ABOUT US

 

Parsifal, institution of Curative Education and Social Therapy, was founded in 1991 and holds as a primary aim the promotion of personal development and social interaction of children, youngsters and adults with special needs, based on the anthroposophical concept of spiritual science developed by Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925).

Our service covers the Kindergarten, Special School from the 1st to 9th grade, Community Center and Therapeutic Workshops.

As complementary therapies, we offer: music therapy, sing therapy, art therapy, neurofunctional reorganization, chirophonetics, eurhythmy, tai chi chuan, applied sciences and also learning support.

 

Who was Parsifal?

The name Parsifal comes from the Holy Grail legend. A knight from the XII century who achieved for the humanity internal and social virtues, who captured the essence of the universal Christianity, regardless of race, nationality, social status or creed.

Until today the Curative Education seeks this high and futuristic ideal.

 

A brief history…

The Parsifal Beneficent Association began its activities in 1988, as a center supported by the “Atelier Evi’s Dolls,” an initiative of Karin Evelyn Almeida (Scheven) and Franz Rotermund. From 1991 it began to devote itself exclusively to the development of children, youth and adults with special needs.

At the same time, started at Parsifal the Training Course of Curative Education and Social Therapy, which is recognized by the the Anthroposophical Society in Dornach, Switzerland.

 

Being recognized as a charity institution, Parsifal has been granted the titles of Municipal and Federal Public Utility.

 

Karin Evelyn Almeida (Scheven), German, is the founder of Parsifal Beneficent Association.

Nursing degree in Germany.

Curative Education degree in Germany.

Degree in Waldorf Education in Switzerland.

Founder of “Atelier Evi Dolls”.

Author of several books, including “My dear doll” and “The path of Christ.”

Founder, teacher and member of the Coordination Group of Curative Education and Social Therapy Training Course of Parsifal / SP.

 

Coordination

Maria Regina Redondo, Brazilian, is the General Coordinator at Parsifal Beneficent Association.

Degree in Waldorf Education at the Rudolf Steiner School, in São Paulo and Curative Education, at Parsifal.

Master in Health Psychology from UNIP, SP. Works since 1991 at Parsifal

Member of the Coordination Group of Curative Education and Social Therapy Training Course of Parsifal / SP.

Teacher of Curative Education and Social Therapy.

Councilor Advisory of the Federation of Curative Education and Social Therapy Institutions in Brazil.

Councilor Advisory at Travessia Association.

 

Anna Maria Hultmark Varejão, Swedish, Coordinator of the Therapeutic Workshops.

Studied psychology in Sweden. Degree in Social Therapy from Parsifal Institution.

Active since 2002 at Parsifal Beneficent Association.

Member of the Coordination Group of Curative Education and Social Therapy Training Course of Parsifal / SP.

Teacher of Curative Education and Social Therapy.

President of the Federation of Curative Education and Social Therapy Institutions in Brazil.

 

Maria Ines Nigro Campos, Brazilian, Supportive coordinator of the Therapeutic Workshops.

Degree in Social Therapy from Parsifal. Also graduated in Singing Therapy from Raphael School of Singing and Singing therapy and Post-graduation degree in music therapy.

Works since 1994 at Parsifal Beneficent Association.

Member of the Coordination Group of Curative Education and Social Therapy Training Course of Parsifal / SP.

Teacher of Curative Education and Social Therapy.  Her main instrument is the Lira. She has also participated in congresses in Germany, USA, Ireland and Sweden.

Lecturer in music and music therapy workshops based on anthroposophy.

Works in private practice as a music therapist and singing therapy.

 

Adriana Iozzi Bardini Telles, Brazilian, is the Coordinator of the Special School.

Degree in Curative Education from Parsifal.

Degree in Psychology from FMU, SP.

Works at Parsifal Beneficent Association since 2001.

 

Parsifal Beneficent Association’s Board

Chief Executive Officer – Deborah Penha de Almeida Mattos

Treasurer – Aluízio Renato Costalonga Varejao

Director Secretary – Franz Rotermund

Fiscal Council – Katya Angels Birth

Maria Teresa Farina Pereira

Eduardo Augusto Pereira

 

Michaelic Verse

We must eradicate from the soul all fear and terror of what comes toward us out of the future. We must acquire serenity in all feelings and sensations about the future. We must look forward with absolute equanimity to all that may come, and we must think only that whatever comes is given to us by a world direction full of wisdom. This is what we have to learn in our times. To live out of pure trust in the ever present help of the spiritual world. Surely nothing else will do, if our courage is not to fail us. Let us properly discipline out will, and let us seek the inner awakening every morning and every evening.

 

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