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Full Conference is $65
Friday evening lecture with Helle Heckmann: “Rhythms of the Home” (7pm-9pm) & Saturday (8am-5pm) – includes lectures, workshop, snacks and lunch
Friday evening lecture ONLY (7pm-9pm) is $20 – pay by cash/check at the door; no online sales
Select only one workshop per attendee. Each workshop is limited to 20 attendees.
- Cynthia Aldinger, The Lion Sleeps Tonight: How can we sleep when Twitter is still tweeting, Facebook is still facing, and emailing is still mailing? Let’s take a glimpse into the world of spiritual social networking that takes place while we are sleeping. Cynthia is the National Director of LifeWays North America.
- Tiffany Baer, MD, Healthy Sleep, Healthy Body: A doctor’s guidance and group discussion on the physical aspects of sleep. Tiffany is an Anthroposophical doctor and Kaiser internist.
- Caitlin Connolly, Sleeping Baby, Happy Parents: Caitlin will guide participants in creating a healthy daily rhythm for the family to ensure maximum sleep for the baby. She is a certified postpartum doula.
- Simone Demarzi, Sleeping at Home and Sleeping at Day Care: How do our sleep habits affect the children in our care? We will share and discuss the different sleep needs, transitions, patterns, rhythms and routines at home and in care and come up with ideas to support our youngest children. Simone is a specialist in home infant care.
- Lauren Hickman, I’m So Tired: An exploration and discussion of sleep deprivation, meltdowns and challenging behavior both in children and adults. Lauren is a Waldorf adult early childhood educator.
- Erin Kemp, Using Our Hands to Aid Our Sleep: Create a small handmade craft to help ease you or your child into sleep. Erin is the handwork teacher at the San Francisco Waldorf School.
- Elliot Marshall Cohen and Diana Mei, To Sleep, Perhaps to Dream?: A presentation of current scientific sleep research in relation to the Anthroposophical view of what happens while we sleep. Elliot is a UC Santa Cruz research associate and in house sleep researcher for Pzizz. Diana Mei is Director of the San Francisco Waldorf School’s Parent-Child Program.
- Anna Rainville, Rock-a-Bye-Baby: An active workshop exploring joyful songs and circle dances, providing wellbeing for all who work with children. Anna is a Waldorf adult educator and an expert in historical circle games.
- Ingun Schneider, Sleep and Learning: A discussion of the effects of sleep quality on children’s school lives. How can we aid healthy sensory and movement development during the day as an important part of this process? Ingun gives workshops and talks about supporting ease-of-learning for today’s children.
- Rosario Villasana, Cuidar el Reloj Biológico: Las primeras horas de la mañana y de la noche afectan a los niños de manera diferente. Cada parte del día tiene su característica particular—como se duermen los ninos?
Es decisivo que nuestro reloj biológico, este sistema de ritmos entretejidos, reciba el cuidado adecuado. No hay nada más beneficioso para el niño que establecer rutinas saludables para ir a dormir, lo que le hará sentirse seguro y protegido en su vida diaria, porque su reloj interior se lo dice! Con esta regularidad también se crea una interacción sana de los órganos internos para toda la vida futura.
Rosario Villasana, M.A., directs the LifeWays en Español training, she is Department Chair/Faculty in the Child Development & Family Studies Department at City College of San Francisco and the happy mother of two Waldorf graduates!
Friday, October 13th
7:00pm-9:00pm: “The Rhythms of the Day,” Opening Lecture – Helle Heckmann
Saturday, October 14th
9:00am: “The Importance of Sleep,” Lecture – Helle Heckmann
10:30am: Morning Snack
12:45pm: Lunch Break (lunch is included)
2:00pm: Plenum with Workshop Leaders
3:00pm: Light Snack
3:15pm: Large Group Conversation with Helle Heckmann
5:00pm: Close of Conference
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking and Accommodations:
Here are BART to Bus to SFWS directions.
Parking in the SFWS neighborhood is available for free, but not plentiful. Be prepared and allow for time to park 3 to 6 blocks away. Please be careful that you do not park in driveways.
For places to stay, check out hotels and motels on Lombard Street in the Marina District, close to Divisadero, the bus will take you to Washington St. Many hotels have free parking.
Also check Airbnb for single rooms in private homes.
Bus: Lombard/Filmore to SFWS route.