Petra Lentz-Snow

Petra Lentz-Snow

Petra Lentz-Snow
Executive Director

 Petra Lentz-Snow has guided vision fasts and wilderness rite of passage programs for over 20 years and is currently serving as the Executive Director 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.

  Petra is passionate about training next generation guides as well as integrating and seeding initiatory experiences in modern culture. Her personal journey with breast cancer has instructed her first-hand how important the container of the natural world and the rite of passage ceremony are when one confronted with 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 and highlight illness and aging as initiatory growth opportunities.

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.  Listen to a recent interview with her on Rites of Passage via this link.