Upcoming Courses 2019
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” 

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


STARTING - Feb 2019

Foundation Of Painting


With Martin Gutjahr

This five-week course concentrates on painting and drawing and is inspired by Anthroposophy, which opens a wider understanding of art as an essential part of human development.

The course leads us into the universal world of colour, space and perception and can be taken as a vocational training or a path of individual development. This artistic education can be a fundamental preparation for art and craft teaching at Waldorf Schools or Rudolf Steiner based pedagogy.

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NEW - STARTING - Feb 2018

Renewal Through Art

Courses For Waldorf Teachers

NEXT COURSE - March 2019

Gestural Performing Arts

With Mary Anne Paterson

A series of workshops designed especially for Waldorf Teachers looking to relax, re-discover and renew their inner qualities.

A certificate of continuing professional development can be issued on request.

With Prof. Roland Matthies and Rachel Porter

Learn to become a Gestural Performing Arts Practitioner. Explore the world of physical theatre and gesture in this series of inspiring one week courses.  Work with the body and it's emotional landscapes, develop as a performer and become skilled in the art of gesture.

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STARTING - Sept 2019

DISCOVERY Through Art & Science

(previously known as Relational Arts)

With Dr Philip Kilner, Vija Docherty
& guest teachers


The Discovery Programme is an immersive twelve-week course exploring the natural world, humanity, creativity and purpose.

Set in the gentle beauty of the Emerson College campus, the Discovery Programme provides participants with the opportunity to step out of their daily life into a space of observing, insightful imagining and creative collaboration. Through more open perceiving, students are invited to deepen their creative skills and explore their sense of purpose.

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NEW - This April 2019

Biodynamic Gardening Internship Programme


“Where cultivation happens!”
With Trude Lauksund & Chris Stott

We are delighted to offer a new course in biodynamic gardening and vegetable growing for anybody who is interested in a practical and hands on learning experience. Our vegetable garden and the Emerson estate will be your classroom. 

The course is a seasonal Biodynamic gardening training and is composed of a theoretical and a practical part. Participants work daily in the gardens (vegetable and estate) with their tutors. Before each action the general principles are explained, sharing the philosophy behind each move and giving full awareness of the process.

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Holistic Baby & Child Care

With Dorothy Marlen
& guest teachers

A groundbreaking course based on Steiner Waldorf with the Pikler approach to child development, play and care with a birth to three emphasis.

This Holistic Baby and Child Care qualification synthesises Steiner Waldorf international Birth to Three training guidelines, the Pikler approach, and Early Years Foundation Stage requirements. Certified by Crossfields Institute and the national awarding body NCFE CACHE, the qualification has been designed to meet the requirements of the government’s criteria for Early Years Educator (Level 3) qualifications for carers of children from birth to five, released in July 2013, whilst uniquely offering a birth to three emphasis.

*designed for people working in the child-care sector.

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Foundation of Anthroposophic Medicine

With Dr Michael Evans
& Colleagues

A part-time, three-year training consisting of six seminars in each year with a strongly experiential character.

This Crossfields Institute Quality Mark programme has been designed primarily for qualified practising medical doctors to be taken alongside their professional work. It teaches elements of the spiritual scientific methodology which underlies anthroposophic medicine. 

*designed for registered medical practioners but open to other health care professionals.

Five Day Residential Intensive Taster At Emerson College 

26th – 30th June 2019

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Rhythmical Einreibung Foundation Course

With Fiona Sim
& Colleagues

A Crossfields Institute Quality Mark Course at level 4, open to members of medical and allied professions, carers and non-professionals. This part-time, modular, foundation course provides a comprehensive introduction to Rhythmical Einreibung, a method of gentle, therapeutic touch.

Rhythmical Einreibung is an appropriate treatment for people of all ages and can benefit a wide range of physical and emotional health problems. It can be used as part of nursing care, to apply an oil or ointment to a problem area, as a gentle whole body treatment or as part of the nurturing of family and friends.

*no prior experience required.

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Anthroposophic Psychotherapy

With John Lees

& Collegues

This part-time modular course takes place over three years providing a professional psychotherapy post-qualifying training in anthroposophic psychotherapy for adults.

*A few places are still available for qualified and practising psychological therapists. Course applications close 12 February 2019. See website for application criteria. 

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NEW COURSE - 8th Feb 2018


Attending To Each Other:

Enlivening The Language Between Us

NEXT COURSE - 2nd March

Exploring the Etheric and Astral Basis of Cognition

With Margli and Paul Matthews

Explore modes & gestures of dialogue through practices in speaking, listening, interactive writing, movement and planetary masks in this weekend workshop.

With Drs. James Dyson and Pablo Jeczmien

Deepen your anthroposophical understanding of the psychological basis of soul life in a series of weekend seminars building on the work of Dr. Broder von Laue.

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2019 Calendar

A weekend with Rumi 
Fri 25th - Sun 27th Jan with Ashley Ramsden

Opening a window to Storytelling & Greek Myths 
Fri 25th - Sun 27th Jan with Stella Kassimati

Next Steps
Sun 10th - Fri 15th Feb with Ashley Ramsden

Open Symposium on Leonardo da Vinci
Sun 3rd - Fri 8th March with Giovanna Conforto
& Guests

Begin it Now
Fri 15th - Sun 17th March with Ashley Ramsden

Passion and Logic: Dionysos and Apollo 
Fri 22nd - Sun 24th March with Stella Kassimati

The Trickster - Now you see me, now you don't 
Sun 31st March - Fri 5th April with Ashley Ramsden & Stella Kassimati

"This that we are now" ~ A week with Rumi
Sun 21st  - Fri 26th April with Ashley Ramsden

Begin it Now
Fri 3rd - Sun 5th May with Ashley Ramsden

A Thousand Doors
Tues 14th to Sat 18th May with Ashley Ramsden

Meeting the Wolf 
Fri 7th - Sun 9th June with Giovanna Conforto

Storytelling & Animal Communication
Sun 23rd - Fri 28th June with Ashley Ramsden & Noémie Rimmer

Next Steps
Sun 14th - Fri 19th July with Ashley Ramsden

From Genesis to Revelation: Chartres cathedral, Story and Sacred Geometry
Thurs 5th - Mon 16th Sept with Roi Gal-Or & Daniel Docherty

Two's company
Fri 13th - Sun 15th Sept with Bronia Evers

Bring Your Stories to Life
4 Weekends with Roi Gal-or
Starts Fri 20th Sept (see website for dates)

Applied Storytelling 
Sun 20th - Fri 25th Oct with Ashley Ramsden

Once Upon a Lifetime
Mon 11th - Fri 22nd Nov with Roi Gal-or

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2019 Calendar

Geometry of the Alhambra
Sat 9th - Sun 10th Feb with Daniel Docherty

Labyrinths and Lunar Geometry
Sat 16th - Sun 17th Feb with Daniel Docherty

Weaving the Cosmos
Sat 5th May with Daniel & Vija Docherty

Mandalas of the World
Mon 13th - Fri 17th May with Daniel Docherty

Art and Craft of Labyrinth
Sat 1st - Mon 3rd June with Daniel Docherty

The Alchemy of Pigment and Pattern
Tues 4th - Sat 8th June with Daniel Docherty
& David Cranswick

Weaving the Cosmos
Sat 15th June with Daniel & Vija Docherty

Persian Patterns
Fri 28th - Sun 30th June with Daniel Docherty

From Genesis to Revelation: Chartres cathedral, Story and Sacred Geometry
Thurs 5th - Mon 16th Sept with Daniel Docherty
& Roi Gal-Or


More courses coming soon.

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2019 Calendar

Clowning and Storytelling
Fri 15th - Sun 17th March with Vivian Gladwell
& Giovana Comforto.

Clown And Voice
Fri 22nd - Wed 27th March with David Goldsworthy
& Vivian Gladwell

Introduction to Clowning
Fri 12th - Sun 14th April with Ali Stockford

Exploring the Philosophy of Freedom through Play
Fri 10th - Sun 12th May with Wim Wolbrink
& Vivian Gladwell

N2N Playing with fire - Exploring conflict though NVC and Clowning
Tues 14th - Fri 17th May with Arnaud Durand
& Vivian Gladwell

Courage to Be
Sun 2nd - Fri 7th June with Ali Stockford

Clown and Creative Dance
Sun 16th - Fri 21st June with Ali Stockford
& Griff Goehring

The Inner Teacher
Sun 23rd - Fri 28th June with Penny Williamson
& Vivian Gladwell

The Courage To Be - Clown 1
Sun 30th June - Fri 5th July with Vivian Gladwell
Ali Stockford & Jessica Hernandez

Embracing The Unexpected – Clown 2
Sun 7th - Fri 12th July with Vivian Gladwell
& Ali Stockford

The Wisdom Of Imperfection – Clown 3
Sun 14th - Fri 19th July with Vivian Gladwell
& Carol Thompson

Social Clowning - Exploring the clown's take on personal, social and political issues
Sun 11th - Fri 16th Aug with Vivian Gladwell
& Ali Stockford

N2N Clown and Storytelling
Sun 18th - Fri 23rd Aug with Vivian Gladwell
& Ashley Ramsden

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After the success of our first full time course we are delighted to announce we will be repeating our

Full Time, 3 Month, Residential, Ceramic Development Course 2019

Aimed at aspiring potters wanting to discover their identity as ceramists, their distinct style and preferred materials.

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STARTING - July 2019

This History Of Music

Course info coming soon @



Storytelling Beyond Words

With Roi Gal-Or, Karmit Even-Zur
and Guest Teachers

This full time, 13 week training in the art and craft of storytelling aims to prepare you to carry the spoken word and a lively imagination into your communities and places of work. Whether you wish through sharing stories to entertain, educate, counsel, inspire or advocate change; whether the stage, fire side, classroom, board room, or the bedside of a dying person is the context for your telling, this is our flagship training to develop a way of storytelling unique to your own voice and calling.

Join us on a journey to light up your creativity and, through the surprising perspectives that this work offers, discover new aspects of who you are. This journey, both playful and profound, opens a path of development and transformation guided by humanity’s great shifters and shapers – Stories.

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