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Lashanna is an intentional tender. A tender of people and spaces, a recovering corporate employee and avid learner. A mistake maker, community lover, a consensual hugger, a garden witch and a mother; a midwest grown, University of Michigan graduate, artist, facilitator and holder of heavy things. Creating space for belonging is at the core of their work from teaching medical professionals, to working with youth and play; from to shrouding a community member to hand grinding herbs for tea. Lashanna regularly lives and works in the intersections of death, art, education and love.
During a massage, her goal is always a flowing conversation between her hands and your tissue. "My touch is not a pointed deep touch, yet we access deep tissues without you leaving in pain. Causing pain is counter-intuitive to how I walk this life. "
Her end of life work is rooted in a community death care model. Lashanna holds a solid grounded space for her clients, regularly bringing a great comfort to a time that can feel out of control. Her knowledge, skill and experience allow her to assist people and their family in the time of dying. Lashanna not only works with people imminently facing death or who have been given a terminal diagnosis; she also works with those living their life fully and want a doula relationship in place for when death does come closer or an accident occurs.
As a Director of A Sacred Passing, Lashanna joins in community collaboration, creating engaging and productive death and dying educational opportunities for community and professionals. While instructing massage students or doulas, she is able to impress the importance of trust and honoring autonomy.
She is certified in MBSR-T, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens. Combining her formal education and experience with meditation, games and art, Lashanna has created an engaging 8 -10 week program for teens.
"If energy is neither created or destroyed, I am quite sure we've met sometime before" - thegoodwitchofcascadia
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Northwest Academy of the Healing Arts
A Sacred Passing
Going with Grace
Numerous End of Life training courses
Home Healthcare Aide Training
Death Doula Clients
Full Spectrum Doulas
All of us have the strength to change the world.
I always have something to give, please just ask.
Washington became the first to legally compost human remains. It’s part of a growing movement toward deathcare options that are kinder to the planet, from aqua cremation to tree pod burials.
A free, virtual conference exploring collective grief and rituals, pathways, and possibilities for healing. Hosted by The Resilience Collective in partnership with Nurture.co, The International Trauma Studies Program, and the Rhiza Collective.
New Seattle pantries fight food insecurity one fridge at a time | Crosscut
Powered by community, the refrigerators offer fresh food for those in need — no questions asked.
A Conversation about "A Good Death" in a racist society
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Square Mile of Defiance: WA Neighborhood Supports Itself During COVID-19
Third in a series of NHFA Community Care 2020 webinars. The NHFA advocates for preserving the rights of families to care for their own dead while supporting home funeral guides in their calling to guide families when needed.SHOW LESS
Showing up in the Pandemic with host Mariagela Abeo
A Conversation about "A Good Death" in a racist society. Sign up below to watch the REPLAY. https://mailchi.mp/59f0d3f361c8/panel-discussion