Study Groups & Classes

Eurythmy for Parents, Faculty, and Friends

Open Eurythmy Evening – We are pleased to announce that Christina Beck, a Eurythmist of rare accomplishment who joined our faculty last year, will be offering a short performance, workshop, and conversation Tuesday, November 11th 7-8:30 pm in the Brown Wing.  This is an event not to miss!  A musical walk through the Eurythmy curriculum.  We will do exercises from the curriculum for the musical interval of the 5th for Nursery-Grade 2, major & minor moods for 4th & 5th Grades, and the the interval of the 6th for 7th & 8th Grades – with more as time permits.  It will be fun and engaging!  No experience necessary.  Beth Shirey will accompany us on the lyre and piano.  Michael Judge will give a short talk on Eurythmy from an "evolutionary" perspective.  Christina Beck will demonstrate and perform workshop-style.  Free of charge for EWS parents.  Public invited: fee $20.  Registration is required by Nov 6th at

Eurythmy Classes – Ms Beck will also be offering classes this fall at the Eurythmy Studio at the far end of the grade school building. Two tracks of classes will be held on Thursdays: November 6, 13, 20, December 4 and 11.  One track will meet 5:45-6:45 pm; the other will meet 7:30-8:45 pm.  Additionally, classes will be offered on Wednesdays 5:45-6:45 pm: November 12 & 19, December 3 & 10.

The fee for the five sessions on Thursdays is sliding scale, $60-$100, and the four-class Wednesday session is sliding scale, $48-$80.  Classes are free to EWS faculty and staff.  Open to general public.  Please contact Christina Beck for additional details and register by email at  You can also call Christina with questions at 919.643.2066.

The registration deadline is November 6th, and space is limited.

Click here to learn more about Christina Beck.


Simplicity Parenting

Register for one or both retreats...

RSVP Required: New Link for Retreats Active

"A Taste of Simplicity Parenting":  Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the Emerson Waldorf School.  Based on the teachings of Kim John Payne, author of Simplicity Parenting, the Simplicity Parenting course intensives emphasize simplifying our homes and our lives in order to strengthen the connections we feel to family, friends, and ourselves. This "Taste" is free of charge and most suitable for parents of children ages 0-9 years. Babies-in-arms welcome to attend.
Retreat Part 1: Saturday, November 1, 11am-3:30pm  Parents will explore the topics of Checking for Soul Fever, Simplifying the Home Environment, and Creating Life Rhythms. All Materials Provided in PDF and audio formats. $100.00 per family. No prior attendance required. 
Retreat Part 2: Saturday, December 6, 2014 11am-3:30 pm Parents will explore the topics of Scheduling in Moderation, Filtering the Adult World, and Discipline Through Parent-Child Connection.  All Materials Provided in PDF and audio formats. $100.00 per family.  No prior attendance required. 
Register for one or both retreats and receive
  • A $25.00 Coupon towards a 90 minute home visit ($75) with the course facilitator to discuss their personal parenting concerns around simplicity and discipline.
  • An invitation to attend the free monthly Simplicity Parenting & Soul of Discipline Group Study January-May 2015 at the Emerson Waldorf School. (Only eligible if you've attended both intensives or the SP Parent Course.)


Waldorf 101 Series

We are blessed to have Ingeborg Boesch, our school's Pedagogical Chair, leading this journey through the Waldorf curriculum.  Each session will be shaped by the wants & concerns of the participants. Come and explore the why, what, and how of Waldorf education. Class schedule is flexible. Please email Ingeborg Boesch ( if you are interested in participating.