Lila has been working with medicinal plants and indigenous methodologies of healing for twenty-five years. She began her journey in the Atacama Desert of Peru and later initiated as sangoma - traditional healer and seer - in the Shona tradition of South Africa, where she was born. 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 profound capacities for new perception and creative psychological feedback. She explores the various cultural ways, rites and ceremonies that open these channels of learning.
Her academic background is in Anthropology, Linguistics, Philosophy and Transpersonal Psychology, and she holds a diploma in Integral Coaching. She now lives in Byron Bay, Australia.
Her current work is a systemic body of knowledge she received directly through the plant kingdom and dreams after completing her initiation. It addresses 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 plant medicine, plant communication, ancestral connection and is writing her book “The Five Pillars of Medicine”.