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February Conference

Opening the Space for Creativity:

Moving Waldorf into the Next 100 Years

Presented By: Rudolf Steiner College
Days: This Conference has been cancelled due to low enrollment.
Price: $295 includes all supplies and lunch on Saturday and Sunday

CANCELLED – February Conference:

Opening the Space for Creativity – Moving Waldorf into the Next 100 Years

Movement is a crucial element of an effective learning environment and healthy classroom culture; it benefits students of all ages and levels when integrated into main lessons, transitions, art and drawing and other classes.

At this working conference, you will collaborate with teachers who have created original movement processes, paradigms and programs.

Participants will go beyond learning new activities for their classroom to gaining the capacity to build their own process for creating and integrating movement activities to meet their students’ needs.

“There is a gesture to invite the unfolding of what is streaming toward us out of the future.”
Maureen Curran-Turtletaub

Join us to explore and create this gesture for yourself and your students.

Find your creativity in Fair Oaks this February!


Maureen Curran-Turtletaub
Founder and Director of Orcas Institute, Co-Founder of Meristem, Founder of Transformative Movement Education (TME), a program based in the natural world as a model for the students’ first classroom: fostering physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health through movement activities and exercises. Maureen has been involved in Therapeutic Education for over thirty years and has spent that time unearthing and understanding the sources of Rudolf Steiner’s indications of the embodiment for the human Soul and Spirit through Movement. Maureen will bring a transformative method for personal renewal, creativity, imagination, inspiration and intuition.


Timothy Tillman
 A somatic psychotherapist, Hakomi trainer, and meditation teacher with over 25 years of clinical experience, Timothy holds a B.S. in physical therapy and an M.A. in clinical and somatic psychology and is a longtime student of Buddhism and embodied spirituality. He provided somatic education curricula for Yale University’s Ruler 2.0, an evidence-based approach to help 2 million school children integrate emotional intelligence into practice ( Tim will bring a fresh heart-centered and embodied approach to the art of facilitating groups and guiding individuals toward self-inquiry and freedom. Tim will provide experiential work toward inner inspiration and intuition.

Erin Schirm
A graduate of Green Meadow Waldorf School in New York, Erin earned a BS in P.E. from Syracuse University. He is trained in Spacial Dynamics, and taught movement in Waldorf Schools. In 2012 he started coaching the Junior National Orienteering team. He is the Junior National Coach of the Junior Orienteering Team and the Director of Sport Development for Orienteering USA, and just completed his Level 2 USA Track & Field Youth Specialization certification.


Justin Ganz
Director of Transformative Movement Education at Meristem, Justin brings his passion for movement to help transform the lives of young adults. For the last twenty years he has shared his joy of teaching movement education in Bay Area Waldorf Schools. His enthusiasm for movement materialized in areas that include circus arts, rhythmic activities, outdoor/nature play, parkour, historical games and sports from around the globe. He is a graduate of the Spacial Dynamics Institute, co-taught with Dan Millman (author of Way of the Peaceful Warrior) and studied the world of rhythm for over forty years as a professional musician. Justin brings a strengths-based approach to improvise in movement based on what students of varied abilities need.

Tristan Rumery
A local Sacramento artist, Tristan is the Digital Arts and Media teacher at Meristem and Founding Artistic Director of Troyt Theatrical. His interest in art began at a young age and translated to many forms including drawing, sculpting, mural painting, scenic & graphic design, photography, music, dance and theatre. After years of performing across the state, he returned to his home town and began working with adults with special needs in an art setting. With eleven years of experience working with people with disabilities, he provides a space of creativity through a three-fold approach – willing, feeling and thinking. His deep interest in and study of movement has lead to teaching with a eye toward the whole person through movement, rhythm, and space. Tristan is trained in Maureen Curran’s Transformative Movement Education and now integrates outdoor movement approaches to both drawing and digital arts with students. He will bring case studies and suggestions for how to help students who struggle with artistic mediums by beginning with a movement approach.

Edmund Knighton
President of Rudolf Steiner College and Vice President of Academic Affairs for Meristem, Edmund is a Clinical Psychologist, and was an educator for 29 years in multiple Clinical Psychology graduate schools, Waldorf School and Training Institutes. He has served as consultant for curriculum development, conflict management, and collaborative leadership in many Waldorf schools. Edmund provided somatic education curricula for Yale University’s Ruler 2.0, an evidence-based mindfulness movement approach. He is certified in Hakomi Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy, conflict management, ropes course, yoga, Spacial Dynamics, and outdoor education. His dissertation was on the phenomenology of spatial perception. He has authored several books related to Movement Education in Waldorf Schools.


The conference community will come together throughout the weekend, and workshops will be created as a collaborative effort between participants and presenters.

Conference Schedule

Saturday, February 16: 8:30a – 6:45p (Registration Check-In 7:45-8:25a)
Sunday, February 17, 8:30a – 6:00p
Monday, February 18, 8:30a-1:00p 


Lunch on Saturday and Sunday is included in the conference fee for all attendees. Many of our ingredients are organic and locally sourced, some from our own biodynamic Raphael Garden. Please note – you will need to select your meal preference when registering:

  • Regular meals may include animal protein and dairy.
  • Gluten-free options will be based on our standard meals, but without gluten products. We are not a “certified” gluten-free kitchen. If you have several dietary restrictions or preferences, please make alternate plans for your meals.
  • Vegetarian meals have no animal-based proteins, but are not vegan and may include dairy and gluten products.


The hotels listed below have established a reduced rate with RSC. When you call, please be sure to let them know that you’re coming for an RSC event. All these hotels offer breakfast with the room.

Holiday Inn
11269 Point East Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA | 916 635 4040
Rudolf Steiner College’s preferred hotel choice!

Residence Inn by Marriot
2779 Prospect Park Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA | 916 851 1550
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or call sales

Fairfield Inn by Marriott
10745 Gold Center Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA | 916 858 8680

Best Western Plus
10713 White Rock Road
Rancho Cordova, CA | 916 631 7500

Hampton Inn
10755 Gold Center Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA | 916 638 4800



With questions, please contact or 916 963 2500.


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