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st. Louis Initiation

June 8th - 9th, 2024

The Qoya Teacher Training is a profound experience for personal growth that offers practices and tools to hold space for others in your community as they dance with the blessings and challenges of their lives. 


After you take our Intro to Qoya online training to get a foundation of what Qoya is and how to do it, the next step is Initiation training in which you break down the nuts and bolts of teaching and get a deeper understanding of the philosophies underlying each pillar of a Qoya class.

In this training, you will review each pillar, take a deeper dive, then receive practical, hands-on training in getting up on your feet and learning how to lead another person through each pillar. 

There will be time to practice leading with a partner and also to be led by your fellow teachers. Through this hands-on practice, you'll build a firm foundation in not only being able to move through each pillar in a class or in your home practice, but in how to lead others.


We look forward to dancing together and if you have any questions, please reach out to us, and we'll be happy to help.

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Wise, Wild, and Free


“Healing through movement has been an unspoken truth, and being able to embody it has been very helpful. My favorite part of the training was spending time with other lovely creatures who want to make the world a better place, one person at the time, starting with yourself. We all had a similar purpose but different approaches.”

Alexia Mane

"Qoya has been such a powerful practice for me personally and unlike any other body/movement practice I've done before. It has helped me to be more connected to my body in a way that has allowed me to integrate so much of the personal and spiritual work I'd already doing. The practicing with each other was the part that I was most nervous about, and it was the most fun and rewarding! It was helpful from a teaching perspective to notice areas where I felt more/less comfortable, identify tips/techniques that were helpful. It was also so neat to see how different people could create very different experiences using the same song/movements, which helped me appreciate just how varied the practice can be within the supportive structure."


"I love Qoya!! I wanted to deepen my understanding of it and move towards possibly becoming a teacher. The trainers were amazing, holding a beautiful learning space that allowed for mistakes and growth. The discussions were thorough, and any and all questions were answered with considerable depth of knowledge using their considerable experience of teaching Qoya."


"This training helped me really understand the philosphy of Qoya and more importantly how Qoya is embodied. I feel I know my body more and that the path that helps me access my body is clearer. I feel confident in my ability to teach Qoya to others and create a plateform for participants to connect to their inner wisdom, wildness, and freedom."

Lily Gros



This Initiation training will take place in person in St. Louis, Missouri, in a private residence near Tower Grove Park. The address will be sent to you after you register.

This is a non-residential weekend training, but there is the option to stay the night Friday to Sunday for an additional $222 (only 2 spaces available). If you wish to take one of these spaces, please contact the training leader Lainie Love Dalby at

the way you know you're doing it right

is When it Feels Good


Saturday, June 8th
10am to 7pm CST (9 hours with 1 hour lunch break) bring your own food 

Sunday, June 9th
8am to 11am CST (3 hours)
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Your facilitator for this journey is Lainie Love Dalby.

Lainie Love Dalby is a Transformational Teacher & Retreat Facilitator on a mission to free Human Spirits who’ve been told they’re too much or not enough to Sparkle SHAMELESSLY and step into their authentic power & sovereignty. She’s a Trailblazer of Women’s & Queer Spirituality and Empowerment,  #1 Bestselling Author, Motivational Speaker, Oracular Astrologer, Shamanic Healing Artist, the Cosmic Creatrix of the Sacred (R)evolution® Oracle and the Founder of the Ecstatic Embodied Leadership Academy. As a spiritual thought leader with her own flavor of multimedia ministry, she’s awakening our full creative, spiritual & sexual power so we can step into our (r)evolutionary potential and come wildly & unapologetically ALIVE. She is also deeply passionate about ending the rampant disregard for LIFE, especially the overt & covert violence that’s perpetrated against the Sacred Feminine and our own bodies, by restoring sacred reconnection around the globe. Her superpower is leading transformational retreats, as well as online trainings to facilitate deep healing, sacred play, soul growth, and alchemical transformation.  Ultimately, she’s igniting a constellation of millions of light workers, change makers, healers & emerging leaders to Sparkle SHAMELESSLY across the globe to create a new paradigm. Embark on the journey with her at and



You must have completed the Introduction to Qoya online training ($333) in order to attend the Initiation. If you’d like some guidance on how to complete these requirements before an upcoming Intensive, please contact us.


This training is step two of three to become a Certified Qoya Teacher. Upon completing this training, you can lead classes for friends and family on a donation basis if you would like to collect money to help pay for the cost of space rental. To advertise classes to the general public and charge money for the, you need to complete the full teacher training program and become a Certified Qoya Teacher.

To become a Certified Qoya Teacher, you must complete the Intensive training, which includes teaching a class to a Qoya Teacher Trainer, and sign our Teacher Training Agreement. At the Intensive, you will have the opportunity to teach your class and sign the agreement, completing your Qoya Teacher journey. You can also opt to teach your certification class after the Intensive, if you desire more time to work on your teaching. To maintain your certification, you must participate in our Continuing Education program, which includes monthly phone calls with Rochelle and other resources to support your teaching practice.


If you need to cancel for any reason (including COVID-19 travel restrictions) and we can find a person to take your spot, we will refund the amount paid minus a $250 administration fee. If we cannot find a person to take your spot, there are no refunds; however, you can transfer your paid spot to someone else, so you can send a friend or family member to the retreat in your place.We will also hold your tuition as a course credit for a future retreat minus any housing expenses we incur. If you would be placed in financial distress in the event that you need to cancel without a refund, we encourage you not to register and to wait until closer to the retreat to register so that you may be more sure of your plans and current travel restrictions.

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Have a question that isn’t covered here?

Contact us, and a member of Team Qoya will support you.

We look forward to

Dancing with you.

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