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    • 19 Feb 2020
    • 23 Feb 2020
    • Threefold Educational Center, Chestnut Ridge, NY
    Registration is closed

    Rhythmical Einreibungen According to Wegman/Hauschka
    Rhythmical Einreibungen Foundation Course Part 3
    An Anthroposophic Nursing Course

    Rhythmical Einreibung (RE) is a nursing treatment that gently enlivens, warms and nurtures the whole human being through the conscious application of qualities of touch and therapeutic oils. 

    This RE Part 3 course is for nurses, therapists, care givers and parents.
    Completion of RE Parts 1 and 2 are required and a recommendation from a RE Teacher is prerequisite for entry into RE Part 3.

    The course will include:

    • The Whole Body Einreibungen
    • The Lemniscate Back and Asthma Back
    • Review of Theory and Practice of RE of the Sitting Back, Lying Back, Arm, Chest & Abdomen, Calf, Knee, Thigh & Foot
    • Review of RE Quality Criteria
    • Skin, Fascia & Lymph
    • Goethean Observation
    • Therapeutic Substances 
    • Case Presentation

    Janice Balaskas, RN, is an Anthroposophic Nurse Specialist, Rhythmical Einreibungen Specialist and Teacher and Rhythmical Massage Therapist.  She teaches RE in the USA, Europe and Asia.

    Judith Brockway-Aventuro, RN, BSN, is an Anthroposophic Nurse Specialist, Rhythmical Einreibungen Specialist and Teacher and Rhythmical Massage Therapist.  She teaches RE in the USA.

    To register by mail, click here to download printable registration form.


    Pregnancy and some medical conditions are contraindications for receiving Rhythmical Einreibung in a practice setting.  Before registering, please notify the course coordinators if you are pregnant or have a medical condition.

    To receive a full refund, less $50 administrative fee, written notice of cancellation must be received before January 19, 2020. Cancellations by written notice received between January 20 and February 15 will be granted a 50% refund, less $50 administrative fee. Cancellations after February 15, 2020 will not be eligible for a refund. Tuition may be transferred to another participant for a $50 fee.

    For information about the course contact Janice at janicerosebalaskas@gmail.com or 484-250-3529.

    Course Coordinator:  For information about meals and shuttle services contact Judith at judithbrockway@gmail.com or 502-693-3258.  
    For accommodations contact

    For information about NAANA & NAANA courses go to
    AnthroposophicNursing.org  or  email  anthronursing@gmail.com.
    • 2 May 2020
    • 9 May 2020
    • Chestnut Ridge, New York

    Register before March 21st to receive early-bird pricing! 

    A course, jointly provided by NAANA and the Physicians' Association for Anthroposophic Medicine (PAAM), designed to introduce the principles of nursing practice extended by Anthroposophy. It includes a range of Anthropsophic Nursing topics that address the Anthropsophic foundations of nursing assessment, diagnosis, interventions, healing impulses, and also focuses on personal and professional development.

    The foundation training is held in one-week intensives, annually for three years. During these years, students desiring certification as an Anthroposophic Nurse are required to continue with self-study assignments and work with an experienced Anthroposophic Nurse mentor.

    To be eligible for Certification as an Anthroposophic Nurse the following requirements must be met:

    • Current license as a registered nurse
    • Attendance at the Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing for three years.
    • Work with a mentor for two years.
    • Complete required papers, plant-study, nursing care reports and documentation of self-study.
    • Satisfactory assessment of practical skills and knowledge conducted during the third year of training.

    Registered nurses and others who seek knowledge and self development, but are not interested in certification are also welcome to attend the week long courses, but will not be eligible for certification without complete compliance with self-study and course requirements.

    The 2019 week-long intensive will take place May 2-9, in Chestnut Ridge, New York.

    Current NAANA members receive a registration discount (as reflected on the registration form). Current nursing students may be eligible for Student Nurse pricing. A limited number of work-study discounts of $200 are available, and there are limited scholarship funds as well. To apply for a student work-study position, please write to us at naanatraining@gmail.com, describing your student/professional status and your circumstances. Student nurses and work-study participants must either arrive onsite at 9:00am on Saturday, May 2nd, or must make arrangements to stay after the course concludes on Saturday, May 9th, to assist with classroom breakdown.

    Delicious and nourishing breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks are provided for participants by the Threefold Cafe and are included in the price of registration. Participants are responsible for their own housing and transportation. Further specific information and details regarding housing options and transportation are provided in the confirmation email you will receive upon completing your registration.

    Cancellation PolicyParticipants' cancellation requests must be received in writing (emailed and received, or postmarked) before March 15th, 2020 for a full refund, less a $100.00 administrative fee. Cancellation requests received in writing before April 18th will receive a 50% refund. Cancellation requests received on or after April 18th will not be eligible for any refund. Telephone cancellations cannot be honored. Email cancellations will be promptly acknowledged by return email; until then, you cannot assume they have been received.

    This course does not extend the professional practice of any participant in attendance beyond that which they already have certification or license.  The educational content of this course is consistent with anthroposophic theory and practice. The information provided in this course is intended to be used in a professional setting as part of a nursing care plan grounded in physical assessment, or under the guidance of a licensed professional.  Licensed professionals should familiarize themselves with their state practice guidelines. Non-licensed care givers should familiarize themselves with the policies and standards of the institution in which they work. Participants who administer self-care or care for family members out of these principles are strongly encouraged to consult with a professional health care practitioner in the case of illness.

    • 2 May 2020
    • 8:45 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • New York, NY

    A one-day workshop for Medical Doctors, Nurses, Physicians' Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and students of medicine and nursing, offering a brief history of this whole-person approach to medicine, an introduction to the threefold concept and terminology, and a current overview of Anthroposophic Medicine worldwide. There will also be an engaging practicum presenting nursing therapies and demonstrating therapeutic gesture and mood, followed by a case presentation and an exercise in nature observation.

    Join us for this accessible and transformative workshop, presented by the Physicians' Association for Anthroposophic Medicine and hosted by Anthroposophy NYC (138 W 15th St, New York, NY).


    • Anthroposophic Medicine: Professional Care for the Whole Human Being, Body, Soul and Spirit
    • The Art of Anthroposophic Nursing (experiential)
    • Case Presentation- Recurrent Fever
    • Nature Observation: Images of Health and Illness (experiential)

    Click here to see the schedule

    Click here to register

    Questions? Write to paam@anthroposophy.org

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