School for Sacred Storytelling
Bringing Beauty & Connection,
Healing & Grace,
& Tools For A Changing World
How Will You Tell the Story of Our Time?
Welcome to the
School for Sacred Storytelling
This program was designed for the times we are living and informed by the principles natural cycles of our planet: a world that ebbs and flows through death and rebirth, of going inward, and sharing what we discover outward.
This is a time of not-knowing.
A time where when the wisdom keepers recommend stepping into a state of wonder: about who we are, how we got here, our belief systems, and what they were born out of.
Our stories are inherited.
And then, there comes a moment of reckoning, of choosing: what story will we choose to carry? What stories will we repeat, or change as we learn from them?
If you aren’t writing the story: you could end up unconsciously playing a role in someone else’s story.
How we live our story, and how we are lived by our stories, influences what roles we choose to play in our lives.
The stories we are made of influence our belief systems, our values, and what we believe is possible.
We are often lived by stories that we have not chosen,
and if we aren’t awake to the moment,
we can speak the script and and play the role,
and even inhabit a role in a story that dictates our worst fears.
But our stories are like trees, and they are designed to grow, to change, and to transform so that they eventually take a shape that offers the fruits of your life, and provides a place of shade and rest for others.
Our stories are like starfish, and they are designed to release the parts that no longer serve, so that they can regenerate in such a way that the gifts, the wisdom, the hard wisdom can be lived and offered.
Knowledge is learned.
Wisdom is earned.
This program is designed for people who want to participate in the times we are living in, who want to harness and cultivate the gifts they have carried along the way, and who want to use their voice in a meaningful way to create a world where all sentient beings are treated with dignity and respect, where all life is honored, the world we know is possible.
This course is designed for the bridge builders, the weaver dreamers, the visionaries, the humble listeners, the connectors, the ones who understand that every word they speak and every story they tell is forging a path step by step to the future we most want to live in.
This program is designed for people who want to go in, to examine what is living there, seen and unseen, known and unknown, to learn wisdom teachings from master teachers, to touch the edges of what is known and familiar, and then to harvest what they discover to be given as a gift to the world.
This program is designed to serve those who want to use their voice in service to nurturing their community, who understand that the role of storyteller is one of the most integral roles on this planet: a role that brings meaning, context, medicine, and healing.That the tools one develops in the process of becoming a masterful teller involve advanced interpersonal skills, listening skills, community building, along with the expected public speaking skills and talent in crafting a story that will be carried by others after you share it. So this program weaves these advanced skills with some of the most masterful teachers of our time.
This is a program designed to hold you, in community, through these quickly changing times.
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3 Ways to Experience the Program:
"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
"Imagine a person who just has a knack for bringing out your gems. Someone who listens for your greatness and doesn’t get distracted by your self doubt. And in their presence, you become more articulate, creative, and in flow. This is what I experience in Leah’s realm. She is a magnet for your truth to blossom in expression. She provides the nourishment, the curiosity, the nudges, and the challenge to step into the discomfort of a new creation with trust and open-heartedness. Some may think of her as a story midwife. I consider her a creativity locksmith: able to design keys through questions and prompts that can unlock aspects who you’ve always known yourself to be but may have forgotten or lost. Come as you are into Leah’s sphere, and if you’re open, you’ll leave more at home in yourself and your expression than ever before. At least, that’s what happened with me, and I couldn’t be more grateful that Leah has graced my path."
-Carey McCray, Storyteller in the 2020 Performance Intensive
“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