• As shared by ‘Between the Leaves’, the eNewsletter of Biodynamic Agriculture Australia Ltd.

    Here is a testimonial from a former wheat farmer who now hosts Perth Biodynamic Group. In July this year she attended Sandra Frain’s biodynamic day in Perth.  She brought along the preps for the compost making and the stirring.  She teaches a parent/teacher biodynamic group and also how to make preps at the Perth Steiner school.

    ‘Hello Sandra, it was such an amazing experience attending the biodynamic day of your [teacher training] course.  There were so many instances which I can only describe as the light bulb in my head fusing with the light in my heart.  You spoke from a place in your heart where not many dare go.  Heidi.

  • “She is the most energetic lady I have ever met during my working experience” – Leo, China, 2015
  • “A beautiful heart felt joyous meaningful experience ”- Byron Bay 2016
  • “A beautiful day. I felt so uplifted afterwards.” – Byron Bay 2016
  • “Thank you for the real space to be able to feel comfortable enough to release some emotion.”- Byron Bay 2016
  • “Thank you for your kindness, enthusiasm and inspiring…Thank you with all my heart.”- Trang, Vietnam, 2016
  • “My mum and I really enjoyed the workshop and have come away inspired”- Ash & Jill, 2016
  • “One of the most engaging, funny and enlivening workshops [I’ve] ever been to” -Victoria, 2016
  • “Thank you for your infectious joy and soulfulness and wisdom and grace” – Janna, 2016
  • “Thank you for showing me how being ‘yourself’ in your profession can create love and creativity. I have realised that my studies and professional development have long ignored the importance of this which I think is vital to build relationships and create warm, playful and homely learning environments for young children and families.” – Sophie, 2016
  • ” I’ve seen Sandra Frain at work and know that her technique, knowledge, experience and heart are worth sharing. Her stellar reputation as nature-based, child and parent educator, both locally and internationally, is well-deserved.” – Teeya Blatt, President, Byron Youth Service Committee of Management, 2016
  • “Of all the teachers we have had here in 8 years the student have learned most from you. In addition to teaching them of nature and children and teaching, you have taught them of their own Chinese land and culture.” – Li Yen- Founder of Phoenix Academy, 2015
  • “Before your teaching I did not know how to play. Know I know how to play and how to play with children. I will practice a lot because I know how important it is. Thank you Sandra.” – Student, 27, 2015
  • “You have taught us freedom to think and draw and tell stories. That what we do is important. This is a new way of education for us. Now we can share that way with the children. We did not know another way until now. You are the best teacher we have ever had because you help us care for ourselves.”- Student, 23, 2015
  • “No one has ever listened to us before. They were not interested. Now I know what it feels like to be listened to and understood. Now I know how to do that for the children. Thank you Sandra.” – Student, 18, 2015
  • “You treated us as equals, none of us better than the other. Each voice was as important as the other and through role playing a potential complex problem at camp I have learned what it feels like to be a different point of view to my own. This was really powerful for me. Thank you.” – Student, 20, 2015
  • “I was afraid of communicating with other people before I came to this training. I am not afraid any more. I enjoyed sharing my stories and pictures. An outstanding memories for me of this week was when you said we are not just the teacher, we are the farmer and doctor and artist too. I am really excited to think of my work this way. Thank you.” – Counsellor, 30, 2015
  • “I’ve been to a few nature training with children sessions. They are boring and just about the rules that children must follow. We don’t learn about what to do with children. Now I have some ideas of what to do with children and then there is not much need for rules.” – Student, 22, 2015
  • “I have learned the most important thing is to make a rainbow bridge between myself and the child. I know how to do this with all of the children now. Thank you for teaching me how to make friends. You are my best friend and teacher. Thank you.” – Worker with abandoned children, 27, 2015
  • “I never thought I would make a doll out of thing air, or create a powerful and unconstrained story, or draw something on a piece of white paper, because previous education has always been missing this piece. When I look at these, I feel a sense of achievement and think I overcame this fear, not just communication with a foreign teacher, but to create something takes courage. I think the teacher’s education succeeded, because with such courage I might change my attitude to life and how I handle things.” – Student, 23, 2015
  • “I LOVED your workshop on thursday night….Im so excited to visit the educators who attended to see their new found knowledge and skills in practise….”
  • “….filled to the brim and overflowing with culture & authenticity!”
  • “I have not met anyone that can match the enchantment in your classes of wonder, especially with children & Grail questors. You have the way of making everything so charming & blissful, we are all under your spell & love every minute of it – how lucky we have been. Your purpose is easy to see from my perspective & the light of that purpose has been kindled in your soul & people can FEEL your purpose because you live it.”
  • “Her wisdom, respect for the other (religions, beliefs or passions) is immense.”
  • “I took much inspiration, and appreciation of the consciousness and sacredness you bring to your work. I recognise how caring for our children is God’s sacred work, and I could witness how you are a living example of this expression ….. an elder from which us new mother’s learn.”