Essentials of Anthroposophy [Chestnut Ridge, NY, Fri July 19 7pm - Sunday July 21 1pm]

Encountering Rudolf Steiner’s Philosophy, Path of Inner Development, and Picture of World Evolution, with Anna Silber and Thomas O'Keefe, at Sunbridge Institute

Open to all

This new workshop, led by two dedicated students of anthroposophy, offers a unique opportunity to discover and explore the basic elements of anthroposophy and to reflect upon what Rudolf Steiner’s ideas have to offer our lives today.

Through presentation, conversation, and experiential learning, participants will delve into Steiner’s picture of the human being and the evolution of consciousness as illumination for a path of inner development. There will be ample open space for questions while exploring Steiner’s ideas in a spirit of seeking understanding.

Your workshop will include:

- Large and small group discussions
- Eurythmy as a social and artistic experience
- Suggestions for further reading

Lead Instructors

Anna Silber was Sunbridge Institute’s director of education from 2012-2018 and now serves on the Sunbridge Board. Previously, she was a class teacher at Green Meadow Waldorf School, where she worked on the teacher development committee and with the school administrator on curriculum-related projects. A student of anthroposophy for many years, Anna lectures about Waldorf Education throughout the country and is the originator of Sunbridge’s “Waldorf Weekend” workshops. Prior to her work in Waldorf Education, she had a career in commercial real estate finance at JP Morgan Investment Management. Anna earned a bachelor’s degree in geography from UC Berkeley and a master’s in elementary education from Sunbridge College.

Thomas O’Keefe discovered anthroposophy while studying philosophy at Kenyon College, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2007. He founded the newsletter Deepening Anthroposophy in 2012 and has worked as an editor for SteinerBooks, as well as with the Ita Wegman Institute for Basic Research into Anthroposophy in Arlesheim, Switzerland. Tom is currently working as editorial director of SteinerBooks’ Chadwick Library Edition, a project that aims to publish new or revised translations of a number of Rudolf Steiner’s written works in hardcover editions.

Your workshop also includes eurythmy with Virginia Hermann of Eurythmy Spring Valley.


Friday, July 19:  Check-in registration takes place 6:30-7pm. First class runs 7-9pm.
Saturday, July 20: Classes begin at 9am and run through 5:30, with time for lunch and short mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks.
Sunday, July 21: Classes begin at 9am and end at 1pm, with a mid-morning break.

$360 includes all materials and non-refundable $30 registration fee

For discounts, contacts and registrations visit this page at Sunbridge Institute.