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Henrike Holdrege: Workshops and Lectures

Here you will find a selection of the talks and workshops Henrike has given over the past few years.

Human and Animal Morphology and the Idea of Freedom. A one-day workshop co-taught with Craig Holdrege at The Nature Institute. September 2017

Seeing Nature Whole. A two-year program in Florianopolis, Brazil, with each year involving a two-week training session in Goethean science, co-taught with Craig Holdrege. Summers of 2016 and 2017

Conversing with Nature: Phenomenological Engagement with the Living World. Two, weeklong seminars for science and math educators in Australia, including one in Mullimbimby and one in Perth, with Craig Holdrege. April 2017

Mathematics Alive! — Pentagon, Pentagram and the Golden Mean. A weekend workshop for middle school teachers co-taught with Marisha Plotnik at The Nature Institute. March 2017

Developing a Qualitative Understanding of Nature: Animals, Humanity and Evolution. A weeklong course for farmers, apprentices, and educators, co-taught with Craig Holdrege and Bruno Follador at The Nature Institute. February 2017

Living in Our Senses. A workshop co-led with Craig Holdrege at The Nature Institute. September 2016

Tending the Roots of Sustainability: The Significance of Experience-Based Learning and Our Responsibility to Children and the Earth. Summer Intensive for educators co-taught with Craig Holdrege and with guest presentation by George Russell, at The Nature Institute. June 2016

Working with the Principle of Polarity in Projective Geometry. A course in eight sessions at The Nature Institute. March and April, 2016

Mathematics Alive! Supporting students at the threshold of adolescence — teaching geometry in middle school. Weekend workshop for teachers co-taught with Marisha Plotnik at The Nature Institute. March 2016

Plants and the Living Earth: Holistic Science in Service of Agriculture. Winter intensive for farmers, gardeners, educators, and apprentices co-taught with Craig Holdrege and Bruno Follador at The Nature Institute. February 2016

An Introduction to Projective Geometry. Geometry workshop over eight Tuesdays at The Nature Institute. Fall 2015

Coming Alive to Nature: Images, Color, Light and Darkness. A six-session course on Monday mornings at The Nature Institute, in collaboration with the Free Columbia Art Course. Fall 2015

Monday Nights with the Stars. A series of four evening sessions at The Nature Institute of studies and sky observations based on a holistic approach to astronomy. Fall 2015

Outer and Inner Warmth. A talk at The Nature Institute. September 2015

Outer and Inner Warmth — Phenomenological Studies. A one-day workshop with Nathaniel Williams at The Nature Institute. September 2015

Miracles of Light and Color. Weeklong summer course combining phenomenological studies and water color painting at The Nature Institute, with Jennifer Thomson. July 2015

Awakening to Nature’s Open Secrets — Pathways in Science and Art. A week-long workshop on living approaches to education at The Nature Institute, with Craig Holdrege and in collaboration with the Alkion Center. June 2015

An Introduction to Projective Geometry. Geometry workshop over eight Monday mornings at The Nature Institute. Spring 2015

Monday Nights with the Stars. A series of four evening sessions at The Nature Institute of studies and sky observations based on a holistic approach to astronomy. Spring 2015

Mathematics Alive! — The Platonic Solids. Weekend workshop for middle school teachers with Marisha Plotnik at The Nature Institute. April 2015

Developing a Qualitative Understanding of Nature: Animals, Humanity and Evolution. Weeklong course for farmers, gardeners and others seeking a renewed relation to the land at The Nature Institute, with Craig Holdrege. February 2015

The Tyranny of “Algebra I”: Reimagining Math Curricula for Grades 7 – 12. Weekend Teachers’ Colloquium at The Nature Institute, with Marisha Plotnik and Beth Weisburn. November 2014

Overcoming the Cartesian Split. Presentation at The Nature Institute with Craig Holdrege. September 2014

A Pathway to the Spiritual in Nature. Michaelmas Workshop with Craig Holdrege at The Nature Institute. September 2014

Reading in the Book of Nature: Enlivening Observation and Thinking Through Plant Study. Weeklong summer course at The Nature Institute, co-taught with Craig Holdrege and Patrick Stolfo. July 2014

Cultivating Living Thinking: A Way of Knowing as a Way of Healing. Weekend workshop, co-taught with Craig Holdrege. Sperryville, Virginia. April 2014

Astronomy. Evening course with Eurythmy in five sessions. The Nature Institute, co-taught with Jeanne Simon-MacDonald (eurythmist). Spring 2014

Introduction to Projective Geometry. Class in eight sessions, Bachelor’s Degree Program in social therapy at Camphill Copake. Winter 2014

Mathematics Alive! Module IV – Algebra in Middle School, Negative Numbers and Linear Equations. Weekend workshop for teachers, The Nature Institute, co-taught with Marisha Plotnik. March 2014

Experiencing the Deeper Nature of Nature. Winter course, The Nature Institute, co-taught with Craig Holdrege. February 2014

Monday Nights with the Stars. The Nature Institute, co-taught with Jeanne Simon- MacDonald (eurythmist). Fall2013

Phenomenological Optics. Class for students of Free Columbia Art School, The Nature Institute. Fall 2013

Soul and Spirit in the Animal World and in Humans. Two presentations for the Annual Natural Science Section Meeting, The Nature Institute. November 2013

The Nature of Color and Light. Weekend workshop, Creative Compound, Point Reyes Station, California. October 2013

Introduction to Projective Geometry. Workshop, Creative Compound, Point Reyes Station, California. October 2013

Inner and Outer Light. Talk with demonstrations, The Nature Institute. September 2013

Mathematics as a Preparation for Spiritual Scientific Research. Presentation, Living Questions Research Symposium, Chestnut Ridge, New York. September 2013

Earth, Water, Air and Fire. Summer course, The Nature Institute, co-taught with Laura Summer (painter and art teacher). July 2013

Evolution. Weeklong summer course, The Nature Institute, co-taught with Craig Holdrege and Nathaniel Williams (art teacher). June 2013

Why Goethean Science? Talk in celebration of the new building, The Nature Institute. May 2013

Seeing with Fresh Eyes. Afternoon workshop for employees of the Center for Discovery. Center for Discovery, Harris, New York, co-taught with Craig Holdrege. April, 2013

The World of Light and Color - Contemplative Goethean Practice. Talk and weekend workshop, 9th Annual Florida Anthroposophy/Waldorf Education Conference, Lithia, Florida. April 2013

Mathematics Alive! Module III - Algebra in Middle School and the Divine Proportion. Weekend workshop for teachers, The Nature Institute, co-taught with Marisha Plotnik. March 2013

Understanding Qualities in Nature: A Basis for Agriculture of the Future. Winter course, The Nature Institute, co-taught with Craig Holdrege. February 2013

Explorations of Perspective and Color Phenomena. Class for students of Free Columbia Art School, Bright Wing Studio, Hillsdale, New York. Fall 2012

A Pathway of Living Knowledge. Five day workshop, Threefold Educational Center, Chestnut Ridge, New York, co-taught with Craig Holdrege. September 2012

Exploratory Learning and Understanding: Light, Color and Darkness. All day workshop for faculty of Ridge and Valley Charter School, Blairstown, New Jersey, co-taught with Craig Holdrege. August 2012

Bringing Science to Life: Our Senses. Weeklong course for science teachers, The Nature Institute, co-taught with Craig Holdrege and Jon McAlice. July 2012

The World of Color and Light. Weeklong summer course, The Nature Institute, co-taught with Craig Holdrege and Nathaniel Williams (art teacher). June 2012

Mathematics Alive! Module II - Geometry in Middle School. Weekend workshop for teachers, The Nature Institute, co-taught with Marisha Plotnik. March 2012

Cultivating Perception and Flexible Thinking Through Plant Study and Astronomy. Winter Course in collaboration with the Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association, The Nature Institute, co-taught with Craig Holdrege. February 2012

Guided Night Sky Observations. The Nature Institute. Fall 2011

Goethean Explorations of Light, Darkness and Color. Course for students of Free Columbia Art Course, The Nature Institute. Fall 2011

Goethean Science and Social Process. Talk and slide show, Hawthorne Valley School, Ghent, New York, co-presenter Craig Holdrege. September 2011

Towards a Thinking which is Alive as its Subject Matter. Five day workshop, Towerland Wilderness, Southern Cape, South Africa, co-taught with Craig Holdrege. August 2011

Living Ideas & Experience-based Learning - Water. Weeklong course for science teachers, The Nature Institute, co-taught with Craig Holdrege and John McAlice. July 2011

Experiential Math and Science in the Middle School – Geometry, Optics and Astronomy. Weeklong course for teachers and home schooling parents, Sunbridge Institute, Chestnut Ridge, New York. July 2011

Polarities in Nature and the Nature of Polarity. Public Summer Course, The Nature Institute, co-taught with Craig Holdrege and Nathaniel Williams. June 2011

Goethean Explorations of Light and Color. Course over four Saturday mornings, The Nature Institute. March/April 2011 Monday Nights with the Stars. The Nature Institute. March/April 2011 Mathematics Alive! Module I - Geometry Workshop for Middle School Teachers and for Parents. Weekend workshop, The Nature Institute, co-taught with Rebecca Soloway. March 2011 Understanding Qualities in Nature: A Basis for the Agriculture of the Future. Winter course, The Nature Institute, co-taught with Craig Holdrege. February 2011

Linear Perspective. Three-part workshop, The Nature Institute, November/December 2010

Monday Nights with the Stars. The Nature Institute. Fall 2010

Transformation in Nature and in Human Knowing: Developing Living Thinking. Public weekend course, São Paulo, Brazil, co-taught with Craig Holdrege. October 2010

Holistic Knowing – A Practical Introduction. Four day course for college students, Institute for Biosciences, University of São Paulo, Brazil, co-taught with Craig Holdrege. October 2010

The Colors of the Rainbow and Magenta. Talk at The Nature Institute in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Goethe’s color theory. October 2010

Transparent Media and Images and The Colors of the Rainbow and Magenta. Lecture and workshop, summer painting academy, Hudson River Fellowship, Hunter, New York. July 2010

Living Thinking through Plant Study and Projective Geometry. Weeklong course, Rudolf Steiner Institute, Easton, Massachussets, co-taught with Craig Holdrege. July 2010

Bringing Science to Life: Experiential Learning in Science - Air. Week-long professional development program for science teachers, The Nature Institute, co-taught with Craig Holdrege and Jon McAlice. July 2010

Transformation in Nature and in Human Knowing. Weeklong summer course, The Nature Institute, co-taught with Craig Holdrege and Nathaniel Williams. June 2010

Monday Nights with the Stars. The Nature Institute. Spring 2010

Plant, Earth and Cosmos: Cultivating Perception and Flexible Thinking. Weeklong course for farm apprentices, farmers, gardeners and others seeking a working connection to the land, The Nature Institute, co-taught with Craig Holdrege. February 2010 Monday Nights with the Stars. The Nature Institute, Fall 2009

Goethean Explorations of Light and Color. Series of four Saturday morning workshops, The Nature Institute. Fall 2009

Bringing Science to Life: Experiential Learning in Science - Heat. Weeklong professional develoment program for science teachers, co-taught with Craig Holdrege and Jon McAlice, The Nature Institute. July 2009

Experiencing Wholeness in Nature. Weeklong summer course, The Nature Institute, co-taught with Craig Holdrege and Nathaniel Williams. June 2009

Light and Color - A Workshop for Artists. All day workshop, The Nature Institute. May 2009

Monday Nights with the Stars. The Nature Institute. Spring 2009

Schooling of Thought and Imagination through Projective Geometry. Three Saturday mornings, The Nature Institute. Spring 2009

Inside and Outside - Phenomenological Studies. Saturday morning workshop, The Nature Institute. March 2009

Optics: The World as Image. Workshop, Great Lakes Regional Conference of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America, Rochester Hills, Michigan. February 2009

Winter Course for Farmers and Gardeners: Cultivating Perception and Imagination. The Nature Institute, co-taught with Craig Holdrege. February 2009

Listening and Seeing - Phenomenological Studies. Saturday morning workshop, The Nature Institute. January 2009

Earth and Water - Phenomenological studies. Saturday morning workshop, The Nature Institute. November 2008

Light - Brightness, Darkness, and Colors. Phenomenological studies. Saturday morning workshop, The Nature Institute. October 2008

Bringing Science to Life - Light. Weeklong course for science teachers, The Nature Institute, co-taught with Craig Holdrege and Jon McAlice. July 2008

The Plant as a Teacher of Living Thinking. Weeklong summer course, The Nature Institute, co-taught with Craig Holdrege. June 2008

In Dialogue with Nature. All day course, one Saturday a month, The Nature Institute, co-taught with Craig Holdrege. September 2007 to June 2008

Center and Periphery. Workshop in 6 sessions, The Nature Institute. April/May 2007

Practicing Goethean Science - Advanced Course. Weeklong summer course, The Nature Institute, co-taught with Craig Holdrege. June 2006

Goethean Science Studies. Scientific Practice Modeled After Life. Full time immersion course, The Nature Institute, co-taught with Craig Holdrege and guest teachers. April 2 to June 16, 2006

Projective Geometry V - Extending our Boundaries and Experience of Thought. Course in ten sessions, The Nature Institute. Fall 2005

Coming Alive to Nature: Reading the Gestures of Life. Weeklong summer course, The Nature Institute, co-taught with Craig Holdrege. July 2005

Advanced Course: Practicing a Goethean Approach to Science. Weeklong summer course, The Nature Institute, co-taught with Craig Holdrege. June 2005

Projective Geometry IV –Extending our Boundaries and Experience of Thought. Course in ten sessions, The Nature Institute. Spring 2005

Projective Geometry. Weekend course for teachers of the Garden City Waldorfschool. January 2015

Projective Geometry III - Extending our Boundaries and Experience of Thought. Course in ten sessions, The Nature Institute. Fall 2004

The World of Light and Color. Weeklong summer course, The Nature Institute, co-taught with Jim Kotz and Mark Gardner. July 2004

Reading the Gestures of Life. Weeklong summer course, The Nature Institute, co-taught with Craig Holdrege. July 2004

Practicing Goethean Science: Advanced Course. Weeklong summer course, The Nature Institute, co-taught with Craig Holdrege. June 2004

Projective Geometry II - Extending our Boundaries and Experience of Thought. Course in ten sessions, The Nature Institute. Spring 2004

Projective Geometry. Weekend Course, Teacher Training, Eugene, Oregon. Winter 2014

Projective Geometry. One week course, Seminary of the Christian Community, Chicago. February 2014

Projective Geometry I - Extending our Boundaries and Experience of Thought. Course in ten sessions, The Nature Institute. Fall 2003

Practicing Goethean Science. Weekly evening course, The Nature Institute. Fall 2003

Practicing Goethean Science. Weeklong, intermediate, summer course, co-taught with Craig Holdrege and Martina Muller, The Nature Institute. Summer 2003

Practicing Goethean Science. Weeklong, introductionary, summer course, co-taught with Craig Holdrege and Martina Muller, The Nature Institute. Summer 2003

Introduction to Projective Geometry. Pacific Rim Waldorf Teachers’ Conference, Maui, Hawai. February 2003

Practicing Goethean Science – Coming Alive to Nature. First weeklong summer course at The Nature Institute, co-taught with Craig Holdrege and Martina Muller. July 2002

Last revision: November 2017

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