Ilana is an artist, herbalist, Ayurvedic Practitioner and Yoga Instructor in the Greater New York City area. Having spent over 14 years in the healing arts, she has worked with and apprenticed for several of the pioneers in Botanical Medicine & Ayurveda in the US. Ilana’s greatest passion is to help steward the plants of Gaia and do her part to share the love, magic and healing gifts the natural world brings forth to share. Ilana is an avid nature photographer and is found most days singing to the plants and observing the magical wonders of the forest.
Her time at the Ayurvedic Institute working & studying with Dr. Vasant Lad was very powerful, greatly formative and has helped Ilana create beautiful, simple and effective tools to offer clients and students on their journey towards balanced living and radiant wellness. Originating in India, Ayurveda dates back over five thousand years and integrates lifestyle practices, proper nutrition, yoga, pranayama, botanical medicine and many other physical and spiritual tools in its practices. It is a fully holistic system of healing that honors the unique self’s needs while focusing on practices that are gentle, effective and blissful.
Ilana regularly produces fine art floral photography, compounds tinctures, salves, essential oil blends, teas and flower essences for her local community. She loves to connect with others on their path and hopes you will feel free to reach out anytime to say hi or to inquire about herbal healing. Please visit her at Shaktibotanica.com to learn more about her healing project Shakti Botanica which is an offering and online boutique in celebration of the divine feminine and her endless gifts of creative expression, beauty and healing.
Electronica and the venues that celebrate music and dance are as vital to Ilana as the breath. An original jungle dancer, her long love of the beats has brought her to a deeper understanding of the power of sound, the brilliance of community gatherings and the revolutionary role music has in creating the new earth so many of us are dreaming of.
Ilana will be working with Starhawk, bringing her love of Permaculture to the garden.
One Love. One world. One Heart. <3