Bodo Langen grew up outside of Cologne, Germany. He emigrated to the United States in 1975 when he began to study beekeeping and was introduced to the Bee lectures by Rudolf Steiner. These lectures turned out to be the catalyst for his anthroposophically studies. He has been an instructor for the Waldorf Institute of Southern California and a contributing adjunct faculty member at Rudolf Steiner College for a number of years. In his teaching career Bodo has focused on working with children with special needs and different learning styles. He also offers workshops for adults seeking to deepen themselves through handcrafts and the Arts. He is the founder of the Pine Mountain Arts Institute: