CA Coast Parenting Seminars

September 2015 - May 2016
Marin Waldorf School in San Rafael, CA
Contact Marianne Alsop, for information and registration

The LifeWays California Coast Seminar for Parents is a wonderful seminar designed to give you the understanding and skills you need to transform your living and working with young children. It will help to deepen your parenting, understand more fully your child’s developmental stages and work with the essentials of rhythm and discipline in your home life.

Offering a choice of 3 blocks of 4 morning sessions each:

Blocks 1 and 2 meet concurrently with the full LifeWays Training and begin with singing from 8 to 9am and our morning class from 9 to 12:30pm; a facilitated discussion on the morning theme is over lunch (which is provided) ending at 1:30pm.

Block #3 is our Handwork Seminar, offered in the Spring of 2016 and meets independently of the full LifeWays Training from 8am to 12:30pm; lunch is included ending at 1:30pm. All materials are included and participants do not need any specific skills. In this block of classes you will learn how to make many of the wonderful items found in Waldorf homes and nursery/preschool programs. Parents and early childhood caregivers and are warmly invited to enroll!

Each block is 4 classes for $375.00 and you may enroll in one or more blocks. Enrollment is limited.

The blocks are:

1 Inner Development of the Parent, Fall 2015:

  • September 12: Rhythm, Repetition, Respect and Resiliency
  • September 26:  Adult Temperaments & Parenting by Temperament      
  • October 24:, The 12 Senses
  • December 12: Life Phases and Biography

Click here to register for Inner Development of the Parent only.

2 Child Development, Winter 2016:

  • November 21: Development of Movement
  • January 9, 2016: Development of Play
  • February 20: Development of Thinking,
  • April 30: Positive Discipline

Click here to register for Child Development only.

3 Handwork, Spring 2016:

  • April 16: Toy Making in felt and wool
  • April 26: Wet felting a wall tapestry for your child’s room
  • May 10: Completing the wall tapestry with needle felted designs
  • May 31: Woodworking

Click here to register for Handwork only.

Contact Marianne Alsop, Director, California Coast Training at or Christine Margetic, Parenting Seminar Coordinator at

All dates subject to change.

Register below for all three seminars.

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