Rudolf Steiner Health Center
The retreat center is a historical building just a short walk from downtown Ann Arbor. Originally built in 1916 the home is warm and spacious. The common spaces and art room are in the lower level and patient rooms and other therapy rooms are on the second and third floor (an elevator is available for those who need it). Steiner Health purchased the house in 2003 turning it into the first inpatient anthroposophic medical center in the United States.
Health Center Programs
Life Force Intensive Session
Two Week Retreat
Designed for patients with chronic illnesses and cancer this session offers full spectrum care along with the curative forces of peace and community.
Supervised Fasting Weekend
Come fast with us in a safe environment, fully supervised with instruction by our medical director Molly McMullen-Laird, MD.
Youth Training Seminar
One Week Program
The perfect introduction to antroposophic healthcare, our youth seminar teaches ages 18-30 the basics and gives them a chance to put them into practice for a good cause.
A Green Health Center
At the Rudolf Steiner Health Center, we have a passion for restoring health, in all shapes and forms. We work very hard to maintain high environmental standards and sustainable practices to keep all life forms healthy and thriving. Here are some of the actions we take to do so:
Changing parking lot to permeable material
Installing solar panels
- Rain water collecting
- Keeping bees
- Growing our own herbs and some vegetables without any harmful substances, using collected rain water
- Shopping for local produce at farms and farmers markets
- Making 95% of our meal components from scratch, including yogurt, kvass, hummus and many other items in our kitchen, which saves packaging and transport
- Making our own cleaning agents
- Using environmentally safe and biodegradable detergents and cleaning agents
- Labeling patient linens to reduce laundry
- Hanging laundry to dry
- Turning off refrigerators between uses
- Reducing air conditioning through timed and guided airflow
- Staff members often bike, walk, or take the bus to work
- Medicines are made sustainably
- Not purchasing plastic or items packaged in plastic
- Recycling paper, glass, cardboard, metal products
- Reusing materials
- Purchasing recycled products
- Using CFL lightbulbs