September 24, 2022 - 10am-12pm
Karen Nani Apana: Biography Workshop
Karen Nani Apana, Ph.D. leads a 2-hour "Biography" workshop to discuss the 7 year cycle as it relates to your child and you. Karen is a founder of the SF Waldorf School and taught at the SFWHS for over 16 years, as well as in the RSC Waldorf Teacher Training Program. Karen is an important mentor and supporter to Golden Bridges School. She has also facilitated a study group with her husband Brian for GBS parents for the past 7 years.
Biography work is a tool to develop an understanding of individual development and transformation over 7-year cycles. In this workshop, attendees will learn about the 7-year cycles and participate in exercises to begin to understand one's personal biography within the 7-year cycle framework.
March 16, 2023 - 6:30-8pm
Rusty Vail: Singing
Rusty grew up in the southeast, received a her Bachelor of music degree in voice and piano from Jacksonville University, did her graduate work at Indiana University School of Music, and later studied with Christiaan Boele in the School of Uncovering the Voice (Werbeck) as a member of the 4th Singing Training, also completing the Pedagogical Training in the same, and attended several of the subsequent master classes with Boele.
Rusty will share some of these interesting and soothing Werbeck exercises with the group, and then we’ll sing some songs of the season together.
Learn about Uncovering the Voice here.
Ben Klocek: Media
Ben Klocek, web designer, teacher, and Sacramento Waldorf School alumni, has worked in tech for over 20 years and has been studying how our use of screen technology affects our lives. He teaches technology and woodworking in a Public Waldorf charter school.
He is the father of two girls, ages 10 and 13, and is an avid naturalist, artist, and gardener.
Patty Wipfler: Founder, Hand-in-Hand Parenting
Patty Wipfler is the Founder and Program Director at the nonprofit Hand in Hand Parenting. During her 40 years of work with parents and children, she has developed a simple but powerful parenting approach that nurtures the parent-child connection.
Patty will lead a workshop starting with an overview of the principles of Hand-in-Hand Parenting, offering useful and practical insights into how to be an engaged and effective parent in these current times.
Kenya Strong: How to Talk to Your Kids About Race
Our very own Kenya Strong will offer a workshop on best practices in talking to your children in developmentally appropriate ways about race and other topics.
Vincent Medina (East Bay Ohlone) and Louis Travino (Rumsen Ohlone)
Join the founders of the East Bay's Cafe Ohlone to learn about the life, mission, and food of the Ohlone people in the Bay Area.