Early Childhood Conference

Sun, Jul 22 2018 7:00 PM to Sat, Aug 04 2018 12:00 PM
Location: Portland, OR

Renewal and Enrichment for EC, Grades, and Remedial Teachers [more]

Watercolor Painting for Waldorf Teachers

Sun, Jul 29 2018 9:30 AM to Fri, Aug 03 2018 4:30 PM
Location: Santa Monica, CA

Painting lesson preparation for Grades 1 - 12, with Gail McManus [more]

Sun Studio Art Retreat

Fri, Aug 10 2018 9:00 AM to Tue, Aug 14 2018 4:00 PM
Location: Crestone, CO

Jennifer Thomson leads the painting retreat, Philip Incao, a evening presentation on health, Noah Baen, Ammi Kohn... [more]

Foundations Conference

Thu, Aug 16 2018 7:00 PM to Mon, Aug 20 2018 12:00 PM
Location: Portland, OR

Foundations Studies, Painting, Drawing, Singing, Speech and More! [more]

Landscape Painting Retreat

Thu, Aug 23 2018 9:00 AM to Sun, Aug 26 2018 4:00 PM
Location: Crestone, CO

Jennifer Thomson leads the retreat, evening presentations: Philip Incao 'Health in our Culture', Kathleen... [more]


The Western Regional Council’s (WRC) primary task is to connect people and to encourage the circulation of ideas and initiatives fostering a deepening of esoteric and community life.  When possible, the WRC visits groups and branches, meeting with local members (in person or more recently, also via Skype) to learn about their work and plans for the future and to support and encourage their endeavors.

In looking back over these past many years, we have noted that a pattern has emerged in our face to face meetings with branches and groups in the Western Region which helped to foster an atmosphere of appreciation and encouragement.

Everyone involved, both in the local group and the WRC, thoroughly prepared for the visit in advance by sharing questions and through local conversations regarding the needs and strengths of the group.  An effort toward inclusiveness was aimed for with letters being sent to all past and present members and friends of the group announcing the meeting.

The gathering with the local group usually had four key elements:

  1. A shared meal generating social warmth.

  2. A conversation in a circle in which group/branch members could speak of the ways in which the group had been most valuable to them in the past and the ideals they hold for the future.

  3. A presentation/talk on the incarnations of a great individuality or on a theme that provided spiritual enrichment.

  4. Follow-up calls and emails to share emerging questions, further cultivate new friendships and share news of the continuing work.

Through these meetings we are able share experiences of activities going on throughout the Western Region and news from the General Council. In turn, we carry awareness of the activities in the Western Region to the members of the General Council and to other groups and branches. We also are available to work with members who wish to form groups and with groups wishing to form a branch.

Use Groups & Branches above for local contacts and websites.

The current members of the Western Regional Council are:

Joan Treadaway, Chair
Prescott, AZ
joanaway (at) msncom  - 928-899-1689,
928-445-2363

Daniel Bittleston
Santa Cruz, CA
E-Mail  - 831-212-1947

Micky Leach
Santa Fe, NM
E-Mail  - 505-438-0156

Rebecca Soloway
Portland, OR
E-Mail  - 516-850-1026