Heart Wise Parenting

Waldorf Education for Parents and Teachers

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Waldorf child in nature

Waldorf education for parents grows out of the impulse of, and gratitude for, the work of Rudolf Steiner. Keeping his work and insights at the forefront in a way that is thoughtful and heart warmed – it is my wish to foster the development of the Waldorf way of living with integrity, true to its essential qualities. As your heart-wise parenting coach, I will help you to adopt and integrate this model out of your own innate wisdom.

The Waldorf Way aims to guide child-minders through a process of quiet listening and heartfelt conversation in effort to identify the challenges which so often arise with guiding young children.The goal is to provide practical ideas on creating an environment in which children may grow towards a healthy future; bringing order to thoughts, strengthening soul, and enlivening the will-that parents may see their own work more clearly and feel encouraged in their striving.

About Me

I am a consultant to families, homeschooling groups, and teachers worldwide. I have been running programs and teaching young children for over 25 years. My background is in Waldorf early years education, as I am a trained Waldorf teacher, well versed in Steiner. I received certification from the West Coast Institute for Studies in Anthroposophy.

Carleen Mutch Waldorf educator

My Work

While sharing my experiences as a mother,Waldorf teacher, mentor, and striving anthroposophist, it is my life’s task to guide individuals, groups, and communities world-wide through a process of heartfelt listening. My coaching sessions align to such a path-one of nurturing and reassuring care-giving. I am devoted to working with parents to resolve for their children a sense of wholeness–the space and freedom we all need.

Waldorf Education and Anthroposophy

Waldorf education is based on the work of Rudolf Steiner and stresses the importance of educating the whole child—body, mind, and spirit. In the early grades, there is an emphasis on arts and crafts, music and movement, and plenty of outdoor activities.

Such an education respects the essential nature of childhood, enabling each child to develop their inherent capacities and self-confidence in a caring, child-sensitive and structured environment. This provides a secure, unhurried setting where a wide range of vital early skills can develop. In such an environment a foundation is laid for emotional and cognitive intelligence, a sense of values and responsibility, and creativity and initiative. Waldorf education encourages children’s innate enthusiasm and wonder, essential qualities for life-long learning.

 

the Waldorf Way

Waldorf Education has its roots set strongly in the Anthroposophic Movement. Anthroposophy embraces a spiritual view of the human being and the cosmos, but its emphasis is on knowing, not faith. It is a path in which the human heart and hand, and especially our capacity for thinking are essential. It leads, in Steiner’s words, “from the spirit in the human being to the spirit in the universe”, because only if we first come to experience the spirit in ourselves can we know the cosmic spirit. But Anthroposophy is more than self development. Through it we recognize our humanity. Humanity (anthropos) has the inherent wisdom (sophia) to transform both itself and the world.

Into my will
Let there pour strength
Into my feeling
Let there flow warmth,
Into my thinking,
Let there shine light,
That I may nurture these children
With enlightened purpose
Caring with hearts love
Into all things


COACHING

   Raising healthy children in our world today is a worthy responsibility. To this end, I wish to inspire parents, teachers, caregivers, and grandparents to create a warm and beautiful environment for the children in their care – one in which a heart wise community may nourish the tender young soul of the developing child. I offer accessible and practical solutions in working with your children within such a space.

These coaching sessions are rooted in a strong Waldorf early childhood offering – focusing on topics such as home school kindergarten planning & curriculum, child development, rhythm in the home, practical activities, and so much more! We will also look into some of the questions you may have such as: what is movement based learning; why is creative play so crucial in our world today; how do children learn through imitation and rhythm; why is nourishing the senses so vital; when are children ready for school? The sessions I bring to you are individualized and offered at a pace that allows you to find your own way to integrate the answers to such questions within everyday home and school life.

I am available to meet you and your needs with gentle and supportive guidance. With a genuine desire to make the changes needed, and a willingness to practice the Waldorf way, I guarantee you will experience wondrous transformations in your life!

Please select one or more of the following bundles, and we will begin this journey together!

HEART WISE COACHING BUNDLES

  • ROOTS
  • 90 minutes private coaching
  • Skype video, audio or by phone
  • -----
  • $95
  • SHOOTS
  • 6 hours private coaching
  • Four 90 minute sessions
  • Skype video, audio or by phone
  • $325
  • BLOSSOMS
  • 12 hours private coaching
  • Eight 90 minute sessions
  • Skype video, audio or by phone
  • $595
  • FRUITS
  • 39 hours private coaching
  • Twenty-six 90 minute sessions
  • Skype video, audio or by phone
  • $1560


COMMUNITY


Creating

Waldorf doll play

WALDORF DOLLS

Toys that are made by hand, using natural materials, are instilled with the soul of the maker. Play is the true work of our children, therefore whenever possible we should provide them with the best and highest quality play things. Surrounding our children with such handmade and natural toys means that their memories will hold to these treasures, rather than toys that are unimportant, inexpensive and disposable.

Handmade after the European tradition of doll-making, Waldorf dolls feature only the highest quality of workmanship. They are made from natural fibers and materials like wool, silk, and cotton. The wool stuffing absorbs the child’s warmth, producing a soothing effect. Their expressions are sweet but deliberately simple, encouraging the child’s imagination and fostering creative play.

 

 

HEALING HEART BABY DOLL CLASS

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