Guest Lecturers and Workshops
Experiencing the Etheric and the Power of Presence
Thursday, September 27th 6:30PM SUGGESTED DONATION:$20
The elusive forces of life can be experienced, enhanced, and exercised. We will alternate between experiential lecture and meditative movements to begin to experience the very forces that form our bodies, our imagination, and our movements. We will learn simple, graceful, and rejuvenating movement exercises from the discipline of Spacial Dynamics which will enhance your posture, ease, voice projection, focus, and response-ability.Join us for this lecture by the creator ofSpacial Dynamics® which is used in the curriculum at The Brooklyn Waldorf School. Developed over 25 years ago, Spacial Dynamics gives people the experience of the healthy, harmonious continuum between the body and surrounding space.
Jaimen McMillan is a master athlete, the creator of Spacial Dynamics, and an internationally recognized presenter and author, Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (RSMT) and member of the International Somatic Movement Education & Therapy Association (ISMETA).
Rinke and Josien
Saturday, October 13th, Sunday, October 14th
2 Day Workshop; Saturday; 2:30PM-6PM and Sunday; 10AM-5PM COST: $160
Rinke and Josien use Triptychonwork, a very accessible Biographical approach to modern life questions we all face today; ‘How do I live and develop global awareness and yet mind my own business?’, ‘What does it really mean to live up to my full potential?’, ‘Am I conscious of my values for the 21st century?’, ‘Am I ready to take the take the next step on my way to self knowledge’, and ‘How do I face the numerous threshold experiences our time presents us with?’. In our time, the world situation challenges us to find new paradigms for the future. They have committed their lives to this research based in Biography and Anthroposophy.
Rinke Visser and Josien de Vries are researchers and founders of the Institute for Biography in Holland (1992). Long time students of the work of Rudolf Steiner, they offer workshops around the world. They are engaging and imaginative teachers with a deep awareness of the challenges of our time, committed to helping people step into their own destiny.
Thursday, October 18th 9AM-11AM $20 Suggested Donation
Root, Shoot, and Fruit: Cultivating Imagination in Childhood and Adolescence
During each developmental phase children learn in radically different ways, partly for reasons of their changing physiology––including the maturation of the brain––and partly because of their burgeoning inner life.
A Waldorf program responds to these inner and outer changes by helping children unfold their nascent capacities. Chief of these is the imagination as a faculty of cognition. Imagination can be trained to perceive truth and reality just as effectively as rational intellectuality. Out of childhood imagination, cultivated in the lower school, arise in the high school teenager those crucial abilities to weigh, to assess, and to arrive at truth.
Douglas Gerwin, Ph.D., is Director of the Center for Anthroposophy, including Chair of its Waldorf High School Teacher Education
Program, and Co-Director of the Research Institute for Waldorf Education. Himself a Waldorf graduate, Dr. Gerwin has taught for more than 30 years at university and high school levels in subjects ranging from biology and history to German and music. He is editor of four books related to Waldorf education as well as author of various articles on adolescence and the Waldorf curriculum. He currently resides in Amherst, Massachusetts with his wife Connie, a Waldorf high school teacher of mathematics.