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Beginner’s course in Storytelling


There are those moments when something new has entered into us, something unknown –A story perhaps.

Great stories have always inspired the way people think. Great philosophers and motivational speakers use stories to state a fact or to drive home a message effectively.


It encourages people to craft their stories to stimulate an emotional and intelligent response from the participants. These stories are engaging and effective because they activate the listener’s imagination, connect them to their own experiences, and help them create new ones.

However, it is not enough just to tell a story. One has to know what one is doing to be effective. The storytelling techniques and skills that the participants learn during the course helps helps them communicate the story effectively using the right language tone and voice.



Kathalaya Academy of storytelling courses

Kathalaya has set up an Academy of Storytelling as an internationally-recognized institute for storytelling –the only Global Storytelling Academy in the World. The philosophy and aim of setting it up was to evoke innovative ideas of learning through its ‘Thinking, Linking and Telling’ programs.

The Academy conducts Certificate, Diploma courses and short-term workshops all over India and the World to spread storytelling as a Life Skill. The certificate is affiliated to the International Storytelling Center, Tennessee, in U.S.A.; Scottish Storytelling Centre, UK; University of Skovde, Sweden.

The International Academy of Storytelling uses the Power of Storytelling as a unique methodology to create a practical, philosophical, and emotional connect within us.

Duration: 20 hours over 3 days

Location: At Bengaluru, Gurgaon

Fees : Bengaluru -INR 18000 includes GST, certificate , snacks tea and lunch

             Gurgaon--INR 20060 includes GST, certificate , snacks tea and lunch


Note: We also offer customized courses for different audiences such as teachers, schools, NGOs, parents, corporates, etc at their location, given a minimum batch of 12-15 individuals. Please contact us for more details.


Session 1

  • Introduction
  • Listening skills
  • Elements of storytelling

Session 2

  • Pillars of storytelling
  • What is storytelling?
  • Expressing a story


Session 3

  • Voice and Voice modulation
  • Body language and movement
  • Story web

Session 4

  • Creating your own story
  • Application of stories
  • Presenting stories by participants


Our Participants-

  • Educators
  • Parents
  • Change Agents
  • Working Professionals
  • Business Heads
  • Performing Artists
  • Professional Storytellers
  • Students

Learning Outcomes-

  • Effective Communication
  • Holistic Learning
  • Non Competitive Engagement
  • Innovative New Ways of Learning
  • Language Development
  • Self Esteem
  • Knowing One's Potential
  • Self Confidence

Methodology –

  • Experiential Learning
  • Participatory Learning
  • Activity-based Learning
  • Group Learning
  • Interactive Learning
  • Skill based Learning
  • Discussions
  • Individual Involvement

You will be walking away with a bag of stories..


What participants have said-93rd Batch(January 2018)

 The child in me woke up today. There was a point when Geeta mam was telling the “Mountain” story and my eyes got wet and I wanted to tell her to please keep going on. I got to see “myself”
Radhika Khosla
The techniques which were taught to narrate the story were very helpful in polishing and developing  my storytelling.
Poonam Daga

Geeta Ma’m  demonstrates hypnosis by telling stories, captivating for all ages. Everything that she said came out of her heart.

One of the best institutes to grow as a storyteller.
—–Poonam leelawat

Click here for our Certified Storytellers.

Academy Course Dates 2018

Dates Days Courses Location
Jan, 19th-21st Friday to Sunday Beginners Bangalore
Feb, 22nd- 24th Friday to Sunday Beginner's course, Bangalore
Feb, 24th- 26th Saturday to Monday Beginner's course, Gurgaon Gurgaon
April, 13th -15th Friday to Sunday Beginner's course, Bangalore
April, 17th to 20th Tuesday to Friday Diploma Bangalore
May, 4th to 6th Friday to Sunday Beginner's course, Pune
Contact person : Ms.Dharithri:9890084699
May, 18th to 20th Friday to Sunday Beginner's course, Bangalore
May, 25th to 27th Friday to Sunday Beginner's course, Tiruppur
Ms.Sheela: 9843122255
June, 9th to 11th Saturday to Monday Beginners course- Mumbai
June, 22nd to 24th Friday to Sunday Beginners course- Bangalore
July, 20th-22nd Friday to Sunday Beginners Bangalore
August, 17th-19th

Friday to Sunday Beginners Bangalore
Nov, 16th to 18th Friday to Sunday Beginners Bangalore
November, 20th to 23rd Tuesday to Friday DIPLOMA Bangalore
Dec, 14th to 16th Friday to Sunday Beginners Bangalore
Beginner's course-9.30 AM- 5.00 PM first 2 days & 9.30 AM-2.30 PM 3rd Day
Diploma-9.30 AM – 4.00 PM on first 3days & 9.30 AM-2.30 PM, 4th Day