Petra Lentz-Snow

Petra Lentz-Snow

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Petra Lentz-Snow (she/her) has been involved in vision fasts and wilderness rites of passage programs for more than 30 years. Guide, trainer and active steward of the School of Lost Borders, she served as Executive Director at LB for eight years and is a former Netkeeper for the Wilderness Guides Council network.

Petra is a certified naturopath and first generation immigrant from Germany, and part of the most recent generation of settlers in the Americas. She’s grateful to be working on the traditional and contemporary homelands of the Nüümü and Newe peoples in the Eastern Sierra Nevada region, and to be living under the wide sky of Payahuunadü (Land of Flowing Waters).

Petra is a mother of three adult children and a breast cancer survivor, passionate about facilitating and seeding initiatory experiences and threshold practices in modern culture. Areas of special focus include women rites; the work with Illness, Loss and Death; as well as Cancer and the Art of Living. She holds space as woman, mother, auntie (mentor), guide, not-so-fine artist and cancer initiate but most importantly as someone who walks with the awareness of death and lives by the grace of a heart that keeps expanding.

Email: [email protected]

Blog:  Cancer as a Rite of Passage

Interview:  Introduction on Rites of Passage

Appointments available upon request

GUIDE'S UPCOMING PROGRAMS

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The Four Shields of Wholeness for Women

Patrilinear hierarchical systems have pushed life on earth to the edge of social and ecological sustainability.  As women we feel the pain of the global crisis resonating in our bodies and personal lives, as well as in the lives of our communities. At the same…

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The Nature of Illness, Loss and Death

The pandemic has recently brought the nature of illness, loss and death sharply into our collective consciousness reminding us that no human, no matter how healthy our resourced is immune to drastic and traumatic change. Some of us are cracked open in sudden ways, through…

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Mid-Winter Vision Fast

“It may be that when we no longer know what to do,  we have come to our real work  and when we no longer know which way to go,  we have begun our real journey.  The mind that is not baffled is not employed.  The…

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CA Spring Vision Fast

Life transitions, like entering adulthood, midlife or elderhood are always “DNA invitations” to go out on the land. The need to become anew is planted deeply into our ancestral bones because it was (and is!) crucial for the survival of the community that we let…

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NM Women’s Vision Fast

A woman’s journey is both vigorous and introspective as she covers ground outwardly, so she ventures deep within herself. Stirred by nature’s calling to be creative and complete, and beckoned by an irresistible urge to cross personal boundaries, she travels the path of her unique…

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CA Month-Long Training

The month-long intensive is designed for those who seek to explore and develop their vocation as wilderness guides within the tradition of the School of Lost Borders. Participants are given the opportunity and mentorship to fully immerse themselves in the ceremonial and practical aspects of…

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