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.
July 21
Turtle Way Festival A day of art, 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.

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