Eurythmy Therapy

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Eurythmy Therapy

Right at, or before, the very beginning of Eurythmy a question was asked: "Could one affect the physical body in a healing, strengthening and regulating way through certain rhythmical movements of the etheric body, which after all is the centre of all that is rhythmical, as well as of health and illness? Because the question was asked and because Rudolf Steiner's answer was yes! a new art of movement could be inaugurated and developed under his guidance from the beginning of 1912. Although it started as a stage art (first introduced in August 1912 in Munich in Steiner's third mystery drama "The Guardian of the Threshold" ) it always contained indications what sounds, movements or exercises would be beneficial or healing for certain conditions - for sanguine child, for over-excited, restless, nervous or lethargic children or adults, for consolidation of etheric body etc.

In 1921 Rudolf Steiner gave a course of lectures where he transformed the newly developed art of movement into the curative Eurythmy. Instructions were put into practice in Waldorf school in Stuttgart and in the then existing clinics and nursing homes in Stuttgart and Arlesheim. Astonishing discoveries were made of the many possibilities opened by these new methods of healing. In the years 1923-4 the curative educational work was begun and curative Eurythmy assumed very special significance as a healing factor in the treatment of children in need of special care. Since then a great deal of experience has been gained in schools, curative institutions, nursing homes, private (and also NHS) practices of many doctors. Thus curative Eurythmy has become a new therapy. Since that time several hundred curative Eurythmists or Eurythmy Therapists have been trained and many of them are actively trying to satisfy an ever growing demand.

Vladimir Havrda is now in the final stage of Eurythmy Therapy Training in Stroud. After the last course in April this year he will be (fingers crossed) a fully qualified Eurythmy Therapist who can offer his services to individuals, medical practices and institutions, care homes, schools, alternative therapy centres, as well as various communities, charities, organisations and businesses.

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