Upcoming Workshops

Storytelling, Puppetry and Language Development with Sharifa Oppenheimer

Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30, 2018 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. both days

Tamarack Waldorf School 1150 E Brady St, Milwaukee, WI

Contact Dorothy Kulke for more information. Phone: 414-334-1407

In this inspiring workshop participants will learn the crucial role story-telling and puppetry play in the development of young children’s language. We will also explore how these warm creative story-telling interactions between the child and care-giver help lay a foundation for her healthy sense of self. We will discover the nuts and bolts of telling age-appropriate stories, will write our own nature story and will create a table puppet for it! more...


LifeWays Community Day for Alumni

Saturday, September 29, from 10am to 4pm at Marin Waldorf School, San Rafael, CA

A day to celebrate your LifeWays journey! Singing, crafting and discussion groups will renew a sense of community and deepen your work. A morning conversation on “LifeWays as a Path in our Times” will be followed by breaking into discussion groups led by LifeWays alumni currently working with parents and young children. A delicious lunch will follow, during which we will have a craft market open to any graduates who would like to sell their beautiful handmade wares (tables need to be booked in advance, please contact Kate Hammond for full details). In the afternoon we will enjoy circle dances, craft nature prints on silk and make a small harvest wreath!

$25.00 per person includes lunch and supplies. Register...

Storytelling, Puppetry and Language Development with Acacia Moore

Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7, 2018 8:30 - 5:45 p.m both days

Rose Rock School and LifeWays Center, 1515 W. Main St, Norman, OK

Contact Shanah Ahmadi for more information. Phone: 405-412-3583

From an infant’s first babbles and words to the exuberant conversation of four- and five-year-olds, what we give children through language strengthens their speaking and thinking, supports their sense of self, and nurtures our relationships with them. more...

Rod Puppet Workshop with Suzanne Down

October 13, 2018, 9am to 4pm and October 14, 2018, 9am to 12:30pm

Marin Waldorf School

A unique opportunity to make a magical rod puppet with master puppeteer and one of our favorite teachers, Suzanne Down. You decide what character to create and Suzanne will show you how to best use it in your Kindergarten, very early childhood programs or at home. read more...


Media in the Family

With Christine Margetic and Kate Hammond

Saturday, January 12, 2019 10am to 3:30pm

Marin Waldorf School

In this workshop we will explore the vital questions of how best to handle our children’s exposure to media and technology in our homes as well as in the world at large. While all family situations are unique, we will come to a common understanding of the physical, soul and neurological effects of screen time on the young child. more...


Introduction to the LifeWays Training Feb 2, 2019

With Kerry Ingram and Kate Hammond

Saturday February 2 , 10 am to 2pm

Marin Waldorf School

Learn about the full-year LifeWays Seminar and how the rhythms of day, week and year together with the living arts create a nourishing, inspiring foundation for your home life and/or your home based program for children birth to age 5. Plenty of time for questions! more...


Introduction to the LifeWays Training June 1, 2019

With Kerry Ingram and Cynthia Aldinger

Saturday June 1, 10am to 2pm

Marin Waldorf School

Learn about the full-year LifeWays Seminar and how a nurturing home for children is also the key to creating a home program. Discussion and conversation will focus on creative and practical work that can include young children! Bring your questions! more...