My name is: Kiana Reeves.
I’m known as: Foria’s chief education officer, somatic sex educator, pelvic care practitioner and certified full-spectrum doula.
My expertise is in: Women’s health/sexual health; holistic well-being; the intersection of cannabis, sex, wellness and culture; the importance of pleasure and sex as an essential part of wellness; what it takes to be a sustainable wellness brand in the CBD/THC space.
I stay physically healthy with: High-quality sleep, very salty baths, long walks in the canyon I live in, playing with my kids, having loving and healthy relationships with my community and eating nourishing meals.
I keep my emotions balanced with: Laughter, late-night dancing in the dark, being with loved ones, cuddling my kids.
I’m intellectually stimulated by: Books I can hold in my hand and read in the bath. I have about 20 books next to my bedside including authors like Pema Chodron, Joe Dispenza, Stephen Buhner, Martin Prechtel, Kimberly Johnson and Kahlil Gibran.
I was recently transformed by: Grief. I think we haven’t developed this capacity as much in our society: when we go through something that is incredibly painful and allow ourselves to sit in it, instead of trying to feel better. When we allow it to wash over us and change us, it can be an incredible catalyst for growth and transformation.
In the last six months, the ritual that has become so important for me is: Dance and breathwork. Each night, I put on a favorite playlist and turn off all the lights and dance as sensually, slowly, wildly and passionately as I can. It can be an emotional experience being with your body in this way, and it has been a beautiful reminder that pleasure and pain, joy and grief and love and loneliness can all co-exist at the same time and place.
Here’s how you can do it too: Put together a playlist. Turn off the lights and feel into your body—how does it want to move? What is it craving? Start on your back on the floor and just move for 30 minutes to an hour in total authenticity; dance like no one is watching and see what truth you arrive into.
It helps me live my process because: The body is the great keeper of all of our emotions. We think they are in our head, but truly moving emotion through the body is key to being able to be present and fully embodied, along with allowing ourselves to feel things fully and then move through them!