I am seriously considering getting my certification as a Waldorf early childhood teacher.
I love so much about the teaching philosophy of waldorf education, the artistic approach and relaxed environment, the focus on nature, fostering imaginative play and creating a warm and safe environment in which children can learn at their own pace.
The one thing i have an issue with is i really don't agree with a lot of things in anthroposophy. I understand the general idea of it but i but I don't understand how a lot of it has to do with teaching. I don't really agree with the whole mysticism, incarnation of different spiritual bodies at different ages etc. this aspect literally gives me the shivers. I understand this isn't really taught to the children but It is required to learn in foundation studies.
There is so much else i really love about waldorf though and this is something i'm really passionate about but I'm afraid if i can't get completely on board with the whole thing, i'm not going to really fit within the waldorf community or really be a good fit for this.
can anyone weigh in on this and give me some insight?