ANNETTE BATCHELOR

Annette has been in private practice as a naturopath since 1993 and in 2008 completed the Anthroposophic Prescribers course in Australia. From this time she has been prescribing   Anthroposophic remedies and continues to extend her work in this field. She works with all ages, but has a special interest in child development and the influence of biography on health and wellbeing.
 
As and adult educator, Annette works alongside teachers, parents and caregivers to deepen a communal understanding of health and child development. 
 
In addition to her private practice, Annette facilitates an EduCareDo study group in Yarra Junction VIC and provides support on Developing the Self Developing the World Social Understanding, Gender and Sexuality workshops.
 

ANTHEA FRASER

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DARREN HOLMES

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FIONA MACKENZIE*

Fiona is a complementary health practitioner working out of anthroposophy. She is a registered homeopath and completed the Prescriber‘s Training in Anthroposophic Medicine in 2005. In her clinical practice Fiona works with adults, young people, children, family groups and teachers from a number of schools in their role of supporting the children in their care.

Fiona is committed to the Y Project in her capacity as a health practitioner, helping to support young people to engage in the world in a way that is fulfilling and inspiring. She contributes to Developing the Self Developing the World parent courses and Gender and Sexuality Professional Development courses. She also offers adult education in the area of child development.

GEMMA MACKENZIE

Gemma works as a provisional psychologist in a community service organisation in Adelaide, providing counselling and case management to young people and their families when there has been sexual assault or family relationship breakdown. She also works as an anthroposophic art therapist in private practice. She uses exercises in light, colour and darkness to support the development of objectivity and to strengthen ones capacity to meet daily life. Gemma facilitates artistic exercises on courses held by Inner Work Path, Developing the Self Developing the World and the Y Project.

GERALDINE DEVAS

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JAMES DEEFHOLTS

James is a primary school teacher, specialising in Steiner (aka Waldorf) Education and is a parent and teacher educator in child development. He holds a Bachelor of Education and completed his Steiner teacher training at Parsifal College in Sydney. James has been teaching since 2005 and has completed two rounds as a class teacher (from Grade 1 – 6) at Chrysalis Steiner School. He has recently taken up a class teacher position at Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School in Byron Bay.
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James has been involved in the management team of Chrysalis Steiner School, serving as the Chair of the College Of Teachers between 2012 – 2016. He was also a long-standing member of the Board of Directors for Chrysalis Steiner School.

James has worked on the Australian Steiner Curriculum Framework for PDHPE (Personal Development, Health and Physical Education) and delivered professional development sessions for teachers in the areas of Behaviour Support, Learning Challenges, Child Development, and the Inner Life of the Teacher.

James works in collaboration with Lisa Romero to provide professional development to teachers in the area of working with social understanding, gender, and sexuality for young people.

KATHERINA KISS*

Katherina has been an adult educator and health practitioner since 1992; qualified in naturopathy, massage and counselling. After working in clinical practice in Sydney for 5 years, she moved to the Northern Rivers region of NSW where she completed a Bachelors degree in Communications before moving to Japan for 5 years. She has worked out of anthroposophy since 2004 after undertaking the EduCareDo training and Anthroposophic Prescriber’s training. She is currently building on her clinical massage experience through study in rhythmical etheric massage.
 
Her work for the last 10 years has been divided between administration for Inner Work Path, founding Developing the  Self Developing the World and her work in a language school where she provides counselling, mentoring and academic assistance to 17 – 28 year old international students preparing for university entrance examinations and vocational training.
 
Katherina is a director of EduCareDo and Developing the Self Developing the World and contributes to community education courses in which her primary focus is on supporting parents, teachers and caregivers in the community. 

 LISA ROMERO*

Lisa Romero is an author of inner development books, a complementary health practitioner and an adult educator who has been offering healthcare and education enriched with anthroposophy since 1993. From 2006 the primary focus of her work has been on teaching inner development and anthroposophical meditation. Through the Inner Work Path Lisa offers lectures, courses and retreats for personal and professional development, in communities and schools worldwide. Steiner Books has published; ‘The Inner Work Path’ focusing on meditation practice, ‘Developing the Self’ written after years of working with Waldorf teachers to support their inner work and pedagogical understanding of child development, ‘Living Inner Development’ offering an understanding of the inner experiences and results of various inner development exercises,  ‘Sex Education and The Spirit’ to help awaken an understanding of our communal responsibility for the healthy development of gender and sexuality within society, and in 2018 a fifth book will be published titled ‘Spirit Led Community; healing the impact of technology’.

For several years Lisa was the lecturer of Health & Nutrition and Male/Female studies at Sydney Rudolf Steiner College, where she continues to give lectures to the tutors on inner development. Since 1999 she has been presenting on the subject of gender, sexuality and spiritual life. She has been working with Waldorf schools as a part of their health and wellbeing curriculum, working directly with the students, teachers and parents on this theme. Lisa has contributed to and is an adviser on the Health and Personal Development for the Australian Steiner Curriculum Framework. She has developed training courses, and facilitates professional development on this subject for teachers and health professionals.

Lisa designed and facilitated EduCareDo ‘Towards Health and Healing’ which has offered 8 year-long courses focused on working with therapists from all modalities, as well as Waldorf teachers, toward cultivating the depth of anthroposophical insight through practical applications of therapeutic and pedagogical methods. EduCareDo continues to deliver a distance education course of self-awakening study in the foundations of anthroposophy.

Lisa is a contributor, tutor and director of Inner Work Path, EduCareDo, Developing the Self Developing the World and the Y Project. EduCareDo is an organisation delivering a distance education course of self-awakening study in the foundations of anthroposophy. Inner Work Path offers courses, retreats and lectures on inner development exercises and meditation.

Lisa’s capacity to deliver esoteric wisdom with insight and understanding allows her to meet the diverse needs of a range of communities and professions. Essentially, her work springs from the inner work, meditation and exercises, together with a dedication to the path of unfolding consciousness.

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LOUISE SCHNITZHOFER*

Louise has been a complementary health practitioner since 1993 and took up studies in anthroposophical health and healing in 2004. She practices in Steiner / Waldorf communities in Adelaide and Darwin. In addition to prescribing, she contributes to child observation studies and parent /teacher education in the areas of child development and health, school readiness and home-healthcare. Louise also delivers the Social Understanding, Gender and Sexuality  Student Wellbeing Curriculum to Classes 5, 6 and 7.

Between 2003 and 2014 Louise helped to found Milkwood Steiner School in Darwin. She contributed in diverse roles including board secretary, school manager and playgroup educator as well as leading community education. She now works alongside the school prescribing anthropsophic remedies and delivering parent and staff education. Her primary focus continues to be the preventative healthcare role of the parent and teacher through self-development and home healthcare.

She is the EduCareDo board secretary, assists on Inner Work Path courses, is an administrator for Developing the Self Developing the World and manages the websites for all three organisations.

LYNETTE CLIFTON*

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MAGGIE ANDREWS

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MARILYN MYRES*

Marilyn is a practising eury thmist specialising in health and therapeutic work. She has been involved with Steiner education since 1981 through the Gabriel Health Centre in Melbourne, the Melbourne Rudolf Steiner School where her children were educated and involvement with the establishment of the Melbourne Therapy Centre. During this period she was a director in the not-for-profit organisation establishing Canticle Bakery / Café, which promoted biodynamic food and products, and offered work opportunities for young people. It was also over this time that Marilyn completed a six year Eurythmy training at Aurora Australis in Melbourne and went on to teach Eurythmy in Rudolf Steiner schools ( K to 8 ) throughout Melbourne and New South Wales.

Marilyn has performed Eurythmy in the Wings of Sound productions in Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney, and with colleagues continues to provide performances for Waldorf Schools.

In 2000 Marilyn completed a 3-year Diploma in Therapeutic Eurythmy at Peredur Centre in East Grinstead England and has continued her professional development through attending six IPMT (International Post Medical Training) courses as well as Tone Eurythmy Therapy Training in the UK and Australia. She provides one-on-one therapeutic eurythmy to children at Shearwater Steiner School, and to all ages in her private practice in her home based studio, as well as at Inner Work Path retreats. She also provides all eurythmy components that may be within Inner Work Path courses. The extension of the EduCareDo courses in the coming years will receive the wisdom from this continued evolving of the work.

Marilyn is a director of EduCareDo and the sister organisation Developing the Self Developing the World.

MEAGHAN WITRI

Meaghan has worked with parents and families in a variety of capacities for over fifteen years, including as an early childhood and parent-child educator at the New Amsterdam Waldorf School in New York City where she was also a Board Member and Administrative Coordinator. More recently, Meaghan works directly with parents in the home-setting offering practical support and understanding of child development in the light of anthroposophy. She is currently pursuing a postpartum doula certification.

As a singer, actor and teaching artist with a degree in theater, performance and english studies, Meaghan’s work explores how music and story support inner and outer striving in the human being. Meaghan has lead singing, performance and movement workshops in various contexts for children, teenagers and adults. Recently, Meaghan directed The Passing of Arthur from Alfred Lord Tennyson’s Idylls of the King and Holiday Memory by Dylan Thomas. In addition to professional work in plays and film, Meaghan tours internationally as a soprano soloist performing in Cathedrals and sacred spaces. She is the co-founder of both Living Roots, an acoustic folk music group, and Third Wheel Collective, a collaboration-based theater company.

MELANIE DEEFHOLTS*

Melanie is as an adult educator offering practical applications of child development to understand babies and children in daily life with the insight of anthroposophy. She works collegially with Waldorf school staff and as part of Developing the Self Developing the World, and in private consultation with individuals. Melanie’s studies in anthroposophy started with EduCareDo and the complementary workshop series Towards Health and Healing. This extended into the commitment to inner work path instructions within anthroposophy, which has been the source of ongoing development as she raises her four children in Waldorf Schools.

PAMELA SHERA

Pamela has worked within Anthroposophy and with Rhythmical Etheric Massage for over 20 years and currently practices from Suffolk Park NSW.

POLLYANNA KINGSLEY

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RICHARD TURNER

Richard has been engaged in anthroposophy since 1992 and has been a mentor for people as they deepen their understanding of anthroposophy. He completed the Parsifal Orientation Course and Teacher Training, holds a Diploma of Education, a Bachelor of Honours in European Studies and a Master of Arts in Counselling and Philosophy. He is currently an EduCareDo tutor and supports with content of various publications.

RONAN O’CONNOR

Ronan is presently Operations Manager for an Australia wide NGO; managing programs in child protection, adoption, restoration, aged care and disability. He has previously been the State Manager of a national NGO specialising in residential treatment of children and young people with substance use and mental health challenges, homelessness and youth mentoring. Ronan also spent a number of years working in Andragogy based on anthroposophy, including environmental and biodynamic projects. He has had a lifelong interest in community development and volunteers his time for the  Y Project.

SANDRA KIMBALL

Sandra is a counsellor for individuals, couples and families working from the inspiration of the path of inner development in anthroposophy.  She is a registered member of the Australian Counselling Association since 2004 with a degree and diploma in counselling. Her work focusses on helping people to improve relationships, understand the workings of their biography, acquire parenting skills and gain mastery over addictions.  She holds a Cert IV in Training and Assessment and has been a tutor at Byron Community College, offered seminars and courses at the Kyoto International Community Centre (Japan) and developed meditation and life skills training programs at the Buttery Rehabilitation Centre for Addiction Recovery.  She is the EduCareDo Course Coordinator.

SARAH HEARN

Sarah is a complementary health practitioner working out of anthroposophy. She sees both children and adult clients in upstate New York and in other communities in the northeast and offers workshops as part of the Care and Development of the Senses program. She also facilitates the local EduCareDo study group and supports the administration of Inner Work Path workshops and events in the US. Sarah has a background and interest in initiatives working for social health; she co-founded Think OutWord, a peer-led training in social threefolding for young people, which ran conferences and intensives for seven years, and has taught in high school, adult education, and community settings. With Gary Lamb, Sarah edited Steinerian Economics, a resource guide. She also manages community events at Great Song Farm, the biodynamic community farm where she lives and maintains her health practice.

SEAMUS MAYNARD

Séamus completed his degree in acting at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. While there, he studied speech, classical acting and Shakespeare. Prior to that he trained intensively in the Michael Chekhov Technique for several years. Before beginning his acting training at The Guildhall School he also attended the Artemis School of Speech and Drama in West Sussex England.

He has taught acting, speech and movement at California State University’s Summer Arts program, The New School in NYC, and at The Michael Chekhov School in Hudson, NY. He has taught speech with the Inner Path Work and at Saint John’s College in Istanbul, Turkey.

As a professional stage actor and musician he has worked with Improbable Theatre, The Belgian National Theater, Triple Shadow, Heads Theater Company and The Actors Ensemble. Séamus is a co-founding member of Third Wheel Collective – a collaboration based theater company. As a musician, Séamus studied classical guitar and composition with classical guitarist and composer Ed Flower. Séamus composes for and co-founded Quiet In The Head, a music group that composes original, instrumental music for violin and classical guitar. He also writes and performs with an acoustic, folk group called Living Roots.

TRACEY STEPHAN

Tracey is an holistic skin therapist working out of her private clinic for the dedicated practice of Dr Hauschka’s anthroposophically based skin and body treatments.

Tracey strives to work not only with the physical aspect of the skin, but with the human being as a whole. The reverent nurturing quality that lives within Tracey is held through the treatment to her client. Tracey feels that the space in which she treats each individual, from teenagers through to adults, allows them to experience beautifully cleansed, balanced and rejuvenated skin, along with a sense of deep relaxation and inner peace. 

Tracey is committed to the Y Project as part of her service to the community and future generations.

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