Rekindling Abundance – Finding the medicine in plants and stories 

with Hannah Robson and Roi Gal-Or


Mon 3rd July - Friday 7th July 2023

Mon – 10:00 -17:30

Tue - Thurs 9:00 to 17:00 daily
Fri 9:00 to 12:30

VENUE

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

 

Course Fee: £490
 

Making different plant preparations and creating healing stories for these times.

  • What is medicine?

  • What is the body? Can it become a compass If we really listen?…

  • How can ancient plant wisdom and stories become doorways into deeper knowing?

In this course, we will enter the subtle and magical realms of plants and stories with all our senses. With the guidance of medical herbalist Hannah and storyteller Roi, we will be sitting with plants, tasting and observing them, embarking on sensorial adventures, embodiment exercises, plant encounters and many more adventures to discover how the almost invisible little weeds, once befriended, can become trusted, recognisable companions.

Together we will experiment with different medicinal plant preparations such as ointments, oxymels, teas and maybe even poultices, depending on what the plants and the group call for!  We will work with traditional plant story wisdom and create new medicinal stories for our time, guided by the plants. We will explore the many facets of how herbal medicine encourages healing. Learning how and when to turn to the plants for support to tend to the bumps and bruises our body and soul experience on the journey of life.

We invite you to explore the abundance of nature with us and through that, your own abundance, rekindling a healthy relationship with your surroundings, your imagination and yourselves. The course takes place in the beautiful grounds of Emerson College, a perfect spot to enjoy the culmination of summer solstice and together awaken our vital spirit with songs, games and merry companionship.

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Guided by
Hannah Robson

& Roi Gal-Or

Step 1: Book Place

To book your place please Email Hannah rekindlingabundance@gmail.com

or Roi -  roigalor@gmail.com 

Step 2: Book Stay

Click ‘Book Stay’ to book meals and accommodation

Begin in Now!
 

27 - 29 January 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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Guided by
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

“Alcestis: The Nature of Sacrifice”
with Stella Kassimati and Maria Zourari

Weekend 1: 31 March - 2 April 2023
Weekend 2: 12 - 14 May 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: £345
 

 Join us for a brand new two weekend course!

During the pandemic, the fear of death led many of us to sacrifice our freedoms and way of life. For two years people, who did not put themselves first, wore masks, left home only for essential reasons and hardly saw their loved ones. We sacrificed so much to protect ourselves and others, to keep our neighbours and fellow humans safe.

Admetus, afraid of death, accepted the Fates’ offer to find someone else willing to die in his place. His old parents, fearing death, refused, but his young wife, Alcestis, willingly sacrificed herself to save the life of her beloved husband. This story invites us to explore our relationship to sacrifice and life. How prepared are we to make sacrifices for life, for Nature and for our planet? Just how far are we willing to go to save and protect ourselves, those we love and all other beings? 


Over the first weekend we will be hearing and telling the myths that led to the tragedy “Alcestis” written by the famous Ancient Greek playwright Euripides. During the second weekend we will explore the myths and see what personal and global themes emerge. Could this ancient story contain wisdom that can help us at this critical point in human history?

Storytelling experience is beneficial, but not essential.

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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

“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
 

Re-membering, recognising and honouring our unbreakable connections.
 

Sometimes in life we may find ourselves estranged, displaced or with broken connections to ourselves or others. Join us on a journey of memory and story to reconnect to what we think we may have lost, to remember and honour our past, present and future.
 

This weekend we will share stories and through storytelling exercises, discussions, games and fun we will explore the wisdom they have to offers us.
 

“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


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.

Dionysos and Apollo 2019
“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

Begin in Now!
 

2 - 4 June 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.JPG

Guided by
Stella Kassimati

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 schoolofstorytelling@gmail.com or text her on +44 (0) 7765977149.

Step 2: Book Stay

Click ‘Book Stay’ to book meals and accommodation