Kedar Brown

Kedar is a ceremonialist, healer, intuitive and teacher of psychological and spiritual awareness with over thirty-two years of professional experience. Over this time, he has developed an effective and unique approach to emotional and spiritual healing by braiding together his depth of clinical knowledge of experiential psychotherapies with more nature-based, indigenous wisdom teachings and healing methods from around the world. Kedar is the founder and director of Rites of Passage Council, an organization offering nature-based treatment and professional training programs. Kedar is a member of an International Wilderness Guides Council and known for his ability to blend many creative and expressive forms of deep psychology and therapy, with more ancient methods of healing through vision quest ceremonies, sweat lodge ceremonies, rites of passage experiences personalized ceremonies, and rituals in his work with individuals, couples, groups and communities.


In 1994, Kedar apprenticed with Steven Foster and Meredith Little at the School of Lost Borders in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the form and process of the vision quest ceremony and eco-psychology. He apprenticed with Malidoma Some, PhD, initiated elder and shaman of the Dagara tribe of Burkina Faso, West Africa learning indigenous methods of healing emotional trauma and relationship challenges through various forms of ritual processes and intuitive divination readings. Kedar has also had the honor and privilege to learn many valuable insights into healing from Cherokee elder and medicine person, Will Rockingbear for a number of years.  Kedar is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, Nationally Certified Counselor, and Certified Hakomi, Body-Centered Psychotherapist (Hakomi Institute). Kedar’s healing retreats and professional training programs are offered both nationally and internationally. His previous work has taken him across the US, and into Ireland, West Africa, England, Australia, Scotland andHawaii. Kedar lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina.



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