EduCareDo Foundation Year in Anthroposophy

The Foundation Year in Anthroposophy provides a sequential, clear and practical approach to understanding and applying the principles of anthroposophy into many disciplines in life. Health practitioners, social workers, teachers, parents, farmers, gardeners, artists, tradepersons, administrators and scientists work with and refer back to the EduCareDo lessons for many years.


The course is set out in twenty-six lessons sent over twelve months, each lesson building on the last. All the work is presented so that it can be experienced and individualised for someone studying on their own or with a group. Tutors provide feedback to submissions from each lesson and are available for support. Workshops by EduCareDo and EduCareDo affiliates extend upon the lesson content.

The course explores the understanding, caring and development of the twelve senses in relationship to our contemporary life circumstances and their effects on our health. We explore the ‘threefoldness’ of the human being and of the surrounding world in its various manifestations.

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The three-fold relationship between in human beings and plants Lesson 6

The human being’s relation to the world and to the four kingdoms of nature leads us to the development and care of the four members of the human being. Many experiments and exercises relating to the four elements, ethers and temperaments together with artistic activities open new possibilities to look at the human being and the world. We arrive at new directions in medicine and therapies, biodynamic agriculture, curative eurythmy, arts and sciences through Rudolf Steiner’s insights.


The lessons on female and male spirituality lead us through ancient evolutionary processes to present day questions.


The ecological-social-economy lessons explore how some of the great gifts of Rudolf Steiner can be realized in practical life today.

Biodynamic Sensitive Crystalisation

An example of the Capillary Dynamic method of quality testing (Biodynamic Crystalisation),

Health and Nutrition lessons 23-25

Through the health and nutrition lessons, we endeavour to build images of the ‘healthy human being’ and ‘healthy nutrition’. Introduction to biodynamic farming and nutrition in comparison with our ‘ordinary’ produce and food processes with additives and their health effects, together with conventional and ‘Goetheanistic’ laboratory tests. We explore the meaning and processes of nutrition and the effects of many foods in relation to our well being. We also explore the functional dynamics of the human sheaths in health and illness and the workings of the immune system. Through Rudolf Steiner’s insight and research we look at the mysteries and origins of health and illness and the basic aspects of healing and medicine.


Right through the lessons we work with the six basic exercises finishing with the curative eurythmy exercise ‘I think speech’, given by Rudolf Steiner.

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Students are free to communicate with the tutor throughout their study to support a greater understanding of the course content. Communication with the tutor is confidential, and questions and comments are welcome.


Students can work at their own pace to complete the course and submit the lessons for feedback and a certificate of completion.