“DAUGHTER OF THE EAST, SON OF THE WEST”
with Stella Kassimati and Maria Zourari

8 – 10 July 2022
Friday 7.30-9.30pm,
Saturday 9.00am till 5.00pm
Sunday 9.00am till 12.30pm

VENUE

Emerson College
Forest Row, East Sussex RH18 5JX United Kingdom

 

Course Fee: £195
 

Is Destiny a help or a hindrance as we make sense of the changes in our lives?

How free are we within the bounds of Destiny? Or indeed “Is it in our moments of decision that our destiny is shaped”? These and other questions will be explored, guided by a little known Armenian fairy tale (the 2nd in our series).

This weekend we will immerse ourselves in one fairy tale and through storytelling exercises, discussions, games and fun we will explore the wisdom it has to offers us.


Storytelling experience is not necessary. An open heart is!

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Guided by
Stella Kassimati & Maria Zourari

Step 1: Book Place

To book your place please contact Stella at stella@schoolofstorytelling.com or text her on +44 (0) 7765977149.

Step 2: Book Stay

Click ‘Book Stay’ to book meals and accommodation

Begin in Now!
 

31 March - 2 April 2023

Friday 7.30-9.30pm,

Saturday 9.00am till 5.00pm

Sunday 9.00am till 12.30pm

VENUE

Emerson College
Forest Row, East Sussex RH18 5JX United Kingdom

 

Course Fee: £165
 

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it!” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

This is the ideal course to lead you into something completely new, something you’ve never done before, but want to start now: Storytelling. If you have ever wondered what it would be like to tell a traditional story or a myth, if you’ve ever thought “I could never remember all that”….. if you’ve ever struggled with speaking in front of an audience, then this could be just the course for you. Begin it Now!

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Stella Kassimati.

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By the end of the weekend you’ll have a traditional story under your belt, gained confidence in speaking in front of others and go away with some hot tips on how best to tell a story. All this will take place in a supportive atmosphere at Emerson College, with plenty of fun to allow you to unfold your natural creativity and begin storytelling now!

No experience and a willingness to try out new things are the requirements for this course.

This course is the recommended first step into Storytelling at the School of Storytelling, Emerson College.

Testimonials:

The Guardian recognises “Begin it Now!” workshop with Stella Kassimati at Emerson College, UK as one of the 15 U.K.’s  best creative retreats. https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2021/may/29/crafty-breaks-15-of-the-uks-best-creative-retreats?fbclid=IwAR3oX6PIC_teA1tVDdRM828CJM8UBKFup_I0ZPD5FriSIdpzQO7zLzJXcLo

“In just a short weekend, Stella really set the foundations for my storytelling. I was amazed at how much I learnt and how often I come back to the advice that she gave me. She brought her warm heart and her playful energy, and made the weekend magical.”  Chris Adriaanse, U.K. Begin it Now! 2017 with Stella.

“The course was magical. I would like to do more workshops with Stella.” Seung-Ah Kim, Korea, opening a window to Greek Myths 2019

“I found this course excellent, informative and inspiring laced with warmth, humour and encouraging support.” Mary Barnes, U.K. Opening a Window to Greek Myths 2019

“I appreciated Stella’s warmth and her gentle and encouraging style. The workshop was playful and fun and a bit magical at times. A real pleasure. It leaves me with a real pointer for how to work with stories. I leave with many images to ‘cook with’ and reflect upon...” Pam, U.K Opening a Window to Greek Myths 2019

“It was an excellent experience and I appreciated the experiential and playful way storytelling was taught. I would redo it and recommend it to others” Nicole Voillat, Switzerland, Opening a Window to Greek Myths 2019

 

Step 1: Book Place

To book your place please contact Stella at stella@schoolofstorytelling.com or text her on +44 (0) 7765977149.

Step 2: Book Stay

Click ‘Book Stay’ to book meals and accommodation

“LOST and FOUND STORIES”
with Stella Kassimati and Maria Zourari

11 – 13 November 2022
Friday 7.30-9.30pm,
Saturday 9.00am till 5.00pm
Sunday 9.00am till 12.30pm

VENUE

Emerson College
Forest Row, East Sussex RH18 5JX United Kingdom

 

Course Fee: £195
 

“Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing”. Oscar Wilde

On remembrance weekend join us to re-member the parts of yourself that you may have forgotten for a while. We will hear from a wealth of stories in which those who have been fragmented by the struggles and joys of life have come back to themselves. This is good medicine and we will share it with each other.

Over the weekend you will be hearing and telling traditional stories of re-membering and picking up the parts you want re-member about yourself.


Storytelling experience is not essential, but it is beneficial.

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Guided by
Stella Kassimati & Maria Zourari

Step 1: Book Place

To book your place please contact Stella at stella@schoolofstorytelling.com or text her on +44 (0) 7765977149.

Step 2: Book Stay

Click ‘Book Stay’ to book meals and accommodation

“Dionysos and Apollo: Passion and Logic” Guided by Stella Kassimati

2 – 4 December 2022
Friday 7.30-9.30pm,
Saturday 9.00am till 5.00pm
Sunday 9.00am till 12.30pm

VENUE

Emerson College
Forest Row, East Sussex RH18 5JX United Kingdom

 

Course Fee: £165
 

Would you rather be described as reasonable or impulsive?
 

If you have grown up in Europe there is a good chance that you have learnt that being ‘reasonable’ is considered a strength and being ‘impulsive’ a weakness. But these complimentary energies are powerfully encouraged to support one another in our exploration of the two Greek Gods who embody them. Apollo, the medic, musician, the bringer of light and order and Dionysos the impassioned, creative and intense. Whilst our power structures favour Apollo the wings of our imaginations remain clipped. Balance is all. Join us to explore restoring the balance of these co-creative energies in your own life.
 

Delphi, the centre of spiritual power for Ancient Greece is overseen by Apollo, but on December 1st, Dionysos enters Delphi and rules for three months. At December’s opening we too will invite Dionysos to the places where Apollo usually rules and see how a renewed balance can guide us to our own inner sovereignty.

During this storytelling weekend we will explore through their myths the power and energy, within
and without, of Dionysos (Intuition/Passion) and Apollo (Reason/Logic). We will immerse ourselves
in their myths, have discussions, fun and enjoy playful storytelling exercises.
All welcome. No previous knowledge of Greek Myths or Storytelling is required.

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Testimonials:

“The weekend was highly enjoyable. I learned a great deal and the course has been an important
step in balancing my own Apollonian and Dionysian mysteries. Highly recommended.” Liz Cruse, U.K.

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“I have now attended three of Stella’s courses, and hope that there may be many more. Her sensitive way of working with where a group is and wants to explore, expert knowledge, and rich storytelling experience have for me always guaranteed that her courses will be informative, playful, inspiring, and deeply engaging. Matched with her humility, mixing of imaginative and always
meaningful exercises, and a desire to get to know and have fun with the characters that feature in her teaching, you can be sure that you will come away with a new appreciation of the power of story and myth. I thoroughly recommend, and look forward again to having open ears and an open mind
in her wonderful company before too long!” Clive Johnson, U.K. 2019, 2017 and 2015.


“Stella as a teacher of Myth and the power of it, has influenced me for life. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to receive her teaching as a student and friend. I felt her unwavering connection to the ancient Myths come through in her ability to articulate through both language and
frequency of being.” Coco Kami, U.K. 2017

“Stella’s excitement, passion and knowledge about Greek Goddesses and Gods is infectious and I will forever be very grateful for that.” Inger Lodberg, Denmark. Heart and Craft 2014

Step 1: Book Place

To book your place please contact Stella at stella@schoolofstorytelling.com or text her on +44 (0) 7765977149.

Step 2: Book Stay

Click ‘Book Stay’ to book meals and accommodation