Can you trust the journey you are on - just a little bit more?

Trust the Journey – Dancing Yourself Home

It might not all be going to plan but the plan is going perfectly.

You are where you are supposed to be right here, right now. Can you lean into what's happening in your life - just a little bit more? In the words of my beautiful and wise friend, Kate, "Can you be daring in your trust?"

And what would that mean for you? To have faith that your life is delivering the perfect lessons to you?

In reality, that idea completely gives me the shits. (Pardon the French.) When life gets challenging, I pretty much want to crawl into bed or sit on my favourite rock in the bush until it gets better. Sometimes that's all it takes for things to get better.

But often times, it doesn't help.

By avoiding those sometimes painful lessons, by turning away from what's right in front of me, I'm forgetting my own strength. I'm turning away from my own knowing, my own wisdom. It's there - all the time. Right below the surface. Ready for me to tap into it and access what's true. And when I tap into my own strength, I can look at (and learn from) almost anything.

The quickest way for me to do that - to feel my strength and not turn away - is to move my body. It gives me the chance to safely sit with those lessons. Amazingly, there is stillness in all the movement. There is a quiet voice that reassures me I'm exactly where I'm meant to be.

So, my invitation to you is to take a deep breath and ask yourself how you can be more daring in your trust? What tiny gesture can you make to let the Universe know you trust yourself and the situation at hand to provide your greatest growth?

Then, dance yourself home.
(Here's a little playlist for Trusting Your Journey.)

Come To Class​

In Qoya, we remember that we are Wise, Wild and Free. If you want to get closer to your truth and to remember who you are, practice Qoya.  There are so many Resources available on the mothership website, Qoya.Love. Check them out and weave movement into your daily self-care.

If you live in Sydney, join us for class to tap into your Wise intuition while in community with other women. No experience needed.

There’s no way you can do it wrong.

Bring a water bottle and your curiosity.

Hearing Your Inner Voice

Trusting Your Intuition – Tapping Into Your Wisdom

Intuition – she’s not wrong.

Seriously, when did you ever experience a truth that you could feel in your bones and it turned out to be wrong?

What if you can’t hear her? What if the voice of your ego is too loud? The monkey chatter of your mind, too overwhelming?

In times like this, you only have one true option and that’s to dance. To move your body and shake loose the truth.

Told You So. Sincerely, Your Intuition - Learning to Trust Yourself

Intuition Homework​

Are you stuck and don’t know what to do next? 

Grab your journal, a pen, your headphones and your music.  Give yourself 30 minutes in this practice to give your intuition time to bubble up.​

Ask your question and hit shuffle on your music. (It's best to give yourself 3 songs for this.)
Dance to whatever comes.

Dance your question.
And listen for the answer … it WILL come.

Learn to trust your intuition.
Learn to trust yourself.

As you dance, write down any keywords or phrases that pop into your mind.  You'll know the voice because it may be small but it feels very, very steady.

After you've danced, write your question below the words and phrases you captured during the exercise (if any). And then with your non-dominant hand, answer the question.  

You may feel silly. Yep - that's fine.  Write the answers down anyway. (No one is looking.)

Write whatever comes up. Don't edit.  Let yourself write whatever random shit bubbles up.​

When you don't edit, your inner voice learns to speak a bit louder.  And what comes up may not be easy to do, or what you want to hear.  Or it could make a connection that you hadn't previously seen.  

Whatever you write, thank your intuition for showing up and providing you with some guidance.  This teaches your intuition that she can trust you to hear your inner wisdom.  She'll be more likely to show up again.​

Come To Class​

In Qoya, we remember that we are Wise, Wild and Free. If you want to get closer to your truth and to remember who you are, practice Qoya.  There are so many Resources available on the mothership website, Qoya.Love. Check them out and weave movement into your daily self-care.

If you live in Sydney, join us for class to tap into your Wise intuition while in community with other women. No experience needed.

There’s no way you can do it wrong.

Bring a water bottle and your curiosity.

Hip Opening Qoya.Love Rochelle

Hello Hips: Dancing to Your Wisdom with Hip Opening

​Hello Hips!

Hip Opening provides an instant way to feel connected to your body. Try this pillar of the Qoya movement practice to tap into your inner wisdom.

Your body is your only guaranteed companion for your entire life. Friends, family, loved ones may come and go but you and your body are mates for the entire beautiful ride. Being comfortable in your body (no matter what shape and size) is true self-love.

As the Qoya.Love website says: "Your body is the most technically complex organism on earth. It stores and processes information in ways that your mind can’t, and is the most powerful resource you possess."

So if you notice that you feel disconnected, saying hello to your hips is a great way to ground yourself. In Qoya, we ground ourselves by opening our hips with Hip Opening. Not sure how to do this? Check out this video from Qoya founder, Rochelle Schieck.

Hip Opening Instructions:

  1. Put on an amazing piece of music that makes you feel great. (See Music Suggestions below.) The intention with Hip Circles is to S L O W  D O W N and FEEL MORE.
  2. Step wide with your toes pointing at 45 degree angles from centre. Similar to a wide plie in ballet. You will do all of your hip circles in this wide stance.
  3. Open Hips to the Centre: Lower your hips straight down and then slowly raise them back up. Do this wide squat 4 times.
  4. Open Hips to the Right: Lower your hips straight down and at the bottom very gently move your hips to the right as you come back up, as if tracing the letter J. Move your hips down and to the right 4 times. Slowly.
  5. Open Hip to the Left: Same movement but as you come to the bottom of your squat, move your hips gently to the left. Move down and to the left 4 times.
  6. Open Hips to the Front: Lower your hips and at the bottom, gently push your hips forward as you circle back up. See if you can let your body surrender to this movement. Let your body unravel. Move down and to the front 4 times.
  7. Open Hips to the Back: Lower your hips and at the bottom, gently push your hips back towards the wall behind you, like a peacock spreading its tail feathers. Move down and the back 4 times.
  8. Remember to breath. Remember to S L O W  D O W N.
  9. Move your hips down and the right, 2 times.
  10. Move your hips down and the left, 2 times.
  11. Move your hips down and the front, 2 times.
  12. Move your hips down and the back, 2 times.
  13. Breath deeply to F E E L  D E E P L Y.
  14. On the last round, move your hips in each of the directions, 1 time each to the right, left, front and back.
  15. For the rest of the song, let your hips be your guide. Ask them how they want to move and set them free. Give your hips a voice.

One of the key principles of Qoya is that it doesn’t matter what it looks like. You will know you are doing it right if it feels really good. That - and having fun - is your goal.

Your hips are the source of your creativity and they hold wisdom and truth. I invite you to do Hip Opening as a way to tap into your creativity. What happens when you make a daily practice of Hip Opening?

Music suggestions:

​Our bodies and our hips have different moods. Maybe you need gentle or sultry or tribal or cheeky. Here’s a list of Hip Circle songs that I love with links to them on Spotify.

Finally, I’ve created a Hello Hips playlist on Spotify, if you’d like to access them all at once - maybe one a day for the next week. Play around with the mood of your hips. And tell me your favourite Hip Opening music below.