28 Days of Anthroposophy

28 Days of Anthroposophy

Creativity, autonomy, dialogical work and common purpose are fundamental factors for this special online course. The program has been designed to reach a broad audience interested in addressing anthroposophical content from anywhere in the world. Using digital means in the best possible ways, we are committed to creating transformative spaces of encounter, dialogue and insights.

About the Course

30 January - 26 February 2023

Convenience and flexibility are the basis of this learning experience. During the course “28 Days of Anthroposophy”, students can access virtual lectures, artistic practices and in-depth discussion groups led by the Goetheanum faculty. The program is divided into synchronous sessions (live), in which the participants meet at a specific day and time, and asynchronous video lectures (self-paced) where participants can watch and do the assignments in their own time. The joint sessions are in English, but the study of texts can take place in groups in German, English and Portuguese/Spanish, depending on the number of participants.


Deep Study Work, Art, Eurythmy, Colloquia, Tour

The synchronous sessions are scheduled considering the needs of participants living in different time zones so that everyone can attend simultaneously at a reasonable time. This is how the program aims to create a cross-cultural and international learning experience that includes a broad and diverse audience. The Deep Study Work sessions can take place in groups in German, English, and Portuguese/Spanish (depending on the number of participants). The other joint sessions are held in English. Virtual guided tours of the Goetheanum Campus and a weekly Colloquium with all the participants allow one to explore a different form of encountering and exchanging questions and insights.


The asynchronous video lectures consist of recorded video seminars in English by members of the Goetheanum Faculty and co-workers. Participants can watch these whenever they wish within the duration of the course.

Deep Study Work: Synchronous Seminars

Deep study work - Aphorisms on Anthroposophical Meditation and Living in Liminal Spaces and Threshold Moments

Modality: Synchronous Meetings
30 January - 26 February 2023: every Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 12.00 – 1.15pm CET

Text to be studied: The Threshold to the Spiritual World (GA 17)

Deutsch mit Matthias Rang

English with Bodo von Plato

Español / Português con/com Constanza Kaliks

Timezone CET / Switzerland

Note: Content and lecturers of Synchronous Seminars are subject to change. The availability of the language groups depend on the number of registered participants.

Inspiration: Asynchronous Video Lectures

Modality: Asynchronous Video Lectures in English
5 videos x 20 minutes every week

Video Lectures must be watched before the Saturday Colloquium when participants will have the opportunity to discuss topics and questions with the lecturers.

Week 1

Seeing and Recognising
with Constanza Kaliks

Week 2

Science and Life
with Matthias Rang

Week 3
Living in Different Worlds
with Robin Schmidt

Week 4

Life and Consciousness
with Bodo von Plato

Transformative Processes in Art

Exploring Form and Colour
Easy access and essential exercises in drawing and painting
With Esther Gerster

Synchronous Art Sessions*
30 January - 26 February 2023: every Tuesday at 12.00 – 1.15pm CET

Asynchronous Video Instructions and Exercises
4 x 20 minutes every week (to be watched whenever it fits into your day within the duration of the course)

Find your inner balance through Eurythmy

Easy access and essential exercises in Eurythmy
With Michele Polito

Synchronous Eurythmy Sessions*

30 January - 26 February 2023: every Thursday at 12.15 – 1.30 pm CET

Asynchronous Video Instructions and Exercises

4 x 20 minutes every week (to be watched whenever it fits into your day within the duration of the course)

*Content and lecturers of Synchronous Sessions are subject to change.

Saturday Colloquium & Sunday Specials

Modality: Synchronous Meetings
30 January - 26 February 2023: every Saturday and Sunday at 12.00 – 1.15pm CET

Saturday Colloquium
Joint sessions with all the participants hosted by the teacher from the "Inspiration: Asynchronous Video Lectures" of each week.

Sunday Specials

Joint sessions with all the participants. Open space for exchanging questions on the topics and experiences of the week. A special online Guided Tour around the Goetheanum Campus is reserved on the second Sunday. Participants will be able to see Rudolf Steiner’s architecture inside and outside.

Additional Features

Home Kit
Participants who complete the registration process before January will be sent a kit with material related to the programme. The content will also be available online for those enrolling shortly before the begining of the course.

Asynchronous Videos
A Selection of Lectures from the Section Leaders at the Goetheanum.
Available on the Online Platform of the Program.

Conversation Groups

Ask your Question
Send in your question about Anthroposophy and we will create a session to address the different questions.


Applications for January/February 2023 are closed.

General Information

Participation fee: CHF 600. – (Reduced tuition fees are possible for participants with limited resources. Please check the application form above.)

Technical Requirements
Desktop, Laptop or Tablet Computer with an up-to-date browser and video camera
Zoom Application (Zoom Client for Meetings, free download: https://zoom.us/download#clien...)
A test session will be offered to explore the functions

Timezone in February 12.00 CET / Switzerland
Timezone in September 09.00 CET / Switzerland



Esther Gerster

Born 1957 in Switzerland. Studied art at the Goetheanistische Studienstätte in Vienna, Austria, worked on the ceiling painting of the Great Hall in the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland. She was Executive Council and General Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in Switzerland. Today she teaches painting at the Goetheanum Anthroposophical Studies, gives painting courses, exhibits her art and gives guided tours and visits to the Goetheanum.

Constanza Kaliks

Born in 1967 in Chile, Constanza Kaliks grew up and lived mostly in Brazil. Constanza completed her studies of Mathematics in São Paulo, and went on to be mathematics teacher at the Escola Rudolf Steiner in São Paulo for 19 years. There she was also a teacher in the Waldorf Teacher training. Constanza has a Ph.D. in Education with a thesis on Nicolaus of Cuse. She is part of the board of the Goetheanum since 2015. Co-leader of the Pedagogical Section and the General Anthroposophical Section at the Goetheanum.

patricia.sethaler@goetheanum.ch ioana.viscrianu@goetheanum.ch

Michele Polito

MA in Eurythmy Therapy. Born 1975 in Germany. Trained as a social therapist. Eurythmy studies in England, then 14 years of stage work at the Eurythmeum Stuttgart, Germany and at the Goetheanum Stage Dornach, Switzerland. 2016 Eurythmy therapy studies. Eurythmy therapist at the anthroposophical Klinik Arlesheim. Eurythmy teacher at the HFHS Dornach and Klinik Arlesheim's medical training (Ärzteausbildung).

Bodo von Plato

Born in Germany in 1958. Studied modern history, philosophy and Waldorf education. Teacher at a Steiner school in Paris. 1991-2003: Hardenberg Institute in Heidelberg. From 2001 to 2018: member of the Executive Board of the General Anthroposophical Society and the Executive Board of the School of Spiritual Science. Since 2019: Stiftung Kulturimpuls in Berlin, research and projects on contemporary symptoms.

Matthias Rang

Born 1973 in Germany. Studied physics, 2007 research stay at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. Since then he has been working as a Research Fellow in the Natural Science Section at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland. 2015 Doctorate at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany, and since 2020 responsible for the leadership of the Natural Science Section together with Johannes Wirz.

Robin Schmidt

Robin Schmidt studied philosophy and cultural history, then educational science. He works as an adult educator and philosopher as well as a researcher at the School of Education FHNW in Basel with a focus on teaching and learning in the digital transformation.

Edda Nehmiz

Born in 1974 in Germany. Edda Nehmiz has carpenter training and studied Politics & Organisation and Education in Germany, Great Britain, and Switzerland. Since 2006 she works in the field of studies and further education at the Goetheanum. She is in charge of the basic organisational structure for the Goetheanum Studium department and is particularly concerned with the question of how form and content merge in terms of organisation and teaching content to provide a free-flowing learning environment.


Andrea De La Cruz

Born in 1989 in Madrid, Spain. Andrea has been working with youth and in adult education since 2011. She earned two Bachelor of Arts in Edinburgh and London (2009-2013) and has a certificate in Waldorf Education (2016-2018). Andrea was a student at the Goetheanum with Dr Virginia Sease during the 2015/16 academic year. She was a member of the Youth Section at the Goetheanum from 2017-2022. In 2022 she joined the Studies & Further Education department in the General Anthroposophical Section. She is currently studying for an MA in Innovation in Education.


Mayumi Matsumiya

Born in 1988 in Brazil. Mayumi Matsumiya holds a Masters's Degree in Visual Arts Curatorship. From 2017 to 2018 she attended the Anthroposophy Studies program at the Goetheanum, where she developed her research project in art and anthroposophy. She shared the results of her investigations at conferences at the Goetheanum and anthroposophy events in Brazil and Argentina. In 2020, she collaborated with the project (Re)Search from the Youth Section at the Goetheanum. Currently, she is part of the Goetheanum Studium team collaborating with social media, design, and other communication tasks.