Love words from the people
I am committed to high quality of care and satisfaction in the work I do. Every interaction I have whether it is an individual session, a ceremony, a birth, or a circle, receives the best version of me with presence, patience, and compassion. In case you were wondering what people's experience was of my work, take the time to read these testimonials. If you want your love words to be featured here, let me know through the contact me tab. Thank you for the love!
"I have had the great honor of being a recipient of Luana's amazing healing Reiki. Her intuitive and healing touch have given me great ease from pain emotionally and physically. She brings her deep understanding of clients needs to the table every time. I would highly recommend her services to all! She is an incredible gifted practitioner and healer, and she will meet you where you are and help guide you to wellness" ~Jeannie Kiera Parkus
"Luana's healing energy is palpable within my body during our sessions. Using breath work, song, and other vibrational sound tools, she enhances the Reiki she shares with me. It is deeply relaxing and helps me access my own healing space as I walk this cancer healing journey.I I also love the ceremonial aspects she brings to our sessions including smudging me with sage. She is a great listener to me and to my body too. I can't recommend her enough!"
" I have had the great honor and privilege to have received Reiki treatments from Luana and have been present when she has led New and Full Moon ceremonies. She is fully alive, fully in tune with nature, her surroundings, and her people. It is calming, invigorating, and gloriously fun to work with Luana. She is a treasure." ~Anne Erde
Reiki for Pets
"Luana performed Reiki on my dog during his last few moments and I will never forget how much it meant to me for him to experience such calm and peace before his transition. It was a beautiful gift and has helped me process my grief tremendously"~ Kathy Lopes
" The loving steady light that Luana exudes while leading ceremony and introducing Reiki to those who have not been exposed to the benefits is truly amazing. At the Fete de la Femme, she opened sacred space, gently inviting us all to shift into a vulnerable mode from which profound growth and breakthrough happened. She tirelessly and smoothly moved through the crowd offering Reiki to all women who wanted to receive it. When I asked Luana how she could offer Reiki in community circles that are sometimes noisy, she reminded me of the importance of being able to practice mindfulness in chaotic environments in my day to day life, not just at a retreat. Her commitment to offering Reiki in underprivileged communities is noble, she is an incredible ceremony leader, and a rare spiritual leader in Boston."~ Tajan Braithwaite Renderos
"My initial experience with Luana was initiated due to a colleagues "spiritual crisis" for which I had no experience or answer. Luana's unique insight has been a quiet blessing as I have dealt with some recent trying issues due to my work with gang involved young men. The one ceremony I attended, at the blessing of her new space in her home, highlighted Luana's devotion to the importance of ritual, and the incredible power of positive energy.The love she shares with her family, friends, and fellow practitioners, and the simple extraordinary way in which she creates instant community through her practice with grace and humor, has been a major channel marker for the seeker in me. Namaste." ~ Edmund Norton
Coming of Age Ceremony
"Words cannot express how I felt when I saw the space that Luana had set up for my daughter’s coming age ceremony. My heart was overwhelmed with the love and care that she obviously had put into everything. Her spirit is meant for this work. My family and friends were also touched by her presence, the space and the beautiful flow of the ceremony. She managed to bring forth everything I told her I wanted the ceremony to be and then some. And the plus was her delicious curry!!! I am grateful for Luana’s existence and that our paths have crossed. There is so much to learn from her. I look forward to the many lessons I will I sponge up from her and the many blessings my family and I will gain from having her heart touch our lives."
~Magalie Neff (Mom)
"I feel so grateful to have been given such a beautiful coming of age ceremony hosted by Luana. I was overjoyed with the amount of good vibes and energy she gave off to me and all of the people who attended. She was so warm and inviting and very open to ideas on how the ceremony should run. The way she was able to create such a beautiful and positive space for the ceremony was amazing as well. I am so happy that I was able to welcome in a new chapter of my life with such positive vibes. It’s all thanks to Luana!" ~Anise (Daughter)
Birth Doula Support
"I couldn't have asked for a better person to have shared the birth of my daughter with. In the weeks prior to the birth, we had kept in touch on a regular basis. The pregnancy was complicated, and at times seemed like I couldn't last another day. But listening to her encouragement made me feel stronger. Her ability to lift my spirits and truly understand my struggles made me feel connected to her in a way that I felt I could trust her to share not only the happy moments but also the ugly moments.
With Luana I felt completely safe to share the fears and anxieties I felt about pregnancy, birth, and motherhood. She was completely present and involved in the experience leading up to the labor and at 35 weeks it was time. Having her by my side made me feel like I had the freedom to be true to my emotions and felt mentally and spiritually supported. Her techniques to assist with the labor were wonderful and her calm soothing nature kept me focused. She was right by my side and supported and guided my body when it was time to push.
Because my daughter came early she had to be taken to the NICU at a different hospital. The feeling of not being able to see my new baby was completely overwhelming. I don't feel like I have ever been so vulnerable, and to have Luana there to support me, hold me, and encourage me at this time was such a blessing. Watching my daughter leave for another hospital without me was one on the hardest moments of my life, and I am so lucky to have had her there to catch me when my spirit was weak. She followed up with us all throughout my daughters stay in the hospital, and I am so grateful to have had that extra support throughout such a difficult time. I truly couldn't have asked for a better doula, and I am eternally grateful to her for encouraging and unearthing strength I didn't know I had. She played an irreplaceable role in my pregnancy and labor and I can never thank her enough for that."
~ Janie Wyatt
"My experience with Luana as a doula was nothing short of perfect. She supported me in ways that I couldn't have anticipated myself. She was wholly available to me, and I felt seen and held by her. I think one of her most nuanced and wonderful characteristics is that she intuited exactly when and how to offer space (I am an independent introvert and am prone to introspection) and when to draw me out. We danced and moved together, she offered me nourishing reiki, and she showed my partner ways to be with and support me during my labor. That was instrumental in bringing us closer during the birth of our son.
Luana's unique way of supporting me through the end of my pregnancy and during labor was the ideal blend of spirituality and comedy. She is intimately familiar with the body and energy, and also kept things light. While I labored she was genuinely encouraging but not saccharin or phony. That was huge for me, because I have no patience for phonies and even less so in the midst of childbirth! I always felt truly safe with her, to be in whatever state I was in at the moment.
She was indispensable in helping me to navigate the medical support, as I had a hospital birth. I actually had a VBAC, which can be considered high risk, but she helped me not only to feel as though I was having a perfectly normal birth (which I was) but also helped me to trust my body, which was a challenge after having delivered my first child via cesarean. She brought me back to myself. What greater gift is there?
Not only has Luana worked with mothers and babies for decades in a wide variety of contexts, she has also birthed and raised two of her own children. That is the icing on the cake for me: she has been there and done it. She has lived motherhood and mother support, and has unflagging dedication to the power and potential of women. She effortlessly integrates partners into the birth process and offers herself fully to your experience." ~ Amelia Catone