Episode 17: About dancing your shadow, with Rochelle Schieck

Here’s some shadow medicine for us all... in this week’s episode of the How To Speak Your Truth podcast I am incredibly honored to be speaking to Rochelle Schieck, founder of Qoya (and extra special guest, her son Desmond!). Qoya is a feminine movement practice based on the premise that through movement we remember our essence. Having danced Qoya for four years, I can say that one of my very favorite parts of a class is to dance the shadow side of the theme. In this episode, Rochelle shares why the shadow is so important and offers a simple movement practice that can help you answer a tough question by going beyond your brain. We also both open up about catching ourself acting in particular ways we don’t like, and how looking at that behavior has helped us grow into more of who we want to be.

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Show Notes:  

 Qoya, the movement practice that Rochelle founded, helping women express themselves authentically through dance. Find all the resources we talk about in the episode here on the Qoya website: https://www.qoya.love/

Find a Qoya class near you here: https://www.qoya.love/find-a-class

If you’d like to enroll in Embodied Astrology, the online course taught by our resident astrologer Virginia Rosenberg and Rochelle Schieck, founder of Qoya, here’s my affiliate link to sign up (click through to choose individual modules or purchase the whole course - I recommend doing the whole thing!) : https://qoya.teachable.com/?affcode=122580_umfab_8o 


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Production Credits:

Our Assistant Producer is Suzie Masser

Our Editor is Eilise Bonebright

Our Graphic Designer is Laura Sills

Our Photography is by Sophie Mathewson

Our Audio Consultant is Martin Carrillo of heardrum.org

And our theme song is “Waters of Body” by Strange Weather

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