Welcome to Auriel Eurythmy, the only eurythmy training program in Canada and since 2017 also in Mexico. Auriel is currently running 2 groups. One in Canada and one in Mexico, and has graduated the inaugural group that began in 2013. The Auriel modular part-time eurythmy training is made up of 18 modular courses, 4 in the first, second, third and fourth year and 2 longer modules in the fifth year. Successful completion of the training requires independent study, written assignments, as well as movement and practicum assignments and 3 days per week of classes from the third year until graduation. We are very happy to be able to offer these courses as stand alone courses or as part of the training process for anyone who is interested in eurythmy for their personal or professional development, and for those who wish to start preparing the way to becoming eurythmists.
New groups are formed every second year. The next first year module will be offered in November 2019.
Starting in the Fall 2018 Auriel launched a Foundation Year of anthroposophical studies with an emphasis on the arts, targeted for eurythmy students but open to anyone wishing an online course in anthroposophy with four weekends per year of art and community for each of the four major festivals of the year.
Vision Auriel Eurythmy is dedicated to the teaching, practice and performance of Eurythmy for individual, community and cultural renewal, as indicated by Rudolf Steiner. Auriel recognizes that eurythmy is an expression of the invisible aspects of audible and visible arts and has as its horizon the human being’s ability to perceive it and to transform the physical body into an instrument able to move in tune with life force and soul. Auriel brings heart, life and responsibility into the social realm amongst students and faculty. Mission Auriel Eurythmy meets the needs of the time by providing a program of studies that accommodates the physical everyday reality of people today. Auriel is mobile and willing to travel where there are groups of people wishing to begin their learning and the work of developing as students of eurythmy.
As a modular training Auriel has an interdisciplinary approach, using a variety of artistic subjects and consciousness studies that are closely knit together with the eurythmy curriculum, facilitating a transformational process in all aspects of the human being. Students are required to be self directed and committed to their independent work between modules, this creates strength and confidence in the learning community. Auriel faculty are members of this learning community, further strengthening the community building aspect of the work. Auriel creates it’s educational model out of an Anthroposophical world view and seeks to provide for the individual streams developed as Eurythmy practice in the artistic, pedagogical, curative and sacred fields. Auriel seeks to build its spiritual home through the individuals, independent of one particular geographic location, remaining adaptable to the needs of its participants Auriel strives to continue the original indications and source material for Eurythmy given by Rudolf Steiner and creates its developmental model out of an Anthroposophical Worldview while making this relevant in a contemporary context.
History and Development
Auriel Eurythmy began in 2013 in response to a committed and dedicated group that had been attending evening classes for many years. All of these people felt themselves tied to their work, their homes and families, yet yearned to intensify their relationship to eurythmy. Initially Auriel committed to a set of Seasonal Courses. bringing only 1st year materials, and taking 2 years of 6 intensive modules to go over the curriculum. After much deliberation Auriel continued into a 3rd year. Zodiac and Planet Courses is Auriel's 3rd year. The theme for the year are the gestures for the Zodiac and the Planets. Steiner's indication for the gestures for Planets and the Zodiac constellations are at the heart of eurythmy. The spiritual substance of these gestures nourishes the eurythmist and brings substance and form to movements. Also covered in the 3rd year are Apollonian forms and principles and a supervised practicum, for those who wish to become teachers. The Zodiac and Planet Courses are a set of 4 courses taken over one year of study in intensive modules. Elements Courses are Auriel’s 4th year. Offering 4 courses over one year it covers the gestures and choreography for the elements and for elemental beings. The movement for the elements can give the aspiring eurythmist the feeling for entering into the being of a movement, to become truly one with gesture and form. Other materials include movements for cultural epochs and movement for the colours. All of our advanced courses include Somatic Exercises, Art, Study, Music and we offer blocks of Anatomy, Projective Geometry and Speech Formation. These subjects combine with the Eurythmy materials to further the transformative process of the training. Auriel’s inaugural group of students will go on to a Performing Year, Auriel’s 5th year of the part-time eurythmy training. The 5th year is our graduation year. Completion requirements include intensive work on solo forms, submission of written work and the rehearsing of an artistic eurythmy program. Since November 2017 Auriel is working with a new group of Seasonal Courses students, intending to continue through to the fifth year. This time there is a group in Canada and in Mexico.