Dana Vasquez

Sacramento, CA

Dcozz23@gmail.com

Living and loving life in Sacramento, CA, I have chosen to show up in this lifetime as a multifaceted Creatrix. I am honored to offer and lead Qoya, Hatha Yoga, facilitate drum and dance classes and workshops as well as performances, currently I am expanding and integrating my abilities to offer sound and movement as self healing practices in retreat settings. Through my own practice of Qoya, I have remembered how Wild my Soul is, and with this remembrance, it is opening so many magical opportunities that I am so grateful for. I am an advocate of the unapologetic approach to life and I love how empowering this approach is in the mindfulness of action and owning my truth. I serve the non-linear paths of love and light and feel so blessed to be surrounded, supported, inspired, and connected to this community.

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When did you take your first Qoya class? May 2016, @ It's All Yoga in Sacramento, CA, it was the book launch class with my dear sister Kaci Florez. Divine timing does it again:)!

What does it mean for you to teach Qoya? I am so honored to be able to hold space for other Women to access their truths. I am so inspired by Rochelle, and there is such a special place in my soul where I have deep reverence and love for her. It feels like I have found my pack of Wise, Wild, and Free Sisters! By teaching Qoya, I can offer the practice as an invitation to what I feel to be the gift of community and collective remembrance. We are blessed beings on this Earth, and by leading Qoya, I can honor the Mother, the Spirit World, the Qoya, and all that is above and below, in ways that feel sacred and reverent.

What is your favorite song to dance to right now? I love all sorts of music but specifically right now today I just danced to Sia's Angel by the Wings, and it is sooo good and inspiring!

What book has inspired you on the path to embodying the feminine? An Autobiography of an Orgasm by Betsy Blankenbaker has inspired me sooooo much, to talk about, to experiment with, and to embrace my orgasm and the gifts involved with having a clitoris. I love talking about and recommending this book to others to empower them to feel and share more!

What would you tell someone who is thinking of taking a Qoya class for the first time? If you're curious, how else can you know unless you try? It is a sacred space to tap into, and remember your true self through movement. It doesn't matter how it looks; it is more about how it feels, and in Qoya, we honor how we feel because it is our honest truth.