70 episodes

Waldorfy serves to explore and explain Waldorf Education and Anthroposophy. In most episodes, I discuss topics with a Waldorf teacher, or someone with knowledge about anthroposophy, to deliver accurate, simple, interesting, information and explanations. When possible we’ll bring to attention any research or studies surrounding the topics we are exploring. My main aim is to reach parents, perspective parents, and alumni to engage them with the meaning and purpose of Waldorf Education and it’s connection with anthroposophy.

Waldorfy Ashley Renwick

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 131 Ratings

Waldorfy serves to explore and explain Waldorf Education and Anthroposophy. In most episodes, I discuss topics with a Waldorf teacher, or someone with knowledge about anthroposophy, to deliver accurate, simple, interesting, information and explanations. When possible we’ll bring to attention any research or studies surrounding the topics we are exploring. My main aim is to reach parents, perspective parents, and alumni to engage them with the meaning and purpose of Waldorf Education and it’s connection with anthroposophy.

    Bringing Stories and Songs to Young Children

    Bringing Stories and Songs to Young Children

    For the first time on the show I'm hosting TWO GUESTS! Returning guests, Ashley J. May, and Meagan Wilson join me for a discussion centered on being critically conscious in bringing stories and songs to young children.

    Additional show notes and resources for this episode can be found at waldorfy.com/storiesandsongs

    Theme music for this episode was composed and performed by Book Kennison. 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    SEASON SEVEN TRAILER

    SEASON SEVEN TRAILER

    Ashley introduces the theme for the seventh season of the show!

    Show notes and resources for this episode can be found at:

    waldorfy.com/season7trailer

    Theme music for this episode was composed and performed by Book Kennison.

    Special thanks to our season podcast partner, Sparkle Stories!

    • 24 min
    What's Waldorf?

    What's Waldorf?

    I figured we'd better start this seventh season of the show by revisiting  one of the show's most commonly asked questions.  In this episode I'm speaking with returning guest Chinyelu Kunz of the We Nurture podcast. Her many years of experience with Waldorf give her an incredible perspective and ability to explain clearly  what the Waldorf approach is and what it aims to achieve.

    Additional show notes and resources for this episode can be found at waldorfy.com/whatswaldorf

    Theme music for this episode was composed and performed by Book Kennison.

    To check out the We Nurture podcast and all of Chinyelu's offerings please click here.

    Special thanks to Waldorfy season seven podcast partner, Sparkle Stories, for helping to bring this content to all of you!

    • 42 min
    Rhythm

    Rhythm

    This episode is all Ashley speaking all about daily rhythm! Why a daily rhythm? Plus how to work in a daily rhythm with young children is discussed.

    Additional show notes and resources for this episode can be found at:
    waldorfy.com/rhythm

    For a more in depth discussion on Rhythm with guest, Waldorfy listener favorite, Meagan Rose Wilson, visit:
    waldorfy.com/dailyrhythm

    Theme music for this episode was composed and performed by Book Kennsion.

    Special thanks to Waldorfy season seven podcast partner, Sparkle Stories, for helping to bring this content to all of you!

    • 40 min
    Warmth

    Warmth

    It's a simple thing that can add so much, in this episode I'm speaking about the benefits of inner and outer warmth., AND hosting one of my favorite guests, Meagan Rose Wilson!

    Additional show notes and resources for this episode can be found at waldorfy.com/warmth

    Special thanks to all of our generous Patreon supporters for helping me to bring this content to all of you.

    Learn more about becoming a Patreon supporter.

    Big thanks to Waldorfy season seven podcast partner Sparkle Stories!

    Theme music for this episode was composed and performed by Book Kennison.

    • 35 min
    Play

    Play

    Play. It's such a simple topic, but one I really felt had to be highlighted in this season due to how integral it is to the Waldorf approach. In this episode, returning guest and listener favorite, Tim Bennett is back, to speak with me all about play. Together we explore why play is such a big part of the Waldorf approach, how play supports a child's natural development, how we as parents carers can create plenty of space for play, and so much more!

    Show notes and resources for this episode can be found at:
    htttp://waldorfy.com/play

    Special thanks to Waldorfy Season Seven Partner Sparkle Stories!

    Additional thanks to our generous Patreon supporters. Thank you so much for helping me to bring this content to all of you!

    Theme music for this episode was composed and performed by Book Kennison. 

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

MegLyMcRam ,

Wonderful Source of Information for all things Waldorf

My oldest son recently won the lottery and was picked to attend a local public Waldorf charter we had hoped to get into for years. I had loved the school without even knowing anything about Waldorf, and when he was finally accepted this year, I googled “Waldorf education” quickly to make sure it would be the right fit for us and to learn a little bit about what we would be joining.

Well, as she discusses in the podcast, some of the first things that pop into the search bar with the words “Waldorf Education” can be unexpected, concerning, and off-putting, I went down a wormhole of negative information, which almost convinced me not to accept the spot. In the end, we took the spot, my son is THRIVING, and I listen to this podcast as often as I can to understand all the beautiful reasons why.

I am so grateful this podcast exists to provide balanced information on the magical aspects of Waldorf and to explore the negative aspects found in online searches. She doesn’t shy away and even addresses many of them (specifically Steiner’s racism and a lot of the “religious” accusations about Waldorf), which is so unbelievably appreciated, I don’t even know how to express in words how grateful I am for those discussions.

If your child is in a Waldorf school and like me, you didn’t know a lot about it going in, this is an invaluable resource and has helped me want to know more and more and more. I look forward to continuing to listen as he goes through his years at the school and my younger son joins him in a few years.

ejcn.jane ,

Great Resource

The information on this podcast is incredible. I am so happy I found it! I am glad they have a patreon to support all of this great work. THANK YOU!!

miz mez ,

Worth a Listen for New Comers to Waldorf

I’m 5 episodes in. Definitely enjoying this rabbit hope and particularly the resources mentioned by her guests for learning more about their particular niches of the Steiner/ Waldorf/ Anthroposophy world.

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