What if the keys to understanding the universe were hidden inside of every word you speak?
What if the stories you tell had the power to heal, destroy, or transform, the world around you?
Stand in your genius
Spark brilliance in others
Influence the world around you
Build a better future
Through every story you tell
Educators, healers, workshop facilitators, creatives, change-makers, entrepreneurs, trainers, speakers, therapists, artists, leaders & visionaries
(or if you feel the calling to be one)
This is a call
For those who want to plant beauty in unrest
For those who believe they can change a life with a string of well-placed words
For those who are committed to developing their skills to speak truth to power
Storytelling is the operating system that aligns the heart, mind, and soul with purpose.
Are you wondering...
How can I make a difference?What is my role in the great story of our time?
How can I use my voice to best serve the times I am living in?
And bring forth the authentic gifts within me through the stories I tell?
“We’ve tried everything that was possible and none of it worked. Now we must try the impossible.”Sun Ra
Step into the Sacred Storytelling Cauldron and
discover what is waiting for you...
- Ignite your creativity as you engage your mythic imagination
- Liberate your voice and spark freedom in others
- Learn from a diverse group of master teachers from different traditions and from around the world
- Develop wisdom stories, vision stories, and journey stories so you can help nurture strong connections in your community
- Allow your storytelling to heal wounds you might not know you were living with
- Increase your confidence to your relationship with your creative life force & experience ease and joy with public speaking
- Reimagine activism as you experience storytelling as a tool for social change
- Stand in the role of leader as you influence the consciousness of those around through every story that you tell
- Be witnessed in the telling of your personal story
- Work within a small group of committed allies
- Expand your repertoire of myths & fairytales from around the world
Want to experience a Free Class?
How To Tell Stories Designed to Open Hearts & Change The World
You will receive:
Session One: January 8th to March 26th
In this 3 month course we will have a combination of classes with master teachers and group working classes. Themes for each month are the following:
Taming the Monsters: How to Transform Painful Stories into Wisdom Stories
Soul Centered Storytelling & Declarations
Riding The Dragon: How To Tell Love Stories From The Edge Of Time (engaging mythic imagination)
Meet the Session One Master Teachers
Rev. M. Kalani
Rev. M. Kalani Souza is a gifted storyteller, singer, songwriter, musician, performer, poet, philosopher, priest, political satirist, and peacemaker. A Hawaiian practitioner and cross-cultural facilitator, he has experience in promoting social justice through conflict resolution. His workshops and lectures inspire, challenge and entertain the listener while calling all to be their greater selves. Kalani is the Founding and current Director of the Olohana Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit based on Hawaii’s Big Island since 2008. Olohana focuses on building community capacity, cohesiveness, resilience, and emergency preparedness around food, energy, water, and knowledge systems.
Lyla June Johnston is a Fellow with the Original Caretakers Initiative at the Center for Earth Ethics. She was raised in Taos, New Mexico and is a descendent of Diné (Navajo) and Tsétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne) lineages. She is a co-founder of The Taos Peace and Reconciliation Council, which works to heal intergenerational trauma and ethnic division in the northern New Mexico. She is a walker within the Nihigaal Bee Iiná Movement, and is the lead organizer of the Black Hill Unity Concert. She is the also the founder of Regeneration Festival, an annual celebration of children that occurs in 13 countries around the world every September.
In 2012, she graduated with honors from Stanford University with a degree in Environmental Anthropology. She is a musician, public speaker and internationally recognized performance poet. Lyla June ultimately attributes any achievements to Creator who gave her the tools and resources she uses to serve humanity.
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.
Session Two: April 9th-June 18th
In this 3 month course we will have a combination of classes with master teachers and group working classes. Themes for each month are the following:
Listening within and Speaking out: Talking out loud the voices of your land
Killing The Hero’s Journey
Embodying The Story: performance and practice
Walking the Path of Eldership
Meet the Session Two Master Teachers
Stephen Jenkinson is an activist, teacher, author, and farmer. His book Die Wise recently received the Nautilus Book Award. He has a masters degree in theology from Harvard University and a masters degree in social work from the University of Toronto. Formerly a program director at a major Canadian hospital and medical-school assistant professor, Jenkinson is now a sought-after workshop leader, speaker, and consultant to palliative care and hospice organizations. He is the founder of the Orphan Wisdom School in Canada and the subject of the documentary film Griefwalker.
Since earning her degree in Religious Studies and the Aesthetics of Movement, Nina Wise has devoted her career to developing theater and writing stories that address the complex relationship between body, intellect, and spirit. Her original works, performed in prestigious venues in the United States, South America, Europe and Asia have won awards for playwriting, innovative design, and new theater including three NEA fellowships and seven Bay Area Theater Critics Awards. Her book, A Big New Free Happy Unusual Life, was published by Broadway Books and her stories and articles have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals.
Wise’s immersive theater piece The Kepler Story, created in collaboration with California Academy of Sciences Morrison Planetarium, is the first theater piece ever created about an astronomer for domes. The production played to sold out crowds at Morrison Planetarium in San Francisco and the Fiske Planetarium, UC Boulder and is currently in development for a world tour.
The founder of Motion Theater®, an original form of autobiographical improvisation, Nina offers performances and trainings in this unique form of authentic self-expression. She has performed custom-designed improvised works at theaters, think tanks, conferences, medical institutions, and political events around the world.
As an artist and teacher who specializes in innovation, she has coached numerous individuals and teams in creativity, the cultivation of presence, stress reduction, communication and leadership. In addition, authorized to teach by Jack Kornfield, Wise teaches Buddhist practice at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and other spiritual centers worldwide.
Bayo Akomolafe (PhD) is an ethnopsychotherapeutic researcher, lecturer and author from Covenant University in Nigeria. He is an international speaker, poet and activist for a radical paradigm shift in consciousness and current ways of living. He is Coordinator of the International Alliance for Localization. Bayo and his ‘life-force’, Ej, are currently on a journey to reclaim their lives and intimacy with the earth, with others and with community. He is writing his first novel, The Boy Who Stayed Outside. Ej and Bayo are ecstatic parents of a girl, Alethea.
Disenchanted with the single story about wellness and being he had received via his Eurocentric clinical training, Bayo embarked on a quest to seek out the less-than-obvious stories his own people had told for hundreds of years. He met with Yoruba shaman-priests who spoke glowingly about the vibrancy of the nonhuman world, the limitations of human agency and identity, and a more holistic notion of prosperity and abundance. They taught him the limitations of ‘the white man’s pills’ and urged a collective shift from the hubris of modernity to a deepened alliance with the web of life, saying: ‘In other to find your way, you must lose it’. For Bayo, the shamans reinvigorated his recognition of truth as sacred play. Bayo continues to examine through his writing and talks how stories give birth to reality.
"Speak the Spark" is an incredibly rich, meaningful, useful and inspired offering. It 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. I now find myself feeling more confident, taking the initiative when I'm in a group to tell a story, and able to tune into the stories that want me to speak them and for the first time I am actually receiving stories!!! It's been such a magically fulfilling experience.
Leah is gently encouraging, offers clear & direct reflection, and has catalyzed me to find my own unique use of language and creative expression through storytelling.
How It Works
We meet twice a month online via video conferencing
The first class of each month features a master guest teacher and is held on Tuesday's from 5pm-7pm PST (Convert to your time zone here)
The second class each month will involve a progressional journey of developing your knowledge and skills in identifying, developing, and gifting stories in all areas of your life and is held on Tuesday's from 10am-12pm PST (Convert to your time zone here)
You are assigned a small group of like-minded cohorts matched specifically to you based on your interests and goals
Meet your Host
Leah Lamb, MSW, experiences story as a tool for personal transformation and social change, and views the artform as a mystical expression of the connection between earth, people, and all life forms.
Her storytelling lives in several mediums. She has authored short stories, documentaries, and award-winning PSA’s about the environment. Her articles about culture and the environment have been featured in Fast Company, Spirituality & Health Magazine, National Geographic News Watch, and Huffington Post. She produced and hosted The Green Channel on the Emmy-award-winning television network, Current TV.
Her education in theater includes studying the Eric Morris technique, the Meisner technique at the Neighborhood Playhouse in NYC, and apprenticing at The Williamstown Theater Festival. Her love of the arts as a doorway to social change came alive when she began writing and producing, But it is her love of the wilderness that brought her to the threshold of listening to where the stories live. She worked as a wilderness guide for seven years, traveling from Alaska, to Nepal, to Mexico, and to the deserts of the southwest.
Leah created the format of storytelling ceremonies, which have toured in LA, San Francisco, and NYC. Her mystical storytelling, known as Soul Stories, provides people another tool to explore their archetypal structure and examine their lives through the metaphors and symbols that present in their consciousness.
Learn More About the Course
Leah Lamb is a storyteller and media strategist of unparalleled talent and unmatched wisdom. Leah’s work represents a masterful blend of keen, seasoned insight into multimedia trends + deep familiarity with archetypal forces at play beneath the surface of our shared societal narratives + unwavering devotion to the healing of the earth. A collaboration with her will leave your own work and understanding of the world forever impacted, for the better.Caitlin Sislin
“Leah Lamb is more than a teller of stories, she is a celebrant of Story as a part of human life, as a transformational process, and as a vehicle for creating social change.”Baruch Zeichner, Host of Paradigms Podcast
“I received so much from this course…I 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
This Course Is For You If:
You want more than the technical ABC’s of what goes into building a story; you want to learn the subtleties of what makes storytelling a mystical, magical, and mysterious transformational art form
You want a transformational experience where you can carry yourself, your stories, and your actions, forward in meaningful ways.
You want to develop and practice your storytelling skills in a safe and supportive environment
You want to join an international learning community while also enjoying the flexibility of learning on your own schedule.
You long to learn from elders and to receive guidance as you explore which stories in your personal life and in our culture are asking to be carried and which stories are asking to be healed
You want to learn the skills and ethics involved with changing a story
“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.”Ophir Haberer, participant in Speak The Spark, 2017
Storytellers Are Some Of The Most
Influential People On The Planet
WE USE AN ANCIENT TECHNOLOGY
To build realities
Shape belief and value systems
Disrupt social constructs
3 or 6 months of steeping, learning, practicing, and developing your sacred storytelling skills.
Want To Host A Group That Meets And Studies Together In Your Hometown?
Limited work exchange/partial scholarships available.
Please inquire below for more information.
“Leah Lamb is a midwife of magic and sage guide through the creative realms. I am grateful to have called her into my life at a point when I decided to commit to a creative practice in order to birth various stories that want to come through. I kept coming up against my own internal blocks for years and decided it was time to find a professional to honor this personal intention. Our weekly sessions are deeply engaging, dynamic, full of surprises, heart opening, playful and keep my muse nourished as she finds her way. She’s helped me to create my own rituals around my creative process and listens deeply for what wants to come forward without forcing a “formula” on my process. She’s taught me how to celebrate and welcome my muse in a way that the spigot of creativity has opened in my life. Leah always provides me with numerous writing prompts and exercises to play with throughout the week so I have places to go when I hit a creative cul-de-sac. As I’ve opened up to writing mythic stories, I’ve started to live a more mythic life. I don’t know what more I could ask for.”Alexandra Marcus
Want to add private coaching sessions with Leah to your experience of Sacred Storytelling?
Set up a 20 minute information session to determine if receiving 1:1 coaching sessions will accelerate achieving your goals.
The Performance Intensive
Put me on the stage!
Are you ripe and ready to learn the ins and outs of how to develop, rehearse, and produce a sacred storytelling performance?
The performance track is designed to support your full embodiment of your story. Join an intimate community and be led through a facilitated co-creation process that will result in a fully produced evening of sacred storytelling.
The Performance Intensive includes:
- Participation in three weekend retreats over the course of the 10 months (Oct 26-28, Feb 8-10, May 17-19)
- Development of confidence in your performance skills as you learn how to create and produce a story from start to finish style
- Progression through a rehearsal process that fosters the development of your personal storytelling style
- Exploring the art of giving and receiving constructive feedback
- Learning the ins and outs of what is involved with producing an event, including creative development, marketing, and production
About the retreats:
Location: Nicasio, CA
These 2.5-day retreats will take place at Solstice Grove, a 30-acre sanctuary and retreat that hosts a redwood forest, a grove, trails through the woods, vistas of the valley, a hot tub, and more. Catered meals will be provided.
Listen for your stories while walking among the redwoods
Listen for your stories as they surface through the waters
Tell your stories around the fire
Please note, there are limited seats in the performance intensive
“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 The Story Center
“I have been struggling for some time with finding my voice and therefore finding my power. I used to enjoy writing short stories in my younger days, but somehow that creativity (and my voice) got lost in the shuffle of all the hustle of life. I always felt pulled away by what I ‘should’ be doing rather than listening to the wisdom within. But Leah’s course showed up in my life and it has shifted me in a very powerful way. I was able to learn new skills (like working with myth) with ease and flow. But most importantly I was able to work with my own real life story in an empowered way that helped me bring closure to an old trauma I had suppressed for years. If I had to do it over, I would choose this course a thousand times over and over again!”
~LaShanda Brown Sell, PhD, participant in Change Your Story, Change Your Life
Leah Lamb is more than a teller of stories, she is a celebrant of Story as a part of human life, as a transformational process, and as a vehicle for creating social change.
~Baruch Zeichner, Host of Paradigms Podcast
“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 storytelling. It is an incredibly rich, meaningful, useful and inspired offering. I can’t recommend this class enough. ~Elana Auerbach
“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.”
“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.”
“I received 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
Leah Lamb is a storyteller and media strategist of unparalleled talent and unmatched wisdom. Leah’s work represents a masterful blend of keen, seasoned insight into multimedia trends + deep familiarity with archetypal forces at play beneath the surface of our shared societal narratives + unwavering devotion to the healing of the earth. Each of her dynamic offerings reflects her multifaceted brilliance, and a collaboration with her will leave your own work and understanding of the world forever impacted, for the better.
“Leah Lamb is a midwife of magic and sage guide through the creative realms. I am grateful to have called her into my life at a point when I decided to commit to a creative practice in order to birth various stories that want to come through. I kept coming up against my own internal blocks for years and decided it was time to find a professional to honor this personal intention. Our weekly sessions are deeply engaging, dynamic, full of surprises, heart opening, playful and keep my muse nourished as she finds her way. She’s helped me to create my own rituals around my creative process and listens deeply for what wants to come forward without forcing a “formula” on my process. She’s taught me how to celebrate and welcome my muse in a way that the spigot of creativity has opened in my life. Leah always provides me with numerous writing prompts and exercises to play with throughout the week so I have places to go when I hit a creative cul-de-sac. In our time together, as I’ve opened up to writing mythic stories, I’ve started to live a more mythic life. I don’t know what more I could ask for.”
“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.
“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
Leah has opened up a whole new storytelling world for me. I have written a novel and have been studying story craft for years yet with Leah I experienced for the first time storytelling as a sacred ceremony. Now I want to drink up all the myth-making elixirs that Leah brews in her kitchen. She is a master of language alchemy.
“Leah’s process is gentle, intuitive, fun and powerful. She has a wonderful and truly transformative ability to support people in moving people through stuck places and into clear alignment with their own inner wisdom.
“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.”
This is a call...
For those who want to join a community that practices eloquence,
who want to try their hand at creating stories,
stories that may be given as gifts,
gifts that are worthy of being carried over and beyond a lifetime
Register for Speak the Spark
Stepping into the field of storytelling as a sacred form will invite a transformational process. This requires time, commitment and dedication, and at some point, it is very natural to say to yourself, "I don't want to do this anymore." (Just imagine what a caterpillar goes through while becoming a butterfly). For that reason, as your super ally, in support of you taking a strong and loyal stand for yourself, a 70% refund will be honored until 48 hours after the second class; after that time no refunds will be issued. Before enrolling in this course, we invite you to ensure that this is the time you are ready to say yes, because the strength of your commitment is a ripple effect that will go through you...through your cohorts, and through your teachers, creating strong binds that go in all directions.