With all that is happening on our planet:
are you wondering...
how can I help?
How can I truly make a difference?
If you’ve been feeling like there’s more that you can contribute...
If you can feel there is a spark inside of you that wants to be ignited through the stories your tell...
If are you asking: How can I be a part of nourishing my community instead of adding to the constant onslaught of noise and chatter of news and information?
Storytellers are some of the most
powerful people on the planet
We use An ancient technology to bring context and meaning
to the world we are living in.
"Leah lives in story, it resonates in her being – as a teller, as a writer/thinker, as an activist/world changer, as a contemporary artist rooted in the ancient. She knows the alchemy of myth and the miracle of life, and the tangible magic of language performed."
~Joe Lambert, Founder of Center for Digital Storytelling
"I recieved so much from Leah's course. There was a safe and rich space created to get to know the others in the group, and for each of us to unfold in our own way. I also came away with a clearer sense of my "medicine", that is, what I uniquely have to offer the world at this time. Leah is a big hearted, compassionate facilitator with a depth of knowledge, and is highly skilled at facilitating safety and opening of doors that are ready to open."
~Carrie Katz, songwriter and co-founder of Edwardian Ball
Develop Your relationship to story....
and claim a new way to be in relationship
to being human in our times
Open your channel to the creative force
Learn the art of preparing your audience to listen
Free your voice
Develop your unique style of storytelling
Learn The history and etymology of language and how it shapes our world view
Learn The consequence of kidnapping stories from other cultures
Bring the sacred to you everyday stories
Explore Storytelling as Service
Expand your repetoir of myths & fairytales from around the world
Work within a small group Setting with committed aliesLeah's "Speak the Spark" storytelling class has been THE MOST inspiring part of my life for the past 6 months! Before taking the class I dreamed of having storytelling be a part of my daily life, and now it is! I find myself feeling more confident taking the initiative when I'm in a group to tell a story, which is new for me. Also, I am tuning into the stories that want me to speak them and I am actually receiving stories!!! It's been such a magically fulfilling experience.
"Speak the Spark" storytelling class has been THE MOST inspiring part of my life for the past 6 months! Before taking the class I dreamed of having storytelling be a part of my daily life, and now it is! I find myself feeling more confident taking the initiative when I'm in a group to tell a story, which is new for me. Also, I am tuning into the stories that want me to speak them and I am actually receiving stories!!! It's been such a magically fulfilling experience.
Leah is gently encouraging, offers clear & direct reflection, models the use of language and creativity that has catalyzed me to find my own unique use of language and creative expression through story telling.
It is an incredibly rich, meaningful, useful and inspired offering. I can't recommend this class enough. ~Elana Auerbach
Meet Just a Few of Your Fierce Allies in Exploring
the Art & Science of Sacred Storytelling
Charles Eisenstein is a teacher, speaker, and writer focusing on themes of civilization, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution. His books (The Ascent of Humanity and Sacred Economics) as well as his other essays have generated a vast online following; he speaks frequently at conferences and other events, and gives numerous interviews on radio and podcasts. Writing in Ode magazine’s “25 Intelligent Optimists” issue, David Korten called Eisenstein “one of the up-and-coming great minds of our time.” Eisenstein graduated from Yale University in 1989 with a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy, and spent the next ten years as a Chinese-English translator. He currently lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with his wife and three sons.
Michael Meade, D.H.L., is a renowned storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology. He combines hypnotic storytelling, street-savvy perceptiveness, and spellbinding interpretations of ancient myths with a deep knowledge of cross-cultural rituals. He has an unusual ability to distill and synthesize these disciplines, tapping into ancestral sources of wisdom and connecting them to the stories we are living today. He is the author of The Genius Myth, Fate and Destiny: The Two Agreements of The Soul, Why the World Doesn't End, The Water of Life: Initiation and the Tempering of the Soul; editor, with James Hillman and Robert Bly, of Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart; and editor of Crossroads: A Quest for Contemporary Rites of Passage. Meade is the founder of Mosaic Multicultural Foundation, a nonprofit network of artist, activists, and community builders that encourages greater understanding between diverse peoples.
Rachel Bagby, author of the #1 bestselling book, Daughterhood: Sounding / Hidden Truths / Ignite Your Freedom, has devoted over 30 years to helping women voice their power. Founder of Singing Farm and Voice Blessings, she designs and leads programs with global reach, teaching change-agents to become joyful instruments of individual and organizational brilliance.
An award winning social artist, international speaker, and leadership muse with a JD from Stanford Law School, Rachel's clients have included entrepreneurial founders and mavericks at world-renowned organizations such as Google, Facebook, Organic Valley Co-Op and Rockwood Institute. Evoking the powers of story-singing, poetic intelligence and earth-centered contemplative practices, she helps leaders, artist, and healers galvanize the forces of nature within them, to accomplish bodacious, heaven-on-earth serving missions.
Drawing on skills honed as a founding member of Bobby McFerrin’s ensemble, "Voicestra," Rachel uses improvisation techniques to amp up her audiences’ presence and message, so that they increase their communicative power to transform the moment.
Learn More: http://rachelbagby.com/
Debra Silverman is part comedian, part psychologist, part astrologer and ALL REAL. She helps people turn on their own inner observer, to see the things they say and do in a
totally objective way. Debra has been in private practice for over 40 years. She uses astrology and her own system called the The 4 Elements (or 4E for short) as tools to help
people step into their power. Debra’s mothering approach to understanding and empowering people from all walks of life has earned her international fame and
admiration. She has written a book, magazine columns, hosted a radio show and has a YouTube channel with over 7 million views. She is dedicated to creating community and working for the children. Debra believes the future is arriving and none of us can do it alone. She is an expert in embracing the feminine, and her ultimate dream is to
revolutionize therapy by teaching therapists how to provide custom treatment to their clients. Debra believes in the power of listening. When we are silent - both with ourselves and each other - the messages that are trying to come through us can be given a voice, and we can all start walking our authentic and powerful path. She splits her time between Kauai and Boulder, Colorado where she enjoys talking to the beautiful flowers, daily swims and spending time with friends and family.
"I've been walking with a heavy story, in bewilderment of how to relate to it, what to do with it, carrying a sense that it has relationship to a universal human story but not knowing where to begin. Leah helped me spell out the pieces through feeling ALIVE in the story, honoring it, bringing intention to the craft of it, and allowing it to reveal itself to us. I feel like dignity has been brought to my role in these painful stories, and I feel empowered to live in them with awareness and choice. " ~Kait Singley
"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." ~Bettina Lonfat
This course is for you if:
You have a story to tell. And you want to Find your Unique Way Of sharing it.
You want to learn how to listen for the stories that want to come through you.
You want to develop your storytelling skills in a safe and supportive environment.
You want the freedom to go to an inperson class and appreciate the flexibility to Also be able to learn on your own SCHEDULE.
You want to learn from a range of masterful storytellers and performers.
You want to join an internationational community of people dedicated to learning the art and craft storytelling.
You're ready to take your storytelling to the next level.
"I had long felt the call to share stories. Thanks to this class and the most impressive array of presenters, I found not only confidence in my voice, but the deep listening to hear what it’s wanting to say. Moreover, I found the invitation to see stories where I would not normally look to get a better grasp on the storybook that is life."
"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... 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
"I wanted an adventure with others crafting the art and narrative of their lives. I wanted a setting and community to explore my inner, outer, creative, expressive self in hopes to live the story of my life more richly and enjoy the stories of others. I didn't know what to expect... I got to enjoy all that -- an epic adventure; a beautiful, talented, and generous community; Leah's medicine and soul offerings -- and because of the workshop, I feel more resourced to live my life, my medicine, my stories more enthusiastically and full-heartedly." ~Wendy Buffet, MD
"If a nation loses its storytellers, it loses its childhood."
You will receive...
Entrance into a private FaceBook group where you will receive weekly prompts for creativity and introductions to new stories from around the world
A 45-minute private session to use at your discretion during our TIME TOGETHER
Audio/video recording of each class
A small group collective that you connect with and share with outside of class.
Recommended readings to further your development as a storyteller
For those who want more 1:1 work will be assigned a Story partner
We meet every other Tuesday
5-7pm PST- 8-10EST
There is one workstudy position available.
First payment upon registration
A private 1.5 hour Soul Story Session
A Soul Story is a form of mystical storytelling where a one of a kind story is created just for you. It is a sacred tool that provides a mythic lens to examine your life through, and will support your development in using metaphors, symbols and archetypes. You canabout Soul Stories HEre.
The Creator: 3 Session coaching session:
To be used as you wish during our time together. This is an excellent opportunity to receive personal coaching and refine and focus on your work.
The Writer: 6 Session coaching session:
This is a great option for the storyteller who wants to refine and polish a piece of writing or hone their storytelling style and technique. We will meet each month for an hour long session.
The Producer: 12 Sessions:
This is for the storyteller who wants support developing a new work and also wants support learning the ropes of producing events. We'll go through the A-Z's of event production including marketing, booking, and producing events. will meet twice a month during the duration of the course.
Want to host a group that meets and studies together in
That is a BRILLIANT idea, and I would be more than happy to provide a group rate.
The stories you tell matter more than you dare to think.
Leah Lamb, MSW, studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse in NYC, and with many masters of story in theater, film, and the ancient art of storytelling.
For seven years she worked as a wilderness guide with youth with youth at risk. Her storytelling has taken on several mediums, including launching the Green Channel at the Emmy award winning television network, Current TV, and has written about the environment for National Geographic News Watch, Planet Green, Huffington Post Spirituality & Health Magazine and Fast Company. Leah works one on one with people through the form of Soul Stories, a form of mystical storytelling that allows for people to explore their archetypal structure and examine their lives through the metaphors presented in the mythic landscape.
Her work focuses on strengthening communities, and creates unique gatherings where participants can work within the mythic form of exploring how we are living in the cosmos, and in our consciousness. Leah created the storytelling ceremony, a place where complex social issues can be addressed. Lamb is committing to using story to meet the moment of the times we are living in, and views stories as the vehicle to explore beauty, grief, loss, and love.