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Hi, I'm Vanessa

Certified Qoya Inspired Movement Instructor

I offer Qoya Inspired Movement classes, workshops, personal movement rituals and private sessions for individuals and groups. In my classes, you will find safe, supportive and healing space where you can drop out of your head and into your body. I will take good care of the energy I hold for our time together and I will encourage you to take good care of you, too.


Vanessa is passionate about movement and loves to share her experiences. She continues her lifelong study of the connection between body, mind, heart and spirit that comes from her personal Qoya practice and her training as a certified yoga instructor and a certified Qoya instructor.

Vanessa's classes create a safe space to find more freedom in your body, joy in your movement, and to explore your own personal power and potential. In her classes, the invitation is to tap into your intuition, cultivate self-love and explore your own unique expression through movement.

Vanessa earned her Qoya teacher certification in Costa Rica in 2023. She also earned her yoga teacher certification, as recognized by the Yoga Alliance International, at the Sivananda Ashram in Quebec, Canada in 2005. The most profound influences of Vanessa's yoga training come from time spent studying with Christine Ojala at 6:00 am in uptown, with William Prottengeier at the Minneapolis Yoga Workshop ("Now try and look ridiculously happy!") and with Alessandra Luna with VidYoga. 

Vanessa began traveling to far-flung places in grade school and never stopped. She continues to travel the globe with her career in group travel and personal endeavor to see the world through the eyes of her family and friends. 

Vanessa weaves her personal Qoya Inspired Movement embodiment practice into her daily rituals and travels.   

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."

Antoine De Saint Exupery

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