Upcoming Events

    • 17 Feb 2022
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    • 20 Feb 2022
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    • Chestnut Ridge, NY
    Enlivening our Therapeutic Teaching: a North American Teach the Teachers Course

    Cultivate the Teacher in You!
    This three-year course organized and sponsored by the Anthroposophic Health Association, for members of AHA member organizations, is dedicated to joining together professionals of all anthroposophic healing modalities to explore and discover how anthroposophic practices can be taught to professionals that are new learners of anthroposophy.

    It is clear that to expand the impulse of anthroposophic medicine and therapies we must be prepared to teach our future practitioners about anthroposophic tenets with learning modalities that are current and relevant.

    Please join us to explore questions such as: 

          How can you describe the threefold, fourfold, sevenfold, and twelvefold human being in relatable terms?

          How do we bring experiential learning into our training as a form of embodiment? For example, what are experiences to help bring the four elements alive? 

          How do you get everyone in a group setting to speak, contribute, and feel welcomed as an active participant?

          How do you move away from a lecture-heavy style of teaching towards more creative and interactive teaching methods?

          What are good introductory texts

    We will meet February 17– 20, 2022 in Chestnut Ridge, NY for the first of three annual training courses. During this Thursday evening to Sunday noon meeting, we will focus on developing introductory language and experiences for new learners. 

    Using the seven life processes as a guide for our journey over the three years, we will begin by breathing, warming, and nourishing as well as the activities of thinking in year one. In year two we will focus on nourishing, secreting, and maintaining in practices of observation and assessment, cultivating feeling. Finally, in year three we will bring into our will the force of growing and reproducing by focusing on mentoring and supporting learners in independent clinical work.

    Who is this training for?

          We encourage each therapeutic organization to use this training to help identify and support your therapeutic teachers for the future. Who might be leading your training in 10 years?

          Those who want to facilitate the process of developing and implementing a training program, or facilitate the process of creatively enlivening an existing program. 

          Those who want to develop skills to evaluate a current training programs content and methodology. 

          Those who want to develop greater skills for teaching clients, patients, and community members about your therapeutic modality. 

    Join us in this unique course to call forth the future generations of anthroposophic healing practitioners! 

    Early registration: $425, $350 for those needing financial assistance

    Late registration (after Jan. 1, 2022): $475, $400 for those needing financial assistance

    NAANA gift money has been allocated to help fund our NAANA members participation–please send a letter of financial need to naanatraining@gmail.com

    Register here.

    NAANA gift money has been allocated to help fund our NAANA MEMBERS participation - please send a letter of financial 

    naanatraAHA Cancellation PoParticipants' cancellation requests must be received in writing (emailed and received) before Feb. 1, 2022, for a full refund, less a $50.00 administrative fee. Cancellation requests received in writing before February 15th will receive a 50% refund, less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellation requests after February 15th will not be eligible for a refund, but another person may be substituted for an additional $50.00 administrative fee. Telephone cancellations cannot be honored. Email cancellations will be promptly acknowledged by return email.

    Until then, you cannot assume they have been received. 

    • 28 Mar 2022
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    • 2 Apr 2022
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    • The Camphill School, Glenmoore, Pennsylvania

    Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing

    Module 1* March 28 — April 2, 2022 at The Camphill School in Glenmoore, Pennsylvania

    Taught by: Janice Balaskas, RN, ANS, RES, RMT 
    Karen Alderfer, RN, BSN, ANS, RES 

    Module 1 • 6 days March 28 – April 2, 2022 
    Module 2 • 6 days July 25 – July 30, 2022 
    Module 3 • 6 days Spring 2023 
    Module 4 • 6 days Summer 2023   


    For Registered Nurses and Health Care professionals interested in developing skills and tools to care for the Whole Person — Body, Soul, and Spirit!

    More details and online registration coming soon!

    The North American Anthroposophic Nurses Association is organizing a unique opportunity for integrating training:

    • Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing
    • Anthroposophic Home Care Course
    • Rhythmical Massage Therapy Training (modules 1–4, of 18 modules total)

    This integrated training will be given in four six-day modules over two years in Glenmoore, Pennsylvania. The content of the training and process of learning will address the fundamental principles of Anthroposophy, extending particularly to the Anthroposophic view of the human being in health and illness and support of processes of care and healing.  This course provides an introduction to the three-fold, four-fold, seven-fold and twelve-fold dynamic relationships of the human being, and of their practical application in nursing care and therapeutic support. Equally important to the practical applications is the path of inner development of the nurse, therapist and caregiver that elevates how we think, feel and enact our work to its highest potential. This aspect will accompany all of the practical work.

    In the training significant time is given to learning:

    • External applications of compresses and poultices, such as yarrow compresses to the liver and ginger compresses to the kidneys.    
    • Therapeutic baths such as footbaths, sounding washing, and oil dispersion baths.  
    • Rhythmical Einreibungen according to Wegman / Hauschka — a gentle application of therapeutic oils following the flow of body forms and processes that supports health and well-being. 
    • The Anthroposophic Nursing Process and the path of inner development of the nurse, therapist, and caregiver. This integrated training is open to all interested individuals to enroll.  

    At the completion of each module, Registered Nurses receive a Certificate of Attendance in NAANA’s Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing.  

    Non-nurses receive a Certificate of Attendance in NAANA’s Home Care Course.


Past events

15 Oct 2021 Saturn & Spleen - Guardians of the Self
1 Oct 2021 E-Newsletter - October 2020
21 Aug 2021 Spring/Summer 2021 Newsletter
14 Jul 2021 IFAN Newsletter - July, 2021
26 Jun 2021 Anthroposophic Nursing for Oncology & Palliative Care Focusing on Rhythmical Einreibungen & External Applications
15 Jun 2021 E-Newsletter - June 2021
7 May 2021 The Kidneys - Tension Regulators in Dynamic Relationships
9 Apr 2021 E-Newsletter - April 2021
18 Mar 2021 Anthroposophic Nursing Care Webinar
2 Mar 2021 Fall/Winter 2020 Newsletter
9 Feb 2021 E-Newsletter - February 2021
26 Jan 2021 Fostering Resilience: New Forces for the New Year
9 Dec 2020 E-Newsletter - December 2020
18 Oct 2020 Warmth as Healing Medicine
19 Feb 2020 Rhythmical Einreibungen Foundation Course Part 3
30 Oct 2019 Continuing Education for Graduates of NAANA Training Courses
24 Oct 2019 Specialist Course in Rhythmical Einreibungen Part 4
10 Oct 2019 Foundation Course in Rhythmical Einreibungen Part 2
27 Sep 2019 Rhythmical Einreibungen Foundation Course Parts 2A & 2B
20 Sep 2019 Foundation Course in Rhythmical Einreibung Parts 1A & 1B
3 Aug 2019 Foundation Course in Rhythmical Einreibung Part 1
20 Jun 2019 Colloquium CARE I
27 Apr 2019 2019 Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing
1 Mar 2019 RE Foundation Course Parts 1A & 1B
18 Feb 2019 Foundation Course in Rhythmical Einreibung Part 3
11 Feb 2019 Rhythmical Einreibungen Specialist Course Part 6
18 Oct 2018 Foundation Course in Rhythmical Einreibung Part 1
13 Sep 2018 Introduction to Anthroposophic Nursing
21 Apr 2018 Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing
21 Apr 2018 Introductory Weekend Workshop - Foundations of Anthroposophic Nursing
21 Feb 2018 Specialist Course in Rhythmical Einreibung (RES Part 5)
17 Feb 2018 Foundation Course in Rhythmical Einreibung (RE Part 2)
20 Jan 2018 Introductory One-Day Workshop in Foundations of Anthroposophic Nursing
11 Jan 2018 The Twelve Nursing Gestures: Conscious Nursing Care

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