The Author's Tale
Reg Down grew up in Canada, Namibia, South Africa and Ireland. After studying architecture for two years at the Architectural Association in London, England, under Keith Critchlow, he encountered the work of Rudolf Steiner. He attended Emerson College in Sussex, doing the foundation year and first year of his eurythmy training. He completed his eurythmy training in Nurnberg, Germany, under Margarete Proskauer-Unger.
The father of three, he taught eurythmy in Waldorf schools in Australia, Canada and the United States for many years. He was a faculty member of Rudolf Steiner College, Sacramento, California from 2000 to 2010. He is the author of two professional books: Leaving Room for the Angels - eurythmy and the art of teaching (AWSNA Press 1995 & 2004), and Color and Gesture ~ the Inner Life of Color (Lightly Press 2007 & 2011), and a novel, The Fetching of Spring, as well as articles on eurythmy, Waldorf education and anthroposophy. His first children's book, The Tales of Tiptoes Lightly, appeared in 2004, followed by numerous children's titles, some belonging to the Tiptoes Lightly series, others not. His website contains scores of stories which tens of thousands of parents and teachers from all around the world access and use every year.
He lives in Toronto, Canada, and is currently pursuing writing, eurythmy, puppetry and storytelling.
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