Lana holds a certificate in Clinical Education for Spiritual Care from the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care and the Association of Spiritual Care Professionals of Quebec (CASC/AIISSQ). She has a master degree in religious sciences from l’Universite de Quebec a Montreal (UQAM) and a bachelor of religious sciences from Concordia University. Her academic fields of study are the history and anthropology of religious practice, relational epistemologies, Indigenous worldviews, Indigenous research methodology, and the contemporary practice of rites, rituals and celebrations. For the past decade, Lana worked as a spiritual care counsellor, within the ALS and Brain Tumor clinics at the Montreal Neurological Hospital. In January 2018, she joined the supportive care department at The West Island Palliative Care Residence. Prior to working as a spiritual care counsellor Lana dedicated her time to the creation, coordination, and facilitation of two successful re-insertion programs with at risk youth and women. Lana also continues to nourish a three-decade practice as an herbalist and holds special affinity for tools such as art, dance, music, and earth awareness as means for nourishing pathways towards resilience, reciprocity, curiosity and appreciation for life and living.