Finding the Sacred
in Hard or Unresolved Stories
CHANGE YOUR STORY.CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
Finding the sacred in
UNtelling and reweaving Unresolved Stories
Friday Sept 8th from 6-9pm
Saturday Sept 9th 10am-7pm
Oakland Hills (address given upon registration)
$125-175 sliding scale
If you have a story you don't know how to tell, this deep luscious dive into the mystery of creation and recreation is for you.
We will swim in the wake of a specific experience in your life. We will make myth, poem, song, and story as we work with the elements and invite in the muse as we make meaning and bring beauty to unresolved experiences.
Life provides test that are the gateway to discover who we are.
These threshold events show us what we are made of, and eventually become the foundation for who we will one day become.
Through MYTH POEM AND SONG we will Unbind and reweave your stories...
Threshold moments may look like the death of a loved one, divorce, a health crisis, a traumatic event, a life transition, and anything else that you are wanting to address (such as making sense of living through the state of the world).
It is in how we tell these tales that determines the resonance of what we choose to continue to live in, It is what defines the wake of what it left behind. Do we walk away holding the role of victim or perpetrator, or can you find a way to play another role in the story? Where is the path to the hero or redemption? These are just a few of the questions we will grapple with as we listen deeply for the truths that are resting in the corners of our stories.
The experinece happened once.
but there is no limit to how many times you will retell the story.
It is in the telling of the story where we can claim the wisdom of our elder self, where we can claim our voice when we might not have had it, and bring meaning so that the learning may ripple out into the world.
This workshop is specifically designed for people who are working with a story in their life they are ready to take on. Through play, writing exercises, improv, solo time in nature, we will examine these stories and find a new way to meet them.
What To Expect:
On Friday, September 8th...
We will gather in the redwoods. We will meet the stories where they are, speak to what needs to be said, and listen for what is asking to be heard. Then we will go home and dream with them.
On Saturday, September 9th...
We will reconvene in a home in the Oakland hills at 10am where we will engage in a full day of focused activities that will include creativity exercises, developing a relationship with the process of sacred storytelling, sharing in small groups, solo time in nature, and writing exercises. We will invite in the muse to explore creative ways to meet the story, and play with a variety of ways to recreate using a mythic perspective. Each person will be invited to find their own authentic expression of storytelling. Each person will have some 1:1 time with the facilitator throughout the day.
We will bring this workshop to a close through the sharing of our new creation.
This course involves:
1 part introspection/personal Exploration
1 part storytelling and writing Skill Building
1 part play and wonder
Sliding Scale: $125-$175
This workshop takes begins out of doors, on Friday, September 8th from 6-9pm in the Redwood Park.
On Saturday, September 10th we will meet in a home in the Oakland hills from 10-7pm (or until all of the stories have been told).
Registrants will receive additional instructions and directions to the location upon Registration.
Sliding Scale $125-$175
Add A Personal Soul Story Session
A Soul Story session is a form of mystical storytelling that involves a one of a kind story created just for you in a private session. You can choose to schedule your story before or after the workshop; these sessions can take place in person or over the phone.
When combined with this course, your receive a 50% discount off a regular session. Learn all about Soul Stories here.
Fee for workshop and private Soul Story session is: $325
"My search for an avenue to unleash my inner storyteller lasted over a decade. The Myth, Magic & Medicine online class was worth the wait. Not only is Leah a master storyteller in her own right, she applies what she learned from leading outdoor wilderness expeditions to help people turn down the noise and tune in to their own inner guidance. Reminiscent of Joseph Campbell, Leah laid out activities designed for us to move forward with our inspiration; guiding us beyond our fears as we embarked on our own transformational Hero’s Journey. I highly recommend this class for anyone who wants to go beyond story telling formulas to reach the place where authenticity and magic reside within us all."
Adrienne McCurdy, International Facilitator and Consultant
"My storytelling was mechanical and stale and in a way... unlived, unliving and underlived. After this course, and something was awakened. This course was exactly what I needed to spark my soul into finally living that story telling side that I never dreamt I could and would live up to. You did that. You do that."
~Bettina Lonfat, Participant in Myth, Magic, and Medicine.
"Kind yet firm, loving yet fierce, Leah expertly marries the magic with the mundane as she fluidly guides the unfolding of every soul's unique story. Her ears listen for the deeper currents flowing beneath the words and actions, her words call each participant more fully to life, her eyes sparkle with the radiance of aligned purpose, and her heart sings the siren song of remembrance and returning. Leah's work is an imperative service to the great turning of our world and culture, and her devotion to the mystery invites all that work with her to step into their unique embodied expression of medicine and purpose through the weaving of the great mythological unfolding of each and every life. If you are ready for true transformation of the tales you tell and the germination of the seeds of growth within your soul, step into Leah's circle and surrender to the greater story that is longing to live through you."
~Hannah Jermstad, participant in Myth, Magic, & Medicine, Storytelling for A New Paradigm.