We are pleased to introduce this exceptional team of vibrant individuals we are fortunate to have serving as mentors at Coyote’s Path. Each one of them is burning with enthusiasm for the program, and they come together as a team to form a unique synergy. With a passion for creativity, this group promises to offer participants unforgettable learning experiences infused with mystery, adventure, and quest!
Nur Tiven is taking the position of program lead this year. However sad we were to see Bob leave, we are equally impassioned to welcome Nur. He comes to us from “Quest for the Medicine Tree,” a program of nature/theater mentoring in upstate New York that he founded eight years ago and has since been co-directing. Nur is passionate about living an undivided life, with deep connections to nature, self, community, and spirit. He works as a musician, counselor, and cultural mentor, weaving together the many threads of the creative life and nature-connection with his conviction that life is both sacred and hilarious.
Jahnavi Newsom brings with her a wealth of experience in wilderness studies, the arts, and youth leadership. She has studied with Jon Young, Mark Elbroch, and the Tracker School, and has taught at a variety of nature awareness programs, both locally and on the west coast. She is a graduate of circus-arts school and a co-creator of Firekeeper Productions, a collaborative theater and dance company in Brattleboro, Vermont. In addition to teaching acrobatics and capoeira, a Brazilian dance and martial art form, Jahnavi has been apprenticing as a Waldorf teacher for the past year. Her other interests include non-violent communication, permaculture, organic gardening, and nutrition.