By Bev Boyer
Hailing from such far-away places as Honolulu, Hawaii, and Sydney, Australia, some 100 participants in CfA’s Explorations Online program have resumed their bi-monthly workshops after a restful summer break. Gathering on zoom, these live and interactive classes allow participants to explore timely and relevant topics led by experienced instructors – all through the lens of anthroposophy.
It is indeed a rare and valuable opportunity to be able to interact with members belonging to school communities around the world. As one participant recently wrote:
“Thank you so much for this inspiring, enriching experience! I never dared to hope it could be so effective via zoom! I absolutely love the international exchange in the breakout rooms.”
Explorations Online is a foundational-level course offering a rich introduction to anthroposophy and Waldorf education. The course is intended primarily for parents, administrators, and new teachers in public and independent Waldorf schools, as well as for those teaching children at home. Successful completion of Explorations satisfies entrance requirements for Waldorf teacher training institutes.
Each two-hour class includes at least 30 minutes of artistic activity – eurythmy, singing, pastel drawing, or speech and storytelling. In addition, a strong theme of self-development runs throughout the course. Students are given the opportunity to work with Rudolf Steiner’s Six Basic Exercises in a consistent and supportive way.
The 2023-2024 cycle of Explorations is now closed to further enrollment, but a new cycle of this 10-month course will begin on Saturday, March 16, 2024. Registration will be available on the CfA website starting this fall, but early interest sign-up is available by clicking here.