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Spring Course 2024

Inner Development of the Teacher through Contemplative Practice

February 5 - April 29, 2024

Mondays 6:00 - 8:00 PM CST - VIRTUAL

Weekend Sessions: March 2-3 - VIRTUAL, schedule TBD

Instructors - Mary Ruud, Monika Sutherland, and numerous guest presenters (TBA)

Course Description

To support our work as teachers, this course offers an overview of meditative life, weaving practical instruction together with the guidance and inspiration of the world’s great teachers, from Arthur Zajonc, Gertrude Reif Hughes, Orland Bishop, Parker Palmer, Rudolf Steiner, Rumi, and others. Course participants will be delving into different contemplative exercises supported by readings, study, and conversation. Artistic work in eurythmy and watercolor painting will be woven in throughout the course.

Registration Deadline - February 1, 2024

Cost: $1,800 

In order to register, you must already have applied and been accepted into the GLWI program. If you have not already done so, please go to our admissions page to learn how to apply.


Further questions regarding admission and registration can be sent to our Admissions Coordinator, Kira Chard, at

If you would like to learn more about Waldorf teaching, teacher education at Great Lakes Waldorf Institute, or our application process, we invite you to fill out our Inquiry Formsign up for a meeting with our Director of Teacher Education, Monika Sutherland; or email or call Kira Chard, our admissions coordinator, at or

(414) 299-3820.

Course Faculty

Guest Presenters


Non-Discrimination Statement: Great Lakes Waldorf Institute, Inc., encourages broad public support and participation in its management and activities, and shall not discriminate in any manner whatsoever against any person on the basis of race, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or mental or physical handicap or disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and any other programs. We are committed to reflecting the diversity of our society and creating space for historically excluded and underrepresented groups to participate in all aspects of the corporation's management and activities.

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