Lila has been working with medicinal plants and indigenous ways of healing since 1996. Beginning her journey in the Atacama Desert of Peru, she later initiated as 'sangoma', a traditional healer and seer in the Shona tradition of South Africa in 2012. She has spent many years engaging cultural wisdom and plants in a medicinal capacity, both academically and culturally. Her focus is on the living library held within the plant and human kingdoms, and how their collaboration activates pathways within us, and hold profound capacities for new perception and creative feedback. She explores the spectrum of cultural ways, rites, passages and ceremonies that open these channels of learning.
Her academic background is in Anthropology, Linguistics, Philosophy and Transpersonal Psychology, with a Diploma in Integral Coaching.
Her current work is a systemic body of knowledge she received directly through the plant kingdom and dreams after completing her initiation. It describes the universal allocations of medicine in all natural bodies and the “Five Pillars of Medicine” that follow specific timeless principles of evolution. Her talks and workshops facilitate the practical application of this wisdom. She currently runs several workshops on ancestral connection, plant medicine, plant communication, and “The Five Pillars of Medicine”.