Petra Lentz-Snow (she/her) is certified naturopath and first generation immigrant from Germany who came to the Western United States in her twenties, following a deep call and a faint breadcrumb trail to what would become her life work. She has been guiding vision fasts and wilderness rites of passage programs for more than 30 years now.
Guide, trainer and active steward of the School of Lost Borders, Petra served as Executive Director at LB for eight years and is a former Netkeeper for the Wilderness Guides Council network. After raising three children in the SF Bay Area, she has returned to live full time in Payahuunadü, “place of flowing water”, on the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary lands of the Nüümü and Newe peoples.
Petra is passionate about the human (and planetary) need to re-member ourselves, as a largely dis-membered species shaped by the impacts of modern culture. Her work centers around supporting life transitions through initiatory experiences and threshold practices in wild places. Areas of special focus include Women Rites, Transitions of Illness, Loss and Death, Gender Expansion/Transition.
Petra holds space as a ROP midwife, Trans Parent, Breast Cancer Survivor, fledgling Elder, and not-so-fine Artist. She lives by the grace of a heart that seems to keep expanding – despite the bumps in the road, or maybe because of them… In her free time you will likely find her with clay on her hands or out in the wilds harvesting pine needles and wild nettle.
Email: [email protected]
Interview: Introduction on Rites of Passage
2023 European Program: Storytelling, Listening and Mirroring