Healing Arts practitioner Elizabeth Lewis from Mequon returns as an instructor for the 50th annual School of the Arts at Rhinelander held July 20 to 24. A certified stress management and wellness instructor, Lewis travels widely speaking on healing, meditation and body-mind-spirit practices from around the world.
In 2012, Lewis taught Don’t Worry, Be Happy: Tools for Sustained Happiness. This year she will instruct three classes: Soulful Aging, Exploring Spiritual Archetypes and Finding Joy in What Is.
“In all my classes, I hope my students will learn that self-discovery is a great adventure,” Lewis said. “I don’t consider myself a teacher but rather a learning facilitator there to help ignite a student’s own inner wisdom. I’m there to excite a desire to learn.”
“I’ll present (body-mind-spirit) in a way that honors a student’s own life experiences and life lessons – honors their own inner wisdom. Honoring our own life story – how we got to where we are now – allows us to move forward.”
Lewis hopes that at whatever point in life they take the class, her students will find meaning for them. “I’ve heard people who have taken just one class in soulful aging or mask-making or finding joy in what is say ‘Wow, this body-mind-spirit stuff now makes sense!'” she said.
Soulful Aging will be offered Saturday, July 20 through Wednesday, July 24, from 8:30 to 11:45 a.m.; Exploring Spiritual Archetypes runs Monday through Wednesday from 1:30 to 4:45 p.m.; and Finding Joy in What Is will be offered in a two-day workshop Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 to 4:45 p.m. Finding Joy in What Is is listed as an intermediate-level class while Lewis’ other classes are appropriate for beginners.
School of the Arts at Rhinelander 2013 will offer over 60 classes featuring 31 faculty chosen for their expertise in the field and teaching ability. In addition, this year’s school will celebrate the 50th anniversary with special events and a new format of varied class lengths and days that allows students to attend for a day, weekend, or entire week.
Those registered by June 1 will receive a 50th anniversary commemorative t-shirt. Registration may be completed at soawisconsin.org.