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Kaci Florez believes that our willingness to feel it all can be a portal to our awakening.
After losing her husband to a BASE jumping accident Kaci turned to Qoya to help navigate her grief. She spent the first year after his passing devoting every day to his memory and her healing. She traveled, danced, ate, drank, and blogged. She talked about him, talked to him, watched videos of him, thought about him, dedicated ceremonies to him, and held celebrations for him. In many ways she was more present than ever and in other ways the year felt like a complete blur. What this time taught her was how important it was to fully engage with and honor the grief. Through fully honoring ALL the feelings that have come up in this process including the joy, not just the sorrow, Kaci has awakened to a more alive version of herself.
Her offerings and services are all inspired by the desire to live her life as wholly (and Holy) as possible — and to encourage you to do the same. Through Qoya, spiritual support, energetic healing, and ritual Kaci believes that we can connect with all parts of ourselves, the seen and the unseen, on both sides of the veil.
When did you take your first Qoya class? My first Qoya class was in my living room to one of Rochelle's videos. This experience prompted me to drive the 6 hours from Northern California to LA to take Rochelle's next class in California.
What does it mean for you to teach Qoya? I teach Qoya because it has shown up for me when I have needed it the most.
Qoya first came to me when I was seeking a more loving and feminine way to approach my body. I had been burned out by more extreme exercise regimens that had left me feeling incomplete and exhausted. Qoya changed the way I approached these other systems so they could also serve me better.
Qoya also showed up for me after the loss of my husband. He passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. When I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t sleep, and I could barely think, my experience with Qoya took over. It told me to move and reminded me to feel everything. It told me to use dance as a way to pray -- to allow my whole body to grieve.
I believe that by sharing Qoya with as many people as I possible I can help pass on the tools that they may need to draw from if the unexpected happens. My wish is to help people honor and experience the joy, the sorrow, and the fullness of what their lives have to offer in the most authentic and reverent way.
What is your favorite song to dance to right now? Aloha Ke Akua by Nahko and Medicine for the People
I Follow Rivers (The Magician Remix) - Lykke Li
What book has inspired you on the path to embodying the feminine? Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
The Radiance Sutras by Lorin Roche
Autobiography of an Orgasm by Betsy Blankenbaker
Sacred Seduction by Kitty Cavalier
The Return of the Mother by Andrew Harvey
What would you tell someone who is thinking of taking a Qoya class for the first time? I would encourage them to follow that curiosity. Qoya is a fun way to move and to spend time in community. But I think the most powerful part of Qoya is being given the permission to do it in the way that feels good to you. To find the guidance from within. So when you take your first class remember, there is no way you can do it wrong. Explore and enjoy.