Bear (they/them) is a trans guide who offers a grounded and fierce tenderness in support of the beautiful process of emergence that we call Rites of Passage. As a queer person descending from Ashkenazi Jewish and Scottish lineages, Bear brings insight from a lifetime of navigating liminal spaces and betweenness, and trusts that embracing the…

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Meiko Xavier (he/him) is dedicated to the Trans and Queer community. Meiko has supported others through education, sharing his personal journey, and offering a communal space where transitions in the Trans community are honored and held as sacred. Meiko is a natural guide with twelve years of experience with rites of passage and field work in therapeutic recovery programs.

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A world traveler and cross-cultural nomad since childhood, Praveen (he/him) comes from an upbringing in Asia and the Middle East before calling America home. A life’s passion for guiding wilderness rites of passage was preceded by wide-ranging and eye-opening stints in the military, academia, the corporate/start-up world, and narrative art photography before the ceremony came calling.

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Raei Bridges (they/them) is a neurodivergent soul on a journey of self-discovery and connection. Raised by the vibrant landscapes of the San Fernando Valley in California, Raei’s roots are deeply intertwined with nature. From childhood days spent playing in the mud, climbing trees, to observing insects with fascination, Raei fostered a profound bond with the natural world in any way that was accessible to them….

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yeshe ( Y ) (they/them) is a rites-of-passage guide, facilitator, storyteller and community organizer whose life and passion is dedicated to building collective resilience in times of deep change. yeshe’s work meets at the confluence of trans-local coalition-building, queer ecology and cultivating cultural resilience through ceremony and ritual.  They come to this work through years…

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Yamin is first and foremost, an apprentice to Mother Nature with a Master’s degree in Chinese medicine and a BA in Social Communication.  She uses this knowledge, coupled with her intuition and your wisdom, to partner up with you in the creation of safe spaces to understand and meet your own healing potential.

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Cori Wright works as a primary therapist at a wilderness therapy company and is a Somatic Experiencing practitioner. Cori moved every couple of years growing up and became fascinated with how different humans were in every place that she lived. Cori began working with adolescents and facilitating Rites of Passage 15 years ago.

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Logan (he/him) is passionate about holding space and witnessing others in their journey, inviting playfulness and curiosity to council.  Nature has consistently served as his container for growth in unique and special ways, and he is excited to invite others into the experience as well. Since 2014, he has been in the world of nature…

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Ken Crocker (he/him) has been concerned about and addressing climate change for 20 years through serving as a board member for the GeosInstitute.org, including 18 years as the board chair.  The Geos Institute helps communities nationwide build resilience in the face of climate change using a holistic approach that prioritizes the needs of ecosystems and…

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Colleen Bishop a doctoral student of Integral and Transpersonal Psychology with an emphasis in Somatic Psychology at CIIS and a graduate alumni of Naropa University—with an MA in Transpersonal Ecopsychology. She serves as co-director for Alchemy of Prana—a nature-based nonprofit operating foundation fostering the liberation of deep consciousness and relationship with the natural world. Colleen…

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