Foundation Course in Rhythmical Einreibung Part 1

  • 18 Oct 2018
  • 22 Oct 2018
  • Camphill Village, Copake, NY
  • 3


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Rhythmical Einreibung is a nursing treatment that gently enlivens, warms and nurtures the whole human being through the conscious application of qualities of touch and therapeutic oils. 

Part 2 of the course will be offered in October 2019.

Part 1: Course for Nurses, Massage Therapists, Health Care Professionals, Parents and Caregivers
Students will be introduced to the theory of rhythmical and life processes through instruction and practice, and will learn:
    - The qualities of rhythmical touch and how to provide them
    - The meaning of the warmth organism and its importance in therapy
    - Application of the rhythmical qualities in other nursing situations
    - Indications and contraindications of Rhythmical Einreibung
    - Rhythmical Einreibung of the sitting back, legs and feet

The learning process is experiential and imaginative, imparting a living knowledge of Rhythmical Einreibung that participants can integrate into their health care practices and life situations.

A mentoring process is available to those who wish to continue with this training.

The course will be taught by Anke Smeele RN, ANS, RET, who is also a Specialist in Anthroposophic Nursing and Rhythmical Einreibungen. She studied under Edelgard Grosse-Brauchman. Anke is currently a Board Member for the Anthroposophic Nursing Association (NAANA), and a teacher of the Foundation Course and Specialist Training for Anthroposophic Nurses at the IPMT.


Pregnancy and some medical conditions are contraindications for receiving Rhythmical Einreibung in a practice setting; please notify the course coordinators if you are pregnant or have a medical condition.

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