AAMTA Groups will be coming together at the IONS Retreat Center in Petaluma, California from AUGUST 3-6, 2016 for our biannual conference.
To see the brochure, which includes presenting faculty and a full conference schedule, please click HERE.
The Association of Anthroposophic Medicine and Therapies in America (AAMTA) is the umbrella organization for the healing arts, working from the inspiration and perspective of Anthroposophy. It is composed of several working groups that include: Medicine, Therapeutic Eurythmy, Nursing, Naturopathy, Music Therapy, Singing Therapy, Art Therapy, and Rhythmical Massage.
The theme for this conference is Digestion and Nutrition, and encompasses everything that is taken in and transformed within the human being, the animals and plants, and the earth itself. The need for a deeper understanding of digestion and nutrition becomes more important as we encounter an increasingly changing environment. The scope of therapy and efficacy of treatment depend upon an ever-widening understanding of forces that are active in these processes. Is it sufficient to appreciate the complex movements and enzymatic reactions in the gut? Is nutrition only the transport of proteins, carbohydrates and fats for “buildup”? Could it be that ANYTHING that enters within: sensation, light, sound, ideas, must also be digested? And, if a sensation is digested, what becomes of the “product”? This conference hopes to address these questions and more through lectures, presentations, case studies, workshops and informal presentations during lunch and free periods. We will also discuss how to bridge biodynamic agriculture with anthroposophic medicine and present new research work.
For many AAMTA members, the foundation for anthroposophic therapeutic work is an active meditative life. The First Class of the School of Spiritual Science will meet daily during the conference for lessons and conversation. For those who are not members of the First Class, there will be facilitated discussion about contemplative methods and meditative exercises. The location at IONS Retreat Center in Petaluma was chosen for the beauty of its natural surroundings which include communal housing, medicinal gardens, a meditation labyrinth and numerous hiking trails. The onsite sleeping accommodations have been newly upgraded and the organic food is generally acknowledged as superb.
Please join us! All are welcome! You do not have to be an AAMTA member to participate
Conference fees are all-inclusive for 3 nights and 8 meals, with snacks also provided. Food is locally and organically sourced, with vegetarian options. Travel costs are not included, and are the responsibility of those registering.
Accommodations are available for both single- and double-occupancy rooms. Please take time to coordinate your own roommate arrangement before registering, since registration fees are dependent on single- or double-occupancy selection. If you are unable to coordinate your own roommate arrangement, and would like us to assign you a roommate, please be sure to indicate this when you register.
ROOMS ARE LIMITED, REGISTER EARLY! Regular registration extends to August 1.
Discount consideration for registrants with extenuating financial circumstances may be possible. Write to David Gershan at the email below. Be sure to inquire soon!
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