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Shea Saint John,

Certified Waldorf Teacher, Kindergarten- 8th Grade

Shea Saint John spent the last two years in the classroom at a pioneering Waldorf- inspired school. She taught a stand-alone first grade and a combined grade one and two class. Here, she saw the impact curative education has on each child. Shea sees this deepening of Waldorf Education as a results-based system. Prior to teaching, She spent two years training at The Alkion Center in the Hawthorne Valley, NY, and completed her certification with The Waldorf Institute of Southern California. Additionally, she has a Bachelor’s of Science, cum laude,  in Early Childhood Education (Birth to Grade Three). Born and raised on the Central Coast, Shea loves practicing small scale biodynamic farming, beekeeping, and spending time with her five children (ages 4-24), and one son- in- law, camping, and traveling. She also enjoys most practical arts.

Robyn M Brown, mentor

Robyn M Brown founded Mulberry Farm, a Center for Curative Education in 2002. She is a well respected author who offers trainings to Waldorf teachers who want to deepen their understanding of Rudolf Steiner’s Curative Education work. Her teaching experience spans 31 years.

Karina Cardin

Karina Cardin hails from Peru, and is a Waldorf inspired foreign language teacher with over ten years experience. She imbues each lesson with art, therapeutic movement, speech, music and song.  She is an accomplished musician and natural storyteller which is an Andean artform passed on from her grandmother Daniela through the generations. She is multi-lingual and talented in many areas. Her passion for traveling and exploring the world allowed her to immerse herself into her love of multiculturalism, romance languages, cooking from the heart, and world music. Her degree is in Language and Literature and her many certifications include Therapeutic Speech from Spain and Switzerland’s Goetheanum.