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Movement is an expression of childlike joie de vivre, vitality and curiosity. But this developmental driving force also incites us as adults: internal and external movement allow us to learn and gain insights about the world and ourselves – as we move through our lives.

In its latest foundation publication, SAGST has explored this living phenomenon, shedding light on the healing aspects of movement in various aspects of life – including in the context of the coronavirus pandemic.

Not only has it changed the day-to-day life of the foundation, but it has also presented many of our sponsor partners with major challenges. However, COVID-19 will not dictate this issue. Instead, we would like to focus on “eurythmy”, returning to a subject that is otherwise rarely on the media agenda and whose effect on human beings is difficult to explain – even implicitly.


  • For many seniors, in addition to stable health, a familiar environment and social contacts are crucial to living fulfilling and autonomous later years. These elements are increasingly less provided within families, but instead by people in the neighbourhood as parents and children often now live far away from each other. In this context, civic involvement, such as that provided by the neighbourhood association Nachbarschaftsheim Darmstadt e. V. for more than 70 years, is of growing importance.

  • Even in Waldorf kindergartens, eurythmy is part of the pedagogical concept. Fairy tales and short stories help the children to immerse themselves in the group movements, explains the experienced eurythmist Iris Fischer.

  • Eurythmy also has a considerable effect within organisations: it brings rhythm and movement back into the workday, leads to new interest in familiar colleagues and even has a refreshing effect during long video conferences. At least, that is the experience of SAGST employees, who have been taking advantage of the new business eurythmy offers since September.

  • Rethinking the art of movement that is eurythmy as a culture-changing factor – that is the issue at hand for the eurythmist and cultural manager Vera Koppehel. That is why she is testing new formats in the field of development and process eurythmy as well as in the context of the FLOW&U training programme at the Institute for Inspired Movement in Copenhagen. In this interview, she talks about the questions that guide her in her work.

  • Mit Eurythmietherapie das Immunsystem stärken? Das ist nicht erst seit COVID-19 ein Thema. Es gibt eine ganze Reihe heileurythmischer Übungen, mit denen die körpereigenen Abwehrkräfte unterstützt werden können. Wir stellen Ihnen drei davon vor.

  • What is perhaps the most unusual school subject in the world is very much more than “dancing your name”, comments Ulrike Langescheid, Eurhythmics Professor, who specializes in Eurhythmics Pedagogy at the Alanus University. For Eurhythmics not only trains physical stamina and coordination, but strengthens willpower and helps the practitioner to relate to the environment.

  • Sometimes, even winding paths lead to the decision to study eurythmy. Alanus student Laurens Hoschützky (24) tells how he decided – to his own surprise – to study eurythmy pedagogy.

  • The subject of movement pervades every phase of life. In old age, it is linked to particular challenges: According to studies, one in three people over the age of 65 falls at least once a year, and in the 80+ group, that statistic goes up to one in two. In this context, a study investigated whether movement therapies such as tai chi or healing eurythmy can reduce the risk of falling in old age.

  • Climbing a tree, balancing on a log, or sliding down a hillside: in the forest kindergarten “Die Wildlinge” – in English “The Wild Ones” – in the Schloss Tempelhof community, there are no out-of-the-box jungle gyms or sports equipment. There is just the forest – and almost boundless freedom for individual movement and personal experience.

  • Movement is not limited to engaging in a specific sport or a playful romp. Movement can also be seen in the course of the year, the rhythm of nature or the internal process that occurs when we consider a given topic. That is also what the guests at the Bee House in the district of Schaumburg (Lower Saxony) experience. The aim of the unusual building is to act as a location for meeting and learning, where ecological connections can be experienced with all senses.

  • Movement as a subject in connection with the observation and evaluation of crystalline structures? What sounds absurd at first is quite understandable upon further consideration – after all, the crystallisation process is based on a moving development. With the copper chloride method, a special form of qualitative food research, scientists trace these inner processes.