“Through a deepening of social life a new understanding of the human being must be found that will permeate human and social development for Evolution” Rudolf Steiner Fundació Sa Llavor offers a POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME : "EURYTHMY IN SOCIAL AND WORKING LIFE" In 3 modules throughout 2023-24: December 2023, April and July 2024, with Teresa Mazzei as Social Eurythmy guide. In cooperation with the Goetheanum, Section for the Performing Arts, Dornach, Switzerland. https://srmk.goetheanum.org/en/ Recognized by the Institute for Eurythmy in Working Life, Den Haag, The Netherlands. https://www.ewl-institute.com/the-institute Official Public Certification by The Ministry of Education of the Balearic Islands. FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIAL ORGANISMS A Postgraduate Programme that nurtures and develops the knowledge, sensibility and capacity necessary to work through Eurythmy in social and working context for individual and social organism development. "A COMMON AIM AND TWO PURPOSES THROUGH A SHARED PATH" EURYTMIST: Postgraduate Programme for qualified eurytmists to work through Eurythmy in social and working contexts and Eurythmy students in their last year of training. EVERYONE: Official Training Programme for enterpreneurs, managers, employees, teachers, artists, or any person who is interested in developing personal, social and organisational skills and learning about social organisms with a living approach. A COMMON AIM Developing knowledge and skills for sensing the social organisms we are involved in, in order to consciously act on it, each one with one’s own role and competences. By social organism we refer to all companies or associations, or other organised context such as teams, colleges, study groups, and so on, in which several people come together, within organisations of varied complexity, to achieve something that otherwise would not be possible to get off the ground. "INSPIRING A HEALTHY LIFE FOR THE SOCIAL ORGANISM" GOALS Everyone: Develop and practise our own social consciousness and skills. Experience in practice the relationship between individual and social impulses. Look at the organisation, we are involved for social or working reason, as a living organism: its elements, its phases, its living processes and so on. Deepen and enrich intellectual knowledge on individual/social/organisational changing and development theories throughout practical experience (becoming operating forces). Discover the bridges which connect individual with the social organism. Move from intellectual knowing to perceiving and to acting, consciously. Develop self-confidence and creative capacity. For eurythmists specifically: Experience eurythmic exercises suitable for social and working contexts. Deepen the application of fundamental elements of Eurythmy in the social and working fields Transform and create Eurythmy’s exercises for different contexts and different stages of the social organism. Explore the connection of working with Eurythmy with some theories and approaches for social/organisational development paths. Develop own process of conducting Eurythmy sessions in the social and working fields. IDEAL BEHIND THE PROGRAMME Social organisms live and develop in constant movement. They acquire the ability to learn and evolve thanks to the people that they interact with, and they are more than the sum of individual components. A social organism never stands still: either
"And you give a name to everything and the word is born as a creative source" On April 21st and 22nd, we continue our journey through the 7 Arts and arrive at the fifth meeting of “The path of human being through the Arts” with Severino Airoldi as a guest who will guide an Artistic Workshop for the Speech Art and Theater Community. Through the artistic word we explore fields as vital as: the voice · the breath · the listening · the spoken sound. Creativity, vitality and joy accompany us in speaking exercises and recitation of poems, where we look for the relationship between voice and the gesture. We discovered vowels and consonants as an inspirational source. The theatrical improvisation, the creation of scenes and characters leads us to lose our inhibitions, live in the present and trust one's own creativity through a relaxed and familiar atmosphere. "Any game in which the person has to transform and play a role, is beneficial for the soul, it takes it out of its accustomed routine and reinforces its freedom and adaptability" Georg Kuhlewind Severino Airoldi He was born in Switzerland. He studied Word Art and Theater in Stuttgart, Germany. Teacher, reciter and declaimer. He has taught German and theater at the Escuela Libre Micael in Madrid. He was part of the Trova de Cuentos and Euritmia Ensemble. He has worked in the art of the word and theater in sociotherapy. He was part of the "L'Arsenale" Theater School in Milan, Italy and has directed the "Christmas Cars" project at the Micael Free School. Since 2001, he has taught theater and speech training courses at different institutions in Spain. More information: email@example.com Registration aquí>
Music is an essential element for achieving a healthy development in the evolutionary process of growth and learning. The sound of music awakens balanced and harmonic thought, connects with sensitivity, encourages the will and facilitates the social quality of listening. Music and singing situate the performer on the fine line between the intangible and the sensitive, making them part of an authentic spiritual experience. “When human beings listen to music, they have a feeling of well-being because the tones harmonize with what they have experienced in the world of their spiritual home” Rudolf Steiner It is an essential art in our time to recover the connection with oneself, with others and with nature.
On February 3th and 4th we held the Painting Workshop for the Educational Community given by Víctor Mardaras at Fundació Sa Llavor. We open the meeting experimenting through Eurythmy the essential qualities of blue and yellow, of darkness and light. We live its polarities in our movement and gesture, from the deep and dark to the expansive and luminous and vice versa. With the opposite blue triangle and yellow triangle represented on the human figure, the two triangles meet at the center of the chest creating a green diamond, space of freedom. From this place of openness we move and create. Now we are attuned to start painting from pure color. We transit through watercolours the luminous yellow, the serene blue, the willful red. What color do I identify with? Which one lives strongly in me? From that color, we create a composition where we invite other colors to dialogue, seeking balance and harmony in giving and receiving. A new horizon opens when observing the paintings the next day, something that leads us to live the colors from another material. The pastel chalks offer us the possibility of painting softly, creating the spectrum of the 7 colors from the 3 primaries. They open up new paths of expression, new tones and unexpected individual and group discoveries. The colors captured on paper were also able to be experienced in space thanks to the eurythmic movement. The Greek myth of Iris, daughter of Thaumates and Electra, messenger of the gods and goddess of the 7 colors, representative of the invisible and of the union of Heaven and Earth , inspired us to live the movement of color in space, creating and experiencing the gesture of colors, violet, blue, green, yellow, orange, red, indigo. How is the movement of blue? How does it differ from the movement and gesture of yellow? How does red move? We express the qualities and the deepest essence of colors through individual and group movement. An exercise in drawing with charcoal in black and white gave us the experience of creating an object with volume and weight on paper, with lights and shadows. This experience is associated with the history of painting, when the artist manages to give objects and figures their own weight and depth. Finally, after listening to a brief narrative about the origin of the arts, we held a session in which each participant decided freely the materials, format and theme of His painting. Intuition, imagination and artistic inspiration sow the beginning of a new path that encompasses and collects the experience of color and painting.
“Music is an Educational Art par excellence, is inserted in the Soul and the form in the Virtue" Plato On the 3rd and 4th of March we invite you to continue "The path of the human being through the Arts" and immerse yourself in the Art of Music. Take part in the Music Workshop for the Educational Community as part of the Cycle of the 7 Arts presented by the Escuela Cultura of the Fundació Sa Llavor. Music awakens the deepest parts of the human being and activates vital forces and sensitivity. It strengthens the sense of community and solidarity. As an art that is sustained over time, it has a special relationship with the development and evolution of human life. Music lives in the past as an art linked to humanity, and in the future as an artistic healing force that links our cosmic origin with earthly experience, opening doors towards salutogenesis and healing in the human being. - Perceive how music is movement on all levels, in your body, in your soul, in your most spiritual principles. - Experience how music needs an instrument to materialise, either with our innermost instrument, the voice, or with others more external to us, such as the lyre. - Experience some of the planetary and zodiacal qualities in yourself, thanks to melodies and exercises specially created to cultivate self-perception. -Learn about the holistic conception of singing thanks to an in-depth study of the work carried out by the singer Valborg Werbeck-Svärdström. "Everyone has a voice to sing. Our goal is to discover it, remove the obstacles and free the voice" Valborg Werbeck More information: firstname.lastname@example.org Registration here> JOSÉ SALINAS Musician, Telecommunications Engineer. Trained in Music Therapy, Human Biography and Werbeck Singing. He dedicates himself fully to music, collaborating full-time with different initiatives such as salutogenic choirs, Werbeck singing work groups, conducting youth orchestras, as well as giving music, singing, lyre and violin classes to children and adults. More information: email@example.com Registration here>
"Nature must become an art and art a second Nature" Novalis Let us imagine a great snow-clad plain spread out before us and upon it here and there rivers and lakes hard frozen. The neighbouring sea is mostly frozen over close to shore; further out huge floes are drifting; occasional stunted trees and bushes lift heads heavy with snow and icicles. It is evening. The sun has already set, leaving behind the golden splendour of its afterglow. Before our eyes are two female figures and out of the afterglow is born — we might say is sent forth — a messenger from the higher worlds, who stands before the women and listens with close attention to what they are telling of their inmost feelings and experiences. One of the two standing there hugs her arms tightly to her body, cowers together, and exclaims: “I am freezing cold.” The eyes of the other woman wander over the snow-clad plain, out to the frozen waters and over the trees thick with hanging icicles, and from her lips burst forth the words “how glorious this whole landscape is.” She is utterly heedless of her own feelings, utterly oblivious to her physical suffering from the cold. We feel warmth streaming into her heart, for she has no attention to spare for her physical bodily discomfort, being inwardly overwhelmed by the wonderful beauty of this chill and frozen scene. Then the sun sinks further and further, the color fades out of the afterglow and the two friends fall into a deep slumber. One of them, the one who had been so acutely conscious of the cold in her bodily self, sinks into a sleep which might easily become fatal; the other sinks into a sleep in which we can recognise the influence of the emotion expressed in the words “How glorious,” which continues to warm her limbs and keep them full of life throughout her slumber. And she hears the youth who, born out of the glory of the afterglow, says to her these words, “Thou art Art”; and then she falls asleep. With her she took into her slumbers all the results of the impressions made upon her by the landscape which has been described; and a sort of dream mingled with her sleep. And yet it was not a dream, but in a certain way a reality, although of a unique kind akin to dreaming in its form. It was the manifestation of a reality which this woman's soul had barely been able to conceive before. For the experience that befell her was not a dream; it merely resembled one. That which she experienced may be described as “astral imagination.” And if we are to describe her visions we cannot do it otherwise than by setting forth in words the picture by means of which “imaginative” perception speaks. For the soul of this woman became aware at that moment what the event signalised. By the words of the youth, “Thou
The forest is also a time to learn to share. From the beginning of the year, the students began to build cabins in the forest and, with the spring, they began to spontaneously make small gardens, sowing seeds that they brought from home: garlic, apple seeds, onions, ... Taking advantage of this desire to cultivate, during the Forest Project a shared orchard and garden space has been devised where everyone can grow from seeds taken from home to small plants. The idea is that they go from this more private concept to the communal and shared. Thus, during the last day, borage, Calendula Oficialis and pumpkin seeds were sown. The idea is not to have a garden from which to get edible vegetables but rather a place to learn to take care of the plants that will later serve as organic matter to enrich the earth, where they can work cooperatively and generate a habit among themselves to learn to manage a community use of space.
“The leaves danced green, twinkling. I felt that this was the true paradise on earth. Everything that had possessed me, all agonies, disappeared as dreams and illusions and something that could be called true nature was revealed to me.” Masanobu Fukuoka, promoter of natural agriculture. If we were asked about time we would say that it goes too fast, that we often feel the stress of seeing how it escapes us, as, at the end of the day, we have not managed to do everything we had planned. This has not always been like that. In ancient societies, basically agricultural, they conceived time as a constant repetition, as the circular return of what had already happened before. The past was returning and the future, to some extent, was known. Hence the importance of knowledge of grandmothers and grandparents to advise in decision making. They were societies that had a strong connection with nature. The succession of natural cycles, which are repeated incessantly, marked an unchanging rhythm. There was no possibility of speeding up time, or squeezing it, or saving it. Women and men, like nature, were at the service of atmospheric conditions, seasons and lunar cycles. There was a time of hard and constant work and a time of rest and social life. When working the land, planting a garden, growing a forest, we flee from linear, synchronized and also scarce time from everyday life to experiment with cycles, understand the patterns of repetition and immerse ourselves in another temporal conception. The forest invites us to dance to the rhythm of nature, which is a patient and hypnotic rhythm, like that of rotating dervishes. This allows us to relax and live more in the present. Learn, but also unlearn. Do, but also undo. Dilute and expand, understand that we are no longer a part, but a coherent and organic whole with the environment. And that we are not actually sowing seeds to grow plants but to grow ourselves.
Masanobu Fukukoa is a Japanese peasant, poet, intellectual, philosopher, revolutionary and, above all, wise. He has been close to nature for seventy years, asking who we are and who we should be in the future. He is the creator of natural agriculture and the "nendo dago", the clay balls we learned to make in the seed workshop during the Almond Tree Festival, with which he wants to turn deserts into forests. The idea that Masanobu follows is simple: there is nothing that exists in this world, therefore it follows the philosophy of NADA MU; doing nothing. According to him not even knowledge is useful. "If you use thought to separate red from black, you have learned to separate red from black, but nothing about red or black." So the only thing you have to do with yourself to "flourish" is simple: seeds and clay. And the same can be done with the earth. Actually, human beings, to obtain food and water, try to control the earth and in this control is when destruction occurs. The human being believes that he knows nature but all he has done is divide it. The problem is solved by looking at everything as a whole. When vegetation is destroyed, oxygen is reduced and oxygen is what allows us to sing and be happy. The best way to regain joy is to throw clay balls. When making a clay ball, according to Masanobu, what you put inside is not only a seed but your soul, and when you throw it, it is not only your hand but the hand of a God. So last Friday, in the forest, we not only dressed up as Gods. We were real Gods.
Volunteer groups have already enjoyed two Fridays working in the forest doing different tasks to renovate the space. At the Foundation we still need more hands that want to collaborate, not only with the forest, but also with the other volunteer groups. You can check all the information here>