Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


The research topic consists finding and implementing a Waldorf-inspired lesson in a public classroom that relates to students interest while bringing in an alternative learning style to traditional curriculum. The participants included 27 second-grade students in a public elementary school located on the central coast of California. The researcher created a lesson plan based on the students interests: art and movement, and incorporated aspects of Waldorf curriculum into a yoga lesson. The students participated in doing various yoga poses, then were able to draw their favorite, explain how it made their body feel and where they felt each pose affect their body. The ultimate goal of the lesson was to connect the students to their bodies through self-health, along with encouraging their interest for art by incorporating their own drawings. The project itself connects to the researcher’s ultimate goal of becoming a Waldorf Elementary school teacher.