Robin Theiss is the founder of EVE – Emerging Ventures in Education, leading workshops and retreats for adolescents and adults. Robin has been in Waldorf education for 20 years, working in early childhood, grades, and high school. She received her B.A. in Philosophy and Religious Studies from the University of California, Riverside. She was a scholarship recipient at Claremont Graduate School to study in the Master of Arts program in the School of Theology. 

She is passionate about breaking down the walls of education and listening to the wisdom of our youth. Robin mentors and teaches students one-on-one as well as adults in supporting their parenting adventure. She travels the globe throughout Europe, Asia, and America speaking at international teaching conferences and serving on the faculty of Waldorf teacher training programs in China, Germany, Hungary, Taiwan, and California.


Live Events

Invite Robin to speak at your school or conference or lead your group in a workshop. Her talks are both inspirational and informational, based on 20 years of research on adolescent brain development, anthroposophical view of the human being, and 30 years of working with the youth.

Click here for a list of successful keynote addresses and workshops.

Successful Keynote Addresses and Workshops

International Conference Presentations

“Why the Youth in the 21st Century Doesn’t Respond to Reward and Punishment” -Taiwan, 2019

“The EMERGING Process- Understanding Youth Across Cultures in the 21st Century” -Chengdu, China 2019

“The Study of the Human Being as a Spiritual Being”- Guangzhou, China 2019

“Google It- How Technology is Changing Language”- Kassel 2018

“Theosophy”- Southern Asia Teacher’s Conference – 2018

“Cultivating a Healthy Sense of Time in the Young Child”- Corona Del Mar, CA 2018

“Cultural Perspectives through Literature”- International Conference, Kassel 2016

“The American Transcendentalists and the Obedience of the Spirit”- International Conference, Kassel 2015 

“Exploring Cultural Ethos through Literature”- International Conference, Kassel 2014

“Waldorf Education in the Future”- Westside Waldorf School- 2013

“Threefold Social Working”- Waldorf School of Orange County Board of Trustees- 2012

Guest Teaching/Workshops

“Uncovering Your Biography”- Workshop and Retreat for adults 2018, 2020 

“Connecting with Your Destiny- A High School Retreat”- Santa Barbara, CA 2018/2019

“Gratitude- A High School Retreat to  Cultivate a Life of Thanksgiving” -Idyllwild, CA 2018/2019

“Comparative Literature Across Cultures”- Kassel 2018

“Reading Sacred Texts from Different Traditions as Literature” -Kassel 2018

“How the Lower Senses in Early Childhood Develop in Adolescents.” – South Asia Teachers Conference-2018

“How Music History Cultivates the Inner Life of the 11th grader”- Kassel 2017

“Adolescent Course”- Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training- 2016/2017/2018/2019

“Encountering the Other- Themes in 9th grade Literature”- International Conference, Kassel- 2016

“Understanding Cultural Perspective”- International Conference, Kassel 2016

“Practicing Storytelling”- International Conference, Kassel 2016

“Preparing the Adolescent for the Ego”- AWSNA Conference- 2015

“Multiple Perspectives on History”- International Conference, Kassel-2015/2016/2017/2018/2019

“Modern Myths- Literature in the 20th and 21st Century” -International Conference, Kassel- 2015/2016/2017/2018/2019


Motivate your teen, instill confidence and accountability on their path to success! The EMERGING process is an 8 week program for you and your teen based on 20 years of research and proven methods. Help your teen discover their true potential. Schedule a FREE 15 minute discovery call now to learn more.

Robin, along with her team of experienced educators, lead retreats both locally and around the world.
For more information about the retreats go to EVE Destinations.
Book Tour Events
“Motivating Adolescents — Book Launch Red Carpet Event” — Washington, DC October 17, 2019
Keynote Addresses
“From Center to Periphery — Finding Harmony in Adolescence” — Taiwan September 9–20, 2019
“Study of Man — Lectures for Waldorf 100” — Guangzhou, China August 12–24, 2019


“Robin is one of those rare individuals that can support growth and development on a number of different levels: adolescence and adults; physical, emotional and spiritual; and remedial support and growth work. I learn something every time I talk to Robin! I highly recommend Robin as a key advisor/mentor!”

“Robin is one of those rare individuals that can support growth and development on a number of different levels..."



“This past year, I was lucky enough to be a part of Robin Theiss’ biography workshop. Having never studied any of Steiner’s work, I was worried that the content and ideas presented throughout the workshops would be too abstract for me to grasp. However, through Robin’s incredible teaching abilities I was able to understand the concepts of anthroposophy in a very detailed and comprehensive way. 

The workshops, ending in a three-day retreat in Malibu, were perfectly thought out and executed. With Robin’s leadership, the whole group developed a bond that was built on a foundation of trust and mutual respect. The nature of biography work is extremely personal. Robin’s genuine care, openness, and warmth immediately makes one feel completely comfortable. This biography workshop was a beautiful and completely enlightening experience that only was it was because of Robin Theiss.”

"This past year, I was lucky enough to be a part of Robin Theiss' biography workshop. Having never studied any of Steiner's..."



“Words can not express the value Robin Theiss has brought to our child’s educational journey. The confidence to homeschool our son would not be possible without Robin’s guidance and talents. As parents, we wanted to customize our son’s education with a curriculum that is more inline with our own family’s beliefs. Robin is using our chosen curriculum as well as enriching it with her expertise as a distinguished Waldorf Educator. There are many different ways to measure a child’s success. Our son is happy and excited to have his lessons with Robin, homework included. He has improved his State Testing results in EVERY category to exceeding and FAR above grade level- almost 6 months ahead of the next grade! This learning efficiency has given us the luxury of more free time to pursue my son’s ever growing interest in sports. Most recently, he has been chosen to be an All Star player on our local Little League Baseball Team. He has learned to surf this year. He also finally had time to play flag football this Spring, the list goes on and on. This year has been a gigantic confidence booster for my son, and if you ask him, his best year ever! What more could a parent want for their child? 

None of this would be possible without having someone I trust with my son’s education. That someone is Robin Theiss.”

Words can not express the value Robin Theiss has brought to our child's educational journey. The confidence to..."



“There isn’t a review I could write that could truly justify how life-altering Robin Theiss’ courses and workshops are. I was lucky enough to be her student through four years of high school. Though I graduated two years ago, Robin has continued to mentor, advise, and guide me through my academic, my spiritual, and my personal life. This year I was reminded again how powerful her workshops are after I participated in the ‘Uncovering your biography’ workshop. Every single workshop I have taken under Robin’s guidance has been thought-provoking, reflective, and deeply impactful. One of the most beautiful things to witness throughout these workshops is the way people from all different backgrounds and ages come together in a very sacred and unexpected way to form a bond. Robin will always choose to see you in your best light, will challenge you to grow into your most authentic self, and she is truly such a patient and loving guiding light to so many people. Her workshops are filled with time to reflect or write alone, one-on-one sessions, and group activities, sharing, and exercises. Having taken so many courses with Robin, I have seen countless times the way these courses inspire vulnerability, softness, power, healing, and anthroposophical learning in all of her participants, and the way these experiences are reflected back into the world by each individual. I could not recommend participating in one of her workshops more.”

There isn’t a review I could write that could truly justify how life-altering Robin Theiss’ courses and workshops are. I was lucky..."