ROYA FARHADI KOCZAK
Offering Divination, Somatic Coaching, Ritual, and Star Medicine for deepening into your unique voice and soul purpose.
I am a stick diviner in the Dagara tradition, and a medicine woman in the tradition of my Hungarian Ancestresses. My moon medicine found me at a very young age, and I've been blessed that it didn't stop trying to get my attention. I was fortunate enough to get to play amongst trees as a child, and this relationship with nature offered me so much support in the burden of carrying generations of pain. I grew up in a multicultural, multiracial household in Washington, DC. I witnessed early-on the beauty and struggles of forming an identity within a multitude of cultural and religious beliefs in the family system. The racial dynamics of the United States factored heavily in my childhood experience, as I watched my family grapple with race and identity, often in less than graceful of ways. I wanted to find the way to health in my own identity, and I wanted to understand the depth of what I had experienced individually, as part of a family, and as a part of our society.
My life experiences led me to study the healing arts, and I fell in love. I have dedicated my life and career to creating a vibrant, reciprocal relationship with all of life and to helping others learn to do the same. My years working with both adults and children as body-worker, a counselor, and an educator have shown me how deeply folks are looking for healing. I have seen how our personal pain carries deep imprints of collective history; we carry the stories of our ancestors in our bodies. I got my Masters in Somatic Counseling Psychology as a means to deepen my understanding and skills in working with embodied historical trauma in culturally competent ways, with respect to each unique being. I met my mentor, Theresa Dintino, in 2015, and it is in this Stick Divination work that I have found my center. Through our work together, I have come to know deeply what true embodied integrity is in healing work.
I am dedicated and committed to folks deeply experiencing resilience and reconnecting to the medicine and allies of their respective lineages. I love the power that this ritual-based work holds in being able to create tangible, noticeable changes in one's life. Connecting to life through ritual is simple and comforting and sane. We all have people who came before us; this we share. There is a lot of healing that needs to be done, and that wants to be done. It is our time to heal.