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Authentic Freedom Academy – Our History

The seeds of Authentic Freedom Academy took root when its founder, Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, MATS, was invited to facilitate a program in Christian initiation.  Through this opportunity, Lauri realized that the true hunger of every human being is not for intellectual (or in that case, religious) knowledge or belonging, but to know themselves.  At the same time, she discovered the universal process through which self-knowledge is obtained – mindfulness-based practices and creative expression.  This process, Lumby learned, is then further enhanced under the guidance of a trained and experienced guide – what some might call a Spiritual Director, Teacher, Rabbi, Guru, Life-Coach, Counselor or Mentor.


For twenty years, Lauri has put these tools to the test through curriculum development, teaching and facilitating classes, workshops and retreats.  Additionally, she has served as a Spiritual Director for hundreds of men and women, supporting them in their journey of self-discovery toward its ultimate goal of self-actualization.


During the course of these twenty-years, Lumby has had the privilege of meeting and working with a host of men and women who have learned similar truths and who have put their own gifts to work in similar ways.  Authentic Freedom Academy is the collective effort of these women and men that Lauri has come to know and love and for whom she has great respect in their vocational calling to provide transformational education and empowerment to a waking and hungry world.


You can learn more about Authentic Freedom Academy by contacting our Director, Lauri Ann Lumby at (920) 230-1313 or emailing


I am a trained, professional Spiritual Director, Author and Hands-on Healer. I offer services, programs and classes that empower you to hear the voice of the Divine that speaks from within you. It is the voice of the Divine that leads us to our highest truth, to the discovery and cultivation of our gifts and to a life of Authentic Freedom where we know contentment, compassion and joy. Your truth will set you free!

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