Storytelling Skills Class

Cantadora:

One who hands down myths and stories
by word of mouth, Storyteller.

Storytelling Skills Class

Cantadora

One who hands down myths and stories
by word of mouth, Storyteller.

Learn the ancient craft of storytelling

for a modern world

4 Weeks

August 3-24, 2021 

Tuesdays 10am-12noon PDT

The stories from the past must be carried
into the present in order for the future to exist. 

~Aboriginal Saying

 

Carry an Old Story
And Live Your Biggest Story

Learn new ways to share old wisdom.

4 Weeks

August 3-24, 2021

Tuesdays 10am-12noon PDT

Gain confidence in your story creation and story delivery.

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THE CANTADORA WORKSHOP

A 4-Week Creative Intensive

In this course you will:

  • Develop storytelling skills such as memorization, workshopping, and be witnessed in telling your story.
  • Learn how to cultivate a relationship with your audience.
  • Learn the principles and ethics involved in learning a story from another place.
  • Develop your unique voice and style of storytelling.
  • Receive supportive and constructive feedback that supports your confidence and joyful expression in sharing your story.

 

Week 1: Creation Myths From Around The Globe

You will tell one of the oldest stories on the planet this week as. you explore the methods and practices of learning a story from another time, and the ethics of sharing a story from a culture other than your own. 

Week 2: Skills & Techniques: Memorizing & Workshopping

Learn memorization skills and techniques, workshopping techniques for calling out the best in each other, and how to develop a sacred relationship with the spirit that lives in your story. 

Week 3: Hone Your Personal Style

Hone your unique style and way of telling stories as you learn several different techniques and approaches to telling story. Learn about how to give and receive constructive and supportive feedback as you workshop your story. 

Week 4: Tell Your Story

Performance! Bring your story to the class stage as you perform your story for our class.

Welcome into the Story Sanctuary: A community that honors the sacred art of storytelling:

I’ve had the privilege of holding the reins of an online community that has been gathering from around the globe to honor, heal, and transform the stories of our time, while learning about how the stories of our time are being lived through us. 

What I have witnessed, is that our community is unique in that there is a commitment to see the greatness in each other, to foster a place where dignity and valuing different perspectives and world views thrives, and where we walk away having celebrated and shared some of the most ancient practices that all cultures share: storytelling, listening, and singing. 

Leah Lamb

Leah Lamb is a writer, storyteller, and performance artist who works with story as a tool for healing. She is the creator of the School for Sacred Storytelling, where she teaches a modality of storytelling for self discovery, community building, and addressing trauma. She has toured healing story ceremonies across the country, and is the creator of Soul Stories, a form of mystical storytelling. She produced and hosted The Green Channel at Al Gore’s television network, has written award winning plays, and PSA’s about climate, and her articles about climate and culture have been featured in Fast Company, Spirituality & Health Magazine, Huffington Post, and National Geographic News Watch. She is writing the book series, The Whale Dreamer.

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WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING...

 

"Nothing could have prepared me for the immensity or inner treasures unearthed during Sanctuary. I only knew my soul was calling from the desert, aching to be known and its secrets to be unleashed. I do not consider myself a storyteller nor came to tell stories. Medicine is what I needed. The kind you find in sacred arts, rituals, symbols and in the sacred mother of life.

The journey weaved together the scattered parts, the preciousness and beauty surrounding me, and the soul crafting needed to claim the truth of my existence.

Leah masterfully guides the birthing of what has been calling you."

~ Devi W, Participant in Sanctuary

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WHAT THE CANTADORA WORKSHOP INCLUDES

 

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CANTADORA: $250 

• live, interactive class sessions on Zoom (8 hours)
• Guided meditation and creativity practices
• Private Facebook group for gathering outside of class
• Recording of class (permanent access)

 

Payment Plan Available

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ADD A PERSONAL SOUL STORY SESSION

A soul story is a mystical form of storytelling where a story is divined for you. If provides insight and guidance through symbol, myth, and metaphor. This can be a delightful way to deepen and prepare for our workshop together and take a deep dive into issues you are working with. 

 

 

Reality is not confined to the mere physical world. There is a parallel with the material world and the inner one. The contents of the inner dimensions are exactly as true and real as are those of the outer one.

— HILMA KLIMT