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RUDOLF STEINER COL LEGE Fall/Winter 2011­2012 Workshop and Event Calendar

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September 5 Information Evening in San Francisco October 22 Bookstore Health and Healing Information Series: Spacial Dynamics® from The Fourfold Path to Healing

San Francisco Campus Learn about our part-time San Francisco Waldorf Teacher Education Program. For more information e-mail [email protected]

Tuesdays, September 13 ­ December 13 Garden Volunteer Days

Come work alongside our farmers and gardeners. Enjoy getting your hands in the soil and learn a little about biodynamics in practice. Tuesdays 9:30am-12:30pm. Just show up and find a farmer!

with Olivia Huff Enhance your health journey with Spacial Dynamics® exercises and meditative movements described in Dr. Thomas Cowan's book The Fourfold Path to Healing. This is an adults-only workshop. Saturday 10:30-11:30am. Bookstore. FREE. Call 916-961-8729 to RSVP. Olivia Huff taught movement using Spacial Dynamics® in Waldorf Schools for seven years. She combines Spacial Dynamics® with her massage and JFB Myofascial Release practice, MorningStar Movement and Bodywork.

October 29 From Grains to Bread

September 16­17 Visitor Weekend in San Francisco

San Francisco Campus Visit our part-time San Francisco Waldorf Teacher Education Program. For more information e-mail [email protected]

with David Basile Grains are beautiful and simple to grow even in your own backyard or school garden. Experience the art of growing, threshing, winnowing, and baking sourdough bread. Saturday 9am-5pm. General: $85, Stu/Sen: $45.

September 19­20 Visit Our Fair Oaks Campus


November 11­12 Being Human

Observe classes, tour the campus and biodynamic garden, and enjoy browsing in our bookstore. For more information please contact our Main Office at 916-961-8727 extension 100 or e-mail [email protected]

September 24 Fundamentals of Waldorf Education (see below)


September 10 Introduction to Biodynamics

with Harald Hoven and David Basile Join us for a healthy discussion about the whats, whys, and hows of biodynamic agriculture. Saturday 9:30am-12:30pm. General: $35, Stu/Sen: $20. Pay at the door.

California Institute of Integral Studies and San Francisco Campus Co-Sponsored by the California Institute of Integral Studies with Frederik Amrine Exploring `humanness' in modern western consciousness. Friday: Goethe, Schiller, and German Idealism 7:30pm. California Institute of Integral Studies. FREE. Saturday: Goethe, Darwin, and Rudolf Steiner--Being Human 9am-12:30pm. San Francisco Waldorf School. General: $35, Stu/Sen: $25. Pay at the door. Frederik Amrine is a professor of literature, philosophy, and history at the University of Michigan. A longtime student of anthroposophy, his research has been devoted to Goethe, Steiner, German Idealism, and Romanticism.

September 10 Introduction to Phenomenology

November 11­13 Early Childhood Symposium: Building Resilience--Keys to the Kingdom

with Laura Liska Phenomenology teaches us to experience the forces which form the natural world. Come learn about this practice, which builds a foundation for a deeper understanding of nature and biodynamics. Saturday 1:30-4pm. General: $35, Stu/Sen: $20. Pay at the door.

September 12 ­ October 21 Consciousness Studies

Co-Sponsored by WECAN with Nancy Mellon, Suzanne Down, and Linda Thomas This deepening conference will explore the therapeutic aspects of storytelling and self development. Attendance is open to those who are active in early childhood education and who wish to deepen their work out of an anthroposophical view of the young child. Includes a puppet show performance and vendors bazaar. Friday 7pm ­ Sunday 12:30pm. $140.

with Dennis Klocek This revised course is now being offered as two 3-week intensives, taken separately or consecutively. A combination of lectures, artistic work, and seminar conversations explore the fundamentals of inner transformation. Lectures will focus on the challenges and potentials of initiating changes in the subtle bodies seen through the lens of Rudolf Steiner's spiritual science. Guided collage exercises allow for precise journaling of feelings that arise in the design process. Afternoons are devoted to working with these themes in either painting or eurythmy. Monday­Friday 8:15am-3:20pm. For more information contact our Main Office at 916-961-8727 ext. 100 or e-mail [email protected]

November 12 Eurythmy Fairy Tale Performance

Public performance offered during our Early Childhood Symposium. Saturday 7:30pm. Family: $12, Adult: $6, Child: $4, Under 18 months old: FREE. Pay at the door.


December 1­3 Winter Sale at the Bookstore

September 20 Bookstore Health and Healing Information Series: The Herbal Kitchen

Enjoy 15% off storewide! Thursday and Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm.

with Kami McBride Herbalist Kami McBride will teach practical applications of using herbs in your home for everyday wellness. A book signing will follow. Tuesday 10:30-11:30am. Bookstore. FREE. Call 916-961-8729 to RSVP. Kami McBride is an intuitive and inspiring teacher whose mission is to help revive the art of home herbal care, creating self-reliance and sustainable wellness practices, and revitalizing our relationship with the plant world. She is the author of The Herbal Kitchen, which is available in our Bookstore.

December 2­3 Eurythmy for Advent: The Birth of the Logos December 3 Advent Puppet Show

with Cynthia Hoven Friday 7:30-9pm, Saturday 9am-4pm. General: $120, Stu/Sen: $85.

September 23­24 Artistic, Therapeutic, and Pedagogical Eurythmy September 24 Fundamentals of Waldorf Education

3-6pm. All ages welcome. Seatings every half hour. Reservations required by December 1. E-mail [email protected] or call 916-961-8727 ext.100. Fee: Canned food, toy, or cash donation gratefully received to benefit the Women's Empowerment Program.

with Cynthia Hoven Friday 7:30-9pm, Saturday 9am-4pm. General: $120, Stu/Sen: $85.

December 3­10 Art Exhibit

For parents, prospective teachers, administrators, and board members Waldorf education integrates diverse arts with age-appropriate academics, creating healthy development for children K­12. Explore the foundations, methodology, and view of child development, and experience the curriculum first-hand through artistic activities. Saturday 9am-3:30pm. $45. Pay at the door.

with Theodore C. Mahle A showing of drawings and paintings by art instructor Theodore Mahle. Weekend 1-5pm, Weekdays 4-6pm. FREE.

Weekday Series

Mondays, September 12 ­ November 7 Eurythmy and the Stars: Planets and Constellations in Movement


October 7­8 Feminine Fire and Transformative Healing

with Cynthia Hoven Mondays 5:45-6:55pm. 8 sessions. $100 for entire series or $15 per session. (No class October 31.)

with Nancy Jewel Poer, Sobonfu Somé, and Sylvia Jackson Spiritual feminine gifts united with the fire of awakened universal consciousness can help bring the personal and cultural healing needed in today's world. Explore the essential feminine, and learn indigenous African rituals and wisdom-based daily practices for our sacred connections to the spiritual world. Friday 7:30-9pm, Saturday 9am-3pm. General: $100, Stu/Sen: $70. Nancy Jewel Poer is an author, grandmother, and national lecturer on women's issues and the spiritual mission of America. Sobonfu Somé is an author and one of the first and most widely respected voices of African spirituality in the West. Sylvia Jackson is working toward a career in grief counseling.

Mondays, September 12 ­ November 7 The Human Being and the Stars

with Brian Gray Observing the heavens and considering the zodiac, constellations, and planets in relationship to human life on earth. Mondays 7-9pm. 8 sessions. $100 for entire series or $15 per session. (No class October 31.)

Mondays, September 12 ­ October 3 Puppetry Classes: Fall Treasures through Needle Felting

October 8 Spanish Immersion Workshop: La Madre de Tierra

with Karen Viani Using a pumpkin poem, we will create a needle-felted pumpkin house and little animals as its inhabitants. Mondays 6-9pm. 4 sessions. $60 for entire series (includes materials).

San Francisco Campus with Karen Viani and Rosario Villasana-Ruiz Taught in Spanish and using the story Mother Earth's Autumn Blanket, we will create Mother Earth through needle felting. Saturday 9am-4pm. $60.

Tuesdays, September 13 ­ October 11 Speech Eurythmy: A Journey Through the Cultural Epochs

October 14 Student Play

San Francisco Campus Friday 7pm. Contributions are welcome.

with Alice Stamm Exploring cultural tolerance in wonder through eurythmy. Tuesdays 7-8pm. General: $15 (per session), Stu/Sen: $12 (per session). Pay at the door. (Weekday Series continued on reverse.)


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Fridays, September 16 ­ October 14 Tone Eurythmy

with Alice Stamm Morning eurythmy to enliven and tone yourself for the day and week. Fridays 8:15-9:15am. General: $15 (per session), Stu/Sen: $12 (per session). Pay at the door.

Saturdays, September 24 ­ November 5 Children's Eurythmy

Tuesdays, September 20 ­ November 8 The Agriculture Lectures

with Natasha Lish and Ruth Bucklin Your child will learn eurythmy while experiencing a story told through song and movement. Saturdays 9-10am. Ages three to seven: 9-9:30am. Ages seven to nine: 9:30-10am. $60 for entire series or $10 per session.

Early Childhood Enrichment Series

An evening study group led by Harald Hoven This series of lectures by Rudolf Steiner is available from our Bookstore. Please read Lecture One prior to the first session. Tuesdays 7-8:45pm. 8 sessions. General: $75 (entire series) or $12 (per session), Stu/Sen: $50 (entire series) or $7 (per session). Register online for entire series or pay at the door for individual sessions.

Wednesdays, October 5 ­ November 16 Eurythmy for Health and Harmony

For educators and caregivers with Simone Demarzi and Karen Viani This workshop series is designed to provide an enriching and deepening experience for teachers and caregivers working in state and independent preschools, playgroups, extended day programs, or family childcare homes. Saturdays 9am-12pm. $25 per session. Professional Growth hours certificates available. For topics that are shared with Family Ways classes, we will end at 12pm, not 11am. Pay at the door. Sept. 10 Nov. 19 Jan. 21 Waldorf 101 Crafts and Art for Young Children Nap Time and Clean-up for Little Ones

with Cynthia Hoven Experience artistic renewal and learn exercises for personal practice. Wednesdays 6-7:15pm. 7 sessions. $90 for entire series or $15 per session.

Mondays, November 14 ­ December 12 Esoteric Christianity

Family Ways Parenting Series

with Brian Gray These presentations focus on the cosmic and historical background of the Christ events, experiences of the shepherds and kings at the birth, and the childhood and youth of Jesus up to the time of the Baptism. Mondays 7-9pm. 4 sessions. $50 for entire series or $15 per session. (No class November 21.)

For parents, teachers, and caregivers of children (birth­7 years) Saturdays 9-11am. $18 per session, per family. Childcare ($8 per child) available by reservation: call 916-961-8727 ext. 117. Pay at the door. Sept. 10 Oct. 15 Nov. 19 Jan. 21 Through a Child's Eyes with Rosemary Glover Healing Relationships with Lee Sturgeon Day Talking to Your Children About Death with Nancy Poer More Creative Discipline with Veronica Gunesekara

Mondays, November 21 & 28 Santa's Elves Workshops

Nov. 21 Nov. 28

Second Saturdays, September 10 ­ May 12 Storytime at the Bookstore

Mondays 6-9pm. $50 per session (includes materials). Ride `em Cowboy! Make a Stick Horse with Lauren Hickman Rock-a-Bye Baby: Make a Bunting Babe with Karen Viani

Join us and delight in sweet and imaginative stories from our collection! Second Saturdays 10:30am. For children ages 3 and up. FREE. Gather on the Bookstore patio. For more information call 916-961-8729 or visit and click on the Events link.

Wednesdays, September ­ May Sacramento Faust Branch Studies and Lectures

Upcoming Puppet Show Performances

The local branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America. Wednesdays 7:30-9pm. For a full schedule visit

Saturdays 11:15am. Family: $12, Adult: $6, Child: $4, Under 18 months old: FREE. For more information call Lauren Hickman at 916-961-8727 ext. 117 or e-mail [email protected] Pay at the door. Feb. 4 Apr. 21 Valentine's Puppet Show and Tea Party Puppets for Peace Earth Day Celebration

Weekend Series

Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Education

For beginners and experts For our 2011-2012 Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Education Workshops and Events brochure with complete descriptions, prices, and times, please visit our website or call 916-961-8727 extension 100. Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Workshop Series Sept. 17 Soil: The Foundation of Life with Harald and Cynthia Hoven Oct. 15 Biodynamic Preparations with Harald Hoven Nov. 19 Compost with Harald Hoven Jan. 21 Seed Saving with Harald Hoven Natural Beekeeping: A Biodynamic Workshop Series Sept. 24 The Harvest with David Basile Biodynamic Basics: Courses in Backyard Gardening Oct. 8 Garden Layout and Bed Preparation with David Basile Jan. 28 Compost and Seed Propagation with David Basile Awakening Nature Perception: A Phenomenological Approach Oct. 8 Trees with Laura Liska Nov. 5 Leaf Color with Laura Liska Dec. 3 Water with Patrick Garretson

Campus Information

Bookstore at Rudolf Steiner College

Enlivening Body, Soul, and Spirit for our Times Visit our website or call us for event listings. We offer curriculum resources, children's books, toys, gifts, craft supplies, and health products. Open M­F 10am-5pm, Sat. 10am-4pm. Order online, call 916-961-8729, or e-mail [email protected]


Housing is available in our dormitory and in private homes. For more information e-mail [email protected] or call 916-864-4816.

Registration and Fees

Preregistration is strongly recommended. A workshop or event may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. If a workshop or event is cancelled you will be notified promptly. To preregister: visit and click the Online Registration link, e-mail [email protected], or call 916-864-4864. Full-time students and seniors (65+) are eligible for discounted fees as listed throughout. Valid student ID cards are required at the door.

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