Rochelle Schieck is the founder of Qoya, a movement system based on the idea that through movement, we remember our essence is wise, wild and free. Drawing on the wisdom of yoga, the wildness of dance, and the freedom of feminine movement, Qoya helps people feel the feelings inside their bodies through movement, providing a quick, accessible way to access inner wisdom that can be done by people of any age and movement ability.
She graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Degree at the University of Arizona where she studied the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual benefits of movement that laid a blueprint for what she would continue to study and create. In 20+ years of continued practice and study, she is also a certified massage therapist, yoga teacher, personal trainer, Shamanic Energy Healer, and herbalist. She synthesized these trainings when she created Qoya, and since Qoya began in 2009, she’s personally trained hundreds of Qoya teachers in 20 different countries, led over 60 retreats on 6 different continents, and received close to a million views on all of her free videos online.
Her book, Qoya: A Compass for Navigating an Embodied Life that is Wise, Wild and Free, has sold nearly 4,000 copies all over the world. Her work has been featured in outlets like Forbes Magazine, Self Magazine, Oprah.com, The Telegraph, New York Magazine, and Psychology Today.