Who Are We
Our mission at Indradhanu is to help children navigate and find their place in this increasingly chaotic and unstable world. We do that by educating them in layers; by offering them an education that touches and moves them into experiencing and digesting this world through their senses.
Our vision is to create a generation of empathetic, responsible, compassionate individuals who remember the ‘human’ in the being, and in that process find confidence, clarity of speech, wisdom in thought, an endless creative vocabulary and a deep communion with the earth and the environment.
Anthroposophy (Greek anthropo meaning human and sophia meaning wisdom) is, as the name suggests, the wisdom of being human, or rather, becoming human in the truest sense of the word. It was founded by Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner in the 19th century who believed that the spiritual realm could be accessed with intellectual, comprehensible, scientific tenets – he called it a spiritual science – and need not necessarily remain shrouded in mystery. He also believed that with this approach there were no limits to human knowledge or human capabilities. Steiner did not only philosophise but brought this understanding into practical everyday life through the arts (movement, music, drama, eurythmy), architecture, bio-dynamic farming, medicine and education.
In 1919, the first batch of teachers were trained by Steiner to help set up a school for the children of those working at the Waldorf-Astoria cigarette factory. That is why, this revolution in education, is called Waldorf
Dr. S. John Miller
Co-founder and Chairman of Indradhanu Waldorf School, and Founder and Director of Vidyanjali
Dr. John Miller is an Occupational Therapist graduate from the Dr.M.G.R. Medical University, Tamil Nadu. Dr. John possess a rich experience of 21 years working with children (both with special needs and otherwise) and their development profile. He began his career at Vidyasagar (formerly Spastic Society of India) as a play therapist. He taught skating for children with Autism, ADHD and physical challenges. A year later he started his own centre in Nungambakkam for children with physical and intellectual difficulties. Dr John specializes in Sensory Integration based Occupational Therapy for children in the Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Miller is also a certified Anthroposophical Medical practitioner (External Treatment) and specializes in rhythmical massage and cranio-sacral therapy. He has also extended his treatment in the counselling department through biography, especially for parents of special needs and adults. He conducts workshops and seminars for parents, teachers, special educators, therapists, psychologists, doctors and social workers. Dr. Miller is the Founder and Trustee of both Vidhya Harini Trust and of Indradhanu Educational Trust.