sol The School of Living is an educational organization dedicated to learning
and teaching the practices of sustainable community living.

Our project at Julian Woods Community is Turtle Way Healing Arts, inspired by artist John Mangan.

Our mission is to inspire creativity, healing, community and heart-centered experiences in arts and nature through workshops, retreats, performances, exhibits, and other programs and events.

WORKSHOPS, Spring/Summer 2018

May 6
Tiny House Informatitional workshop  

More info coming.

Contact Debbie Fisher:

MAY 26


Shinrin Yoku Forest Bathing
therapy walk
with Lucy Heggenstaller
in Julian Woods

suggested donation

A guided meditation walk in Julian Woods followed by tea ceremony. A beautiful way to celebrate Mother's Day!
more info and sign up:
May 20
Hypertufa Workshop
led by Deb Fisher
scale $10-15
suggested donation
Head to the Julian Woods green house to make your own stone planter. Great forsucculents! Decorate with your favorite stones, recycled jewelry, or sea shells.
more info and sign up:
June 2
Painting by the Pond
with Jean Forsberg
Sliding scale $30-50
Bring your art supplies and meet us at the Julian Woods pond for a day of open air painting. Jean Forsberg will lead you in class at whatever level you may be. All are welcome! Bring a simple picnic lunch and immerse yourself in beautiful trees, wild flowers, and water lilies! If in need of supplies please contact Jean at jtf3@me.com
or 814 355-5755
July 7
Editable Plant
Sliding scale $30-50

Take a walk with Deb Fisher in Julian Woods
to identify edible plantst,
then make a print of your plant
with Mary Vollero using
dry point, etching technique.
more info and sign up: maryvollero@gmail.com
or 814-769-9566

July 21
Turtle Way Festival   Save the Date for a day of music, dance, yoga, tai chi, and much more!
All Day Skill Share Set in the beautiful Julian Woods Community with walking trails and swimming
Lots of workshops, presentations, performances, and community
connection! More info coming soon!
We still have room for more collaborators.
If interested contact Deb at dflowersjulian@gmail.com
or 814 353-1270


Turtle Way is a creative community project offered through the School of Living.
Turtle Way was inspired by the artist and former president of the School of Living, the late John Mangan.

The turtle reminds us to slow down, appreciate life and the simple things,
and the knowing that our home is always with us.

Some think of Turtle Way as a big shell where we can come together co-creating our experiences, teaching and learning, gathering skills and information and enriching our lives through art, nature, peace of mind and inspiration!

Under the shell of Turtle Way we'll be hosting a platform for workshops, presentations, and classes like yoga, edible food walks, food as medicine, dance, meditation, printmaking, painting, gardening, & self sustainable architecture.

Most of our classes will be on a sliding scale pay system as we'd like to make them accessible to as many people as possible. In addition we will have volunteer and scholarships opportunities available for those in need.

Your donations assist us in bringing unique teachers here to facilitate the classes, to provide the space, and the ability to create broader community awareness by promoting these events. Funding also goes towards our scholarship programs designated for those that would like to participate but can't afford to pay.


290 Julian Woods Lane, Julian, PA 16844