Our Faculty

Dr Georg Soldner

Doctors (Allopathic,Homeopathy,Ayurveda,Unani,Sidha,Naturopathy,TCM)

Dr Georg Soldner is a renowned Anthroposophic Doctor with specialization in paediatrics. In 1994 he co-founded a medical group practice in Munich, where he mostly treats chronically ill children. Dr Soldner was Vice-President of the International Federation of Anthroposophic Medical Associations (IVAA) for seven years. He was member of the Executive Board of Physicians' Association for Anthroposophic Medicine in Germany (GAÄD) 1999-2011. He has co-authored a standard textbook of anthroposophic-homeopathic extended paediatrics and a comprehensive paediatric guidebook for parents. Dr Georg Soldner is Deputy Head of Medical Section.

At the IPMT (International Post Graduate Medical Training) 2018 in the module for Doctors Dr Soldner will speak about the following topic

  • Chronic inflammation as a common feature of allergic and autoimmune diseases
  • Development of chronic inflammation
  • Chronic inflammation from the point of view of Anthroposophic Medicine
  • General principles in treatment of chronic inflammation, especially in relation to the spleen, thymus, kidneys and the organs of the digestive system
  • Atopic dermatitis in children and adults
  • Asthma bronchiale
  • Chronic inflammatory bowel diseases

Along with Dr Soldner’s lecture in the first part of afternoon Aoine Landweer-Cooke will work with external therapies through series of plants that in turn address the principle three foldness in relation to chronic inflammatory tendencies.

  • Skin- atopic dermatitis –Nettle, Birch, Neem
  • Bronchial asthma- Thyme, Sage, Tulsi, Plantain
  • Gatrointestinal tract - Yarrow, Wormwood, Chicorium, Taraxacum, Chamomilla,
  • Fennel, Ginger, Mustard. Equisetum
  • She will consider aspects of Tria Principia via the plant world.

The second part of Dr Soldner’s lecture will be accompanied by curative Eurythmy by Dilnawas Bana

In the Ist Session of the afternoon – there will be a demonstration of external therapies and a short talk on the medicinal substances by Ms. Aoine Landweer – Cooke.

In the 2nd session of the afternoon – there will be a demonstration of the Curative eurythmy exercises by Ms. Dilnawaz Bana.

Dr. Boris Krause

Psychotherapists

Dr. Boris Krause is specialist in psychiatry, psychotherapy and psychosomatic medicine and is lead physician of Psychosomatic Department at Filderklinik.

During the IPMT (International Post Graduate Medical Training) Dr Boris will be addressing the topic “ Understanding 7 life processes in the context of development of body, soul and spirit”. Psychotherapy training modules have nature and text study following the very specific themes of the module topics.

Aoine Landweer-Cooke

Physiotherapists,Occupational Therapists and other Therapists

Aoine Landweer-Cooke is a long standing remedial massage therapy practioner specializing in Rhythmical Massage since late 1980’s. Aoine was trained in Remedial Massage at the NIM in England and trained in Rhythmical Massage Therapy in Germany. Aoine has been working in clinical residential and out-patient contexts, more recently in private practice settings. She has been part time tutor of the Margaretha Hauschka Schule, Boll, Germany, for many years; has been a co-founder, director and tutor of the Rhythmical Massage Therapy Training, UK; and also is co-founder and member of ICRMTT ( International Circle of Rhythmical Massage Therapy Trainings).

During IPMT (International Post Graduate Medical Training) during the afternoon session for the therapists she will be deepening of substance and plant processes and indications of the plants Nettle, Birch, Neem which are used for inflammatory skin conditions. She will also go deep into the plant processes of plants used in Bronchial asthma namely Thyme, Sage, Tulsi, Plantain and Gastrointestinal tract namely Yarrow, Wormwood, Chicorium, Taraxacum, Chamomilla, Fennel. She will be relating all of the above to active engagement and experience of external applications thus understanding, practice and experience.

Aban Bana

Aban Bana is a trained Waldorf teacher and Eurythmist. She is the founder of “Anthroposophical Initiatives in India”, along with her sister and she travels with her to promote Anthroposophy in India and South Asia. She writes articles and gives talks on subjects related to Anthroposophy and Waldorf Education. She met Anthroposophy almost 40 years ago and has travelled widely to many parts of the world. She worked as a teacher in the Basel Steiner School in Switzerland during the early part of her career and later went on to help in bringing Waldorf Education to India, in the nineties.

Dilnawaz Bana

Dilnawaz Bana is the first Eurythmist and Curative Eurythmist in India, Dilnawaz Bana, along with her sister, Aban, remain dedicated teachers of Eurythmy, Waldorf education and Anthroposophy. Dilnawaz  has since introduced Eurythmy to schools, teachers and doctors in various places in India and has been on the teaching faculty of the International Post-Graduate Medical Training programs conducted annually at various places in India, from the year 2004.

During IPMT (International Post Graduate Medical Training) Aban would be doing the morning Eurythmy with the entire group to enliven Self-awareness and Therapeutic Intuitions. Dilnawaz Bana would be training the doctors group in Curative Eurythmy for disease of chronic inflammation.

Dr Lakshmi Prasanna

Special educators,Teachers,Parents

Dr Lakshmi is trained as a pediatrician with neonatology as her specialty. She started her career with newborn babies in intensive care and had a successful private neonatal intensive unit for more than 15 years. During this period she met anthroposophy through Waldorf education and later became the co-founder and president of the Anthroposophical Medical Society in India. 
She developed an interest in helping children with autism from a metabolic and sensory perspective based on Rudolf Steiner’s indications and runs a curative centre for special needs children in Hyderabad, South India.

She was one of the pioneer parents and founder member for the Abhaya Waldorf School in Hyderabad. Lakshmi has worked for many years as a school physician as well as travelling the length and breadth of India regularly teaching and inspiring new centers, clinics and schools working out of anthroposophy. Since 2007 she is working extensively in Australia as a lecturer and health educator, particularly within school communities.

"AUTISM MEET ME WHO I AM" - CO AUTHORED BY LAKSHMI PRASANNA AND MICHAEL KOKINOS

S. R. Padmavathi

Special educators,Teachers,Parents

S. R. Padmavathi born in 1958. Completed my curative education from Sheiling School Thornbury UK in 1982. Returned to Chennai my birth place and joined Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram and studied under Sri. Desikachar. Started the Happy School in 1998 for children with special needs. Curative education from my time in Camphill in UK and my my journey in yoga to understand my cultural background enabled me to help many students. Gradually I graduated to working with adults with special needs.