Courses and Workshops

The West Coast Institute for Studies in Anthroposophy, located in British Columbia, Canada, offers a 3-year, part time Waldorf Grades Teacher Training, a 2-year, part time Waldorf Early Childhood Educator Training with a a 14 month, part time Birth to Three option, and differing courses and workshops each summer for Waldorf teachers and others.

Waldorf Early Childhood Educator Training Auditing Options

We are opening some of our Waldorf Early Childhood Educator Training courses to auditors. Auditing is open to all current Waldorf class teachers and those enrolled in a Waldorf Early Childhood Educator training.

Please click here for more information and to register.

Summer Courses & Workshops

Summer courses and workshops are held at the Sunrise Waldorf School on Vancouver Island, in beautiful scenic British Columbia, Canada.

Summer Intensive Birth to Three Completion Certificate and Introduction to the Pikler® Pedagogical Approach

Engaging with infants and toddlers through respectful and peaceful care

July 16 to 22, 2022
Schedule: Opening Saturday, July 16 at 5:00pm;
Sunday, July 17 to Friday, July 22, 8:00am to 6:45pm

at Sunrise Waldorf School in Duncan on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada (In-person only)

with Pikler® USA President Elsa Chahin, and WCI Faculty and Pikler® USA Scientific co-chair, Dr. Debbie Laurin

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Please see the Course Refund Policy on our Policies page for information about refunds.


Meals & Housing

Meals will be available. Please see the Courses Meals page for more information and the Meals Signup form.

Housing is available in private homes in the community. Please see the Housing page for more information and the Housing Booking Form.

Water Works Summer Camp for Families
a place to be with your kids

An exploration of art, science and nature

with Herb Walsh

Dates in 2022 to be decided; please fill out the Interest form to be notified.

Live online workshop, open to all.

Herb will guide families and individuals in the observation of the world of water science through a mixture of online presentations, home-based experiments and field trips into nature in our own neighborhoods.

The week will include water activity observation, plant growth forms, and an ongoing scavenger hunt with daily clues.

A family scavenger hunt will discover the water and nature forms in our everyday world and the growth stages of a plant, which will also be modelled with an inner search for form that invites the participants to create their own forms along the way.

This course is designed to get families, and friends, exploring natural phenomena together and off screen as much as possible.

Participants will have a chance to visit video resources before, during and after the workshop.

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Herb Walsh
Herb has been teaching practical arts: clay modeling, wood and copper, for WCI since 2017 and is a Board Member. He is semi-retired and makes his living doing small renovations and building furniture. Herb and his wife Monique have five sons and have spent many years as part of the Vancouver Anthroposophical community.

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Waldorf Early Childhood Program Director

Ruth Ker | 250-748-7791

Waldorf Grades Program Director

Lisa Masterson | 949-220-3193


West Coast Institute for Studies in Anthroposophy

Email: info(at)
Tel: 604-740-0539