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Earth Parenting: Living Soulfully through the Cycle of the Seasons with Your Child
April 18, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm$40
Fall: October 18, 2014
Winter: February 7, 2015
Spring: April 18, 2015
Place: The Center for Education, Imagination and the Natural World
625 Fulton Street, Suite 8, Greensboro, NC 27401
1:30pm – 4:30pm
Cost: $40 per session
Limited to 12 participants
To register, click here
We are all born out of and into the rhythms of the universe. We begin our journey with the rhythm of our mother’s heartbeat resonating and permeating every multiplying and specifying cell of our body as we grow in the womb. Our first breath as an earthly being is the drawing in of our earthly environment, and the beginnings of a breathing rhythm that will carry us through all our days on the planet. We are born into the rhythm of the rising and setting sun, the seasons of the year and movement of the planets and stars.
These rhythms are not mechanistic schedules or unconscious routines but life giving rhythms, strength building rhythms, rhythms that bring a sense of security and promise. What are the soul satisfying rhythms we can offer to nurture a young child? Do our daily, weekly and seasonal home rhythms offer a sense of breathing in and breathing out? Is there a rhythm to our play and work, movement and rest, speaking and listening, sound and silence, eating and digesting? Or have we created a panting, breathless pace of activity, stimulation and engagement with little time to pause, reflect, digest, process and just be?
Please join us for this Earth Parenting series with Marie Nordgren, master early childhood teacher, as we explore ways of living soulfully through the cycle of the seasons with young children. Register at www.beholdnature.org/earthparenting.php.
Marie Nordgren is the founder, director and a teacher at The Children’s Garden Preschool, a nature and play based early childhood program in Durham, NC. She received her training in Waldorf early childhood education from Sunbridge College in Spring Valley, New York. Marie serves on the Educator Council of the Center and graduated from the Center’s Inner Life of the Child in Nature program in 2008.