PetrifiedForestPınar Sinopoulos-Lloyd, Instructor for Queer Nature

Pinar has always been allured by how the natural world mirrors one’s internal landscape. Enchanted by the liminal, Pınar identifies as genderfluid QPOC (Queer Person of Color) with their mother’s side native to the Americas. Their self-designed studies include a B.A. in “Somatic & Depth Ecopsychology” from Prescott College, graduating from the Wilderness Awareness School’s Anake Outdoor School and Wildlife Tracking Intensive as well as other immersive studies at Animas Valley Institute, Naropa University, Esalen Institute, and is also a certified Wilderness First Responder. Their greatest mentors have been of the more-than-human; desert creeks, grey foxes, canyon wrens and cottonwoods to name a few. Pınar’s passions include wilderness/ancestral skills, rites of passage, the human animal, indigenous solidarity work, natural history, soul work, longbow archery, wildlife tracking and the ecological intelligence of emotions. Having been a rebellious gender-bending teen themself, Pınar passionately believes the evolutionary gift that teens inherently bring to culture. Pınar plans to go back to graduate school to deepen their studies in ecopsychology and to assist in a collaborative vision with their spouse to guide LGBTQ quests.