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The Diploma Course opens you to a whole new dimension of Storytelling. You will explore and discover stories that have evolved through time in different regions of the World. You will travel to myths and mysteries of fantasy worlds and discover the difference between a legend and a fairy tale or the time difference between a folk tale and a fable. Why were they told and what did it mean to people, will be the journey that will leave you with awe and a sense of wonder. And, through this, connect you to your own source. We equip you with new skills from the field of music, arts and craft, besides allowing you to discover your own potential to discover yourself as a truly professional storyteller. Connect with us through the course... It happens just 3 times a year.

Stories have the power to move mountains and build bridges


WHO CAN ATTEND ? Only a storyteller certified by the beginners course can attend Educators Working Professionals Business Heads Corporate


Performing Artists Professional Storytellers Students Journalists Counselors

Great Experience! All the sessions were good and full of profound depth of knowldege on Storytelling. A

transformative experience- Gita Jangid-Phd Senior consultant in Education. A memorable day with 18 stories by Geeta Madam and the genres of telling. Opened up my mind to the Storytelling World. Finding my innate strengths and discovering more . –Nanditha Krishnan-Leadership consultant and behavioural science trainer.

Beautiful sessions – Very new perspective on Storytelling. Storytelling brings together the conscious and the unconscious. The Documentation session made me think of the incredible world of Storytelling that could unfold for my field work. – Laura Zuleta from Columbia, Bogota – Latin America. The Diploma journey taught me indepth knowledge of storytelling which I would have never realised if I had not come for this course. Thanks to all the teachers and a special thanks to Geeta Madam- Harsha Paliwal –writer and storyteller , Ghaziabad.

COURSE MODULES Session 1 History and Evolution of storytelling Genres of storytelling Parallel myths from around the World

Session 2 Storytelling styles from around the world Storytelling performances with varied props. Session 3 Storyboard Story Structures. Experiencing Storytelling.

Session 4 Puppetry for storytelling- Varied types Picture stories and Chitrakathas Musical accompaniments for Storytelling Session 5 Storytelling process and Documentation techniques Reflective Journal Real time Performances and Presentations

Practical , skill based Interactive, Experiential sessions with Hands on Activities

FAQ What is the Diploma Course? Diploma in storytelling from Kathalaya is an in-depth study of storytelling in all its totality. This will delve on the hands-on skills and knowledge that will help the learner to launch on their journey as a storyteller. The Diploma course will help in honing these skills through classes, performance, observation and research and propel them on a path to become professional storytellers. Who will benefit from the Diploma Course? The course involves in depth project work and exposure to a variety of storytelling skills. The course will benefit those in the following profiles •Individuals who are planning to pursue storytelling professionally •Persons who are interested in exploration of storytelling for research •People interested in gaining an enhanced knowledge of storytelling techniques •Those who want to imbibe the expertise of storytelling and use storytelling in their profession Can I take the Diploma course independent of the beginner's course? No. You will need to complete the Beginner's course as a pre-requisite to the Diploma course. How is the Diploma different from the Beginner's course? The Beginner’s course in storytelling focuses on the key techniques of storytelling while the Diploma will focus on the skills required to perform storytelling.

AFFILIATIONS Kathalaya has set up an International Academy of Storytelling the only globally recognised academy for storytelling in the World.

The Academy conducts Certificate and Diploma courses all over India and the World to revive the Art of Storytelling . The certificate is affiliated to the International Storytelling Center U.S.A.- Scottish Storytelling centre-Edinburgh,Scotland,UK, and University of Skovde, Sweden.



Master storyteller and trainer

“Geeta is the goddess of storytelling and Kathalaya her heart beating for the world.” – Linda Williamson, Author and Storyteller, Edinburgh

Manjusha Vijayakumar is a Trained trainer and an experienced storyteller. She enjoys bringing together her passion for life skills, early learning, arts and books into one wholesome package called Storytelling. An HR professional, she has a decade of in depth experience across the entire gamut of people practices.

Meera Venkatesan A trained trainer of the Academy of Storytelling Kathalaya Bangalore with a passion for storytelling & working with children. Worked as Senior Learning Designer with IBM and other companies for over 7 years. Vipin Ravindranath Consultant Mentor, Coach & Facilitator Specialties: Executive coaching, customer centricity, storyboarding presentation, strategy & execution, change leadership, culture transformation, learning consulting, facilitation & training.





April 17-20, 2018

Tuesday to Friday



July 31-Aug 3,2018

Tuesday to Friday



December 18-21,2018

Tuesday to Friday





You will get a concessional rate if you mention you have come to attend a Kathalaya training course at the following hotels close to our centre. Grand Continental 44B, First Main Road, JP Nagar Phase 3, Bannerghatta Road Bengaluru / Bangalore, India 096861 92044 Room Single Rate Double Rate Deluxe Single 1450 + 12 % GST Category Executive INR 2500 INR 3000 Deluxe Double 1500 + 12 % GST plus 18% plus 18% Fountain tree- #47/1, JP Nagar 3rd phase, 9th cross,Ist Main road, Bangalore. taxes taxes Premium INR 3000 INR 3500 Ph: 7618798001, 080 61885500 plus 18% taxes

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Diploma Course: INR 23000 or USD 385 Includes materials snacks tea lunch and Resource book COURSE TIMINGS: 4 Days Diploma Course : 9.30 - 4.30 PM On all days

Acct. No 20030804053. IFSC Code MAHB0001021 Account : Academy of Storytelling Account type Current Account Bank Name and address Bank of Maharashtra ,Mico Layout Branch, Bannerghatta Road Bangalore 560076

•Your registration will be confirmed only if you transfer the fee amount for the course with a confirmation mail in the name of the Academy of Storytelling by wire transfer. •Kindly transfer the amount to ensure your seat as our courses go full through the year. •This is non refundable but you could attend the course anytime within 6 months of the payment. •Kindly fill up the registration form when you come and get a passport size photograph along with you. Contact 8277389840 or log on to for details

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