Inner Work Path

Inner Work Path offers courses, lectures and publications in the light of anthroposophy and the work of Rudolf Steiner, bringing the practical use of meditation and contemplation exercises to advance, strengthen and enliven the individual’s development. Inner Work Path was founded by Lisa Romero and is supported by colleagues committed to the path of inner development.

“Even before we are called to the stages of higher development we can prepare ourselves by understanding the way and the truth of the unfolding schooling we shall take.   Recognising the power and place  of the inner exercises and meditations means we work with them in a way that they bear fruits of genuine transformation.”

Lisa Romero

Lisa Romero

LISA ROMERO is an author of inner development books and courses, 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 Inner Work Path Lisa offers lectures, courses and retreats for personal and professional development, in communities and schools worldwide.  Inner Work Books has published The Inner Work Path focusing on meditation practice, Developing the Self written after many 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, Spirit-led Community” which introduces spiritually healthy guidelines for lessening the negative influence of technology on the inner life, and A Bridge to Spirit – Understanding conscious self-development and consciousness-altering substances“. In May 2020, EduCareDo launched a new year-long subject course written by Lisa – Inner Development for World Development.

For several years Lisa was the lecturer of Health & Nutrition and Gender 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 delivers self-directed distance-learning courses based on the principal ideas of Rudolf Steiner. 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.

year-long course

Inner Development for World Development

A course developed by Lisa Romero for EduCareDo. This experiential course outlines the various ways of working with inner development, along with various indications towards engaging with certain exercises and meditations over the twelve months of the course. Participants can begin any time and work at their own pace. Every month you will receive a new lesson including content towards understanding the inner development path and how to utilise the various methods of self-assessment to gauge for yourself where you are in this work and what you may need. There will be practical exercises suggested each month, so you can have direct experience as well as the opportunity to reflect on how the content resounds for you. This will help to deepen your individual insight into the inner schooling with which it would be most useful for you to engage. It will help you to orientate towards putting the time, energy, and attention you have in the most fruitful direction.

We can do nothing more helpful for the world's further evolution than to evolve ourselves. This is something that, in fact, we must do. And we have no doubt whatsoever that we must, the moment we perceive the truth about our own nature, and its relationship with the wider world.

Rudolf Steiner - Soul Exercises: Word and Symbol Meditations. SteinerBooks, 2014

“Anthroposophy is a path of knowledge aiming to guide the spiritual element in the human being to the spiritual in the universe.”

 Rudolf Steiner


Rudolf Steiner

RUDOLF STEINER (1861-1925) brought a ‘science of the spirit’  based on his direct knowledge and perception of the spiritual world. Through his spiritual investigations came ideas that reinvigorated many activities including medicine, education, agriculture and the arts. His research  into the spiritual nature of the human being and the evolution of humanity informs his many published works.

Steiner called this science of the spirit Anthroposophy, meaning “wisdom of the human being.” Anthroposophy is non-denominational and enhances many aspects of Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam and other traditions.

He initiated Steiner/Waldorf education, bio-dynamic farming and gardening, an approach to the care and education for those with disabilities and special needs, anthroposophic medical work and an art of movement called eurythmy.

The Goetheanum was designed and commissioned under the direction of Steiner. It is the home of the School of Spiritual Science and the General Anthroposophical Society and it supports the exchange of ideas on spiritual issues and training in artistic and scientific fields. Click here to read the Conditions of Esoteric Training.

Lisa speaks with Matt Burns on how she came to anthroposophy and how the work lives in the world with her colleagues at Inner Work Path, Developing the Self Developing the World and EduCareDo. It includes an introduction to each of the books. This interview was recorded for the 2018 Bio-dynamic conference of North America.