BACWTT Summer 2017 Courses

Mon, Jun 19 2017 8:00 AM to Fri, Jul 14 2017 4:30 PM
Location: San Rafael, CA

Professional development and renewal through the arts programs, open to the greater Waldorf community and the... [more]

Waldorf Teacher Rejuvenation

Mon, Jun 26 2017 8:00 AM to Fri, Jun 30 2017 4:30 PM
Location: San Rafael, CA

Five-Day Program with Breakout Workshops for rising 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Teachers [more]

Teacher Training Taster

Wed, Jul 05 2017 to Fri, Jul 07 2017
Location: San Rafael, CA

Experience Waldorf Teacher Training at BACWTT [more]

August Art Retreat

Fri, Aug 11 2017 9:00 AM to Tue, Aug 15 2017 4:00 PM
Location: Crestone, Colorado

Goethe's Color Circle: Color work based on Goethe's color theory & Rudolf Steiner's Color indications [more]

Landscape Painting Retreat

Fri, Aug 25 2017 9:00 AM to Mon, Aug 28 2017 4:00 PM
Location: Crestone, Colorado

Experience Nature through Art with Jennifer Thomson The Seasons inspired by Monet [more]


The Western Regional Council’s (WRC) primary task is to connect people and to encourage the circulation of ideas and initiatives fostering a deepening of esoteric and community life.  When possible, the WRC visits groups and branches, meeting with local members (in person or more recently, also via Skype) to learn about their work and plans for the future and to support and encourage their endeavors.

In looking back over these past many years, we have noted that a pattern has emerged in our face to face meetings with branches and groups in the Western Region which helped to foster an atmosphere of appreciation and encouragement.

Everyone involved, both in the local group and the WRC, thoroughly prepared for the visit in advance by sharing questions and through local conversations regarding the needs and strengths of the group.  An effort toward inclusiveness was aimed for with letters being sent to all past and present members and friends of the group announcing the meeting.

The gathering with the local group usually had four key elements:

  1. A shared meal generating social warmth.

  2. A conversation in a circle in which group/branch members could speak of the ways in which the group had been most valuable to them in the past and the ideals they hold for the future.

  3. A presentation/talk on the incarnations of a great individuality or on a theme that provided spiritual enrichment.

  4. Follow-up calls and emails to share emerging questions, further cultivate new friendships and share news of the continuing work.

Through these meetings we are able share experiences of activities going on throughout the Western Region and news from the General Council. In turn, we carry awareness of the activities in the Western Region to the members of the General Council and to other groups and branches. We also are available to work with members who wish to form groups and with groups wishing to form a branch.

The current membership of the Western Regional Council is as follows:

Joan Treadaway, Chair
Prescott, AZ
 E-Mail
928-899-1698

Daniel Bittleston
Santa Cruz, CA
 E-Mail
831-212-1947

Micky Leach
Santa Fe, NM
 E-Mail
505-438-0156

Rebecca Soloway
Portland, OR
 E-Mail
516-850-1026