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 2018-19

Wednesday Mornings in Thornhill 8:45 am - 12:15 pm (30 weeks)
Term I: Sept. 12 - Dec. 12
Term II: Jan. 9 - March 8
Term III: March 27 - May 8

Saturday Mornings in Thornhill 8:30 am - 12:30 pm (30 weeks)
Term I: Sept. 15 - Dec. 8
Term II: Jan. 12 - March 2
Term III: March 23 - May 18

Thursday Evenings (7-9 pm) and Saturday Mornings (9 am-12:30 pm) in downtown Toronto, at the Waldorf Academy (250 Madison Ave.) (20 weeks)
Term I: Sept. 13 - Dec. 13
Term II: Jan. 9 - March 8
Term III: March 27 - May 8

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. 

Online Registration Form for Foundation Studies ENCOUNTER Program


Regular and guest faculty

        Frederick Amrine Ph.D. — Rudolf Steiner's life and work
        Wendy Brown —  Watercolour Painting
        Heather Church — Principles of adult learning
        Rev. Jonah Evans — Mystery of the human becoming
        Diana Hughes — Waldorf education
        Fiona Hughes M.D. — Anthroposophic medicine
        Siobhan Hughes — Spacial Dynamics®
        Dorothy LeBaron — Biography, Destiny Learning
        Dawne McFarlane -- Storytelling                         
        Jan Patterson — Cycle of the year
        Jonathan Snow — Eurythmy
        Yvonne Philpott — Destiny Learning
        Heidi Vukovich — Destiny Learning
        Karen Weyler —  Pre-birth to Three
        Ingrid Wharton — Destiny Learning

Click here for an online registration form

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