Taste of Anthroposophy

Saturdays, 8:00 am to 12:30 pm                                                                                  

Seattle Waldorf Grade School, 2728 NE 100th ST, Seattle, WA 98115, Huckleberry Hall

Would you like to understand more about the philosophy that informs Waldorf education?  Starting in September, sessions in the new Foundation Studies program (formerly called “Foundation Year”) will be open to the public. Each block, consisting of two-to-three consecutive Saturday mornings, will focus on essential aspects of Anthroposophy. You can mix and match, according to your availability and interest - a taste at a time.

The morning will begin with singing, followed by the practical and imaginative arts of clay modeling, painting, pastels, creative writing or form drawing to introduce the lecture content. No artistic experience is needed, just a willingness to explore.  Your artistic expression will be followed and complemented by a lecture that features a key Anthroposophical theme. Sessions include:

Home Health Care and the Whole Human Being

With Heidi Jefferson, RN, Flora McEachern, Jennifer Schmidt, ND and Andrea Marquardt-Preiss

Class Dates:  Saturdays, 1/7, 1/14 and 1/21/2017

Class Schedule:  8:00 am - 12:30 pm, 1/7 and 1/21, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm 1/14

Class Location:  Seattle Waldorf Grade School, 2728 NE 100th St, Huckleberry Hall           

Anthroposophic medicine views health as a matter of mind-body-spirit balance, integrating theories and practices of modern medicine with alternative, nature-based treatments and a spiritual-scientific understanding of the human being. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Jennifer Schmitt,ND, from Threefold Integrative Medicine Clinic in El Sobrante, CA, as our Guest Presenterhttp://www.soundcircle.org/content/andrea-marquardt-preiss on January 14th.  Artistic expression: Therapeutic Painting, with Flora McEachern and Curative Eurythmy, with Andrea Marquardt-Preiss

Cost:   $60/class for 1/7 and 1/21, $80 for 1/14/17

Karma and Reincarnation

with, Anouk Tompot

Class Dates:  Saturdays, 1/28, 2/4 and 2/11/2017

Class Times:  8:00 am to 12:30 pm                                                                                

Class Location:  Seattle Waldorf Grade School, 2728 NE 100th ST, Seattle, WA 98115, Huckleberry Hall

Rudolf Steiner saw as one of his life's tasks to help spiritual seekers understand the ancient principles of karma and reincarnation as they apply to modern life and present day consciousness.  In this presentation we will be introduced to his contributions and some of the exercises that he gave to help us make sense of our own lives and to recognize and work practically with our relationships. Artistic expression: Form Drawing, with Nettie Fabrie

Cost $60/class

Creative Imagination and The Living World

Nourish your faculty of imagination through creative writing and live storytelling

with, Mary Oak and Kristi Busch

Class Dates:  Saturdays, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1 and 4/8/2017

Class times:  8:00 am-12:30 pm                                                                       

Class Location:  Seattle Waldorf Grade School, 2728 NE 100th ST, Seattle, WA 98115, Huckleberry Hall​

The foundation for exploring this epic tale will be a live telling of Parzival by Kristi and Mary. Although it is medieval, this story speaks to us moderns about how to live in balance, compassion and and wholeness.

Learn about and apply the framework of Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Quest and other story patterns to your own life. We will also touch on the historical context, archetypes, the grail and the healing question.  You will create a mask and dramatic monolog for a character of choice.  Artistic Expression:  Creative Writing:  Explore how the dynamics of earth, water, air and fire are expressed in language. Through collaborative and individual writing exercises, creative imagination of elemental qualities will be explored and engaged. There will be selected thematic readings and group sharing.

Cost $60/class

Anthroposophy in Our World 

with, Nettie Fabrie

Class Dates:  Saturday, 4/29/2017

Class Times:  8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Class Location:  Seattle Waldorf Grade School, 2728 NE 100th St., Seattle, Huckleberry Hall

What happens to students after they leave the Waldorf School? What other initiatives exist where Anthroposophy is the Foundation for people working together? Meet some of those alumni in a panel discussion.

Artistic expression: Geometry with Nettie Fabrie

Threefold Social Order 

with, Michael Soule

Class Dates:  Saturdays, 5/13 and 5/20/17

Class Times:  8:00 am - 3:00 pm                                                                               

Class Location:  Seattle Waldorf Grade School, 2728 NE 100th ST, Seattle, WA 98115, Huckleberry Hall

Rudolf Steiner developed the idea of Three Fold Social order between 1917 and 1922.  The core concept recognizes three domains of human social activity: economic, legal, and cultural.  Steiner maintained that the health of human society depended on an adult population that understood the characteristics of each domain and could thereby organize society so that each domain enjoyed independence and autonomy.  Artistic expression: Geometric Form Drawing, with Nettie Fabrie

Cost $60/class