Eurythmy Position Available in Sonoma, CA

Woodland Star Charter School is a Waldorf Charter School located in Sonoma, California. We have approximately 250 students from kindergarten through 8th grade. Our dedicated, experienced faculty is supported with a faculty/college, education director, administrator and staff. We have a strong, diverse parent body that is focusing on increasing the feeling of community in the school. We are looking for a eurythmy teacher to teach one 5 to 8 week block that will include grades k through 8. If possible we would like to give the whole school the experience of eurythmy during the block including classes for the faculty/co-workers and parents.

Sonoma, California is a small city with a small town ambience. It is located in the scenic wine country of Northern California with easy access to San Francisco and many beautiful natural sites. If you are interested please view our web site http://www.woodlandstarschool.org/ and contact Robert Bucher robert@woodlandstarschool.org curriculum director to discuss the possibility.

Eurythmy Teacher Needed in Wasatch Waldorf Charter School, Salt Lake City UT

Full-time position for an enthusiastic eurythmist who is committed to bringing eurythmy to children.

Wasatch Waldorf Charter School opened its doors in August 2016 to 540 students. In this foundational year, the school has been blessed with visits from Eurythmy Spring Valley, Kim John Payne, Jack Petrash and other inspiring individuals. All of the teachers are trained or in the process of training. Teachers receive ongoing mentor support and professional development opportunities throughout the year.

We are looking for a committed eurythmist to join our faculty. Responsibilities include teaching grades one through five, serving on the festival committee, assisting with parent meetings, leading faculty eurythmy in tandem with the two other eurythmists at the school and collaborating on artistic eurythmy projects.

The school building houses a beautiful large eurythmy room with a sprung floor. The auditorium is connected to it and has the possibility of opening up to transform the space into a stage for eurythmy.

There is a pianist on the staff that will accompany every eurythmy class.

Teachers at Wasatch Waldorf enjoy a competitive salary and generous benefits that include health and dental insurance, professional development opportunities and a retirement savings plan.

To apply, send resume and letter of intent to Prairie Adams at padams@wasatchwaldorf.org

Van der Pals/ Kirchner-Bockholt Tone Eurythmy Therapy Course to be held in English by Jan Ranck

October 21 – 30, 2016 in Chicago Illinois at 2135 West Wilson Avenue

(note change of date from July)

The course is warmly recommended for trained eurythmists, eurythmy therapists, medical doctors and music therapists (see report below from Ballytobin, Ireland).

Information and Registration: abdalma@gmail.com

Some free accommodation available on a first-come, first serve basis.

Inspired by Rudolf Steiner’s indication that tone eurythmy therapy should be developed in addition to speech eurythmy therapy, the eurythmist Lea van der Pals and the medical doctor Margarete Kirchner-Bockholt worked together in the early 1970s to develop a sequence of exercises in connection with the diseases discussed in Rudolf Steiner and Ita Wegman’s book “Extending Practical Medicine”.

This course, which includes a review of all of the elements of tone eurythmy, was taught for many years by Lea van der Pals within various eurythmy therapy trainings, and the effectiveness of the exercises was shown in practice. When for health reasons Lea van der Pals was prevented from continuing to teach, she passed the torch to Annemarie Baeschlin, who took over holding the course and assisted Lea van der Pals in bringing the material into book form.

At this time Jan Ranck held the practice sessions within Annemarie Baeschlin’s courses, and was also involved with compositional and editorial suggestions for the publication “Ton – Heileurythmie”, Verlag am Goetheanum 1991, published in English in 2009 as “Tone Eurythmy Therapy” by the Medical Section at the Goetheanum.

Jan Ranck was born in America, where she studied music and comparative arts at Indiana University in Bloomington.  She accompanied the London Stage Group on their 1976 USA tour and went on to study eurythmy in Dornach with Lea van der Pals. She was a faculty member of the Eurythmeum in Dornach and The London School of Eurythmy. After completing a eurythmy therapy training in Stuttgart in 1989 she moved to Israel and is currently the founding director of the Jerusalem Eurythmy Ensemble (1990) and the Jerusalem Academy of Eurythmy (1992).  She is also an instructor in the Jerusalem Waldorf Teacher Bachelor Program in David Yellin Academic College, and a guest teacher in various venues worldwide, including the Goetheanum and the MA Program in Eurythmy held in Emerson College and Spring Valley. She is the representative for Israel in the International Department of Eurythmy Therapy (“Eurythmy Therapy Forum”).

Besides the material mentioned above, Lea van der Pals’ book “The Human Being as Music” (Robinswood Press 1992), published in German in 1969 as “Der Mensch Musik”, is highly recommended as background reading for the course.

 

Report from the course held in Ballytobin, Ireland:

English Speakers Take Note!

This spring, a unique event took place in English for eurythmists from all over the world.  In Camphill Ballytobin, Ireland, eighteen eurythmists came together from 1-10 April under the invigorating guidance of Jan Ranck, founding director of the Jerusalem Academy of Eurythmy, to learn and experience the Tone Eurythmy Therapy Course as developed by Lea van der Pals and Dr. Margarete Kirchner-Bockholt.  Long held in German by Annemarie Bäschlin, this is the first time since the 80’s that it has been accessible in English.  There were eight eurythmists from Ireland, five from Australia, two from Japan and one each from Taiwan, Sweden and England.  Jan put us through our paces by bringing us back into contact with the basics of Tone Eurythmy—beat, rhythm and pitch, major/minor triads, ethos/pathos, scales, intervals….If one had been listening at keyholes, one might have thought we were in training for the circus as we ‘swallowed our rods’, swung on trapezes, and held acrobats on our arms (we even attempted to become Octopi!)—all images calling for great inner – outer activity!  Having laid the basic foundations, Jan then brought us through nine sequences of tone eurythmy exercises developed in relationship to specific illnesses, emphasizing the importance of our own skill and mastery of the elements of eurythmy in order to convey them to the patient.

In addition to Jan’s demanding yet entertaining approach, we had the privilege of having the concert pianist Michael Zelevinsky at the piano, also from Jerusalem.  It was a great joy, especially for the many of us who work without accompanists, to move to music so beautifully and sensitively played.  Every evening Michael gave a recital on the Steinway grand, a rare opportunity to feed one’s soul!

We are indebted to Gina Poole for having the idea of bringing the training to English-speakers and to Camphill Ballytobin for their generosity in giving us the free use of Castalia Hall for our work.  Thanks also go to the Anthroposophical Society in Ireland for their generous donation towards covering costs.  Most especially we thank Jan for bringing this training to the English-speaking world.  It was the deep feeling of all of the participants not only that the course be repeated one day in Ballytobin, but that others may imitate Gina’s initiative in other locations world-wide.  Jan confirmed that she is open to the idea.

 

            Thank you Jan!

                                                            Roxanne Leonard

WHAT MOVES YOU is the largest Youth Eurythmy Event worldwide.

Join us and become part of an unique community for a summer full of energy, music and movement. This year´s project in Berlin, Germany will be the last one, so don´t miss it!
Sign up for this grand eurythmy event until 30 April 2016. Applying is easy, check it out at: http://www.whatmovesyou.de/en/
More questions? See our FAQ at http://www.whatmovesyou.de/en/teilnahme/fragen or send us an e-mail. We would be happy to help.
 
Best Regards,
André Macco

Van der Pals/ Kirchner-Bockholt Tone Eurythmy Therapy Course

to be held in the USA by Jan Ranck
for trained eurythmists, eurythmy therapists, medical doctors, students of medicine and music therapists
July 24th – August 2nd, 2016 — Venue TBA

Inspired by Rudolf Steiner’s indication that tone eurythmy therapy should be developed in addition to speech eurythmy therapy, the eurythmist Lea van der Pals and the medical doctor Margarete Kirchner-Bockholt worked together in the early 1970s to develop a sequence of exercises in connection with the diseases discussed in Rudolf Steiner and Ita Wegman’s book “Extending Practical Medicine”.

This course, which includes a review of all of the elements of tone eurythmy, was taught for many years by Lea van der Pals within various eurythmy therapy trainings, and the effectiveness of the exercises was shown in practice. When for health reasons Lea van der Pals was prevented from continuing to teach, she passed the torch to Annemarie Baeschlin, who took over holding the course and assisted Lea van der Pals in bringing the material into book form. At this time Jan Ranck held the practice sessions within Annemarie Baeschlin’s courses, and was also involved with compositional and editorial suggestions for the publication “Ton – Heileurythmie”, Verlag am Goetheanum 1991, published in English in 2009 as “Tone Eurythmy Therapy” by the Medical Section at the Goetheanum.

Jan Ranck did her eurythmy training in Dornach with Lea van der Pals, and her therapeutic eurythmy training in Stuttgart. She was a faculty member of the Eurythmeum in Dornach and The London School of Eurythmy and is the founding director of the Jerusalem Eurythmy Ensemble (1990) and the Jerusalem Academy of Eurythmy (1992). She is also an instructor in the Jerusalem Waldorf Teacher Bachelor Program in David Yellin Academic College, and a guest teacher in various venues worldwide, including the Goetheanum, and the MA Program in Eurythmy held in Emerson College. She represents Israel in the International Department of Eurythmy Therapy within the Medical Section (“Eurythmy Therapy Forum”).

Besides the material mentioned above, Lea van der Pals’ book “The Human Being as Music” (Robinswood Press 1992), published in German in 1969 as “Der Mensch Musik”, is highly recommended as background reading for the course.

Information and Registration: tali.wandel@gmail.com