/About Me
About Me2019-08-01T18:06:24-04:00

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

Anaïs Nin

ABOUT ME

Lana Boyuk is a respected spiritual ascension mentor, breath work facilitator and yoga teacher trainer who has helped many people to discover and tap into their inner wisdom so that they are better able to heal and release challenging aspects of their lives with ease and grace.

With more than twenty-five years of study, training, and personal self-inquiry, Lana’s tool kit supports her in being able to create and host a series of inspirational programs and retreats, intimate gatherings, teacher training programs, and sharing a way of living called RADIANCE.

Throughout her youth, Lana dealt with a number of personal challenges, including poverty, neglect, abuse, depression and suicidal tendencies. In her teenage years, she began to explore intuitive and spiritual practices. Lana studied plant medicine, sacred nature rituals, aromatherapy, began participating in women’s healing circles, interpreting oracles, and explored the notion of using food as nourishment and medicine.

In 2004, Lana purchased Sudbury’s first yoga studio, OM Yoga Space, which evolved from only focusing on yoga into a holistic, educational centre that offered teachings and services focused on chakras, shamanism, crystals and aromatherapy, personal empowerment, life coaching, reiki healing, and nutrition. She also established the Manipura Boutique & Lounge, which offered an eclectic selection of clothing, jewelry, music, yoga items, oracles, gemstones, and personal items that were helpful in encouraging others to live a more inspiring and empowered lifestyle.

In 2011, Lana dealt with the challenge of burn-out. She sold her studio, 90% of her personal belongings, and moved to Costa Rica for the next three years to heal, re-evaluate her life and professional path, and partake in medicine journeys (Ayahuasca and Iboga) under the supervision and guidance of shamans from Brazil, Columbia and Argentina.

It was during this personal sabbatical that Lana learned to surrender fully to Source (God / Goddess, Great Mystery, Creator) so that she would never again become exhausted by the pushing, effort, and confusion that occurs because of fear of the unknown. Lana prayed that her gifts and natural abilities would help in serving and supporting others on their journey of personal transformation.

Over the next several years, Lana cultivated an even stronger relationship with her intuition, helping spirits, and nature. She became someone who could communicate esoteric and mystical teachings in a simple and clear way that was accessible to people who needed to heal, transform, and evolve.

As Lana’s personal mastery and body of work developed over the years, she created a unique way of living called RADIANCE, with programs and retreats that employ numerous tools and practices that support people in remembering and living as their true, whole, authentic and radiant selves.

You can now find Lana living in Northern Ontario, Canada, and for stretches of time, in Costa Rica, where she offers yoga classes and teacher trainings, holistic lifestyle & inner mystic journey mentorships, life coaching, and shamanic healing sessions through Radiance Yoga & Lifestyle School, which is recognized by the Canadian Yoga Alliance (CYA RYS-300hr).

Lana also offers international retreats that provide nourishing and nurturing opportunities for her clients to immerse themselves in healing environments that help them to transform their lives with ease and grace.

Personal Development

Entrepreneurship:

Inner Mystic School – Director / Educator (Sudbury, Ontario, 2018 / Costa Rica, 2019 – Present)
Radiance Yoga & Lifestyle School (Yoga & Holistic Lifestyle Teacher Training Programs CYA-RYS300) – Director / Facilitator / Educator (Sudbury, Ontario, 2016 – Present)
Eating for Radiance & Food as Medicine – Owner / Educator / Chef (2010 – Present)
Om Yoga Space & Manipura Studio – Owner / Director (Sudbury Ontario, 2004 – 2011)
Conscious Living Lifestyle Coaching & Retreats – Owner / Director / Educator / Retreat Facilitator (2002 – 2016)
Asherah Soul & Body Soothers Aromatherapy Spa Products – Owner / Creator / Director (Canada/USA, 1995 – 2001)
Aromatherapy Educator (1994 – 2001)

Nutrition & Diet:

Living Cuisine / Ayurveda Educator & Chef – Living Arts Center (London 2009)
Nutritional & Educational Classes for First Nations Parents – Shkagamik- Native Health Center (Northern Ontario – 2005 – 2013)
Certified Nutritionist – Wild Rose College of Natural Healing (2000)
Instructor in Nutritional & Vegan Cuisine – Cambrian College Continuing Education Program (Northern Ontario – 1999)
Moondance Catering, Co-Owner (Northern Ontario – 1998)
Culinary Chef / Assistant – Cambrian College (Northern Ontario – 1997)

Shamanism & Tantra:

Sacred Plant Medicine InitiationNadine Purdy: Santo Daime, Bufo, Kambo, Iboga, Rapé, Sananga (Costa Rica – March 3-10, 2019)
Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FSS – Michael Harner) 2-Week (Live In) Immersion & Initiation (Petaluma, CA  – June 2017)
Alchemical Healing – Level 2 (London, ON  – May 2015)
Alchemical Healing – Level 1 (London, ON – March 2015)
Pachakuti Mesa Tradition – Mesa Carrier (September 2013) 
Sacred Plant Medicine Journey’sAyahausca & Iboga (Costa Rica, Hawaii – December 2011 – June 2014)
Chuluaqui Quodoushka – “The Passionate Woman” (Toronto – March 2011)
Chuluaqui Quodoushka – Level 1 (Toronto – January 2011) “A Shamanic and Natural Approach to Spiritual Sexuality”
“Sexual Yoga” and Intimacy Teachings – David Deida (Lennox, MA – 2008)
Institute of Contemporary Shamanic Studies (ICSS) –  Sacred Ceremony – “Night on the Mountain of Fear” (7-Day, Toronto 2007)

Yoga & Personal Growth:

Breakthrough Breathwork Teacher Training (Levels 1 & 2)Ashley Ludman (New York & Costa Rica, 2018 – Present)
YIN Yoga Teacher Training – Laurie Howe & Stéphane Ippersiel (Ottawa, ON – 2016)
Superhealth: Kundalini Yoga for Addictions – Mukta Kaur (Ottawa, ON – 2016)
Chakra Yoga Teacher Training – Anodea Judith (Ottawa, ON – 2016)
Source Energy Medicine – Practitioner (London, ON – 2014)
Ayurveda, Yoga & Alexander Technique Training (Pāhoa, HI, United States – 2013)
Landmark Forum & Landmark Advanced (Toronto, ON – 2013)
EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique (Level 2) – Claudia Schecter (Montreal, QC – 2011)
Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Training (Levels 1 & 2) (Toronto, ON – June/July 2010)
Kundalini Yoga – 3H0 Organization(Abequei, New Mexico – September 2006)
“Psychology of the Chakras”– Anodea Judith (Lennox, MA – 2005)
Chakra Yoga Flow– Seane Corn (Helena, Montana – 2004) 
Sacred Plant Medicine InitiationNadine Purdy: Santo Daime, Bufo, Kambo, Iboga, Rapé, Sananga (Costa Rica – March 3-10, 2019)
Shamballa Multidimensional Reiki Healer / Master – Kim Brand (2003)
Licensed Holistic Lifestyle Coach – Susan Cantwell: The Lifestyle Coaching Institute (Toronto, ON – 2002)
Sivananda Yoga Instructor – Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres (Val Morin, Quebec – 2001)

5Rhythms & Dance:

“Meditation Moves” –  Evangelos Diavolitsis  (Ottawa – November 2015, 2016, 2018)
“Refuge” – Amber Ryan/Kate Shela (Costa Rica – June 2013)
“Light & Shadow” – Lucia Horan (Toronto February/November 2012)
“Medicine Dance”– Jonathan Horan (Costa Rica – February 2012)
“Medicine Dance” – Jonathan Horan (Costa Rica – February 2011)
“Waves”–  variety (Switzerland, Belgium, France – April 2011)
“Waves”– Jonathan Horan (Montreal 2009)
“Heartbeat” – Gabrielle Roth  (Albany, New York 2008)
Prana Yoga Trance Dance Facilitator – Shiva Rea (October 2008)
Shamanic Trance Dance – Parashakti (Rhinebeck NY, 2007)

Praise

With your genuineness, and guidance you have shown me how to be in the moment. Your teachings have taught me to work through my struggles, ask for guidance and clarity and trust myself to know and understand that I have the courage to work through any uncertainties. I am forever grateful and honored to share space with you.”

With love,

D. Dziuba, Canada
Lana, I remember your gentle ‘way’ of inquiry – of exquisitely coaxing, eliciting and gently encouraging people (me) to share and open… how compassionately you did this and how people just trust in you because you make it so safe to do so. I thank you from the depth of my heart for this.
Jules Barber, New Zealand

Work with me: