Shall we dance? Of course!
Not only is Folk Dancing fun, but it is also a valuable part of a Waldorf education. Come and learn international folk dances with others for your own enjoyment or for your classroom Friday, Oct. 21. Register at the door or here in advance.
Jutta and Terran have been bringing the benefits of international folk dancing to numerous groups of children and adults, including Waldorf educators, for many years. http://www.hidukes.com/
Sunday, July 3 – Orientation
July 4-22 – 3-week Summer Intensive
What do you need to do to start the program?
- Please review our information here on our website.
- Email the Director of Administration at email@example.com to request an Information Packet and to get your other questions answered.
- Complete the Student Application Form 2016 and submit it with attachments and your application fee.
- Complete either the Graduate or Special Student application process through Mount Mary University.
- Register for the courses through Mount Mary University. Pay your supply fees to GLWI.
- As a new student, attend the required Orientation on Sunday, July 3.
- Meet your new friends, colleagues and teachers and enjoy embarking on this path!
As a nonprofit organization, GLWI has a Board of volunteers who oversee our financial and legal well-being and management.
We are happy to announce that Noel Kegel, CFO for Wheel & Sprocket, will be joining our Board with our December meeting. We are grateful the for the business sense and financial expertise that he will bring to group.
We are still seeking one or two more Board members, including someone with marketing/public relations/fund (friend) development experience.
If you or someone you know may be interested, please have them contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Summer Intensive and Public Workshops
July 4-5 – Introduction to Uncovering the Voice with Christiaan Boele
This weekend is for anyone interested in singing in a holistic, spirit-filled and heart-opening way. Saturday 6-8 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-noon at Tamarack Waldorf School, Milwaukee.
$50/person by June 5. After June 5, $60.
July 5– Community Singing Evening with Christiaan Boele
Sunday, 7-9 p.m. at Tamarack Waldorf School, Milwaukee.
$20/adult, $10/child by June 26. $25/adult, $12/child June 27-July 3; $30/adult, $15/child at the door
The School of Uncovering the Voice was founded by Mrs. Valborg Werbeck-Svaerdstroem (1879-1972), in cooperation with Rudolf Steiner, the founder of anthroposophy. After eleven years of research, Mrs. Werbeck founded her own singing school in Hamburg, Germany. She states that every single human being has a singing voice. Our work is to unveil, take away the hindrances and free the voice. This schooling is not only for particularly gifted singers, but is for anyone who wants to connect to one’s voice.
The School of Uncovering the Voice is recognized as the anthroposophical approach to singing. Christiaan Boele has carried on the work and has taught at various private Waldorf Schools as well as Waldorf Teacher Training Colleges over the years, as well as offering a professional training program.
July 10-11 – Expeditionary Learning with Jodi Hundt, Chet Celenza and others
This overnight workshop will give adults an opportunity to explore the nature of Waldorf grade school camping trips. Scheduled Friday evening into Saturday, this workshop will cover how such trips can evolve through the grades, relationships with parents and chaperones, skills that children can learn, and more, and it will also give participants an opportunity to have fun, sing songs, tell campfire stories, and make and eat good camping food.
Overnight Friday 5 p.m. through Saturday 12:30 p.m., location to be determined
$80/person by June 12; $90/person after June 12 (includes all meals)
July 11 & 18 – Spoon Carving with Dawn Imes
Participants will uncover the spoon within the wood. Whether you would like to make a spoon for your own kitchen or are interested in learning how to teach spoon carving to children in the Waldorf school, you will get to keep the spoon!
1-4 p.m. both Saturdays at Prairie Hill Waldorf School, Pewaukee, WI
$60/person by June 12; $70/person after June 12
July 16 – Reflections on our Childhoods and Our Children with Linda Bergh
Awareness of your life and journey can awaken you to your children. This class provides a chance to experience how opening to your biography can further your understanding of your children and awaken more capacities as a parent.
Thursday, 7-9 p.m. at Prairie Hill Waldorf School, Pewaukee, WI.
$20 by July 3; $25 by July 15; $30 at the door
July 18 – Reflections On Our Own Lives – Roots & Mirrors with Linda Bergh
In this workshop, we will work with imaginations, art, and movement to open new doors to see ourselves and the events in our lives, finding their roots and healing in their mirrored phase in childhood.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Prairie Hill Waldorf School, Pewaukee, WI
$60 by July 3; $65 by July 17; $70 at the door
July 18 – Reflections On Conscious Living – Conscious Dying with Linda Bergh
Reflecting on our own mortality, we can live more fully now. Our love for the earth and our community can continue after our death with choices that we can learn about. In our time together we will touch on conscious dying, and practical information regarding options for family-centered after death care.
Saturday, 7-9 p.m. at Prairie Hill Waldorf School, Pewaukee, WI
$20 by July 3; $25 by July 17; $30 at the door
Linda Bergh, psychologist emeritus, professor, teacher of children and adults, comes to us from Minneapolis with a 40-year connection with Anthroposophy and Waldorf Education, especially in the fields of Biography work and Threshold/Conscious Dying work. She has taught with the Novalis Institute since 1999, as well as at Waldorf training centers and Waldorf schools in India, Thailand, and Mexico.
July 5-24 – GLWI’s Summer Intensive, July 5-24, held at Tamarack Waldorf School in Milwaukee Part of GLWI’s 3-year part-time Waldorf teacher development program for those seeking to earn a certificate in grades or early childhood teaching.
The GLWI 2015 Summer Intensive courses are as follows:
• The Inner Life of the Waldorf Teacher and Biography;
• GRADES: Teaching Math in the Waldorf School;
• EARLY CHILDHOOD: Meeting the Needs of the Young Child in the Waldorf Kindergarten; and
• Artistic Work in the Waldorf School: Clay Modeling, Geometric Drawing and more.
For more information, visit GLWI’s website: www.greatlakeswaldorf.org. Please do not let financial concerns prevent you from participating. Ask for more information
Contemplative Practice: Beginning a Path of Transformation
This GLWI Foundations course focuses on Rudolf Steiner’s approach to spiritual self-development and mindfulness practices.
For more information and to register, visit this page.