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Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Sunbridge Institute
Summer Series 2018

June 24-July 27

Welcome to Summer Series 2018! We have an exciting roster of courses and workshops in store for you this summer on a variety of Waldorf-related topics, offering professional development and continuing education opportunities for those already working in Waldorf education and leadership, and introductory experiences for those interested in learning about Waldorf education, contemplating a Waldorf career, or simply seeking personal enrichment.

Each course (5 or 3 days) or workshop (2 days) is designed with both balance and rigor in mind, and includes a mix of content-based work, artistic work, and discussions, all tailored to the specific subject you have come here to study. Come prepared for full days of learning!

Information: Visit this page for a complete list of courses and workshops. For more information, contact Penelope-Myles Voss at or 845-425-0055 x20.

Sponsored by The Pfeiffer Center

Farm Stand

Friday, July 20, 12:00-5:00pm

The Pfeiffer Center is teaming up with the Fellowship Community’s Duryea Farm to offer an expanded weekly farm stand. Every Friday from noon to 5:00pm, stop by the Hand & Hoe for fresh-picked, biodynamically raised produce and herbs grown in the fields and gardens of the Pfeiffer Center and Duryea Farm. A farmer will be on hand to assist you.

Location: The Fellowship Community’s Hand & Hoe, 241 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x120 or email

Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Collaborative Leadership: Personalized Strategies for Becoming a More Effective Member of Your Leadership Team

Sunday, July 22-Friday, July 27

No matter what your position or title is, if you participate in a planning or problem-solving process in your school, business, or organization, you have leadership responsibilities. In this highly useful course, our focus is on the practical work of being a leader and decision-maker. Through a process imbued with the anthroposophical understanding of the human being, and successfully applied in organizations from multi-million dollar nationals to Waldorf schools, Collaborative Leadership will help you learn how to improve your effectiveness as a member of your leadership team.

Joachim Ziegler, PhD, has been working in the fields of Organizational Development and Human Resources Development since 1994. A partner in MIRA, an international group of consultants, Joachim’s current list of American and international clients encompasses the banking, pharmaceutical, retail, and manufacturing sectors, as well as anthroposophical institutions and Waldorf schools.

Jessica Heffernan Ziegler has been the Executive Director of Sunbridge Institute since 2008; previously, she taught collaboration and group dynamics in Sunbridge College’s Administration, Biography, and Elementary Teacher Education programs. Jessica has worked as an executive coach and organizational development consultant for Waldorf school administrators and teachers, as well as other professionals, since 2004, consulting in diverse institutions and schools in both the US and Germany with a focus on governance issues, personnel development, and leadership skills.

Location: Sunbridge Institute, Threefold Main House, 285 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: $905.

Information, and to register: Contact Penelope-Myles Voss at or 845-425-0055 x20, or visit this page.

Sponsored by the Pfeiffer Center

Pfeiffer Center
Volunteer Days

Thursday, July 26, 9:00am-12:30pm

One day a month in season, the Pfeiffer Center welcomes volunteers to pitch in and work along with Mac, Megan, and the interns. It's a great opportunity to get your hands dirty, make new friends, and get a taste of life in the garden.

Upcoming Volunteer Days: Thursday, July 26; Thursday, August 30; Thursday, September 27; and Thursday, October 25.

Information: For all the details, please visit this page.

Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Fiber Craft Studio
Open Studio Afternoons

Thursday, July 26, 12:30-2:00pm

Come visit us at our Studio at Orchard House on Thursday afternoons through August 2.

Browse, see us at work, and experience our unique plant-dyed materials. Bring your questions and projects for consultation. We use natural fibers, such as wool, cotton, and silk, dyed with plants, many of them grown in the Studio's biodynamic dye garden. Our yarns and craft kits are available for sale, and we are ready to assist you as needed.

Location: The Fiber Craft Studio, Orchard House, 275 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY. Park on Orchard Lane.

Information: Call 845-425-2891, email, or visit our web site.

Sponsored by the Pfeiffer Center

How Are My Bees?
Understanding and Meeting
Your Bees’ Midsummer Needs
With Bill Day

Saturday, July 28, 9:00am-5:00pm

This workshop will focus on midsummer tasks every beekeeper should have in mind to ensure healthy hives and successful overwintering. Topics covered will include: Assessing hive health; when to super, and when to take off boxes; harvesting honey; assessing honey stores, and knowing when and how to feed; monitoring and managing varroa; management options for weak hives; and more. There will be ample time for questions and discussion.

Weather permitting, much of the day will be spent outside in the Pfeiffer Center’s apiary, where techniques discussed in the classroom will be demonstrated.

Location: The Pfeiffer Center, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: $95.

Information, and to register: Visit this page.

Sponsored by the Center for
Biography and Social Art

Meeting Yourself

Saturday, August 4, 10:00am-4:00pm

Join us to engage in a new way of seeing your life story. Discover the treasures. Come with an open heart and willingness to explore and be in wonderment. Through creative activities, conversation and reflection we will practice genuine interest and reverence toward the hidden mysteries to be found in every life. Through words and images we will allow the deeper meanings in our lives to speak, to illuminate the story.

Location: Lower Brookside, Threefold Main House, 285 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: Sliding scale, $65-$80.

Information, and to register: Email Register by July 28.

Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Summer Eurythmy Intensive
for Young Adults

Sunday, August 5-Sunday, August 12

At ESV we are inaugurating a new artistic, performance-based summer eurythmy intensive for high school and gap-year students aged 16-20. The faculty for the course will include Sea-Anna Vasilas, Virginia Hermann, and Cameron MacArthur from our ESV faculty and ensemble, with guest faculty, Laura Radefeld, of Green Meadow Waldorf School. The course will include intensive daily eurythmy rehearsals, augmented by poetry writing, art, music, games, swimming in the pond, and an outing in NYC. The youth eurythmy intensive will culminate in a performance of the eurythmy program created during the week. Participants will stay with a chaperone in the Holder House dormitory on Threefold Educational Center's campus, and all meals and necessary transportation will be provided.

Location: School of Eurythmy, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Tuition: $750, including tuition, food and lodging. Scholarships and payment options available.

Information, and to register: Call 845-352-5020 x113 or email

Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

A Wellspring Within:
Eurythmy as an Art to
Cultivate Our Humanity
Summer Eurythmy Week

Sunday, August 12-Friday, August 17

Through eurythmy, music, poetry and nature observation, we will connect with the renewing and regenerating activity that is at the core of our humanity. How can we cultivate the wellspring of rejuvenation within and around us, offering a counterbalance to the ever-increasing activity of our time that threatens to do just the opposite? Please join us for a week of immersion into a healing and life-serving inner and outer movement; eurythmy with Sea-Anna Vasilas, Clifford Venho, and other faculty to be announced. Beginners very welcome!

Location: School of Eurythmy, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Course Fee: $400 if paid by June 9, $450 thereafter.

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x113 or email

Sponsored by Nature Place Day Camp & The Pfeiffer Center

Farm and Garden Days:
A Hands-On Garden, Farm and Forest Experience for Children Ages 5 to 13

Monday, August 13-Friday, August 17

Farm and Garden Days is a small (60 participants), specialized, hands-on farm, garden and nature experience for children ages 5-13. Digging potatoes, picking peas, milking cows, visiting horses and honeybees, making pizza in an outdoor clay oven, and more — with plenty of time for swims, exploring nearby woods and streams, art activities, music and games.

Activities take place in the Pfeiffer Center’s biodynamic gardens and at neighboring Duryea Farm.

Fee: $925 for the week. ($1,200 for children coming from New York City; includes bus transportation from Manhattan.)

Information, and to register: Visit this page.

Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Full-Time Eurythmy Training

Starts in September

We're excited to announce the opening of a brand-new first-year class in September 2018. This course is open to all applicants who want to start a professional training in eurythmy in the English language. Our fall semester curriculum commences with an exploration in the basic elements of speech eurythmy and an invigorating block of rod exercises, surrounded by introductory courses in anthroposophy, biodynamic gardening, poetics, and others that support first steps in eurythmy.

Location: School of Eurythmy, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x113 or email The application deadline is July 15.

Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

ESV Post-Graduate Training:
A Professional Artistic
Eurythmy Immersion

September 2018-May 2019

The ESV Post-Graduate Training for the coming year will focus on English speech eurythmy, tone eurythmy elements and on the stage art of eurythmy, culminating in a performance and a local tour. The program will include: Work with master teachers on tone and English eurythmy elements; mentored solo work; elements of stagecraft; local performances, festivals, a culminating program performance, followed by a local/regional tour.

Join us for this unique opportunity to deepen your performance and artistic skills in eurythmy.

Location: School of Eurythmy, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x113 or email Deadline for application: July 15, 2018.

Sponsored by The Pfeiffer Center

The One-Year Part-Time
Practical Training in Biodynamics

First Class Meets Saturday, September 15

In thirteen full-day workshops from September to June, the Pfeiffer Center’s One-Year Part-Time Practical Training in Biodynamics covers the basic principles and all the timely activities of biodynamic agriculture through the seasons.

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x120, email, or visit this page.

Sponsored by The Seminary
of the Christian Community in North America

Open Course:
Sacramentalism and Alchemy
With Rev. Bastiaan Baan
& Rev. Jonah Evans

Monday, September 24–Friday, September 28

All forms of sacramentalism work in order to eventually transform the earth. This is also the intention of alchemy. In this Open Course we will research the connections between alchemy and sacramentalism — and begin to recognize how in daily life and in celebrating the sacraments we can help to realize this future task.

Location: The Seminary of the Christian Community, 7 Carmen Court, Chestnut Ridge, NY. Evening lectures at the Christian Community, 15 Margetts Rd., Monsey, NY.

Suggested contribution: $300. If you have financial questions, please visit our web site.

For information, and to register: Visit this page, email, or call 845-356-0972.

Sponsored by the Pfeiffer Center

Fifth Annual
Farm-to-Table Dinner
Benefit for the Pfeiffer Center

Friday, October 19

Join Mac Mead, Megan Durney, and the Pfeiffer Center interns for a candle-lit sit-down dinner with biodynamic wines in Threefold Café’s Main House dining room.

It’s great food and fellowship — and more! The Silent Auction and Raffle give you a chance to bring home unique Pfeiffer Center-related items while supporting our work.

This event is co-sponsored by the Parent Council of Green Meadow Waldorf School; all proceeds benefit the programs of the Pfeiffer Center.

Information, and to order tickets: Call 845-352-5020 x113, email, or visit this page.

Sponsored by the Threefold Branch & Threefold Educational Foundation

“Toward a Deepening of the
Christmas Foundation Impulse”:
Third Annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Gathering

Friday, October 26-Sunday, October 28

As we approach the hundredth anniversary of the Christmas Foundation Meeting, let us consider the lofty ideal expressed by Rudolf Steiner on January 13, 1924: “The soil in which the Stone was laid could be no other that the hearts and souls of those united in the Society. And the Foundation Stone itself must be the attitude of mind which grows when anthroposophy gives shape to life. This attitude in life, as it is required by the signs of the present time, lies in the will to find — by deepening the human soul — the path to an awakened vision of the Spirit and to a life proceeding from the Spirit.”

How does this “path to an awakened vision of the Spirit” relate to the anthroposophical movement, the Anthroposophical Society, and the School of Spiritual Science? And how can the Anthroposophical Society assist in this deepening of the human soul? Does the School of Spiritual Science have a role to play in the life of the Anthroposophical Society? These are some of the questions and ideas that can fill our souls when we meet in October.

Location: Threefold Auditorium, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: $95 (includes Saturday lunch and supper and three coffee breaks).

Information: Contact Christa Lynch at 845-352-5020 x122 or

Pre-registration is required. To register, visit this page, or click here to download a printable registration form.