Max Woodfin

Himalaya and China Instructor

MA Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy, Naropa University

BA Human Ecology, College of the Atlantic


Max has spent his life “fulfilling the dream of childhood” by blending his passion for the ecological world with the study of world spiritual traditions.¬† He is a faculty member at Naropa University in the Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy program and is a psychotherapist in Boulder, Colorado.

Prior to working in the field of psychology, Max was a high school teacher and an instructor for Where There Be Dragons.  In addition to his private practice, faculty position at Naropa, and work with  Dragons, Max serves as a psychological consultant for various international organizations in times of crisis and disaster, and is co-founder of Lionpath International, an organization that trains international disaster workers in psychological trauma interventions.

Since 2003, Max has led Where There Be Dragons programs in Laos, Thailand, China, India, Tibet, and Cambodia, and speaks Thai, Lao, Chinese, and “a pinch of Urdu.”