The Auriel Eurythmy modular part-time training is made up of 18 Modules of varying length that go over 5 years. In each of the first 4 years there are 4 courses per year. Two are 14 days in length and two are 7 days. The fifth and final year of the professional training is made up of two 4 week courses. Successful completion of the part-time training requires many hours of independent study, practice, written assignments and practicums. From the third year onwards the training modules are supplemented with 3 days of instruction per week.
The Auriel Eurythmy modular part-time training offers the possibility of completing a eurythmy training whilst continuing with existing commitments and schedules.
The location of the Canadian as well as the Mexican courses depend to some extent on participants. The Mexican courses are offered in the Mexico City area and the Playa del Carmen area at the moment. Dates and locations are announced on the website as far in advance as possible.
Seasonal Courses Auriel Eurythmy Seasonal Courses follow the first year eurythmy curriculum of established training institutes. Vowels and consonants are introduced, Dionysian forms are practiced, these, together with pedagogical forms, copper rod exercises and the basic elements of tone eurythmy make up the core of the curriculum. Other subjects taught in these modules include improvisational dance, consciousness study, art, speech formation, supervised practicum, singing and music theory.Seasonal Courses are our 1st and 2nd year and are made up of 8 separate modules. Fall and Spring Courses are 14 days each and the Summer and Winter Course are a 7 day intensive. Independent supervised study and daily practice as well as written and artistic assignments and reading between courses make up the rest of the course work. The next cycle of Seasonal Courses will begin in the Fall of 2020.
Zodiac and Planet Courses Are a set of 4 courses as well as 3 days per week of ongoing eurythmy classes, that form our 3rd year. Fall and Spring Courses are 14 days each and the Summer and Winter Course are a 7 day intensive. Independent supervised study, 3 days per week of instruction, daily practice as well as written and artistic assignments and reading between courses make up the rest of the course work. The ongoing part-time option is only offered in Mexico City at present. The theme for the year are the gestures for the Zodiac and the Planets. The next Auriel Zodiac and Planet Courses will be offered in the Fall 2021. 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. Other subject include Apollonian forms and principles, supervised practicum, Art, Study, Somatic exercises, Music, Poetry, Speech Formation.
Elements Courses Are Auriel's 4th year. Fall and Spring Courses are 14 days each and the Summer and Winter Course are a 7 day intensive. Independent supervised study, 4 days per week of instruction, daily practice as well as written and artistic assignments and reading between courses make up the rest of the course work. The theme of Elements Courses are 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 subjects that are explored during this year include movements for cultural epochs and movement for the colours. Also covered are Music, Astronomy, Art, Somatic Exercises, Study, Geometry.
Performing Courses are Auriel Eurythmy's fifth or graduation year courses. They are made up of 2 modules of four weeks each, as well as continued ongoing instruction for 4 days per week. In each four week course one week is for performances. We hope to give an opportunity to work with artistic materials longer than in other modules to allow the students to become more fully immersed in materials. Students will work on a tone and a speech eurythmy solo with forms by Rudolf Steiner and on group pieces from a variety of periods. It is our goal to present this last year's body of work at the Goetheanum in Switzerland. There will be no supplementary classes for this year. Intensive independent supervised study, 4 days per week of instruction, daily practice, as well as practicums and written assignments make up the rest of the course work. On completion of all 5 years of training our students will receive a Goetheanum recognized eurythmy diploma, based on individual merit. Everyone will receive an Auriel Eurythmy certificate of completion.