PRESS RELEASE
2/8/2013

For Immediate Release
Contact:  Brunda Moka Dias
Waldorf School of Princeton

609-466-1970, x112 bmokadias@princetonwaldor.org


An Introduction to Therapeutic Eurythmy

 

 A Workshop with Linda Larson and Gerald Karnow, MD

 

Please join us on Thursday, March 7:00, 7 p.m., Hagens Hall, Waldorf School of Princeton

1062, Cherry Hill Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

 

 

 

Parents, Doctors, Teachers, and Therapists are invited to an informative and hands-on evening learning about and experiencing therapeutic eurythmy with anthroposophical physician, Gerald Karnow, and  therapeutic eurythmist, Linda Larson.  There will be a time for questions.

 

 

 

 

 

What is Therapeutic Eurythmy?  

 

It is a form of movement therapy which addresses students' needs in physiological, emotional, social, and academic areas.

 

What are the benefits of Therapeutic Eurythmy? 

 

vIt can be beneficial in the treatment of many different areas, including but not limited to allergies, anxiety, ADHD, developmental disabilities, and learning difficulties.

vOther examples of requests received which can have favorable results are coordination, spatial orientation, posture, mobility, self-esteem, circulation, and focus.

vConfidence, communication, creativity and clarity of thinking can be strengthened and enlivened.

 

Therapeutic Eurythmy originated from the art of movement known as Eurythmy, developed from the work of philosopher, educator, and founder of the Waldorf School initiative, Rudolf Steiner. The word eurythmy, from the Greek, means "beautiful rhythms." Working with gestures based on the sounds of speech, and combining elements such as rhythm, geometrical forms, and the use of copper balls, and rods, exercises are coordinated to fit each person's particular needs.

 

Practicing therapeutic eurythmy brings greater balance and harmony to a person's life on many levels, thereby awakening the natural healing forces. Positive outcomes and a sense of well-being can usually be experienced after a series of approximately seven individual sessions with a therapeutic eurythmist who will introduce and guide the adult/child in movement exercises. In Waldorf school settings, the partnership between the eurythmist, the anthroposophical doctor, and the teacher can be an invaluable and important therapeutic activity that supports the healthy rhythm and balance of a child's body, soul, and spirit.

 

Linda Larson is the Therapeutic Eurythmist at the Waldorf School of Princeton.  She facilitates workshops and seminars, is affiliated with Waldorf schools in the tri-state area and has been practicing Therapeutic Eurythmy for over 25 years in England, Switzerland and the U.S.  Ms. Larson has her Eurythmy Diplomas from the van der Pals Eurythmy Academy at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland, and from the London School of Therapeutic Eurythmy in England.

 

Gerald Karnow, MD is the school doctor for the Green Meadow Waldorf School in New York. He is also the medical advisor and doctor for the Otto Specht School in New York. He practices anthroposophical medicine at the Fellowship Community in Spring Valley, NY, and he has visited with Waldorf School of Princeton over several years.

 

 

 

 

 

Waldorf School of Princeton is New Jersey's only Waldorf school, educating the heads, hearts, and hands of children from early childhood through eighth grade.  Visit www.princetonwaldorf.org for more information.