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Workshop “Honoring Ancestors, Empowering Yourself”
Systemic constellation work with Laura Ghedina

Saturday, April 12, 2014
9:30 am - 4 pm, lunch will be provided

MWS, Third Grade Classroom
Suggested donation: $60 (50% will be passed on to the MWS therapy fund)
I am excited to introduce you to the rather unknown and unique process of “Family Constellation Work” derived by Bert Hellinger, a native German. I am in the midst of completing my facilitator training at the New England Center of Systemic Constellations. About ten years ago, I learned about this phenomenological approach to looking at family matters and matters of the soul when I lived in Germany. Since then I have been using it for clearing my own family system and bringing order to it. With increased experience and developed intuition I started to work with close friends. Through my training I have deepened my understanding of this work even further, and gaining greater insight and practice. Thus I am delighted to bring this work to you. (04/01)

2014 MaineAEYC Spring Conference featuring Diane E. Levin
Nationally published author of: Beyond Remote-Controlled Childhood:Teaching Young Children in the Media Age

Date: Saturday, April 5th, 2014; 9:00am-12:00pm
Location: University of Southern Maine, Portland
Visit MEAEYC’s website at
To Learn More about Diane Levin:
This event is sponsored through collaboration between Maine Roads to Quality, the Maine DHHS Office of Child and Family Services, and the Maine Association for the Education of Young Children.
Do you have concerns about the influence of media on young children? Are you interested in learning how to work with children and families navigating the world of media and its impacts upon childhood?
“Never has it been more urgent for all who are responsible for the care, development, and education of young children, as well as for those involved in creating relevant legislation and regulations, to learn from Diane Levin’s extensive experience and research on media-related issues. This book includes recommendations and suggestions for how teachers and parents can best protect and promote the well-being of young children.”
- Dr. Lilian Katz, Professor Emerita, University of Illinois. (04/01)

Long Time Courting brings unique Celtic roots sound to the Barn at Windpointe
We are a long-time Waldorf family newly moved to Freeport. We would like to invite you to enjoy an afternoon of traditional Irish, Scottish and original music featuring exquisite vocal harmonies, and a rich interplay of flute, accordion, cello, guitar and fiddle instrumentals. Shannon Heaton, Liz Simmons, Valerie Thompson and Katie McNally are four talented women whose musical mastery and creative artistry have combined to form the all-women Boston-based supergroup. Not only is Long Time Courting a talented quartet, but founding member Liz Simmons (Pine Hill School ’92, High Mowing School ’96) is a Waldorf alum and one of our daughter’s lifelong friends. Long Time Courting will be coming to the Barn at Windpointe in Freeport for a special family-friendly acoustic house concert on April 13th at 4 pm. For more information and to make reservations please go to: or call me, Lyra Engel, at 207-869-5554. (04/01)

Saturday, April 5th---Bret Duback Kundalini Yoga instruction 9:30-4:30 full/half day yoga.
Saturday, April 5th---Tom Lena music/kirtan 7-9 pm Wind And Sky Yoga of greater Freeport.

FMI: (04/01)


laceypots spring seconds sale
thursday , april 10th- 5-8
open hours friday 10-2 saturday 10-2

70 merrill st., portland, me
questions 207-450-5767,
free gift with cash purchases (04/01)


New: Waldorf Grades Teacher Training
New: 3 years part time/New: Entry every year option, First summer session June 29 to July 18, 2014

Sunrise Waldorf School, Duncan, on Vancouver Island, BC. Click here for flyer.
The Wonder of Boys with Louise de Forest and others
July 14 to 18, 2014, Sunrise Waldorf School, Duncan, on Vancouver Island, BC. Click here for flyer.
Information and application forms are available: (03/25)

Attached is the AWSNA Inform newsletter for April for those who are interested in Waldorf education in North America. Please note that Merriconeag's ski team is featured in this edition. Click here for pdf.

INFORM is now up on the News page of the AWSNA website.
Here is the direct link to the April INFORM:

Click here for the new Renewal Courses 2014 booklet. (03/18)

Learn about Lifeways Trainings by clicking here. (03/18)

Life as a Work of Art - Becoming Who We Are: An introduction to Biography Work
April 12th 1:00-3:00, Heartfelt School, 156 High Street, Portland
In this introductory workshop participants will explore the unique thread that runs through their own life story (biography). Specifically, how the rhythms and patterns of our life can be examined through art making and conversation, giving deeper meaning to our human condition. Exploring ones biography--past, present and expectations of the future--leads to a richer understanding of oneself. What intentions do we bring forward and what comes towards us as we grow? Can we see the challenges and resistances we face as learning opportunities? Awakening meaningful understandings of the self--in a co-created way--encourages a genuine engagement with life.

Facilitator: Paul Gebhardt is the parent of two Waldorf school students, a founding member of the Heartfelt School and faculty member at the Maine College of Art. Currently a student at the Center for Biography and Social Art, Paul has over 15 years of experience working with communities and individuals as an educator, creative practitioner and facilitator.
For more information please contact the Heartfelt School. There is limited space available. Pre-registration is required. This introductory course is offered free of charge.To register please contact us: (207) 838-1990 (03/18)


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