Tone Eurythmy Therapy Course

Van der Pals/Kirchner-Bockholt Tone Eurythmy Therapy Course

PORTLAND, OR  JUNE 22-JULY 1 2018

with Jan Ranck, founding director of The Jerusalem Academy of Eurythmy

Inspired by indications from Rudolf Steiner 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 1950s to develop a sequence of exercises in connection with the diseases discussed by Rudolf Steiner and Ita Wegman in their book Extending Practical Medicine or Fundamentals of Therapy.

This course was taught for many years by Lea van der Pals in various eurythmy therapy trainings. The exercises consist of tone eurythmy in its purest form potentized through the intuitive insights of Lea van der Pals and carried forward by the artistic and therapeutic eurythmists Annemarie Baeschlin and Jan Ranck. The effectiveness of these exercises has been shown in practice. Jan Ranck is the only eurythmist offering this course outside of Switzerland and in the English language.

Tone Eurythmy Therapy offers a deepening of the basic elements of tone eurythmy and an introduction to the exercises developed as therapies for rheumatism, dermatitis, central and peripheral congestion of the systemic circulation, pulmonary circulation abnormalities, diabetes, albuminuria, conditions of overweight and underweight, gout and arthritis. The inherent therapeutic and harmonizing properties of pitch, rhythm, beat, tone, interval, major, minor, dissonance and concordance are powerfully effective and can also be applied in hygienic eurythmy, pedagogical eurythmy, and personal development.

While this professional course is for Eurythmy Therapists and Medical Doctors,

Eurythmists, Music and Art Therapists, Waldorf Teachers, students in these fields and enthusiasts are also welcome to join. In this course people go through a real transformation of their instrument that has a continuing influence in their lives.

Information and Registration: tone.eurythmy.therapy@gmail.com

(in the subject field please write “Portland Course” and your name)

ATHENA members can request Grant XV Category 4 through dale1022@sbcglobal.net

EANA members can request travel assistance through gfbver@gmail.com

The 56 course hours qualify as AnthroMed Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

If you would like to host a Tone Eurythmy Therapy Course or another Eurythmy Course offered by Jan in the future in your region please write to: tone.eurythmy.therapy@gmail.com

Born in the USA, Jan Ranck studied music and comparative arts at Indiana University in Bloomington. She accompanied the London Eurythmy Stage Group on their 1976 USA tour and went on to study eurythmy at the Eurythmeum in Dornach with Lea van der Pals, 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 the founding director of the Jerusalem Eurythmy Ensemble (1990) and the Jerusalem Academy of Eurythmy (1992) and an instructor in the Jerusalem Waldorf Teacher Bachelor Program in David Yellin Academic College. Jan is 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, Australia, and in the USA. A colleague of Lea van der Pals’ successor in this field, Annemarie Baeschlin, Jan 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.

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

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)

Download PDF for reports of course participants

USA: The course is sponsored by ATHENA and therapeutic eurythmists who are members are eligible to apply for grants via dale1022@sbcglobal.net

Members of EANA may inquire about travel grants through Gino Ver Eecke at gfbver@gmail.com

Information and Registration for USA only: abdalma@gmail.com

(in the subject field please write “Beaver Run” and your name)

Australia: members of ETZNAZA receive a tuition discount.

Information and Registrtion for Australia only: lsarah@netspace.net.au

 

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

Weekend Eurythmy Workshop in Kingston, ON

Soulful by Design, presents…
Dynamic Name™ Mandala:
Exploring Relationships through Harmonious Movement

A weekend eurythmy retreat with Soulful Wizardess Marta Stemberger
When: October 14-16, 2016
Where: Soulful by Design retreat, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Investment: $359 CDN
Space is limited to 10 people. Register early.
Register before October 1st + save: $325 CDN
(includes shared accommodations, meals & snacks)
For more info and to register visit ssi.hamoves.net/soulful-by-design
Your name holds a key to who you are and a secret to your purpose in this lifetime. Uncover the astrology hidden in your name and its immense potential for self-inquiry, relationships, conflict resolution, and team building. Connect deeper with yourself, the spiritual world, and with each other.
Explore the dynamics of relating through harmonious movement art of eurythmy. Discover how to untangle conflicts into awareness and understanding. Transform the flow of energy into conscious kinesthetic perception in the body, a valuable tool for harmonious relationships.

Move your song, feel your Soul. Dance your name, know thyself.

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World Eurythmy Therapy Conference

Dear Eurythmists,

herewith we would like to send you information about the World Eurythmy Therapy Conference.
All eurythmists are invited to this conference!

www.goetheanum.org/Welt-Heileurythmiekonferenz.7742.0.html?&L=1

With many regards,
Hanna Koskinen

Sektion für Redende und Musizierende Künste
Hanna Koskinen
Goetheanum
Postfach
CH-4143 Dornach
Tel.  41 (0)61 706 43 59
srmk@goetheanum.ch
srmk.goetheanum.org

Professional Eurythmy Conference

February 14-17, 2016
with Maren Stott of Eurythmy West Midlands
at East Bay Waldorf School in El Sobrante, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
The conference begins Sunday evening with a performance of J.S. Bach’s Chaconne
and other pieces by Maren Stott. The daily schedule includes: 2 sessions of Tone
Eurythmy, Solo Masterclass, Pedagogical Sharing (5 grade levels per day
[pK-12/adult], bring your best pieces to share!), a Tea Break with snacks provided,
an optional Plenum, and time in the evening to explore the Bay Area. Wednesday
evening concludes the course with a collective performance of our work.
Conference fee $250. Limited to 23 participants.
Please RSVP to reserve your space with Isabella or Jazmin. A registration form and
more detailed information will be sent to you. Housing and meals are not included.
Scholarship/Work Study and local inexpensive housing is available as well as
catered lunches if there is enough interest. Please indicate your need when
registering.
Isabella: nijinska@hotmail.com
Jazmin: jazminmeilan@gmail.com

Click here for the PDF version!

Eurythmy Courses at the Goetheanum 2016

Dear Eurythmists,

Please find enclosed (see  PDF below) our program for eurythmy courses within the Section  for Performing Arts. During some of the courses there is a possibility to have a short translation into English, even if the courses principally take place in German.
If you have any questions to these courses (or translation), please contact the Section: srmk@goetheanum.ch
With warm regards, Hanna Koskinen

Eurythmie-Kurse_2016

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

by Jan Ranck

April 1-10, 2016, at Camphill Ballytobin, Ireland

The course is warmly recommended for trained eurythmists, eurythmy therapists, medical doctors and music therapists.

Information and Registration: ginapoole@outlook.com
As space is limited, early registration is recommended.

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 was taught for many years by Lea van der Pals within various eurythmy therapy trainings, and the effectiveness of the exercises was proven 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.
She is the founding director of the Jerusalem Eurythmy Ensemble (1990) and the Jerusalem Academy of Eurythmy (1992), and represents Israel in the International Department of Eurythmy Therapy (“Eurythmy Therapy Forum”).
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.

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.

Anyone interested in initiating such a course in their own country may contact Jan directly at:   jranck@012.net.il

Worldwide Eurythmy Conference

The Apollonian Course of 1915 Cosmic Word – Human Speech
6 – 10 April 2015
Conference of the Section for Performing Arts
The conference begins on Easter Monday, 6 April 2015, at 7 p.m. and ends on Friday, 10 April 2015, at 10 p.m.
In August 1915, Rudolf Steiner invited the four eurythmy teachers Elisabeth Dollfus, Tatiana Kisseleff, Lory Smits and Erna Wolfram to a course at the Goetheanum that would form the foundation for the further development of the cosmic dimension of eurythmy and of the soul qualities in speech. Now, a hundred years later, this conference will provide the framework for our explo- ration – in lectures, workshops and conversations – of the impulses given in 1915 and their unfolding since then. How are we making use of these foundations today?
Margrethe Solstad, Shaina Stoehr, Stefan Hasler
Further information