Welcome to the Temple of Belonging
Come Home to Yourself
THE SANCTUARY WORKSHOP
SANCTUARY, a 6-week online intensive, is the first module of an 9-part Sacred Storytelling program. This workshop is committed to revealing your architecture as a creative, removing obstacles from your creative process, and providing access and avenues to amplify your gifts in the world.
You will develop skills to court the muse through prayer, blessing, and ritual action. As we discover your blocks and barriers, we'll work with story as a healing modality to compost, transform, and alchemize what we unearth.
Our journey begins in an embodied practice of creating Psychic Silence as you redesign and redefine your home as a living Sanctuary and sacred space. You’ll learn how to listen deeply as you build altars, ritualize your intentions, weave sacred commitments, and engage your mythos to transform your home and reveal your unique Creator Matrix and Creator Archetypes.
SANCTUARY is the first module of an 9- module sacred arts program. The regeneration codes of Starfish is what guides the design and structure of how we learn.
This is a journey through the body, what stories live with in us and make and break us. As we make sense of what is ready to be released, and liberate the parts that have been contained or stymied, we regenerate and our stories shift and transform as we prepare to share them with the world. We move like the ocean, in a steady rhythm of ebb and flow, going in to discover and reveal and recode, and then come out to give the gems we discovered through the form of sacred story.
We do this work through an embodied practice of creating Psychic Silence as you redesign and redefine your home as a living Sanctuary and sacred space. You’ll learn how to listen deeply as you build altars, ritualize your intentions, weave sacred commitments, and engage your mythos to transform your home and reveal your unique Creator Matrix and Creator Archetypes.
The Key to Unlocking and Activating Your Creator Matrix
How you relate to matter, matters.
Our belongings hold our stories, behaviors, patterns, and belief systems. They are the map, the topography of our internal life—what we have inherited, what we have chosen, and what we can’t let go of.
The living energy of objects fill our home. And this is the energy that we dream, love, and nurture within. It defines what we create in the world.
What lives in your physical space influences:
How you dream and what you create · What you believe is possible
What roles you play and what roles seem forbidden
Your expectations of life and those around you
What you believe you are capable of accomplishing
How you heal from wounds such as fear, doubt, guilt, or shame
How you manifest giving your gifts to this planet
Discover who you are as a creator by creating sacred space.
The Psychic Silence Guidebook, designed to accompany this course, will walk you through a 6-step process of uncovering and unleashing your Creator Matrix and creative life force. This 70-page guidebook includes rituals, practices, and worksheets supporting your reflection and journey through this program.
Each week you’ll be guided through rituals for your home, and then in class we’ll integrate your discoveries through a transformational storytelling process. We’ll explore:
A step-by-step process for clearing your channel and understanding your limiting and liberating thought patterns
Core principles of creating prayers and blessings and how to integrate ritual into your creation process
Earth-based practices for collaborating with the land as you create your intentions
Meditations and prompts that open your creative channel
Muse-invoking articles, podcasts, books, and music that will support you during this revelatory practice
Systems to reveal and then play with the old stories, patterns, unconscious belief systems, and behaviors living between you and your activated Creator Matrix
Rituals for cleansing and clearing, anointing, healing, forgiving, and addressing wounds within the masculine and feminine
A supportive community that has gathered at a unique moment in time to focus on bringing theirs gifts (and yours) to the times we are living in
WHAT THIS WORKSHOP INCLUDES
SANCTUARY : $450
- 6 live, interactive class sessions on Zoom (12 hours)
- + live, interactive classes with guest master teachers
- The Psychic Silence Guidebook (70-page downloadable PDF)
- A private accountability group with other participants who will support you outside of class
- Guided meditation and creativity practices
- Private Facebook group for gathering outside of class
- Recordings of all classes (permanent access)
Sanctuary + Wisdom Stories $550
All of the above, plus WISDOM STORIES:
A 4-week storytelling & workshop class (Dec 7 - Jan 4).
You will emerge with a new wisdom story about who you are in the world that holds the keys and symbols to your purpose and power.
We will workshop your stories, develop your storytelling skills, and cultivate your unique storytelling style.
Preparing the Temple Keeper
with Diana DuBrow
Cultivating Your Sacred Relationship
with Elayne Kalila
THE PRACTICE OF CEREMONY AND RITUAL
Brooke Medicine Eagle
SANCTIFY YOUR SPACE WITH YOUR OWN SACRED SYMBOL
Blessing your Space
with Kristen Myers
CULTIVATING A SPIRITUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GARDENING
Preparing to Work with Land Based Rituals with Alika Atay
SANCTUARY integrates the following elements into our practice.
You may gather these materials on your own or purchase when you register.
Ritual Kit created by Brittany Nelson,
founder of RITUALITY
CONTENTS OF YOUR RITUAL KIT
- Custom Journal—Filled with a variety of page layouts to activate your creativity.
Prayer Candle—Gold dipped to evoke courage, passion, and wisdom.
21 Beeswax Candles—each with a 50-minute burn for meditation and visualization practices
Black Tourmaline—protective and an activating root chakra crystal
Rose Bath Salt & Cleansing Blend —cleansing and soothing blend filled with shungite & citrine crystals to purify the 1st, 2nd and 3rd chakras
Clearing Juniper Dhoop—to soothe and relieve stress • Wild White and Purple Sage—to cleanse and clear
Eucalyptus, Rosemary, and Bay Herb Bundle—to burn or bathe with, to cleanse and protect
Mugwort—to engage ancient memories and dreamspace
As you transform your outer world, you will transform your internal world
and emerge living a new story, with new stories to tell.
Leah Lamb learned about how stories could be allies and friends when she was a child wandering the fields, creeks, and ponds of a rural farm in Vermont. Her first loves were writing and theater. Leah experienced first-hand how stories can unite when her play about suicide, “Berries,” was produced by VA Young Writers for The Theater. She went on to study the Eric Morris technique and the Meisner Technique at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City and interned at Williamstown Theatre Festival. Her love of the environment led her to study at Prescott College, where she earned a double major in outdoor experiential education and environmental education through performance. After she worked with youth at risk for many years as a wilderness guide with Outward Bound and other programs, her commitment to social justice led her to earn a master’s degree in social work from Virginia Commonwealth University.
"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
“Leah’s guidance is finally allowing me to find my true voice, which has transformed my life in ways I never thought imaginable. Through the lens of sacred storytelling and meditation, Leah approaches my chaotic thoughts with care and grace, creating a space that truly nurtures growth. She has a knack for spotting the gifts of others, and her methods are perfect for bringing out the unique potential in each of us. Aided by her consistent and stable anchor, I am gently pushed to succeed at forming real process and long lasting discipline. With Leah’s help, I’m finally learning how to flow with my creative life and connect to my muse in ways that are nothing short of magical...she is an absolute gift to this world and it is an honor to work with her. She has catalyzed me to find my own unique use of language and creative expression through storytelling.”
- Elora Lydia, Animator and storyteller.
“I’ve learned with Leah that being a Sacred Storyteller is about so much more than telling stories well. It’s a way of Being in life—of being in service, available to the Divine, in the specific ways that are truest to our own natures. Leah is a masterful guide and a committed advocate for creators and for the Creator in us all and has taught me a new way of being in partnership with inspiration and wisdom. Speak the Spark has been an experience so much more profound than I expected. I’m so grateful for the gifts! “
- Grace Boda
“I not only learned how to write my own stories and perform them confidently, I also learned how to LIVE story. Leah supported me in getting to know a story so well that it embeds into my skeletal structures, flows through my emotional waters, burns through to a personal truth, and finally affects the way I live and breathe. I have loved stories my whole life, and still Leah introduced me to the mysterious transformative power of stories in a way no other teacher has."
- Melinda Bielas, Storyteller in the 2019 Performance Intensive