Eurythmist Maria Ver Eecke will be teaching at the Waldorf School at Moraine Farm from January 3-February 17, 2023. You may look forward to students sharing their eurythmy at the February assembly.
Parents, Guardians, and Friends are invited to six sessions of Eurythmy for All Ages!
Wednesdays at 8:30am: January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15
Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes for movement.
To register, please email email@example.com
What is the Art of Eurythmy?
In an article from AWSNA, eurythmy is described as “intentional movement through exercises, patterns and games that increase in complexity through the grades”. In practicing Eurythmy, students “learn to move in thoughtful and disciplined ways in collaboration with others” and it “teaches skills like cooperation, spatial and sensory awareness, midline crossing for brain building, motor skills and more.”
The human being is continually maintaining balance. When we become overwhelmed, we contract into ourselves and burn up our forces. When we spread ourselves too thin leading to exhaustion, we have dispersed our forces. Eurythmy fosters soul breathing between the sense of self and the outer environment, between the soul and the world. All of us need these hygienic eurythmy soul exercises to strengthen our life forces. If you take joy in movement, this is a golden opportunity to move with others in a harmonious rhythm. Interested in learning more about Eurythmy and why we practice it? Check out this article that former WSMF teacher Susan Elmore wrote for our blog in 2020.
Maria Ver Eecke is a therapeutic eurythmist, with a diploma from the Medical Section at the Goetheanum and certified by AnthroMed. Maria has experience recognizing imbalances in children and she is able to provide methods to help alleviate what hinders a child from learning.
In addition to the community Eurythmy sessions, those interested may schedule a private consultation with Maria during her six-week stay at WSMF by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maria Ver Eecke is presently the therapeutic eurythmist for the School of Eurythmy, Spring Valley, NY. She taught eurythmy for forty years in several Waldorf schools, a charter school, and a home-school program. Maria met anthroposophy in Maseru, Lesotho, when she was a class teacher in an English-medium preparatory school. Currently she is the editor of the newsletters for the Eurythmy Association of North America and the Association of Therapeutic Eurythmy in North America.