RITES OF  passage OFFERING 
in collaboration with 4H, School of Lost Borders and WSU

Our uniquely powerful offerings combine cutting edge science with ancient wisdom to provide a circle of support for the journey of your life. Weaving on-site learning at nature around you with online resources, we are here to help you navigate the big steps that mark your passage along the way. Offering an intimate circle of support that includes counselors and doctors, youth leaders and nutritionists, we have gathered the resources to provide safe passage as you navigate your journey. Whether you are transitioning through childhood, adulthood, elderhood or going through significant passages in your life, we have created a circle to help hold you as you grow into the fullness of your power, purpose and potential. We keep these circles small (8-10 people) to keep our ratios 1 to 3 on the land and keep you safe.

*Given current restrictions, all of our current offerings are online. Look for changes as restrictions lessen.

Are you Called?

Do you feel a desire for more?

Do you feel a call to have fun, make friends and live a life that is natural, real and free? Are you called to a deeper relationship with yourself, family, community and world? Circle Passages offers renewed hope, health, happiness, and gratitude by fostering a love of life based on deep self-acceptance and true self-esteem. Found to reduce everything from anxiety to depression, suicide to addiction, rites of passage guide you to where you want to go. We help you live a life that is wildly authentic: YOU.

"Every positive change--every jump to a higher level of energy and awareness--involves a rite of passage.”  Dan Millman

 

Discover

Discover your nature in nature.

Grow

Grow up in a circle of support.

Find

Find your self and your way.

Claim

Claim your power and purpose.

The trailhead to a transformative journey. 
Are you ready to take your next step?
 

COMMON DREAM

We all desire to be healed and whole, to hold the ones we love and love ourselves. We dream of a life and a world that is safe in which we can be ourselves. Circle Passages is a place to realize these dreams by taking the next step on a transformative journey of self discovery. We awaken the dreamer.

COMMON VISION

To navigate our journey and find safe passage requires a vision of where we have been, are and are going. The passage from childhood to adulthood and elderhood is a vision quest to find inner direction and orientation. We help you see into yourself and your future . . . then we help you to honor and create that vision. We celebrate your insight.

COMMON GROUND

In coming together in circle we step upon common sacred ground and take an important step to transforming ourselves, lives and world. Walking on a path that has guided and protected people through the ages, we ground our nature in nature and remember how to be ourselves in family and community.

COMMON GROWTH

On your rite of passage you grow up and root deep, rippling out in circles of influence like the growth rings of a tree. Like the forest that supports the tree, we foster independence as interdependence. Our circle reflects the forest as a systemic whole, offering a holistic support network to nurture sustainable growth. We grow within the circle of community.

OUR Difference

rites of passage ARE ANCIENT, But We are DIFFERENT. 

ONLINE & ONSITE

We combine on-site and online learning for greater flexibility, accessibility and sustainability. Weaving in-person and virtual support, we plant the seeds of transformation amongst the natural beauty of BEloved sanctuary and nurture their growth in a safe online community. In this way, we provide greater access to resources but also greater flexibility, so that you can sustain the growth over a year and your life. We offer teachings that naturally evolve to meet your needs, while integrating the circle we hold on-site within the circle of your life, so your growth will take root and dig deep.

TELL YOUR STORY

Each individual, family and community has a story that informs the rite of passage, guiding our life. So we spend time discovering and retelling our stories in journals, art and ceremony. By honoring the unique experience of each individual, we recognize and honor their heritage. We believe that in order to move forward into our futures, we need to connect with our past, researching our roots through stories and inner reflection that help us understand ourselves. In retelling our story, we reclaim our power for ourselves and our community.

FAMILY CIRCLE

Through these circles we work (and play) with individuals, their families and communities, weaving them together over courses that range from a weekend to a year. We map our journey using the cycles and seasons of nature that allow seeds time for dormancy and growth. We provide support before and after your initiation, giving you resources to help you transplant into your life. We want your tree to survive and thrive within the family and community in which you live, so while some rites of passage offer intensives, we offer a natural rhythm that aligns with nature to grow as a forest.

HONOR YOUR VISION

The rites of passage are designed by the individual as they are initiated to reflect the unique VISION and experience of THEIR process. While a basic structure is provided, individuals are encouraged to create their own circle of support and self-generated ritual, including options in terms of where and how the rite of passage takes place. While in the past the rite of passage was determined by culture and gender, we believe that people’s processes are best reflected in initiating ceremonies of their own design.

Circles include Everyone 

A circle is whole because it includes everyone, young and old, black and white, male and female . . . and everything in between. Circles are unbroken, holding diversity within unity in which each part and person is needed as a whole to be whole. They symbolize an equality based on difference not sameness, and we celebrate this difference. Like the circle, we need everyone to be themselves, natural and whole, in order to gift us with their true and full power and presence. With a primary focus on creating uniquely authentic and different, self-generated rites of passage, we embrace and celebrate all people and the differences that make us whole. In order to honor our commitment to the gift of inclusion, we work with different needs to accommodate everyone, striving to reflect an inclusive diversity in our teaching and teachers. 

“Everything the power of the world does is done in circle. The Universe is circles within circles, and everything is one circle, and all the circles are connected to each other. Each family is a circle, and those family circles connect together to make a community, and the community makes its circle where it lives on the Earth.”  Black Elk

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