Eli was attracted to wilderness therapy because nature has always proven a powerful therapy for him personally and he wanted the opportunity to share this experience. The combination of mindfulness and therapy alongside the Four Corners location is what drew him to Open Sky specifically.
Eli joined Open Sky with rich experience in wilderness expeditions and established mindfulness practice. He also has experience with meditation yoga, mountaineering, backpacking, climbing, and creative movement.
What Eli values most about his role as a Field Guide is clear and compassionate communication. Being open and honest with the students and facilitating a deeper level of human interaction is what he care about most in this role.
Some of Eli’s strengths within a guide team include building strong rapport with students, facilitating creative ceremonies, leading mindfulness practices, supporting his co-guides, maintaining a strong awareness of team dynamics, and creating a space where students feel safe and as a result demonstrate openness.
During his time off, Eli loves to paint, highline, flow, and make creative spaces with friends. Ultimately, he likes to be in nature with the people he loves.