Rythm Supports Life

Anthroposophy acknowledges the forces inherent in all living beings and the cosmos, and puts them into practice in many different areas of work. The rhythms of these forces are taken up, enhanced and applied to practical life. Consciously lived rhythm strengthens the life forces in the human being.

Creating culture in all spheres of life is the essential characteristic of all Anthroposophical initiative.

Rhythm is part of culture

It strongly influences every aspect of practical Anthroposophical work, as all life on earth is embedded in the overarching rhythmic movements of nature, such as the cycle of the year with its four seasons, and the rhythm of day and night. Rhythms play a vital role in agriculture, education, medicine, art, curative education and social therapy.


Biodynamic agriculture considers the production of foodstuffs to be a cultural task. It uses the rhythms of nature to cultivate produce that is full of vitality, and rich in content and taste. These qualities become visible and measurable with the help of "picture forming methods" and in long-term scientific studies.


Waldorf or Steiner schools and nurseries cultivate independence, self-initiative, an awareness of social responsibility, and creative abilities, from childhood through to adult life. The impulse for this type of education which is based on the Anthroposophical image of the human being, led to the foundation of the first Waldorf school. Today the principles of Waldorf education are used as a basis for teaching in schools on all continents.


Anthroposophical medicine is centered on the human being. It cultivates dialogue between patient and doctor. Curative eurhythmy, rhythmic massages, and artistic therapies, are all part of anthroposophically extended medicine. Medicines and preparations enhance the self-healing forces in the human being.

Social Therapy & Curative Education

Anthroposophical social therapy and curative education are based on the idea that the human being has a physical body, as opposed to the view that he or she is this physical body. Thus there are ways of dealing with the body that will allow each human being to be in control of it, at least to a certain extent.

The following organisations support us

The Co-opera Pension Fund is primarily focused on meaningful investment. The pension itself is a secondary purpose, not the goal. This distinguishes Co-opera from most similar institutions. For thirty years, this policy has allowed it to support many projects. Information:  www.coopera.ch