Rites of passage have existed for centuries in different cultures, serving as vehicles for personal transformation and gateways to new phases of life. Examples of rites of passage include pilgrimage, baptism, bar or bat mitzvah, quinceañera, vision quest, walkabout and rumspringa. These are journeys to a sacred place, partially completed solo, ending with the participant reintegrating with his or her life anew. Often, rites of passage are completed outside in nature and are supported by community members who witness the transformation. From drum circles to dance, from drama to music, and from art-making to journaling, the expressive arts have been a cohesive part of rites of passage as an agent, vehicle and crystallizer of the transformational process.
This four-day workshop will assist you in designing your own expressive rite of passage through the creative arts. No experience is required. Participants need only have a clear intention for a creative quest that can help direct your life forward from where it is today. Join us for art and nature experiences tailored to foster transformation. Participants will have the opportunity to undertake a solo nature journey and should come prepared for all types of weather.