designed to be supportive, spacious and sacred.  It is co-facilitated by Andrea Anstiss, who is making the journey from Dubai to be with us, and myself.  

To maintain a supportive and clear environment, all retreats and experiential weekends are by application and involve a short interview process with Samar.

Please email to apply or enquire. 

Cost: $300 NZD (earlybird) OR $350 NZD (after August 7th 2019) single weekend OR $500 total if doing both May & September weekends.  

 
Vision Quest Retreat - 'Grieving the Ungrievable' 
December 6th to 8th (co-ed) OR December 13th to 15th (for women) 
Ashram Yoga Ohui Retreat Center, Coromandel 

"To truly and freely grieve as an entire people can revive an entire culture
just as much as it can bring back to life an individual."
- Martin Prechtel 

Current estimates indicate that this generation of children may be the last to see a natural human life span.  We've lost 40% of the planet's biodiversity in the last few decades.  Global warming.  Wars.  The refugee crisis.  Homelessness.  To be alive today has implicitly woven into it an acute awareness of impending loss and problems far bigger than our capacity to comprehend them.  There is so much work to be done here.  But how?  How when we have hidden in our skin our own personal shame, our own individual heartbreak, our own unique sense of smallness in the face of pain so much larger than we are? 
We have two choices.  To disappear into distraction, allowing the grief we carry in every watery molecule of our bodies to chill, solidify and freeze the flavor out of our experiences...or...we could FEEL. 
Grieving is not a passive process.  It is an active engagement with every way in which we have been polluted. Until so very recently in our history, grieving was also a communal process, each heart drawing upon the strength of a thousand more to go where it feels impossible to return from.

To restore our ability to grieve together is to open the doors of community perception to what is broken in the world, simultaneously waking up the heart of the group to do something about it.
Together, on this weekend of Qoya, Vision Questing and ceremony - lets dance with the possibilities of grieving the ungrievable, and breath in the scent of the air of the world on the other side of that process. 
Cost: $400 NZD (earlybird if paid by September 1st 2019) OR $450 NZD thereafter. 

To maintain a supportive and clear environment, all retreats are by application and involve a short interview process with Samar.
Please email to apply or enquire.

 
OFFERINGS AT MOON YOGA
 
Monthly QOYA Workshops at Moon Yoga
with Samar Ocean Wolf Ciprian 
Friday Nights and Saturday Mornings once a month
6 pm to 9 pm (Fridays) or 10 am to 1 pm (Saturday) 
Moon Yoga, Mount Albert 

Qoya is a movement practice for women developed by Rochelle Schieck that brings together dance, yoga, sensual movement, sacred community, breath-work, meditation, ceremony and more.  Every month we explore a new theme through movement.  Yoga mats, cushions, all props, artesian water, organic herbal teas and nutritious snacks are provided.  Monthly workshops are announced on Moon Yoga's website and mailing list.   February's theme is 'Feel It All?' 
Cost: $33 NZD
Click here to learn more about Qoya.  Please email to register/enquire.
  

Therapy Sessions with Rochelle Gates 
Thursdays by appointment
Moon Yoga, Mount Albert. 
Rochelle Gates will be offering one-on-one sessions on at Moon Yoga beginning in February.  Rochelle has been involved in the world of therapy and healing for the last two decades and is influenced strongly by her learnings in Psychotherapy, Psychodrama and Aware Parenting.  As a Qoya teacher, Arvigo®Therapist and Mayan Spiritual Healing Provider, Rochelle is also keenly aware of the subtle energies and the role of the body in making real change in our lives.  
Cost: $100 NZD per hour 
Email hello@rochellegates.com to book or enquire. 
    
                                                               
Kirtan with Atmapari 
4 pm to 5:30 pm Monthly on a Friday 
Moon Yoga, Mount Albert
Kirtan is a form of Yogic Chanting, which transports the participant to realms beyond the moment through the sacred vibration of the breath and the communal experience of meeting the Holy together.  Kirtan is offered by magical Atmapari most months on a Friday at Moon Yoga.  
Cost: $18
Please email to enquire about upcoming dates. 
 

Develop Your Intuition Level 1 - Foundations
with Dr. Ann Kerwin 
Sunday March 31st 2019
Moon Yoga, Mount Albert 
You are intuitive.  You know it.  You want to grow it.  In this workshop, you won't learn 'the ten essential secrets every intuitive must know', rather, you will focus on how YOUR intuition works to bless yourself and others.  Expect to enjoy a fun, interactive day.  Additionally, there is electronic follow up to help build confidence and support your intuitive foundations.  Level One is prerequisite for Levels Two & Three. 

Cost: $150 NZD (or $125 NZD earlybird if paid in full by March 1st 2019)              
A non-refundable $50 NZD deposit is required to secure your place.
Please email info@annkerwinreiki.com to register.

 
Develop Your Intuition Level 2 - Getting Real: Uncertainty and Revelation 
with Dr. Ann Kerwin
Sunday June 30th 2019 

Philosopher William James observed that the greatest obstacle to discovering truth may be the rest of our truths.  Often we have illusions about how 'real psychics' work.  These illusions can hinder our intuitive development.  In a rare opportunity, two respected professional intuitives will share how they work and be available to answer your questions.  Plus more intuitive fun and games!

Cost: $150 NZD (or $125 NZD earlybird if paid in full by June 1st 2019)             
A non-refundable $50 NZD deposit is required to secure your place.
Please email info@annkerwinreiki.com to register

 
Develop Your Intuition Level 3 - Practical Wisdom 
with Dr. Ann Kerwin 
Sunday September 1st 2019 
Moon Yoga, Mount Albert  
This workshop focuses on practical wisdom. The ancient Greeks called it phronësis. Simply put, we often face situations in life where we can't rely on hard and fast rules about what is best to say or do. When things are especially complex and complicated, we call on phronësis - the ability to feel our way, with integrity, to the best approach at the time. This will be a jubilant day to look back, look forward, celebrate, and enjoy! 
Cost: $150 NZD (or $125 NZD earlybird if paid in full by August 1st 2019)           
A non-refundable $50 deposit is required to secure your place.
Please email info@annkerwinreiki.com to register.