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Adult Education

Adult Education Opportunities at the Austin Waldorf School Through the Adult Education Program, the Austin Waldorf School endeavors to create and offer opportunities for parents and the wider community to increase their understanding of Waldorf education. Our lectures and workshops allow our faculty to share their expertise as well as engage the community in personal development. The program also hosts distinguished guest speakers from around the world. We are currently creating our schedule of upcomming events.

From the Parent Education Circle, established by the Austin Waldorf Parent Society Council:

"Nurturing Traditions" -

Experience harmony and balance through Eurythmy at our next Nurturing Traditions gathering, Thursday March 12th @ 7PM, open to all women in our community! 
Eurythmy is an expressive movement art developed by Rudolf Steiner and part of the Waldorf curriculum. With a variety of application: artistic performance, educational, therapeutic, and social, Eurythmy can benefit all ages. It helps in developing spatial, self and social awareness.  Moving the rhythmic, breathing gestures of the sounds of language can generate inner balance and health giving forces to the whole being

Where: Stargarden classroom
When: Thursday, March 12th. The second Thursday of each month, evenings 7-8:30 p.m.
What to bring:  A snack to share, and an object from nature for the Medicine Wheel.
Topic to be Shared/Experienced: Eurythmy (Wear comfortable clothing).

About our Nurturing Traditions Gatherings:
Most of the women in our community serve many roles on a daily basis as they manage raising children, employment, marriage, housework, and many other social demands. It can be challenging to be present and connected and maintain the balance in life that Waldorf education promotes. If we want to strengthen our community and deepen the understanding of our values, then we must honor the challenges of our Mothers, the Heart of our Homes. We hope to create a place where we can gather experiences that will support us as we meet our daily tasks in a balanced, joyful, and courageous way.

The Nurturing Traditions Circle will provide the women of our community a place where they can reconnect with their divine feminine being through support, music, art, and movement. Painting, singing, yoga, Eurythmy, Qi Gong, massage, and other modalities will be shared that can strengthen the light within and thus nurture the entire community.* Donations will be appreciated but if it's not possible at this time, please don't let it keep you from joining us~

* Please RSVP to parent society/ adult education email:
Logistical questions can go to:


Presented by Carol Toole
When:  Three Saturday Mornings
January 9, 16, 23 2016
Time:   9:30 am -12:00 noon
Place:  Austin Waldorf School Kindergarten
Fee: $135.00 individual; $200 per couple
(includes booklet, materials, refreshments, and future mailings of a seasonal packet)

-Young children are wellsprings of life forces.  These forces are seen bubbling forth in their inquisitiveness and enthusiasm, and in their phenomenal physical growth.  They manifest in the child’s playful efforts to overcome gravity and to stand upright, to master speech and to light up with the beginnings of thought.  We will discuss how to protect these forces, allowing healthy language, sensory and motor development.  Participants will create a simple first doll as well as learn activities, rhymes, stories and song to uplift daily routines.

This workshop is for adults only, though nursing infants (not yet crawling) are welcome.  It is highly recommended for parents interested in Waldorf education for their child’s school years, or anyone who wishes to understand the nature of childhood.

Carol Toole began Waldorf Early Childhood Training in 1980.  She has since been a teacher of all ages, a storyteller, parent educator; and always a student!

Please download, complete and submit The First Four Years (pdf Version) with a check made payable to Carol Toole. Your reservation is guaranteed once the payment has been received. You may drop your completed form by the Main Office, or mail it to:
Austin Waldorf School Attn: Carol Toole/The First Four Years 8700 South View Road Austin, TX 78737
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