Archive for May, 2012

sensual movement & herbs, oh my!

May 22, 2012

Several months ago I began to dance. Of course, I had danced before, but never like this. I started taking bellydance, African dance, and Journey Dance. And then came Qoya. Oh, sweet release! Qoya combines the mindfulness of yoga with the abandon of free form dance. It’s emotionally and spiritually freeing. It shakes out the cobwebs and leaves room for good vibrations to enter your life. So I’m thrilled to be collaborating with the woman who introduced me to Qoya, Mishel Herrera. We’re putting on a special workshop where we’ll shower you with a delightful sensory experience – taste, feel, smell, hear, and witness the transformative power of Qoya and herbal concoctions.

Register for Qoya & Herbs

Sunday, June 3
3 to 4:30 pm
Shambhala Yoga & Dance Center
367 Saint Marks Avenue (corner of Grand)
at the border of Prospect Heights and Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Pre-registration is recommended, ’cause this baby’s filling up fast!

Summer is a time for free movement, sensual pleasures, and plant abundance.

Let’s prepare our bodies, minds & souls for the hotter months with juicy, cooling herbal concoctions. We’ll open up our Qoya session with a lubricating, energizing & expanding herbal infusion to drink, plus some hydrating herbal creams to nourish our skin & senses.

Mishel Herrera, founder of La Dea Vita, and Liz Neves, founder of Raganella’s Botanical Solutions, invite you to a special Qoya class.

Qoya combines the traditional benefits of fitness — strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, and agility training — with a unique empowering approach that is feminine, expressive, and, most importantly, fun.

During the session, we’ll make personalized herbal bundles to enhance release & flow. We’ll wind down with a protective blend of herbs to bring us back out into the world as the radiant beings we are.

Come dance your heart’s desires & receive nourishment from healing plants.

Register for Qoya & Herbs

About your hostesses:

Mishel Herrera is founder of La Dea Vita [the Goddess Life]. LDV is a silk-road of Goddess inter-exchange of love, support, sisterhood, ideas, products, art, lifework & passion. It’s also a movement-couture line for women. Mishel desires to revolutionize the athletic-wear industry (and its ideal image of a healthy female body) by designing clothes that fit the diverse bodies of strong & healthy women. Mishel is a graduate of Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts. She teaches Qoya & yoga, and regularly participates in healing ceremonies around the country. She is excited to create a space for the incredible women of this community, and support them in their pursuit of their Dea Vita.

Liz Neves is a crafter, herbalist, permaculturist, and compost-turner living as close to earth’s natural rhythms as possible in the heart of the urban environment. She’s the creator of Raganella’s Botanical Solutions, a line of body care goods and herbal remedies – all handcrafted with love in her home. When she’s not creating, you can find Liz exploring the nooks and crannies of Prospect Park. (And sometimes on twitter & facebook, @raganella7.)

Learn more about Qoya…