Petra Lentz-Snow has guided vision fasts and wilderness rite of passage programs for over 20 years and is currently serving as Co-Director and Board Member at the school. From 2012 - 2015 she was the executive director of the Wilderness Guides Council, a network of guides supporting wilderness ceremonies around the world.
Her personal journey with breast cancer instructed Petra first-hand how important the container of the natural world and the rite of passage ceremony are when one is cracked open and irrevocably changed by unforseen life initiations, such as illness, loss of a loved one or other pertinent trauma. In her free time she writes articles for her blog ‘Journeys into Healing’ and gives talks at various venues to raise awareness about Cancer as a Rite of Passage.
Petra's wilderness training in the U.S. began at the Bear Tribe, founded by Chippewa medicine man, Sun Bear, and concluded at the School of Lost Borders with Steven and Meredith Foster in 1995. Born and raised in Germany, Petra is a licensed practitioner of naturopathic medicine and a mother of three young adult children.