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Growing wings

We “grow our wings” when we align ourselves in an embodied way with the wisdom and power available to focused minds and open hearts. Each weekend will take a distinct approach to personal growth, giving participants an experience of how a spiritual perspective can be practised in daily life.

Over the five sessions, we will draw on a variety of perspectives, including those of Rudolf Steiner (especially The Philosophy of Freedom), the John Gospel, Buddhist/Psychotherapist Bruce Tift, Christian Progressives Cynthia Bourgeault and Mary Mrozowski, philosopher Douglas Harding, and others. The aim of each session, however, will be for each participant to deepen capacities that will enrich the experience of life.

The sessions will all have a different starting place and then develop that view in an experiential way. In addition to presentations to guide the weekend, there might be artistic activities, conversation, role-play, speech, imaginative and meditative exercises, all intended to help the participants access their own deeper resources.

Originally from Chicago, USA, Martin Schmandt worked as a class teacher in two Waldorf schools in the USA and UK for over 20 years. In the recent decade, he has also started mentoring Waldorf teachers in various countries. In addition to teaching, he is passionate and experienced about working with teachers and adults in art.

He joined IWS in 2022 as Education Coordinator, a role in which he supports and coordinates the development of pedagogical excellence throughout the entire school.

1st session:
Sep 15 (Fri) 7-8:30p & Sep 16, 2023 (Sat) 9a-4p
2nd session:
Nov 17 (Fri) 7-8:30p & Nov 18 (Sat) 9a-4p
3rd session:
Jan 19 (Fri) 7-8:30p & Jan 20, 2024 (Sat) 9a-4p
4th session:
Mar 22 (Fri) 7-8:30p & Mar 23 (Sat) 9a-4p
5th session:
May 31 (Fri) 7-8:30p & Jun 1 (Sat) 9a-4p

Island Waldorf School

1/F 455 Queen’s Road West,
Sai Wan,
Hong Kong
(Exit B2 of HKU station)

$1,500 per session

  • For IWS parents & IWTT students: 20% off, or 30% off if signing up for all 5 sessions
  • For those affiliated with a Waldorf initiative or school: 20% off
  • For the public: 20% off if signing up for all 5 sessions

Max: 30 participants

We will contact you through email or WhatsApp to collect fee payment.

** 2023-24 Martin's "Growing Wings"