From Kiev, Ukraine. Kateryna works professionally as a psychologist-consultant and psychotherapist. She fell in love with rites of passage in 2004 when she experienced the practices and philosophy that immerse a person in the world of nature. Because rites of passage so inspired her, she, along with George Kushnir, brought rites of passage to the Ukraine to open new possibilities of depth and freedom in their participants’ search for self. Together they lead vision quests and other practices in order to assist their people to understand crisis and meaning, values and spirituality. Also, they organize programs for training guides so that as many people as possible, both in their country and in neighboring countries, may celebrate their lives in meaningful new ways.