Foundation Studies ENCOUNTER

Foundation Studies Encounter Program

Encountering anthroposophy can be challenging.
Invigorate your experience by exploring it with others.

This program meets every Saturday throughout the school year and gives you an in-depth experience through lectures, discussions, and artistic activities.
The Encounter program encourages you to grow in knowledge and understanding with others as you work with a well-qualified and diverse faculty.

You will:

  • Explore a systematic path through the basic ideas of anthroposophy.
  • Learn through artistic activities: eurythmy, painting, clay, and drawing.
  • Enjoy the satisfaction of meeting fellow students and exploring new ideas with them.
  • Study the rhythms and meaning in your own biography and destiny.
  • See anthroposophy in action at a Waldorf school and a biodynamic farm.
  • Develop a sense for the spiritual reality that points to meaning and purpose in our complex world.

Encounter Course Locations, Dates and Times for 2019-20

Wednesday Mornings in Thornhill 8:45 am - 12:30 pm (30 weeks)
Free Introductory Talk Sept 18, 8:45 am (in TWS Community Room)

Term I: Sept. 25 - Dec. 11, 2019
Term II: Jan. 8 - March 11, 2020
Term III: Apr. 1 - May 27, 2020

Saturday Mornings in Thornhill 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (30 weeks)
Free Introductory Evening Sept 18, 7:30 pm (at RSCT Thornhill)

Term I: Sept. 28 - Dec. 14, 2019
Term II: Jan. 11 - March 14, 2020
Term III: April 4 - May 30, 2020

Saturday Mornings in Downtown Toronto 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (30 weeks)
Free Introductory Evening Saturday Sept. 21st at 10 am (at Waldorf Academy)

Term I: Sept. 28 - Dec. 14, 2019
Term II: Jan. 11 - March 14, 2020
Term III: April 4 - May 30, 2020

Saturday Mornings at the Halton Waldorf School, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm (30 weeks)
Free Introductory Evening Tuesday October 8th at 7 pm (at Halton Waldorf School)

Program begins Saturday October 12th


Foundation Studies Encounter Program Faculty

The following core faculty will rotate through different groups:
Paul Hodgkins (Program Director)
Grant Davis
Robert McKay
George Ivanoff

Foundation Studies in Anthroposophy offers a remarkable opportunity for personal growth as well as a foundation for work in anthroposophical professions including the RSCT's Waldorf Teacher Education program, for which it is a prerequisite. 

Tuition Fee $1,800.


Online Registration Form for Foundation Studies ENCOUNTER Program


Guest faculty

        Diana Hughes — Waldorf education
        Fiona Hughes M.D. — Anthroposophic medicine
        Dorothy LeBaron — Biography, Destiny Learning                     
        Jan Patterson — Cycle of the year
        Reg Down — Eurythmy

Click here for an online registration form


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