Kent's Ceremonial Bio
I've learned over the years from indigenous ceremonial folks, integrative medicine colleagues, spiritual facilitators, naturopaths and others to round out my skills while drawing from diverse perspectives.
I met Anderson Hoskie about 10 years ago when we were working together For the Navajo Tribe. We were developing and running an indigenous wilderness program for native adolescents from 2010-214.
Since then, we have collaborated in workshops, and various ceremonies honoring sacred sites and community at large.
Anderson in Dine'tah-Hajiinei, the Place of Emergence in New Mexico..
As a kid, I hung out extensively in nature in rural western Colorado. My family was amazing, supportive of adventure, diversity and the development of our own unique perceptions and self-sufficiency. I was also gifted with athleticism that paid my way through college, and continues to feed my wellness lifestyle.
The simplicity of silence within natural surroundings continues to clear my mind while strengthening my intuitive, spiritual aspects. I was also born with a gift of seeing, and spiritual navigation.
I grew up around photographers and healers. I continue hunting down wisdom related to what creates a self-healing body and mind and related esoteric ponderings. I traveled the world photographing and creating bodies of work stemming from grants, tribal consulting and commercial ventures. Photo site.
I also found my way to the Navajo reservation in 1978. I stayed there until 1991, photographing, learning and collaborating with elders, artists, and healers in their tradition. My rural roots and experiences within nature aligned with their teachings, and my knowledge of physics, integrative healing, art, and the importance of connecting with one's deep sense of self.
I then returned to the Dine' in 2010 to assist and ultimately direct an adolescent indigenous wilderness program.
My photography and video work has expanded the last few years with indigenous elders requesting their wisdom stories to be recorded. My work has also expanded into collaborating First Nations friends in Canada, and through psychological circles. Covering Standing Rock for an indigenous network was impactful.
Since 1994, I've also maintained a private psychotherapy practice in Colorado and New Mexico.