What is the ANASAZI Way?
The ANASAZI Way began in 1968, with Larry D. Olsen and Ezekiel Sanchez, two pioneers of wildness therapy. It is a philosophy—a way of “walking” in the wilderness of the world; it is our belief that in order to progress, we must turn our eyes upward, hearts homeward, and feet forward.
This is the ANASAZI Way:
- We acknowledge the Creator in all good things.
- We believe in new beginnings; that each day—indeed, each moment—offers us the chance to start anew.
- We see greatness in all those who walk this earth and regard them as individuals of infinite worth and potential.
- We are respectful of the agency of each and every individual and their ability to choose to walk forward or walk backward.
- We recognize that all those who walk this earth are part of a family and we honor each family’s personal faith and traditions.
- We seek a heart at peace, knowing that others respond best to those who care about them deeply.
- We utilize Mother Nature, survival skills, makings, sittings, and steppings to create opportunities to listen, learn, discover, and teach.
- We provide opportunities for each person—each “YoungWalker”—to leave behind the old and begin anew and invite them to change their heart at war into a heart at peace.
- We strive to be prepared, attentive, and responsive to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of all those who walk this earth.