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Fall 2013 Community Classes

Classes for the whole family—
yoga, music, cooking and more!

Our community classes are open to everyone, not just families with children attending Pine HIll.  Teachers from the local community are coming to our campus this fall to share their expertise in many areas.  We would love to share these offerings with interested students in our local community. All classes take place at Pine Hill Waldorf School in Wilton.  To register for classes, click on links below to class-specific registrations, or contact Sarah at 654-6003, ext. 308 or sarah@pinehill.org.  Class dates and times are subject to change. 

Children’s Garden

Schedule: New Session starts the week of September 9 in the main building at Pine Hill

Tuesday 8:30-10:30 am

Thursdays from 9:30-11:30 am (time moved back)

The Children’s Garden is a parent/child class open to children from birth to five years of age. Each session is led by Sherry Jennings, a Pine Hill Waldorf teacher with decades of experience in working with young children and families . Together explore the world of the young child in a beautiful home-like setting, connect with other parents, and grow in confidence as you learn effective, compassionate parenting skills to last a lifetime. Click here to go to the Children's Garden page for details.

For children from birth to 3 years.

Fees $180 for 12 week spring session  Registration required-- contact Sarah Lind at sarah@pinehill.org or register with forms available through the link above.

Musical Child: new class this year-- Music and Play

Schedule : Musical Child Classes will take place in the main building at Pine Hill

Wednesdays (Music class only) 11:00-11:45 am, September 18 start date, ends the week before Thanksgiving

Fridays (Music and Play) 8:30-10:15, September 20 start date, ends the week before Thanksgiving

Last year’s class was so much fun that teacher Nancy Wight decided to extend one class this year for those of you who would like to stay awhile and connect with other parents after the music class. We will have the same 45-minute class, followed by a 45-minute play and conversation session. Some possible topics of conversation include parenting, Waldorf education, and early childhood music development, but we will develop a list of topics together as a group.

To register and read more about Musical Child classes, click here!

Fees Tuition for 10-week semester: 

Musical Child Music and Play: $150.00

Musical Child Music Class Only: $130.00

Tuition is due in full before the first class. Please let the teacher know if you need to make alternative payment arrangements. Infants 9 months or younger are free with a paying sibling. Minimum of 6 children needed for class to occur. Adults welcome at no extra charge.Registration required-- contact Nancy Wight with questions at wight@newview.org or use the registration form for Musical Child classes.

Cafe Conversation with Midwife Sarah Bay

Schedule: details coming soon, Group will meet at the Hilltop Cafe once a month, TBA

Contact Sarah Bay with questions at 801-9485 or sarahbay@ymail.com.

This activity is free of charge.  Please feel free to drop in!  

No registration required

Cooking Together Class

Schedule: details coming soon. Class will meet in the Children's Village

Come and join our "Cooking Together Class" with Lee Manneberg! Bring your young children, learn some new recipes,and  enjoy conversation with other parents over tea. This class is open to parents and their young children.

Bring your own ingredients and leave with dinner! Or you can just join us for a morning of fun and conversation.

Every class will have a Gluten Free+ vegan option.

Lee Manneberg is a trained Early Childhood Waldorf teacher with her BA in Special Education. She brings with her over ten years of educational experience working as a counselor, a mentor, an early childhood teacher and as a parent-child group leader. Her professional experience combined with her endeavors as a mother of four resulted in her passion to work and support families in their life journey and parenthood.  

Fees $10 a class + optional bring your own ingredients.  Please register by contacting Lee Manneberg at 557-7046 or leeamnon@hotmail.com.

Compassionate Parenting

Struggling with your toddler? Wondering how you will ever make it through the teen years? Imagining that there must be ways other than yelling, taking away privileges, or doing it yourself to get your child’s coat hung up? Do you just long for peace in your household? Would you like to talk with your partner about what is really alive for you and not only about the problems? Join Sherry for this 6 week course to gain skills and vocabulary to support you in bringing harmony, ease and joy into your lives.

Sherry Jennings has been involved with Pine Hill since before it opened its doors and has taught at Pine Hill for over 30 years in the Early Childhood Department. For the last six years, Sherry has been offering courses on Compassionate Communication/Compassionate Parenting to parents, staff and community members. As well as teaching courses Sherry offers Conversation Facilitation, Mediation, and Parenting Support.

Schedule: These classes take place once a week in series throughout the year.  Contact Sherry Jennings at sjennings@pinehill.org to inquire about current or future sessions.

Fees: $80. Registration required.

Kundalini Yoga

Please join us for Kundalini yoga classes, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, that focus on the 4th Chakra, the heart center. Come open your heart with breathwork, movement, meditation, and relaxation as we move into the season of lights!

Amy Kleine/Jagdeesh Kaur has been practicing yoga for 20 years and is a certified level 1 Kundalini Yoga teacher. She loves to share the joy of movement through yoga, dance, music, and the great outdoors.

Schedule: TBA, Class will meet in the main building

Fees     $12/class or $40 for the series of 4 classes. Drop-ins welcome. Registration required.