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You are here: Home Workshops & Events Untangling the Threads of the Past

Untangling the Threads of the Past

When Apr 27, 2019 10:00 AM to
Apr 28, 2019 03:00 PM
Where TBA in Seattle, WA (Duwamish Territory)
Cost: $175-$295, sliding scale
Taught by: Darcy Ottey & Pınar Sinopolous-Lloyd
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Contact Phone 425.485.7396
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The Importance of Context and History for Rites of Passage Programming


The third workshop in our series on Recovering Youth Rites of Passage will focus on the social, cultural and political contexts that we find ourselves in today, and how a deep understanding of these contexts, along with a historical perspective of how they came to be, is crucial to be an effective guide in rites of passage programming.

Stay tuned for a more in-depth description to come. . .



This workshop can be taken alone or as the third of a three-part workshop series.

Dates and Times: Saturday, April 27, 10am - 9pm, Sunday, April 28, 9am - 3pm.

Location: TBA in Seattle, WA (Duwamish Territory)

Cost: Sliding Scale $175 - $295

A Note On Journeys' Pricing

Rite of Passage Journeys is committed to making our programs accessible to all who are called to join us, and we use a sliding scale to encourage everyone to help make this possible. The scale for this program is based on an estimate of moderate enrollment of 12 people:

  • $175 per person falls short of covering our direct expenses

  • $200 per person covers our direct costs of running the program

  • $250 per person covers our full costs (administrative overhead)

  • $295 supports those paying on the lower end of the scale and helps Journeys develop future programs

Journeys has never turned away a participant for lack of funds. If the low end of the Sliding Scale is beyond your capacity to pay, please contact us for information about further financial aid or a payment plan that could make your participation possible. Thank you for supporting this movement towards greater financial equity and transparency!


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Led By Darcy Ottey & Pinar Sinopolous-Lloyd

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Darcy Ottey   

Pınar Sinopoulos-Lloyd

Journeys has been part of every major transition in Darcy’s life, since her Coming of Age program when she was 13. She was the Executive Director of Journeys from 2006 - 2011, and helped to birth Youth Passageways, a diverse network of individuals, organizations, and communities working to support the initiation of young people into mature adulthood in these transition times. As an initiated European-American woman (British/Ukrainian descent), she is passionate about helping people disconnected from traditional rites of passage reclaim and create rites and practices meaningful and relevant in their lives and communities at this time, in ways that are in solidarity with the liberation with all Peoples, and all beings. Darcy currently consults with youth-serving organizations on topics related to rites of passage and social justice. She holds an M.A. in Environment and Community from Antioch University Seattle.
Check out Darcy's recent TEDx Talk, "Tying the Threads of the Past to the Threads of the Future"

Pınar (they/them/theirs) has always been allured by how the natural world mirrors one’s internal landscape. Enchanted by the liminal, Pınar is a nonbinary QTPOC (Queer & Trans Person of Color) with Huanca, Turkish and Chinese lineages. They along with their spouse, So, co-founded Queer Nature, a project bringing earth-based queer community through ancestral skills, nature-connection and vision fast guiding. Their relationship with queerness, neurodivergence, indigeneity and belonging guided their work in developing Queer Ecopsychology through studies at Prescott College, Wilderness Awareness School, School of Lost Borders, Animas Valley Institute, Naropa University and Esalen Institute. Their undergraduate work was in applied ecopsychology with a somatic and depth approach through a decolonial and queer lens. Currently enrolled at the University of Vermont, they are working on their degree in Master of Science in Natural Resources with a Concentration in Leadership for Sustainability. In 2017, they co-guided the School of Lost Borders' first Queer Youth Quest, and in 2018 co-guided Journeys' first Queer Mountain Quest. They are thrilled to be where their soul comes alive with queer youth and the more-than-human community.

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