Jill Lacina

Australia & Worldwide

jill@qoya.sydney

http://www.qoya.sydney

I'm a creative soul whose spirit animal is a golden retriever. I'm curious and enthusiastic and give big, warm hugs. When I'm not dancing or teaching Qoya, I'm a mum to 2 divine, soulful teenagers, and work as a digital marketer. I'm also a photographic artist, chocolate lover, nature pilgrim, and ocean swimmer. 

We all have so many facets to ourselves. By teaching Qoya, my aim is to help women allow those different parts of themselves to be seen. To let the gems of their souls shine brightly.

You can learn more about my classes and workshops at: https://qoya-sydney.eventbrite.com.au

When did you take your first Qoya class? I took my first Qoya class with my sister at a retreat in Costa Rica in 2013. I had no idea what I was getting into - I only wanted a holiday with my sister. Within 15 minutes of our first session, I was hooked. I realised that I had been looking at my life through a very warped perspective, almost as if I was looking through a tilted window frame. Doing Qoya for that week in Costa Rica changed my entire outlook. It righted that window and locked it into place. I clearly understood my inherent worth. That certainty of my value in this world since has been unshakeable. It was magic.

What does it mean for you to teach Qoya?  You know when you're with a friend and she's talking about all the things she needs to fix about herself? In your head, you're thinking, "You have no idea how magnificent you are!" That's why I want to teach Qoya - because I want to help women realise how amazingly magnificent they are. Qoya is the process and the channel to help women do that. If I can bring that to women so they catch even a glimpse of their own magnificence - then it's a damn good day.

What is your favorite song to dance to right now? River by Ibeyi, Breezeblocks by alt-J, Born This Way by Lady GaGa

What book has inspired you on the path to embodying the feminine? It wasn't so much a book as it was a practice, or at least it wasn't a book when I was introduced to it.  The practice that was key for me to learn how to embody the feminine was Sacred Seduction, which is the work (and now a book) by Kitty Cavalier.  She taught me the Queen's Walk and how to wear red lipstick - and I will forever be grateful. Sacred Seduction paired with Qoya has been like a dynamic duo of superpowers for me.

What would you tell someone who is thinking of taking a Qoya class for the first time?  If it piques your curiosity - even slightly - give it a try. Qoya is the key to the hidden door of your soul. It's like coming home to yourself in a deep and joyful way.