Effectively bridging the gap between the disciplines of yoga and dance, creating a harmonious blend that appeals to a wide range of individuals. By implementing her deep passion for music, Queenyy cultivates an open-level, unique, and safe space where people can find their rhythm freely and consciously, attuning themselves to both sound and breath. This innovative approach facilitates a journey towards personal liberation, allowing participants to explore their own movement in a way that feels natural and uninhibited. Queenyy offers a variety of active meditations that delve into the realm of free-flow movement, encouraging participants to connect with their bodies on a deeper level. These sessions are designed to help individuals release tension, express themselves authentically, and experience a sense of freedom that is often elusive in daily life. Additionally, she places a strong emphasis on educating participants about the authentic roots of yoga, ensuring that they gain a comprehensive understanding of its principles and traditions. Through her unique blend of yoga, dance, and music, Queenyy creates an environment where individuals can explore their physical and emotional boundaries in a supportive and nurturing setting. This not only enhances physical well-being but also promotes mental and emotional balance, making it a truly transformative experience. By bridging these disciplines, Intuitive Movement offers a refreshing and innovative way for people to connect with themselves and others, fostering a sense of community and shared growth.

Offerings

An intimate educational setting designed to allow participants to deep dive inward and explore movement in a small, supportive group with guided active meditation. This environment fosters personal growth and self-awareness, providing a unique opportunity to connect deeply with one’s own body and mind. Through carefully structured sessions, individuals can experience a blend of physical activity and mindfulness, enhancing their overall well-being and understanding of themselves. The small group format ensures personalized attention and a sense of community, making the journey both enriching and transformative.

Add a unique twist to your event space by incorporating a dynamic movement workshop. This engaging activity will enable participants to connect deeply with both their minds and bodies, fostering a sense of well-being. They will have the opportunity to learn a variety of moves and grooves, setting the stage for an evening of lively dancing and joyful expression. Additionally, the workshop will include sessions on practicing free-flow movement within a group setting, which is an excellent way to break the ice among attendees. This shared experience will help everyone feel more at ease and confident in their bodies, creating a more relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere for the entire event. By integrating this movement workshop, you not only enhance the physical engagement of your guests but also promote a sense of community and connection that will make your event truly memorable.

A hybrid class that’s meticulously tailored specifically for dancers, offering a comprehensive blend of strengthening and balancing poses, deep tissue stretches, a proper final resting pose, and, most importantly, an active meditation involving free flow movement. This unique class is designed to address the specific needs of dancers, who often find themselves critiquing their own performances and striving to adhere strictly to choreography. By participating in this class, dancers will have the opportunity to look within, connect deeply with their inner selves, and move their bodies freely without the burden of judgment from others or themselves. This environment fosters a sense of liberation and self-acceptance, allowing dancers to explore their movements in a supportive and non-judgmental space. The combination of physical exercises and meditative practices aims to enhance both the physical and mental well-being of dancers, promoting a holistic approach to their art and personal growth.

This unique offering is a special event where Queenyy gets to showcase and utilize both her exceptional musical talents and her guided movement abilities in a single, immersive setting. She will be positioned behind the DJ decks, expertly mixing a variety of sounds and rhythms, all while following a structured framework known as the 5 Rhythms. This framework is designed to take participants on a transformative journey, moving from a state of stillness, through phases of flowing, staccato, chaos, and lyrical, and finally returning to stillness. Much like her renowned workshops, Ecstatic Dance provides a wonderful opportunity for attendees to express themselves freely through intuitive movement, allowing whatever emotions and energies arise to be released through dance. By the end of the class, participants often feel a profound sense of liberation and rejuvenation. The carefully curated music will serve as the guiding force throughout the session, leading everyone on a path of self-discovery and emotional release.

A passive meditation and activity exercise curated specifically for creatives, encouraging motivation to take the next step in their creative career. This offering includes a variety of journaling exercises, visualization meditations, and a safe space for group shares to allow attendees to get out of their comfort zone, connect with other creatives, and motivate themselves to reach their artist goals. The journaling exercises are designed to help participants reflect deeply on their artistic journey, identify their strengths and areas for improvement, and set actionable goals. Visualization meditations guide creatives to imagine their future success, fostering a positive mindset and enhancing their ability to manifest their dreams. The safe space for group shares provides an opportunity for attendees to express their thoughts and feelings openly, receive constructive feedback, and build a supportive community. This holistic approach aims to nurture the creative spirit, boost confidence, and inspire individuals to take bold steps towards achieving their artistic aspirations.

Dates 2024

JANUARY 27

INTUITIVE MOVEMENT WORKSHOP  – THE FLAVA FACTORY, OTTAWA, CANADA

FEBRUARY 24

MOVEMENT EVENT WORKSHOP – MUSIC.ART.PPL: AURORA – CHURCHILL COMMUNITY CENTRE, OTTAWA, CANADA


MARCH 7

WORKSHOP FOR CREATIVES – HERBEATS: FEMME INTRO TO DJ WORKSHOP – CITY AT NIGHT, OTTAWA, CANADA

 

APRIL 7

ECSTATIC DANCE – DANCE TEMPLE OTTAWA  – CHURCHILL COMMUNITY CENTRE, OTTAWA, CANADA

APRIL 13

INTUITIVE MOVEMENT WORKSHOP  – THE FLAVA FACTORY, OTTAWA, CANADA

APRIL 24

WORKSHOP FOR CREATIVES – TALES OF CONNECTION: BEING AUTHENTIC WITH YOUR ART –  BEYOND CITY BEATS – CITY AT NIGHT, OTTAWA, CANADA

JUNE 15-16 

YOGA FOR DANCERS – PNW AFRO DANCE CAMP  – CORNISH COLLEGE OF ARTS, SEATTLE, WA, USA TICKETS

JULY 4-7 

INTUITIVE MOVEMENT WORKSHOP – SONIC SPRINGS MUSIC & ART FESTIVAL – FISHERS’ PARADISE, WEST NIPPISING, ON, CANADA TICKETS


AUGUST 17 

ECSTATIC DANCE – WAY OF THE WILD WOMEN FESTIVAL  – AVONMORE, ON, CANADA TICKETS

 

AUGUST 21 

INTUITIVE MOVEMENT WORKSHOP – CO-NNECT: YOGA IN THE PARK  – ROBERT SIMPSON PARK, ARNPRIOR, ON, CANADA

AUGUST 24-25 

INTUITIVE MOVEMENT WORKSHOP -GAIAFEST – WAKEFIELD, QC, CANADA

SEPTEMBER 14

ECSTATIC DANCE – TBA  – OTTAWA, CANADA

The Journey

Queenyy’s passion for dance traces back to her childhood, evolving significantly just under a decade ago when she turned to yoga to alleviate chronic pain. This decision not only helped her manage her physical struggles but also reignited her passion for dance, leading her on a global exploration of street dance styles. In 2023, Queenyy made a conscious choice to delve deeper into her movement artistry. She began her journey in India, immersing herself in the study of yoga and obtaining a 200-hour teacher training certificate in Ashtanga and Vinyasa. Her travels then took her to South Africa, where she immersed herself in African street dance and integrated her knowledge by teaching yoga to dancers at Soweto’s Finest Dance Studio in Johannesburg, seamlessly blending the two disciplines. Overcoming past feelings of intimidation when learning choreography or freestyling in front of others, Queenyy was inspired to create a class that caters to all levels while educating on the authentic foundations of yoga. She aims to shed light on how the Western interpretation of yoga often dilutes its true essence, emphasizing that it is more than just physical exercise but a path to enlightenment. With an increasing demand for her innovative approach, Queenyy is gearing up to perform and teach at various shows and festivals throughout Canada and the USA this summer, continuing to share her unique vibe and sound with a growing audience.

FAQ

No. Intuitive movement is for everyone. No experience required.

No. This is not an asana class. Asana (Yoga postures) is only 1 of the 8 limbs of yoga. The goal of yoga is not flexibility aesthetic and exercise, the goal is enlightenment. 

No. What if I told you that turning off your mind is impossible? In my class we will focus on calming the mind through guided active meditation and being in the present moment. 

No. There is no uniform for yoga or dance. Wear whatever you’re comfortable moving your body in. It can be tight or loose.

That’s exactly why I created this class, for people that feel this way. I’ve felt intimated myself going to dance class and not getting choreography or not being as good as other dancers. This class is to look inward and move our bodies freely. It is a safe space for everyone to dance no matter what level of dancer you are.

No. Everyone is welcome!