Social Understanding, Gender, and Sexuality in the Light of Waldorf Education

open to everyone

October 11-13, 2019 at Cedarwood Waldorf School
3030 SW 2nd Avenue, Portland OR

$195.00/$175.00 earlybird/$155.00 earlybird for sponsors & students (before 8-31-19) Some workstudy available

This workshop addresses gender differences and similarities that both limit or free us, and the contribution and struggles of the changing social structures around gender and sexuality affecting us all. It helps bring understanding of how to support the child/adolescent in these times, and addresses questions and challenges that adults experience. We explore the anthroposophic understanding of being more than male and female, how to express evolving pictures of gender and sexuality to students in primary and secondary school, and the common struggles experienced during childhood, adolescence and into adulthood. Supporting this aspect of health and wellbeing of each child’s relationship to gender and sexuality results in greater resilience and confidence in their growing relationship to the wider community. If there is sufficient interest, this workshop can set the stage for future weeklong retreats with Lisa In Portland.

SCHEDULE: The workshop will run from Friday night until 1PM on Sunday. Participants will be on their own for lunch, but mid-Morning and mid-afternoon snacks will be provided.

Public Lecture, Friday Oct 11,
is part of the conference but open to everyone.
7-9pm at Cedarwood School. $15.


LISA ROMERO is an author and adult educator delivering education enriched with anthroposophy for over 20 years. Her 6 books include ‘Developing the Self,’ written after years of working with Waldorf teachers to support their inner work and pedagogical understanding of child development, ‘Sex Education and the Spirit, written to support an understanding of our communal responsibility for the healthy development of gender and sexuality within society, ‘Spirit-led Community,’ which introduces healthy guidelines for lessening the negative influence of technology on the inner life. Lisa has been lecturer of Health & Nutrition and Male/Female studies at Sydney Rudolf Steiner College, where she continues to give lectures on inner development. Since 1999 she has presented on gender, sexuality and spiritual life. She works with Waldorf schools as part of their health and wellbeing curriculum, working directly with students, teachers and parents. Lisa has contributed to and is an adviser on the Health and Personal Development for the Australian Steiner Curriculum Framework. She has developed training courses, and facilitates professional development on this subject for teachers and health professionals. Learn more on Lisa’s work.


Early Bird 
must be received by 8/31/19
Members of sponsoring groups,*
students, and Waldorf educators
$ 155
All others $ 175
After August 31 all registrations $ 195

*Sponsoring Groups include the Portland Branch, Society for Physicians of Anthroposophic Naturopathy (SPAN), Portland Curative Collective Inc. (PCCI), the NUNM Anthroposophic Medicine Club, and Cedarwood Waldorf School.


Only written cancellation requests will be honored – by snail or email. They must follow up any telephone discussions and include attendee’s name and the amount tendered. Received prior to September 11, 2019, full refund less $50 admin fee. After September 11, not eligible for a refund, but you may send an alternate without additional charge.


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