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Elevation Central  


Academy of Living 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.
Join for a day, a week, a month, a season or a year!  

Who we are


Founded in the Fall of 2023, The Academy of Living Arts is a flexible, Life Skills Academy for children & adults that supports the entire family by offering holistic & integrative learning with community connection to support creative, artistic & holistic families on their unique homeschooling/ unschooling, educational journey.


We offer a wide variety of engaging topics, health & wellness practices, life 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.

Examples of projects we have already done or are currently working on:

-Create, assist and perform music at a Season Festival at Elevation Central - Nov 2023

-Write, edit, design, market and publish our own books - May 2024

-Create a brick and mortar small business from the ground up in the form of a community market with apprenticeship & volunteer opportunities for the children - Launch May of 2024  & on-going

Currently, the lightly guided, focused learning of the academy is for ages 10+ with the vision to add younger children in the future.   Younger siblings of children ages 10+ may be able to join depending on your unique situation!

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 🌈
Everyone’s included. 
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.  We move daily & often.
7-Play is power. 🤾‍♀️ 
Play releases happy hormones and increases our confidence and courage. We play every day and do our best to make learning fun and engaging.
8-Laughter is medicine. 😂 
One of the best ways to digest the experiences of life (both 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.  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 🙌🏼
Yes. Everybody.



Our intention is to educate & support non-traditional, homeschooling/unschooling families with holistic & empowered learning, right brain activation, valuable life skills & practical tools for a well-rounded experience 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 for their academic goals and desires.  We are happy to offer guidance and suggestions.

We are in no means a traditional school following traditional curriculum.   This academy is for life skills, community connection, confidence in learning, positive social interaction, music, arts, health, wellness, fitness, etc. 


Our aim is to 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 Living 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, playing, moving our bodies, connecting with others, having fun, exploring different areas of interest, gaining valuable skills, finding meaning and applying 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:

✦Health, Wellness, Movement, Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness, Breath Work, Energetics

✦Reading, Writing, Spelling, Storytelling, Foreign Language, Public Speaking

✦Math Skills: Baking, Building, Budgeting, Measuring, etc.

✦Anatomy, Physiology, Biology, Nervous System Regulation

✦Art, Dance, Music, Acting/Improv, Poetry

✦Authentic Relating, Effective Communication, Emotional & Social Intelligence

✦Positive Psychology

✦Nutrition, Ayurveda, Gardening, Herbs

✦Handyman Skills, Cooking, Sewing

✦Entrepreneurship & Apprenticeship Opportunities

✦Field Trips, Learning Showcases


Academy Schedule 

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 9a-9:30a and flexible pick up from 3:30p-4p 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. 

Schedule 2024/2025



Fall Session: Tues Sept 3rd-Thur Dec 19th

Fall Break: Nov 25th-29th - Thanksgiving Week

Winter break: Dec 20th-February 3rd



Spring session: Tues Feb 4th - Thurs May 22nd

Spring break: March 24th-28th

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

9a-9:30a Center Open with flexible drop off time**

9:30a Opening circle-intention setting, discussion, meditation, music

10a-10:50a 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 Clean up and open play

3:30p-4p Center Open with flexible pick up time**


**Parents are welcome to drop off their child as early as 9am and pick up as late as 4pm.  They are also free to  enjoy self-care time, coffee, sauna, hot tub, relaxing, cold plunging, swimming, etc. during school hours.


Membership includes*

-Guided learning for one 10+ member: Tues, Wed & Thurs 9:30am-3:30pm Sept-May (Jan, June, July, Aug off)

-Flexible drop off 9a-9:30a and pick up times 3:30p-4p

-Parent use of the facilities between 9a-4pm

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 

Seasonal Membership

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 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 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:

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