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.

The Unexpected Gifts of the Mystery Children

with Laurie Clark and Wendalyn von Meyenfeldt

February 20th to February 24th
8:00 am to 1:00 pm

In-person at the Vancouver Waldorf School

Please come and join Laurie Clark for 10 sessions on “The Unexpected Gifts of the Mystery Children”. Laurie, a Waldorf EC teacher for over 40 years is also a co-founder along with Nancy Blanning and Dr. Adam Blanning of the “Nurturing the Roots” Therapeutic training offered in Colorado. She will be guiding classes about the responsibilities of the caregiver to meet the needs of the children of our time. Finding ways to regard the child rightly, useful tools and ideas, and deepening our understanding of constitutions and polarities will also be part of these sessions. Eurythmy with Wendalyn von Meyenfeldt will be offered in between the two classes each day.

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The Zoom link for the Art of Teaching workshop has been emailed to all attendees. If you can’t find the email or have trouble accessing the Zoom room please email AND and we will assist you.

This February at Your School!

The Art of Teaching

Rethinking Waldorf Curricula: A Structure for Renewal

February 24th
9:00 am to 2:00 pm Pacific Time

VIRTUAL Keynote & Plenary
IN-PERSON DISCUSSION with your own colleagues
ONSITE Social Land Art Activity at your school or centre

West Coast Institute is proud to present a professional development workshop that brings the best of virtual accessibility, and the irreplaceable experiential in-person learning with colleagues.

Join together, in person, with your faculty and/or sub regional or regional colleagues to explore Martyn Rawson’s generative ideas around Waldorf pedagogy, participate in a social land art experience, and close with a harvest of Waldorf pedagogy from a renewed lens.

“The Waldorf movement to date has not really internationally worked out what the nature and status of its curriculum is, pulled between fidelity to its origins myth and the need to offer an education that is relevant to the students’ culture…

We cannot keep adding new content (e.g. new science, history, literature, technologies, materials, sources of energy) to the already full curriculum. This prompts the question, what to leave out? Which tried and tested classic main lessons should we scrap? Therefore, we need an approach to curriculum development that makes change possible but doesn’t lose the essence of Waldorf education.”

– Rethinking Waldorf Curricula: An Ongoing Process, Kathy Bransby and Martyn Rawson

Registration has closed, please sign up on our wait list to be notified if spaces become available.

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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.

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Waldorf Early Childhood Program Director

Ruth Ker | 250-748-7791

Waldorf Grades Program Director

Rubeena Sandhu


West Coast Institute for Studies in Anthroposophy

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Tel: 604-740-0539