What’s new for 2024
Farewell to all that lies behind me – and thank you.
To the horizon before me, I will be there.
I will be there as my feet permit me.
As my soul chases a light few can see
I wonder and wander.
I will be there.
With the new year, come new year resolutions! Many people found 2023 a particularly difficult year – either personally, at work and or just looking at the state of the world in general. We look forward, hope-filled, to 2024 and new beginnings. So why not begin something new with a new course?
Inner work, creativity, the desire to help others and contribute to society – these all bring warmth and colour to our lives and ensoulment to our inner selves. Taking up an artistic challenge, becoming a Steiner teacher, working on your inner life or on your biography – this year, make it a year of nurturing your soul with art, creativity, and community.
In this first post for 2024, we are profiling just a few of the new trainings or new intakes to existing ones for 2024. You can find more listings of ongoing trainings under Adult Education and Training.
The Parsifal Project is a contemporary reimagining of the famous medieval legend as a multimedia performance, brought into the living present through word, music, movement and art in community. Performances will take place on Saturday 12, Saturday 19 October, and Sunday 20 October 2024 at the Living Arts Centre in Mount Barker, SA.
To be part of the ensemble, email Jo-anne Sarre with your CV, including three referees and a cover letter with your reasons for wishing to join the project. For interstate artists, we are exploring affordable accommodation.
If you would like to support this initiative, you can also donate to the project to help launch their vision. Go to Give Now – Ink Pot Arts – 10 Reasons... Please include a note about supporting The Parsifal Project. Tax-deductible receipts automatically issued.
Painted Space Studio
In Creativity, Art and Spirituality Meet
Starting 15 February, Painted Space Studio has a new online research-based training in painting and drawing, Art as a Path of Schooling for the Soul, particularly aimed at professional development or refreshment for artists, teachers and therapists. This two-year part-time course offers the flexibility of studying at home under the direction of highly experienced teacher yet in the company of an international online community of like-minded students of art and anthroposophy.
Painted Space also has short online and on-the-ground visual arts courses and webinars with a focus on art as a spiritual practice. There are both introductory and advanced courses available on painting, drawing, Steiner’s colour theory, Waldorf curriculum, therapeutic indications and nature study. Courses are a combination of the classes, pre-recorded videos, webinars, self-study and individual mentoring. Find out more about all the courses here.
Heart Fire Centre for Speech and Drama
Announcing a new speech and drama initiative
15-17 March The Creative Life of Language Workshop is the first workshop for the new Heart Fire Centre for Speech and Drama. It will explore the creative forces of language; vowels as gateway to the soul, consonants as gateway to the world. Find out more here or contact from Katrina Stowe.
Situated in proximity to Pacifica College of Eurythmy, Heart Fire Centre is based in Samford Valley, Queensland. The Heart Fire methodology will bring together the Chekhov approach to drama, Steiner’s creative speech formation and eurythmy. The Centre is still mainly in the conception stage, but is holding introductory workshops in the Samford Valley, QLD over the next few years.
Pacifica College of Eurythmy
Creative movement with meaning
Pacifica College of Eurythmy offers an internationally-recognised, four-year diploma: four full-time, eight-week terms per year for working in the artistic, educational, and social spheres. Speech and Tone Eurythmy, also choral singing, biodynamic gardening and with lectures on introductory anatomy and physiology, pedagogy and child development, aesthetics and fundamentals of therapeutic eurythmy.
Pacifica College of Eurythmy has their next intake in July 2024.
Inscribing Signs with a Finger Dipped in Light
StoryVision has a new Schooling Course Inscribing Signs with a Finger Dipped in Light… under the auspices of StoryVision, about the spiritual pathway to understanding death. It presents a method and process of inner development for people dedicated to accompanying the dying. It equally provides personal and professional development for those seeking emotional intelligence, self- awareness and lifelong learning. We recommend it for counsellors, health practitioners, carers, social and support workers, educators, and those who wish to care for the newly deceased, such as funeral personnel and celebrants.
StoryVision also offers workshops, seminars and courses Australia-wide on the creative power of storytelling and stories.
Holistic Biography Work
Take Charge – Reflect on your Life Journey
Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 January, Take Charge – Reflect on your Life Journey is a guided tour for self-reflection on your life story and is prerequisite for joining the 3-year Online Training Program. This preparatory foundation course starts as a learning-pack, followed by the Training Module: Typologies explores the temperaments, soul types, qualities, rhythms and cycles in life, with online sessions from 22 to Sun. 24 March 2024.
Holistic Biography Work facilitates trainings that supports the development of a holistic approach to Biography Work through training, mentoring and collegial gatherings, and through the ongoing development of tools, resources and courses. Their aim is to work with a multicultural sensitivity, making room for different philosophies, spiritual backgrounds and traditions. Find out more.
Become a Steiner teacher
Receive the children in reverence, educate them in love, and send them forth in freedom.
14 February: As an introduction, Sydney Rudolf Steiner College is offering an online course that explores the principles of Anthroposophy as the basis of human development and Steiner education. Please have a look here for more details and to register.
Sydney Rudolf Steiner College and the Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Seminar both offer different levels of teacher training, including an Advanced Diploma in Rudolf Steiner Education, Early Childhood Teaching certificates and a foundation course in High School teaching. These course provides a rich experience for students seeking to develop themselves in accordance with their deepest nature and to find their true path in life while preparing them for a teaching career.
You can find out more about short courses and events under Events.
On behalf of the ASinA, may your year be abundant with new life and joy!