Academy of Natural Arts
Located in Mt Juliet, TN
We understand learning as a lifelong process that is on-going and cyclical in nature.
As such, we offer flexible, open enrollment so you can join in at anytime for as little or as long as you'd like.
Who we are
A flexible, life-schooling academy for children & adults that supports the entire family by offering holistic education, integrative learning, and community connection to support creative, artistic & holistic families on their unique homeschooling/unschooling journey.
We offer a wide variety of engaging topics, practical skills & empowering tools from the East to the West in a safe, nurturing, multi-age environment that supports the entire process of learning in a natural and organic way to encourage an individual's unique passions, strengths and dreams to emerge, naturally.
Currently, the lightly guided, focused learning of the academy is for ages 10+ with the vision to add younger children in the future.
Younger children and their parents are welcome to drop in for a day, a week or possibly more,
for a family wellness & holistic learning retreat and the opportunity to connect with other homeschooling/unschooling children & families.
Our aim is to offer flexible & creative solutions for holistic & artistic families where everybody wins!
Some basic principles that we love to cultivate at the Academy of Natural Arts:
1-Y’all means all 🌈
2-Nature is our stage 🌳
The benefits of being in nature are infinite. We spend lots & lots of time outdoors.
3-Kindness is Queen 👑
The feminine aspect of our environment.
4-Safety is King 👑
The masculine aspect of our environment.
5-Fun is central 🤸♀️
When things are fun, we want to learn. So, we aim to make learning fun!
6-Movement is essential 🏊♀️
We are born to move. This is how we process & integrate the information we take in. Then we’re ready for more, naturally.
7-Play is power. 🤾♀️
We ignite the internal fire of our 3rd chakra, or power center, through play.
8-Laughter is medicine. 😂
One of the best ways to digest the experiences of life (positive & negative) is through laughter. It’s a natural mood enhancer as well. We love to laugh and do it often.
9-Rest is productive. 💤
Rest is an integral part of our transforming, healing, rejuvenating & energizing process. We honor the body and mind's need for rest.
10-Silence is golden 🌟
When we get quiet, creativity flows, answers come to us, we learn to trust our inner guidance so we spend time in silence regularly.
11-Learning is natural 🌬️
We are born learners and when we are encouraged to explore what we enjoy & what has meaning for us, it’s as natural as breathing.
12-Everybody wins 🙌🏼
Our intention is to support homeschooling/unschooling families with holistic & empowered learning, right brain activation, valuable life skills & practical tools to encourage a well rounded education that sets children & adults up for success in all areas of their lives.
Everything we offer is optional, flexible & adaptable.
There will be no grades, homework, testing, attendance tracking, etc.
Individual families are in charge of all research & reporting for their chosen way of homeschooling/ unschooling in whichever state they are registered and are free to supplement their educational journey as needed.
We cultivate an environment of diversity, respect, curiosity and a lifelong love of learning by offering a wide array of educational & artistic topics, valuable life skills & holistic health practices along with supportive guidance for children & adults to connect to what is most authentic and true, what they find meaningful and what they also enjoy while helping them to develop the necessary skills to create a life of their own design.
The proven recipe for health and happiness!
Health & Wellness
As a wellness integration center, the focus of Elevation Central and the Academy of Natural Arts is on the embodiment of organic, nature-based technology for the entire family.
Both science and experience proves, we are the happiest and most receptive to learning when we spend lots of time outdoors, eat nourishing foods, move our bodies, connect with others, have fun, explore different areas of interest, gain valuable skills, find meaning and apply what we learn to every day life.
We plan to do all of this and more on a regular basis.
You can find out more about the academy guides here.
Using a holistic & integrative approach, below is some of what we offer:
✦Organic lunch and snacks for 1 paying member
✦Health, Wellness, Movement, Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness, Breath Work, Energetics
✦Reading, Writing, Spelling, Storytelling, Foreign Language, Public Speaking
✦Math Skills: Cooking, Building, Budgeting, Measuring, etc.
✦Anatomy, Physiology, Biology, Nervous System Regulation
✦Art, Dance, Music, Acting/Improv, Photography, Poetry
✦Authentic Relating, Effective Communication, Emotional & Social Intelligence
✦Positive Psychology, His&Her Story, Science
✦Nutrition, Ayurveda, Gardening, Herbs
✦Handyman Skills, Cooking, Sewing
✦Entrepreneurship & Apprenticeship
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
(you can choose 1, 2 or 3 days as well as a yearly, seasonally, monthly, weekly or daily membership depending on your needs)
*Flexible drop off from 8:30a-9:30a and flexible pick up from 3:30p-4:30p so families can take their time coming in and out and enjoy the facilities if desired - journaling, swimming, hot tub, sauna, stretching, stretching, coffee, connection with friends, etc.
We also have a couple of rooms that can be reserved for parents who would like to stay and work, read or relax on-site. This will be on a first come first served basis and in shared spaces with other parents.
Fall Session: Tues Sept 5th-Thur Dec 21st
Fall Break: Nov 20-24th - Thanksgiving Week
Winter break: Dec 22nd - January 31st
Spring session: Tues Feb 6th- Thurs May 23rd
Spring break: March 25-29th
Summer Break: Memorial Day - Labor Day
General Flow of a day at the Academy (subject to change based on seasonal themes, guest teachers, workshops, individual goals, group projects, weather, learning showcases, etc)
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 9:30am-3:30pm
8:30a-9:30a Center Open with flexible drop off time**
9:30a Opening circle-intention setting, discussion, meditation, music**
10a-10:45a Health & Wellness-anatomy, physiology, flow arts, fitness, dance, movement, yoga, breath work, outdoor play, cold plunges, etc.
11a-12p Reading, writing, spelling, storytelling, acting, public speaking, foreign language, poetry, etc.
12p-1p Lunch, rest, free play & personal project time
1p-3p Math skills, science, art, music, solo & group projects, integration, practicum, etc.
3p Closing circle-sharing, music, meditation**
3:30p-4:30p Center Open with flexible pick up time**
**Parents are welcome to drop off their child as early as 8:30am and pick up as late as 4:30pm or they are free to enjoy self-care time, coffee, sauna, hot tub, relaxing, cold plunging, swimming, etc. from 8:30am-9:30a and from 3:30pm-4:30pm. Parents are also welcome to join our Opening circles at 9:30am as well as Health & Wellness Hour at 10am.
-Guided learning for one 10+ member: Tues, Wed & Thurs 9:30am-3:30pm Sept-May (Jan, June, July, Aug off)
-Organic lunch, drinks & snacks for one 10+ member (parents welcome to purchase food or bring their own if staying on site)
-Flexible drop off 8:30a-9:30a and pick up times 3:30p-4:30p
-Option for parents to enjoy the Center before opening circle 8:30a-9:30a & after closing circle from 3:30p-4:30p
-Daily Health & Wellness 10am-10:45 included for parents
-Work/Relax spaces that can be reserved for parents
COST for 1 member*
Annual Membership (8 months: Sept-Dec and Feb-May)
-3 days a week - $6600 paid in full up front
-2 days a week - $5000 paid in full up front
-1 day a week - $2800 paid in full up front
Fall Membership (4 months Sept-Dec)
Spring Membership (4 months Feb-May)
-3 days a week -$3600 paid in full up front
-2 days a week - $2600 paid in full up front
-1 day a week - $1500 paid in full up front
Monthly Membership (limited number available)
-3 days a week - $1000/month
-2 days a week - $720/month
-1 day a week - $380/month
Weekly Drop in -3 days (limited number available)
1 Day Pass (limited number available)
-Sibling discounts available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options.
*Pricing subject to change as membership increases for additional staff, supplies, upgrades, etc.
Visiting friends & families of all ages are welcome to plug into the Academy for a day or a week and stay onsite if desired: a family retreat/vacation of holistic education, wellness, community & tools of integration all in one!
We have a couple of rooms for families to stay on-site short term as well as a 50amp for RV families to plug into.
We understand that every family is unique and do our best to provide a custom solution for each family's needs and desires.
We love connecting with families to make sure it is a good fit for everyone because we want everyone to win.
For questions or to set up an interview & tour, please text 818-943-3880 or email us: