Biodynamic Farm Internship
The energies of the soil, streams, sun, winds, and cosmic forces form an interactive ecology integral to the health of the land, just as the five elements-earth, water, fire, air & ether create a template for self development. Steiner, who pioneered the field of Biodynamics, advocated that the farmer should establish a personal relationship to everything in farming because the process of growing is directly connected with continuous inner development. Seeing the farm as a living individuality on its way to becoming a being, is understanding the self in connection to nature. Opening to the balance and harmony of the elements within supports us to be stewards of our lives and the larger body of the earth.
Establish a direct sensory perception of the five elements as they exist within your body and your relationship to the outside world. This internship draws upon the principles of biodynamics, mindful gardening, ziraat, depth psychology, movement therapy, shamanism, theatre, and play. The internship ends with an individual and group creative project.
Stewardship: Summer July 10- 30. 22 hours. In exchange for a modest tuition, you can choose to immerse yourself in community, which gives you a place to live, cook and be of service in the gardens, partake of the current open Self & Soul Center classes and access daily spiritual practice. Must make a commitment to stay for the full stewardship. Costs ranging from $375-250. Live-in stewardship + 15 hours of gardening and farm work/week = $250.
Commuters: Join the entire class for $375. or choose to add 25 hours of work/per 4 weeks and pay $250.
Currently in school? Ask your advisor about taking this an independent study course for credits.
Our Center is a sanctuary, a place to experience your ecological self – your physical and spiritual connection to the earth. This healing container serves as the home base for the creative interplay between work, meditation, movement, and farming for Rod Birney & Yahya Suzanna Nadler, a recharging space in between our embodied, interactive presentations we bring to the world.
Self & Soul Center
9820 Wagner Creek Rd.