We are looking for a trained and experienced pedagogical eurythmist to teach K-8 over a series of two 12 week blocks at Mountain Laurel Waldorf School during the 2017 -2018 school year. We have a piano accompanist on staff. We are open to flexible scheduling requests as we seek an individual with charisma, grace and boldness to build our Eurythmy community. There is a strong interest from our parent body to participate in evening adult classes.
We hope to establish a full time Eurythmy position in the near future with a wish to augment our program with therapeutic Eurythmy, which is so clearly needed by today’s children. We are looking for someone to join our community and to help bring Eurythmy to our children.
Mountain Laurel Waldorf School, a Nursery through Eighth Grade school, was founded in 1983 by a group of parents searching for an educational alternative for their children. The school is housed in a charming Victorian mansion, circa 1876, which is in walking distance from the village center of New Paltz, Historic Huguenot Street (the oldest street in America), the State University of New York (SUNY) campus, and a large community playground where our elementary school children play. Our music program includes both an afterschool chamber group and recorder ensemble. The school currently has a mandate group system of governance and a committed College of Teachers.
Located in the beautiful Mid-Hudson Valley, Mountain Laurel Waldorf School is approximately ninety miles from New York City. It is home to many active artist and ecological groups, as well as the renowned Mohonk Mountain House skating pavilion and nature preserve. In addition, two major centers of Anthroposophical endeavor, Spring Valley with Sunbridge College and Hawthorne Valley are within proximity.
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USA July 20 – 29, 2017 in Glenmoore, Pennsylvania at Camp Hill Beaver Run
AUSTRALIA Sept. 22 – Oct. 1, 2017 in Yarra Junction VIC at Little Yarra Steiner School
This professional course for Eurythmy Therapists and Medical Doctors is also warmly recommended for trained eurythmists, music and art therapists, Waldorf teachers, students in these fields and enthusiasts (latter space permitting)
The 56 course hours qualify as AnthroMed Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
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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 late 1950’s to develop a sequence of exercises in connection with the diseases discussed in Rudolf Steiner and Ita Wegman’s book “Extending Practical Medicine”. The areas covered include rheumatism, dermatitis, central and peripheral congestion of the systemic circulation, pulmonary circulation abnormalities, diabetes, albuminuria, conditions of overweight and underweight, gout and arthritis. 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. Evening piano concerts and a eurythmy presentation are also part of the program.
Jan Ranck was a student of Lea van der Pals and is a colleague of her successor in this field, Annemarie Baeschlin, and was involved with compositional and editorial suggestions for their publication “Ton-Heileurythmie”, Verlag am Goetheanum 1991, published in English in 2009 as “Tone Eurythmy Therapy” by the Medical Section at the Goetheanum. Born in the USA, 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 at the Eurythmeum in Dornach, where she subsequently served as a teacher. In 1984 she joined the faculty of The London School of Eurythmy. She left there to complete a training in eurythmy therapy in Stuttgart in 1989, moving afterward to Israel, where she 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”) and has held the course in Tone Eurythmy Therapy at various venues on the British Isles and in the USA.
*Jan is a profoundly patient teacher… With her stringent guidance in attending to our experiences in the instrument and a healthy dose of humor she led us through specific focus to intensive engagement and new experience. Her artistry always tended towards clarifying the soul within the instrument and she guided us to mastering ourselves in the movement. -Glenda Monash, Eurythmy Therapist
*I definitely recommend to any physician who is interested in practicing anthroposophical medicine to partake in such a course. All physicians present…felt that we were much closer to being able to understand both our patients in their suffering and anthroposophy …as a consequence of the course. -Ross Rentea, MD
*I cannot remember when I have laughed so much, possibly as a result of not only Jan’s wonderful inclusion of humor in her teaching, but also of the health-giving effect of the exercises. -Elizabeth Carlson, Eurythmist