LISA ROMERO is an author of inner development books, a complementary health practitioner and an adult educator who has been offering healthcare and education enriched with anthroposophy since 1993. From 2006 the primary focus of her work has been on teaching inner development and anthroposophical meditation. Through the Inner Work Path Lisa offers lectures, courses and retreats for personal and professional development, in communities and schools worldwide. Steiner Books has published; ‘The Inner Work Path’ focusing on meditation practice, ‘Developing the Self’ written after years of working with Waldorf teachers to support their inner work and pedagogical understanding of child development, ‘Living Inner Development’ offering an understanding of the inner experiences and results of various inner development exercises, ‘Sex Education and The Spirit’ to help awaken an understanding of our communal responsibility for the healthy development of gender and sexuality within society, and “Spirit-led Community” which introduces spiritually healthy guidelines for lessening the negative influence of technology on the inner life.
For several years Lisa was the lecturer of Health & Nutrition and Male/Female studies at Sydney Rudolf Steiner College, where she continues to give lectures to the tutors on inner development. Since 1999 she has been presenting on the subject of gender, sexuality and spiritual life. She has been working with Waldorf schools as a part of their health and wellbeing curriculum, working directly with the students, teachers and parents on this theme. Lisa has contributed to and is an adviser on Health and Personal Development for the Australian Steiner Curriculum Framework. She has developed training courses, and facilitates professional development on this subject for teachers and health professionals.
Lisa designed and facilitated EduCareDo ‘Towards Health and Healing’ which has offered 8 year-long courses focused on working with therapists from all modalities, as well as Waldorf teachers, toward cultivating the depth of anthroposophical insight through practical applications of therapeutic and pedagogical methods.
Lisa is a contributor, tutor and director of Inner Work Path, EduCareDo, Developing the Self Developing the World and the Y Project. EduCareDo is an organisation delivering a distance education course of self-awakening study in the foundations of anthroposophy. Developing the Self Developing the World delivers community education, and the Y Project supports the bridging of young people into healthy community life.
Lisa’s capacity to deliver esoteric wisdom with insight and understanding allows her to meet the diverse needs of a range of communities and professions. Essentially, her work springs from the inner work, meditation and exercises, together with a dedication to the path of unfolding consciousness.
There are many professionals that support this work in varying communities. Here is an introduction to those who hold ongoing study groups
NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA
FIONA MACKENZIE holds study groups in the Byron Shire, supports on courses and retreats across Australia and is part of the administration team. Fiona is a practising homeopath who in this capacity works closely with Lisa and has applied anthroposophy to her practice since 2006. She also educates on child development.
KATHERINA KISS holds study groups in the Byron Shire, supports on courses and retreats in Byron Bay and as part of the administration team is the main contact for enquiries and enrolments in Australia. Katherina has been applying anthroposophy to her work as a health practitioner and adult educator since 2006.
MARILYN MYRES holds study groups in the Byron Shire, teaches eurythmy and supports on retreats and courses. Marilyn has worked for many years as a therapeutic eurythmist throughout Australia.
SANDRA KIMBALL holds study groups and supports on courses and retreats in the Byron Shire. Working from anthroposophy, Sandra is a counsellor for adults and couples.
AMANDA CARTWRIGHT holds the Nimbin study group, supports on courses in Myocum and retreats in Byron Bay. Amanda has been immersed in anthroposophy since 2006 and works as a naturopath.
MELANIE DEEFHOLTS holds study groups and supports on courses. Melanie has been applying anthroposophy to her work since 2008. She works with mothers, babies and home care, and offers adult education for child development.
JAMES DEEFHOLTS supports on courses. He is a Warldorf Class Teacher and a child development adult educator.
MAGGIE ANDREWS holds the Bellingen study group and supports on courses in Bellingen and the Byron Shire. She is an existential counsellor in private practice who also works in the light of anthroposophy.
LYN CLIFTON holds the Sydney study group, supports on courses and is the main contact for Study Groups. Lyn is a community social worker working in the light of anthroposophy.
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA
MICHE HODGETTS holds the study group in Canberra and supports on courses. Working in the spirit of anthroposophy she is a psychotherapist specialising in the field of trauma and addiction with adults and teenagers.
ANNETTE BATCHELOR holds the Melbourne study group and supports on courses in Melbourne. Annette works in the spirit of anthroposophy as a naturopath and in her work as an adult educator for health and child development.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA
ANTHEA FRASER holds the Adelaide study group and supports on courses in SA. She is a somatic psychotherapist, clinical social worker and counsellor who has been drawing on anthroposophy for many years.
GEMMA MACKENZIE holds the Adelaide study group, supports on courses and retreats, and facilitates artistic exercises. Gemma is trained in psychology and anthroposophic art therapy. She works with young people and their families.
NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA
LOUISE SCHNITZHOFER holds the Darwin study group, supports on courses and retreats and is part of the administration team. Louise has been applying anthroposophy to her complementary health practice since 2004.
NEW YORK, USA
SARAH HEARN holds the Harlemville, New York study groups with Seamus, Meaghan and Anthony and supports on courses in America and Australia. She is the main contact for information and registration for courses in the USA.
MEAGHAN WITRI holds the Harlemville, New York study groups with Sarah, Anthony and Séamus and supports on courses in America and Australia.
SEAMUS MAYNARD holds the Harlemville, New York study groups with Meaghan, Sarah and Anthony and supports on courses in America and Australia.
ANTHONY MECCA holds the Harlemville, New York study groups with Meaghan, Sarah and Séamsu and supports on courses in America.