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Community involvement is key to our collective success and thriving! At AWS, children and adults alike feel welcomed with a sense of interest in learning from and with one another.


For the most up-to-date listing of upcoming AWS community events, please visit our calendar.



Fostering Resilience in Body, Soul, and Spirit: October 16, 10:00 - 11:00am

Experience how therapeutic eurythmy and an anthroposophic medical approach help achieve balance, resilience and support the immune system.

Through this virtual talk/demo participants will be guided through some basic therapeutic eurythmy exercises that are helpful in strengthening the immune system. There will be a talk about the anthroposophic approach to medicine and therapy, and how therapeutic eurythmy can help restore balance in many situations.

Unavailable to join the workshop live? Register for this event and we will send you a recording that you can view at your own convenience.

About the presenters:

Dr. Cathy Sims-O’Neil received her anthroposophical medical training through the English Medical Seminar in Dornach in 1991 and practiced general anthroposophical medicine in the Cambridge, MA area for 12 years as a physician assistant. She then completed osteopathic medical school in Maine, a neurologic residency in Albany, NY, and a fellowship in autonomic nervous system disorders at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. In addition to co-founding Collaborative Medical Arts, she also works in school medicine at the Aurora Waldorf School near Buffalo, and in conventional neurology in Albany, NY.

Maria Ebersole completed her Eurythmy Academy training in the Hague, Netherlands in 1990, and graduated from the Therapeutic Eurythmy Training in North America in 2007. She has been active as a parent, teacher, and member of the Educational Support Team at Aurora Waldorf School for almost 20 years.

Registration coming soon! Email us to be notified when registration is available.



Awakening Connections, Creating Community Workshops

"Love is higher than opinion. If people love one another, the most varied opinions can be reconciled – thus, one of the most important tasks for humankind today and in the future is that we should learn to live together and understand one another." Rudolf Steiner, founder of Waldorf Education

October 29, 7:00-8:30pm (Open to the Public)

Offered at the Orchard Park Quaker Meeting House, this Awakening Connections workshop is open to the public. Deepen empathy and understanding. Awaken hope to empower us with creativity for building community.

Registration coming soon! Email us to be notified when registration is available.

October 30, 9am-1pm (for AWS community members)

Our community will continue to gain insights and inspiration from returning guest speaker, Kathleen Bowen, from the Center for Biography and Social Art. Authentic experiences develop the ability to listen, develop compassion, and an appreciation for difference and the need for diversity in all realms of life.

Registration coming soon! Email us to be notified when registration is available.