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“Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand.” Confucius 450 BC

We all share stories like we share our breath, with all humanity. You are connected with everyone through this beautiful medium called STORIES. We are connected with everyone through stories. Stories know no barriers, no boundaries, no distinctions, no separations. By paying attention to stories your sense of separateness is dissolved. Special workshops help us hone our skills and explore new ways and techniques of using storytelling. Workshops help us understand storytelling in more ways than one. It does not adhere to the course-like format but allows you to absorb learning in parts.

While most of us need time to reflect, summarise, and experience what we have learnt, these short workshops offer a range of activities along with learning.

Story Kiosk Workshop  Menu  

  1. Folklore
  2. Story wellness
  3. Language Development
  4. Effective Parenting workshops
  5. Story crafts
  6. Shadow Play & Toy Stories
  7. Theatre & Role play
  8. Puppetry


Creating your own puppets and manipulating them is fun and exciting. Make your puppets talk with sounds and voice modulations and make them come alive with stories.

A workshop you will always remember.


While Storytelling IS AS IT IS, Theatre animates and exaggerates the characters and designates a role for each one. Learn about Role play , Body language, and movement through Theatre

A great support for storytelling.


While all of us are not very adept at voice and body language, we could use props like arts, craft masks, and other props to make our stories come alive.

Indulge in this wokshop.

TOY THEATER A fascinating storytelling prop using shadows, lights, colours, and boxes. Both children and adults are fascinated when they see the imagery of moving shadows.

You will return with  awe and wonder.


Ancient heritage and tradition connects us to our roots. Touch base through these beautiful lores from our folk tradition through music and games.

Connect to your heritage  


Balancing our Emotional quotient with Academic Intelligence is not so easy. Balancing our  lives spiritually, physically, and emotionally is what the workshop will offer.

A transfomative and healing workshop for the soul


A series of workshops planned to help parents relate to children and position storytelling in the  right perspective while communicating.  The first one is set for July 30 and 31, 2016.

Learn to live harmoniously in the family and home. A very effective workshop 

Training List-1998-2017

APU training for Voice open course for MA RELIANCE Group Mumbai 1000 Yoga ,Bangalore
Richard Martin on leadership skills at kathalaya Century Real Estate Bangalore Tamil Workshop at Visthaar
Madurai Mahatma School-Kathothsava 15 festival Accenture -Gender sensitivity, Bangalore Curiosity Conference at APU
Helen o grady - Tuticorin course for corporates,Mumbai Toastmasters, Bangalore
Academy courses up to batch 64 , Blore Mumbai Coimb Flipkart – HR, Bangalore Workshop at Sterling Resorts,Yelagiri
Tagore School, Bangalore Flourish Foods, Ahmedabad( Abalone ) National school of Drama Tripura, 2012-15
Jain Heritage school, Bangalore Siemens , Goa Shikshasadan, Bhubaneshwar
Trio World School,Hebbal, Bangalore ACIS – An Allianz Group Company,Trivandrum Centre for advance mediation practice-Law forum
Christ School, Bangalore Honeywell,Bangalore Talk at Toastmasters(Whitefield
Cambridge International School-Jalandhar Flourish Foods, Ahmedabad Guest Speaker for Toastmasters, St marks, Bangalore
Heritage Foundation of Art and Culture, Bangalore Mahindra Comviva-Gurgoan Rural schools - Kathavana APU
The Hertitage School Gurgaon , Delhi . Mahindra Comviva-Bangalore Agha Khan Foundation, Rajkot, Gujarat
Antonios workshop, Kathalaya, Bangalore Sterling Resorts,Yelagiri Samavesh,Bhopal
Redbricks, ahmedabad ACIS – An Allianz Group Company,Trivandrum Ekalavya,Bhopal
Azim Premji University GMR group knowledge management prog Ted talk at Narsim Maonji Institute of management Management
Islamic School,Vaniyambadi Star Entertainment Media,Kolkota Talk at NIMHANS – Using storytelling as a metaphor for healing
Kathakuteer,Mumbai Broadridge , Hyderabad Chennai storytelling festival
Chethana, Mumbai ICICI Leadership progr. Training, Khandala Talk at Freedom park for ITI students
Chinmaya Vidyalaya,Bangalore Infosys-Bangalore Workshop at Ashoka Fellowship,Pune
Euro School, Mumbai Ricoh Innovations Pvt ,Ltd,Bangalore Karnataka state child & women development, Bangalore
Zydus school,Ahmedabad Wipro Talent research-Communication skills Talk for Overseas Women’s club ,Bangalore
BVM School, Bangalore 3M India Ltd,Bangalore Bangalore Literature Festival
Podar Jumbo Kids Satyam 2008-2010 Performances,workshop,Alloa,Eyemouth,Edinburgh
Deens Academy, Bangalore Ahmedabad management Academy, Child guidance centre- Pune
Success mantra, Chennai IIM , bangalore Swadhar- Pune
Sri Rajchandra Mission,Dharampur ICICI leadership management programme,Kandala,Pune Arts Educators , Mumbai for Ritu Khoda
Sabari Itnl School,Dubai Sun Birla life Insurance,Mumbai Nalanday way,Chennai
Canadian Itnl School, Bangalore Tata Institute of Social sciences Max Mueller , Chennai
Deccan herald group of Newspapers in Education teachers Olx.in, Mumbai& Delhi Alternate forum for sustainable livelihood
National curriculum for Excellence, Bangalore Abellon Clean energy,Ahmedabad Aga khan foundation ,Mumbai, Rajkot and Ahmedabad
Ashirwad Community hall, Bangalore Asian Paints, Mumbai Bubbles -TrainigWorkshop for Autistic Children’s Parents
Dr.Ahmed school ,Chennai IIT, Mumbai and Chennai Prajayatna workshop
Paatshala- KFI, Chennai Walmart,Bangalore Rainbow hospitals, Hyderabad
Samhita Academy, Bangalore VM WARE BANGALORE Scottish Storytelling Center Meet the storyteller
NET School, Bangalore Santhali tribals ,Orissa
Kirinor University -Sweden Aid India ,Chennai
Freedom Intl school, HSR Layout, Bangalore Relief foundation workshop-Chennai-ECR Road
AV Education School, ,Bangalore Isha and Aslam’s farm-Coimbatore
VET,Thambaram,Chennai Kodikanal-SIDT –Tribals
Navrachana schools, Baroda Aid India – Chennai,Trichy
Alliance Francaise, Bangalore and Chennai Sampark workshop fof Self Hep groups of Women in Koppal
Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan school,Vishakapatnam WE-women Entrepruners in Madurai
British Council, Bangalore and Chennai Saathe-Bangalore-Okalipuram , Bangalore
Aditi Mallya school,Yelahanka AKSHARA FOUNDATION, 100 libraries, Karnataka
Essar International school,Surat Wipro 9th forum ,Jaipur
Inventure academy,Bangalore Center for Molecular Biology workshop ,Hyderabad
White clouds,Tiruppur Baramullah, Human Aid Society, Kashmir
Whitefiled govt. School ,Bangalore World Storytelling Institute,Chennai
Poorna Pragnya School,Bangalore Teacher foundation , Bangalore
Mahatma Montessori school, Madurai Fishermen folk trainees and govt. school teachers
Of Nagapatnam, amduria, Valliyur, Vembakkam-Tamil nadu
Room to Read , Rishikesh and Delhi Kishhkinda trust, Anegundi, Hampi
Neev child development schools, Bangalore Vivekananda Tribal center- B.R. HILLS -Dr.Sudarshan
NGMA, Bangalore Takshaa Academy for Animation students
Presidium school, New Delhi Storytelling for 32 students from USA
Good Earth ,Chennai Mumbai-Women and child Rights Group (WRAG)
TVS schools, Madurai Center for civic awareness CMCA, Bangalore
Garden city college,Bangalore Rural school librarians and NGOS,Bidar, Huliyaru, Haveri, Karnataka
PSRRI- KR Puram Teacher training Institute Huliyaru,Tumkur
Indo Swedish workshop-in Mumbai,Pune, Chennai, Mahatma Gandhi Residential school,Karkala, karnataka
Bangalore & Vishakapatnam Rajiv Gandhi library training program at 10 districts of Karnataka
Mumbai Academy for Early childhood Education, Mumbai Kathalaya Rural school programs in 25 schools, kanakapura, Mysore Road, Bangalore and Karnataka.
Edify school , Kanakapura road, Bangalore Muskaan , Bhopal,
Nandi Academy, Nandiyal ,Andhra Pradesh Samavesh, Bhopal
Treamis School , Bangalore Ekalavya, Bhopal and Ahmedabad
KPN college ,Vijaywada Karnataka Rural women and Child development< Karwar, Karnataka
Carmel school Padmanabhanagar, Bangalore
Vagdevi Vilas school-Sarjapur, Bangalore Stem dance school, Malleswaram/Bangalore
Brigade school Bangalore Rural schools, Mundgod
Kalmadi shamrao school and Orchid School -Pune Nippcd, Bangalore
Model Arts Academy , New Delhi Special educators , Jaipur
Ratnam International school-Coimbatore
Gursahani school ,AURANGABAD Asha-special school teachers
Sainik school teachers ,New Delhi District Primary Education Programs, Delhi, karnataka, Raichur,
Global Pathways school -Coimbatore REISI-Regional Inst. Of English South India.
Euro Kids one day workshop , Bangalore CRY workshops at Bangalore slum, Bangalore
Erode school, Erode Ananya –NgO, Bangalore
University of skovda, Sweden Bosco street children, Bangalore
Training at Copenhagen ,Denmark,Sweden, Austria and Germany UNICEF India and South Africa
Fetival Folkhouse theatre, Oslo, Honefoss, Norway Two teaspoonful of sugar,World bank project for slum children,
Global Pathways school, Academy training,Coimbatore Samvaad Center for speech and hearing, Bangalore
Mira the happy school ,Baroda Rotary and Lions clubs Bangalore
Primary Public schools-Nuremberg andFeurth, Germany Juvenile Deliquents in Prison, Bangalore
University of Gothenberg,Uddevala, Ljungby, and Gotheberg World culture Muesum ,

Rainbow Hopitals, Hyderabad
Tailor Bird Marathahalli, Bangalore Natioanl Instiute of Fashion Technology, Hyderabad
Hippocampus cubbon park Drama School, Singapore
Runira Educational services ,Baroda Regioanl Institute of English South India, Bangalore
Chettinad Vidyashram ,Chennai Pratham books, Bangalore
Educomp, Delhi Orient Longmann, Hyderabad
AMA Ahemadabad Scholastic teachers, Bangalore
Little Crust, Chennai Newspapers in Education Times of India, Bangalore
Kamala Niketan School , Trichy SAATHE-Okalipuram , Bangalore
Story Festival at Brazil SDTT Trust NGOS, Orissa
A schools Chettinad, Chennai PLAN Intternational trainign for NGOS Orissa & Delhi
Goldmund workshop, Munich, Germany Readers Nook, Mumbai
JG International School ,Ahmedabad Bhavani Child Development JAIPUR
Max Mueller Bhavan, Chennai and Bangalore National archives Stockholm
Ranga Shankara ,Aha childrens festival. Training for festivals at Sweden, Poland, Edinburgh, London, Norway, Japan, Singapore, South Africa, USA, Thailand ,Switzerland ,Germany ,Asutria.
Indian Montessori Center, Chennai Concept Institute of Learning, Ahemdabad
Shishugraha school, Bangalore sampark, Koppal.
Inner Courtyard, Whitefield Ananya child development center
Rural schools, Hassan Asha special educators.
Bharat National Public school , Delhi
Vishwa Hindu Vidyalaya schools meet –Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu
Daffodils schools- Mandya & Bangalore
Origami workshop by Dr. Shastry , kathalaya
Dafodils school, Gangenahalli
The Valley school,Bangalore
The Galaxy Education system schools ,Rajkot
Sprouts Montessori
Ashok Leyland school , Academy training,Hosur, Tamil Nadu
Euro Kids ,Chennai & Bangalore
Mary Immaculate school-Wilson garden -Bangalore
Maruti Vidya Mandir, Tumkur
Workshop at Kathalaya –Madurai teachers
Kara Montessori –HSR Layout Bangalore
Shakti Ashram, Lonavala, Mumbai
Pushpalatha school, Tirunelveli
Toy Theater workshop and claymodeling, Kathalaya
Army Public school, Shillong and Jaipur
Inventure academy
National school, Tumkur
Teacher training for Pratham/NCERT, Delhi
ShaktiMontessori school, Bangalore
Bishop cottons, Bangalore
Gurukripa school/Mangalore
Teachers at Bijai, Mangalore
Cambridge school , Bangalore
Navkiss school, Bangalore
Story Mueum, Poland
New Horizon school, bangalore
DPs schools, Delhi and Bangaore
Ryans International schools, Bangalore
Gujarati school, Bangalore
Headstart Montessori schoo, Bangalore
Anuraag Montessori school, Bangalore
Army public school, Bangalore
Military school, Bangalore
Vidya Niketan school, Bangalore
Vidya Shilp Academy, Bangalore
Indus International school, Bangalore
National Public school, Bangalore
MES Kishore Kendra school, Bangalore
Primus school, Bangalore
Vidya Niketan school, Ullal, Bangalore
Olcott memorial school,Chennai
schools in Miyajima, Mishima, Tokyo and Nara, Japan
Storytelling congress, Singapore
Teachers and NGOS at Cape Town and East London, South Afirca
Training at Edinburgh, Scotland
Primus school, Bangalore
Vibgyor, Bangalore
Oakridge school, Bangalore and Hyderabad
Masimanyane womens group, South Africa
Orchid school, Pune
Kalmadi school, Pune.
Helen O grady , Tuticorin and Mumbai
Bookmark, Coimbaore
Swami Narayan hall, New Mumbai.
Chrysalis Schoo,Bangalore
Book Lovers Programme ,Chennai
Government School Teachers ,Kandy,Srilanka
Bo ca Deu Festival ,Brazil.
Wellingar Institiute of Management,Bangalore
Mayo College Ajmer
Valley school Bangalore
I play I Learn Bangalore
Presidency school ( RT Nagar and Bilekehalli)
National Public School- Chikkabanawara
National Institute of Value Education(NIVE) Bangalore
Delhi Public school- Pune, Patna, Ludhiana

This is a list of all centers where Kathalaya has provided training from its inception in 1998