The Kidneys: Tension Regulators in Dynamic Relationships

On-Line Continuing Education Conference for Rhythmical Massage Therapists

May 7 – 9, 2021
Jointly Hosted By:
The Rhythmical Massage Therapy Association of North America
The North American Anthroposophic Nurses Association

The Kidney

Being healthy is balancing a multiplicity of complementary and opposing dynamics. No organ shows this more eminently than the kidney!
Home of the Astral Body in the metabolism, the kidneys are the doorway through which the Astral Body shines living light through the body.

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This supports the sleeping and wakefulness of the sensory nervous system; the rhythmical movements of the lungs, urinary bladder, and the heart; the anabolic and catabolic activity of the liver and gall bladder; and the organs of reproduction, as well as other systems of the body. Psychological health and illness also relate directly to organ systems, manifesting in the soul the supersensible aspects of organ health and pathology. What are the presenting signs and symptoms, in the body and in the psyche, that show when it is the kidneys calling out for support?

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Snow White – illustrator unknown

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Cinderella – illustrated by Sarah Noble Ives (1864-1944) in 1912

To open this workshop, Alan Thewless will tell a Fairy Tale depicting Kidney qualities and introduce us to the being and influences of Venus. Margaret Kerndt will then lead an exploration of the planetary gestures in relation to the patterns Venus forms both in the sky and in us.

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Source: A Little Book Of Coincidences by John Martineau

About the Conference

In this multi-disciplinary conference we will consider together the caring and healing principles and practices of Anthroposophic Medicine, Anthroposophic Nursing, and Rhythmical Massage Therapy that support a healthy balance of the Kidneys and the Astral Body.

Conference Hightlights

Fairy tale depicting Kidney qualities and introducing us to the being
and influences of Venus

Eurythmy Exercises reflecting sounds and forms that remind the
Kidneys of their inherent function

Dr. James Dyson will lead us along the convoluted pathways
of the Kidneys and the Astral Body

The Kidneys: Tension Regulators In Dynamic Relationships

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Our Conference Presenters

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Dr. James Dyson
MA, MRCS, LRCP

James Dyson, MD, was co-founder of Park Attwood, a registered residential and out-patient medical facility in North Stourbridge, England. He worked at the clinic as an anthroposophic physician from 1979 to 2003. James’ areas of special interest are developmental psychology and adult mental health. Between 2003 and 2008, he studied Applied Psychosynthesis Psychology at the Institute of Psychosynthesis, London, culminating in a Masters Degree from Middlesex University.

James is a co-founder and faculty member of both the Association For Anthroposophic Psychology (AAP) in the USA and the Professional and Personal Development Training in Mental Health at Emerson College in the UK. He is also a faculty member of the International Training in Anthroposophical Medicine (English Language). James is a consulting physician for Waldorf Schools and centers for Curative Education and Social Therapy. He is a prolific lecturer of Rudolf Steiner’s body of work in the healing fields.

Alan Thewless
Waldorf Class Teacher, Author

Alan Thewless was a Waldorf Class Teacher in Wales and England for 15 years. In 2002 he moved to the USA and worked as a Curative Educator at Camphill Communities for the following 14 years. He is a student of Astrosophy for over 30 years and regularly writes, gives courses, presentations, and consultations on this subject internationally. He is the author of the Holy Nights Journal, a journal that offers a pathway of contemplation through the Holy Nights, focusing on the star charts formed at each midnight.

Alan developed his deep interest in the healing properties of music through training in Music at the Dorian School of Music Therapy, and subsequently crafting musical instruments for children and adults that are available through Tir-anna Musical Instruments. For over 20 years Alan has been involved in the work of the Eckersley Shakespeare Trust. This Trust is devoted to research into the numerical and geometrical structure of Shakespeare’s Plays since this background came to light through the work of the late Sylvia Eckersley in the latter part of the 20th century.

Margaret Kerndt, RMT will lead an exploration of the planetary gestures in relation to the patterns Venus forms both in the sky and in us. We will also do Eurythmy Exercises that reflect sounds and forms that remind the Kidneys of their inherent function.

Margaret Kerndt practices Rhythmical Massage Therapy, Therapeutic Eurythmy, and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) in private practice in Portland, Oregon. She has a background in Shiatsu, Swedish massage, Spacial Dynamics, Bothmer Gymnastics, Amnion® Aquatics.

The Kidneys: Tension Regulators In Dynamic Relationships

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NOTE: CEU’s may be available. If a fee for CEU’s is needed, this can be paid via a check when the amount is known. 

CONFERENCE COURSE TUITION: $125.00 (MEMBERS OF RMTA-NA)

CONFERENCE COURSE TUITION: $150.00
(NON-MEMBERS)