Once upon a time, above the big brown land and under the big blue sky, there flew a tiny little story. The story never knew where she was headed to and where she began from. She floated, floated, and floated in the air without awareness for the longest time. One fine day, the wind angrily blew her down to the Earth. When awareness knocked her doors, she opened her eyes and sipped nourishment deep from the Earth’s belly. And in the joy of meeting the sun up in the sky, the story burnt herself and transformed into many tiny little stories, ready to float again, under the big blue sky and above the big brown land. The seed of stories is there within every one of us. Story-tellers are not a separate species from the planet of grapes. You are the one and there's one in everyone.
We invite you to 'The Story-tellers’ Gathering' to experience the seed within, to share and gift your stories. Let us create a pool of never-ending stories. Anyways, the stories never end. They are passed on to be re-told one day, under a different sky and a different sun.
What does this gathering offer?
We would be creating a learning space for the participants to learn different forms of story-telling and also would be offered are tools and techniques to go deeper and experiment different aspects of story-telling. Come full with the bag of stories because there will be open spaces everyday (and night too) to share your stories, tools and techniques, and other complementary skills (music, dance, meditation, etc.)
About the workshop Facilitator(s):
Judith Liberman- Judith Liberman is a storyteller, writer, trainer and art therapist. She has studied theatre at Pomona College (CA) and storytelling at the conservatory of Paris. In addition, she is a certified Art therapist, she has also studied Psychophonie with Iseult Welsh. She has trained as a modern clown with Emma OuldAoudia. And is a certified yoga instructor.
In Turkey, she is considered one of the initiators of the storytelling revival, and has created training programs in collaboration with several universities to train a new generation of storytellers.
She has also given storytelling workshops to coaches, therapists, artists, executives, and teachers, parents anyone who wished to increase their communication skills, presence, and discover the playful and creative art of fascinating an audience with a good tale.She has told stories in Paris, New York, Ankara and Istanbul in festivals, theatres, libraries, schools, hospitals, cafes, summer camps, parks, bookshops and yoga studios.For the last two years she has held bi-monthly storytelling nights in Istanbul.
She believes that stories help us live together, they create strong communities and help us find the inner power hidden in our imagination they are a real medium of vision, imagination and change.You can follow her reflections on storytelling at: http://astorytellerinistanbul.blogspot.com
Rahul Hasija–Inspired by the spiritual stories told by his mother, Rahul began to share stories from personal experiences of traveling and meeting people. He has worked with a quarterly magazine ‘Eternal Bhoomi’ as a sub-editor and layout artist. He is the translator and editor of two books – ‘Narmada – the river of joy’, and ‘The Original Forest’. He has also written several short stories mostly depicting childhood experiences and re-thinking development.
Currently Associated with Swaraj University as a facilitator, Rahul helps in creating a safe space for learners to share their personal stories, he initiates story-telling and theatre and helps others do the same. Visioning a harmonious and contented world, Rahul believes that people’s, places and nature’s stories need to travel into people’s heart. You can follow some of his expressions at http://thefreedomwalker.wordpress.com
Date and Timing: Friday, 20th February 10 am to Sunday 22nd February 2015 5 pm
Venue: Swaraj University Campus, Tapovan Ashram, Udaipur.The location of the event offers everything one would want in a story – mountains, lake, trees, forest, village, diverse characters and much more.More details will be sent to you once you register.
We are questioning, challenging and experimenting with our set notion of money. We would like to welcome you in this experiment and deepen our understanding of gift culture.
However, there is a basic cost to host this event and we invite you to contribute based on what you feel called to - for yourself or even for others. Participants are invited to contribute what they want and can. The estimated expenses for your food and stay, and honorarium for resource person(s) comes to ₹ 3500.
Your contribution will help keep such learning spaces alive and also can support other peoples’ participation. No one will be refused due to money constraints – if you need scholarship to participate in this workshop then please write to us.
So welcome and join our experiment and explore your relationship with money.
If you think this workshop is for you then please go ahead and click this link to register now.
In case you are unable to register through this link or for further queries please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com . You can also call us on 08764279302 or 08239471347
Judith, Rahul, Manish